Authors: Tara Tyler
The Dead Detective, by J.R. Rain & Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.
Medical-school-dropout police detective Richelle Dadd is… well, dead. But that won’t stop her from trying to hold on to her house in a divorce battle with a bitter husband. Or keep her from digging into her own murder, to discover who put the bullet into her heart. And it certainly won’t stand in the way of finding out the reason she’s been reanimated as a zombie assassin, no longer in control of her life.
Richelle will face off against Gypsy shamans, double-crossing ghosts, a partner she can’t trust, and her own undead nature in a journey into the depths of the occult world and out the other side.
Division Zero, by Matt Cox
Most cops get to deal with living criminals, but Agent Kirsten Wren is not most cops.
Shunned by a society that does not understand psionics and feared by those who know what she can do, Kirsten feels alone in a city of millions.
Unexplained killings by human-like androids known as dolls leave the Division 1 police baffled, causing them to punt the case to Division 0. She tries to hold on to the belief that no one is beyond redemption as she pursues a killer desperate to claim at least one more innocent soul – that might just be hers.
The Mussorgsky Riddle, by Darin Kennedy
The Mussorgsky Riddle is Alice in Wonderland meets Law and Order. Called in to awaken an autistic boy left catatonic after witnessing a grisly murder, psychic Mira Tejedor is pulled into young Anthony’s mind and discovers the cause of his strange malady. The crime has left his fragile psyche shattered into the various movements of composer Modest Mussorgsky’s classical music suite, Pictures at an Exhibition. Mira must help heal the boy’s fractured mind and unmask the murderer before the killer can discover the secrets hidden in the boys mind and silence both of them forever.
Virtual Immortality, by Matthew Cox
Nina Duchenne walked away from a perfect life to pursue a noble idea, but one tragic night shatters her dreams.
Joey Dillon lives on a perpetual adrenaline rush. A self-styled cyber cowboy chasing thrills wherever he can find them, he is unconcerned with what will happen twenty minutes into the future.
Voices from beyond the grave distract Nina from her pursuit of two international terrorists, and send Joey on a mission to find out who is playing games. Joey falls square in her sights with the fate of the entire West City, as well as Nina’s humanity, at risk.
Bone Wires, by Michael Shean
In the wasteland of commercial culture that is future America, police are operated not by government but by private companies. In Seattle, that role is filled by Civil Protection, and Daniel Gray is a detective in Homicide Solutions.
What used to be considered an important—even glamorous—department for public police is very different for the corporate species, and Gray finds himself stuck in a dead end job.
That is, until the Spine Thief arrives.