True Crime

by Mardi Link, narrated by JoBe Cerny


When Evil Came To Goodhart; In this page-turning true-life whodunit, author Mardi Link details all the evidence to date. She crafts her book around police and court documents and historical and present-day statements and interviews, in addition to exploring the impact of the case on the community of Good Hart and the stigma that surrounds the popular summer getaway. During the years of investigation of the murders, officials considered hundreds of tips and leads as well as dozens of sources, among them former secretaries who worked for murder victim Dick Robison; Robison's business associates; John Norman Collins, perpetrator of the "Co-Ed Murders" that took place in Washtenaw County between 1967 and 1969; and an inmate in federal prison in Leavenworth, Kansas, who said he knew who killed the Robison family. Despite the exhaustive investigative efforts of numerous individuals, decades later the case lies tantalizingly out of reach. It is still an unsolved cold case, yielding, in Link's words, forty years worth of "dead-end leads, anonymous tips, a few hard facts, and countless cockamamie theories."

by Mardi Link, narrated by Anne Jacques


Isadore's Secret; A gripping account of the mysterious 1907 disappearance of a young nun in a northern Michigan town and the national controversy that followed when she turned up dead and buried in the basement of her own church.

Swinging planks of lantern light shine through the musty air and onto the dirt floor of the church basement. The oddly glowing rectangles syncopate over the damp ground and illuminate even the darkest, stooped-down corners of the space beyond. The only sound is the ragged breathing of two men, a young parish priest and a much older laborer. Aboveground these men belong completely to this place, in both body and soul. A glimpse of their faces anywhere in the sanctuary, the rectory, the school, the barn, or the gardens would be a welcome sight. But here below, these men of Isadore are interlopers. Only trespassers would sneak silently into the church's sloped underbelly without witness to carry out such a sinful and secret errand as this one. Despite their tools, and their lantern, and their resolve, neither is equipped for the task at hand or for what is to come.

by Mardi Link, narrated by Jim McCance


Wicked Takes the Witness Stand; On a bitterly cold afternoon in December 1986, a Michigan State trooper found the frozen body of Jerry Tobias in the bed of his pickup truck. The 31-year-old oil field worker and small-time drug dealer was curled up on his side on the truck's bare metal, pressed against the tailgate, clad only in jeans, a checkered shirt, and cowboy boots. Inside the cab of the truck was a fresh package of expensive steaks from a local butcher shop-the first lead in a case that would be quickly lost in a thicket of bungled forensics, shady prosecution, and a psychopathic star witness out for revenge.

by S. R. Reynolds, narrated by Linda Kimbrough


Similar Transactions; Eight known victims and one set of skeletal remains. Will Larry Lee Smith get away with murder? "Similar Transactions" is a gripping memoir about the author's determination, over a seven-year period, to solve a murder and to bring the perpetrator to justice.

Former social-worker S. R. Reynolds has never forgotten the mishandled case of fifteen-year-old Michelle Anderson, a vibrant beauty who went missing from Reynolds' Knoxville, Tennessee, neighborhood years earlier. Aided by her old professor, famed forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass--founder of the University of Tennessee's "Body Farm"--Reynolds picks up the trail of this cold case. As she presses neglected pieces of the puzzle into place, Reynolds unearths a string of heinous kidnappings and rapes across the South, crimes that span decades. She talks to the victims. A picture begins to form. Patterns appear. And all evidence points to one man: convicted sex offender Larry Lee Smith. As a result of Reynolds' efforts, the Knoxville Police Department reopens the cold case of Michelle's disappearance, but Larry Lee is about to be released from a Georgia prison, where he served time for a related crime--a "similar transaction." What transpires in this story is amazing.


by Maggie Pill, narrated by Judy Blue, Anne Jaques and Laura Bednarski


The Sleuth Sisters; We love our sisters, right? It's just that sometimes we love them because of, and sometimes we love them in spite of. But when murder's the crime and solving's your line, sisters count on sisters. It's a family thing.

Recently unemployed, Faye Burner talks her semi-retired sister Barbara into opening a detective agency. Their first few months are disappointing. No one in their small town believes two fifty-something women can succeed as detectives. Faye wants to ask their well-connected sister Retta for help, but Barb insists she's too bossy and manipulative to be part of their business.


3 Sleuths, 2 Dogs, 1 Murder: A Sleuth Sisters Mystery, Book 2; When Retta's "gentleman friend" is accused of murder, the Sleuth Sisters take on the case. Winston Darrow is a charmer, but his secrets create trouble that spills onto Retta, Barb, Faye, and even police chief Rory Neuencamp. Dogs become an issue when Faye rescues a mutt she finds hurt on the road. Though Barb isn't a fan, she can't refuse Faye's request to keep the homely, ill-tempered Buddy. If the Sleuth Sisters live through this, it will be due to family solidarity, doggie instincts, and loyal friends. But really, who would ask for more?


Murder In The Boonies: A Sleuth Sisters Mystery, Book 3; The abrupt disappearance of the renters at the Sleuth Sisters' family farm presents Faye with the chance to do something she's always dreamed of: start a draft horse rescue. The circumstances surrounding the move are strange, though, and Faye, Barb, and Retta begin to suspect that at least some of the family members didn't leave voluntarily. Balancing a menagerie of animals with tracking down clues as to where the man, woman, and three daughters might have gone, the sleuths uncover a series of surprises that lead to dangers they never anticipated. As those dangers grow, the sisters and everyone around them are plunged into deadly peril.


Sleuthing at Sweet Springs: A Sleuth Sisters Mystery, Book 4; Faye meets a woman at a local nursing home who claims she doesn't belong there. Investigation leads to some intriguing questions: Why did someone force Clara out of her home? How did one neighbor die and another lose his home to fire? And can a dog and a dozen chickens be part of a daring rescue?

By Elizabeth Spann Craig, narrated by Linda Kimbrough


Death Pays A Visit; A Myrtle Clover Mystery, volume 7; When psychic (and hubcap retailer) Wanda Alewine pays a late-night visit to Myrtle Clover, she urges the octogenarian sleuth to head straight to Greener Pastures Retirement Home. But Wanda doesn't want Myrtle to consider the Home's dubious amenities - she wants Myrtle to prevent a murder seen in a vision. Reluctant Myrtle investigates with sidekick Miles, who seems a lot more interested in Greener Pastures than she is. As the duo digs, they uncover more than just Sudoku and Scrabble - they discover a sinister undercurrent...with murder as its outcome.

By Elizabeth Spann Craig, narrated by Judy Blue


A Body at Bunco; A Myrtle Clover Mystery, volume 8; Octogenarian sleuth Myrtle Clover has never heard of the dice game Bunco. Regardless, she steps in as her daughter-in-law's sub and reluctantly puts her game face on. Bunco turns out to be child's play. But when a body is discovered, Myrtle realizes another game is afoot. Before long, she's playing cat and mouse with the killer. Can she track down the murderer before the game is up? Or, with the killer playing hard to get, will it end up being "no dice"?


Murder On Opening Night; A Myrtle Clover Mystery, volume 9; When Myrtle Clover and her friend Miles attend a play in their small town, there's a full house on opening night. It's clear to Myrtle that one of the actresses is a stage hog who loves stealing the spotlight. Nandina Marshall certainly does upstage everyone - when her murder forces an unexpected intermission. Can Myrtle and Miles discover who was behind her final curtain call... before murder makes an encore?

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Crusing For Murder; A Myrtle Clover Mystery, volume 10; Loose lips sink ships - and result in murder. When Myrtle and her friend Miles set out for adventure on the high sea, they assume most of the trip's excitement will result from shore excursions to charming Alaskan villages. They feel as if their ship has come in. But when a fellow passenger disappears, Myrtle realizes she must seize the helm and find the killer...before more souls are lost.

by John W. Mefford, narrated by Julia Farmer


IN Defiance; A volatile hostage situation at a foster home reaches a bitter end: shots are fired, some die, some live to tell a sordid tale. In the midst of the anguish and confusion is one child who will bear the scars of this unbelievable turmoil.

As a special investigator for Child Protective Services, Ivy Nash lives by one rule: she'll do anything to fight for the wellbeing of children. Anything. Something that was never done for her. As a "system" kid, she spent time in 17 foster homes. Seventeen.

Very quickly, the facts of the case are blurred...accusations of sibling abuse, connections to drugs. Nothing lines up, and authorities want it all to go away. Their target? A 10-year-old boy. Unrelenting in her pursuit to find the truth, Ivy and her new friend Cristina uncover alarming new information to pinpoint who is at the root of the crime.

But evil knows no boundaries. Shockwaves of her most horrific childhood memories erupt into the present, and Ivy knows that she's in the fight for her life.

by Belinda Frisch, narrated by Julia Farmer


Fatal Reaction; Paramedic Anneliese Ashmore's routine shift takes a startling turn when she answers the call she was never meant to hear--a call to a crime scene where her sister, Sydney, is the victim of an apparent overdose suicide. The evidence says otherwise.


Fatal Intentions; A year after Sydney Dowling's murder, the killing begins again. Someone with medical training is working their way through the list of people connected to Sydney's case, murdering them in such a unique way even medical examiner Dr. Kimberly Taylor is stumped. Paramedic Anneliese Ashmore and Dr. Jared Monroe both have means and motive, but only one of them is being framed. With two people dead and another gone missing, police are under pressure to secure a suspect.

Written and narrated by JoBe Cerny


The Taylor Street Files of Red Cin; Frankie Turk and Lola Lahti were suspended for using excessive violence in the pursuit of justice. So they were the perfect detectives to investigate the murder of the husband of a wealthy young widow who owns Chicago's hottest night spot, Club Red. Join Chicago's most interesting crime-fighting couple as they investigate The Taylor Street case file of RED CIN.

by Peg Herring, narrated by JoBe Cerny


The Dead Detective Agency; Tori Van Camp, personal assistant, wakes one morning on a luxurious ocean liner where she's offered whatever she desires: food, clothes, recreation, and the companionship of congenial people. But Tori has no memory of booking a cruise. What she does have is a vivid recollection of being shot point blank in the chest. With the help of the stunningly handsome Mike and the unnervingly serene Nancy, Tori soon learns the purpose of her voyage. Still, she is haunted by the image of the gun, the crack of the shot, and the malevolent face of the shooter. Help arrives in the person of Seamus, who offers to find out what happened. Tori is grateful, but she isn't willing to let Seamus investigate alone. She wants to see for herself who wanted her dead, and she's willing to risk everything to find out why.


Dead For The Money; When Dead Detective Seamus is asked to investigate the death of wealthy businessman William Dunbar, he is more than willing. Seamus finds the Afterlife pleasant but a little boring, and he looks forward to chances to return to Life and find out for murder victims why they died and who is responsible. This time there's an additional request: Will he take a detective-in-training along? Reluctantly he agrees to meet Mildred, who seems charming if a little headstrong. They agree to work the case together, with Seamus in full command. Suspects for Dunbar's possible murder include the man's family and staff, notably his beloved grandson Bud, who was with him when he fell from a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan.

By Stven Thomas, narrated by JoBe Cerny with Julia Farmer


Chase The Rabbit; Gretch Bayonne Adventure Series Book 1; From the barrooms of New York City, to the movie studios of Hollywood, Steven M. Thomas has crafted a tale of intrigue that captures the early 1930Õs as freelance writer Gretch "Bay" Bayonne attempts to unravel the mystery of why a dedicated family man would abandon his life for no apparent reason. Along the way he encounters movies stars, Nazis, and newspaper tycoons, and barters a banana for a mysterious gold key stolen by a runaway monkey on a walkway atop the magnificent dirigible Graf Zeppelin. This first book in the Bay series is sure to grab readers from the first page and will not let go until the last!


Rabbits Never Die; Gretch Bayonne Adventure Series Book 2; Bay gets sucked into investigating who really blew up the Graf Zeppelin. Everything he knew was wrong. He teams up with legendary columnist Wolf on an international trek that leads them to Cuba and New Orleans. Hollywood in the 1930Õs would never be the same. It would change the lives of everyone on the planet.

Mystery/Romance by Amy Hale, narrated by Julia Farmer


Ulterior Motives; Despite being wealthy, Ellie Manchester has had a rough life. She witnessed her motherÕs murder at age seven, but didn't see the man responsible. Plagued by nightmares, and a drunken father, Ellie has grown up to believe that she can only rely on herself. When her father dies in an accident, she becomes an heiress of sortsÉ and a target. Tanner Paxton was a tough and tumble kid who turned his penchant for getting into fights into a successful security business. He loves his work but doesn't have time for much else, especially relationships. When he's hired to protect Ellie, against her will, he not only finds himself embroiled in dangerous chaos, but falling in love with the most stubborn and beautiful woman he's ever met. But love may be a weakness that can get them both killed.

by Darcia Helle, narrated by Paul Fleschner


Into The Light; Max Paddington refuses to go into the light until he finds his killer. This presents a dilemma, since Max is even less competent as a spirit than he was as a live person. No one sees or hears him and he can't manage to get anywhere or do anything on his own. Joe Cavelli is a private investigator, living an ordinary life. Then one day he walks across a parking lot, gets yelled at by a ghost, and his life only gets stranger from there. Max and Joe team up to find Max's killer.


Beyond Salvation; Known on the streets as The Ghost, Michael has a reputation for taking on the twisted criminals. Rapists. Child molesters. He has never been hired to find the lost... until now. Michael teams up with ex-prostitute Nicki and full-time hit man Sean. Together they bend the rules of the justice system in order to find a young girl few people care about. In the process, they uncover a world where salvation comes with a price tag and God's words are used to incite fear in a congregation of believers.

by T. C. Isbell, narrated by Paul Fleschner


Southern Cross; Not the typical spy murder mystery, Southern Cross is a unique tale of double agents, espionage, revenge, and murder leading investigators from a morgue in Manhattan to the SS Southern Cross, a passenger liner sailing from New York to Cuba. Forced to use limited resources, a doctor from San Francisco and a young Paris police inspector scramble to uncover a vicious murderer before another passenger is killed, and before the ship docks in Havana and 500 travelers flood the pier.

by Peg Herring, narrated by Karisa Bruin


Killing Silence: Book 1 of the Loser Mysteries; Killing Silence, the first of The Loser Mysteries, presents a unique protagonist: Loser, who sleeps on the streets of Richmond, Virginia, washes up in gas station bathrooms, eats when an opportunity comes along, and spends her waking hours in front of the local drug store, watching the world pass by and speaking less than thirty words per day. When a child is murdered and Loser finds herself in the company of the prime suspect, can she pull herself out of her own pain to help catch a killer?

narrated by Karisa Bruin and Adam Shalzi


Killing Memories: Book 2 of the Loser Mysteries; Book Two of the Loser Mysteries delves deeper into who Loser is--or who she was before the street person named Loser appeared. Determined to help a teenaged boy in crisis, she's pulled back into the world of normal people. But the normal world can be as dangerous as the streets of Richmond. Is Loser ready to handle both a home and a homicide?

by Dan Hawkins, narrated by Paul Fleschner


Regret: Dan blamed himself for his wife's untimely first, that is. Dan, a newly published best-selling author, has just begun to taste the good life: money in the bank, house in a quiet neighborhood, beautiful wife. His monster of a fictional character - a wealthy, handsome, womanizing murderer - is the catalyst for Dan's good fortune, intriguing millions of fans. But when Dan sleeps with his agent on a business trip, and then confesses the whole thing to his wife in near tears, he sets off a chain of events that cause him to lose his wife and his grip on everything, including reality.

Mike Bishop Novels by Jess Butcher, narrated by Paul Fleschner


Muleshoe; Death is about to descend upon tiny Muleshoe, Kansas. Mike Bishop has arrived in the sleepy little town on a mission to recover a legendary cache of rare gold coins and Confederate currency. But others are racing to recover the treasure as well. Local Sheriff Laura Moss cautiously joins Bishop in his search. The line between good and evil blurs as Bishop and Sheriff Moss struggle to survive a murderous local legend...a legend that threatens to turn the Kansas prairie black with blood.


Sidewinder Requium; When a friend's mutilated body is discovered at a roadside park along the Kansas Interstate, Mike Bishop sets out on a quest to unravel the mystery of the man's death. But after his most promising lead disappears into the wintery depths of an Oklahoma lake, Bishop finds himself at a dead-end. The investigation eventually leads Bishop and former Marine Corps Sergeant, Abraham LincolnDecker to Sidewinder, a small town in western Kansas where they uncover a slimy underworld of child prostitution, black market military weapons, and domestic terrorism. But before they can expose the secret militia organization responsible for the two murders, they must face a killer more monstrous than any they have ever imagined.