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The Fruitcake Murders

Fruitcakes never die…but people do!

As Christmas 1946 draws near, thirty-something marine officer-turned-homicide detective Lane Walker has his hands full. Three men with seemingly no relationship to each other have been murdered, including the powerful District Attorney. The only connection between the crimes? The weapons: twenty-year-old unopened fruitcake tins manufactured by a company that is no longer in business. While some foods may be to die for, fruitcake isn't one of them! This heaping helping of murder will be no easy task for Walker, and he certainly doesn't need the determined and feisty Tiffany Clayton, the political reporter for The Chicago Star, getting in the way. Employing witty dialogue and historical accuracy, The Fruitcake Murders offers equal parts murder, mystery, and mayhem in a perplexing whodunit set in the days just after World War II.


In 2015, Ace continues to add new Helen Meeker adventures to the exciting World War II series In The President’s Service. Meeker first starred in the novel The Yellow Packard and is now an assistant to the president fighting Nazis, organized crime and one of the world’s most intelligent and dangerous villains. Join Helen and her team in adventures that take them to every corner of the United States as well as behind enemy lines in Europe.


A Christy Award winner and hailed by reviewers, Ace's new novel is an mystery that takes place in two different time periods. In 1964 Justice, Mississippi, is a town divided. White and black. Rich and poor. Rule makers and rule breakers. Right or wrong, everyone assumes their place behind a fragile façade that is about to crumble.· When attorney Coop Lindsay agrees to defend a black man accused of murdering a white teenager, the bribes and death threats don’t intimidate him. As he prepares for the case of a lifetime, the young lawyer knows it’s the verdict that poses the real threat—innocent or guilty, because of his stand Coop is no longer welcome in Justice. As he follows his conscience, he wonders just how far some people will go to make sure he doesn’t finish his job?

And In 2014 the result of the 1964 trial still feels like a fresh wound when Coop’s grandson arrives in Justice seeking answers to the questions unresolved by the trial that changed his family’s legacy. When a new case is presented, again pitting white against black, this third generation Lindsay may have the opportunity he needs to right the wrongs of the past.·

But hate destroys everything it touches, and the Lindsay family will not escape unscathed.

In the light of recent events in Missouri and Baltimore, this is an important novel that will resonate for years. This is book that will challenge as well as entertain you.


Set in 1936, Hollywood Lost is a mystery that takes place on the back lot of the largest studio in the motion picture capital of the world. The lead character is a young woman from Oklahoma who sees through the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown while unknowing setting herself up as the next victim of a serial killer. As she works at the studio Shelby encounters the top stars of the Golden Age while being pursued by Hollywood heartthrobs. This book, scheduled to hit booksellers in April, will appeal to anyone who loves romance, adventure, classic film and a whodunit with a triple twist ending. Filled with Art-Deco style and references to the greatest movies of all time, Hollywood Lost is a story inside a story that will keep you guessing until the end.

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What makes a hero? Sacrifice. Fearlessness. Risking their lives to save others. The thirteen exceptional dogs in this book will amaze and inspire you. These daring rescues and acts of courage defy logic and illustrate why dogs are still the pet of choice in more than 43 million American homes. A Malamute named Patches who saved a drowning man in freezing water; a mutt named Lulubelle who jumped in front of a truck to push a toddler to the curb; a yellow Labrador Retriever named Roselle who led office workers in one of New York City’s Twin Towers down many flights of darkened stairs toward safety on September 11, 2001. All of the dogs in these stories were in some way incredibly special, to their owners and to many others. And each one, in its own special way, was a hero.

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There are many more Ace Collins titles for sale at booksellers everywhere including the bestselling Christmas series of stories behind songs and traditions. Do a search on any online seller and you will discover more tales from the storyteller.


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