For over a decade, JD Devereaux's son has believed his father is dead. But he's not. At least, not yet.
PI Sydney Brennan returns to west Florida to track down a friend's estranged father, long thought dead. But where JD Devereaux goes, men with guns aren't far behind. Before Sydney can reunite him with his son, she'll have to get Devereaux out of Panacea Point alive.
The Perils of Panacea (418 pp.) is a novel featuring the Florida private investigator with a knack for getting into trouble who doesn't know when to quit. Like Sue Grafton's alphabet series? Then Sydney Brennan is right up your dimly lit alley. So if you're looking for a mystery with believable characters and "just enough humor to offset the dark," click to download and read The Perils of Panacea today!
The Sydney Brennan Mysteries alternate between novels and novellas. The books stand alone, but each of Sydney's adventures builds upon previous ones. The reading order is:
1) Back to Lazarus: A Sydney Brennan Novel
2) Secrets in Stockbridge: A Sydney Brennan Novella
3) The Perils of Panacea: A Sydney Brennan Novel
4) No Safe Winterport: A Sydney Brennan Novella
5) Braving the Boneyard: A Sydney Brennan Novel
6) River Bound: A Sydney Brennan Novella; and
7) Grave Truth: A Sydney Brennan Novel
FROM THE BACK COVER:
For over a decade, JD Devereaux's son has been raised to think his father is dead. But he's not. At least, not yet.
Private investigator Sydney Brennan agrees to track down Devereaux because she'd do anything to give her friend a chance at knowing his father. Of course, Sydney believes the most dangerous thing she'll face in the Florida Panhandle is memories of her most recent investigation. She couldn't be more wrong.
Devereaux is a man on the run. He doesn't want Sydney's help, dodging her at every turn, and he refuses to tell her who's after him or why. Soon dead bodies start dropping, and Sydney isn't about to let Devereaux become the next victim. But when they're outgunned and outmaneuvered, will Sydney's quick wits and stubborn resolve be enough to keep them alive?
If you go into the woods, you're in for a dark surprise.
Thirty years ago, three girls followed a stranger into the woods. Only two returned. The surviving pair have never been able to remember what happened or what the fate of the third girl was. Local rumours talk of hippies and drugs and mystic rituals, but no one has learned the truth.
This story is just what Rowan Blake needs. He's in debt, his journalistic career is in tatters – as well as his damaged body – and he's retreated to the Lake District to write. Yet even Rowan isn't prepared for the evil he is about to unearth, for the secrets that have been buried in that wood for far too long...
Praise for David Mark:
'Dark, compelling crime writing of the highest order' DAILY MAIL
'Breathtaking' PETER MAY
'Truly exhilarating and inventive. Mark is a wonderfully descriptive writer' PETER JAMES
'Brilliantly written – a cracking story' RICHARD MADELEY, Richard and Judy Book Club
'To call Mark's novels police procedurals is like calling the Mona Lisa a pretty painting. Beautifully crafted, filled with flashbacks, horror, angst, and chilling detail' KIRKUS REVIEWS
'Exceptional ... Mark is writing at the top of his game' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Starred Review
'A master of the dark psychological thriller' KIRKUS
A dangerous undercover assignment nearly puts Dion in his grave.
North Vancouver RCMP officers Leith and Dion have a gruesome new mystery lying at their feet. Up in the breezy heights of Paradise Road, a craftsman has been spiked to his lawn by his own artwork. Was it an aesthetics-fuelled feud with the neighbours? An enemy from the past? Or the most challenging of crimes to solve: a random attack?
Drawn into an offside mystery of his own, Dion befriends a young magician, who then seems to make herself disappear. But with the team closing in on the Paradise Road killer, he must put aside his personal dilemmas to take on the lead role in setting a trap for their volatile suspect. It’s a foolproof setup, but even the best laid plans can go awry, and this one leads him straight into a fight for his life.
This debut horror novel by the author of short story collection Monstrous Affections “establishes him as a worthy heir to the mantle of Stephen King” (National Post). Set in 1911, Eutopia “mixes utopian vision, rustic Americana, and pure creepiness. . . . Nickle blends Little House on the Prairie with distillates of Rosemary’s Baby and The X-Files to create a chilling survival-of-the-fittest story” (Publishers Weekly). Situated on the edge of the woods and mountains of northern Idaho, the tiny settlement of Eliada is an industrialist’s attempt to create heaven on earth. But its secrets are soon to be unveiled, as Jason Thistledown, the sole survivor of a mysterious plague in Montana, and Andrew Waggoner, a black doctor nearly lynched by the KKK, delve beneath the façade of the utopian mill town. What they discover is science warped by ideology—and an unearthly monster that preys on the faith of its own true believers . . . “A story of piano-wire suspense, grotesque horrors, and, above all, visceral insight into the race politics of American horror, and how they are bound up with the American project itself.” —Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing Praise for David Nickle “His stories are dark, wildly imaginative, and deeply compassionate—even when they’re laced with righteous anger.” —Nathan Ballingrud, author of Wounds “David Nickle is Canada’s answer to Stephen King. His writing charms even as it slices like a blade between the ribs: sharp, subtle, and never less than devastating.” —Helen Marshall, author of Gifts for the One Who Comes After
A story of revolution and oppression, privilege and poverty, love and betrayal from the critically acclaimed author of Pao
Fay Wong is caught between worlds. Her father is a Chinese immigrant who conjured a fortune from nothing; her African heritage mother grew up on a plantation and now reigns over their mansion in Lady Musgrave Road.
But her father's Chinatown haunts are out of bounds and the airy rooms of their home are filled with her mother's uncontrollable rages – rages against which Fay rebels as she grows into a headstrong woman.
As she tries to escape the restraints of her privileged upbringing, Fay's eyes are opened to a Jamaica she was never meant to see. And when her mother decides that she must marry the racketeer Yang Pao, she finds herself on a journey that will lead to sacrifice and betrayal.
“Like a fine wine, the [Crang] series — and its protagonist — have aged well.” — The Toronto Star
“Not to be missed.” — The Globe and Mail
Jack Batten's hard-boiled Crang series returns with this four-book bundle, including the latest Crang mystery, 2016's Keeper of the Flame!
Includes:Crang Plays the Ace
Straight No Chaser
Keeper of the Flame
MARCO IS A HUSTLER'S HUSTLER. Loyalty proves more than a word when his plug, Genesis, commands him to kill a traitor in his Atlanta-based crew during the Christmas season. Marco agrees because he is willing to do anything to carve out a place as Genesis' right hand. But when top-level hustlers in Genesis' camp start turning up dead from the result of a string of robberies in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Marco must discover who the robbers are, and deal with them, before his head ends up on a plate. But the deeper he digs, the more he realizes that these unique robbers are not what most people would suspect.
Haunted by their mother's murder nearly a decade ago sisters Rochelle and Lacy struggle to find their way in life. Despite a tremendous amount of pressure from her sister to go to college Lacy instead finds comfort in the streets. As her sister hustles to keep a roof over their head, Lacy thinks the double life she's living is being kept secret, but soon realizes that she and her sister Rochelle have much more in common than they know.
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