Matt Royal

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 154 ratings

Blood Island (Matt Royal Mysteries) Publisher's Summary

Matt Royal never has to look far for excitement. Excitement - and sometimes trouble - has a way of finding him first. But for this fun-loving lawyer turned beach bum, things are about to get serious. Dead serious. When his ex-wife asks for help in tracking down her stepdaughter, last seen in Matt's hometown of Longboat Key, Matt agrees to do a little searching. But what looks like the case of one missing girl turns out to be something much bigger-and much more dangerous. Enlisting the aid of his buddies Jock Algren and Logan Hamilton, Matt launches a full-speed-ahead search that leads from Longboat Key to Key West to an ominous strip of land called Blood Island.

But this is no island paradise. Blood Island is home base to a cult of religious zealots. And they're making devastating plans that could change the world forever. Bullets fly, and as the clock ticks down, it will be up to Matt to make sure that what happens on Blood Island stays on Blood Island.

©2011 H. Terrell Griffin (P)2011 H. Terrell Griffin
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  • Book 1

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    • Longboat Blues

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  • Book 2

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    • Murder Key

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  • Book 3

    • Blood Island (Matt Royal Mysteries)

    • By: H. Terrell Griffin
    • Narrated by: Steven Roy Grimsley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Matt Royal never has to look far for excitement. Excitement - and sometimes trouble - has a way of finding him first. But for this fun-loving lawyer turned beach bum, things are about to get serious. Dead serious. When his ex-wife asks for help in tracking down her stepdaughter, last seen in Matt's hometown of Longboat Key, Matt agrees to do a little searching. But what looks like the case of one missing girl turns out to be something much bigger-and much more dangerous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Series! Great Narrator! Listened to All!

    • By Steve on 07-30-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Wyatt's Revenge

    • A Matt Royal Mystery
    • By: H. Terrell Griffin
    • Narrated by: Steven Roy Grimsley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    On balance, retired trial lawyer turned-beach bum Matt Royal is a pretty laid-back fellow. But when Laurence Wyatt, one of Matt's best friends, is murdered, Matt trades in his easygoing ways for a hard-hitting quest for revenge. Matt knows the Longboat Key police will do their job in investigating. But for Matt, finding Wyatt's killer isn't a job; it's personal. Determined to do whatever it takes to solve Wyatt's murder, Matt takes matters into his own hands and embarks on a clandestine investigation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More an espionage thriller than modern detective.

    • By Wayne on 04-01-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Bitter Legacy

    • A Matt Royal Mystery, Book 5
    • By: H. Terrell Griffin
    • Narrated by: Steven Roy Grimsley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    After a week away, Matt Royal's ready to get back to the Longboat Key good life - good fishing, good food, good beer, and more good fishing. But Matt comes back to bad news: while he was away, a sniper tried to kill one of his best friends. Even worse, now that Matt's back, someone's trying to kill him. And whoever is trying to kill him is trying hard. With no clue who's after him or why, Matt soon finds he's at the center of a mystery involving a lawyer's murder, a tourist left for dead, a biker gang, a billionaire, and an ancient document.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great action thriller along with some...

    • By Wayne on 03-30-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • Collateral Damage

    • A Matt Royal Mystery
    • By: H. Terrell Griffin
    • Narrated by: Steven Roy Grimsley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    The quiet beauty of Longboat Key is shattered when a young groom is shot to death on the beach the day after his wedding. His father is an old army buddy of Matt Royal, and Matt tries to soften the anguish of his friend by finding his son's murderer. Matt's search takes on added complexity when there appears to be a link between this murder and three seemingly unrelated murders that occurred on board a dinner cruise on Sarasota Bay the same day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent thriller, but not the best of the series

    • By Wayne on 03-30-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • Fatal Decree

    • Matt Royal Mystery, Book 7
    • By: H. Terrell Griffin
    • Narrated by: Steven Roy Grimsley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    When a serial killer shows up on Longboat Key, Florida, after a twelve year absence, Matt Royal is stymied. The first woman killed on Longboat Key has ties to a secretive government agency for which Matt’s best friend Jock Algren works. Was this a coincidence or was she a targeted kill? Matt’s friend, Longboat Key detective Jennifer Diane (J.D.) Duncan, investigates the murders but also seems to be a target of the killer. Why? And where has the killer been for twelve years?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Matt Royal series is superb!

    • By Wayne on 03-28-16

    Regular price: $29.99