Historical Thriller

  • A Grave Breach
    A Grave Breach by James Macomber
    John Cann could never defend a war criminal especially one he’s seen engaged in horrendous acts. But when Arthur Matsen, a trusted friend, mentor and colleague needs his help, Cann must make an impossible choice. Forced to find the blurred boundaries between blind trust and what is seen, Cann is ...

    A skillful interweaving of past and present makes A Grave Breach an intriguing must-read. Beautiful writing. Fresh Fiction
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  • Black Stiletto
    The Black Stiletto by Raymond Benson
    Could Martin Talbot’s mother really have been the Black Stiletto? When he discovers several hidden volumes of her diaries, he is stunned beyond all imagination. In them, Judy Talbot claims to be the renowned underground heroine who operated in late 1950s New York City, battled Communist spies, took on the ...

    A thriller that brilliantly succeeds at that most difficult of authorial endeavors:  blending the past ...Jeffery Deaver, New York Times best-selling author of Edge
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  • Black Stiletto Saga
    The Black Stiletto Saga by Raymond Benson
    This five-book saga tells the entire amazing story of Judy Cooper, the famed Black Stiletto of vigilante fame. The story is told by Martin Talbot, the Stiletto’s son, in the words of the Stiletto herself through her diaries. Martin does not discover these diaries until his mother, suffering from Alzheimer ...

  • Black Stiletto: Black & White
    The Black Stiletto: Black & White by Raymond Benson
    It’s 1959, and Judy Cooper, the Black Stiletto, sets out to confront a dangerous gangster known as the heroin king of Harlem when the teenage daughter of her beloved martial arts instructor ends up a prisoner in an uptown narcotics den.And the Stiletto has troubles of her own – a ...

    This mesmerizing story of mystery and suspense unfolds in switching between the present of Martin’s ...Fresh Fiction
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  • Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings
    The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings by Raymond Benson
    Raymond Benson’s The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginningsis the startling, climactic finale to the five-book, critically-acclaimed saga of The Black Stiletto. It’s 1962.  Judy Cooper, the Black Stiletto, is devastated at the betrayal by her nemesis and former lover, mobster Leo Kelly. Additionally, Leo and his psychotically dangerous sister, Christina, have ...

    Raymond Benson’s exhilarating Black Stiletto mystery series culminates with The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings, ...FreshFiction.com
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  • Black Stiletto: Secrets & Lies
    The Black Stiletto: Secrets & Lies by Raymond Benson
    It is 1961 in the fourth book of the “Black Stiletto” series. Judy, the Stiletto, meets Leo, a charismatic man who convinces her to move to Los Angeles when she is “run out” of New York by increasingly hazardous police heat. But soon Judy suspects that Leo is not the ...

    The appeal in this series-opener lies in the transformation of Judy Cooper into ‘an international ...Booklist (Starred Review)
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  • Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes
    The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes by Raymond Benson
    It’s 1960.  The Black Stiletto, in her civilian persona as Judy Cooper, volunteers to work for John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign, only to become involved in a devious behind-the-scenes plot that could change the course of history.  Is the mysterious Eastern European man she briefly dated associated with a Cuban/Soviet ...

    Irresistible: Suppose you found out—just too late—that your mother had been a superhero crime fighter. ...Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author of The Reacher Series
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  • Boy Who Said No
    The Boy Who Said No by Patti Sheehy
    As a boy Frank Mederos’s grandfather teaches him to fish, to navigate the seas, and to think for himself, much needed skills under the new Castro regime.  When Frank is drafted into the army, he is soon promoted to the Special Forces, where he is privy to top military secrets.  ...

    In The Boy Who Said No Frank Mederos exhibits uncommon courage in making his way to freedom.  ...M Ann Jacoby, author of Life After Genius
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  • Collision of Evil
    Collision of Evil by John J Le Beau
    As evening falls against the majestic backdrop of the Bavarian Alps, Charles Hirter, an American tourist, is savagely murdered. Shattering the peace, quiet, and pastoral splendor of this magnificent setting, Charles Hirter draws his last breath. Was Charles simply in the wrong place at the wrong time? Kommissar Franz Waldbaer, ...

    Engrossing and suspenseful. A definite thumbs-up for fans of thrillers with historical and political overtones. Booklist
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  • Devil's Madonna
    The Devil's Madonna by Sharon Potts
    Happily married and pregnant with her first child, artist Kali Miller probes Lillian Campbell, her ninety-three year old grandmother, for information about her roots and her mother’s accidental death when Kali was a child.  But the impact on her grandmother and the answers that Kali gets are anything but what ...

    I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough! Carefully crafted and cleverly written, the suspense never stops ...Hank Philippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity winning author of The Other Woman
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  • Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
    Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Don Bruns
    It’s official: stumbling, bumbling James Lessor and Skip Moore are licensed private investigators. Now, that’s some scary stuff. It could take time to get More or Less Investigations off the ground, so James takes a job with a traveling carnival show. But this show has a dubious reputation, having had ...

    A terrific brew of romp, mystery, and death, with character insights laden throughout. What a ...Gayle Lynds, New York Times best-selling author of The Book of Spies
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  • Fatal Decree: Matt Royal Mystery #7
    Fatal Decree: Matt Royal Mystery #7 by H Terrell Griffin
    When a serial killer shows up on Longboat Key, Florida after a twelve year absence, Matt Royal is stymied. The first woman killed on Longboat Key has ties to a secretive government agency for which Matt’s best friend Jock Algren works. Was this a coincidence or was she a targeted ...

    Truly an action lover’s delight, this terrific sixth series entry radiates energy as intense as ...Library Journal
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  • Fortuna
    Fortuna by Michael Stevens
    Longing for escape from his mundane existence as a Stanford computer science major, Jason Lind signs up to play Fortuna, an online role-playing game set in Renaissance Florence. From the first, fateful mouse click, Jason tumbles into the vibrant, lush, anonymous world of Fortuna. Swept up in this highly complex, ...

    Wild and addicting! I couldn’t tear my eyes from Michael Stevens masterpiece, a blend of ...Shane Gericke, national best-selling author of Cut To The Bone
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  • Identity: Lost
    Identity: Lost by Pascal Marco
    It’s July 1975 and an overworked Chicago police force receives a call that an 85-year-old white man has been attacked by a gang of black youths on the lakefront in Burnham Park. Amid public outrage, contentious Mayor Richard J. Daley commands his police to find the killers fast and make ...

    Pascal Marco’s electrifying debut puts him firmly in the hunt to succeed John Grisham. Fresh, compelling ...Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE ATHENA PROJECT.
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  • Ladykiller
    Ladykiller by Lawrence Light & Meredith Anthony
    In the city that never sleeps, evil is wide awake.From the bright lights of Times Square to the dark alleys of New York, the Ladykilleris at work and at prey.Four women savagely murdered on the mean streets of New York. The Ladykiller leaves no trail, no clues. The pressure is on ...

    An improbable plot and overheated prose (“The killer strode through the New York night, its ...Publishers Weekly
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  • Land of Wolves: The Return of Lincoln's Bodyguard
    Land of Wolves: The Return of Lincoln's Bodyguard by TJ Turner
    Land of Wolves finds Joseph Foster with Molly as they settle into a new-found life in the hills of Tennessee. But Abraham Lincoln’s former bodyguard, the man who saved the President’s life, cannot escape the Consortium as they come roaring back, killing his mother, abducting his daughter—all to coerce his ...

    A wonderfully imagined world of ‘what might have been, if only if.’  The chemistry between ...Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The 14th Colony
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  • Lincoln's Bodyguard
    Lincoln's Bodyguard by TJ Turner
    In Lincoln’s Bodyguard, an alternative version of American history, President Lincoln is saved from assassination. Though he prophesied his own death—the only way he believed the South would truly surrender—Lincoln never accounted for the heroics of his bodyguard, Joseph Foster. The biracial son of a white man and Miami Indian ...

    Riveting with action and period detail, Lincoln’s Bodyguard by T.J. Turner captured me on the ...Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Assassins
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  • Shadow Of Death
    Shadow Of Death by Patricia Gussin
    Pull a trigger and everything changes. Whatever is good and normal dissolves before your eyes. Medical student Laura Nelson had just finished examining her first patient – bullet wound to the head. As she leaves the hospital, an angry voice erupts with obscenities. Shaken and confused, she quickly walks the deserted two blocks to her car, keeping ...

    Shadow of Death is a surefire winner. I couldn’t put it down. The suspense is ...Michael Palmer, New York Times best-selling author of The Fifth Vial
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  • Stalked: The Boy Who Said No
    Stalked: The Boy Who Said No by Patti Sheehy
    Patti Sheehy continues Frank Mederos’s true-life story of romance, suspense, and intrigue in Stalked: The Boy Who Said No. After defecting from Cuba’s Special Forces and making a harrowing escape from his homeland, Frank faces new challenges in America. With five dollars in his pocket and a boatload of determination, ...

    Patti Sheehy has the rare talent required to pull the reader so deeply into every ...John F. Dobbyn, best-selling author of Deadly Diamonds
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  • Stealing Trinity
    Stealing Trinity by Ward Larsen
    When the balance of world power is at stake, the fight for control could be explosive. In the last days of WWII, the Third Reich makes a desperate grab to retrieve its most valuable asset, Die Wespe, a spy buried deep in the Manhattan Project. The man chosen for this ...

    Once in a while a great book comes along and the reader knows with the ...Crime & Suspense Magazine
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