Murder. Mystery. Mayhem.

ONCE BITTEN – THE NEW EVAN BUCKLEY THRILLER

When PI Evan Buckley’s mentor, Elwood Crow, asks a simple favor of him – to review a twenty-year-old autopsy report – there’s only one thing Evan can be sure of: simple is the one thing it won’t be.Read more

As he heads off to Cape Ann on the Massachusetts coast Evan soon finds himself on the trail of a female serial killer, and the more he digs, the more two questions align themselves. Why has the connection not been made before? And is Crow’s interest in finding the truth or in saving his own skin?

It’s a difficult line Evan is forced to walk when the answers he finds threaten to drive a wedge between himself and Detective Kate Guillory as he struggles with his conscience and she with her duty, a grievous criminal act from their shared past only making things more difficult still, demanding compromise of them both.

And as the case draws to a close and Evan unravels twenty years’ of duplicity and obfuscation, one simple mistake leads to unforeseen and disastrous consequences while at the same time teaching him a painful lesson too late – that even those you trust the most will let you down.

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USA Today bestselling author James Harper’s novels weave tales full of mystery, non-stop action and edge-of-your-seat suspense with laugh-out-loud humor and a touch of romance. His unique stories and no-nonsense style of writing will take you on a page-turning roller coaster ride of emotions right to the very end.

THE EVAN BUCKLEY THRILLERS

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USA Today bestselling author James Harper’s novels weave tales full of mystery, non-stop action and edge-of-your-seat suspense with laugh-out-loud humor and a touch of romance.

His unique stories and no-nonsense style of writing will take you on a page-turning roller coaster ride of emotions right to the very end.

So jump right in and get started with the misadventures of Evan Buckley today – private-eye, maverick and sometimes loose cannon, you never know what’s going to happen next.

THE EVAN BUCKLEY THRILLERS

PRIVATE-EYE Evan Buckley’s wife went to work one day and didn’t come home. He hasn’t ever stopped looking for her. Tormented by demons, consumed by his unrelenting quest for the truth, he loses himself in other people’s problems.

A maverick and expert in self-induced mayhem, he gets drawn into the investigations that nobody else wants or cares about: He’s an awkward cuss with a soft spot for a sad story and so he takes them on anyway. Everybody’s got an agenda and nothing is ever what it seems . . .

The only thing that’s certain is that Evan’s role in life is to get caught in every maniac’s crosshairs while his own past comes snapping at his heels.

PRIVATE-EYE Evan Buckley’s wife went to work one day and didn’t come home. He hasn’t ever stopped looking for her. Tormented by demons, consumed by his unrelenting quest for the truth, he loses himself in other people’s problems.Read more

A maverick and expert in self-induced mayhem, he gets drawn into the investigations that nobody else wants or cares about: He’s an awkward cuss with a soft spot for a sad story and so he takes them on anyway. Everybody’s got an agenda and nothing is ever what it seems . . .

The only thing that’s certain is that Evan’s role in life is to get caught in every maniac’s crosshairs while his own past comes snapping at his heels.

“Don’t pick it up, if you don’t have time to not put it down.”

“Don’t pick it up, if you don’t have time to not put it down.”

ONCE BITTEN – THE NEW EVAN BUCKLEY THRILLER

When PI Evan Buckley’s mentor, Elwood Crow, asks a simple favor of him – to review a twenty-year-old autopsy report – there’s only one thing Evan can be sure of: simple is the one thing it won’t be. As he heads off to Cape Ann on the Massachusetts coast Evan soon finds himself on the trail of a female serial killer, and the more he digs, the more two questions align themselves. Why has the connection not been made before? And is Crow’s interest in finding the truth or in saving his own skin?

It’s a difficult line Evan is forced to walk when the answers he finds threaten to drive a wedge between himself and Detective Kate Guillory as he struggles with his conscience and she with her duty, a grievous criminal act from their shared past only making things more difficult still, demanding compromise of them both.

And as the case draws to a close and Evan unravels twenty years’ of duplicity and obfuscation, one simple mistake leads to unforeseen and disastrous consequences while at the same time teaching him a painful lesson too late – that even those you trust the most will let you down.

Available on Amazon

Neurotransmitters firing on all cylinders with this one! The best mis-adventure of Evan Buckley story yet!!! Once I started reading, I could not stop; made myself late for work. Brilliant work by a brilliant author. Strap in and hold on tight, this adventure will twist and turn and take you on a thrill ride you won’t soon forget.

Kelly A

Another excellent story in the Evan Buckley series written by a master wordsmith. Excellent plot with lots of twists and turns that surprised me with each page turn. 20 years of family strife and revenge make this an interesting read. Don’t miss it. This is the type of story that will probably in some ways haunt you forever. I know, it will me.

Ron

Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great crime thriller movie, or better yet a mini TV series. A very easy rating of 5 stars.

Tony Parsons

Evan Buckley gets better with each book. As do the story lines. I’ve read these three in a row in only two days! Ready for the next one!

Joycie67

One of the best I’ve read in a while. Plenty to keep any reader totally engrossed. The twist at the end surprised the heck out of me.

Plumbob

Compelling. Fast-paced story that leaves unanswered questions. There is violence but no drag-you-down drama. Intriguing storyline with plenty of twists and gallows humor. Believable characters with distinct personalities. Realistic procedures, actions and reactions. Classic quote and entertaining dialogue.

Bookzilla

Wow. I have just found a new author to love and follow. I love the honest grittiness of this new character, his flaws, his heart and his determination. James Harper seems to know the human condition very well and explores it in his writing. With gripping plots and a few helpers this books comes to a very satisfying ending. I recommend it. Soooo good.

Toots Sullivan

I loved this book and its protagonist, Evan Buckley. Every thing about this story is believable and the character development is true to life. Great story and dialogue. I’ll read everything this author turns out.

Mvskoke

This book is outstanding and possibly one of the best mystery books I have read! Boy oh boy page turner all the way. I was nervous scared I mean I had all kinds of emotions going on there. I wanted it to end to relieve my stress but was disappointed when it did end. I wanted more!!!!!

Shirley

Neurotransmitters firing on all cylinders with this one! The best mis-adventure of Evan Buckley story yet!!! Once I started reading, I could not stop; made myself late for work. Brilliant work by a brilliant author. Strap in and hold on tight, this adventure will twist and turn and take you on a thrill ride you won’t soon forget.

Kelly A

Another excellent story in the Evan Buckley series written by a master wordsmith. Excellent plot with lots of twists and turns that surprised me with each page turn. 20 years of family strife and revenge make this an interesting read. Don’t miss it. This is the type of story that will probably in some ways haunt you forever. I know, it will me.

Ron

Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great crime thriller movie, or better yet a mini TV series. A very easy rating of 5 stars.

Tony Parsons

Evan Buckley gets better with each book. As do the story lines. I’ve read these three in a row in only two days! Ready for the next one!

Joycie67

One of the best I’ve read in a while. Plenty to keep any reader totally engrossed. The twist at the end surprised the heck out of me.

Plumbob

Compelling. Fast-paced story that leaves unanswered questions. There is violence but no drag-you-down drama. Intriguing storyline with plenty of twists and gallows humor. Believable characters with distinct personalities. Realistic procedures, actions and reactions. Classic quote and entertaining dialogue.

Bookzilla

Wow. I have just found a new author to love and follow. I love the honest grittiness of this new character, his flaws, his heart and his determination. James Harper seems to know the human condition very well and explores it in his writing. With gripping plots and a few helpers this books comes to a very satisfying ending. I recommend it. Soooo good.

Toots Sullivan

I loved this book and its protagonist, Evan Buckley. Every thing about this story is believable and the character development is true to life. Great story and dialogue. I’ll read everything this author turns out.

Mvskoke

This book is outstanding and possibly one of the best mystery books I have read! Boy oh boy page turner all the way. I was nervous scared I mean I had all kinds of emotions going on there. I wanted it to end to relieve my stress but was disappointed when it did end. I wanted more!!!!!

Shirley

Also by James Harper

BAD CALL – A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER

Ralph da Silva has screwed up. Big time.

He’s had four Tequilas too many for lunch and now he thinks he might have killed somebody — somebody important. Somebody with some very unpleasant friends. The question is, can he get himself out of the country before they strap him to a chair and get the electrodes out . . .

One thing is certain — he can’t afford to make another bad call.

“I can safely say “Bad Call” provides more suspense and perverse enjoyment in 70 pages than most novels five times that long.”

© JAMES HARPER