Book Brief: Traceless

Traceless by Joanne ClancyTraceless
by Joanne Clancy
Categories: mystery, thriller
Word count: 50,000

Some people should never be found…

Adam Stoltz vanishes in the middle of the night. His girlfriend, Darcey Ackerman, is the last person to see him alive. Left for dead, and with nowhere to turn, Darcey quickly learns the true meaning of love and loss.

She becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to Adam, but is drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse, where she’s already several moves behind.

Someone is watching her, and she’s about to discover that there’s a fine line between love and hate…

Traceless is available on and Amazon UK.

Joanne, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
I’ve always been fascinated by news stories about people who vanished without a trace, and I wanted to explore that theme in my writing, hence the title Traceless. Continue reading “Book Brief: Traceless”

Saturday Book Showcase: Searching for Hope

Searching For Hope book cover (web)Searching for Hope
by Michael Joseph
4.2 star average on 17 reviews
201 pages

On a bitter January night, private detective Sam Carlisle steps out of a nightclub and stumbles across a severely wounded man prostrate on the freezing ground. Despite Sam’s efforts to save him, the stranger dies in his arms, uttering three small words before taking his final breath.

Help. Me. Find.

In the days that follow, the tragic encounter plays increasingly on Sam’s mind. Who was the victim? What was he trying to find? With the police investigation drawing a total blank, Sam searches for the truth himself, determined to carry out the dead man’s cryptic final request. However, following in the footsteps of a murdered man brings plenty of danger of its own.

Searching For Hope is the latest mystery featuring former undercover cop Sam Carlisle as he finds himself drawn into a perilous world of unscrupulous characters, dark secrets and a family torn apart by tragedy and betrayal.

Searching for Hope is available from and Amazon UK.

Exclusive excerpt from Searching for Hope by Michael Joseph

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Book Brief: Dead Girls Don’t Blog

Dead Girls Don't Blog by Pamela Frost DennisDead Girls Don’t Blog
by Pamela Frost Dennis
Genres: mystery, amateur sleuth
Word count: 81,240

Doing the right thing can get you killed…

After nursing her husband through cancer, and then getting dumped for a “pre-schooler”, Katy McKenna is ready for a major life reboot. First on her agenda is to revive the graphic arts career she suspended several years ago to follow her was-band’s dreams. Not easy in a down economy.

Her life takes a dramatic turn when she stumbles upon a newspaper story about an impending parole hearing for the man who raped and murdered her high school friend sixteen years ago. Sickened that he could soon be preying on other young girls, Katy sets out to make sure this doesn’t happen, not realizing the imminent peril she’s about to unleash upon herself.

Meanwhile, Grandma Ruby is hell-bent on finding Katy a hunky transition man and her BFF is nagging her to blog about her anger issues. Katy would rather shoot her ex, but jail time is not in her plans, so she’s going to give it a try.

Dead Girls Don’t Blog is available at and Amazon UK.

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Featured Book: Dead Girls Don’t Blog

Dead Girls Don't BlogDead Girls Don’t Blog
by Pamela Frost Dennis
Genres: mystery, amateur sleuth
Available at and Amazon UK.

What would you do if your friend’s murderer might get paroled?
After learning that the man who brutally raped and murdered her high school friend has an upcoming parole hearing, Katy McKenna sets out to make sure this doesn’t happen, not realizing she might die trying.

Book Excerpt:

“Well look who’s back.”

Lifting my head to the voice shot piercing darts of pain through my head. A woman was kneeling in front of me, and there was a seeping, bloody gash across her cheek. It took a moment to connect the dots, and when I did, my terror ratcheted up several notches.

“What are you doing here?” I swallowed my ramping panic and spoke as softly as possible to avoid jarring my scrambled brain.

She pulled a chair up to me and sat. “You’ve been a naughty girl and I’m here to punish you.” My skin crawled as she carefully looped the pink scarf around my neck. “There, now don’t you look pretty?” She tilted her head and flashed a smile that didn’t extend to her glassy, off-kilter eyes.

Was she going to strangle me again, only this time, finish the job?

What others are saying:

“Here’s a toast to Pamela Frost Dennis for a delightful mystery read that left me with a smile on my face.” – Claire, Amazon reviewer