See It First: Stacy Alabaster, George Donnelly, and Jake Needham

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Cozy Mystery

A Pie to Die For by Stacy Alabaster

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Rachael will do anything to protect her bakery from the evil Bakermatic Baked Goods Company. Does that include murder?

Rachael is a pastry chef with a boutique bakery. When a food critic dies after eating a pie from Rachael’s bakery, she is quickly labeled the prime suspect. Faced with a police investigation that doubts her innocence, she has no choice but to find the real killer. With carefree best friend, Pippa, Rachael sets out on a mission to save her bakery, but it could ultimately cost her and her best friend everything.

Thriller

Lando Cruz and the Coup Conspiracy by George Donnelly

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The United States is in slow-motion economic collapse. The Three Strikes Act funnels the unemployed masses into a national network of work camps for the most trivial of infractions. Lando Cruz is a scrappy rebel who risks his final strike on the streets of Philadelphia by trading illegal currencies under cover of a burrito stand. He spends his days bribing dirty cops, fending off undercover federal agents and shepherding his little sister through adolescence.
Lando is getting by until beat cops seize his savings and kidnap his sister for ransom. He has thirty days to raise the hard cash he needs to free her before she is sold into sex slavery. His only chance is a lucrative job offer from the black market rebellion’s paramilitary startup, the Core. He risks both his life and his principle.

Crime

Exclusive The Big Mango by Jake Needham

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“THE BIG MANGO is a full-blown work. There’s no room for improvement. It’s as good as it gets.” -The Bangkok Post

$400,000,000 is in the wind, the result of a bungled CIA operation to grab the Bank of Vietnam’s currency reserves back when the Americans fled Saigon in 1975. A few decades later the word on the street is that those lost ten tons of currency all somehow ended up in Bangkok, and a downwardly mobile lawyer from California named Eddie Dare is the only guy left who might still have a shot at finding them.

Eddie knows nothing about the missing money. At least, he doesn’t think he does. But so many people claim he’s got an inside track that he and an old marine buddy named Winnebago Jones head for Bangkok anyway, and they plunge straight into the jagged netherworld of modern-day Thailand: a corkscrewed land where big-time criminals tango with small-time hustlers, villains on the lam mingle with politicians on the take, and the merely raffish jostle with the downright scary for center stage in the big leagues of weird.

From the Big Apple, to the Big Orange, to the Big Mango. You have to admit it has a kind of nutty logic to it. Bangkok is about as far from California as Eddie can go without sailing completely over the edge of the world, although at times he wonders if that isn’t exactly what he has done.

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