Looking for a new breed of mystery / thrillers? How about books suitable for binge reading? Perhaps two different series with equal parts murder mystery and intelligent thriller? Maybe stories with hard-hitting action or characters you won’t soon forget? Regardless, these dark, disturbing novels will keep you up nights guessing.
The New Jena Halpern Series
Eyes in the sky, she sees. Head in the clouds, she searches. Feet on the ground, she answers the call—Jena Halpern, the reluctant police consultant.
The Bullhead Murders
This year’s ‘The Girl On The Train’. A mystery/thriller whose hidden characters, their secret motivations, and the unintended consequences are as real as it gets. Treat yourself to a twisted thrill ride, tonight.
Ripped out of today’s headlines, it’s a twisted tale, rife with corporate greed and government corruption. A mystery/thriller whose damaged characters and their criminal behavior paint a catastrophic vision for the future. Treat yourself to a new and different binge read, today.
The Jack-O-Lantern People
Jena takes on her toughest case yet, only to discover the one thing worse than death. A mystery/thriller whose crime leaves ‘The Outsider’ in the dust. Get your ticket to a wild thrill ride, tonight.
The Lance Underphal Series
If hard-boiled characters like Reacher, Bourne, or Bosch get you going, wait until you meet Lance Underphal and crew.
Dark Side of Sunset Pointe
“An intriguing hook and a sympathetic protagonist in a world that, while seemingly depraved and dark, is clearly recognizable and believable. A well-built mystery…” – Kirkus Reviews
“You see the crime through the eyes of the victims . . . thrilling and scary at the same time!” – Teresa Watson, author of the Lizzie Crenshaw mysteries
Featured on NBC’s Daytime Show, this Lance Underphal Mystery is the first in a new breed of mysteries and thrillers. Dark, different, and based on real-life events, this genre-bending murder mystery will keep you up nights guessing.
Flight of the Tarantula Hawk
“A brisk, intelligent thriller where the action can turn on a dime as new suspects and situations occur.” – IndieReader – 5 Star Review – Top Book Pick and a Best Book of 2014
“Not for the faint of heart, Michael Allan Scott’s thriller balances mystery and horror in equal proportions…this inventive tale deserves a high mark for intricate plotting.” – Clarion Review
“Solid characters and Lance’s alluringly grim dreams help distinguish this murder mystery.” – Kirkus Review
An IndieReader Best Book of the Year, with a cast of real-life characters, it’s one of the stand-alone Lance Underphal mystery/thrillers showcased on NBC’s Daytime. Intelligent, intense, it’ll have you guessing as murder, action, and suspense twist into a keep-you-up-nights binge read.
“An action-packed page turner based on real events, this murder mystery/thriller is layered with plot twists and alarming details, along with voices of the dead and visions of imminent peril. Grey Daze is sure to please already entrenched Underphal fans and draw new ones to the fold. Highly recommended for thriller/suspense fans.” – Chanticleer Review
“A vigorous mystery with a vivid and engaging style that brings the action before the reader in full color. A fine choice for an adrenaline-fueled escape, with three-dimensional characters and bold, no-holds-barred writing.” – IndieReader Top Book Pick
“A well-written mystery that would appeal to those mature audiences who are looking for fast-paced stories from an experienced hand.” – ForeWord Reviews
“A worthy blend of psychic visions and good old-fashioned detective work” – Kirkus Reviews
You can’t keep a good man down, or can you? A refugee from the 60’s, bankrupted in the great recession, Lance has seen more than his share of bad luck and trouble.
An IAN Book of the Year Finalist and featured on the NBC Daytime Show, this stand-alone Lance Underphal Mystery is the third novel in a new breed of mystery-thrillers. Based on real events, it’ll grab you by the eyeballs and won’t let go.
“CUT-THROAT SYNDROME is a perfect entry point to the series, featuring a compelling storyline, deftly written action scenes and real emotional heft. . . . a highly entertaining conspiracy thriller. But the real reason you’ll reach for Scott’s other books? To spend more time with Lance Underphal and his singular take on the world. The bottom line: A searing action thriller featuring an unforgettable psychic. Highly recommended.” – BestThrillers.com
“CUT-THROAT SYNDROME . . . clear as a bell, hitting hard and fast, and will satisfy readers looking for a gritty thriller . . .” – IndieReader
Tangled in international intrigue, this tale of greed and conspiracy delves into a disturbing world ripped out of tomorrow’s headlines. A little too close for comfort, it’s not a guessing game for the faint of heart.
Cut-Throat Syndrome is new and different, miles beyond a run-of-the-mill murder mystery, more than an action thriller. Red hot, it’s the latest addition to the absorbing novels showcased on NBC’s Daytime. Tonight, challenge yourself to an intensely thrilling read.