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About Blair Howard
Blair Howard is a retired journalist turned novelist. He's the author of more than 40 novels including the international best-selling Harry Starke series of crime stories, the Lt. Kate Gazzara series, and the Harry Starke Genesis series. He's also the author of the Peacemaker series of international thrillers and five Civil War/Western novels.
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There’s a serial killer on the loose! It’s not Kate Gazzara’s first rodeo, but this one is… different.
Four young women, all with their throats cut, all with different backgrounds. What’s the connection? Is there one? And then there are the feathers. What do they mean?
Kate is under pressure to solve this one quickly, but there are no leads and no suspects, just… the feathers.
Greed, revenge, jealousy, money, love, hate are all motives for murder and all in a day’s work for Lt. Kate Gazzara.
If you love whodunits, police procedurals, realism, fast-paced nonstop action, strong women detectives, it's time you met Kate Gazzara, a dedicated female detective in a world dominated by men.
Kate's addictive. You can't read just one.
Calypso - Harry Starke Book 8
Murder and Mayhem in the U.S. Virgin Islands
It was one of those beautiful, balmy days on Calypso Key in the US Virgin Islands. The sky was blue and a cool breeze was blowing in off the ocean as Harry and Amanda took their vows. All of their friends were there and all was well with the world... and then the sky fell.
Harry draws the line at getting involved when the death of one of his father’s friends intrudes upon his wedding day, until he finds out he owes the girl’s father a debt he can never repay. And so he is dragged into an investigation of not just one murder, but two—and the wealthiest, most dysfunctional family he’s ever met. The cast of characters includes a former Navy Seal—now a butler—a man up to his eyes in shady financial dealings, and the woman at the heart of it all, who was pushed to her death from a third-story balcony. Harry clears a few hours to enjoy the good life on Calypso Key, but as for the investigation... well, we all know that when Harry’s involved, nothing is ever quite what it seems.
The game’s afoot, only Harry has no idea… Not yet anyway.
It seems his enemies are endless, and his career and life are always at stake. This time, though, he may not make it out unscathed.
Has Harry’s past finally caught up with him? Is this the end? Find out. Shop now.
Three more gripping thrillers in the bestselling Lt. Kate Gazzara series: Cassidy, Georgina, and Nicolette
Greed, revenge, jealousy, money, love, hate are all motives for murder and all in a day’s work for Lt. Kate Gazzara. If you love whodunits, police procedurals, realism, fast-paced nonstop action, strong female detectives, it's time you met Kate Gazzara, a dedicated detective in a world dominated by men.
Kate's addictive. You can't read just one.
Book 1: On a wild December night, I found myself on the Walnut Street Bridge. Moments later I was staring down into the terrified eyes of a young woman—just seconds before she slipped through my fingers and fell to her death. Who was she? Why did she kill herself? The look on that girl’s face will haunt me for the rest of my days. I had to find the answers…
Book 2: Two for the Money. I was home alone when I received a late-night phone call from a friend I hadn’t seen in years. He needed help, urgently. So I dropped everything. I was there in less than thirty minutes, but I was too late. I found Tom Sattler lying on his living room floor in a pool of blood, a revolver only inches away from his hand. It looked like suicide. But was it? I had to find the answer. If I didn’t…
Book 3: Hill House. For more than ten years the corpse of a young woman lay beneath the floorboards of Hill House, until the day two petty criminals entered the derelict property to steal the floorboards. They sure as hell found more than they bargained for… But who was she? Who put her there? Why did she have to die? Once again, I had to find the answers. I had to bring the kid some peace. Little did I know that in trying to unlock the secrets of Hill House, I was doomed to become its next victim.
These are the first three chilling stories in Blair Howard's best-selling Harry Starke series. Eighteen novels that will have you on the edge of your seat. You can’t read just one, because Harry Starke is addictive. With each case more deadly than the last, you have to wonder, can he stay one step ahead of the ruthless killers or will his quest for justice lead him to an early grave? Three complete, mind-blowing, stand-alone novels. Almost 1,000 pages of murder, mystery, corruption and revenge.
Ready? Let's Solve These Cases!
Greed, revenge, jealousy, money, love, hate are all motives for murder and all in a day’s work for Lt. Kate Gazzara. If you love whodunits, police procedurals, realism, fast-paced nonstop action, strong women detectives, it's time you met Kate Gazzara, a dedicated female detective in a world dominated by men.
Kate's addictive - You can't read just one.
Harry Starke is at it again… So are his enemies.
Backlash is an action-packed, high-intensity crime fiction thriller that will keep you turning the pages. Kidnapping. Murder. Revenge… The world around him is full of misdeeds and misfortune. It’s an all or nothing battle that Harry must win… or die.
Harry Starke: Books 4, 5 and 6.
Howard writes in a style that is reminiscent of J.A Jance and Lee Child, while Starke also reminds me of Spenser and Travis McGee.
Three sizzling crime novels packed full of murder, mystery, mind-bending action, heart-stopping suspense and rib-tickling humor. Blair Howard’s unique stories, his wickedly woven plots and his no-nonsense style of writing will keep you turning the pages all night long.
You can’t read just one. So grab your copy and join Harry Starke on the hunt for justice today.
Three riveting crime stories you’ll not be able to put down.
It all began one dark, rainy night in Genesis. Harry Starke had quit the police force only a couple of weeks earlier and was driving a lonely road when he encountered a young girl soaked to the skin and frightened. He picked her up, took her to safety and turned her loose. Ten minutes later she was abducted. Starke vowed to find and so embarked on an investigation that would launch a new career.
In The Raven, no one could figure out exactly why Sandra McDowell had to die… except for the Raven, an aging Russian hitman twenty years on death row with only days left to live. Thus begins a mind-bending mystery thriller, a twister of a tale that will keep you up late into the night.
Finally, in The Assassin all Tommy Biscotti wanted was a few pills. What he got was a bullet in the back. Hammerhead, Tommy’s source, got two in the head. Jake Burke, Hammerhead’s sidekick, got his brains blown out. Pretty standard stuff for the low lives of the underworld… But what did it all have to do with Senator Andrew Hawke’s run for governor? Can Harry find out before Hawke is cut down by an unknown assassin?
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Book 1: It was on a wild December night in 2015, close to midnight, when I found myself on the Walnut Street Bridge. Moments later I was staring down into the terrified eyes of a young woman—just seconds before she slipped through my fingers and fell to her death. Who was she? Why did she kill herself? The look on that girl’s face will haunt me for the rest of my days. I had to find the answers…Buy Harry Starke and plunge into an enthralling, bingeworthy mystery series today!
A case thirty-five years cold. No witnesses, suspects or leads. Two detectives who won’t let go.
Based on a true, unsolved crime.
My name’s Harry Starke. I’m an ex-cop turned private investigator.
It was a rainy Monday morning in June 2012 when Peter Sheffield walked into my office and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Two weeks in sunny Florida all expenses paid. The catch was I had to solve a thirty-five year old cold case.
Sheffield’s parents were killed in a particularly nasty hit and run accident. The driver and the pickup truck that hit them were never found.
An accident? That was the original finding, but was it? Sheffield was convinced otherwise. Me? I had an open mind and made no promises.
So, Kate and I headed south in search of sun, sea, sand and… a killer.