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Falcon's Bend Case Files Volume III

Falcon's Bend Case Files Volume III
  • Number: B07FBDWG4W
  • Release: 2018-07-06
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Chris Spindler
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Falcon's Bend is a small, sleepy town in Wisconsin that owns more taverns than churches, but fills both on the appropriate days. Teenagers talk of escape from the one-horse town because nothing ever seems to happen. But, even here in the Heartland, police investigators Pete Shasta, Danny Vincent and Amber Carfi fight a never-ending battle to keep their beloved families and hometown safe and sound.

The third collection of Falcon's Bend Detectives Pete Shasta and Danny Vincent's cases, with Patrol Officer Amber Carfi including:

First Sight: On his last day on the job, Warren and Amber are called to the Falcon's Bend High School. Sloane Oligney, mother of one of the students, and math teacher Chad Martin are the unfortunate hostages of a troubled student who blames Sloane for her daughter breaking up with him.

Identity: When his father is diagnosed with cancer, Pete tries to find his long-lost older sister by he's gone by the time she's located. Is his sister's homecoming too little, too late...in more ways than one?

Cupid's Romance: Danny and Amber get a case from an on-the-verge-of-divorce newlywed complaining of a stalker. Rye Iverson doesn't know who's sending him notes signed "Cupid" that insist he continue the happily-ever-after brought about by the winged messenger of love.

Out of Mind: Amber and her new partner Fergie get a case of a woman on the run who insists she's being pursued by her childhood kidnapper. When she disappears again, the officers are left to piece together the tragedy of a child who may never escape her trauma.

Lonely Hearts: Pete's wife Lisa becomes concerned about her sister-in-law's sibling Shelley's involvement in a "lonely hearts" support group, where she falls for a man accused of fraud and murder. Is Shelley again a victim or an accessory to organized crime?

Assassin: FBI agent Robert Lock shows up in Falcon's Bend at Christmastime. Once his own undercover assignment, a doomsday cult is focused on bringing down the WWW, Lock's current interest is in protecting his wife Azure, the Associate Deputy Director's daughter, who's not only involved in the cult but has to prove her loyalty to them by killing him...


Pretty Fly - Falcon's Bend Series, #6

Pretty Fly
  • Number: B015QBPUES
  • Release: 2015-09-22
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Chris Spindler
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Series: Stands Alone
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Falcon's Bend is a small, sleepy town in Wisconsin that owns more taverns than churches, but fills both on the appropriate days. Teenagers talk of escape from the one-horse town because nothing ever seems to happen. But, even here in the Heartland, police investigators Pete Shasta, Danny Vincent and Amber Carfi fight a never-ending battle to keep their beloved families and hometown safe and sound.

Will you walk in, pretty fly...and will you walk out once you're trapped inside the spider's lair?

Shayna Vincent returns home to Falcon's Bend after her romance turns disastrous. When she and Gage Keveris became a creative design team at the prestigious Bethany Advertising Agency, she'd had no idea he was married to a career-ambitious woman who traveled more often than she came home. Over the last year and half, Shayna found herself falling in love with her partner and friend without a clue what he was hiding. Now that she knows the truth, she can't bear the pain of being near him when they can't be together.

While staying with her little brother Danny, a Falcon's Bend Police Department detective, she meets up with an old crush from high school. Shawn Futrell has been widowed twice, his third wife is missing, and he's the father of a sixteen-year-old from his first marriage. When Danny finds out his vulnerable sibling has been in contact with Futrell, he tries to put a stop to it by telling her that Shawn's wives' deaths were more than a little suspicious--regardless of whether or not the police have been able to find any evidence to pin on him.

But bad boy Shawn is still movie-star gorgeous, and Shayna can't stop recalling how besotted she was with him as an impressionable teenage girl--one Shawn never took seriously back then but seems intent on making up for lost time now. What pretty fly could resist the invitation of such a seductive spider?


As Patient as Death - Falcon's Bend Series, #5

As Patient as Death
  • Number: B00MZZJHLG
  • Release: 2014-08-23
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Chris Spindler
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Until death do us part...

Lisa and Falcon's Bend Police Department Detective Pete Shasta are enjoying roles as Mommy and Daddy to their adopted baby boy. Despite the radical adjustment, they've never been happier or more fulfilled as individuals and as a couple. Seeing the contrast of her own marriage and that of her neighbor's, Lisa can't help sticking her nose in where it doesn't belong--and not for the first time…

Sweet, ever-hopeful Eva has suffered the ravages of cancer for most of her life. Just after she was diagnosed with recurrent cancer, she met Jerome Boca and he'd swept her off her feet in a whirlwind romance with a fairytale wedding to follow. A little more than a year ago, the newlyweds moved into the subdivision Lisa and Pete reside in Falcon's Bend. Eva believes in being a submissive wife to her husband and Jerome is Mr. Charming--to the point that Lisa doesn't trust him one little bit, especially when Eva opens up to her and admits he's not everything they've both portrayed him to be. Lisa knows there's something criminal going on, but Pete refuses to get involved in private domestic matters. In her own sleuthing, Lisa discovers that, not only has Jerome taken out an immense life insurance policy on his dying wife, but he's been married twice before...in both cases, to terminally ill women. But that's only the beginning of Lisa's fears. Unexpectedly, Eva gets the good news that she's in remission. Will a man who's been as patient as death with his wife's suffering become a killer when the goal he'd been waiting to be realized is thwarted?


Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume II

Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume II
  • Stars
  • Number: B00BRBBXG6
  • Release: 2013-03-08
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Chris Spindler
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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The second collection of Falcon's Bend Detectives Pete Shasta and Danny Vincent's cases, with Patrol Officer Amber Carfi.

Murder on the Heartstrings: Lieutenant Pete Shasta takes his lovely wife Lisa on a romantic vacation, promising her no mysteries, no crime, and certainly no murder. But, not long after arriving in the middle of a blizzard that has shut down the entire town below the luxurious inn, a body is found stuffed into a janitor's closet. Lisa's only resort is to join her husband in sleuthing so she can get back to her Valentine's Day agenda.

Flashback: In the midst of planning for the birth of his first child, Lieutenant Danny Vincent is called away because a person missing for seven months has suddenly, and suspiciously, dropped back from out of nowhere. Lucinda Staub was thought to be dead. Now that she's returned, her husband Ryan wants nothing to do with her--even seems afraid of her--insisting she'd bested Old Scratch himself down in the swamp. Lucinda claims to have lost her memory…so how did she know how to get home? And why is she back now?

Double Take: Victor Brooks, celebrated artist and owner of The Brooks Gallery in Falcon's Bend, contacts local police about a missing painting. The very next day, two more pieces of art are stolen. Patrol Officers Amber Carfi and Warren Jensen stake out the gallery, hoping to catch an insatiable thief.

Retribution: The subdivision FBPD investigators Pete Shasta and Danny Vincent live in becomes home to a very hot young mama…and their wives Lisa and Melody aren't too happy about all the men in the neighborhood moonlighting as Peeping Toms. But it isn't until the beautiful young woman disappears, leaving her two young children alone, that Lisa realizes crime is firmly afoot.

Up In Smoke: Lieutenant Pete Shasta is struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for his perfect wife. His agonizing is interrupted when FBPD Dispatch receives a call from the neighbor of a local Christmas tree farm--which has just burned to the ground. Owner Mitchell Ferrara is officially out of business for the holiday season. But was the fire an accident…or the means to cover up evidence of a crime?

Ghost of the Past: After an exhausting day, patrol officer Amber Carfi is looking forward to dinner and going home to the love of her life, Warren Jensen, who's been acting strange and secretive lately. When she stops at a local restaurant for take-out, she's surprised when a woman at the counter pushes a note written on a napkin over to her. The hastily scrawled correspondence says that someone has been following her all day and he's now in the restaurant.

Sixteen years earlier, Ericka Callister gave birth to a baby she didn't want. Young and scared, she wrapped the baby in a pillowcase, then threw him into a dumpster before fleeing. She's about to discover the hard way that mistakes have a way of haunting the guilty no matter how far they run and no matter where they hide.


Tears on Stone - Falcon's Bend Series, #2

Tears on Stone
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00BFZ06N0
  • Release: 2013-02-13
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Chris Spindler
  • Genre: Suspense
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Is murder ever justifiable?

Falcon's Bend Police Department Investigator Pete Shasta's brother Jordan, is recently divorced and intent on putting his life back together for himself and his daughter.

Jordan discovers that people have moved into the house next door to him and one of them is MaryEmma Gold, who'd lived in the house he now owns when he was a boy. Jordan soon finds that his shy "Marigold" has become an even more withdrawn woman.

MaryEmma's sister Shelley sleeps all day and parties all night. Seeing bruises all over MaryEmma's arms, Jordan asks his brother to check into her past. Pete and his partner Danny Vincent discover that Shelley's husband died in a fire only a week before they came to Falcon's Bend. The women left their jobs and lives behind abruptly.

Meanwhile, Shelley's new boyfriend is found near the dam, bludgeoned to death. As they uncover murder in the form of a conspiracy, Pete and Danny can't help noticing that Shelley Wilson leaves a trail of dead men behind her wherever she goes...and Jordan may be next.


Romantic Notions - Falcon's Bend Series, #4

Romantic Notions
  • Number: B00BAEK1G8
  • Release: 2013-02-02
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Chris Spindler
  • Genre: Suspense
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Love--and murder--is in the air.

Falcon's Bend Police Department Patrol Officers Amber Carfi and Warren Jensen are partners on the job, and lovers off-duty. The relationship is so new and fragile, neither of them are willing to come out in the open with it. But sometimes love can't be hidden any more than secrets can be kept...

The nude body of a young woman is discovered in her bed, shot through the heart. Lying between her breasts is a single red rose with an exquisite wedding band. Also at the scene of the crime is a chilling quote: "What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil." In order to find the killer, Lieutenants Pete Shasta and Danny Vincent decide to put Amber undercover. Amber's assignment goes from dull to deadly when she discovers a murderer harboring romantic notions…


The Fifteenth Letter - Falcon's Bend Series, #3

The Fifteenth Letter
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00AUVNRZY
  • Release: 2012-12-29
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Chris Spindler
  • Genre: Suspense
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For the past fifteen years, on the anniversary of his arrest for armed robbery, Zeke Carfi has received a threatening letter signed by the wife of his deceased partner in crime.

Zeke's daughter Amber, Falcon's Bend Police Department's newest patrol officer, has spent fifteen years holding onto a secret that could further condemn the father she'd worshiped as a child. When Zeke is released on parole, Amber finds herself questioning everything she's ever believed. Is Zeke the good man she once knew? How could the father who'd made her the center of his world for the first seven years of her life be a criminal? Is it possible to turn from a life a crime, or is it true that once a criminal always a criminal?

Their reconciliation is cut short when Amber discovers the fifteenth letter...and the key to a fifteen-year mystery that could lead to murder.


Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume I - The Early Cases

Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume I
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B009JU8VWQ
  • Release: 2012-09-29
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Chris Spindler
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Bugs: A partially digested body is found in the oxidation ditch at the Falcon's Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant. Was it an accident...or is new Falcon's Bend Investigator Pete Shasta facing his first murder?

Broken Wings: Just 2 months ago, a runaway daughter Keith Pierce never knew he had landed on his doorstep. Seventeen years earlier, Keith Pierce had a brief, intense affair with a woman on the lam. When Keith returns to Kat's hometown of Falcon's Bend to find his daughter's mother, he discovers that Kat disappeared shortly after giving birth to Quinn. Investigator Pete Shasta solves a decade and a half old missing-person case that's about to turn into murder.

Obsessions: A newborn baby is stolen from Falcon’s Bend Community Hospital's maternity ward...and Lt. Pete Shasta’s only lead is to the Liace Adoption Agency, which set up the open adoption of the unmarried mother’s baby. Case Representative Lisa Mercer is as suspicious and defensive as she is beautiful. Pete finds himself breaking the cardinal rule of investigation—never get emotionally involved with anyone even remotely associated with a case. With a kidnapper who seems to believe there’s nothing left to lose and potentially everything to gain, and his own uncontrollable feelings for Lisa, Pete’s about to learn just how dangerous obsessions can be.

Blind Revenge: For the first 3 years of her life, Lindsay Bronwyn had nightmares about a witch who wanted her eyes. Nineteen years later, those nightmares have come true when she's found murdered on her kitchen floor, her eye sockets empty. Falcon's Bend Investigator Danny Vincent faces the supernatural to get at a chilling flesh and blood truth.

Fixated: Someone has been following new Falcon's Bend citizen Risa Nitzberg for the past few weeks. Victor Brooks, her neighbor from across the street who's become fixated with Risa from afar, steps in when Risa's creepy stalker decides to get up close and personal.


Degrees of Separation - Falcon's Bend Series, #1

Degrees of Separation
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B008HLQU26
  • Release: 2012-07-04
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Chris Spindler
  • Genre: Suspense
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Who is killing the midnight ladies?

Falcon's Bend is a small, sleepy town in Wisconsin that owns more taverns than churches, but fills both on the appropriate days. Teenagers talk of escape from a one-horse town like Falcon's Bend because nothing ever seems to happen...until one fateful night when a dancer from the town's scandalous strip joint is found strangled.

It soon becomes clear to Investigators Pete Shasta and Danny Vincent that the close-knit "family" at the nightclub is a bizarre breeding-ground for unbalanced feelings and obsessions. Pete and Danny race to peel away layers of bitterness before another girl falls victim to the dance of death.