The DEADLY DOZEN Book Bundle contains 12 complete mystery/thriller novels by award-winning and international bestselling authors: Cheryl Kaye Tardif, Catherine Astolfo, Alison Bruce, Melodie Campbell/Cynthia St-Pierre, Gloria Ferris, Donna Galanti, Kat Flannery, Jesse Giles Christiansen, Rosemary McCracken, Susan J. McLeod, C. S. Lakin and Linda Merlino.
1. THE BRIDGEMAN by Catherine Astolfo
2. DEADLY LEGACY by Alison Bruce
3. A PURSE TO DIE FOR by Melodie Campbell & Cynthia St-Pierre
4. CHEAT THE HANGMAN by Gloria Ferris
5. A HUMAN ELEMENT by Donna Galanti
6. LAKOTA HONOR by Kat Flannery
7. PELICAN BAY by Jesse Giles Christiansen
8. SAFE HARBOR by Rosemary McCracken
9. SOUL AND SHADOW by Susan J. McLeod
10. INNOCENT LITTLE CRIMES by C. S. Lakin
11. ROOM OF TEARS by Linda Merlino
12. DIVINE INTERVENTION by Cheryl Kaye Tardif
With an individual list price total of more than $45.00 and over 640 reviews collectively on Amazon.com, the DEADLY DOZEN Book Bundle is a value-packed, rollercoaster thrill ride that takes you from amateur sleuth to detective to paranormal to ancient mysteries set in intriguing worlds and so much more. (-synopsis)
When I agreed to review Deadly Dozen I had no idea it would be 12 full length mystery and thriller novels! While I am totally excited to read each and every one of the books in this set, I was only able to read two of them before posting this review. I also read a snippet of two of the other books.
The first book I read was The Bridgeman. The Bridgeman takes place in a school which immediately caputred my attention since I teach in a school. The custodian is found dead in the basement and it's obviously a case of murder. The small town where the school is located hasn't had a murder in a very long time. When Emily begins reading Nat's diary, she starts learning things about the small town where she lives. I was on the edge of my seat until the end and wasn't able to figure out who did it in this thrilling novel.
The other book I read was Innocent Little Crimes. I enjoyed this book because while it had a familiar storyline, there were some new twists to it. The main character, Lila, is currently a rich and powerful woman. However, when she was in high school she was unpopular and had a group of people she thought were her friends play a mean trick on her. All these years later now that she has the money and the means she's ready to take her revenge. Lila invites her former classmates to her home and forces them to play a horrible little game that gets out of control when one of them winds up dead. Did Lila go to far and kill her classmate? Or is one of the other classmates the killer?
I'm excited to read the rest of the books in this collection and hope to do so by the end of the year. I think this would be a great holiday gift for any mystery or thriller lover since there are so many different books in the collection and each is very different from the others.
I give this book collection 4 out of 5 stars.