Jess Lourey is the author of the outrageously funny Murder-by-Month mystery series. She's also written a magical realism novel and has now turned her pen toward thrillers. Say hello to … More...
Con artist Roxy Tanner just walked away with $2.6 million on her latest job, but left behind a dead body. Skip Cosgrove wants to help Roxy find out who killed her mark, but he has his own problems—a man the former criminologist once helped put behind bars is back for revenge. With the cops closing in on Roxy, and a killer on the hunt for Skip, the last thing they need is a gutsy street kid turning their lives upside down—until it happens. Now, all three must decide how far they will go to survive a killer’s con game.
2014 Best Action Thriller San Diego Book Awards
“Ambrose touches on high-finance malfeasance, adultery and drug dealing with the kind of snark that will remind readers of Elmore Leonard. . . A solid second round of capers featuring this attractive, cynical couple.” — Kirkus Reviews
With $5 million and their lives on the line, can a determined criminologist and a beautiful con artist learn to trust each other…or themselves?
2013 Finalist for Best Action/Thriller: San Diego Book Awards
“On all levels License to Lie justifiably earned this five star rating!” — San Francisco Book Review (1776 Productions)
A former skip tracer flies to the Big Island for a little R&R, only to discover he needs to find young jazz singer, is being stalked by a 16-year-old hacker, and has a 20-year-old mystery to solve.
“Big Island Blues sizzles from a gripping beginning to a finale both taut and sweet. As they say in the islands – Maika’i loa” (Hawaiian for very good).—Bestselling and award-winning author Carolyn Hart
Wilson McKenna never wrote a bad check in his life. So how did he end up with $4,000 in returned checks on an island he’s never been to? He knows one thing, make that two, the bank wants their money, and he’s going to Kauai to track down the crook who stole his checks. Before you can say “welcome to the island,” he’s almost arrested for impersonating himself, the woman who trashed his credit turns up dead, and McKenna feels like he’s up to his ‘umi’umi in hot lava. Too late, McKenna realizes that some temptations can get you killed.
“Kauai Temptations is a fast-paced mystery with quirky characters and loads of island charm. Recipe for a great day at the beach: sunscreen, bamboo mat, mango shave ice, and Kauai Temptations in your beach bag!” —JoAnn Bassett, author of The Islands of Aloha Mystery Series
A precious necklace…an arrogant stranger…an unsolvable murder…
McKenna and his PI-wannabe tenant, Chance Logan, investigate the death of a Honolulu troublemaker and discover dead men tell no lies, but the living certainly do. Can they crack a case with no clues, no evidence, and no witnesses?
Wilson McKenna was a great skip tracer, but these days he’s just a Honolulu landlord. With a tenant begging him for help. His best friend warning him the gorgeous blonde is trouble. And a life coach he doesn’t want. Oh yeah, McKenna has trouble. He’s desperate to find out who threw a body from a plane on Oahu’s north side so he can get on with his life. If only trouble didn’t have such great legs.
“Toss together a bit of Hawaiian voodoo, a con artist on the trail of a big score, and a wiseass hero. Mix with wit. Add a touch of sarcasm and you have ‘Photo Finish’—a mystery as refreshing as a visit to the islands themselves.” — Deborah Coonts the Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure Series