NOT YOUR USUAL SUSPECTS

A group blog featuring an international array of killer mystery, suspense, and romantic suspense writers. With premises and story lines different from your run-of-the-mill whodunits, we tend to write outside the box. We blog several times a week on all topics relating to romantic suspense and mystery, our writing, and our readers. We welcome all comments and often have guest bloggers. All our authors can be contacted separately, too, using their own social media links.

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Night Shift: A Mystery Collection
by Marcelle Dubé

“[Marcelle Dubé] writes deceptively quiet stories that have a real bite to them.” 
Kristine Kathryn Rusch

In Night Shift: A Mystery Collection, Marcelle Dubé takes the reader to the darker side of small towns with characters who struggle against outside foes and internal demons. This collection features four short stories and a novellette by the author of the Mendenhall Mysteries. The stories include:

Night Shift: Driving back to Mendenhall late at night during a thunderstorm, Chief of Police Kate Williams stops to check out an accident only to find herself fighting for her life. A Mendenhall Short Mystery.

Lincoln City Blues: When a beautiful woman walks into the office of Anastasia Charles—aka Charlie—with a story about a violent husband and a kidnapped kid, Charlie’s private investigator instincts sit up and pay attention. With two grand on her desk, eight more when she finds the husband and the chance to be a hero and rescue a kid… how can Charlie say no?

The Priest: Chief of Police Kate Williams is a little irritated when Constable Trepalli calls her into a routine investigation of a break-in at the priest’s house. Then Trepalli shows her what they found on the priest’s bed. A Mendenhall Short Mystery.

Leduc: Leduc knows how not to get noticed, how to bide his time, how to hide what he does. He learned a long time ago, after his mother found the cats. Just a few more weeks, and he’ll have his military police badge. Then he’ll be able to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants… to whomever he wants.

There’s only one problem. Someone knows his secret.

Jules: A fall off a cliff, a nighttime attack… Is Jules imagining it, or did someone follow her to the Yukon from Colombia to finally finish her off?


Ghosts of Morocco
by Marcelle Dubé

Fifteen years after a traumatic event in Morocco, Hope Adler has reinvented herself as a cautious, dependable businesswoman back home in Canada. No more impulsiveness. No more risks. No more Wild Child. But when Meddur, the young son of her Moroccan friend, lands on her doorstep, running from murderous Berber radicals, she must reach deep into her past and bring back the Wild Child, because that’s the only way she and Meddur will get out of this alive.

Just as she thinks she’s found a safe place to hide the boy, Sam Walker, the bane of her youth in Morocco, suddenly appears. Can she trust him to help her keep Meddur safe? Or is he working with the radicals?

In a departure from her Mendenhall Mysteries series, Marcelle Dubé’s Ghosts of Morocco is a standalone novel featuring Hope Adler, a woman tormented by her past and willing to do anything to make amends. Ghosts of Morocco is a wild, exotic ride from the sands of Morocco to the deep snows of the Yukon. 


The Untethered Woman
by Marcelle Dubé

A phone call sends Kate Williams, chief of police of the tiny Manitoba town of Mendenhall, rushing home to Quebec to deal with the hit-and-run accident that put her mother in the hospital.

The more questions she asks, however, the more she suspects that the accident wasn’t really an accident. Investigating outside her own jurisdiction, Kate faces resistance from the local police force and her own family. Just as her determined pursuit of the truth finally starts to bear fruit, however, the unthinkable happens. Now, a terrible crime that may have been intended for her forces her to return to Mendenhall.

The fourth in the Mendenhall Mysteries series, The Untethered Woman returns readers to the wonderful characters of Mendenhall and to Kate Williams, the town's stubborn chief of police. Other books in the series include The Shoeless Kid, The Tuxedoed Man, and The Weeping Woman. 


The Weeping Woman
by Marcelle Dubé

Mysterious crying in the middle of the night… a strange light climbing where there are no stairs… 

Kate doesn’t like vacations—she’d much rather stay on the job as chief of police of tiny Mendenhall, Manitoba. But her niece Amanda has been working too hard at her fledgling catering company. So Kate rents a cottage in Gimli, a beach town on the shore of Lake Winnipeg. Things go awry when in the middle of the very first night they hear a woman crying from the cottage next door. When Kate checks it out, however, there’s no one there.

Unsettled, Kate and Amanda start looking into the strange events next door. Then a series of thefts and arson attacks in Mendenhall draw Kate back home. To her surprise, the investigation into the Mendenhall crimes and the Gimli mystery spiral ever closer to each other. Then Amanda disappears and Kate will have to use all her skills if she is to protect her niece and right historic wrongs. 

The Weeping Woman is the third in the Mendenhall Mysteries series featuring Kate Williams, chief of police. Other books in the series include The Shoeless Kid and The Tuxedoed Man. 



The Tuxedoed Man

Trade Paperback

An 'accidental' death, a train wreck and dark secrets in a deadly northern winter:

When a man wearing a tux—but no shoes—turns up dead at the scene of a train crash, Kate Williams, chief of police of a tiny northern town, quickly realizes that his death wasn’t accidental. During one of the most brutal winters in recent memory, Kate needs all her resources to discover how the dead man ended up in the snow. The deeper she digs, the deeper the mystery.

When her beautiful niece suddenly arrives on her doorstep, sowing distraction and rivalry among Kate’s constables, Kate worries that she may have to ship her niece back home, if only to get everyone’s attention back on the guy in the tux.

Then her niece goes missing.

The Tuxedoed Man is the second in the Mendenhall Mysteries series featuring Kate Williams, newly hired chief of police. The first was The Shoeless Kid, in which Kate deals with a mutinous deputy chief and a missing boy, and the Cop Games that have invaded her tiny town.






The Shoeless Kid

Worldwide Library Worldwide Mystery
Feb 2012
Category: Mystery
Paperback
ISBN: 9780373267880Buy link

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A former big-city cop haunted by past tragedy, Kate Williams accepts the job of police chief for the rural Canadian town of Mendenhall. But instead of the low-key troubles typical of a smaller force, she finds a station divided by rivalries—and very few supporters. The pressure only increases when a crazy old man shows up with a child's red running shoe, insisting he witnessed a kidnapping.

Is six-year-old Josh Hollister in jeopardy—or just staying with his grandmother, as his mother calmly insists? Rallying her factional force into a collective unit to investigate proves less difficult once they determine there is no grandmother. But there is a missing father who desperately wants to protect his son, and a mother with dangerous associates. Finding Josh quickly becomes a race against time…to stop a tragedy Kate vowed would never happen on her watch again.


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THE PROFESSOR 


A serial killer claims his 3rd victim --young women on South Carolina's college campuses--and SLED Agent Mick O'Shaughnessy must uncover the pattern before terror strikes another campus.

Chosen for the World Wide Mystery Book Club
Available through the Harlequin Store - at a discount!

Released February 2014
Category Suspense
ISBN: 9780373002306

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