From the award-winning author of Little Pretty Things comes this gripping, unforgettable tale of a mother's desperate search for a lost boy. Anna Winger can know people better than they know themselves with only a glance—at their handwriting. Hired out by companies wanting to land trustworthy employees and by the lovelorn hoping to find happiness, Anna likes to keep the real-life mess of other people at arm’s length and on paper. But when she is called to use her expertise on a note left behind at a murder scene in the small town she and her son have recently moved to, the crime gets under Anna’s skin and rips open her narrow life for all to see. To save her son—and herself—once and for all, Anna will face her every fear, her every mistake, and the past she thought she'd rewritten.
That was the day I met Gus, the day I grew a family as if from magic beans, the day she died. That's the point, see? It was the very same day... Jessie Constable has learned the hard way to always keep herself safe. But meeting Gus King changes everything. Before she knows it, Jessie is sleeping at Gus's house, babysitting his kids, becoming a part of his family. And yet, she can't ignore the unsettling questions. Who does she keep seeing from the corner of her eye? Why are strange men threatening her? Most importantly, what really happened to Gus's wife? Creating a brilliant, foreboding mystery where nothing is as it seems, master storyteller Catriona McPherson weaves an ominous tale that will keep you guessing until the very end. Praise: A 2015 Anthony Award Winner (Best Paperback Original) An Edgar Award Nominee (Best Paperback Original) "McPherson’s second stand-alone is a tour de force, a creepy psychological thriller that will leave you breathless."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Keep the lights on and batten down the hatches, for McPherson’s psychologically terrifying stand-alone demands to be read all night."—Library Journal "Cracking read, irresistible narrator."—Val McDermid, international bestselling author "Warnings are everywhere, neighbors are nosy, and the reader will stand beside Jessie, looking over their shoulders and waiting for the axe to fall."—Suspense Magazine "[A] deliciously disturbing tale of deception and self-deception...McPherson is a persuasive and immersive writer at the crest of her powers."—Alex Marwood, Edgar Award-winning author of Wicked Girls
A mystery. In this clean time-travel whodunit, a middle-aged coffee-shop owner always wondered what his life would have been like if he'd stayed in town the day his college fiancee disappeared, the victim of an unsolved crime. One morning he wakes up 20 years earlier and finds himself a student at the University of Oklahoma again on the day she died. In a journey that takes months, he stumbles over people connected to Kim's disappearance and puzzles over connecting the dots. Oddly enough, things are different when he relives sections of his life. For example, as a teen he plays baseball and as an adult he discovers what it's like to be a Christian pastor, things he never did before. Can he find some answers about Kim and about his own life? Or prevent Kim's death? And if he succeeds in changing history, what happens to his wife and kids? Target audience: mystery fans, Oklahomans, Christians, baseball fans, male readers, romance readers. Debut author Bill Garrison lives the American Dream with his family of five in Oklahoma City. As a graduate of Oklahoma University, Bill works in the healthcare and accounting industry by day, but lives his creative side once he leaves the corporate world. After putting the kids to bed with a good story, he turns to his laptop and spins his daydreams into novels. Bill Garrison, CPA by day, story weaver by night. Keywords: novel, mystery, fiction, clean, time travel, male readers, men's fiction, baseball, Norman Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, University of Oklahoma, OU, time-travel mystery, whodunit, Bill Garrison, The Day She Died, Christian, romance, ==== "It was an addicting journey through time that kept me anticipating where my next clue would come from and at what point in the present, future or past would I get it. A classic whodunnit twisted into a time pretzel. I loved it! Be prepared for a mind-racing, time-traveling, heart-stopping odyssey to catch a killer." - Toby Rowland, Voice of the Sooners "The Day She Died is a mind-bending, page-turning mystery that showcases Bill Garrison's ability to weave a complex plot line into an unforgettable story. Highly recommended!"-- Rene Gutteridge, best-selling author of Misery Loves Company "Writing a mystery requires skill. Telling a tale of time-travel is rank with pitfalls. Throwing in twists of plot can confound the reader. However, Bill Garrison in The Day She Died delivers an interesting and well-paced story with all these elements. Not only is the reader captivated by characters, the reader is right with them, not only on the same page, but also at the right time. A fascinating book that will delight lovers of mystery and fantasy." --Donita K. Paul, best-selling author of Dragon Keeper Chronicles and The Realm Walkers. "Very early in my reading I found myself saying, 'This book was written just for me!' An entertaining mystery that taps into the fantasy of what it could be like to go back and redo parts of life." --Jason Gunter, Ph.D. licensed psychologist "Bill Garrison paints a believable, easily followed story line that will immerse even the most seasoned of mystery readers and time travel enthusiasts, to surprise and delight right up to the end." -- D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review "In the mood for a time-travel mystery? Then this is the book for you. ... Debut author Bill Garrison pens an intriguing story of mystery, love, and danger." - Michelle Griep, author of Brentwood's Ward and A Heart Deceived. "The Day She Died is an exciting, fast-paced read! It's part time travel and part mystery with a little romance thrown in. I literally didn't want to put the book down. All I can say is, you won't be disappointed!" -- Terri Weldon, author of Mistletoe Magic
Author: Jon Jordan
Publisher: Down & Out Books
Crimespree Magazine Issue 66 features an interview with Lori Rader-Day by Dan and Kate Malmon. We also have Jon Jordan speaking with Haylen Beck (aka Stuart Neville), Michael Barson sits down with Ace Atkins and Michael Brandman and Phillip Kerr speaks with Christina Ward. Les Edgerton is grilled by Anthony Campbell while David James Keaton squares off with Tim Hennesey. M.C. Neuda delivers a short story called “Gamblin’ Man” and Nolan Knight delivers “Mouth Bay.” This issue includes articles by Hector Acosta, David E. Grogan, S.W. Lauden, Eric Beetner, Sam Wiebe, Dana King and Brian Freeman. Additionally, the usual suspects show up: Craig McDonald, Chris Holm, and Kristi Belcamino. Book Reviews are served aplenty. The sixty-sixth issue is fully loaded. Enjoy!
Author: Mahi Binebine
Publisher: Tin House Books
Release Date: 2013-03-26
Inspired by real events, Horses of God follows four childhood friends growing up in a slum outside of Casablanca as they make the life-changing decisions that will lead them to become Islamist martyrs. On May 16, 2003, fourteen suicide bombers launched a series of attacks throughout Casablanca. It was the deadliest attack in Morocco’s history. The bombers came from the shantytowns of Sidi Moumen, a poor suburb on the edge of a dump whose impoverished residents rarely if ever set foot in the cosmopolitan city at their doorstep. Mahi Binebine’s novel Horses of God follows four childhood friends growing up in Sidi Moumen as they make the life-changing decisions that will lead them to become Islamist martyrs. The seeds of fundamentalist martyrdom are sown in the dirt-poor lives of Yachine, Nabil, Fuad, and Ali, all raised in Sidi Moumen. The boys’ soccer team, The Stars of Sidi Moumen, is their main escape from the poverty, violence, and absence of hope that pervade their lives. When Yachine’s older brother Hamid falls under the spell of fundamentalist leader Abu Zoubeir, the attraction of a religion that offers discipline, purpose, and guidance to young men who have none of these things becomes too seductive to ignore. Narrated by Yachine from the afterlife, Horses of God portrays the sweet innocence of childhood and friendship as well as the challenges facing those with few opportunities for a better life. Binebine navigates the controversial situation with compassion, creating empathy for the boys, who believe they have no choice but to follow the path offered them.
Summer, 1998. Mei Misaki, age fifteen, has gone with her family to their seaside vacation home. There she meets the ghost of Teruya Sakaki, her classmate from Yomiyama North Middle School Class 3-3 who, like Mei, witnessed the mysterious events that had transpired at the school. There begins an adventure of memory and mystery as they search for the ghost's body and his memories alike.
Author: Larry Duberstein
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Stanley Noseworthy is, at best, a serial monogamist. At worst, a faithless rake. Now his record-breaking long-term lover (“1001 better-than-Arabian nights”) Nina is fed up with his “inimitable bull%#$#” and threatening to end their relationship. “Show us there is some good in you,” Stanley’s best friend urges. “Show us there is a brain.” But Stanley’s decisions do not tend to be made by his brain. He has profoundly mixed feelings about losing Nina, for he is nothing if not a profoundly mixed (up) fellow. Stanley is either a dedicated artist or a posturing fraud, a charming rogue or a shallow lothario, tragic victim or pathetic loser—or all of the above. (“Vote Online!” Stanley might well say to this, for he is always prepared to satirize his own life as sharply as the life around him.) Meanwhile, Stanley’s beloved artists’ cooperative, The “Hotel Beaux-Arts” (hence Bozarts) to its inhabitants, is also under threat. Since its endowment a quarter-century ago by the august Canterbury Institute of Technology, the “Bozarts” has had a frequently glorious, always rambunctious, character-rich history. Lately, mysteriously, it has been dwindling toward extinction. Stanley (who may or may not be paranoid) fears the reason for this is either that the Institute wants its building back for more profitable use, or that George W. Bush has declared an end to Art and Thought in America—or both of the above.
Author: Jerome Charyn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2014-02-03
Jerome Charyn’s “daring” and “memorable” (The New Yorker) historical novel renders the inner life of our sixteenth president like never before. This unforgettable portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War effortlessly mixes humor with Shakespearean-like tragedy to create an achingly human portrait of the sixteenth president. Charyn conducts an orchestra of historical figures and fictional extras centered around a profoundly moral but troubled commander in chief whose relationship with his Ophelia-like wife and his sons—Robert, Willie, and Tad—is explored with penetrating psychological insight and the utmost compassion. Seized by melancholy and imbued with an unfaltering sense of human worth, Charyn’s President Lincoln comes to vibrant, three-dimensional life in a haunting portrait we have rarely seen in historical fiction.
Author: Ahmed Zakarya Alamir
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
Release Date: 2016-04-18
It is a work of fiction with a biographical element about an Egyptian woman, Eva. She was a scientist who faced a tragedy in her life for the sake of her dream. The author reflects a period of conflict in the modern history of Egypt.
Author: E. Powers
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Release Date: 2013-08
Genre: Family & Relationships
Sometimes we find that we just can’t help but have a favorite family member, even if the person isn’t a blood relative. Our Auntie Victoria, follows the relationship between a woman and her husband’s aunt, which develops from an acquaintance of strangers, into a bond of familial proportions. As Auntie Victoria’s family and friends fall away through the years, the one thing that remains the same is her home. Built by hand by her husband, Cliff, Auntie Victoria’s home is a modern building, straight off the blueprints of Frank Lloyd Wright. However, Victoria soon finds herself alone in this haven, surrounded only by cats and filth. When Steven and his wife, the narrator of the story, realize the extent of Victoria’s solitude, they find themselves compelled to do whatever is necessary to ensure the well being and contentment of Steve’s beloved Auntie Victoria.
Author: R. E. Amnos
Release Date: 2006-11
What would you give to hear the complete history of the universe and then some, as narrated by the creator himself? (Or should it be "themselves?") Author R. E. Amnos, banking on the sure belief that God has a sense of humor and will forgive him this conceit, combines training in the sciences and music with a passion for exploring the twists and turns of human and natural history to take you on a journey of adventure that begins billions of years before the Garden of Eden and ends up as far in the future as the mind can travel, and in the process pulls off a new riff on the concept of a happy ending. WARNING: contains the meaning of life.