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Looking for unforgettable heroes pitted against unbeatable odds? Evil lurks in broad daylight. Conspiracies play out in the shadows. Nowhere is safe. And these 20 pulse-pounding mysteries and thrillers won't let you forget it... Fans of Lee Child, James Patterson, Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, and John Grisham will love the USA Today and Award-Winning authors in the MURDER & Looking for unforgettable heroes pitted against unbeatable odds? Evil lurks in broad daylight. Conspiracies play out in the shadows. Nowhere is safe. And these 20 pulse-pounding mysteries and thrillers won't let you forget it... Fans of Lee Child, James Patterson, Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, and John Grisham will love the USA Today and Award-Winning authors in the MURDER & MAYHEM boxed set, which is why the authors of this collection came together to bundle 20 EXCLUSIVE thrillers and mysteries, including plenty of BRAND NEW material! This unbeatable lineup of stories will spike your heart rate and blow your senses with thousands of pages of clever crimes, devastating murders, heart-pounding mystery, and psychological twists. From tales of spies and espionage to small-town mysteries and traditional courtroom thrillers to hard-boiled noir, this collection offers a cross-section of modern thriller and mystery. Scroll Up Now and Pre-order Today to secure your 20 stories from the masters of thrills and kills! Including Titles From... Award-Winning author Nathan M. Farrugia Nick Thacker John Birmingham N.D. Hill Eva Winters Lee Hayton USA Today bestselling author Olivia Wildenstein Nathan Goodman John Ling Award-Winning author Fiona Quinn M.R. Graham USA Today bestselling author H.B. Moore Award-Winning author Pamela Crane Award-Winning author Ashley C. Harris Award-Winning author Terry Keys Steve P. Vincent Tina Glasneck Award-Wining author Pauline Creeden Dave Sinclair New York Times bestselling author Monica Corwin


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Looking for unforgettable heroes pitted against unbeatable odds? Evil lurks in broad daylight. Conspiracies play out in the shadows. Nowhere is safe. And these 20 pulse-pounding mysteries and thrillers won't let you forget it... Fans of Lee Child, James Patterson, Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, and John Grisham will love the USA Today and Award-Winning authors in the MURDER & Looking for unforgettable heroes pitted against unbeatable odds? Evil lurks in broad daylight. Conspiracies play out in the shadows. Nowhere is safe. And these 20 pulse-pounding mysteries and thrillers won't let you forget it... Fans of Lee Child, James Patterson, Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, and John Grisham will love the USA Today and Award-Winning authors in the MURDER & MAYHEM boxed set, which is why the authors of this collection came together to bundle 20 EXCLUSIVE thrillers and mysteries, including plenty of BRAND NEW material! This unbeatable lineup of stories will spike your heart rate and blow your senses with thousands of pages of clever crimes, devastating murders, heart-pounding mystery, and psychological twists. From tales of spies and espionage to small-town mysteries and traditional courtroom thrillers to hard-boiled noir, this collection offers a cross-section of modern thriller and mystery. Scroll Up Now and Pre-order Today to secure your 20 stories from the masters of thrills and kills! Including Titles From... Award-Winning author Nathan M. Farrugia Nick Thacker John Birmingham N.D. Hill Eva Winters Lee Hayton USA Today bestselling author Olivia Wildenstein Nathan Goodman John Ling Award-Winning author Fiona Quinn M.R. Graham USA Today bestselling author H.B. Moore Award-Winning author Pamela Crane Award-Winning author Ashley C. Harris Award-Winning author Terry Keys Steve P. Vincent Tina Glasneck Award-Wining author Pauline Creeden Dave Sinclair New York Times bestselling author Monica Corwin

30 review for Murder and Mayhem: A Limited Edition Thriller and Mystery Collection

  1. 4 out of 5

    Meenaz Lodhi

    I throughly enjoyed reading this anthology. I had so much fun! There are great fast paced, gritty sometimes, sarcastic and action thrillers stories, even emotive. I already have read some of the authors’ works, and Nathan Farrugia had recommended it to me. This is a wonderful way of getting to know new authors and their writings, to make me subscribe to their newsletters and read more of their books. I highly recommend this anthology!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lucy

    I highly recommend this book. I was given ARC in exchange of an honest opinion on this book. I especially liked Sick Girls. This book blew my mind. I don’t give spoilers but the storyline of the three mothers will have the reader glued until the end of the book. Must read!!!!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mick Bird

    I fully recommend this series of books, some new authors to myself but give it a go you will not be disappointed.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Elisa

    For now, I have only read Zero, by Nathan Farrugia. I plan to read the rest of the collection soon, but I just had to share how much I enjoyed this one novella. Zero shows an episode of Xiu's past. If you're familiar with the author's novels, you will know Xiu well. Or as well as you can possibly know this most mysterious of operatives. If this is your first time in the Fifth Column universe, you will still enjoy this read, which is a stand-alone story. It is a glimpse into Xiu's first mission, For now, I have only read Zero, by Nathan Farrugia. I plan to read the rest of the collection soon, but I just had to share how much I enjoyed this one novella. Zero shows an episode of Xiu's past. If you're familiar with the author's novels, you will know Xiu well. Or as well as you can possibly know this most mysterious of operatives. If this is your first time in the Fifth Column universe, you will still enjoy this read, which is a stand-alone story. It is a glimpse into Xiu's first mission, before she was a qualified spook, and the man who taught her how to be awesome. Her Mr. Miyagi, an old and legendary operative called Jian, shares his tricks and experience and the rapport that they establish is a solid foundation for the non-stop action. The baddies this time are The Immortal Guard, a creepy paramilitary cult which members wear even creepier masks. Xiu and Jian are trying to stop them, but the bad guys won't make it easy. And if you think that these soldiers have Stormtrooper syndrome and miss all their shots, well... you've never seen them in action, which makes the good guys’ fight more exciting and the outcome less predictable. They earn their victories. A fantastic page-turner. I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thank you, Nathan Farrugia!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jackie

    Wow what a series of stories. I had to try and finish as soon as I could. One story, Sick Girls by ND Hill was totally awesome.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ian

    I loved this collection, it's very well curated well worth reading I've been reading advanced copy's of 3 books in the collection. Zero which is in the same space as Nathan Farrugias Helix books and it's absolutely gripping. Then The Rookies guide to Espionage which was also a good read with a more light-hearted edge to it if you can have light hearted terrorism and murder! Finally I've finished Omega Strain a fast paced thriller well written and exciting. I'm so looking forward to reading the re I loved this collection, it's very well curated well worth reading I've been reading advanced copy's of 3 books in the collection. Zero which is in the same space as Nathan Farrugias Helix books and it's absolutely gripping. Then The Rookies guide to Espionage which was also a good read with a more light-hearted edge to it if you can have light hearted terrorism and murder! Finally I've finished Omega Strain a fast paced thriller well written and exciting. I'm so looking forward to reading the rest of the collection soon, meanwhile I have 3 more authors to add to my must read list!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Todd Simpson

    This is such great value for so many incredible Authors in the one box set. I’ve read and thoroughly enjoyed novels from the likes of Nathan Farrugia, John Birmingham, Terry Keys, Lee Hayton, Steve P Vincent, and Dave Sinclair. There is also a great mix of genres, from Techno Thrillers, Murder Mystery’s, and Action Thrillers. I’ve so far read Nathan Farrugia’s; ‘Zero’ and Terry Keys: ‘Lie No More’, and they are both excellent stories. My reviews are below. I can’t wait to get to the other storie This is such great value for so many incredible Authors in the one box set. I’ve read and thoroughly enjoyed novels from the likes of Nathan Farrugia, John Birmingham, Terry Keys, Lee Hayton, Steve P Vincent, and Dave Sinclair. There is also a great mix of genres, from Techno Thrillers, Murder Mystery’s, and Action Thrillers. I’ve so far read Nathan Farrugia’s; ‘Zero’ and Terry Keys: ‘Lie No More’, and they are both excellent stories. My reviews are below. I can’t wait to get to the other stories in this box set. Nathan Farrugia: Zero ‘Zero’ has an amazing plot, with a very interesting and diverse range of characters. Along with some amazing action scenes, I flew through the story, I enjoyed it so much. There is plenty of amazing action scenes that I found myself reading quicker and quicker. Nathan Farrugia’s books are all thoroughly entertaining, and well worth a read. Xiu found herself in a battle for her life at the Intron Clinic when soldiers stormed in and opened fire. Xiu knew she had to find Dr Jian, and unfortunately she would need to travel to Zhenhar to track him down. Kids didn’t call it weirdo town for nothing. Especially since it was full of soldiers from the Immortal Guard, which had plans of clearing everyone out that they didn’t want there. Unfortunately the soldiers had no intention of asking these people to leave, but rather using something that Dr Lian had hidden. Xiu had no intention of walking away, and she knew she had to do everything she could to stop the Immortal Guards. Hands down, this is a great story and well worth a read. Terry Keys: Lie No More This is a truly fabulous story. Full of great characters, and a plot that I really enjoyed. I was pleasantly surprised, as I thought the story was heading in one direction, and then there is quite a twist that I didn’t see coming, which really made this book an exceptional read. I’ve read two other books by Terry Keys, and I’ve loved both of them. Candice Harstow didn’t think her life was too bad, especially for a stay at home mum and wife. She honestly thought her husband John was just a very hard working man, with the amount of hours he spent at work. She certainly didn’t suspect him of cheating, not in a million years. The big question is, what she would do if she ever found out if he was cheating on her. Candice really had no idea. What was really going on with John, and maybe it would have been better to stay at home and not follow him around. After all John was a smart man, and ex-military, so surely he wouldn’t be doing anything to jeopardise his family, surely!! This is a very clever story, and I would certainly highly recommend it.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Robin Morgan

    Having received a True Crime Enthusiast badge from Amazon on my profile should server as an indication for one of my favorite genres to read/review. So, when I hear about this marvelous collection of 20 stories of murder and bedlam on September 23rd, I didn’t hesitate to pre-order it. While these stories might not be true, they’re sure to pique my desire to read about ingenuous crimes, dreadful murders, mysteries able to cause heart palpitations, and not to forget about plot twists will make one Having received a True Crime Enthusiast badge from Amazon on my profile should server as an indication for one of my favorite genres to read/review. So, when I hear about this marvelous collection of 20 stories of murder and bedlam on September 23rd, I didn’t hesitate to pre-order it. While these stories might not be true, they’re sure to pique my desire to read about ingenuous crimes, dreadful murders, mysteries able to cause heart palpitations, and not to forget about plot twists will make one wonder what did I miss or what’s going to happen next. With 20 stories, from those involving international spies and high-tech surveillance to small, hometown whodunnits and conventional page-turning courtroom dramas [like Perry Mason] to those hardboiled detectives like Mike Hammer or Sam Spade, you’re given a collection of extraordinary protagonists going up against incredible odds in stories which have all written by awarding winning or best-selling USA Today authors. Who knows what evil lives in the hearts of men? After reading these stories you might just might find out.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Elisa

    In Too Deep is just one of the amazing stories in this box set, written by one of my favourite suspenseful authors Fiona Quinn. Deep's story was a thrilling adventure, with fantastic twists and turns. The whole story was so fantastic from beginning to end I just couldn't put it down. as always Fiona's Inniquis adventures are always brilliantly written and full of wonderful character you'll remember forever.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Laura Demchuk

    I’ve only read In Too Deep by Fiona Quinn so far. Excellent read! Love this author and read anything she writes! Highly recommend. Laura D

  11. 4 out of 5

    C.P. Mandara

    Sick Girls by N.D. Hill is about one evil mother. The question is – who is it? The author keeps us guessing and turning those pages. If you like medical and psychological thrillers, I recommend this one. The ending alone is worth getting the set. Didn’t see it coming.

  12. 5 out of 5

    PJ

    Since there are so many books in this box set, I will review them as I get them read. This really is quite a deal for a box set and a great way to read new authors I haven't read. Zero by Nathan Farrugia - 4 stars - This is a stand-alone story about Xiu from the Helix series. I have read the entire Helix series. I loved learning more about Xiu. This is a great technothriller, action-packed until the end.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Craig

    My overall rating would be 3.9 stars. Murder and Mayhem is a collection of 20 action/adventure stories. Overall I really enjoyed the compilation. I will give a brief review of each story now. Zero: I would give 4 stars: I found this to be a very good addition to the author's Helix series. However, I was a bit confused where the main character did not seem to have enhanced skills like the characters in the Helix series even though this character was in the same training. Seeing Red: 3 1/2 stars: Ve My overall rating would be 3.9 stars. Murder and Mayhem is a collection of 20 action/adventure stories. Overall I really enjoyed the compilation. I will give a brief review of each story now. Zero: I would give 4 stars: I found this to be a very good addition to the author's Helix series. However, I was a bit confused where the main character did not seem to have enhanced skills like the characters in the Helix series even though this character was in the same training. Seeing Red: 3 1/2 stars: Very strong story with intricately crafted characters. The author keeps you guessing throughout the story. However, lack of professional editing detracted from impact of story. The Big Mango: 1 1/2 stars: I found this to be a very weak story with no real cohesion. The author kept introducing new characters. I couldn't really tell if the author was going for serious or over the top humor. The story was horribly edited. Sick Girls: 5 stars: WOW! Edge of your seat storytelling. I was always kept guessing and I never saw the ending twist. Escaping Trouble: 4 stars: The story was well written. It just wasn't a style that I enjoy. The adult themes, while well suited to this particular story, are not something I enjoy reading about. Also at some point the characters seemed to act contrary to established personality. Shattered Imprints: 4 1/2 stars: This was a riveting story that makes the reader think about crime and punishment, as well as justice while at the same time catapulting you through a powerful drama. I also noticed similarities to bullying and racism. The Master Key: 3 1/2 stars: It was a very good story with interesting characters. It held my interest. However, at times it felt like the story was skipping over parts that should have been mentioned or mentioning events without adequately expanding on them. Protocol 17: 4 stars: This story had the relentless pace of a thriller. The characters were developed nicely. It definitely makes me want to read more stories from this author. Rebellion: 4 stars: This was almost my favorite story in the collection. The storytelling was crisp and the characters were superbly developed. The only major downfall that I noticed was when the author, nearly word for word, repeated the explanation of a couple of acronyms and how that information was garnered only a few chapters later in the story than it originally appeared. Either the author was padding word count, or they subconsciously felt the reader wouldn't understand it the first time. In Too Deep: 5 stars: Another WOW. This story was definitely my favorite. I found it to be a crisp, roller coaster ride of a story. I would have preferred a bit more self confidence in the lead female character, though she wasn't completely helpless in protecting herself. No Cage for a Crow: 4 stars: I really enjoyed this riveting story. It was a nice expansion on the Sherlock Holmes story. I only wish I could have better understood the rational of the female antagonist. Poetic Justice: 4 stars: This story had a great pace to it. The author did a great job at developing the characters. However I didn't quite enjoy the ending where someone came back from the dead. In some ways that would have made the story better; a more poetic justice. Pretty Ugly Lies: 4 1/2 stars: This was a captivating story with a surprise ending. It gets the reader thinking about suburban life and how you never truly know what another person's life is like. Lines: 3 stars: This rating might be a bit generous. I couldn't really get into the story. This was further hurt by a really poor job of editing (consistently misusing 'to' and 'too') I'm not sure if I am only noticing the editing mistakes because I don't truly like the story or if I don't like the story because of the editing. Also, I found this reads as just a part of a bigger story without a true ending. Lie No More: 5 stars: Another WOW. This was a great page turner that continuously kept me guessing. I never saw the ending. The Omega Strain: 4 stars: This was a great page turner, though it did have some editing problems. Deadly Sins: 4 stars: This was another page turner that keeps you guessing. I felt it had too many unanswered questions though. Unshaken: 2 stars: The story never really engaged me. It felt like the author was relating the story to me rather than getting me to envision the story. It also felt like the author had several favorite forms of expression for the characters, one being a sneer, which felt wrong to me several of the times that it was used. The Rookies Guide to Espionage: 4 1/2 stars: I thought this story had a great pace, with a wonderful mixture of humor and action. This is another author I look forward to reading more stories from. To The Grave: 4 stars: This story also had a great pace. I just wish it had named the third sister and also expanded on what the antagonists' plan was and what they felt it would accomplish.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sam

    It did take me a while to get through these stories, not because they are hard work but because I tried to read each one as a stand alone story rather than jumping from one to the other and having them all merge into one massive 'thing' in my mind. The first story, Zero by Nathan Farrugia, tells the story of Xiu, the operative well known to readers of the Fifth Column series, and shows how she started out on her path as an operative, who her mentor was and where she cut her teeth, including a bap It did take me a while to get through these stories, not because they are hard work but because I tried to read each one as a stand alone story rather than jumping from one to the other and having them all merge into one massive 'thing' in my mind. The first story, Zero by Nathan Farrugia, tells the story of Xiu, the operative well known to readers of the Fifth Column series, and shows how she started out on her path as an operative, who her mentor was and where she cut her teeth, including a baptism of fire that not only throws her into the deep end but pushes her down into it too. It is a great fast paced read and stands alone well so you don't need to have read any of the Fifth Column series to understand the story or get to know the characters. Seeing Red by Nick Thacker follows army sniper Gareth Red as he finds himself loaned out to a private company to help investigate the deaths of a number of their clients and the transfer of their wealth. What at first seems to be a simple straight forward case of killers taking advantage of the victims turns out to be something much much darker. A gritty story that is as chilling as it is engrossing. The Big Mango by John Birmingham is a weirdly amusing and slightly confusing story that combines dodgy dealings, developers and debt collectors with a badge. It is brilliantly written and while even at the end I remained somewhat confused about what the hell happened, it is an enjoyable confusion. The next story, Sick Girls by N.D. Hill, is different to those above and deals with the chilling subjects of sick children and parental child abuse. Despite the heavy subjects the story is captivating and disturbing and while it does make you question everything you believe about parenthood it does so in a sensitive yet realistic manner. As enjoyable as a story like this can be with a strangely uplifting finale. I found Escaping Trouble by Eva Winters both interesting and immensely frustrating, largely because Isabel Reyes, the main character, is so incredibly naive despite being supposedly clever and she lets herself get swept into the criminal life despite her father being an attorney, surely she would know better than to fall for some of the lies and blackmails that she is given. Because of this I found a lot of the story a little annoying and unbelievable. I get how this can and does happen but it didn't seem true that it would happen to her, and so quickly too. It took me a little while to get into Shattered Imprints by Lee Hayton as the concept of imprints was a little difficult for me to get my head around but once I did, I loved this story. The idea that someone leaves a physical presence when they die builds on the traditional ghost theories and turns it into an investigative tool. Although there are downsides as many cannot handle taking onboard someone else's memories and others find a way to use them for their own advantage. The Masterkey is a short story that follows Aster and Ivy as they deal with their mother's and Aster's mental illness, parental favouritism, school and the trials of being a young adult. The writing is interesting and gives a balanced approach to the story jumping between Aster and Josh, a long term friend and shoulder to cry on. More mystery than thriller but a good start to a series. Protocol 17 is a tense crime/spy thriller that follows Jana Baker after she has quite her life as an agent only to find herself pulled back into it as a friend and colleague goes missing. Amongst the political intrigue and action packed events, Jana also has to deal with the reappearance of her father and the repurcussions for her personal life. The next story, Rebellion, is set in Malaysia as religious extremists take hold of the capital and kidnap the son of a wealthy American bringing in Maya Raines and her partner Alex as they try to hunt down the extremists, rescue the boy and stop the country descending into anarchy. The story is gripping and fast paced, leaving you rather exhausted at the end. In Too Deep tells the rather complex story of Lacey Stuart as she finds herself well out of her depth as she is framed for murder and becomes public enemy number 1. Enter Deep Del Toro, a long term friend and Special Ops soldier able to see beyond the headlines into the heart of the mystery. This does have some slower parts and it did get a little complicated to follow but it was an immensely good story none-the-less. No Cage for a Crow is set in the streets of a Victorian city and feels more like a YA story with its cast of child and teen runaways and rival gangs. But it is still deserving its place in this collection as children go missing and the police aren't overly interested so Crow and her brothers take it upon themselves to find out what is going on. Poetic Justice is a good conspiracy thriller that follows Clare as she seeks venegence for the wrongs done to her. Unfortunately for her those wrong were done by a powerful international corporation with armies of their own people who's sole purpose is to protect the company from people just like Clare. And yet there may be hope as for every evil organisation there is another fighting to bring it down. Pretty Ugly Lies follows four women as they try and balance being wives and mothers with being themselves only to find that they have given up so much of their own choices and dreams that they no longer know who they are. While this does open with a grizzly murder scene it is more about the psychological impacts of putting everyone before yourself and how badly that can end. Lines by Ashley Harris combines parts 1 and 2 of the series that follows Grace as she dates bad boy Danny in an effort to get her father's attention but finds herseslf falling for him (shocked, not shocked). This is very much a YA series and one that seems suited to the younger end of that spectrum as both Grace and Danny, and many of the other characters are immature and very naive. Not a bad read but not really for me. Lie No More is a good fast paced thriller that starts with the relatively simple betrayal of an affair and quickly escalates to international espionage and murder. The characters were well written on the whole but I think they could've done with a bit more substance and maybe some more build-up, more to make their ultimate actions fit their roles as I did find some of the leaps in behaviour a little out of place. The story itself though was very enjoyable and made for a good easy yet gripping read. The Omega Strain is an excellent fast paced thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat from the moment you start reading until you finish. The story follows Mitch Herron as he tries to prevent 'the bad guys' releasing a virus across the globe on Earth Day to punish mankind for the environmental damage wrought throughout the world. But this is not just any old virus, this is a custom made virus with no vaccine and no cure. And so begins a race across America to capture and kill the carries before the virus is activated and wipes out the human race. Deadly Sins is a good fast paced thriller where past events come crashing back as a serial killer using them to guide his kills in the name of justice. Add to this a cop working on his own agenda and going AWOL as he tries to pin down a woman he is convinced is guilty and things get real complicated real fast. There are lots of twists and turns in this story which can be difficult to follow at times but the ending is good and leaves things on a real cliff-hanger (although you do get fair warning). Unshaken is a really good horror sci-fi story set a few months after alien crafts have arrived, at first seemingly with no real intentions but a series of deadly earthquakes and the appearance of strange alien 'dogs' whose bites turn people into demented rage zombies show that this is not the case. The story is a little slow to start but it still hooks you in. And then things really pick up as earthquakes and alien dogs combine to create a whole mess of apocalyptic chaos, a chaos that I just loved. The Rookie's Guide to Espionage is an immensely amusing story that follows Eva Destruction on her first mission as a spy. Given that she can't follow orders and isn't the most subtle of characters, this makes for action and sarcasm on epic levels as she blazes a trail across Europe to find those behind a series of suicide bombings in Paris, bombings that almost killed her. Something she takes more than a little personally. You don't need to have read the first in this series to be able to follow the story (or I managed okay at least) and I must say I absolutely loved Eva, she is definitely my kind of person. To The Grave I found this a fairly enjoyable read although it did have the feel of a YA story, although I'm not really sure why as I don't think that is the aim of it. The story is good combining witches, weres and other supernatural beings with a good old fashioned murder mystery and the writing keeps things moving along well. For some reason though I didn't really connect with the characters so didn't get completely engrossed but it was still a good read.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Patricia King

    This review this for the story IN TOO DEEP, by Fiona Quinn. This novel was definitely up to Ms. Quinn's standard of skill, aptitude and imagination, when it comes to plot and character development. Once again, this author has pulled the reader in from the first page and kept the story-line driving forward into the abyss of human trafficking, pedophilia, prostitution, art theft, murder and crime organization. That's right readers, this book has it all! This mystery will keep you in your seats, as t This review this for the story IN TOO DEEP, by Fiona Quinn. This novel was definitely up to Ms. Quinn's standard of skill, aptitude and imagination, when it comes to plot and character development. Once again, this author has pulled the reader in from the first page and kept the story-line driving forward into the abyss of human trafficking, pedophilia, prostitution, art theft, murder and crime organization. That's right readers, this book has it all! This mystery will keep you in your seats, as the story of Lacey Elizabeth Stuart unfolds with the aid of Special Operative Joseph "Deep" Del Toro of the Iniquus Strike Force team. Lacey is an heiress, but chooses not to live as one, instead focuses on living her life, as a young woman, who wishes to support herself on her own recognizance. She manages an Art Gallery owned by her Uncle Winslow, whom now resides in Bali. After a near murder and kidnapping attempt, she calls Deep. He's not available. She leaves no message. She then calls her attorney, Mr. Reynolds. He encourages her to give a press conference on the steps of the Art Galley. Deep is headed out of the country on a much needed vacation when he hears of the press conference on his radio. He knew in his gut, it was Lacey calling him previously and choosing not to leave a message. He decides to attend the press conference. He notices a red laser directed at Lacey's body and lunges for her, pulling her to the ground and safety. Deep then takes Lacey into hiding and vows to protect her and assist her in finding out who is trying to kill her and why. Read this story to find out who and why Lacey is a target for murder. Will she ultimately survive the attempts on her life? Will she retain her sanity and good name? Will she be able to develop a trust in others? How will this situation affect her life moving forward, if she, in fact does survive? I was given an advanced reading copy of the novel, by the author, in exchange for my voluntary honest review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Shubhra

    This collection, which comprises of some of the riveting works of the Thriller genre is a must have for thrill-seekers. It comprises of: - Zero: Fans of Nathan Farrugia's Helix series will like this great new insight into his world. For others, it's a great introduction - Seeing Red: The enigmatic Gareth Red from the Harvey Bennett series, finally gets a worthy adventure of his own - The Big Mango: Good fun in a chase novel - Sick Girls: Really dark and chilling - Escaping Trouble: The initiation of t This collection, which comprises of some of the riveting works of the Thriller genre is a must have for thrill-seekers. It comprises of: - Zero: Fans of Nathan Farrugia's Helix series will like this great new insight into his world. For others, it's a great introduction - Seeing Red: The enigmatic Gareth Red from the Harvey Bennett series, finally gets a worthy adventure of his own - The Big Mango: Good fun in a chase novel - Sick Girls: Really dark and chilling - Escaping Trouble: The initiation of the Isabel Navarro series, gripping and not for the faint hearted - Shattered Imprints: A haunting experience in more ways than one, would tie in well with Stroud's Lockwood & Co series - The Masterkey: Another dark and chilling work - Protocol 17: A great start to the Jana Baker series, leaves one quite thoughtful, about intentions, lost causes and people who have lost sight of the original objectives - Rebellion: A good start to the Maya Raines series, where the 'villain' may have a very good point - In Too DEEP: A fun addition to the Strike Force series, a break after the series of dark novels preceding this - No Cage for a Crow: As an avid Sherlock Holmes fan, this felt jarring against the canon - Poetic Justice: Reminds one of 'La Femme Nikita' - Pretty Ugly Lies: Return to darkness - Lie No More: Interesting, but pretty dark, with an elegant surprise of a twist - The Omega Strain: A well-constructed bio-terrorism thriller - Deadly Sins: Sins and thrills of a serial killer hunt - Unshaken: Along with 'No Cage for a Crow', this tale was jarring, especially in a collection of superlative thrillers - The Rookie's Guide to Espionage: A James Bond-esque fun ride in the world of espionage - To The Grave: The cliffhanger sounds like a good premise to something exciting

  17. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie Dale Keck

    not kindle unlimited, actually got a freebie copy gifted to me in a small giveaway through amazon and one of the writers I presume, but did notice {and so NOT right} that a gifted copy does not show as 'verified' for the recipient, just the sender, which is stupid, even more so than having 'verified' difference at all {have my amazon set to all reviews, I don't care whether verified or not, just if they actually read the whole book, if collection ALL of them not just one story, etc} -- none of t not kindle unlimited, actually got a freebie copy gifted to me in a small giveaway through amazon and one of the writers I presume, but did notice {and so NOT right} that a gifted copy does not show as 'verified' for the recipient, just the sender, which is stupid, even more so than having 'verified' difference at all {have my amazon set to all reviews, I don't care whether verified or not, just if they actually read the whole book, if collection ALL of them not just one story, etc} -- none of these stories stood out in any real way, odd placement for the really really short ones to be after really long one, or to have so many shorter ones, seems as if all should have been full length, considering most of them have been published elsewhere, a couple were lower than 3 if had rated individually, but this time no per story comments, just overall and since there really didn't seem {to me} to be any better than a 3 just ignoring any worse and using that rating, maybe someone who hadn't read those that I had or had read all the writers before and actually liked all of them etc would have different rating, just overall 'eh whatever' to me, wasn't immersed or connected or anything with this collection, and blurb below they wrote, no, I wouldn't say the same, for me, about this collection Looking for unforgettable heroes pitted against unbeatable odds? Evil lurks in broad daylight. Conspiracies play out in the shadows. Nowhere is safe. And these 20 pulse-pounding mysteries and thrillers won't let you forget it...bundle 20 EXCLUSIVE thrillers and mysteries, including plenty of BRAND NEW material!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Vivienne Neal

    A Superb Collection of Page-Turning Stories A compilation of 20 stories by renowned authors centering on murder, espionage, kidnapping, fraud, domestic, cyber crime, international terrorism, political intrigue, police corruption, money laundering, sex trafficking, drug distribution, romance, and cover-ups, biological weapons, Armageddon and paranormal matters. You will discover diverse authors from around the world, one of them being Terry Keys, an American author, whose works I have had the plea A Superb Collection of Page-Turning Stories A compilation of 20 stories by renowned authors centering on murder, espionage, kidnapping, fraud, domestic, cyber crime, international terrorism, political intrigue, police corruption, money laundering, sex trafficking, drug distribution, romance, and cover-ups, biological weapons, Armageddon and paranormal matters. You will discover diverse authors from around the world, one of them being Terry Keys, an American author, whose works I have had the pleasure of reading. The plots are filled with an international cast of multi-complex, unforgettable, sketchy, sordid and murderous characters, strong, powerful and take no prisoners heroines, twists and turns, secrets and lies, whopping revelations, retribution, and conclusions that will either shock you to the core or leave you panting for more. The only issue I had with the books was the typeface, formatted in script, but this doesn’t take away from the authors and their great narratives. You just have to get use to this style of writing when delving into each story.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ljones

    As a fan of Fiona Quinn, I started reading In Too Deep. I love reading about the Iniquus Team. Join Deep and Lacie as they try to puzzle out who is trying to kill her. Fiona Quinn has a way of making you feel you are a part of the story. I feel like I am right beside the characters as they try to get thru the gray area and find the true black and white, who are the good guys and who are the bad guys, who can they trust. There are several plot twists that I didn't see coming. There are some shock As a fan of Fiona Quinn, I started reading In Too Deep. I love reading about the Iniquus Team. Join Deep and Lacie as they try to puzzle out who is trying to kill her. Fiona Quinn has a way of making you feel you are a part of the story. I feel like I am right beside the characters as they try to get thru the gray area and find the true black and white, who are the good guys and who are the bad guys, who can they trust. There are several plot twists that I didn't see coming. There are some shocking turns in this book. If you enjoy this book, you will love to read the Lynx Series, where it all begins. I can't wait for the next story in this series. And I must say buying a book set like this, you get to read several authors for a great low price.

  20. 4 out of 5

    dennis barron

    Zero. Nathan M Farrugia A prelude to the Helix and Fifth Column Books, which I would like to add are masterfully written. I would suggest reading in order for a deeper understanding of the primary characters and there motivations. Xiu, the primary character in Zero is not a fully trained operative, but she is a natural. Lethal and already highly skilled. She is inadvertently drawn into an incident in a clinic where everyone is murdered. One of the doctors she is very close too. She tells her to w Zero. Nathan M Farrugia A prelude to the Helix and Fifth Column Books, which I would like to add are masterfully written. I would suggest reading in order for a deeper understanding of the primary characters and there motivations. Xiu, the primary character in Zero is not a fully trained operative, but she is a natural. Lethal and already highly skilled. She is inadvertently drawn into an incident in a clinic where everyone is murdered. One of the doctors she is very close too. She tells her to warn another operative for his survival. Thus the tale begins. Xiu's journey into Hell and survival. Xiu has a strong sense of morality and honor. She's not a quitter. She is a survivor. An epic adventure, thriller extraordinaire . Enjoyed immensely!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Christinaraven

    If you like murder and mayhem and thrillers this is a great anthology to get. I loved that I was not quite sure what I was going to find in the next book. I liked that the stories all took place somewhere different and were not the same story. And I found this a great way to try out some new authors I had heard about. The stories ranged from crazy to downright physiological. Some I could figure out the bad guy others had a few twists. Just a crazy anthology that I loved to read and give my opini If you like murder and mayhem and thrillers this is a great anthology to get. I loved that I was not quite sure what I was going to find in the next book. I liked that the stories all took place somewhere different and were not the same story. And I found this a great way to try out some new authors I had heard about. The stories ranged from crazy to downright physiological. Some I could figure out the bad guy others had a few twists. Just a crazy anthology that I loved to read and give my opinion on. I ave only read a few so far but they were good and looking forward to reading the others.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Louise Pledge

    The only story I have read was that by H.B. Moore (I bought the series, strictly because she was included in it). Oh, how I marvel at this woman's intelligence, the crafty plots she is able to engineer! My own IQ is quite impressive, but hers must be off the charts. Wow! This was no exception. There were two major surprises at the end, one of which I expected, one I didn't. I promise if you don't read anything but this one segment, you'll be glad you purchased this bargain! I simply had to read The only story I have read was that by H.B. Moore (I bought the series, strictly because she was included in it). Oh, how I marvel at this woman's intelligence, the crafty plots she is able to engineer! My own IQ is quite impressive, but hers must be off the charts. Wow! This was no exception. There were two major surprises at the end, one of which I expected, one I didn't. I promise if you don't read anything but this one segment, you'll be glad you purchased this bargain! I simply had to read it in one day.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Shash

    Review for Poetic Justice by H.B. Moore Wow! This thriller kept me at the edge of my seat! I felt like I was getting pieces to a puzzle and couldn’t stop until I could put the picture together. And then when I thought I had it…wham! Twist! There are deep, complex characters, secret organizations, true villians, twists and turns and more. I loved it! Content: PG-13 I received a complimentary copy of the book, which I voluntarily reviewed. I have given my honest opinion.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Karlee

    Review for To The Grave: Dani's family had been cursed by Angel's family many many years ago. That said, when she dies, she will always come back to life and Angel and those in his family are the keepers to help her out of her grave. Dani is on a mission to figure out who killed her, but the enemy could be closer than she thinks. Will she be able to figure it out before she dies again? This story was left with a cliffy, can't wait to read the next book to find out what will happen next!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Wilson Higgins

    Ups and downs I was looking forward to reading this collection. Found it disappointing in some aspects. I enjoyed immensely some of the stories and delighted that l might have a few new authors to follow but just as equally some of the stories were quite boring. This book was a strange mix of murder thrillers with obscure aspects lime magic thrown in. In the end this book actually took weeks for me to complete

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jean Brandenburg

    I'm actually not sure I have the correct collection. I finished it a couple weeks ago and it's on my Nook so... Anyway, many of the stories in this collection I really liked, there was one that was just so so, but I can't remember the name of it. sorry. I got this book for free, but frankly, can't remember where from. Man. This forgetful stuff. lol I probably have had it quite a while, in my defense.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Heather Russell

    Fiona Quinn's In Too Deep will make it hard to put the book down! As she always delivers a book full of action, suspense and adventure with a twist! Can't wait for the next one! And maybe you'll find a new author to love just as much as you'll love Fiona Quinn! Experience a great new read with Fiona Quinn's In Too Deep! You won't be disappointed!

  28. 5 out of 5

    A Leboutillier

    Since Murder and Mayhem is a collection of 20 stories, and I can't say that all appealed to my taste, I'm reluctant to give it five stars. I will say that overall I enjoyed the compilation and am comfortable to recommend it to anyone who enjoys thrillers and mysteries, flavored with a bit of the supernatural.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lorie Laprade

    Just read In Too Deep from the Murder and Mayhem boxed set. Great story about a regular girl getting pulled into an unreal situation. Who to trust when you've been warned to 'Trust No One... Deep Del Torro!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Quanita

    Twenty of the Best Impossible to review 20 in this space, but what a great way to test drive 20 different authors. Some action, some bordering on fantasy, and everything in between.

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