About Caught Dead in Philadelphia:
The debut of Philly Prep English teacher and accidental sleuth, Amanda Pepper, (and of C.K. Mackenzie, homicide detective) won the World Mystery Convention’s “Anthony” for best first mystery.
When the body of a colleague is found dead in Amanda’s living room, she has…Continue
Added by Untreed Reads on December 31, 2011 at 5:24pm — No Comments
Is Goldilocks really a trespasser who broke furniture and slept in strange beds, or is she the victim of mistaken identity? Our intrepid Detective Nathaniel P. Osgood III (fresh off his success in the short story The Birds) uses all his skills and tricks of the trade to…Continue
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John wants to turn his life around, and that starts with a marriage proposal to his girlfriend. All that’s standing between him and this act is a simple journey on the London Underground. Except that this journey will be anything but simple.
Strange old ladies, apathetic passengers, a…Continue
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In the year 2053, Dallas bounty hunter Mina Maxwell’s goal is to reach Global status, and she is only three catches away from the needed 25. During one of her hunts, she lets criminal Roberto Franco go in order to capture his higher-ranking boss. It is a mistake that will come back to haunt…Continue
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Two high school-age brothers appear inseparable outwardly, with Jack always looking out for his younger sibling, Lou. This is a difficult time in life for both, and one small crisis will test the foundation upon which their mutual trust is positioned, ostensibly determining whether it be laid…Continue
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Jack Bronson desperately needs a job. In fact, there isn’t much he’d say no to if it meant a paycheck to keep a roof over his family’s head.
When an opportunity arises to become the maintenance worker at an apartment complex, Jack jumps at the chance. During his interview, however,…Continue
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You know your life is in a downward spiral when, right after you fail an important exam, your girlfriend kicks you to the curb on a national TV show called You Got Dumped. Ryan quickly becomes the laughing-stock of his college campus. His response is to drown himself in a…Continue
Added by Untreed Reads on December 19, 2011 at 6:53pm — No Comments
The National Rare Blood Association is suspected of laundering money to terrorist groups. When Private Investigator Mark Matthews and FBI Agent Susan Harrington collect evidence against the NRBA, they become willing combatants in the “War on Terror.”
John Portman, Director of Security for the NRBA is equally intent on avoiding…Continue
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After twenty-seven years of marriage – and twenty-seven years spent with an artificial Christmas tree – Edward and Annie finally purchase a fresh pine. When they bring the tree home, however, the presence of the ample Scotch pine suddenly stirs a range of emotions in this long-married couple.
Tangled is a powerfully moving,…Continue
Added by Untreed Reads on December 14, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Ever since they outlawed giving presents, only outlaws give presents.
What would happen if gift-giving and Christmas were outlawed? Some guys would do stuff just because they were told they couldn’t. For a couple of young desperadoes, looking to make reputations, laws were meant to be broken … especially when they’re hungry for…Continue
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Their mother dead early, their father uninterested, the Wallace twins had grown up in the care of an ever-changing succession of housekeepers, with no one close but one another. Fortunately, they had always been content with that company and had almost never been apart.
Now, Adam has met someone and, without preamble, married her. Robert is…Continue
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It’s Christmas Eve morning, 1957, and John wakes up to find his parents are missing. When he realizes they never came home from a holiday party they attended the night before, John calls his estranged uncle, a man he barely remembers and hasn’t seen in nearly 14 years. Together, they face a…Continue
Added by Untreed Reads on December 14, 2011 at 6:10pm — No Comments
When Justine brings Lucky home for Christmas, the family isn’t shy in expressing their dislike of the quirky, single mother. Even Grandma’s taking pot shots at Lucky all through dinner! Sure, Lucky’s tattoos and tight clothes make her an easy target in Mother’s prim and proper dining room, but…Continue
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Rhett Butler, the runt of a litter of dachshunds, is born with magical healing powers. Working with his master he begins to heel various infirmities until the AMA learns about him and goes after him for actually healing patients. What was this dog? Why did he have such healing powers? Was he a dyslexic’s version of God? Or was Jesus too busy…Continue
Added by Untreed Reads on December 8, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
George had the ideal job for a man of his talents. Who would suspect St. Nick of being a shoplifter? Now, with his Christmas “shopping” completed, George is a happy man.
That happiness is soon to be short-lived. An unwelcome visitor is about to convince him that it is better to give than to…Continue
Added by Untreed Reads on December 8, 2011 at 6:22pm — No Comments
The holidays are looking bright for an irresponsible, sophisticated Englishman named Timothy who falls in love with an attractive, unpretentious American woman named Candy. She responds warmly when he turns over a new leaf and finds steady employment.
The Yuletide romance takes a serious blow, however, when he learns Candy has a homicidal…Continue
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A war hero’s widow, Graceanne still has her adorable three-year-old twin boys to love–until she receives a letter from her late husband’s demanding cousin, Leland Warrington, the Duke of Ware. It seems that the duke–thirty-two years old, twice widowed, and with no forseeable plans to marry again–is in desperate need of an heir. And seeing that…Continue
Added by Untreed Reads on December 8, 2011 at 3:42pm — No Comments
Bust out the eggnog and mistletoe and settle in with some holiday books from Untreed Reads. Yuletide murder and mayhem! Christmas family drama! Charitable outlaws in alternate realities! All titles are 30% off, exclusively through The Untreed Reads Store.
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Added by Untreed Reads on December 5, 2011 at 8:05pm — No Comments
In war-torn England, in September 1941, thirteen-year-old Harry Lockwood steps off the train and embarks on his new life at Markham College, a boys’ boarding school near London. With his father stationed in North Africa and his mother working in a munitions factory a hundred miles away, he is on his own.
Soon, Harry finds himself…Continue
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Jasper, a semi-retired senior citizen, is the night-shift desk clerk at a sleazy “no-tell” hotel. In debt to local mobster Nick Picante due to his gambling problem, Jasper is forced to participate in one last job with Picante’s enforcer, Trask, in order to wipe the slate clean.
A work of…Continue
Added by Untreed Reads on December 2, 2011 at 6:42pm — No Comments