See It First: Harry Bingham, Shea Macleod, and Patricia Loofbourrow

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Crime

Exclusive The Night Beat by Harry Bingham

It’s late on a Saturday night and Fiona Griffiths, Cardiff’s newest cop, is being taken out on the beat. Her partner: a grizzled training sergeant, assigned to show the new recruits the reality of big city policing.

The new copper doesn’t seem up to the job, not really.

But when the two officers encounter a savage stabbing, the new recruit shows herself surprisingly deft at dealing with the situation. Could the new kid have a future in detective work? She certainly hopes so . . . and, just possibly, she could be right.

This is a short (50 page) story that acts as a prequel to the Fiona Griffiths mystery series. That series has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, notched up hundreds of five star reviews on Amazon, and has been adapted for TV. Get started on it now!

Cozy Mystery

The Corpse in the Cabana by Shea Macleod

Sassy, snarky Viola Roberts quit her boring accountant job to pursue her dream of writing novels, even if it meant eating ramen noodles every day. Now that her career has taken off, she’s headed to a writers’ conference at an exotic Florida resort complete with white sand beaches and swaying palm trees where she plans to lounge in the shade drinking frosty beverages with little umbrellas. And, of course, no sojourn to tropical climes would be complete without her boozy, wise-cracking best friend, Cheryl. When Viola discovers the diva of the author world dead (as a doornail) of unnatural causes, the police immediately consider Viola their prime suspect. But when the head detective turns a gimlet eye on Viola’s best friend, the author has had enough! Along with help from hunky fellow writer, Lucas Salvatore, Viola is determined to ascertain who killed the corpse in the cabana before she, or Cheryl, wind up in jail. Or worse.

Thriller

The Jacq of Spades: Part 1 of the Red Dog Conspiracy by Patricia Loofbourrow

Kidnapping. Murder. Betrayal.

Can you ever truly hide from your past?

In a far future US, the once-beautiful domed neo-Victorian city of Bridges is now split between four crime families in an uneasy cease-fire. Its steam-driven infrastructure failing, a new faction is on the rise: the Red Dogs.

22 year old Jacqueline Spadros was kidnapped from her mother’s brothel and sold to the Spadros syndicate ten years ago. The murder of her best friend Air that night as he tried to save her from them haunts her nightmares. Now unwillingly married to one of the city’s biggest drug lords, she finds moments of freedom in a small-time private eye business, which she hides in fear of her sadistic father-in-law.

Air’s little brother disappears off his back porch and the Red Dogs are framed for it. With the help of a gentleman investigator hired by the Red Dogs to learn the truth, Jacqui pushes her abilities to their limits in hope of rescuing the child before the kidnapper disposes of him.

Dark, gritty, multi-layered Victorian-inspired detective neo-noir that keeps the reader guessing to the very end.

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