News: Colleen Collins Named One of Twitter’s Top PIs

Colleen Collins has been ranked #14 in PINow’s list of top 100 private investigators worldwide on Twitter. PINow compiles this list every year to “recognize those in the industry who have proved to be valuable resources to their peers, specifically on the topic of investigations.” Article link: “Top Investigators on Twitter 2015”

New Releases: There Was a Crooked Man and Unbalanced by Leann Betts

The second in the By The Numbers series, There Was a Crooked Man, by Leeann Betts, Crooked Man_Finalreleased in November 2015. Carly Turnquist, a forensic accountant with a nose for mystery, joins her husband on a working vacation on a dude ranch in New Mexico – working for him, vacation for her. Before she even gets off the plane, she identifies a suspicious death, and husband Mike knows her mystery sensors are on high alert. At the ranch, Carly amuses herself by looking into a decades-old death, a mysterious note, and the hidden meaning behind an eagle’s feather. When the snowstorm of the century strands everyone on the ranch, and a body turns up, Carly can’t resist getting involved. But can she find the killer before he—or she—puts Carly on ice forever?

The third in the By the Numbers series, Unbalanced, by Leeann Betts, releases January Unbalanced Final with Custom Green31st. Carly Turnquist, a forensic accountant with a nose for mystery, is happily planning her son’s wedding, when she witnesses a bank robbery. The trouble is, nobody else in town saw the robbery. When the story hits the regional news, she is ridiculed and her credibility is called into question, jeopardizing an upcoming trial where she is the star witness. When things look like they can’t get any worse, her husband’s long-lost brother turns up with his young son, then disappears, leaving the son behind. Between her career going down like a lead balloon, caring for a nephew she barely knows, threats of blackmail surround the wedding. Who doesn’t want her to testify, and who doesn’t want the marriage to go ahead?

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About the author:
Leeann Betts, who writes contemporary suspense, is the alter-ego for Donna Schlachter, who pens historical suspense. Both live in Denver, Colorado, spinning wild stories about dead bodies and asking way too many What If? Questions. You can check Leeann out at or

Publication: Season of Thrills Box Set

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The SEASON OF THRILLS Box Set contains 5 full-length suspense/mystery/thriller novels by award-winning and bestselling authors: Jerrie Alexander, Kim Cresswell, K. L. Docter, Rachel Kent, and Marian Lanouette.


HELL OR HIGH WATERS by Jerrie Alexander A woman in danger. A man she loves but can’t trust.

When former SEAL Nate Wolfe learns a woman from his past is in danger, nothing will stop him from protecting her. Not even her.

Dallas Child Protection Services Investigator Kay Taylor doesn’t want or need Nate in her life. But he doesn’t seem to understand the word no. He seems to also have forgotten the brand he left on her heart.

When Kay is taken and sold to a monster, the devil himself couldn’t stop Nate from doing whatever it takes to find her…but will he be in time?

REFLECTION (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book One) by Kim Cresswell
Lunch with the ex-husband is not always a fun thing especially when bullets start flying and reporter Whitney Steel finds herself in the middle of a human cloning story that will rock the world…providing she lives long enough to get her byline. “A deeply emotional romantic suspense that starts bold and holds you captive to the very end.” –New York Times Bestseller, Dianna Love

KILLING SECRETS (A Thorne’s Thorn Novel, Book One) by K. L. Docter
Some secrets are better left dead. Too bad the Angel Killer’s digging them up.

Rachel James’ ex-husband is released from prison determined to reclaim her and her traumatized child, his key to the James fortune. Patrick Thorne isn’t interested in helping another of his parents’ charity cases, especially after losing his unborn son and wife to suicide. Only trust will untangle the secrets that dominate their lives, free a child of her silent prison, and save them both from a killer who stands too close.

BROKEN PIECES (Bits & Pieces Book One) by Rachel Kent
Tara Jacobs had her life completely planned. She truly did have it all after a lifetime of struggles. Unfortunately, her stepbrother arrives in town and threatens to ruin her well-laid plans with some blackmail. Tara stops at almost nothing to keep her skeletons from tumbling out of the closet.

IF I FAIL (A Jake Carrington Mystery Book One) by Marian Lanouette
Are rules really meant to be broken? Jake Carrington finds out the hard way and the answer is no! Dating Chloe Wagner was a huge mistake, and Jake should have known better—he’s investigating the murder of Chloe’s sister. Now Chloe is the number one suspect in that murder. If she’s convicted, Jake could lose not only his rank, but his career. If that’s not bad enough, he’s got a stalker on his hands, someone who’s threatening his fledgling relationship with the lovely Mia. Things are getting just a little too personal for comfort!

SEASON OF THRILLS Box Set is a value-packed, thrill ride for those who love romantic suspense, procedural suspense, detective mysteries, thrillers, and so much more!

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New Release: The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer Kincheloe

Available now: The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer Kincheloe (Seventh Street Books)

annablancIt’s 1907 Los Angeles. Mischievous socialite Anna Blanc is the kind of young woman who devours purloined crime novels—but must disguise them behind covers of more domestically-appropriate reading. She could match wits with Sherlock Holmes, but in her world women are not allowed to hunt criminals.

Determined to break free of the era’s rigid social roles, Anna buys off the chaperon assigned by her domineering father and, using an alias, takes a job as a police matron with the Los Angeles Police Department. There she discovers a string of brothel murders, which the cops are unwilling to investigate. Seizing her one chance to solve a crime, she takes on the investigation herself.

If the police find out, she’ll get fired; if her father finds out, he’ll disown her; and if her fiancé finds out, he’ll cancel the wedding and stop pouring money into her father’s collapsing bank. Midway into her investigation, the police chief’s son, Joe Singer, learns her true identity. And shortly thereafter she learns about blackmail.

Anna must choose—either hunt the villain and risk losing her father, fiancé, and wealth, or abandon her dream and leave the killer on the loose.

About the author:
Jennifer Kincheloe is a research scientist turned writer of historical fiction. She was on the faculty at UCLA where she did research to inform health policy for eleven years. Her debut novel, The Secret Life of Anna Blanc, is the winner of the 2013 Colorado Gold writing contest for mystery. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children in Denver.