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Richmond Police are puzzled by multiple murders where young victims are missing parts of their body

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
The
Case of Dr. Dude
Michaela
McPherson Mysteries Book 1
by
Judith Lucci
Genre:
Mystery, Thriller 
 

Someone
Is Kidnapping And Trafficking Women

When
a young woman disappears after a job interview at a well-known
dentist’s office in Richmond, Virginia, retired homicide detective
Michaela McPherson and Angel her retired police dog are pulled into a
crime that goes far beyond a missing person case. With the help of
her close friend, the aging Countess Dorothy Borghase, and Richmond
police, McPherson dives in.

Could
Human Trafficking Really Be A Problem In The United States?

This
case pits McPherson and her companions against evil and greed armed
with tentacles that span continents and generations. Russian mobsters
are in America, kidnapping girls to auction off to the highest bidder
in the international black market. Is there any hope of stopping an
underground operation that extends so far and wide?

The
Case of Dr. Dude is a thrilling ride that will keep you hooked from
beginning to end.

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The
Case of the Dead Dowager
Michaela
McPherson Mysteries Book 2
 

A
Team Of Serial Killers Is On The Loose, Hunting Children, Women And
The Elderly

Retired
homicide detective Michaela McPherson and the aging Countess Dorothy
Borghase team up again””this time to match wits with two
serial killers stalking children, women and the elderly.
When
Dottie Borghase’s friend Camilla Rothrock collapses at a lunch
gathering of old friends, the countess’s only concern is to dial 911
for help. But Camilla’s subsequent death has authorities buzzing
about international safety and retaliation, because her son is
decorated U.S. Army General Stuart Rothrock.

What
Price Must The City Pay To Keep Its Citizens Safe?

As
other restaurant patrons in Richmond meet similar fates, Michaela and
Dottie join forces with the Richmond Police and the FBI to track down
the pair of heinous murderers. But in order to catch the killers,
they will put their own lives and the lives of others in in serious
jeopardy.

Will
McPherson and Borghase make it out of this one alive?

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The
Case of the Man Overboard
Michaela
McPherson Mysteries Book 3
 

Two
Murders, A Man Overboard, And A Run-in With Big Pharma And Organised
Crime

After
an intense year of solving crime in their home town of Richmond,
Virginia, Michaela, Dottie and retired canine Angel, travel to Europe
to spend much needed leisure time at the Borghase Estate outside of
Rome. Unfortunately, their plans are upended by a series of
catastrophes.

A
Vacation From Hell

A
luxury cruise around the Mediterranean culminates their trip and
becomes a nightmare as Mic and Dottie investigate an American
pharmaceutical company’s release of a ‘dirty’ drug. The threesome
meet up with lethal, dangerous and heinous criminals from their past
and the cruise becomes a living hell.
How
do you commit murder on a cruise ship while at sea and get away with
it when there’s nowhere to run?

 

 

Wall
Street Journal Bestselling author Judith Lucci does it again with
this third installment in the Gold-Medal Winning Michaela McPherson
Crime Series! There is something for everyone in this story. Murder,
mystery, humor—another great read by Judith Lucci!
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The
Case of the Very Dead Lawyer
Michaela
McPherson Mysteries Book 4
 

A
Dead Lawyer’s Body is an Instrument of Terror

 

Michael
St. John never lost a criminal case. He wasn’t a nice guy. He
cheated his clients, destroyed criminal evidence, paid off judges,
and ran around on his wife. He was an albatross around the neck of
the Richmond Police Department. The District Attorney’s office
loathed him until they found his mutilated corpse – one lovely fall
morning – after an unusual outburst in Court the day before. Little
did they know that Attorney St. John’s body was key evidence in far
more heinous crimes.

 

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The
Case of the Missing Parts
Michaela
McPherson Mysteries Book 5
 

GRIPPING,
SUSPENSEFUL & CHILLINGLY REAL

Michaela’s
love interest and Dottie’s nemesis, Lieutenant Slade McKane, and the
Richmond Police are puzzled by multiple murders where young victims
are missing parts of their body. When a beautiful young mother turns
up dead at a downtown hotel, the action escalates. Meantime, Michaela
and Dottie, along with wonder dog Angel, investigate funeral home
fraud only to learn more about mortuary science that they ever wanted
to know
Missing
Parts may be the best Michaela McPherson yet! It’s a powerhouse
read!”
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Judith
Lucci is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon Best Selling
author who loves to kill people – which is totally opposite what
she’s spent her life doing. “I love to think of heinous ways to
dispose of people – sometimes a lot of people- but it must be
creative. I don’t use guns very often but rather rely on my medical
background and research to figure out the best way to get the job
done. Bullets are just too easy. I’m sure a psychiatrist would have a
ball trying to figure out why someone who spent her life caring for
people and saving lives, now spends hours each day in the creative
pursuit of murder.”

 

 

Dr.
Lucci is a Gold Medal Winner for Best Sleuth 2017 for The Case of Dr.
Dude, the first book in the Michaela McPherson Series and another
Gold Medal for Best Political Thriller in 2017 for Viral Intent, the
third book in the Alexandra Destephano medical thriller series. Her
third Michaela McPherson mystery won a silver medal in 2018 for Best
Sleuth. She’s has contributed to numerous anthologies, some of which
are currently available on Amazon. She has recently claimed the
prestigious status of a Wall Street Journal best selling author. She
is also a USA Today best selling author. Her Cozy Mystery series,
Artsy Chicks, is set at Massanutten Resort in the Virginia mountains
where she and several other artists and the local medical examiner,
solve mysteries of deaths that occur at the resort.

 

 

Lucci’s
thrillers are a fast-paced, riveting reads that offer readers
believable drama, memorable characters and true suspense. Her books
are described as ‘unputdownable.”

 

 

Judith
was born and educated in Virginia where she holds graduate and
doctoral degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and the
University of Virginia. She is also the author of numerous academic
and health-related articles and documents.

 

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Sometimes a flooded kitchen isn’t the unluckiest thing to happen to you

Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Spirits
in the Water

 

Elements
of Untethered Realms Book 4


Genre:
Fantasy Anthology


Authors:

 

Catherine
Stine, Gwen Gardner, Jeff Chapman, M. Pax, Angela Brown, River
Fairchild, Simon Kewin, Christine Rains, Meradeth Houston, M.
Gerrick, Cherie Reich
 

 

A
haunted journey on a riverboat, water sprites borne of pennies,
preternatural creatures, ancient serpents, and the Lady of the Lake
lurk in dark waters. Raging storms and magical rainbow fountains.
Water is spectacularly beautiful but also treacherous.
Spirits
in the Water

is an anthology of eleven magical tales by Untethered Realms, masters
of fantasy & sci-fi. Take a haunted journey on a riverboat, meet
water sprites borne of pennies, preternatural creatures, ancient
serpents, and the Lady of the Lake who lurks in dark waters.
Experience raging storms and magical rainbow fountains. Water is
spectacularly beautiful but also treacherous. This is the last in the
Elements series. Get them all!
 

 

 


Gwen
Gardner
 gives
us 
Shake,
Rattle and Row
.


Harlow
Grayson has the chance to rid herself of a pesky ghost but she must
first brave a haunted riverboat and recover a family heirloom. What
she finds might be more than she can handle.

 

 

Jeff
Chapman
 offers The
Water Wight
.

 

When
a drowned girl changes her mind about suicide, Merliss and her
associates face a fearsome, preternatural creature.

 

 

M.
Pax
 presents The
Wallows
.

 

Evernee
Weems wants to escape this world in the worst way. Her daughter needs
everything, the rent is being raised, Evernee’s job barely pays
minimum wage, and she has little hope for better. Inside a puddle is
a different reality. She jumps in, happy to trade her problems for a
life in which worries don’t exist. Or do they?

 

 

Angela
Brown
 gives
us 
Extraordinary.

 

Puberty
hits Angelique like a gut punch and brings about a change, forcing an
unexpected revelation about her past. All seems well until a vicious
storm tears through her Texas community, and Angelique learns there
are worse things than a little change.

 

 

River
Fairchild
 presents You
Can’t Go Home Again
.

 

A
young woman, filled with regret about the past, goes on a journey and
discovers more than she bargained for.

 

 

Simon
Kewin
 offers
us 
The
Waters, Dividing the Land
.

 

Hyrn
the horned god of the woodlands is learning the meaning of fear.
Death magic blights the land, threatening everyone and everything. To
save what he can from spreading corruption, he turns to the ancient
river serpents, but they’ve grown old and distant and may not hear
his call at all.

 

 

Christine
Rains
 gives
us 
Frozen.

 

A
necromancer is on the frozen moon of Saturn where the dead do
scream.

 

 

Meradeth
Houston
 presents The
Flood
.

 

Sometimes
a flooded kitchen isn’t the unluckiest thing to happen to
you.

 

 

Catherine
Stine
 offers Maizy
of Bellagio
.

 

April
still searches for her mother who vanished nineteen years ago from
the fountain at Hotel Bellagio in Vegas. Can Maizy, a water sprite
who works the fountain’s pink colors, begin to help the three
generations of eccentric women tortured by this tragedy?

 

 

M.
Gerrick
 gives
us 
The
One Who Would Wield the Sword
.

 

Nikka
is supposed to be nothing more than dragon bait so a real dragon
hunter can do his job, but the Lady in the Lake has other plans for
her.

 

 

Cherie
Reich
 presents The
Folding Point
.

 

Aimee’s
fight against those who banned paper magics has begun.

 

 

 

From
USA Today, Amazon bestselling, and popular science fiction and
fantasy authors comes 
Spirits
in the Water
,
a supernatural anthology of eleven thrilling tales. 
Spirits
in the Water
 is
the fourth, long-awaited 
Elements story
collection from the dynamic and inventive Untethered Realms group.

 

 

 

 
 
Elements
of Untethered Realms series

 

Twisted
Earths
 
October 2014


Mayhem
in the Air
 
October 2015


Ghosts
of Fire
 
October 2016

 

Spirits
in the Water
 
October 2017

 

Untethered Realms is
celebrating the release of Spirits in the Water, book 4 and the last
in their Elements series! As part of this celebration, book 1,
Twisted Earths goes FREE!
Angela Brown is a lover of Wild Cherry Pepsi
and chocolate/chocolate covered deliciousness. Steampunk, fantasy,
and paranormal to contemporary fill her growing library of books.
Mother to a rambunctious darling girl aptly nicknamed Chipmunk, life
stays busy. Angela’s favorite quote keeps her moving: “You may
never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing,
there will be no result.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi. Find out more at
publishness.blogspot.com.
Jeff Chapman writes software by day and
speculative fiction when he should be sleeping. Many cups of dark hot
chocolate power his nighttime imagination. His tales range from
fantasy to horror, and they don’t all end badly. He lives with his
wife, children, and cats in a house with more books than bookshelf
space. Learn more at www.jeffchapmanbooks.com.
River Fairchild is somewhat odd, brandishes a
dry sense of humor, and is owned by several cats. Lives in a fantasy
world. A fabricator of magic. Makes stuff up and spins tales about
it. Believes in Faerie crossings and never staying in one place for
very long. Speculative Fiction wordsmith. The secret to her stories?
Spread lies, blend in truths, add a pinch of snark and a dash of
tears. Escape into her world. She left the porch light on so you can
find your way down the rabbit hole.
Gwen Gardner writes clean, cozy and quirky
mysteries and don’t be surprised if you meet a few ghosties along
the way.
Since ghosts feature prominently in her books, she
has a secret desire to meet one face to face—but will run screaming
for the hills if she ever does. Gwen adores travel and experiencing
the cultures and foods of different countries. She is always up for
an adventure and anything involving chocolate, not necessarily in
that order. For more about her books go to www.gwengardner.com.
M. Gerrick is the author of The War of Six
Crowns
and a variety of other stories (as Misha Gerrick). She was
born and raised in South Africa, and currently lives on an apple farm
with a small menagerie of animals. You can find her at
www.youtube.com/channel/UCFRZK0eX_vgzbF7jM91N8DA.
Meradeth Houston likes to write about the
real world, just with a big twist—maybe people can time travel or
fly or aliens are real. It makes things a little more interesting.
She is an anthropology professor by day, spending hours in a lab
studying dead people’s DNA. Currently, she resides in Montana,
where she wishes a beach were just a little closer. You can find more
about her recent adventures here: meradethhouston.com.
Simon Kewin was born and raised on the misty
Isle of Man in the middle of the Irish Sea, but he now lives in the
English countryside with his wife and their daughters. He is the
author of over a hundred published short stories, and his works have
appeared in Analog, Nature, Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex,
and many more. His cyberpunk novel The Genehunter and his
Cloven Land fantasy trilogy were published not so long ago,
and his clockpunky novel Engn is to be published by Curiosity
Quills Press in 2018. Find him at simonkewin.co.uk.
M. Pax is author of the space opera adventure
series, The Backworlds, and the urban fantasy series, The
Rifters
. Fantasy, science fiction, and the weird beckons to her.
She blames Oregon, a source of endless inspiration. She docents at
Pine Mountain Observatory in the summers as a star guide and enjoys
exploring the quirky corners of Oregon with her husband. Find out
more at mpaxauthor.com.
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and
geek mom. She has four degrees, which help nothing with motherhood,
but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she’s not reading
or writing, she’s playing games with friends or watching cheesy
movies on Syfy Channel. She has one novel and several novellas and
short stories published. Find out more at christinerains.net.
Cherie Reich owns more books than she can
ever read and thinks up more ideas than she can ever write, but that
doesn’t stop this bookworm from trying to complete her goals, even
if it means curbing her TV addiction. A library assistant living in
Virginia, she writes speculative fiction. Her books include the
paranormal horror collection Once upon a Nightmare, the
fantasy short story collection People of Foxwick and Their
Neighbors
, and the fantasy series The Fate Challenges. For
more information about her books, visit smarturl.it/CReichWebsite.
Catherine Stine is
a USA Today bestselling author, whose novels span the range
from futuristic to supernatural to contemporary. She thinks of
writing as painting with words and as conjuring magic from the ether.
Catherine hails from Philadelphia and lives in NYC. Find out more at
www.catherinestine.com.
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