Friday, March 30, 2018

Thriller Firsts - 11 Thrillers in a Box Set from 11 Bestselling authors, HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

Today the HBS Author's Spotlight is showcasing for the first time ever, 11 Bestselling authors have agreed to release their 1st book in each of their thriller series into one compilation. These 11 thrillers include award-winners, NT Times Bestsellers and USA Today Bestsellers.



Thriller Firsts
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Gary Ponzo, “A Touch of Deceit”—FBI agent Nick Bracco can't stop a Kurdish terrorist from firing missiles at random homes across the country, so Bracco recruits his cousin Tommy to help track down this terrorist. Tommy is in the Mafia. Oh yeah, it gets messy fast. As fast as you can turn the pages.

Diane Capri, “False Truth”— They murdered her mom and disappeared without a trace. Jordan Fox won’t let the case stay cold forever.

L.J. Sellers, “The Trigger”— Agent Jamie Dallas loves undercover assignments that get her out of the Phoenix Bureau. But when a woman and her baby disappear from an isolated community of preppers in Northern California, she knows the risk of infiltrating the armed group is dangerously high.

Vincent Zandri, “Moonlight Falls” — Zandri asks the question "If you knew your life could end at any moment, how far would you go to prove you murdered your lover?

Robert Bidinotto, “Hunter” — Two people, passionately in love, but each hides a deadly secret. He is a crusading vigilante, on a violent quest for justice, while she is tracking this unknown assassin, sworn to stop him. Neither realizes the truth about the other. And neither knows that a terrifying predator is hunting them both.

Claude Bouchard, “Vigilante” — Six months, sixteen murders and the harried police are still without a clue, until they receive an email from the assassin himself. A vigilante is born.

Cheryl Bradshaw, “Deadly Sins” — Mary Pritchard finds her neighbor shot, the bullet piercing the center of his forehead. He's been executed, and that's not all. A mysterious woman is sprawled out on the floor in Darryl's hallway. She's dead too. Who is the woman? Why is she there? And why have they both been murdered?

Allan Leverone, “Parallax View” — It's spring 1987, and Agent Tracie Tanner is tasked with smuggling the secret document out of East Germany, Tracie believes she is in the clear. But she's wrong. Dead wrong.

Lawrence Kelter, “Don’t Close your Eyes” — Three very different women have been murdered and NYPD Detective Stephanie Chalice wants to know why. She will uncover startling truths about the psychopath, but will it help her to discover the killer’s real purpose before another woman dies?

Rick Murcer, “Caribbean Moon” — A bizarre, seemingly random murder in Detective Manny Williams posh San Juan Hotel, and the heinous cruise ship deaths of two of Lansing’s law enforcement family, brings Manny, and his unique skills, out of cruise mode and head-long into the FBI-led investigation.

J. Carson Black, “Darkness on the Edge of Town” — Laura Cardinal packs a SIG Sauer P226 9mm and investigates homicides in small towns with little resources. She’s a criminal Investigator with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. But maybe it should just say “Troubleshooter.”




A Touch of Deceit

A Nick Bracco Thriller Book 1


Author: Gary Ponzo
Book Trailer: A Touch of Deceit
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Winner of the Southwest Writers Novel Contest, Thriller category. FBI agent Nick Bracco can't stop a Kurdish terrorist from firing missiles at random homes across the country. The police can't stand watch over every household, so Bracco recruits his cousin Tommy to help track down this terrorist. Tommy, however, is in the Mafia. Oh yeah, it gets messy fast. As fast as you can turn the pages.


Author: Gary Ponzo
Author: Gary Ponzo
Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Website: GaryPonzo.com
Author's Blog: Strong Scenes
Twitter: @AuthorPonzo
E-Mail: gary@garyponzo.com
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Author Description:
Author Gary Ponzo began his writing career over a decade ago by writing short stories. He quickly discovered a knack for the short form. In just five years he'd published seven short stories in various publications, two of which were nominated for the very prestigious Pushcart Prize.

His first novel, "A Touch of Deceit," took five years to write and one to pick clean. The story was born from his childhood experiences working in his father's candy store in Brooklyn, NY. His father was Sicilian and became friendly with some local members of a different kind of Sicilian family. Since Gary was just fifteen at the time, these family members would make sure he was protected whenever he would work late at night by himself. He soon discovered a side to the mafia not many people knew. It was these relationships which caused him to write about Sicilian FBI agent, Nick Bracco, who recruits his mafia cousin to chase down the world's most feared terrorist.

"A Touch of Deceit," went on to win the 2009 Southwest Writers Novel Contest, Thriller category. He is currently working on the 5th book in the Nick Bracco series as well as trying to create world peace in his spare time. Gary currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Jennifer and two children, Jessica and Kyle.




False Truth 7

A Jordan Fox Mystery Serial


Author: Diane Capri

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Is Jordan Fox the new Veronica Mars? This is Book #7 in this exciting NEW eleven book Mystery Serial!

Jordan Fox has agreed to meet a potential new man in her life who is the owner of Infidel Craft Brewery. When she sees another guy sitting at the bar slip a roofie into his date's drink, Jordan goes full-out to prevent the sexual assault, but finds herself immersed in a world populated by geeks flying dangerous drones with deadly intent. Jordan can run, but can she hide from eyes in the sky who mean to kill her?

Jordan's competition with Drew Hodges for the next real job at Channel 12 is spiraling down fast. And her love life is a mess. Clayton is coming on too strong and her friends are pushing her to date the very cute Tom Clark. But Jordan’s time is consumed with finding her mother's killers.


Author: Diane Capri
Author: Diane Capri
Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Website: Diane Capri - Licensed to Thrill
Author's Blog: Diane Capri - Behind the Book
Twitter: @DianeCapri
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Author Description:
Award-winning New York Times, USA Today and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author Diane Capri's work is "Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too," says #1 worldwide publishing phenomenon Lee Child.

Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award-winning MWA Past President and Grand Master, says: "Expertise shines on every page."

And Library Journal raves: "....offers tense legal drama with courtroom overtones, twisty plots, and loads of atmosphere. Recommended."

Diane Capri is Licensed to Thrill, and thrill she does. Diane's Hunt for Jack Reacher series began with Don't Know Jack and continues thrilling readers around the world. All of Diane's books have garnered #1Bestseller spots on Mystery, Hard-boiled Mystery, Police Procedural, Women Sleuths, and Legal Thriller lists. Diane's Bestselling Hunt for Justice Series are world-wide reader favorites and garnered the coveted "Top Pick" from Romantic Times Magazine as well.

Diane is the past Executive Vice President of International Thriller Writers, past member of the Board of the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and active in Sisters in Crime and other writing organizations. She comes to writing after a successful legal career and is married to her college sweetheart. She loves her snowbird existence preferring perpetual summer migrating from Florida to Michigan each year.

Diane says she writes mystery, thriller and suspense for the same reason she reads: for fun, excitement, to find out what happens, why people do what they do, and how to bring justice to an unjust world. Her books are translated in twenty territories. Diane loves to hear from readers.




The Trigger

Agent Dallas Series Book 1


Author: L.J. Sellers

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Agent Jamie Dallas loves undercover assignments that get her out of the Phoenix Bureau. But when a woman and her baby disappear from an isolated community of preppers in Northern California, she knows the risk of infiltrating the armed group is dangerously high.

Once inside the compound, she discovers that the brothers who founded Destiny are scheming something far more devious than kidnapping or murder. Meanwhile, her local FBI contact is pulled from her team and assigned to investigate the murder of a woman found at the bottom of a motel pool.

Soon Dallas finds herself in deeper trouble than she's ever encountered—with no way to reach her contacts. Can she break free of the bunker and stop their bizarre end-of-world plans? Will Agent McCullen identify the killer in time to help?

The Trigger is a gripping story that highlights our greatest fear—how a megalomaniac and a hacker-for-hire can threaten civilization as we know it.


Author: L.J. Sellers
Author: L.J. Sellers
Author Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense- Police Procedurals

Website: L.J. Sellers - Author of provocative mysteries & thrillers
Author's Blog: L.J. Sellers
Twitter: @LJSellers
E-Mail: ljsellers.novelist@gmail.com
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Author Description:
L.J. Sellers writes the bestselling Detective Jackson mystery/thriller series—a four-time winner of the Readers Favorite Awards. She also pens the high-octane Agent Dallas series, the new Extractor series, and provocative standalone thrillers. Her 23 novels have been highly praised by reviewers and have sold more than a million copies.

L.J. resides in Eugene, Oregon where many of her novels are set, and she's an award-winning journalist who earned the Grand Neal. When not plotting murders, she enjoys standup comedy, cycling, social networking, and attending mystery conferences. She's also been known to jump out of airplanes.




Moonlight Falls

A Dick Moonlight Thriller


Author: Vincent Zandri
Book Trailer: Moonlight Falls
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Albany, New York, is the setting of Vincent Zandri's paranoid thriller (in the Hitchcock tradition) about Richard "Dick" Moonlight, former APD detective turned private investigator/massage therapist, who believes he killed Scarlet Montana, his illicit lover and wife of his ex-boss Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. The dilemma ... Moonlight doesn't remember what happened!


Author: Vincent Zandri
Author: Vincent Zandri
Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance, Crime

Website: Vincent Zandri
Author's Blog: Vincent Zandri - Noir Author
Twitter: @VincentZandri
E-Mail: Vazandri@aol.com
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Author Description:
Winner of the 2015 PWA Shamus Award and the 2015 ITW Thriller Award for Best Original Paperback Novel, Vincent Zandri is the NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and AMAZON KINDLE No.1 bestselling author of more than 25 novels including THE REMAINS, MOONLIGHT WEEPS, EVERYTHING BURNS, and ORCHARD GROVE. He is also the author of numerous Amazon bestselling digital shorts, PATHOLOGICAL, TRUE STORIES and MOONLIGHT MAFIA among them.

Harlan Coben has described THE INNOCENT (formerly As Catch Can) as "...gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting," while the New York Post called it "Sensational...Masterful...Brilliant!" Zandri's list of domestic publishers include Delacorte, Dell, Down & Out Books, Thomas & Mercer and Polis Books, while his foreign publisher is Meme Publishers of Milan and Paris. An MFA in Writing graduate of Vermont College, Zandri's work is translated in the Dutch, Russian, French, Italian, and Japanese. Recently, Zandri was the subject of a major feature by the New York Times. He has also made appearances on Bloomberg TV and FOX news. In December 2014, Suspense Magazine named Zandri's, THE SHROUD KEY, as one of the "Best Books of 2014." Recently, Suspense Magazine selected WHEN SHADOWS COME as one of the "Best Books of 2016". A freelance photo-journalist and the author of the popular "lit blog," The Vincent Zandri Vox, Zandri has written for Living Ready Magazine, RT, New York Newsday, Hudson Valley Magazine, The Times Union (Albany), Game & Fish Magazine, and many more. He lives in New York and Florence, Italy.




HUNTER

Dylan Hunter Thrillers Book 1


Author: Robert Bidinotto

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Two people, passionately in love.
But each hides a deadly secret.
He is a crusading vigilante, on a violent quest for justice.
She is tracking this unknown assassin, sworn to stop him.
Neither realizes the truth about the other.
And neither knows that a terrifying predator is hunting them both....

From its first gripping pages, HUNTER takes you on a nonstop thrill ride: from the top floor of the CIA, to the marbled corridors of Capitol Hill...from the posh hotels of downtown Washington, to the city's mean, violent streets. It introduces a colorful new hero for our time -- and a dazzling heroine every bit his equal.

A spy mystery...a crime thriller...a passionate romance: HUNTER is a genre-bending novel unlike any you've read. Deviously plotted, filled with vivid characters, and propelled at a breakneck pace, it's a tale as memorable for its provocative ideas as for a rousing climax that has readers cheering.


Author: Robert Bidinotto
Author: Robert Bidinotto
Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Mystery, Thriller

Website: Robert Bidinotto
Twitter: @RobertBidinotto
E-Mail: RobertTheWriter [at] gmail [dot] com
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Author Description:
Hello, I'm Robert Bidinotto. Thanks for stopping by. I'm author of the #1 Kindle bestselling thriller, "HUNTER," its award-winning sequel, "BAD DEEDS," and the newly released "WINNER TAKES ALL." I've also been a widely published, award-winning investigative journalist, magazine editor, and nonfiction author.

Ever since I watched "The Lone Ranger" and read Batman comics as a boy in the 1950s, the pursuit of justice became a life-long passion. Justice was the theme of my nonfiction work, including investigative reporting and nonfiction books about crime and the criminal justice system. Now, the quest for justice has become the theme of my fiction-writing, too.

Like me, the hero of my Dylan Hunter thrillers is motivated by his passion for justice. He just can't walk away when there's an injustice against people he cares about. Too often, the institutions of the law are too inept to do anything on behalf of victims; and sometimes, those in power are themselves responsible for perpetrating the injustices. That's why Dylan Hunter felt compelled to become a vigilante. It's why I refer to him as "the new face of justice." And it's why I refer to myself as "The Vigilante Author." So if tales of justice are your thing, then, like thousands of readers, I think you'll enjoy my Dylan Hunter thrillers.

With my talented musician wife, Cynthia, and our stridently individualistic cat, Luna, I make my home on the Chesapeake Bay. I enjoy communicating with my readers. So please feel free to contact me through my blog, "The Vigilante Author, at www.bidinotto.com. While you're there, be sure to sign up on my email list, to get free premiums and be notified of new releases in the series.

Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy "HUNTER," "BAD DEEDS," "WINNER TAKES ALL," and the continuing adventures of Dylan Hunter -- "the new face of justice."




Vigilante

VIGILANTE Series


Author: Claude Bouchard
Book Trailer: Vigilante
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Montreal . . . the long, hot summer of 1996. . .

. . . and in the dark of night, moving like a shadowy wraith, a vigilante prowls the city's streets.

The targets of his bloody rampage: the worst of the worst.

Murderers. Gangbangers. Rapists.

Six months. Sixteen murders. The harried police are still without a clue . . .

. . . until the day they receive an email from the assassin himself.

Lieutenant Dave McCall, head of Montreal's Special Homicide Task Force, needs help to crack the secrets of the killer's taunting message. He calls on an expert--Chris Barry, who runs a security firm specializing in computer communications.

Together, McCall and Barry launch a grim quest to track down a man who preys on predators--an urgent quest to bring this remorseless killer to justice.

But whose justice will prevail: theirs--or the vigilante's?


Author: Claude Bouchard
Author: Claude Bouchard
Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Website: Claude Bouchard Books - Crime Thrillers and other Stuff...
Twitter: @ceebee308
E-Mail: claude@claudebouchardbooks.com
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*USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR*

Claude was born in Montreal, Canada, at a very young age, where he still resides with his spouse, Joanne, under the watchful eye of Krystalle and Midnight, two black females of the feline persuasion. In a former life, he completed his studies at McGill University and worked in various management capacities for a handful of firms over countless years. From there, considering his extensive background in human resources and finance, it was a logical leap in his career path to stay home and write crime thrillers.

His first stab at writing fiction was actually in 1995, the result being his first novel, Vigilante. Two others of the same series followed by 1997 but all three remained dormant until publication in 2009. Since, besides writing ASYLUM, a stand-alone, the Vigilante Series has grown to thirteen thrilling installments including his latest release, Make it Happen.

Two of his novels were included in the pair of blockbuster 9 Killer Thriller anthologies, the second of which made the USA Today Bestsellers list in March 2014. Claude has also penned Something's Cooking, a faux-erotica parody and cookbook under the pseudonyms RĂ©al E. Hotte and Dasha Sugah as well as Nasty in Nice, his contribution to Russell Blake's JET Kindle World. His books have topped the chart in the Vigilante Justice category on Amazon and over 600,000 copies have been distributed to date.

Claude's other interests include reading, playing guitar, painting, cooking, traveling and trying to stay in reasonable shape.




Deadly Sins

Sloane Monroe Stories Book 1


Author: Cheryl Bradshaw

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Fed up with her her lazy, unruly neighbor, Mary Pritchard sprints across the street, determined to give Darryl a piece of her mind. She arrives to find he's been shot, the bullet piercing the center of his forehead. He's been executed, and that's not all. A mysterious woman is sprawled out on the floor in Darryl's hallway. She's dead too. Who is the woman? Why is she there? And why have they both been murdered?


Author: Cheryl Bradshaw
Author: Cheryl Bradshaw
Author Genre: Mystery/Thriller fiction novels

Website: Cheryl Bradshaw
Author's Blog: A Place to Embrace our Love of Books
Twitter: @cherylbradshaw
E-Mail: cherylbradshawbooks@hotmail.com
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Author Description:
Cheryl Bradshaw is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author writing in the genres of mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, women's fiction, and paranormal suspense.




Parallax View

Tracie Tanner Thrillers Book 1


Author: Allan Leverone

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It's spring 1987, late in the Cold War, and CIA clandestine operations agent Tracie Tanner is tasked with what should be a relatively simple mission: deliver a secret communique from Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

After smuggling the document out of East Germany, Tracie believes she is in the clear. She's wrong. A shadowy cabal is work, people who will stop at nothing to prevent the explosive information contained in the letter from reaching the White House.

Soon, Tanner is knee-deep in airplane crashes and murder, paired up with a young Maine air traffic controller and on the run for their lives, unsure who she can trust at CIA, but committed to completing her mission, no matter the cost…


Author: Allan Leverone
Author: Allan Leverone
Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Horror

Website: Allan Leverone Welcome
Twitter: @AllanLeverone
E-Mail: allan@allanleverone.com
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Author Description:
Allan Leverone is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly twenty novels, and a Derringer Award winner for excellence in short mystery fiction. His chilling novel, MR. MIDNIGHT, was included in Suspense Magazine's "Best Books of 2013" issue.

Allan lives in New Hampshire with his wife Sue, three grown children, and two beautiful grandchildren.




Don't Close Your Eyes

Stephanie Chalice Thrillers Book 1


Author: Lawrence Kelter

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Three very different women have been murdered and NYPD Detective Stephanie Chalice wants to know why. Her case begins on the Roosevelt Island tram. The conductor has been shot, but lying next to him is the real mystery: a woman who might appear to have died of natural causes if not for the handwritten note stuffed in her mouth that simply reads "Look back!” When a second woman is found dead with a rag in her mouth and another cryptic note found nearby, Chalice realizes that a psychopath is stalking Manhattan, on the prowl for a very special type of woman. Part of the murderer’s twisted game is leaving intentional clues for the police, clues designed not only to taunt, but also to do something much worse. Chalice will uncover startling truths about who she really, but will it help her to discover the killer’s real purpose before another woman dies?


Author: Lawrence Kelter
Author: Lawrence Kelter
Author Genre: Crime, Suspense, Thriller

Website: My Cousin Vinny
Twitter: @LarryKelter
E-Mail: larry@lawrencekelter.com
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Author Description:
I never expected to be a writer. In fact, I was voted the student least likely to visit a library. (Don't believe it? Feel free to check my high school yearbook.) Well, times change I suppose, and I have now authored several novels including the internationally best-selling Stephanie Chalice Thriller Series.

Early in my writing career, I received support from none other than best-selling novelist, Nelson DeMille, who reviewed my work and actually put pencil to paper to assist in the editing of the first book. DeMille has been a true inspiration to me and has also given me some tough love. Way before he ever said, "Lawrence Kelter is an exciting new novelist, who reminds me of an early Robert Ludlum," he told me, "Kid, your work needs editing, but that's a hell of a lot better than not having talent. Keep it up!"

I've lived in the Metro New York area most of my life and rely primarily on locales in Manhattan and Long Island for my stories' settings. I try very hard to make each novel quickly paced and crammed full of twists, turns, and laughs.




Caribbean Moon

Manny Williams Series Book 1


Author: Rick Murcer

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Small-town detective/workaholic, Manny Williams, is thrilled with the prospect of finally taking the long-awaited vacation he had promised his wife, Louise.

The couple’s exotic getaway begins in sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico, by attending the June wedding of a fellow Lansing police officer, followed with an incredible week-long Southern Caribbean cruise on the glamorous Ocean Duchess. Tropical paradise appears to be a perfect recipe for desperately needed R and R...until the first dead body.

A bizarre, seemingly random murder in their posh San Juan Hotel, and the heinous cruise ship deaths of two of Lansing’s law enforcement family, brings Manny, and his unique skills, out of cruise mode and head-long into the FBI-led investigation. Manny soon discovers that in this killer’s twisted perception nothing is off limits, prompting a race against time that could cost him everything.

If you like edge-of-your-seat thrillers laced with humor, you'll love this!


Author: Rick Murcer
Author: Rick Murcer
Author Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime

Website: Rick Murcer
Author's Blog: I Love this Stuff!
Twitter: @RickMurcer
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Author Description:
I live in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University. I've been married longer than my wife likes to admit, and have two grown children, Josh and Elizabeth, and four beautiful grandchildren. Molly, Charlie, Josie, and Lily!

I lost my blind black Lab, Max, 26 months ago. He a was great friend who also served as my "writing" dog. He pushed me hard to get to the writing room each morning so he could snore on his rug while I did all the work. I still miss him but we added Braxton and Beaux two years ago, a chocolate lab and boxer/beagle mix who we rescued, and they're getting it, sort of. Not bad for two-year old Big Dogs.

I'm an older writer. I started about twelve years ago and got the first story I wrote, Herb's Home Run, published in Writer's Journal. I've been hooked since then.

I lost my real job six years ago and after 600 resumes with no luck, decided I was going to make it as a writer, and here I am. Caribbean Moon was a labor of love, and writing it taught me more about myself than I cared to know. (My wife thinks I should keep my mind a secret!)But it also taught me to expect more of myself and I do.

I finished the second book in this series, Deceitful Moon, a couple of months later and have completed eight in the series, Emerald Moon, Caribbean Rain, Carolina Rain, Vegas Rain, Caribbean Fire, and Miami Fire, released in March of 2015, plus six short stories, another first in a series, Drop Dead Perfect, and an epic Fantasy called Seer, also released in April of 2015. In December of 2015 I released a short story of Manny and Sophie's first case, called The First One. The ninth book in the series, Cajun Fire will be released in April of 2016 and then we're on to Perfect Sinners, the second Ellen Harper psych-thriller.

I was also fortunate enough to participate in an anthology with six other mystery writers, The Killing Sands. We are now working on second in that vein called Seven and that will be out by May, 2016. Yeah, sort of addicted to this writing thing. :)

I've not made it yet to where I believe God is taking us, but we're on that road, and I want to be a living example that with hard work and God's blessing, you can do anything. I want to encourage you to go for that special thing you've been dying to try...one never knows!




Darkness on the Edge of Town

Laura Cardinal Series, Book 1


Author: J Carson Black

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Laura Cardinal: Packs a SIG Sauer P226 9mm. Investigates homicides in small towns that have limited resources. Brings justice to murder victims--and to their killers. Laura's job description: Criminal Investigator with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. But maybe it should just say "Troubleshooter."

Used to be kids played outdoors until time for dinner, now social media's the new game in town. These days, they play on their smartphones. But with more freedom comes greater danger. Mobile devices are a conduit into a child's life, not just for friends but for those who intend harm. This is the message of J. Carson Black's Daphne du Maurier Award-nominated thriller, DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN.

When Laura investigates the murder of a fourteen-year-old girl found in a town's park bandshell, she knows immediately what she's up against: a cunning sexual predator. But why is she plagued by the abduction of a schoolmate eighteen years earlier?

In a runaway case that propels Laura from a lavish Tucson estate to the secretive heart of a northern Florida town, she must confront the ghosts of her own past. Then another child goes missing--and Laura must race the clock to find her.


Author: J Carson Black
Author: J Carson Black
Author Genre: Crime Thrillers

Website: J. Carson Black Site
Author's Blog: J. Carson Black
Twitter: @jcarsonblack
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Author Description:
Hailed by bestselling author T. Jefferson Parker as "a strong new voice in American crime fiction," J. Carson Black has written fifteen novels. Her thriller, The Shop, reached #1 on the Kindle Bestseller list, and her crime thriller series featuring homicide detective Laura Cardinal became a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. Although Black earned a master's degree in operatic voice, she was inspired to write a horror novel after reading The Shining. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.


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