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Hold Me Down

A dark, gritty standalone novel of suspense about one woman forced to reckon with her past...even if it kills her. “Lyrical, layered, and full of surprises." –Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Last Girl Ghosted

Recent Releases

ARYA WINTERS AND THE TIRAMISU OF DEATH

The first in a new macabre cozy series in a small English village, featuring a baker with social anxiety and a mild case of Tourette's whose neighbor turns up dead.

Hold Me Down

A dark, gritty standalone novel of suspense about one woman forced to reckon with her past...even if it kills her. “Lyrical, layered, and full of surprises." –Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Last Girl Ghosted

All These Ashes

The second novel in the celebrated Russell Avery series, in which the former reporter must team up with a down-and-out cop to investigate a crime that has stained Newark for decades. "Outstanding ...Queally gets all the details right while populating the plot with believable characters." ―Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

The Ninja Betrayed

The new novel in the acclaimed, multi-award nominated Lily Wong series! "Lily Wong is my kind of kick ass heroine. Love this series. Fast-paced and adrenaline-packed!"―Lisa Gardner, #1 Bestselling Author of BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED

The Killing Look

A thrilling historical drama about a former Civil War soldier who finds himself caught up in deadly conspiracy in Gilded Age San Francisco. "A cracking page-turner you won't want to put down." ―Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Heart of Florence

HIDING PLACE

"Tightly written and intense, HIDING PLACE is a thoroughly suspenseful mystery that you'll want to read in one sitting. Meghan Holloway is a writer to watch." ―Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author

After You Died

"AFTER YOU DIED is a gripping psychological thriller with a setting I won't soon forget: a chilling, real-life reform school for boys. Poirier's vivid writing and the novel's haunted narrator hooked me from the start." ―Cat Winters, author of THE RAVEN'S TALE

The Shadow People

A riveting psychological thriller in the vein of THE WHISPER MAN, about a young man investigating the murder of his schizophrenic childhood friend, who must then question his own mind as he uncovers a sinister network of doppelgangers.

Walking Through Needles

"A spellbinding novel at the nexus of power, desire and abuse that portends a bright future." ―Sarah Weinman, The New York Times

Sirens of Memory

When Mariam flees Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion, she believes she has left her abusive husband and fraught life behind. But when ghosts of her past reappear 25 years later, Mariam must confront her demons and find a way to start a new life--whatever it takes.

The Privilege

"One cannot walk away from a Buffa novel without feeling educated to at least some extent and entertained to the fullest.” ―Bookreporter

Last Seen

The new novel from acclaimed, award-winning author Kent Harrington in which SFPD detective Michael O'Higgins must investigate the disappearance of a girl from San Francisco's Pier 39. "No one writes about the heart of darkness like Kent Harrington" -Michael Connelly

Upcoming Releases

The Hitman's Daughter

Part unputdownable thriller, part classic gothic horror, and a wholly original debut novel by Carolyne Topdjian.

A Dire Isle

The new Haritha Athreya mystery in the series the New York Times calls: "A modern-day take on the classic locked-room murder mystery, transported to a remote mansion high in the hills of southern India."

Repentance

A riveting, epic debut novel that heralds an unforgettable new voice, REPENTANCE is the story of a man on a quest to solve a case that offers both a painful reminder of all he has lost and a last chance at redemption.

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