Police Chief Hatches Risky Plan to Solve Murder of Island's Eccentric Treasure Hunter in Island Reveal, a Romantic Suspense from R.T. Wolfe --Present Day, Ibis Island-- Lead sea turtle conservationist, Raine Clearwater, emerges from the foamy ocean water wearing a bridesmaid dress and with a distressed sea turtle in tow. Fresh from her sister's wedding, she's greeted by the new interim police chief, Matt Osborne. He might look incredible in his wedding reception clothes and even more so when in uniform, but her deep disdain for law enforcement would gladly dismiss him were it not for the sea turtle needing transport to the aquatic animal hospital. She lets him pass with a jab about not solving her brother's murder, then reluctantly accepts his help with the ailing turtle. New to the island, Matt Osborne is formerly a big city detective now looking to prove himself in a small town by solving the murder of the Clearwater family's eldest son. But to be successful, he must swallow his pride and work with the locals. Most notably, the ever-contentious, and beautiful, Raine Clearwater. With one of his suspects found dead, and few leads, Matt knows he must step up his game. When he sets a trap with Raine as bait, his risky plan goes haywire when she goes missing as he realizes his ultimate goal isn't turtles or solving the case or even his job, but keeping Raine safe and in his arms. Publisher's Note: Known for her intricate plot development and depth of characters, R.T. Wolfe brings loveable characters—and even sea turtles—to life in her fictitious island setting. This sweet and lively romance will be enjoyed by readers 13+ years. "I love romance books and cut my teeth on Nora Roberts. I can honestly say that this author can compare well as far as keeping the reader hooked on the story from the start, as well as giving just the right amount of detail of the characters that your imagination can fill in the blanks." ~Paw Prints Promotions "R.T. has out done herself with this series." ~Danny and Debbie Scott The Island Escape Series Island Secrets Island Pursuit Island Reveal
I can honestly say that this author can compare well as far as keeping the reader hooked on the story from the start, as well as giving just the right amount of detail of the characters that your imagination can fill in the blanks." ~Paw ...
Author: R.T. Wolfe
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
Hunter's Snare On an uncharted island in the Indian Ocean, a psychotic hunter stalks the most dangerous prey: man. His newest target is an international arms dealer, a criminal who was in CIA custody when his plane was shot down. Sent in to locate the missing prisoner, Mack Bolan finds himself caught in the same trap. But Bolan isn't the only one trying to secure the arms dealer. A team of mercenaries has joined the game, and they're playing to win. Hunted by the mercs, a psychopath's army and the island's deadly animal life, Bolan will need every tactic in his arsenal to recapture the prisoner and put an end to a maniac's big game hunt.
Hunter's Snare On an uncharted island in the Indian Ocean, a psychotic hunter stalks the most dangerous prey: man.
Author: Don Pendleton
The story of a father’s perpetual misery and subconscious quest to be reunited with his innocent child and loving wife, even at the expense of the living. No sacrifice seems too much when a heart is unhealed.
Author: S.M. Shah
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Norfolk Island, Easter Sunday, 2002 ... the first murder in 150 years and everyone is a suspect ... Easter Sunday, 2002. On sleepy Norfolk Island, the faithful are returning from morning service at St Barnabas Chapel, while tourists prepare for another day of sightseeing and shopping. Janelle Patton has just finished her breakfast shift as restaurant manager at the Castaway Hotel. A few hours later, she will be found dead, her mutilated body covered in black plastic and hidden near a waterfall on the other side of the island. It is the first murder here in 150 years and everyone is a suspect. The killing of Janelle Patton exposes a dark undercurrent in a community that prides itself on friendliness and upstanding moral values. The locals are fiercely protective of each other and suspicious of strangers. The police carry out an exercise unique in criminal history - the mass fingerprinting of more than 1200 people who were on the island when the murder took place - yet they fail to find the killer. Islanders deny there is a conspiracy of silence, but few will talk on the record. Four years on, a man is arrested in New Zealand. Detectives have found evidence linking the killing of Janelle Patton to Glenn McNeill, a chef who was working on the island at the time of her death. But the drama is only just beginning. How could a devoted husband and father with two small children be capable of such an horrendous crime? Can McNeill be guaranteed a fair trial on an island where ancestral loyalties go back to the mutiny on the Bounty? How can the court select an impartial jury from a population of around only 1500 people? In March 2007, the verdict is handed down: guilty. But will the mystery surrounding the brutal slaying of the young Sydney hotel worker ever be satisfactorily explained? Roger Maynard's book is the definitive account of this fascinating murder mystery, based on his own research conducted on Norfolk Island over the past five years and close examination of the committal proceedings and subsequent trial. He looks at McNeill's background in New Zealand and includes interviews with people who knew him well. Like Maynard's investigations into the backpacker murders and the disappearance of Peter Falconio, The Fatal Flaw is a riveting read.
He looks at McNeill's background in New Zealand and includes interviews with people who knew him well. Like Maynard's investigations into the backpacker murders and the disappearance of Peter Falconio, The Fatal Flaw is a riveting read.
Author: Roger Maynard
Publisher: Random House Australia
A beautiful island lying in the northern part of the Irish Sea between England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, the Isle of Man was once a popular holiday destination. It is perhaps better known today for the TT motorcycle races held there, its tailless cats and Manx kippers. However, it also has its darker side. Manx Murders is a collection of gripping and mysterious murder cases committed on the Island over the last 150 years, from the brutal slaying of a spinster one dark night on a lonely track near Ramsey to the infamous 'Golden Egg Murder' in central Douglas. The cases that have caused shock and sensation throughout two centuries of the Island's history are recorded here as the author reveals the events behind the last hanging on the Island, a deathbead confession, the harrowing story of a murderous father and the cases that remain unsolved to this day. The Island's political importance as a wartime holding area for prisoners of war is also explored through the account of a bizarre, seemingly motiveless killing in 1916 and the stabbing of a Finnish prisoner during the Second World War. Using information obtained from newspapers, inquest records and trial transcripts whenever these were available, each murder is described against the backdrop of contemporary events to give the reader a distinct flavour of life at the time of the crime. While each case is unique, all share an overwhelming sadness and tragedy that will never be forgotten.
The cases that have caused shock and sensation throughout two centuries of the Island's history are recorded here as the author reveals the events behind the last hanging on the Island, a deathbead confession, the harrowing story of a ...
Author: Keith Wilkinson
Publisher: Random House
Good food is good for the brain, the cafeteria chef says. Could it also kill someone? Two teachers have already died, and Runt thinks there's a connection. A campout, the appearance of a former neighbor, and a dead body are linked, Runt believes. How does the amateur detective solve these murders? Read this book to find out.
Two teachers have already died, and Runt thinks there's a connection. A campout, the appearance of a former neighbor, and a dead body are linked, Runt believes. How does the amateur detective solve these murders? Read this book to find out.
Author: David Boelke
Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
Abby searches for a missing and reclusive neighbor, and also finds a body. She runs into a stream of suspects but isn't sure the police have zeroed in on the right one. Abby's family is adamant she stay out of this investigation, but, once again, Abby gets swept along in the undercurrents of murder. Will her curiosity lead her too far this time?
Abby searches for a missing and reclusive neighbor, and also finds a body.
Author: Sharon McGregor
Publisher: Whimsical Publications
When travel writer Emily Swift agrees to join her boyfriend Chet for a romantic getaway on Madeline Island, she has no idea she will end up accused of murder. But that's what happens when she finds a dead lawyer stashed in an abandoned refrigerator. Who could have killed him? Could the fact that he was on the island to help Chet's grandmother rewrite her will be a motive? Chet's family is outraged by a will that excludes them unless they find Gram's Ojibway half-brother. But surely they aren't angry enough to kill. Or are they? When everyone on the island assumes that Emily and Chet are engaged and the victim's blood stains are found in her car, she quickly becomes the prime suspect. Can Emily clear herself and solve the case in time to prevent the killer from striking again? Or will her sleuthing lead her into a new romance and even greater danger? Find out in MURDER ON MADELINE ISLAND.
Can Emily clear herself and solve the case in time to prevent the killer from striking again? Or will her sleuthing lead her into a new romance and even greater danger? Find out in MURDER ON MADELINE ISLAND.
Author: Lorrie Holmgren
Although an idyllic setting, where violent crime is thankfully rare, the Channel Islands have a shadier side. Contained within the pages of this book are twenty-five historic cases of murder committed in the Channel Islands. They include a fatal assault on John Francis in 1894, which remains unsolved; the murder by Philippe Jolin of his father in 1829; and the murder and suicide committed by Eugenie Toupin in 1881, all of which occurred in Jersey. In Guernsey, elderly widow Elizabeth Saujon was murdered during the course of a robbery in 1853, Edward Hooper drunkenly beat his wife to death in 1890, and housekeeper Elizabeth de la Mare murdered her elderly employer in 1935, wanting to hasten his demise on the understanding that she was the sole beneficiary of his will.Nicola Sly’s carefully researched and enthralling text will appeal to everyone interested in true crime and the shady side of Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney’s history.
Although an idyllic setting, where violent crime is thankfully rare, the Channel Islands have a shadier side. Contained within the pages of this book are twenty-five historic cases of murder committed in the Channel Islands.
Author: Nicola Sly
Publisher: History PressLtd
Craig Campbell is all set for a relaxing weekend break on a Scottish island when he meets a group of motorbike fanatics. When one of them is murdered, Craig begins an investigation. Due to a storm the island is cut off from the mainland. Can he find the killer before the wind and rain relent, and the murderer escapes the island and justice?
Craig Campbell is all set for a relaxing weekend break on a Scottish island when he meets a group of motorbike fanatics.
Author: Sinclair MacLeod
Author: Paul TRENT (pseud.)
Previously published in the print anthology Star Over Bethlehem: Poems and Holiday Stories. Two men arrive on an isolated island, having been told that the Queen of Heaven lives there. The locals send them to a croft where a woman named Mary lives with a man named John. However, when the strangers arrive at Mary's door, she tells them that no such Queen lives on the island …
A retelling of the Christmas Story in a way you’ve never heard it before. . . . The fable of a donkey who carries a mother and child safely to Egypt. . . . The tale of a widow who dislikes people until she meets a stranger. . .
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
For the first time, the full story of a crime that has haunted New England since 1873. The cold-blooded ax murder of two innocent Norwegian women at their island home off the coast of New Hampshire has gripped the region since 1873, beguiling tourists, inspiring artists, and fueling conspiracy theorists. The killer, a handsome Prussian fisherman down on his luck, was quickly captured, convicted in a widely publicized trial, and hanged in an unforgettable gallows spectacle. But he never confessed and, while in prison, gained a circle of admirers whose blind faith in his innocence still casts a shadow of doubt. A fictionalized bestselling novel and a Hollywood film have further clouded the truth. Finally a definitive "whydunnit" account of the Smuttynose Island ax murders has arrived. Popular historian J. Dennis Robinson fleshes out the facts surrounding this tragic robbery gone wrong in a captivating true crime page-turner. Robinson delves into the backstory at the rocky Isles of Shoals as an isolated centuries-old fishing village was being destroyed by a modern luxury hotel. He explores the neighboring island of Appledore where Victorian poet Celia Thaxter entertained the elite artists and writers of Boston. It was Thaxter's powerful essay about the murders in the Atlantic Monthly that shocked the American public. Robinson goes beyond the headlines of the burgeoning yellow press to explore the deeper lessons about American crime, justice, economics, and hero worship. Ten years before the Lizzie Borden ax murder trial and the fictional Sherlock Holmes, Americans met a sociopath named Louis Wagner—and many came to love him.
For the first time, the full story of a crime that has haunted New England since 1873.
Author: J. Dennis Robinson
Category: True Crime
Cinnamon Bay Plantation was the ideal Caribbean island getaway—or so it seemed. But for distinguished Harvard economist Henry Spearman it offered diversion of a decidedly different sort and one he'd hardly anticipated: murder. While the island police force is mired in an investigation that leads everywhere and nowhere, the diminutive, balding Spearman, who likes nothing better than to train his curiosity on human behavior, conducts an investigation of his own, one governed by rather different laws—those of economics. Theorizing and hypothesizing, Spearman sets himself on the killer’s trail as it twists from the postcard-perfect beaches and manicured lawns of a resort to the bustling old port of Charlotte Amalie to densely forested hiking trails with perilous drops to a barren offshore cay.
Cinnamon Bay Plantation was the ideal Caribbean island getaway—or so it seemed.
Author: Marshall Jevons
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Gedney Island, a small piece of land located in the midst of Port Gardner Bay and no larger than one-half mile wide and four miles in perimeter is a summer retreat for many people owning property there. For such a small island, it is surprising that it could harbor such interesting tidbits of history. It would seem innocuous anything dark and evil could or would occur in this perfect island getaway, but it does and has a century earlier. Meet Lily Martian. As a young girl, Lily vacationed on Gedney Island, a.k.a. “Hat” Island. She fondly recalled pleasant summers growing up and chose the island as a haven when recovering from a nasty divorce. Unfortunately, her island paradise is challenged by evils of the present day and a ghost from the past. Now Lily must deal with the realization of a murderer running loose on the island and even being a suspect herself!
A Gedney Island Mystery Featuring Lily Martian N. R. De Witte. forest green. Wisps of smoke curled up from the chimney and I could see the healthy supply of ...
Author: N. R. De Witte
Off the coast of Cuba, a U.S. Coast Guard cutter spotted a ransacked vessel and rescued Kirby Archer and Guillermo Zarabozo, who chartered the Joe Cool for a trip to the Bahamas. They claimed that pirates ambushed the boat, killing the captain and crew. But in a Miami federal courtroom, prosecutors soon discovered the crew was hijacked and murdered-not by pirates-but by their own charter passengers.
islands to the causeway. Before these bridges were built, the three islands could only be reached by water. These lush residential islands seemed to float ...
Author: Carol Cope
Category: True Crime
He also noted that water taxi and foot were the only means to travel to other parts of the 45-milelong island. The ranger said that the island was both the ...
Author: David Hayes