Blake Pierce

1 Cause to Kill (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 1)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2016-07-27
Description :  “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”&#xa0;<br /> --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.<br /><br /> Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off—only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter, and her life fell apart around her.<br /><br /> Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached Homicide Detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hate her.<br /><br /> Yet even they cannot deny Avery’s brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from elite colleges, it is Avery that they turn to. It is Avery’s chance to prove herself, to finally find the redemption she craves. And yet, as she is soon to find out, Avery has come up against a killer as brilliant and daring as she.<br /><br /> In this game of psychological cat and mouse, women are dying with mysterious clues, and the stakes could not be higher. A frantic race against time leads Avery through a series of shocking and unexpected twists—culminating in climax that even Avery could not imagine.&#xa0;<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, CAUSE TO KILL marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #2 in the Avery Black series will be available soon.<br /><br /> “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side, so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”&#xa0;<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)&#xa0;

2 Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery—Book 1)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2015-12-20
Description :  “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)<br /><br /> Women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Phoenix, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent who can crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige.<br /><br /> Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and as fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer’s mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined, and in a frantic race against time, Riley is pushed to her limit, her job on the line, her own family in danger, and her fragile psyche collapsing.<br /><br /> Yet once Riley Paige takes on a case, she will not quit. It obsesses her, leading her to the darkest corners of her own mind, blurring the lines between hunter and hunted. After a series of unexpected twists, her instincts lead her to a shocking climax that even Riley could not have imagined.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE GONE marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.<br /><br /> Book #2 in the Riley Paige series is also now available!

3 Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 1)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2016-05-19
Description :  From #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce comes a heart-pounding new mystery series.<br /><br /> In the cornfields of Nebraska a woman is found murdered, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose—and that his spree has just begun.<br /><br /> Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she—and the local force—have ever seen.<br /><br /> With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind. As she delves into the killer’s mind, obsessing over his twisted psychology, she finds that evil truly does exist. She only hopes it will not be too late to extricate herself from it, as her entire life collapses around her.<br /><br /> As more bodies turn up dead and a frantic race against time ensues, there is no way out but to find him before he kills again.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE KILLS marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #2 in the Mackenzie White Mystery series will be available soon.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Also available by Blake Pierce is ONCE GONE (A Riley Paige mystery—Book #1), a #1 bestseller!

4 Once Taken (a Riley Paige Mystery—Book 2)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2016-02-18
Description :  “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) <br /><br />Women are being murdered in upstate New York, their bodies found mysteriously hanging in chains. With the FBI called in, given the bizarre nature of the murders—and the lack of any clues—there is only one agent they can turn to: Special Agent Riley Paige.<br /><br /> Riley, reeling from her last case, is reluctant to take on a new one, since she is still convinced a former serial killer is out there, stalking her. She knows, though, that her ability to enter a serial killer’s mind and her obsessive nature is what will be needed to crack this case, and she just can’t refuse—even if it will push her over the edge.<br /><br /> Riley’s search takes her deep into a killer’s deluded mind as it leads her to orphanages, mental hospitals, prisons, all in an effort to understand the depth of his psychosis. Realizing she is up against a true psychopath, she knows time is short before he strikes again. But with her own job on the line and her own family a target, and with her fragile psyche collapsing, it may all be too much for her—and too late.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE TAKEN is book #2 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.<br /><br /> Book #3 in the Riley Paige series is also now available!

5 A Trace of Death (A Keri Locke Mystery--Book #1)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2016-12-02
Description :  “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”<br /> --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)<br /><br /> From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.<br /><br /> Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, remains haunted by the abduction of her own daughter, years before, never found. Still obsessed with finding her, Keri buries her grief the only way she knows how: by throwing herself into the cases of missing persons in Los Angeles.<br /><br /> A routine phone call from a worried mother of a high-schooler, only two hours missing, should be ignored. Yet something about the mother’s voice strikes a chord, and Keri decides to investigate.<br /><br /> What she finds shocks her. The missing daughter—of a prominent senator—was hiding secrets no one knew. When all evidence points to a runaway, Keri is ordered off the case. And yet, despite pressure from her superiors, from the media, despite all trails going cold, the brilliant and obsessed Keri refuses to let it go. She knows she has but 48 hours if she has any chance of bringing this girl back alive.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, A TRACE OF DEATH marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.<br /><br /> “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)<br /><br /> Book #2 in the Keri Locke series is also now available!

6 Before He Sees (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 2)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2016-09-14
Description :  From Blake Pierce, bestselling author of ONCE GONE (a #1 bestseller with over 600 five star reviews), comes book #2 in a heart-pounding new mystery series.<br /><br /> In BEFORE HE SEES (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 2), FBI agent-in-training Mackenzie White struggles to make her mark in the FBI Academy in Quantico, trying to prove herself as a woman and as a transplant from Nebraska. Hoping she has what it takes to become an FBI agent and leave her life in the Midwest behind for good, Mackenzie just wants to keep a low profile and impress her superiors.<br /><br /> But all that changes when the body of a woman is found in a garbage dump. The murder bears shocking similarities to the Scarecrow Killer—the case that made Mackenzie famous in Nebraska—and in the frantic race against time to stop a new serial killer, the FBI decides to break protocol and give Mackenzie a chance on the case.<br /><br /> It is Mackenzie’s big break, her chance to impress the FBI—but the stakes have never been higher. Not everyone wants her on the case, and everything she touches seems to go wrong. As the pressure mounts and the killer strikes again, Mackenzie finds herself as a lone voice in a sea of experienced agents, and she soon realizes she is in way over heard. Her entire future with the FBI is in jeopardy.<br /><br /> As tough and determined as Mackenzie is, as brilliant as she is in hunting down killers, this new case proves an impossible riddle, something just beyond her reach. She may not even have time to crack it as her own life falls apart around her.&#xa0;<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE SEES is book #2 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #3 in the Mackenzie White Mystery series will be available soon.&#xa0;

7 Cause to Run (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 2)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2016-09-13
Description :  “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”&#xa0;<br /> --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.&#xa0;<br /><br /> In CAUSE TO RUN (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 2), a new serial killer is stalking Boston, killing his victims in bizarre ways, taunting the police with mysterious puzzles that reference the stars. As the stakes are upped and the pressure is on, the Boston Police Department is forced to call in its most brilliant—and most controversial—homicide detective: Avery Black.<br /><br /> Avery, still reeling from her last case, finds herself up against a rival precinct and a brilliant, cunning killer who is always one step ahead of her. She is forced to enter his dark, twisted mind as he lays clues for his next killing, and forced to look into places in her own mind she would rather not go. She finds herself compelled to seek the counsel of Howard Randall, the twisted serial killer she’d put behind bars years ago, all while her new burgeoning life with Rose and Ramirez is falling apart.<br /><br /> And just as things cannot get any worse, she finds out something else: she herself may be the target.<br /><br /> In a game of psychological cat and mouse, a frantic race against time leads Avery through a series of shocking and unexpected twists—culminating in climax that even Avery could not imagine.&#xa0;<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, CAUSE TO RUN is book #2 of a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #3 in the Avery Black series will be available soon.&#xa0;<br /><br /> “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side, so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”&#xa0;<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)

8 A Trace of Murder (A Keri Locke Mystery--Book #2)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-03-10
Description :  “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”<br /> --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)<br /><br /> From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.<br /><br /> In A TRACE OF MURDER (Book #2 in the Keri Locke mystery series), Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, remains haunted by the abduction of her own daughter. Encouraged by the new lead that has landed, the first in years, she pursues it with all that she has, determined to find her daughter and bring her back alive.<br /><br /> Yet Keri, at the same time, receives a phone call from a frantic husband, a famed Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, who reports that his wife has been missing for two days. A wealthy socialite with no enemies and little reason to leave her life, he fears the worst has become of his wife.<br /><br /> Keri takes on the case, assigned a new partner whom she hates, as Ray still recovers in the hospital. Her investigation leads her deep into the elite Beverly Hills world of the idle rich, to encounters with lonely housewives, and those with shopping-addicted, empty lives. Keri, in over her head in this world, becomes increasingly puzzled by the conflicting signals: did this woman, with a stalker and a lurid, secret past, run away, or was she abducted?<br /><br /> Or did something far more sinister happen?<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, A TRACE OF MURDER is book #2 in a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.<br /><br /> “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)<br /><br /> Book #3 in the Keri Locke series is also now available!

9 Once Craved (a Riley Paige Mystery—Book 3)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2016-05-23
Description :  “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) <br /><br /> ONCE CRAVED is book #3 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with ONCE GONE (Book #1)--a free download with over 100 five star reviews!<br /><br /> When prostitutes turn up dead in Phoenix, not much attention is paid. But when a pattern of disturbing murders is discovered, the local police soon realize a serial killer is on a rampage and they are in way over their heads. Given the unique nature of the crimes, the FBI, called in, knows they will need their most brilliant mind to crack the case: Special Agent Riley Paige.<br /><br /> Riley, recovering from her last case and trying to pick up the pieces of her life, is at first reluctant. But when she learns of the grievous nature of the crimes and realizes the killer will soon strike again, she is compelled. She begins her hunt for the elusive killer and her obsessive nature takes her too far—perhaps too far, this time, to pull herself back from the brink.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Riley’s search leads her into the unsettling world of prostitutes, of broken homes, and shattered dreams. She learns that, even amongst these women, there are glimpses of hope, hope being robbed by a violent psychopath. When a teenage girl is abducted, Riley, in a frantic race against time, struggles to probe the depths of the killer’s mind. But what she discovers leads her to a twist that is too shocking for even her to imagine.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE CRAVED is book #3 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.<br /><br /> Book #4 in the Riley Paige series will be available soon.

10 Once Lured (a Riley Paige Mystery—Book 4)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-08-03
Description :  “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”<br /> --Books and Movie&#xa0;Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)<br /><br /> ONCE LURED is book #4 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with the #1 bestseller ONCE GONE (Book #1)! <br /> Women are turning up dead on a lone stretch of highway in Delaware. Some go missing for an inexplicable length of time, while others are turning up dead, their bodies left out for display in bizarre and mysterious ways. When a pattern is discovered, it becomes clear to the FBI that a twisted serial killer is on the hunt—luring girls in devious schemes—and that he won’t stop killing, ever.<br /><br /> The FBI, desperate to crack the case, urges Special Agent Riley Paige to take it on. But the brilliant Riley, still reeling from past cases, has finally found peace in her home life, and is determined to help her daughter April get back on her feet. Yet when the murders become too disturbing, too urgent—and when her former partner Bill implores her—Riley finally realizes she can’t say no.<br /><br /> Riley’s hunt leads her deep into the unsettling world of hitchhikers, of drifters, of women that no one else cares for. When she discovers that several women are being kept alive and that there is still time to save them, she realizes she will stop at nothing, obsessing over the case and driving herself to the brink. Yet Riley realizes her own life is falling apart, and her own fragile psyche can barely handle the strain. In a frantic race against time, she will have to plunge deep into the killer’s mind to save these women—and to save herself—from collapse.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE LURED is book #4 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.<br /><br /> Book #5 in the Riley Paige series will be available soon.

11 Before He Covets (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 3)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2016-12-09
Description :  From Blake Pierce, bestselling author of ONCE GONE (a #1 bestseller with over 600 five star reviews), comes book #3 in the heart-pounding Mackenzie White mystery series.<br /><br /> In BEFORE HE COVETS (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 3), newly minted FBI agent Mackenzie White graduates the FBI Academy in Quantico only to find herself thrown into an urgent serial killer case. Women are turning up dead while camping in a remote national park in West Virginia. Yet the park is vast, and no connection can be found between them.<br /><br /> At the same time, Mackenzie receives a call from Nebraska urging her to come home. After many years, a new clue has surfaced about her father’s murder. The case no longer cold, Mackenzie desperately needs to help solve it.<br /><br /> But the FBI’s killer is ratcheting up, and there is no time for distraction as more women turn up missing in the psychological game of cat-and-mouse that follows. This killer is more diabolical—and smarter—than Mackenzie could have imagined. As she goes down a road she fears to travel—deep into her own psyche—she finds a double twist waiting for her that even she could not expect.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE COVETS is book #3 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #4 in the Mackenzie White Mystery series will be available soon.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Also available by Blake Pierce is ONCE GONE (A Riley Paige mystery—Book #1), a #1 bestseller with over 600 five star reviews on Amazon—and a free download!

12 Once Hunted (A Riley Paige Mystery—Book 5)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-10-13
Description :  “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”&#xa0;<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> ONCE HUNTED is book #5 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with the #1 bestseller ONCE GONE (Book #1)!&#xa0;<br /><br /> A prison break from a maximum security prison. Frantic calls from the FBI. Special Agent Riley Paige’s worst nightmare has come true: a serial killer she put away years ago is loose.&#xa0;<br /><br /> And his main target is her.<br /><br /> Riley is used to being the one hunting, but for the first time, she finds herself—and her family—to be the ones being hunted. As the killer stalks her, he also begins a new rampage of kills, and Riley must stop him before it is too late—for the other victims, and for herself.<br /><br /> But this is no ordinary killer. He is too smart, and their game of cat-and-mouse too twisted, and he somehow manages to elude her and always stay one step ahead. Desperate to stop him, Riley realizes there is only one way: she must delve back into the past, into this killer’s twisted mind, his old cases, and re-learn what drives him. The only way to stop him, she realizes, is to face the darkness she thought she had left behind.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE HUNTED is book #5 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #6 in the Riley Paige series will be available soon.

13 Once Pined (A Riley Paige Mystery—Book 6)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-12-16
Description :  “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”&#xa0;<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> ONCE PINED is book #6 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with the #1 bestseller ONCE GONE (Book #1)—a free download with over 700 five star reviews!&#xa0;<br /><br /> Men and women are turning up dead in the outskirts of Seattle, poisoned by a mysterious chemical. When a pattern is discovered and it becomes clear that a twisted serial killer is on the hunt, the FBI calls in their best asset: Special Agent Riley Paige. Riley is urged to return to the line of duty—but Riley, still reeling from the attacks on her family, is loath to return. Yet as bodies mount, and the murders become more inexplicable, Riley knows she has no choice.<br /><br /> The case takes Riley deep into the unsettling world of nursing homes, of hospitals, of drifting caretakers and psychotic patients. As Riley delves deeper into the mind of the murderer, she realizes she is hunting the most terrifying killer of all: one whose madness knows no depths—and yet who may just appear shockingly ordinary.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE PINED is book #6 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #7 in the Riley Paige series is also now available!

14 Once Forsaken (A Riley Paige Mystery—Book 7)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2017-03-13
Description :  “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”&#xa0;<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> ONCE FORSAKEN is book #7 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with the #1 bestseller ONCE GONE (Book #1)!&#xa0;<br /><br /> When Special Agent Riley Paige finally decides to take a well-needed rest from the FBI, a request for help comes from the most unlikely source: her own daughter. April’s best friend is devastated by the death of her sister, a freshman at Georgetown. Worse, she is convinced that the suicide was staged, and that her sister was murdered at the hands of a serial killer.<br /><br /> Riley reluctantly looks into the case, only to discover that two other freshman girls at Georgetown recently killed themselves in the same grotesque way—by hanging. As she realizes foul play may be afoot, she brings in the FBI. The case takes Riley deep into the privileged campus of one of the world’s most esteemed universities, into the unsettling world of the wealthy and driven families that pushed their children to succeed. In time she discovers that this case is far more twisted than it seems—and that she just may be up against the most psychotic killer of her career.&#xa0;<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE FORSAKEN is book #7 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #8 in the Riley Paige series will be available soon.

15 Before He Takes (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 4)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2017-03-01
Description :  From Blake Pierce, bestselling author of ONCE GONE (a #1 bestseller with over 800 five star reviews), comes book #4 in the heart-pounding Mackenzie White mystery series.<br /><br /> In BEFORE HE TAKES (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 4), newly minted FBI agent Mackenzie White is ordered to take on a new and disturbing case. Women are going missing in rural Iowa, and a pattern is emerging. It is feared a serial killer is on a rampage, his pace increasing. Given her Midwestern roots, Mackenzie is chosen as the perfect fit.<br /><br /> But Mackenzie is reluctant to return to the Midwest, this time to a starkly rural setting that reminds her too much of her upbringing, of her own ghosts in her closet. She also seeks her own father’s murderer, with darkness haunting her at every turn of her trip. Plunged deep into the world of farms, of silos, of slaughterhouses, of long stretches on empty highways, Mackenzie feels as if she’s falling back into the depths of her psyche, and into the nightmares she always feared to face.<br /><br /> In the deadly game of cat-and-mouse, she finally realizes the psychosis of the killer she is up against, and comes to realize that the land of her upbringing is holding even darker and more twisted horrors than she could imagine.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE TAKES is book #4 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #5 in the Mackenzie White Mystery series is also now available!<br /><br /> Also available by Blake Pierce is ONCE GONE (A Riley Paige mystery—Book #1), a #1 bestseller with over 800 five star reviews!

16 Before He Needs (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 5)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2017-05-19
Description :  From Blake Pierce, bestselling author of ONCE GONE (a #1 bestseller with over 900 five star reviews), comes book #5 in the heart-pounding Mackenzie White mystery series.<br /><br /> In BEFORE HE NEEDS (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 5), FBI special agent Mackenzie White finds herself summoned to crack a case she has never encountered before: the victim is not a man or a woman—but a couple.&#xa0;<br /><br /> The third couple found dead in their homes this month.<br /><br /> As Mackenzie and the FBI scramble to figure out who would want happily-married couples dead, her search takes her deep into a disturbing world and subculture. She quickly learns that all is not what it seems behind the picket fences of perfectly-suburban homes—and that darkness lurks at the edge of even the happiest-seeming families.&#xa0;<br /><br /> As her hunt morphs into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, Mackenzie, still struggling to find her own father’s killer, realizes she may be in too deep—and that the killer she seeks may be the most elusive of all: shockingly normal.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE NEEDS is book #5 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #6 in the Mackenzie White Mystery series is also now available!<br /><br /> Also available by Blake Pierce is ONCE GONE (A Riley Paige mystery—Book #1), a #1 bestseller with over 900 five star reviews—and a free download!

17 Once Cold (A Riley Paige Mystery—Book 8)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2017-05-22
Description :  “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”&#xa0;<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> ONCE COLD is book #8 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with the #1 bestseller ONCE GONE (Book #1)—a free download with over 900 five star reviews!&#xa0;<br /><br /> There is one cold case that has plagued Special Agent Riley Paige for her entire career, dwelling at the corners of her consciousness, forcing her to return to it again and again. The only case she has never solved, she has finally put it out of her mind.<br /><br /> Until she gets a call from the murdered victim’s mother.<br /><br /> It spurs Riley to face the case once again, and to not give up until she has found answers.<br /><br /> Yet Riley barely has time to catch her breath when she receives a lead for another cold case, one which, if possible, strikes an even deeper note within her. It is a lead that promises to solve the case of her own mother’s killer.<br /><br /> And it comes from Shane Hatcher.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE COLD is book #8 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #9 in the Riley Paige series is also now available!

18 Cause to Hide (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 3)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2017-01-09
Description :  “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”&#xa0;<br /> --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense: CAUSE TO HIDE (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 3).<br /><br /> Bodies are being found in the outskirts of Boston, their corpses burned beyond recognition, as the police realize a new serial killer is roaming the streets. As the media converges and the pressure is upped, the Boston Police Department must turn to its most brilliant—and controversial—homicide detective: Avery Black.<br /><br /> Avery, still trying to pick up the pieces of her own life—her budding relationship with Ramirez, her reconciliation with Rose—suddenly finds herself thrown into the most challenging case of her career. With scant evidence to follow, she must enter the mind of a psychotic killer, try to understand his obsession with fire, and what clues that offers into his personality. Her trail leads her deep into Boston’s worst neighborhoods, to confrontations with its worst psychopaths—and finally, to a twist she could never possibly imagine.<br /><br /> In a game of psychological cat and mouse, a frantic race against time, Avery is led too deep into the maze of a killer’s mind, and to places darker than she’d ever wish to see.<br /><br /> A psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, CAUSE TO HIDE is book #3 of a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #4 in the Avery Black series will be available soon.&#xa0;<br /><br /> “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side, so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”&#xa0;<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)

19 Once Bound (A Riley Paige Mystery—Book 12)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2018-02-26
Description :  “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”&#xa0;<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> ONCE BOUND is book #12 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with the #1 bestseller ONCE GONE (Book #1)—a free download with over 1,000 five star reviews!&#xa0;<br /><br /> <b>In this heart-pounding thriller, women are being found dead on train tracks across the country, forcing the FBI into a mad race against time to catch the serial killer.</b><br /><br /> FBI Special Agent Riley Paige may have finally met her match: a sadistic killer, binding victims to the tracks to be killed by incoming trains. A killer smart enough to evade capture across many states—and charming enough to go unseen. She soon learns it will require all of her faculties to enter into his sick mind—a mind which she unsure she wants to enter.<br /><br /> And all with a final twist that is so shocking, even Riley could not expect it.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE BOUND is book #12 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #13 in the Riley Paige series will be available soon.

20 Once Buried (A Riley Paige Mystery—Book 11)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2017-12-11
Description :  “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”&#xa0;<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> ONCE BURIED is book #11 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with the #1 bestseller ONCE GONE (Book #1).<br /><br /> A serial killer is killing victims with rapid speed, and in each crime scene, he leaves an unusual signature: an hourglass.<br /><br /> Its sand is designed to fall for 24 hours—and when its empty, a new victim appears.<br /><br /> Amidst intense media pressure, and in a frantic race against time, FBI Special Agent Riley Paige is summoned, with her new partner, to crack the case. Still reeling from the fallout with Shane, trying to sort out her family life, and to help Bill get back on his feet, Riley’s plate is already full. And as she enters the darkest canals of this twisted killer’s mind, this just may be the case that sets her over the edge.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE BURIED is book #11 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #12 in the Riley Paige series will be available soon.

21 Blake Pierce: Mystery Bundle (Before He Kills, Cause to Kill, Once Gone and A Trace of Death)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2016-12-01
Description :  A four-book mystery bundle by #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce, author of ONCE GONE, a #1 bestseller on Amazon with over 500 five star reviews!<br /><br /> Here is a bundle of the first books in four Blake Pierce series—the Mackenzie White, the Avery Black, the Riley Paige, and the Keri Locke series—all here in one convenient place. This bundle offers a great introduction to Blake Pierce’s series with over 200,000 words of reading.<br /><br /> In BEFORE HE KILLS, a woman is found murdered in the cornfields of Nebraska, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose—and that his spree has just begun. Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she—and the local force—have ever seen. With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind.<br /><br /> In CAUSE TO KILL<b>,</b> Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off—only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter, and her life fell apart around her. Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached Homicide Detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hate her.Yet even they cannot deny Avery’s brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from elite colleges, it is Avery that they turn to. It is Avery’s chance to prove herself, to finally find the redemption she craves. And yet, as she is soon to find out, Avery has come up against a killer as brilliant and daring as she.<br /><br /> In ONCE GONE<b>,</b> women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige. Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer’s mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined.&#xa0;<br /><br /> In A TRACE OF DEATH, Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, remains haunted by the abduction of her own daughter, years before, never found. Still obsessed with finding her, Keri buries her grief the only way she knows how: by throwing herself into the cases of missing persons in Los Angeles. A routine phone call from a worried mother of a high-schooler, only two hours missing, should be ignored. Yet something about the mother’s voice strikes a chord, and Keri decides to investigate. What she finds shocks her. The missing daughter—of a prominent senator—was hiding secrets no one knew. When all evidence points to a runaway, Keri is ordered off the case. And yet, despite pressure from her superiors, from the media, despite all trails going cold, the brilliant and obsessed Keri refuses to let it go. She knows she has but 48 hours if she has any chance of bringing this girl back alive.<br /><br /> Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE KILLS, CAUSE TO KILL, ONCE GONE, and A TRACE OF DEATH&#xa0; mark the debut of riveting new series—and beloved new characters—that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Books #2 and #3 in the Riley Paige series are also available!&#xa0;

22 Once Stalked (A Riley Paige Mystery—Book 9)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2017-07-31
Description :  “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”&#xa0;<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> ONCE STALKED is book #9 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with the #1 bestseller ONCE GONE (Book #1).&#xa0;<br /><br /> When two soldiers are found dead on a huge military base in California, apparently killed by gunshot, military investigators are stumped. Who is killing its soldiers, inside the secure confines of its own base?<br /><br /> And why?<br /><br /> The FBI is called in, and Riley Paige is summoned to take the lead. As Riley finds herself immersed in the military culture, she is amazed to realize that serial killers can strike even here, in the midst of the most secure location on earth.<br /><br /> She finds herself in a frantic cat and mouse chase, racing to decode the killer’s psychology. Yet she soon discovers she is up against a highly-trained killer, one that may, even for her, be too deadly an opponent.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE STALKED is book #9 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #10 in the Riley Paige series will be available soon.

23 Before He Feels (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 6)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2017-08-01
Description :  From Blake Pierce, bestselling author of ONCE GONE (a #1 bestseller with over 900 five star reviews), comes book #6 in the heart-pounding Mackenzie White mystery series.<br /><br /> In BEFORE HE FEELS (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 6), FBI special agent Mackenzie White is stunned to be assigned a case with victims matching no profile she has ever seen: shockingly, all of the victims are blind.<br /><br /> Does this mean that the killer himself is blind, too?<br /><br /> Plunged into the subculture of the blind, Mackenzie struggles to understand, finding herself out of her element as she crisscrosses the state, racing from group homes to private houses, interviewing caretakers, librarians, experts and psychologists.&#xa0;<br /><br /> And yet, despite the best minds in the country, Mackenzie seems unable to prevent the spree of killings.<br /><br /> Has she finally met her match?<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE FEELS is book #6 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;

24 Once Lost (A Riley Paige Mystery—Book 10)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2017-10-05
Description :  “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”&#xa0;<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> ONCE LOST is book #10 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with the #1 bestseller ONCE GONE (Book #1).<br /><br /> Still reeling from her former partner Lucy’s death and from her partner Bill’s PTSD, FBI Special Agent Riley Paige does her best to try to keep herself stable and to patch together her family life. She has to decide what to about April’s boyfriend, recovering from his abusive father, and about Blaine, who is ready for their relationship to move ahead.<br /><br /> But before she can work it out, Riley is summoned for a new case. In an idyllic suburban town in the Midwest, teenage girls are going missing—and a body has already turned up. The police are stumped, and Riley is called in to catch the killer before another girl goes missing.<br /><br /> Making things worse is that Riley is assigned a partner she does not want—her nemesis, Special agent Roston—who had been interrogating her in Shane’s case.<br /><br /> Even worse: Shane is on the loose, he wants revenge—and he has Riley’s family in his sights.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE LOST is book #10 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #11 in the Riley Paige series is also now available!

25 Before He Sins (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 7)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2017-10-20
Description :  From Blake Pierce, bestselling author of ONCE GONE (a #1 bestseller with over 900 five star reviews), comes book #7 in the heart-pounding Mackenzie White mystery series.<br /><br /> In BEFORE HE SINS (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 7), priests are turning up dead, their bodies found crucified against church doors throughout Washington, D.C. Could this be some sort of act of revenge? Could it be a member of their order? Or a serial killer, hunting priests with a far more diabolical motive?<br /><br /> The FBI turns to special agent Mackenzie White, as the case bears a resemblance to the religious overtones of her first case, The Scarecrow Killer. Plunged into the subculture of the priesthood, Mackenzie struggles to learn more about the rituals, about ancient scripture, to try enter the killer’s mind. But Mackenzie is already preoccupied by her hunt for her father’s own murderer, determined to find him this time. And this new killer is more sinister than most, and will push her, in his deadly cat and mouse game, to the very brink of her own sanity.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE SINS is book #7 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Also available by Blake Pierce is ONCE GONE (A Riley Paige mystery—Book #1), a #1 bestseller with over 900 five star reviews—and a free download!

26 A Trace of Vice (a Keri Locke Mystery--Book #3)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2017-06-15
Description :  “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”<br /> --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)<br /><br /> From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.<br /><br /> In A TRACE OF VICE (Book #3 in the Keri Locke mystery series), Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, follows a fresh lead for her abducted daughter. It leads to a violent confrontation with The Collector—which, in turn, offers more clues that may, after all this time, reunite her with her daughter.<br /><br /> Yet at the same time, Keri is assigned a new case, one with a frantic ticking clock. A teenage girl has gone missing in Los Angeles, a girl from a good family was who duped into drugs and abducted into a sex trafficking ring. Keri is hot on her trail—but the trail is moving fast, with the girl being constantly moved and with her abductors’ single, nefarious goal: to cross her over the border with Mexico.<br /><br /> In an epic, breathtaking, cat and mouse chase that takes them through the seedy underworld of trafficking, Keri and Ray will be pushed to their limits to save the girl—and her own daughter—before it is all too late.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, A TRACE OF VICE is book #3 in a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.<br /><br /> “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)<br /><br /> Book #4 in the Keri Locke series is also now available!

27 Before He Hunts (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 8)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2017-12-13
Description :  From Blake Pierce, bestselling author of ONCE GONE (a #1 bestseller with over 900 five star reviews), comes book #8 in the heart-pounding Mackenzie White mystery series.<br /><br /> In BEFORE HE HUNTS (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 8), victims are turning up dead in FBI Special Agent Mackenzie White’s home state of Nebraska—all shot in the back of the head, and all bearing the card “Barker Antiques.” The same card her father’s murderer left on his body years ago.<br /><br /> With a sudden urgency in the present, the time has finally come for Mackenzie to face her ghosts, to face her darkest past, and to find her father’s killer.<br /><br /> But her trip back down memory lane may take her to places she’d rather not see, and to discoveries she’d rather not find. She finds herself playing cat and mouse with a killer more sinister than she could imagine, and with her fragile psyche collapsing, this case, of all of them, may be the one that does her in for good.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE HUNTS is book #8 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Also available by Blake Pierce is ONCE GONE (A Riley Paige mystery—Book #1), a #1 bestseller with over 900 five star reviews!

28 Before He Preys (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 9)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2018-03-30
Description :  From Blake Pierce, bestselling author of ONCE GONE (a #1 bestseller with over 900 five star reviews), comes BEFORE HE PREYS, book #9 in the heart-pounding Mackenzie White mystery series.<br /><br /> FBI Special Agent Mackenzie White finds herself stumped. Victims are turning up dead, unrecognizable, their bodies hurled from the highest of heights. A deranged serial killer, obsessed with heights, is killing his victims from the highest locations. The pattern seems random.<br /><br /> But is it?<br /><br /> Only by entering into the darkest canals of the killer’s mind can Mackenzie begin to understand what his motive is—and where he will strike next. In a deadly chase of cat and mouse, Mackenzie drives herself to the brink to stop him—but even then, it may be too late.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE PREYS is book #9 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Also available by Blake Pierce is ONCE GONE (A Riley Paige mystery—Book #1), a #1 bestseller with over 900 five star reviews.

29 Cause to Fear (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 4)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2017-03-30
Description :  “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”&#xa0;<br /> --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> From #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense: CAUSE TO FEAR (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 4).<br /><br /> When a body turns up floating beneath the frozen Charles River, the Boston Police summons its most brilliant and controversial homicide detective—Avery Black—to close the case. It doesn’t take Avery long, however, to realize that this is no isolated murder: it is the work of a serial killer.<br /><br /> Other bodies begin to turn up, all of them sharing one thing in common: all are trapped in ice. Is it all a coincidence—or the signature of a particularly deranged killer?<br /><br /> As the media converges and Avery suffers pressure from her bosses, she struggles to crack the inexplicable case, too bizarre even for her brilliant mind. At the same time she tries to keep her own depression at bay, as her personal life spirals to a new low. And she does it all while trying to enter the mind of a psychotic and elusive killer.<br /><br /> What she will find will shock even her, and make her realizes that nothing is what it seems—and that the worst darkness may sometimes be closest to us.<br /><br /> A psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, CAUSE TO FEAR is book #4 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #5 in the Avery Black series is also now available!<br /><br /> “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side, so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”&#xa0;<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)

30 A Trace of Hope (a Keri Locke Mystery--Book #5)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2018-03-09
Description :  “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”<br /> --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)<br /><br /> From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense. A TRACE OF HOPE is the final book in the Keri Locke series, bringing the series to a dramatic conclusion.<br /><br /> In A TRACE OF HOPE (Book #5 in the Keri Locke mystery series), Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, is closer than she’s ever been to finding her daughter. Finally, she gets a fresh lead—and this time, she will do whatever it takes to bring her home alive.<br /><br /> At the same time, a new, urgent case is assigned to Keri: an 18 year old girl has gone missing after being hazed by her sorority. As the race is on to find her, Keri plunges deep into the world of pristine college campuses, and comes to realize that all is not what it seems.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, A TRACE OF HOPE is book #5 in a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.<br /><br /> “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)

31 A Trace of Crime (a Keri Locke Mystery--Book #4)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2017-10-20
Description :  “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”<br /> --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)<br /><br /> From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.<br /><br /> In A TRACE OF CRIME (Book #4 in the Keri Locke mystery series), Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, follows a fresh lead for her abducted daughter. She winds her way through a twisted underworld, and step by step, she gets closer to finding her daughter.<br /><br /> Yet she has no time. Keri is assigned a new case: a dad calls from an affluent community and reports that his teen daughter vanished on the way home from school.<br /><br /> Shortly after, ransom letters arrive. Twisted, filled with riddles, they make it clear that there is little time to save the girl. They also make it clear that this is the work of a diabolical killer who is toying with them.<br /><br /> Keri and the police must scramble to find the kidnapper, to understand his demands, to decode the letters, and most of all, to outwit him. But in this master game of chess, Keri may find herself up against a foe even she cannot understand, and for the missing girl—and her own daughter—she may just be too late.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, A TRACE OF CRIME is book #4 in a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.<br /><br /> “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)<br /><br /> Book #5 in the Keri Locke series is also now available!

32 Cause to Save (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 5)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2017-08-28
Description :  “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”&#xa0;<br /> --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> From #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense: CAUSE TO SAVE (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 5).<br /><br /> In CAUSE TO SAVE, serial killer Howard Randall has escaped, and the entire city of Boston is on edge. Women are turning up gruesomely murdered, and everyone suspects Howard is at it again.&#xa0;<br /><br /> When Boston’s most brilliant and controversial homicide detective—Avery Black—is herself stalked—and when people close to her are brutally killed, one by one—it seems the city’s worst fears are confirmed.<br /><br /> But Avery is not so sure. The murders remind her of something she once saw in her past. They remind her of something too close to her heart—something that had to do with a secret she thought she had buried long ago….<br /><br /> The most riveting and shocking book of the series, a psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, CAUSE TO SAVE will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side, so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”&#xa0;<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)

33 Blake Pierce: Mystery Bundle

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2016-05-20
Description :  A two-book mystery bundle by #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce, author of ONCE GONE, a #1 bestseller on Amazon with over 350 five star reviews!<br /><br /> Here is a bundle of the first books in two Blake Pierce series—the Riley Paige and Mackenzie White series—all here in one convenient place. This bundle offers a great introduction to Blake Pierce’s series with over 140,000 words of reading.<br /><br /> In BEFORE HE KILLS, a woman is found murdered in the cornfields of Nebraska, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose—and that his spree has just begun. Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she—and the local force—have ever seen. With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind.<br /><br /> In ONCE GONE<b>,</b> women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige. Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer’s mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE KILLS and ONCE GONE mark the debut of riveting new series—and beloved new characters—that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Books #2 and #3 in the Riley Paige series are also available!

34 Watching (The Making of Riley Paige—Book 1)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-05-15
Description :  “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”&#xa0;<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> <b>WATCHING (The Making of Riley Paige—Book One) is book #1 in a new psychological thriller series by #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose&#xa0; free bestseller Once Gone (Book #1) has received over 1,000 five star reviews.&#xa0;</b><br /><br /> <b>22 year old psychology major—and aspiring FBI agent—Riley Paige finds herself in a battle for her life as her closest friends on campus are abducted and killed by a serial killer. She senses that she, too, is being targeted—and that if she is to survive, she must apply her brilliant mind to stop the killer herself.</b><br /><br /> When the FBI hits a dead end, they are impressed enough by Riley’s keen insight into the killer’s mind to allow her to help. Yet the killer’s mind is a dark, twisted place, one too diabolical to make sense of, and one that threatens to bring Riley’s fragile psyche crashing down. In this deadly game of cat and mouse, can Riley survive unscarred?<br /><br /> An action-packed thriller with heart-pounding suspense, WATCHING is book #1 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. It takes readers back 20 plus years—to how Riley’s career began—and is the perfect complement to the ONCE GONE series (A Riley Paige Mystery), which includes 13 books and counting.<br /><br /> WAITING (The Making of Riley Paige—Book 2) is also now available!

35 Blake Pierce: Mystery Bundle (Before He Kills and Cause to Kill)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2016-08-01
Description :  A two-book mystery bundle by #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce, author of ONCE GONE, a #1 bestseller on Amazon with over 350 five star reviews!<br /><br /> Here is a bundle of the first books in two Blake Pierce series—the Mackenzie White and Avery Black series—all here in one convenient place. This bundle offers a great introduction to Blake Pierce’s series with over 140,000 words of reading.<br /><br /> In BEFORE HE KILLS (A MACKENZIE WHITE MYSTERY—BOOK 1), a woman is found murdered in the cornfields of Nebraska, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose—and that his spree has just begun. Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she—and the local force—have ever seen. With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind.<br /><br /> In CAUSE TO KILL (AN AVERY BLACK MYSTERY—BOOK 1)<b>,</b> Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off—only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter, and her life fell apart around her. Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached Homicide Detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hate her.Yet even they cannot deny Avery’s brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from elite colleges, it is Avery that they turn to. It is Avery’s chance to prove herself, to finally find the redemption she craves. And yet, as she is soon to find out, Avery has come up against a killer as brilliant and daring as she.<br /><br /> Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE KILLS and CAUSE TO KILL mark the debut of riveting new series—and beloved new characters—that will leave you turning pages late into the night!

36 Cause to Dread (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 6)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2018-02-05
Description :  “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”&#xa0;<br /> --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> From #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense—the AVERY BLACK SERIES—which continues here with CAUSE TO DREAD (Book #6), also a standalone novel.&#xa0; The series begins with CAUSE TO KILL (Book #1)—a free download with over 200 five star reviews!<br /><br /> A man turns up dead in his own apartment, locked in his closet, his body crawling with poisonous spiders, and the Boston police are stumped. As all of their leads collapse, they are&#xa0; dreading the killer will strike again. Desperate, the police have no choice but to turn to Boston’s most brilliant and controversial homicide detective—Avery Black. Now retired, Avery, in a low point in her own life, reluctantly agrees to help with the case. But when other bodies start turning up, murdered in grotesque and unusual ways, Avery can’t help but wonder: is there a serial killer on the loose?<br /><br /> With the intense media pressure and the stress of having a new, inexperienced partner, Avery is pushed to her limit as she struggles to crack the bizarre cases—and to keep herself from falling into the abyss.&#xa0;<br /> Avery finds herself falling deeper and deeper into the twisted mind of the killer, who holds more secrets than Avery could imagine.<br /><br /> The most riveting and shocking book of the series, a psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, CAUSE TO DREAD will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side, so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”&#xa0;<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)

37 Once Trapped (A Riley Paige Mystery—Book 13)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Release Date :  2018-07-30
Description :  “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”&#xa0;<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> ONCE TRAPPED is book #13 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with the #1 bestseller ONCE GONE (Book #1).<br /><br /> <b>In this dark psychological thriller, a wealthy husband turns up dead, and his abused wife is charged with the crime. She calls Riley for help—and yet it seems clear she is guilty.</b><br /> <b></b><br /> But when another wealthy, abusive husband turns up dead, the FBI is called in, and FBI special agent Riley Paige wonders: is this all a coincidence? Or could this be the work of a serial killer?<br /> <b></b><br /> What ensues is a game of cat and mouse, as Riley Paige realizes she is up against a brilliant and unpredictable killer, one without a clear motive—and one determined to keep on killing until he is caught.<br /><br /> An action-packed thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE TRAPPED is book #13 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #14 in the Riley Paige series will be available soon.

38 Before He Longs (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 10)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Release Date :  2018-09-30
Description :  From Blake Pierce, #1 bestselling author of ONCE GONE (a #1 bestseller with over 1,200 five star reviews), comes BEFORE HE LONGS, book #10 in the heart-pounding Mackenzie White mystery series.<br /><br /> BEFORE HE LONGS is book #10 in the #1 bestselling Mackenzie White mystery series, which begins with BEFORE HE KILLS (Book #1), a #1 bestseller with over 500 reviews!<br /><br /> FBI Special Agent Mackenzie White is summoned when another body is found dead in a self storage unit. There at first appears to be no connection between the cases; yet as Mackenzie digs deeper, she realizes it is the work of a serial killer—and that he will soon strike again.<br /><br /> Mackenzie will be forced to enter the mind of a madman as she tries to understand a psyche obsessed with clutter, storage, and claustrophobic places. It is a dark place from which she fears she may not return—and yet one which she must probe if she has any chance of winning the game of cat and mouse that can save new victims.<br /><br /> Even then, it may be too late.<br /><br /> A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE LONGS is book #10 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Also available by Blake Pierce is ONCE GONE (A Riley Paige mystery—Book #1), a #1 bestseller with over 1,200 five star reviews—and a free download!

39 Blake Pierce: Mystery Bundle (Cause to Kill and Once Gone)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2016-08-01
Description :  A two-book mystery bundle by #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce, author of ONCE GONE, a #1 bestseller on Amazon with over 350 five star reviews!<br /><br /> Here is a bundle of the first books in two Blake Pierce series—the Avery Black, and Riley Paige series—all here in one convenient place. This bundle offers a great introduction to Blake Pierce’s series with over 140,000 words of reading.<br /><br /> In CAUSE TO KILL (AN AVERY BLACK MYSTERY—BOOK 1)<b>,</b> Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off—only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter, and her life fell apart around her. Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached Homicide Detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hate her.Yet even they cannot deny Avery’s brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from elite colleges, it is Avery that they turn to. It is Avery’s chance to prove herself, to finally find the redemption she craves. And yet, as she is soon to find out, Avery has come up against a killer as brilliant and daring as she.<br /><br /> In ONCE GONE (A RILEY PAIGE MYSTERY--BOOK #1)<b>,</b> women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige. Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer’s mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, CAUSE TO KILL and ONCE GONE mark the debut of riveting new series—and beloved new characters—that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Books #2 and #3 in the Riley Paige series are also available!&#xa0;

40 Waiting (The Making of Riley Paige—Book 2)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Release Date :  2018-10-22
Description :  “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”&#xa0;<br /> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> <b>WAITING (The Making of Riley Paige—Book Two) is book #2 in a new psychological thriller series by #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce.</b><br /><br /> <b>Brilliant 22 year old FBI intern Riley Paige struggles to decode the riddles of the sadistic serial killer dubbed by media as the “clown killer”—but finds it all becomes too personal when she herself, targeted, is in a battle for her life.</b><br /> <b></b><br /> Recent college graduate Riley Paige is accepted into the prestigious FBI summer internship program, and is determined to make a name for herself. Exposed to many departments of the FBI, she thinks it will be a quiet summer—until a serial killer holds Washington by suspense. Dubbed the “clown killer,” he dressed and paints his victims as clowns, and mocks the FBI with tantalizing riddles in the media. He leaves everyone to wonder: is he a clown himself?<br /><br /> It seems that only Riley has the mind brilliant enough to decode the answers. And yet the journey into this killer’s mind is too dark—and the battle too personal—for Riley to come out unscathed. Can she win this deadly game of cat and mouse?<br /><br /> An action-packed thriller with heart-pounding suspense, WAITING is book #2 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. It takes readers back 20 plus years—to how Riley’s career began—and is the perfect complement to the ONCE GONE series (A Riley Paige Mystery), which includes 13 books and counting.<br /><br /> Book #3 in THE MAKING OF RILEY PAIGE series will be available soon.

41 Avery Black Mystery Bundle: Cause to Kill (#1), Cause to Run (#2), and Cause to Hide (#3)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2017-01-10
Description :  “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”&#xa0;<br /> --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.&#xa0;<br /><br /> A bundle of books #1 (CAUSE TO KILL), #2 (CAUSE TO RUN) and #3 (CAUSE TO HIDE) in Blake Pierce’s Avery Black Mystery series! This bundle offers books one, two, and three in one convenient file, with over 200,000 words of reading.<br /><br /> In CAUSE TO KILL, Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off—only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter, and her life fell apart around her. Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached Homicide Detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hate her. Yet even they cannot deny Avery’s brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from elite colleges, it is Avery that they turn to. It is Avery’s chance to prove herself, to finally find the redemption she craves. And yet, as she is soon to find out, Avery has come up against a killer as brilliant and daring as she.<br /><br /> In CAUSE TO RUN, a new serial killer is stalking Boston, killing his victims in bizarre ways, taunting the police with mysterious puzzles that reference the stars. As the stakes are upped and the pressure is on, the Boston Police Department is forced to call in its most brilliant—and most controversial—homicide detective: Avery Black. Avery, still reeling from her last case, finds herself up against a rival precinct and a brilliant, cunning killer who is always one step ahead of her. She is forced to enter his dark, twisted mind as he lays clues for his next killing, and forced to look into places in her own mind she would rather not go.&#xa0;<br /><br /> In CAUSE TO HIDE, bodies are being found in the outskirts of Boston, their corpses burned beyond recognition, as the police realize a new serial killer is roaming the streets. As the media converges and the pressure is upped, the Boston Police Department must turn to its most brilliant—and controversial—homicide detective: Avery Black. Avery, still trying to pick up the pieces of her own life—her budding relationship with Ramirez, her reconciliation with Rose—suddenly finds herself thrown into the most challenging case of her career.<br /><br /> Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, the AVERY BLACK MYSTERY series is a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #4 in the Avery Black series will be available soon.

42 Mackenzie White Mystery Bundle: Before He Needs (#5) and Before He Feels (#6)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2016-08-16
Description :  “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”&#xa0;<br /> --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> From Blake Pierce, bestselling author of ONCE GONE (a #1 bestseller with over 900 five star reviews), comes a heart-pounding new mystery series.<br /><br /> A bundle of books #5 (BEFORE HE NEEDS) and #6 (BEFORE HE FEELS) in Blake Pierce’s Mackenzie White Mystery series! This bundle offers books five and six in one convenient file, with over 120,000 words of reading.<br /><br /> In BEFORE HE NEEDS, FBI special agent Mackenzie White finds herself summoned to crack a case she has never encountered before: the victim is not a man or a woman—but a couple.&#xa0; The third couple found dead in their homes this month. As Mackenzie and the FBI scramble to figure out who would want happily-married couples dead, her search takes her deep into a disturbing world and subculture. She quickly learns that all is not what it seems behind the picket fences of perfectly-suburban homes—and that darkness lurks at the edge of even the happiest-seeming families.&#xa0;<br /><br /> In BEFORE HE FEELS, Mackenzie White is stunned to be assigned a case with victims matching no profile she has ever seen: shockingly, all of the victims are blind. Does this mean that the killer himself is blind, too? Plunged into the subculture of the blind, Mackenzie struggles to understand, finding herself out of her element as she crisscrosses the state, racing from group homes to private houses, interviewing caretakers, librarians, experts and psychologists.&#xa0; And yet, despite the best minds in the country, Mackenzie seems unable to prevent the spree of killings. Has she finally met her match?<br /><br /> Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, the MACKENZIE WHITE MYSTERY series is a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;

43 Riley Paige Mystery Bundle: Once Forsaken (#7) and Once Cold (#8)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2017-05-24
Description :  A bundle of books #7 (ONCE FORSAKEN) and #8 (ONCE COLD) in Blake Pierce’s Riley Paige Mystery series—which begins with ONCE GONE, a #1 bestseller with over 900 five star reviews.This bundle offers books #7 and #8 in one convenient file, with over 130,000 words of reading.<br /><br /> In ONCE FORSAKEN, when Special Agent Riley Paige finally decides to take a well-needed rest from the FBI, a request for help comes from the most unlikely source: her own daughter. April’s best friend is devastated by the death of her sister, a freshman at Georgetown. Worse, she is convinced that the suicide was staged, and that her sister was murdered at the hands of a serial killer. Riley reluctantly looks into the case, only to discover that two other freshman girls at Georgetown recently killed themselves in the same grotesque way—by hanging. As she realizes foul play may be afoot, she brings in the FBI. The case takes Riley deep into the privileged campus of one of the world’s most esteemed universities, into the unsettling world of the wealthy and driven families that pushed their children to succeed. In time she discovers that this case is far more twisted than it seems—and that she just may be up against the most psychotic killer of her career.&#xa0;<br /><br /> In ONCE COLD, there is one cold case that has plagued Special Agent Riley Paige for her entire career, dwelling at the corners of her consciousness, forcing her to return to it again and again. The only case she has never solved, she has finally put it out of her mind. Until she gets a call from the murdered victim’s mother. It spurs Riley to face the case once again, and to not give up until she has found answers. Yet Riley barely has time to catch her breath when she receives a lead for another cold case, one which, if possible, strikes an even deeper note within her. It is a lead that promises to solve the case of her own mother’s killer.<br /><br /> Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, the Riley Paige mysteries are a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /> <b></b>

44 Avery Black Mystery Bundle: Cause to Run (#2) and Cause to Hide (#3)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2017-01-10
Description :  “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”&#xa0;<br /> --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.&#xa0;<br /><br /> A bundle of books #2 (CAUSE TO RUN) and #3 (CAUSE TO HIDE) in Blake Pierce’s Avery Black Mystery series! This bundle offers books two and three in one convenient file, with over 100,000 words of reading.<br /><br /> In CAUSE TO RUN, a new serial killer is stalking Boston, killing his victims in bizarre ways, taunting the police with mysterious puzzles that reference the stars. As the stakes are upped and the pressure is on, the Boston Police Department is forced to call in its most brilliant—and most controversial—homicide detective: Avery Black. Avery, still reeling from her last case, finds herself up against a rival precinct and a brilliant, cunning killer who is always one step ahead of her. She is forced to enter his dark, twisted mind as he lays clues for his next killing, and forced to look into places in her own mind she would rather not go.&#xa0;<br /><br /> In CAUSE TO HIDE, bodies are being found in the outskirts of Boston, their corpses burned beyond recognition, as the police realize a new serial killer is roaming the streets. As the media converges and the pressure is upped, the Boston Police Department must turn to its most brilliant—and controversial—homicide detective: Avery Black. Avery, still trying to pick up the pieces of her own life—her budding relationship with Ramirez, her reconciliation with Rose—suddenly finds herself thrown into the most challenging case of her career.<br /><br /> Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, the AVERY BLACK MYSTERY series is a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #4 in the Avery Black series will be available soon.

45 Una vez desaparecido (Un misterio de Riley Paige--Libro #1)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2016-04-29
Description :  Los cuerpos de mujeres asesinadas grotescamente están apareciendo en las afueras rurales de Virginia y, cuando llaman al FBI para pedir su ayuda, no tienen respuesta. Hay un asesino en serie cuya frecuencia está aumentando, y saben que solamente hay una agente lo suficientemente buena para resolver este caso, la Agente Especial Riley Paige.<br /><br /> Riley se encuentra en un permiso pagado, recuperándose de su encuentro con su último asesino en serie y, frágil como está, el FBI está reacio a aprovechar su mente brillante. Sin embargo, Riley se suma al caso, necesitando luchar contra sus propios demonios, y su búsqueda la lleva por la subcultura inquietante de coleccionistas de muñecas, a los hogares de familias desintegradas y por los caminos más oscuros de la mente del asesino. Mientras Riley profundiza en el caso más y más, se da cuenta de que está enfrentando a un asesino más retorcido de lo que había imaginado. En una carrera frenética contra el tiempo, se encuentra presionando sus límites, su trabajo en riesgo, su propia familia en peligro y su frágil psiquis colapsando.<br /><br /> Sin embargo, una vez que Riley Paige toma un caso, ella no se da por vencida. La obsesiona, llevándola a los rincones más oscuros de su propia mente, ofuscando las líneas entre el cazador y la presa. Después de una serie de giros inesperados, sus instintos la llevan a un clímax estremecedor que incluso Riley no podría haber imaginado.<br /><br /> Un thriller psicológico oscuro con suspenso emocionante, UNA VEZ DESAPARECIDO marca el debut de una nueva serie fascinante—y un nuevo personaje querido—que te dejará pasando páginas hasta bien entrada la noche.<br /><br /> El Libro #2 en la serie de Riley Paige estará disponible pronto.

46 Riley Paige Mystery Bundle: Once Stalked (#9) and Once Lost (#10)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2017-10-12
Description :  A bundle of books #9 (ONCE STALKED) and #10 (ONCE LOST) in Blake Pierce’s Riley Paige Mystery series—which begins with ONCE GONE, a #1 bestseller with over 1000 five star reviews—and a free download! This bundle offers books #9 and #10 in one convenient file, with over 130,000 words of reading.<br /><br /> In ONCE STALKED, when two soldiers are found dead on a huge military base in California, apparently killed by gunshot, military investigators are stumped. Who is killing its soldiers, inside the secure confines of its own base? And why? The FBI is called in, and Riley Paige is summoned to take the lead. As Riley finds herself immersed in the military culture, she is amazed to realize that serial killers can strike even here, in the midst of the most secure location on earth. She finds herself in a frantic cat and mouse chase, racing to decode the killer’s psychology. Yet she soon discovers she is up against a highly-trained killer, one that may, even for her, be too deadly an opponent.<br /><br /> In ONCE LOST, still reeling from her former partner Lucy’s death and from her partner Bill’s PTSD, FBI Special Agent Riley Paige does her best to try to keep herself stable and to patch together her family life. She has to decide what to do about April’s boyfriend, recovering from his abusive father, and about Blaine, who is ready for their relationship to move ahead. But before she can work it out, Riley is summoned for a new case. In an idyllic suburban town in the Midwest, teenage girls are going missing—and a body has already turned up. The police are stumped, and Riley is called in to catch the killer before another girl goes missing. Making things worse is that Riley is assigned a partner she does not want—her nemesis, Special agent Roston—who had been interrogating her in Shane’s case.<br /><br /> Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, the Riley Paige mysteries are a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

47 Riley Paige Mystery Bundle: Once Gone (#1) and Once Taken (#2)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2016-06-16
Description :  A bundle of books #1 (ONCE GONE) and #2 (ONCE TAKEN) in Blake Pierce’s Riley Paige Mystery series—a #1 bestseller with over 400 five star reviews! This bundle offers books one and two in one convenient file, with over 100,000 words of reading.<br /><br /> In ONCE GONE, women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige. Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer’s mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined.<br /><br /> In ONCE TAKEN, women are being murdered in upstate New York, their bodies found mysteriously hanging in chains. With the FBI called in, given the bizarre nature of the murders—and the lack of any clues—there is only one agent they can turn to: Special Agent Riley Paige. Riley, reeling from her last case, is reluctant to take on a new one, since she is still convinced a former serial killer is out there, stalking her. She knows, though, that her ability to enter a serial killer’s mind and her obsessive nature is what will be needed to crack this case, and she just can’t refuse—even if it will push her over the edge.<br /><br /> Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, the Riley Paige mysteries are a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /> <b></b><br /> Book #3 in the series, ONCE CRAVED, is now also available.

48 Riley Paige Mystery Bundle: Once Hunted (#5) and Once Pined (#6)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2016-12-16
Description :  A bundle of books #5 (ONCE HUNTED) and #6 (ONCE PINED) in Blake Pierce’s Riley Paige Mystery series—which begins with ONCE GONE, a #1 bestseller with over 350 five star reviews—and a free download! This bundle offers books #5 and #6 in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading.<br /><br /> In ONCE HUNTED, Special Agent Riley Paige’s worst nightmare has come true: a serial killer she put away years ago is loose. And his main target is her. Riley is used to being the one hunting, but for the first time, she finds herself—and her family—to be the ones being hunted. As the killer stalks her, he also begins a new rampage of kills, and Riley must stop him before it is too late—for the other victims, and for herself. But this is no ordinary killer. He is too smart, and their game of cat-and-mouse too twisted, and he somehow manages to elude her and always stay one step ahead. &#xa0;<br /><br /> In ONCE PINED, Men and women are turning up dead in the outskirts of Seattle, poisoned by a mysterious chemical. When a pattern is discovered and it becomes clear that a twisted serial killer is on the hunt, the FBI calls in their best asset: Special Agent Riley Paige. Riley is urged to return to the line of duty—but Riley, still reeling from the attacks on her family, is loath to return. Yet as bodies mount, and the murders become more inexplicable, Riley knows she has no choice. The case takes Riley deep into the unsettling world of nursing homes, of hospitals, of drifting caretakers and psychotic patients. As Riley delves deeper into the mind of the murderer, she realizes she is hunting the most terrifying killer of all: one whose madness knows no depths—and yet who may just appear shockingly ordinary.<br /><br /> Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, the Riley Paige mysteries are a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /> <b></b>

49 Avery Black Mystery Bundle: Cause to Hide (#3) and Cause to Fear (#4)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-03-31
Description :  “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”&#xa0;<br /> --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)&#xa0;<br /><br /> From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.&#xa0;<br /><br /> A bundle of books #3 (CAUSE TO HIDE) and #4 (CAUSE TO FEAR) in Blake Pierce’s Avery Black Mystery series! This bundle offers books three and four in one convenient file, with over 120,000 words of reading.<br /><br /> In CAUSE TO HIDE, bodies are being found in the outskirts of Boston, their corpses burned beyond recognition, as the police realize a new serial killer is roaming the streets. As the media converges and the pressure is upped, the Boston Police Department must turn to its most brilliant—and controversial—homicide detective: Avery Black. Avery, still trying to pick up the pieces of her own life—her budding relationship with Ramirez, her reconciliation with Rose—suddenly finds herself thrown into the most challenging case of her career.<br /><br /> In CAUSE TO FEAR, when a body turns up floating beneath the frozen Charles River, the Boston Police summons its most brilliant and controversial homicide detective—Avery Black—to close the case. It doesn’t take Avery long, however, to realize that this is no isolated murder: it is the work of a serial killer. Other bodies begin to turn up, all of them sharing one thing in common: all are trapped in ice. Is it all a coincidence—or the signature of a particularly deranged killer? As the media converges and Avery suffers pressure from her bosses, she struggles to crack the inexplicable case, too bizarre even for her brilliant mind. At the same time she tries to keep her own depression at bay, as her personal life spirals to a new low. And she does it all while trying to enter the mind of a psychotic and elusive killer.<br /><br /> Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, the AVERY BLACK MYSTERY series is a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #5 in the Avery Black series will be available soon.

50 Keri Locke Mystery Bundle: A Trace of Death (#1) and A Trace of Murder (#2)

Author : Blake Pierce
Genre :  Police Procedural  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-03-14
Description :  “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”<br /> --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)<br /><br /> From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.<br /><br /> A bundle of books #1 (A TRACE OF DEATH) and #2 (A TRACE OF MURDER) in Blake Pierce’s Keri Locke Mystery series! This bundle offers books two and three in one convenient file, with over 120,000 words of reading.<br /><br /> In A TRACE OF DEATH (A Keri Locke Mystery—Book 1), Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, remains haunted by the abduction of her own daughter, years before, never found. Still obsessed with finding her, Keri buries her grief the only way she knows how: by throwing herself into the cases of missing persons in Los Angeles. A routine phone call from a worried mother of a high-schooler, only two hours missing, should be ignored. Yet something about the mother’s voice strikes a chord, and Keri decides to investigate. What she finds shocks her. The missing daughter—of a prominent senator—was hiding secrets no one knew. When all evidence points to a runaway, Keri is ordered off the case. And yet, despite pressure from her superiors, from the media, despite all trails going cold, the brilliant and obsessed Keri refuses to let it go. She knows she has but 48 hours if she has any chance of bringing this girl back alive.<br /><br /> In A TRACE OF MURDER (A Keri Locke Mystery—Book 2), encouraged by the new lead that has landed, the first in years, Keri Locke pursues it with all that she has, determined to find her daughter and bring her back alive. Yet Keri, at the same time, receives a phone call from a frantic husband, a famed Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, who reports that his wife has been missing for two days. A wealthy socialite with no enemies and little reason to leave her life, he fears the worst has become of his wife. Keri takes on the case, assigned a new partner whom she hates, as Ray still recovers in the hospital. Her investigation leads her deep into the elite Beverly Hills world of the idle rich, to encounters with lonely housewives, and those with shopping-addicted, empty lives.<br /><br /> Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, the KERI LOCKE MYSTERY series is a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Book #3 in the Keri Locke series will be available soon.



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