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Available 8.30.23

Killin' Time in San Diego

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Welcome to San Diego, where the perpetual sunshine blurs the line between good and evil, and sin and redemption are two sides of the same golden coin. Killin’ Time in San Diego is a gripping anthology edited by Holly West, featuring twenty of today’s best crime and mystery writers. Published in conjunction with Bouchercon 2023, this new anthology peels back the postcard-perfect image of San Diego to expose its darker side. [LEARN MORE]

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The Money Block

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When longtime grifters Sam and Rachel lure a cocky businessman into investing in their fake cryptocurrency and he gets wise to the con, they run a high-tech—and high-stakes—race for their lives, and this time, they might not win. [LEARN MORE]

Proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood


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An all-star crime fiction anthology inspired by one of the most iconic bands of the eighties and beyond. [LEARN MORE]

Nominated for the 2015 Left Coast Crime Rosebud Award

Mistress of Fortune

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London, 1678

Isabel, Lady Wilde, a mistress to King Charles II, has a secret: she makes her living disguised as Mistress Ruby, a fortune-teller who caters to London’s elite. When Sir Edmund Godfrey seeks her counsel and reveals his unwitting involvement in a plot to kill the king and the diary containing dangerous details of his confession is stolen, she knows she must find it before anyone connects her to Mistress Ruby. Especially after Sir Edmund’s corpse is discovered a few days later. As Isabel delves deeper into the mystery, not even the king himself may be able to save her. [LEARN MORE]

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Mistress of Lies


London, 1679

Isabel Wilde is perplexed when a beggar girl named Susanna shows up at her home, claiming to be her niece. She always believed that her older brother Adam died, unmarried and without children, during the plague. When Susanna reveals that Adam was actually murdered, Isabel is compelled to take up an impossible task: discover the truth about her brother’s death, twelve years after it happened. But as she uncovers Adam’s dark secrets, she begins to wonder whether the past is better left buried—especially when uncovering the truth could lead to her own funeral. [LEARN MORE]