The Between Times

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The Between Times

Living in a world without freedom and taking away the rights of people is not uncommon even today. Within the fictional world created by the author we meet Benjamin and Jewell who lives in a world filled with darkness, fear, despair and hope. Corporations rule and the people unless they are of the right color, race, religious background and have the qualities and characteristics they feel belong within their world they are cast aside. Imagine a state with barriers separating the upper and lower towns as they are called. The upper as you can guess for the rich and those that belong to the corporate world and the lower for the cast asides, indigent and anyone not fit to be in the upper realm. As the story opens we hear the cries and screams of Benjamin as his wife is being killed for having the nerve and…

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Perfection Often Comes at a High Price

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The Murder that Never Was: Andrea Kane

Imagine a perfect diamond with an E quality clarity, perfect color, cut, and carat and weight shape. Imagine holding it in the palm of your hand. Polished diamonds are valuable and the value is based on several factors. Rarity, which means that particular one is hard to come by and has qualities that are more rare and worth more. It is hard to evaluate or compare the qualities of one diamond over another without using a grading system. Diamonds can be classified by clarity, color cut, carat and weight shape each having its own distinct shape and form. Some are round, princess or radiant. Imagine how priceless some of these might be. No imperfections, no flaws and a diamond of the highest clarity. The cut of this stone would determine tits brilliance, its sparkle and the weight or number of carats the size…

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Checked Out

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Checked Out: Daniel Harris

Would you give up your job or take on a second one as a challenge in order to bring a failing company in the red into the black? What would happen if you agreed to take on this job for a short time and you were guaranteed a huge payout at the end? But, when the reality sets in and you learn that you were carefully hand picked for the job to replace the original CEO who was murdered and are offered the job would you take it? Alex Santone was the CEO of Food Basket, which is an 80-store chain that is housed in Providence. But, someone dislikes him and decides to take him out in his own living room but why? Offered the mob at Food Basket Russell Riley with the advice of his wife and lawyer Holly, decides that this would be a…

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Sayonara Slam

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Sayonara Slam (A Mas Arai Mystery) Paperback – April 26, 2016

Mas Arai is a gardener who has a hand in finding our who killed a reporter name Itai covering a game at Dodger Stadium between Japan and Korea in the World Baseball Classic. But, murders happen when you least expect them and before the pitcher can throw the first pitch this reporter is dead. Mas is a gardener from Altadena California who English is fair and who winds up working for Itai’s replacement. Imagine a woman who can throw knuckleball pitches to warm up the Japanese Team? Imagine poor Mas in the middle of this intrigue hoping to get paid a lot of money, worrying his daughter who wants to know his whereabouts all the time and the comedy of this almost 80 year old man learning how to use a cell phone. Mas is a great character and…

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The Enigmatolist: Spotlight Ben Adams

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The Enigmatologist: Ben Adams

Many people were enamored with the sound and songs of Elvis Aaron Presley from the first time he took center stage. His performances were unique, his sound was different and he became more than just an icon to the public but a symbol of change in the music business. Throughout his career many found him mysterious, some thought that he might have unusual powers and others just wanted to be like him or him. Imagine hundreds of people lining up to see if they could try out as his body double and stand on stage pretending to be Elvis and living an unusual dream. This novel centers on a single photograph that someone took thinking she spotted Elvis in the present and hoping it was authentic and that the King as he was referred to was alive.

John Abernathy is in his twenties and living a…

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The Paris Librarian

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The Paris Librarian: Mark Pryor

Within the annals of this library you will find many who will take care of the books, the letters and special donations that make this library stand out. Paul Rogers is the director of the American Library in Paris and his friend Hugo Marston is coming to visit him there. Hugo is head of security at the American Embassy in Paris and worked several functions there for the ambassador and Rogers his contact. Hugo realized that there is much more to his friend Paul that meets the eye and checking into his past yielded some interesting and colorful information. Working for the Ambassador it was necessary to learn more about Rogers and his past. Going to meet his friend was a priority as he wanted to attend a special sale of rare books and hoped to attain a first edition of In Cold Blood signed…

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Mercy: Michael Palmer/Daniel Palmer

A person’s right to live or end their life is at the heart of the novel. Terminally ill patients might decide to have their life support instruments disbanded and disconnected when their heart stops preferring not to be resuscitated. Having a DNR in place allows this to happen. But, what happens when a suicide or death is done with the help of a doctor? When the suicide or death of the patient is orchestrated and facilitated by means as a drug prescription or by information as an indication of someone adding a lethal dose of something to their IV as long as long as the doctor that is administering this lethal drug is sure of the patient’s wishes and intent. Mercy Killing, Euthanasia, hastening the death of someone by changing some form of support and letting nature or death take its course is what happens when…

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