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TAHOE PAYBACK

"AN ENGROSSING WHODUNIT THAT SHOULD KEEP READERS GUESSING THROUGH THE FINAL TWIST" - Kirkus Reviews

TAHOE DARK

"A COMPLEX, INTRIGUING, NAIL-BITING THRILL RIDE TO THE VERY END" - Tahoe Mountain News

TAHOE BLUE FIRE

"A GRIPPING NARRATIVE...A HERO WHO WALKS CONFIDENTLY IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SAM SPADE, PHILIP MARLOWE, AND LEW ARCHER." --Kirkus Reviews

"A THRILLING MYSTERY THAT IS DIFFICULT TO PUT DOWN...EDGE OF YOUR SEAT ACTION" - Elizabeth, Silver's Reviews

TAHOE GHOST BOAT

"THE PACE WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS" Wendy Schultz, Mountain Democrat

"I LOVED EVERY ROLLER COASTER RIDE IN THIS THRILLER" Rating 5+ out of 5! - Harvee Lau, Book Dilettante

"BORG'S WRITING IS THE STUFF OF A HOLLYWOOD ACTION BLOCKBUSTER" - Taylor Flynn, Tahoe Mountain News
 

TAHOE CHASE

"A WORTHY FOLLOW-UP IN THE LONG, ENJOYABLE SERIES OF McKENNA MYSTERIES" - Kirkus Reviews

"BE WARNED. IT MIGHT BE ADDICTING" - Tahoe Daily Tribune

"SPOT IS THE BEST FOUR-LEGGED SIDEKICK IN CRIME FICTION" - Kittling: Books

TAHOE TRAP

"TAHOE TRAP OFFERS A CHILLING THRILLER" - Nevada Review

"AN OPEN-THROTTLE RIDE" - Mountain Democrat

"ANOTHER MUST READ FOR MYSTERY LOVERS" - Tahoe Mountain News

TAHOE HIJACK

"BEGINNING TO READ TAHOE HIJACK IS A BIT LIKE FLOOR-BOARDING A RACE CAR" Rating: A+ - Kittling Books

TAHOE HEAT

TAHOE HEAT "WILL KEEP READERS TURNING THE PAGES AS OWEN RACES TO CATCH A VICIOUS KILLER" - Booklist 

"TAHOE HEAT IS A RIVETING THRILLER" - Midwest Book Review

TAHOE NIGHT

"BORG HAS WRITTEN ANOTHER WHITE-KNUCKLE THRILLER...PERFECT FOR FANS OF ROBERT PARKER AND LEE CHILD" - Library Journal

TAHOE AVALANCHE

"ONE OF THE TOP 5 MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR! - Gayle Wedgwood, Mystery News

TAHOE SILENCE

WINNER, BEN FRANKLIN AWARD, BEST MYSTERY OF THE YEAR!

"A HEART-WRENCHING MYSTERY THAT IS ALSO ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS WRITTEN ABOUT AUTISM" Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"THIS IS ONE ENGROSSING NOVEL, WITH A TIGHT PLOT, COMPELLING CHARACTERS...IT IS SUPERB." - Mystery News

TAHOE KILLSHOT

"THIS IS A WONDERFUL BOOK containing fascinating characters, hard-hitting action, a fast-paced plot and believable dialogue." - Gayle Wedgwood, The Mystery News

Shelley Glodowski of the Midwest Book Review wrote"A WONDERFUL YARN... A GREAT READ!"

TAHOE ICE GRAVE

 "BAFFLING CLUES... MISCHIEF AND QUIRKY CHARACTERS... CONSISTENTLY ENTERTAINS" - Kirkus Reviews

"CLEVER PLOT... STUNNING EXOTIC COUNTRY... SKILL IN BUILDING SUSPENSE" - Booklist

"GREAT CHARACTERS, LOTS OF ACTION... CLEVER PLOT" - San Jose Mercury News

"OWEN, HIS GIRLFRIEND AND GREAT DANE MAKE A FORMIDABLE TEAM" - The Dallas Morning News

 

TAHOE BLOWUP

TAHOE BLOWUP was awarded the coveted "Ben Franklin Award" for Best Mystery Finalist and the title also won "Best Mystery Award" from the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association.

TAHOE DEATHFALL

TAHOE DEATHFALL won "Top 5 Books Overall" from the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association and also was included on the "Librarians' Choice for Best Fiction" list from the Cincinnati Public Library, an honor shared by such notables as Dennis Lehane, Stephen Hunter, Donald Westlake, Anne Tyler, Amy Tan, Don Delillo, William F. Buckley and John Irving.

For More Information about Borg's Tahoe mysteries, please visit http://toddborg.com

For More Information about Borg's Tahoe mysteries, please visit http://toddborg.com

 

 

What Makes A Thriller?

Several of you have written to ask what makes a thriller. Some of you are students working on a college paper, while others are writers looking for clarification of the various genres associated with mysteries and thrillers.

If you'd like more information on what separates mainstream fiction from thrillers and mysteries click on this link for our new "What Makes A Thriller?" page.

 

 

Dear Reader,

We all know the feeling.  

You’ve worked hard all day. Dinner is over, the dishes are done and you finally have some quiet time to spend by yourself. Without even looking at the TV, you know there is nothing good to find there.

What you really want is a good book.

Something uncommonly entertaining, a story that will take you beyond your city, outside of your job, into an exciting world you only dream about.

Better yet, you want a story with thrills and chills and daring escapades.  You want a thriller.  A book where the hero is up against the worst bad guy you can imagine.

We at Thriller Press want the same thing.

So we’ve started a small publishing company that specializes in mysteries and thrillers with compelling characters and plots with lots of action.

Our goal is to search out well-written novels and bring them to you. We will produce them in first class style in trade-sized softcover, and make them available to you through your favorite venue.

Please order them through your local independent bookstore. They can find them at Ingram or Baker & Taylor, the country's largest wholesalers.  Our mysteries and thrillers are also listed in Books In Print. Or, if you’re not near a bookstore and prefer to buy online, you will find our books at the major online bookstores, Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and Borders.com.

Thriller Press books at Amazon

 

What's in an Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller?

TAHOE DEATHFALL 
A teenaged girl hires Lake Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna to  hunt for the ruthless murderer of her twin sister who was killed when they were six-years-old. 

When McKenna and his Great Dane Spot investigate,  multiple deaths from the past are revealed and his client becomes the next intended victim.  

Fast action sequences, dog heroics and an unexpected role for a famous painting by Edward Hopper  make TAHOE DEATHFALL a captivating mystery thriller.

 

Borg's second novel in the Owen McKenna Series is Tahoe Blowup, a thriller about forest fires

Detective McKenna returns for a  second engagement in TAHOE BLOWUP, a riveting thriller about a murderous arsonist who is lighting deadly forest fires in the Tahoe Basin.  

When the killer kidnaps McKenna's girlfriend and plans to burn her in a giant fire called a "Blowup," it looks like  McKenna and his dog Spot will need a miracle to save her from the monster fire.

Like the first McKenna thriller, TAHOE BLOWUP is heavy on the action, features another famous painting and a dog that will win readers' hearts.

 


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Borg's 3rd Owen McKenna novel is Tahoe Ice Grave

Mark Twain spent time in both Tahoe and Hawaii. What if a Twain short story were in the possession of a family with ties to both Tahoe and Kauai? And what if a killer would do anything to get his hands on it?

That is the premise of Borg's TAHOE ICE GRAVE, a story that takes Detective McKenna and his sweetheart Street to Hawaii and back in rushed effort to stop the killing and solve the mystery of a legend about a cave made of ice and a grave that goes to the center of the earth.

As always, Spot plays a critical role and there is a young boy who will steal your heart.

 

 

 

 

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