• Mysteries & Thrillers

    Joffe Books Murder Mystery & Suspense Short Story Collection Volume 2

    DISCOVER FIVE AMAZING SHORT STORIES BY FIVE BESTSELLING AUTHORS. Together these authors have sold over a million books. Now you can read a selection of their short stories packed with mystery, suspense and action. FORGOTTEN CRIMES by Michael HamblingFive years ago Suchi Kumar was brutally attacked. She hasn’t forgotten — and neither has Detective Sophie Allen. Can they bring those responsible to justice after all this time? CLOSE PROTECTION by Margaret MurphyDetective Cassie Rowan gets drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse by an old acquaintance. Can she toe the line as a copper without getting pulled into Liverpool’s dark underbelly? TO KILL A CRITIC by Michael LeeseDetectives Roper and Hooley tackle their most perplexing case yet — a theatre critic killed in his own home. Everyone loathed the man, but who hated him enough commit the ultimate crime? IN CASTLE SHADOWS by Judi DaykinIn the shadows of Norwich Castle an unlikely alliance is formed between an elderly man and a neglected teen that sets Detective Sara Hirst on the trail of a dangerous career criminal. WORLD’S BEST PA by T.J. BreartonA regular day filming in Central Park turns into a deadly nightmare for movie star Joseph Timmel and his adoring personal assistant, Carver Dillon. Can they both make it out alive? ABOUT OUR AWARD-WINNING AND BESTSELLING AUTHORS: Michael Hambling is the award-winning author of the Detective Sophie Allen Mysteries and lives in the south-west of England where the series is set. Margaret Murphy is the winner of the Short Story Dagger and CWA Red Herring award, and has also been shortlisted for the ‘First Blood’ critics award and CWA Dagger in the Library. Michael Leese was a national newspaper journalist for over twenty-five years before writing the Detective Roper and Hooley Mysteries and Detective Martha Munro Crime Thrillers. Judi Daykin completed her MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at the University of East Anglia, and the first book in the Detective Sara Hirst series was shortlisted for the Little, Brown UEA writer’s prize in 2019. T.J. Brearton is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. He lives in the Adirondack Mountains of New York with his wife and three children where he spends his days writing. Read more