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Newly Free Cozy Kindle Books for 2018-12-16

Cabs, Cakes, and Corpses: A Jessica James Cozy Mystery (Murder on the Equator Book 1)
by Jennifer Joy
$0.00, 272 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (69 reviews), #6 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Women's Adventure
Defying the boundaries of her comfort zone … one murder at a time.

Jessica James isn’t the kind of girl who has adventures. She isn’t the kind of girl who hops on an airplane to a foreign destination. And she most definitely isn’t the kind of girl to traipse around in the jungle for a murder weapon. But one taxi ride changes everything.

Caught between the crime scene’s evidence and a hard-nosed homicide detective, Jessica is forced into one catastrophe after another as she searches for the truth. With the help of two elderly sisters (who are more troublesome than helpful), she’ll either catch a murderer … or end up in jail.

Will Jessica’s newfound bravery help her survive her vacation? Or will it make her the next victim?

Cabs, Cakes, and Corpses is the first novel in Jennifer Joy’s Murder on the Equator cozy mystery series set in the charming, touristy town of Baños, Ecuador — where majestic waterfalls carve through the Andes Mountains and the balmy jungle breezes carry your worries away to the tune of salsa music.

Read Cabs, Cakes, and Corpses to satisfy your craving for a quirky cast of characters to root for in this fast-paced story of mystery, humor, and discovery today!

Cutie Pies and Deadly Lies (MURDER IN THE MIX Book 1)
by Addison Moore
$0.00, 168 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (36 reviews), #4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Literary Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
A HILARIOUS cozy mystery from the New York Times bestselling author Addison Moore

My name is Lottie Lemon and I see dead people.Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see creatures of the dearly departed variety, aka dead pets. And for some reason those sweet, fluffy albeit paranormal cuties always seem to act as a not-so-great harbinger of deadly things to come for their previous owner. So when I saw that sweet orange tabby twirling around my landlord’s ankles, I figured Merilee was in for trouble. Personally, I was hoping for a skinned knee—what I got was a top spot in an open homicide investigation. Throw in a hot judge and an ornery detective that oozes testosterone and that pretty much sums up my life right about now. Have I mentioned how cute that detective is?

Lottie Lemon has a bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors and she has the supernatural ability to see dead pets—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in the occasional ghost of the human variety, a string of murders and her insatiable thirst for justice and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with.

Living in the small town of Honey Hollow can be murder.

From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore— Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison's books, "...easy, frothy fun!"

Mojo for Murder: A Bertie Bigelow Mystery (The Bertie Bigelow Mysteries Book 2)
by Carolyn Marie Wilkins
$0.00, 198 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > African American > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Do you believe in magic?

There's a hex on Charley Howard's Hot Links Emporium, and Charley, a.k.a. the Hot Sauce King, is furious. He suspects that the Jamaican psychic who's been "advising" his gullible wife Mabel is a phony, and he asks choir director Bertie Bigelow to do a little amateur sleuthing to help him prove it.

But Bertie's already got all the drama she can handle.

The high-profile concert she's doing with The Ace Of Spades, an ageing (but still sexy) rap star, has Metro College in an uproar. Her on-again, off-again flirtation with attorney David Mackenzie has hit a dead end, and her best friend Ellen Simpson has been seduced and abandoned for the third time this year.

When a Chicago Zoning Commissioner is rushed to the emergency room after filling up on the Soul Food Special at Charley's restaurant, Bertie is forced to take action. She doesn't need a crystal ball to know that there's trouble on the horizon.

On the South Side of Chicago, a murderer lies in wait for Bertie Bigelow. To solve this case, she's going to need all the mojo she can get.

Will Bertie get her mojo working?

Cocoa and Chanel (Book One in The Chanel Series)
by Donna Joy Usher
$0.00, 268 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (629 reviews), #50 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy

The New South Wales Police Force Just Got More Fashionable!

Cocoa and Chanel is the acclaimed first novel in an exciting new Cozy Mystery Series By The Multi-Award-Winning Author, Donna Joy Usher.

Winner of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards eBook Fiction Category.

Winner of the National Indie Excellence Awards Humor Category.

Faced with the unattractive options of an affair with her boss's husband or the unknown, Chanel Smith chooses the unknown and unwittingly traps herself into joining the New South Wales' Police Force.

More interested in fashion than felony, she staggers through training and finds herself posted to the forces most notorious crime hot spot, King's Cross. There, she becomes entangled in a case of the worst kind - a serial killer targeting young women.

As she is drawn further into the seedy underground in her attempt to unravel the truth, Chanel makes new friends, new enemies and attracts the attention of the killer. Can she solve the case in time, or will she become the killer's next victim?

This is a light-hearted cozy mystery with plenty of laughs suitable for fans of Janet Evanovich, Deborah Coonts, Jana Deleon and Stephanie Bond.

Three Odd Balls: A Humorous and Romantic Cozy (Cue Ball Mysteries Book 3)
by Cindy Blackburn
$0.00, 255 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (178 reviews), #12 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Humor & Satire > General Humor
A romantic vacation for…five? This wasn’t exactly what Jessie and Wilson had in mind when they planned their trip to the tropics. But the fun begins when Jessie’s delightfully spry mother, Wilson’s surfer dude son, and Jessie’s rabidly hyperactive New York agent decide to tag along. But what kind of trouble can these three oddest of odd balls possibly get into? Take a guess.

Cherringham - Secret Santa: A Cosy Crime Series (Cherringham: Mystery Shorts Book 25)
by Matthew Costello
$0.00, 110 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (35 reviews), #5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Traditional Detectives
Bill Vokes has played Santa at the children's Christmas show for years. But with the show just hours away, he vanishes with no explanation. The whole village is baffled. Did something bad happen to loveable Bill: upstanding citizen, churchgoer, life and soul of the party and the holiday season?

Jack and Sarah are on the case - and soon discover there are secrets about this Santa that no one could have imagined ...

Fatal Finds in Nuala (The Inspector de Silva Mysteries Book 4)
by Harriet Steel
$0.00, 212 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (33 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Traditional Detectives
In this fourth instalment of the Inspector de Silva mysteries, it is monsoon season in the Hill Country. One stormy night, a ghostly encounter on a lonely road leads de Silva into a case of murder, and a mystery that stretches back to Ceylon’s distant past. To uncover the truth, he will have to face death and his inner demons.
Fatal Finds in Nuala is another absorbing and colourful mystery in this series that vividly portrays Sri Lanka’s Colonial past.

What Amazon reviewers say about the series:

A Breath of Fresh Air
"What a delightful change of pace. I really liked the characters and the location. It took place during a gentler time without all the cruelty and violence that defines far too much of the books we see being published now. There is more than enough violence surrounding us today without having our escape to the land of books filled with it.” Puzzler

Dazzled by Nuala!
"The sweltering heat and dazzling light of Ceylon in the 1930s pour out from the pages of "Trouble in Nuala". Shanti de Silva, Nuala's police inspector, navigates the complexities of colonial society under British Imperial rule even as he unpicks the threads of a classic murder mystery. First-class entertainment, with a memorable mix of characters." P Bristow

Loving this super series
"I can imagine sitting out on the veranda sipping iced tea in the sweltering heat but with a constant reminder of the wilder side of Ceylon just over the other side of the high garden fence. Just stunning!” Books from Dusk till Dawn

Layers upon Layers
"I don't remember how, exactly, I came upon the Nuala books, but just an hour ago I finished a binge read of all four of them. I love a well-written mystery, and these don't disappoint with their frequent literary allusions, interesting characters, and realistic sets of interpersonal challenges and conflicts…. There's always a new thread to be pulled, and all kinds of insights and events result from each pulling. These are absorbing stories, and I hope there will be more of them.” Julie M. Drew

Over My Dead Husband's Body (A Ghosts of Landover Mystery Book 1)
by Etta Faire
$0.00, 228 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Animals

She wanted a free house. She got a dead roommate.

The first in the paranormal series The Ghosts of Landover Mysteries.

Carly Taylor thought her luck was finally changing. Being broke, divorced, and living in her mother’s basement wasn’t where she thought she’d be at thirty-one. So when her ex suddenly dies and leaves her his family’s Victorian, she can’t sign the paperwork fast enough.

That’s when she realizes there’s a catch. And it’s a lying, cheating, annoying one she can’t get rid of.

Her ex is haunting the house and wants her to solve his murder case, which Carly figures is the only way to get the jerk to leave once and for all.

Through channeling with his ghost, Carly is taken straight to the day her ex was poisoned at a strip club to relive the memory with him moment by moment, take down clues, and figure out what happened.

But just like a free house, nothing is ever as easy as it seems, at least not in the strange county of Landover where small-town secrets meet the paranormal. And it’s a toss up about which is weirder.

Pink Diamonds & Murder: Val Masters Wedding Planner Cozy Mysteries Series Book 3
by Harper Harris
$0.00, 155 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (26 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Crafts & Hobbies

A murder threat. A scared DJ. And the dreaded chicken dance.

Weddings are usually a billion-dollar business in Buckingham Downs, a charming coastal village in California. But not everyone who lives there is rich. Valerie Masters is planning a small wedding this time.

The bride and groom are on a budget and Morris, otherwise known as DJ Meow Meow, is the best man. Both of the bridesmaids are causing problems. One, along with her MMA fighter boyfriend, is bringing up the past for Morris. The other is a “friend” of the handsome Detective Mathews— with whom Val thought she had started a romance.

When someone stabs a knife through a rubber chicken and DJ Meow Meow’s door, Morris runs straight to Val for help. She, Buttons the Yorkie, and her wedding planning team take the case, even though it’s one that Detective Mathews wants her to forget. But, Val’s eyes are clouded by jealousy and she won’t listen to the detective. She’s solved two murders already, so an attempted murder should be cake. Right?

Can Val figure out who is threatening Morris’ life before he has to walk down the aisle? Can she keep a murderer at bay and get the wedding to go off without a hitch? If there’s any hope, Morris will have to confront his past and finally explain why he will never play the chicken dance. And Val just might have to take a look at why she’s so darn envious of Detective Mathew’s personal life.

Pink Diamonds and Murder is a full-length cozy mystery novel. It is Book 3 in the Val Masters Wedding Planner series, which can be read in any order and are best enjoyed all together.

Mall Santa Murder (Gemma Stone Cozy Mystery Book 2)
by Willow Monroe
$0.00, pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (24 reviews), #15 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy
Gemma Stone normally hates the Black Friday shopping rush, but this year she’s excited – she and her best friend Holly have opened their very own jewelry boutique, and they’re pretty proud of it. The only downside might be that their fancy new mall kiosk is directly in front of Santa Land, the noisiest spot in the mall.

Santa is a drunk, the elves are kind of mean, and to top it off, security is left up to a wannabe cop who can’t pass the police academy entrance exam. As if that isn’t enough, Gemma discovers Santa dead, propped up against a poinsettia and strangled with garland.

Suddenly everyone is a suspect, and Gemma can’t keep her nose out of police business. Things are getting dangerous, but even with handsome detective Ross Ferguson tracking her every move, Gemma has to solve this crime before she ends up dead.

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Length: 30,000 words

Read the series for free with Kindle Unlimited:
1. Rearview Murder
2. Mall Santa Murder
3. Mansions Can Be Murder
4. Cupid's Corpse
5. Home Sweet Homicide

Leger's Journey (The Leger Cat Sleuth Mysteries Book 25)
by Lacey Dearie
$0.00, 42 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Leger returns from the 25th mystery in the series. This time, Leger witnesses the kidnapping of a small child and follows the child and the perpetrator onto a long-distance train. Unknown to Leger, he is followed by Annabella and Nicole who are determined to get him off the train. Leger must uncover the truth about this kidnapping and put right the wrongs, with a little help from another non-human passenger. What Leger doesn't realise is, he isn't the only one watching this situation closely...

Leger's Journey will be followed in November 2017 by Leger In The Blizzard.

Bad Sons (a Booker & Cash Story Book 1)
by Oliver Tidy
$0.00, 274 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (233 reviews), #46 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals

Bad Sons: a deadly new mystery

David Booker returns to Romney Marsh on the south coast of England for a holiday. He is expecting to spend time helping his aunt and uncle pack up the stock of their second-hand bookshop in preparation for a happy retirement.

He arrives in Dymchurch on a miserable April night to find his relatives missing without word or clue regarding their whereabouts.

As events unravel, the outlook of the local police pushes Booker to search for his own answers to the questions surrounding his family’s disappearance. To unravel the mystery he will have to put himself in danger.

Will Booker find the answers he needs and make it out alive?

A Ghost for Christmas (Mele Keahi's Mysteries Book 1)
by J. D. Winters
$0.00, 188 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (184 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Culinary
Be careful what you wish for
Mele Keahi thought she was going for a vacation at her aunt’s – just what she needed after a breakup and a lifetime of heartbreak since her mother disappeared. What she wasn’t expecting was finding a new guy… or that dead body on the doorstep! Could her sweet aunt really be involved? Or was it someone else near and dear to her? And then there was the handsome ghost from her Hawaiian childhood. Not what she'd bargained for--but sometimes you just have to deal with what the cat dragged in. Will she figure that out before the murderer finds a way to silence her forever? 

Yummy recipes for Hawaiian style cooking in each book--Chicken Hekka in this one. 

The books in this series have minor themes that run through them all, but each story can stand on its own.

Money & Murder: A Novelette (A Matt Kile Mystery Book 3)
by David Bishop
$0.00, 69 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (54 reviews), #6 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
P.Q. Winston Rutledge is the richest man in Copper City, Arizona, and he believes someone will soon try to kill him. The story quickly deteriorates into murder, and the ambitions of relatives in pursuit of his fortune. PQ’s family is a collection of oddballs with a common bloodline. Fascinating people you’d love to have at your next dinner party, but each comes with their own set of secrets and entanglements. PQ is survived by a widow, the same age as his daughter, and two sons, one of whom—well, you’ll have to read the story. You won’t be sorry you did.

Look What You Made Me Voodoo (Malveaux Curse Mysteries Book 6)
by G.A. Chase
$0.00, 242 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Animals
Can an angel confined to hell resist the devil’s charms?

With Kendell and Myles safely back among the living, the task of keeping Colin in his place has fallen to Sanguine Delarosa. But as hell’s angel, can she resist the devil’s charms? In order to keep an eye on him, she may have to get emotionally and physically closer than she imagined possible. With the love of Sanguine, he may yet be saved.

When Colin resorts to his old ways by stealing Kendell’s soul, however, Sanguine must face the hard fact that he might not ever change. Meanwhile, the band, Myles, and the faithful dogs once again put everything at risk to rescue Kendell from hell.

Despite all of Colin’s misdeeds, Sanguine listens to his master plan of relieving people from the inevitability of death. His offer of a partnership leaves her wondering if she could be instrumental in creating a better future for humanity—or if she should continue with the team’s strategy for the devil’s ultimate destruction.

The Worst Reunion Ever: Kate & Kylie Mystery #3 (Kate & Kylie Mysteries)
by Charlotte Moore
$0.00, 170 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #31 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Animals
Kylie Carson has planned every detail of the reunion of the River Valley High School Class of 1957, and dragged her best friend, Kate Marley, into it. She just hasn’t taken into account that some of those classmates – who are now way up in their seventies – don’t think much of staying up late, and some have been bearing grudges for sixty years. Some never did like each other very much.
Things start out nicely with a “fifties” luncheon at the River Valley Cafe but go from bad to worse. The Elvis impersonator can’t even bring the group together. Then one of the classmates winds up strangled, and Police Chief Daniel O’Reilly has to deal with multiple suspects while he and Kate both begin looking into sixty-year-old secrets. Matters between them are complicated when Kate’s first high school crush, Jake Garrett, moves back to town, and Daniel discovers he has competition.
P.S. Kate saves a funny-looking stray kitten and thinks briefly that she’s taking it to the shelter.
This book, the third in the Kate & Kylie series, has a bonus at the end: the first chapter of the fourth Kate & Kylie mystery: “Who Murdered the Mayor.”

The Case of the Linen Pressed Guest (The M.O.D. Files Book 2)
by K.W. Callahan
$0.00, 201 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #291 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy
The Lanigan Hotel is known the world over for its five-star service, its lush amenities, and its prestigious position atop the list of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Since its reconstruction following the Great Chicago Fire, it has hosted world leaders, top names in entertainment, and even royalty. But that doesn’t mean this lauded landmark is immune to murder.

In the second installment in the M.O.D. Files series, Robert Haze is back as the jack-of-all-trades manager on duty of Chicago’s world renowned Lanigan Hotel. On a slow day just before Christmas, Robert stumbles across a guest in a place where he shouldn’t be. That’s not uncommon considering Robert’s job often puts him in contact with hundreds of guests each day in the 1800-plus room property…but most of the time, these guests aren’t dead.

As Detective John Marino of the Chicago Police Department arrives to handle the case, Robert looks to assist him in whatever way possible to solve what will become: The Case of the Linen Pressed Guest.

Until Death Do Us Tart (A Patty Cakes Bake Shop Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)
by Holly Plum
$0.00, 195 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (13 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Baking
Sometimes weddings can be murder.

Bakery owner Joy Cooke is known around town for her scrumptious cakes, flaky pastries, and her killer chocolate tart. But when Joy's client, a batty bride-to-be, learns her ex-boyfriend is dead after eating one of Joy's desserts, the bakery becomes the center of a murder investigation. With the help of a spacy assistant and a fluffy cat named Cheesecake, Joy sets out to find the murderer. Her investigation points to her number one competitor in town, but would Joy's rival Maple McWayne resort to murder to put her out of business?

Wilde Christmas (A Cosset Cove Cozy Mystery Book 3) (Cosset Cove Cozy Mystery Series)
by Ruth Rowland
$0.00, 122 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Culinary
After a year of murder and mayhem in Cosset Cove, Charlotte Wilde is looking forward to a tranquil Christmas. Unfortunately not everyone seems to understand this is the season of goodwill. When the local Chief of Police asks Charlotte to help identify a murder victim, all hopes for a peaceful holiday are about to be shattered.

At least Amy seems to be having a good time. Her role as one of Santa's helpers at the local department store could even lead to love. That is until another body shows up and the police suspect Amy may be involved. Despite resolving to never be drawn into the deadly world of murder ever again, Charlotte knows she has to help prove her friends innocence.

Join Charlotte, along with Clara, Abigail and Barney, the huge Main Coon cat, as they race against time in an effort to discover the real killers identity. A race that once again leads them to face the ultimate peril. Will the startling climax finally clear Amy’s name? Or will being on the trail of a cold blooded killer finally mean their luck has run out?

“A charming traditional cozy mystery in a modern day setting. Contains plenty of light witty humor and will keep you turning the pages right to the end!”

Murder Con Carne (A Mexican Cafe Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)
by Holly Plum
$0.00, 216 pages, 3.7 out of 5.0 (34 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Animal Care & Pets > Dogs
This time murder is the whole enchilada.

Mari Ramirez has her hands full running her family's restaurant and juggling family drama at the same time. But when she serves up a plate of steaming hot Carne Asada to her meat delivery man, a killer strikes while the plate is still hot. Mari's father becomes the number one suspect in a murder investigation, and Mari finds herself on the prowl to clear her family's name. With the help of her mischievous brothers and a bulldog named Tabasco, Mari uncovers a shocking truth. Will she unveil what really happened before she too is seared with a side of rice and beans?

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Blue Baby (Brandon Fisher FBI Series Book 4)
by Carolyn Arnold
$0.00, 272 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (108 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Jilted brides-to-be wind up with more than broken hearts…
“One hellish, fast-paced creep show that demanded my attention…” –Tammy’s Tea Time

The perfect book for fans of Allison Brennan, JT Ellison, Catherine Coulter, and Blake Pierce and readers who love serial-killer thrillers.

FBI agent Brandon Fisher and his team with the Behavioral Analysis Unit are off to Grand Forks, North Dakota, when the body of a woman is found in her bathtub, dressed in a wedding gown with her ring finger severed.
It’s the first day of summer, and an exact year ago, another woman was discovered the same way. Her case went cold, but with the recent murder, the FBI believes they’re looking for a serial killer, so they reopen the case. Finding a connection between the women is proving elusive, and with a killer who starts to spiral out of control, that’s only making the trail more difficult to follow. And failure is not an option. If Brandon and his team don’t catch up to the killer, the bloodbath will continue to overflow.
Blue Baby is a creepy psychological thriller that will have readers turning the pages to unravel every twist. It will also have readers looking differently at how they define their own happiness. Buy this international bestselling book today and hunt a serial killer alongside the FBI!
Join the hundreds of thousands of readers who have already taken the plunge into a series that will take you into the minds of the most heinous and disturbing serial killers the world could ever imagine. It doesn’t matter if this is the first book you’re reading in the Brandon Fisher FBI series or not; all the books stand alone!
What readers say about Blue Baby:
★★★★★ “This was a serial killer like no other story I have encountered.”
★★★★★ “The author does a stunning job of giving us a realistic look into police procedures.”
★★★★★ “FBI mayhem at its best.”
★★★★★ “Another Arnold novel I couldn't put down.”
★★★★★ “One twist after another.”
★★★★★ “Very entertaining.”
★★★★★ “This author never disappoints!”
★★★★★ “Fantastic read.”
★★★★★ “Awesome story, the characters are compelling, the story line well-constructed.”
★★★★★ “This was a tense, exciting adventure from start to finish.”
★★★★★ “Twists and turns.”
★★★★★ “I loved this book!”
★★★★★ “Very suspenseful! A book that keeps you on edge to the end.”
★★★★★ “Perfect pace and perfect character development. [Arnold’s] on my must-read list!”
★★★★★ “Outstanding read.”

Locked Up (The Locked Trilogy Book 1)
by GB Williams
$0.00, 288 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (35 reviews), #16 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled

Do you love gripping and hard-boiled crime thrillers? Then try GB Williams' unmissable Locked Up.

A prison officer and a convicted killer must work together to solve a brutal murder and expose conspiracy inside a prison.

Ariadne Teddington is surrounded by people who lie but that is to be expected when you work in prison where every man claims to be innocent.

Charlie Bell, an ex-Detective, now finds himself in that prison serving time for murder after having taken the law into his own hands.

When a fellow inmate is killed Charlie is asked to investigate the case from the inside. Soon Charlie finds himself working with Ariande but she is a guard, he is an inmate and some lines should never be crossed… 

Can two people on different sides of the law come together to solve the case?

And do the answers lie closer to home than anyone ever imagined?


"Tense and claustrophobic, with a spine-chilling denouement!" Caro Ramsay, author of the Anderson and Costello series

"A brilliant new and authentic voice in crime fiction - G B Williams knows how to tell a story and tell it well" Katherine John, author of the Trevor Joseph series and "By Any Name"

Also available in The Locked Trilogy:

Locked In

Locked Up is a hard-boiled police thriller that will have you gripped from page 1. It will appeal to fans of authors like Rachel Abbott, Ed James, Joy Ellis and Angela Marsons.

Hand-To-Hand (Decoy Series #4)
by Robert W. Walker
$0.00, 459 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #40 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled

He likes hands.He likes their comfortable shape and weight and size.He likes the portability of the hands once they are severed from the rest of the ponderous body. He might carry them in his coat pocket, carry them to where he works, to the cafe, the park. But really, The Handyman isn't a selfish sort, the hands are for someone else, someone without proper hands of their own. And besides, the "donors" never felt any pain, they barely even bled. The Handyman had worked out every detail.

Chicago Police Detective Ryne Lanark figured out the handless corpse probably deserved what he got, that he had violated some sacred code. When a second handless body was found, Lanark knew there would be more, that the slaughter was just beginning. Forensics warned him that the killer was brilliant-amazingly,the victims died of heart attack,not blood loss.

As the body count rises, lunatics from all over Chicago begin confessing to the murders. Then, a woman claiming to have escaped The Handyman comes forward. Her description is too precise to be faked. She could be the key to the whole case... or bait set by the Handyman. Either way, Lanark will meet The Handyman... alone.

About the Author

Robert W. Walker is the author of more than forty thriller and horror novels, including 4 books in the EDGE series and 11 books in the acclaimed INSTINCT series featuring FBI medical examiner Jessica Coran.

Praise for Robert W. Walker

"Masterful." -- Clive Cussler

"Ingenious." -- San Francisco Examiner

"Gruesome." -- The Sunday Oklahoman

"Frightening." -- Midwest Book Review."

"Bone-chilling." -- Publisher's Weekly

"Perfect for Patricia Cornwell fans." -- Mystery Scene

"Walker is a master at the top of his game." -- Jack Kilborn

If By Chance: Thriller, Suspense, Mystery (Chance Rios FBI Book 1)
by Javier Magria
$0.00, 191 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Book Description
This fast-paced action-packed mystery-thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat with suspense.
Dr. Chance Rios is a Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Violent Crime Task Force Unit, in New York City. She’s a brilliant young investigator with a PHD in Abnormal Psychology and Forensics from Harvard; she has ability to read people extremely well and adapt to difficult situations, a survival skill that was forced upon her from growing up with a psychopath for a father.
Agent Rios was following a lead on her serial killer/rapist, when she got too close; he abducted and tortured her for 3 days. After she is forced to deal with him with extreme justice, she learns that he was the second in command in a sex club, but not just any sex club, they specialize in kidnapping and sex trafficking of teenage girls for wealthy clients with twisted sexual fantasies.
She finds herself in a race against time to identify and set traps for several members of this elusive sex club, before they shut down and move elsewhere. As she peals back the many layers of the case, she uncovers heavy hitters are involved and it becomes a multi-jurisdictional investigation.
She now, must carefully navigate many bumps in the twisted road, that will lead her to the WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING.


A Tarnished Piece of Copper: A Harry Winslow Mystery
by William Adamson
$0.00, 98 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #110 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Harry Winslow was a good cop, until he started drinking. Now he runs a convenience store in the seedy part of town. Yesterday, he stopped two guys from snatching a beautiful young woman off the street. Then her friend gets murdered, and things get interesting.

GLOBOIL MARXITS: When Globalisation moved into Britain (Mickey from Manchester series Book 17)
by Mike Scantlebury
$0.00, 115 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #41 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Political
Mickey wants to retire. He has grown bored and frustrated by his life as a Secret Agent. He doesn't want any sort of new assignment, but when his old pal Terry askes him to help a friend of his, it doesn't seem like too big an ask. All Mickey has to do is delver the Chinese man to a farmhouse in Lancashire. How hard can that be? It isn't as if someone is about to kill him, is it? No, but when the man transported pulls a gun and tries to kill someone else, well then, Mickey really is confused. In the days that follow, there are more things revealed, not least the fact that the man at the farm is just one part of a worldwide computer network, building and designing new chips. Is that why people want them dead? Also, the elected Mayor of Greater Manchester is asking Mickey's old boss, Captain Gibson, to investigate Globalisation, which he feels is a threat to the peace and future of his county. How can one local British Mayor face down the economies of the world? Of course, there is a link. An ex-employee of the Unit is now one of the most powerful businessmen in the North West. What is he up to now? What is his grand plan for the future, and will it impinge on local politicians? The tension builds to a cliff-hanging climax. Has Mickey finally met his match? Is he just going to be left dangling?

Pattaya Heat: (A hard-boiled, action-packed mystery in the tradition of classic pulp noir)
by Gabriel Land
$0.00, 225 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #16 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Noir
Pattaya City, Thailand. This piss-poor paradise makes Las Vegas look like a PG-13 Disney movie.

Pattaya is where Richy Sky has landed for a premature mid-life crisis. It's definitely not where he wants to be, scraping by taking small-time PI jobs, mostly infidelity investigations.

The fun, if you could call it that, can't last forever. Now Richy sees a way out. A new job, one that could net him hefty coin, if only he can find a missing antique watch that's worth more than even the owner is aware.

That watch is attached to a wrist that is attached to a hand that is holding a smoking gun. Before finding out who pulled the trigger though, Rich is going to get scuffed up in a bad way.

Then his friends get caught up in the act, and Detective Richy Sky is willing to die to protect his friends...

Pattaya Heat is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery set in an exotic locale that is dripping with sweat and humidity. It's got it all: gripping suspense, steamy romance, comedic relief, and a mile-a-minute plot that keeps the reader guessing until the bitter end.

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Ghost Castle (The Ghost Files Book 8)
by Chanel Smith
$0.00, 148 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #70 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
Book 8 in the bestselling "Ghost Files" series!

Monty and Ellen head to Medellin, Columbia, to investigate a haunted castle. They’re hired to protect its priceless museum exhibits from the annual rampage of the ghost of El Castillo. However, when Ellen is attacked by the spirit, things take a scary turn.

Monty uses his hi-tech instruments to track the ghost while Ellen, a psychic, communicates with the dangerous spirit via a translator. When they begin to make a connection between the angry spirit and his shady history, they must trust a notorious man in order to identify the ghost—and thus, help him pass from this plane of existence to stop the hauntings.

But the past hides a grim secret—a secret that is long buried. Danger threatens them at every turn and the harder they dig for answers, the more treacherous their paranormal investigation becomes. Will Monty and Ellen uncover all of the clues and solve the mystery before it’s too late for the castle museum—or for them?

Watching The Bodies (Jake Boulder Book 1)
by Graham Smith
$0.00, 322 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (150 reviews), #49 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators

Looking for a fast-paced and utterly gripping crime thriller? Then try this book by #1 best-selling author Graham Smith, an explosive thriller full of stunning twists and turns.

When Jake Boulder is asked by his PI friend to help investigate the vicious murder of Kira Niemeyer, he soon finds himself tracking a serial killer who selects his next victim in a most unusual manner.

As the body count rises, Boulder has to work with the police to identify the heinous killer before more lives are taken. What ensues is a twisted game of cat and mouse, that only Boulder or the Watcher can survive. But who will it be?

Watching The Bodies is the first in Graham Smith's new Jake Boulder series, a fast-moving and action-packed crime thriller, it will appeal to greatly to fans of Lee Child's Jack Reacher series.

Also available in this best-selling series:

Book 2 The Kindred Killers

Book 3 Past Echoes

What readers are saying:

“Watching the Bodies is a storming addition to the action thriller genre, and Jake Boulder a new tough guy to root for. Be under no illusion, Boulder is no Jack Reacher or Joe Hunter clone- He is his own man and readers will delight in getting to know a hero who is as sharp with his wits, and his tongue, as he is with his fists.” Matt Hilton – Bestselling author of the Joe Hunter thrillers

 “If you are looking for a high-octane, action-packed, crime thriller that will leave you begging…yes BEGGING for more, then look no further!” Noelle Holten – Crime Book Junkie

 “Fast-paced, suspenseful, action-packed and led by a stellar brooding protagonist (Jake Boulder).” Samantha Ellen – Clues and Reviews

 “A must-read page-turner that will compel you to read way beyond your bedtime. An awesome start to a new series and all I can say is roll on book two.” Sharon Bairden – Chapter In My Life

“This is a dark and suspenseful read that just drew me in and placed me slap bang in the thick of things. With a thrilling serial killer and a smouldering Boulder, there is definitely something for everyone who loves a good crime thriller.” Sarah Hardy – By the Letter Book Reviews

“A belter of a start to a series. High-stakes cat and mouse games with a twisted killer and a really likeable protagonist. Definitely, one to add to your TBR if you enjoy fast-paced action!” Kate Moloney – Bibliophile Book Club

“With unwavering tension, fast-paced action, a creepy killer, murders galore and a great protagonist to boot, this book kept me hooked and interested from start to finish. Short chapters, many of which end in cliffhangers, kept me entertained and on my toes throughout. The breath-taking finale made me gasp…literally.” Joseph Calleja – Relax and Read Book Reviews

“I have always been a sucker for a serial killer story and in Watching the Bodies, I have found one of the best serial killer tales that I have read for a long, long time. I loved this.” Gordon Mcghie – Grab This Book

“It’s one of the best serial killer thrillers I have read in a LONG time. I couldn’t stop turning the pages and devoured this book in two short days. If this is what Graham Smith has in store for us with this new series, then consider me hooked. I can’t wait to read more!” Emma Welton – Damppebbles Book Blog

Watching The Bodies is a fast-paced thriller full of action and adventure. The Jake Boulder series appeals to fans of Lee Child's Jack Reacher series as well as authors like; Rob Sinclair, David Baldacci and Ian Rankin.

Die By The Pen: A Romantic Mystery-Thriller
by Miles A. Maxwell
$0.00, 235 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (95 reviews), #41 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators

Someone's killing world-famous authors using the methods in their stories.

A world-renowned novelist and his wife are found dead in their East Florida beach home -- with no apparent cause. Something outrageous has been done to the bodies.

Another best-selling author is killed on the other side of Florida. This time the cause of death is obvious. Are the two murders related? Connected? The MOs are completely different. The killers appear to be unstoppable, and to have some mad, crazy plan.

Fortunately former Olympic athlete FBI Agent Naomi Soul and her best friend Agent Xue Sang are on the case. They're the pop literary world's best chance to survive!

Three of the best men in the world are in love with Naomi Soul. They live in different parts of the country -- she barely has the time. Naomi's busy solving cases for the FBI, and trying not to neglect her English bulldog Winston -- when along comes one of her worst cases yet! Why Should Men Have All The Fun?

". . . Just back up slowly," I said in a gentle voice to the paramedic. "Stop screaming at the snakes."

The Coworker: The First Nate Castle Novel
by Vernon Rush
$0.00, pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #118 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
For five years, two murders have lain unsolved and nearly forgotten in the police vault in the quiet little burg of Frederick, Maryland. Until a young lawyer turns up dead, and the familiar pattern of the Coworker killer plunges the sleepy northern town back into darkness. As the body count begins to rise, it soon becomes chillingly obvious that this time the killer has no intention of stopping.

Lacking a suspect, hounded for answers by the ravening media, the police have nowhere to turn but Nate Castle, College teacher by day, locally-renowned PI by night. The case of the faceless Coworker murders is the most demanding of his career. Nate is thrust into a spotlight he’s been avoiding for the past decade. Somewhere out there is a predator against which Nate is the only defense, but the troubled detective has his own demons to fight. Haunted by regret, crippled by the bottle, Nate stands alone in the darkness, challenging a foe he cannot see.

Then the Coworker makes a small but critical mistake. And that’s when—all hell breaks loose.

Such A Deal: Three Nice Jewish Detectives
by Julie Smith
$0.00, 1146 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Collections & Anthologies

SUCH A DEAL: Three Nice Jewish Detectives (And A Bonus!)

An anthology containing one each from THREE top-rated sleuth series by best-selling authors Shelley Singer, Julie Smith, and Dick Cluster, PLUS award-winning author Patty Friedmann’s powerful and emotional autobiographical novel.

Editor's note: This book contains four complete novels.

Volume 1 is SAMSON’S DEAL, the FIRST book in the hard-boiled but “wonderfully wry” adventures of ex-cop Jake Samson by award-winning author Shelley Singer. “Breathtaking action is offset by the wise-cracking Jake and Rosie. The tension will keep you reading all night long. Compelling characterization by Singer makes this series a must-read, with authentic details and witty dialogue.” -Mystery Time

MURDER, POLITICS, AND STRANGE BEDFELLOWS... Ex-Chicago-cop Jake Samson’s likely to lead with his easy-going Columbo style, but he’s earned a reputation for being a tough guy who occasionally “handles discreet matters.” Samson is drawn into Berkeley’s political hotbed when an old friend—a progressive political science professor—calls with an enticing offer. Seems the professor's wife was found dead in the backyard of their Berkeley home, and he wants to pay Jake ten thousand dollars (plus expenses) to figure out whodunit.

With his good friend Rosie, and her justice-dispensing two-by-four, Samson follows a twisted trail that leads through the Bay Area's bizarre cultural labyrinth, from pop meditation ashrams to neo-Nazi rallies, to the startling but all too human truth.

Volume 2 is SOURDOUGH WARS,the SECOND book in Edgar-winner Julie Smith's series featuring funny, lively lawyer Rebecca Schwartz.
“…an awful lot of fun, and it will make you unbearably hungry for fresh-baked bread.” -San Jose Mercury-News
Someone would even kill for it. And does.
Enter lawyer sleuth Rebecca Schwartz, whose client is her own partner, glamorous Chris Nicholson, main squeeze of sourdough bakery scion Peter Martinelli, who plans to auction off his family’s fabled sourdough starter.

Rebecca noshes her way through the case in hilariously unorthodox style, tasting some great bread along the way, but also uncovering so many ancient jealousies, long-simmering feuds, and seething resentments that she barely escapes death by doughball.

Volume 3 is RETURN TO SENDER, the FIRST Alex Glauberman mystery


"Raises the mystery to the realm of literature." –Tony Hillerman

Meet reluctant detective Alex Glauberman—just a guy who fixes foreign cars, a 41-year-old divorced father with a brilliant British girl friend. But he’s got a complication right now—he’s trying to survive chemo. And then Gerald Meyer, a stranger he meets at the P.O., asks him to mail a package to Meyer’s daughter. Easily done, but too late, Meyer changes his mind.

And turns up dead.

PLUS … perennial Kindle favorite, TOO JEWISH: Book 1, The Cooper Family Saga
Like Patty Friedmann's father, young, brainy protagonist Bernie Cooper escapes Nazi Germany and ends up in New Orleans, where he finds a new kind of discrimination--in his own family! (Not a mystery, just a nice Jewish book.)

Curse of the Red Chalice: A Frank Lamoin Mystery Adventure - Book 1 (Frank Lamoin Mystery Adventures)
by Gordon Allard
$0.00, 143 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #51 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Kidnapping
For student Frank Lamoin and his friends going to college in the sleepy Irish seaside town of Glennaslee, getting a passing grade in their exams was their biggest concern until one of their fellow college students mysteriously disappears and they decide to investigate her disappearance. Soon Frank and his friends find themselves drawn into a nightmarish game of cat and mouse with a shadowy group of individuals where they can trust no one and a recently discovered archaeological artifact might hold the key to the student’s disappearance and the group’s ultimate apocalyptic goals.

Warning: Contains violence and bad language throughout.

Lightly Falling Snow
by Nathan T. Kaminski
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #44 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
An occult murder. An unsolved mystery. And a writer with too many secrets.

Three years ago, police detectives, Rojhat and Dimitrios, were unable to solve the brutal murder of a headteacher in the the remote wilderness of Cumbria. Laid out as an occult sacrifice, the gruesome details were kept hidden from the public, and the case soon went cold.

Now, by chance, Rojhat has discovered a novel which is seemingly based on the murder, down to the intricate, satanic details of the crime scene. Rojhat and Dimitrios will need to uncover the writer's secrets before it's too late. Does the novel point to a possible killer? Or is there something far more insidious at work?

Murder on the Menu: an Al Pennyback mystery (Al Pennyback mysteries Book 26)
by Charles Ray
$0.00, 335 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #73 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
Competition in the restaurant industry is cutthroat, but it’s not supposed to be literally fatal. When Al and Sandra accompany Buster Mayweather to upstate New York to attend the opening of a new restaurant by Buster’s old college friend, things take a turn for deadly when the restaurant’s head chef is found frozen to death in the freezer.
Was it an unfortunate accident, or was the chef the victim of one of the town’s many long-standing feuds? Buster, a DC cop, is outside his jurisdiction, but when a friend’s in need, jurisdiction be damned. Al just hates to see injustice, and is a sucker for a difficult problem, and what’s more difficult than a murder with no motive, but a town full of suspects?

The Case of the CatWalk Saint (A P.I. Berger Mystery Book 1)
by Harol Marshall
$0.00, 186 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #6 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
When stripper Cinda Mae Bradbury walks into private investigator Polly Berger’s Hollywood office, she brings a dazzling smile and a whole lot of trouble with her! Polly is always up for a challenge, and the gorgeous entertainer at the nearby CatWalk strip club brings Polly a case she just can’t resist jumping into with both feet.

But Polly and her stand-up comic secretary, Bunny, barely scratch the tip of the iceberg before things turn deadly. What’s happening with the strange Señora at the Botanica de Angeles, the Mass of Santa Muerte, and the dead bodies that keep turning up?

When bullets fly, Polly could never guess she’d be so glad to have her ex-husband, Johnny Birdwhistle, helping out on the case. A crack detective with the Hollywood Police Department (HYPD), Johnny has his own reasons for lending a hand. But can Polly go back into a relationship—business or otherwise—with Johnny? Polly finds herself knee-deep in one of the most dangerous cases she’s ever taken on—one that involves murder and human trafficking…and it all started just down the street at The CatWalk.

THE CHAT: A virtual suspense
by Victoria PazMoreno
$0.00, 23 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #167 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
Marina Mora finds comfort chatting on line with a colleague she briefly met at a company meeting in San Francisco but finds herself immerse on a police search of a missing person. After months of chatting and sharing life details through chats and emails and developing a close relationship with a virtual friend, the police contacts her to find out more about the person she is holding deep online conversations with. Her life gets turned upside-down on a world she never imagined.

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THE LONG DEAD: A gripping British murder mystery with detective John Blizzard
by John Dean
$0.00, 203 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (20 reviews), #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Noir
An unmarked grave, an old promise and a maverick detective...

When an archaeological investigation of an old prisoner of war camp turns up several bodies in unmarked graves, it should be an open and shut case for DCI John Blizzard.

But, on a foggy November morning, his instinct that something is not quite right is confirmed when forensics show that while most of the victims died during a flu epidemic after the Second World War, one of the deaths was far more recent.

Who is this man? Why was he killed? As Blizzard and his team investigate, they begin to uncover a cruel crime, and a promise of revenge that goes back generations. Worse, the killer is at large and now motivated to strike again. Can Blizzard piece together the puzzle and let old wounds finally heal?

Set in the fictional port of Hafton in northern England, THE LONG DEAD is a contemporary British whodunnit. If you are a reader who likes having to guess the identity of the murderer, you’ll enjoy picking up on the various clues. With snappy dialogue and convincing characters, this is a page turner that the whole family will appreciate.

This book is the first in a series of novels featuring detective John Blizzard and his team. The full list, in order of publication, is:


Also look out for the author's other murder mystery series set in the Pennines, featuring detective Jack Harris and comprising:


All of these books are available to buy on Kindle and in paperback, and are free on Kindle Unlimited.

Last Train to Lime Street (Mersey Murder Mysteries Book 6)
by Brian L. Porter
$0.00, 300 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #10 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Traditional Detectives

Andy Ross and his team have an international investigation on their hands.

As the late night train from Manchester to Liverpool approaches the city, it hits the body of a man. After the police look into the case, they learn that the man was a well-known movie director - of the adult variety.

As Andy Ross and his team investigate the death, they find out that the man's list of enemies is almost as long as the railway line from Manchester to Liverpool. Is his murder personal or professional?

With two disgruntled ex-wives - both with a motive for murder - thrown into the mix, Ross and his team attempt to solve the mystery of the Last Train to Lime Street.

This is a standalone novel, and can be enjoyed even if you haven't read other books in the series.

Foot Soldiers: A Murder Mystery
by Neil Williams
$0.00, 160 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #33 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Traditional Detectives
When a bloody secret is unearthed near Hadrian's wall, two overlooked Police Constables (Ned Hope & Matilda Jones) sent to guard the crime scene try to solve the mystery first. What they need is a miracle! What they get is Ralph Kramer - a retired Chief Inspector in a pair of Bagpuss slippers!

For fans of witty mysteries with great characters and twists, it would be a crime to miss FOOT SOLDIERS...

"He was Chuck Norris in Code of Silence, dirty vest Bruce in all the Die Hards... well, apart from the fifth one, which was a bit iffy, and Mel “Do ya really wanna jump?” Gibson. At least, that’s the way he saw himself in his head.
In the real world, Ned was a lowly Police Constable with permanently damp feet, who looked more like Mel Giedroyc than Gibson. "

Please review and rate this novel. Many thanks.

Blacken Your Soul: A Jonathan Cain Story (Book One)
by Martin Marriott
$0.00, 199 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #41 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Serial Killers
It's Jonathan Cain's first day as a detective constable at Busher Walk Police Station in Kendal. At the behest of Chief Superintendent Jack Morley, Cain is placed under the supervision of Detective Inspector Tommy Crinan.
DI Crinan is well known for bending the rules and is rumoured to be bent. CS Morley entrusts Cain with an objective on his very first day. He must report back to Morley with any information he can gather about DI Crinan's shady activities.
But Cain soon learns that there's more to DI Crinan than meets the eye.

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Blood Silence: A gripping killer thriller (McRyan Mystery Thriller Series Book) (McRyan Mystery Series Book 6)
by Roger Stelljes
$0.00, 369 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (414 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Kidnapping
They will do anything to buy your silence.
She held her breath... her arms were shaking... and it felt as if her heart was going to explode out of her chest.

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Mystery Series
** Holiday Hot Reads for 2018 - new release FIREBALL - a gripping killer thriller **

Go away, she thought. You’re done. You think you've killed me—now leave.

Tainted water. Dead bodies. Blood silence.
A high-powered lawyer and his beautiful client are brutally murdered in a lake house in a suburb west of Minneapolis. Two people are executed behind a bar in Washington DC. The two cases are separated by a thousand miles and connected by one man – Mac McRyan. In a tale of money and blood that hits a little too close to home, Mac is forced to confront his tumultuous past. Blood Silence is a web of unsettling twists, startling turns and unforeseen redemption with each chapter adding a layer of intrigue that will pull you in further.

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What readers are saying about Blood Silence:

“Wow!! Just wow! This has to be the best McRyan book I've read…I really enjoyed the twist and turns this book had to offer.”

“This book takes the reader on one wild ride, with the suspense not letting up until the very end. Mac is one part Lucas Davenport and one part Mitch Rapp - and it just does not get any better than that!”

“Sex, power, money, and murder keep you wanting to keep reading until you finish it and then wishing there were still more to read! Great story with all the elements of a fantastic read.”

“Two thumbs up, way up for this one!” Five stars and then some.

“Couldn't put it down! Everything else I had to do just sat until I finished this book. Compelling, thrilling, good tale, all ends wrapped up, with a thoughtful ending.”

“Roger Stelljes is exceptional. His plots twist, turn and keep you glued to the book. Minnesota has produced two mystery writers of extreme talent, Vince Flynn and Roger Stelljes. Keep 'em coming, Roger!”

“Another Mac McRyan excellent read!!! I wish Mr. Stelljes could write faster because I love his books and can't wait till the next one. He never disappoints.”

“A book that drew me right in. A well-written story - and you just have to like Mac!! I'll read more of Mr. Stelljes’ books. Loved this one!!!”

Pulse: A Kate Redman Mystery: Book 10 (The Kate Redman Mysteries)
by Celina Grace
$0.00, 222 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (107 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Women Sleuths
The body of a young man is found in a graveyard the night after a wild, drug-fuelled party. At first glance, there doesn’t appear to be anything sinister about his death, despite the shock of Detective Inspector Mark Olbeck realising that he once knew him.

Detective Sergeant Kate Redman has other things to worry about, not least her ongoing affair with her superior officer Chief Inspector Anderton. But when a second body is found in suspiciously similar circumstances, Kate, Olbeck and the rest of the Abbeyford police team realise they are up against a devious killer who will stop at nothing to indulge a literal thirst for blood…

Praise for Celina Grace from Amazon and Goodreads reviewers:

"The gradual crescendo of action and pace remorselessly increases..."

"Love Kate. She is human, does not always make good choices just like us."

“At last, a mystery that delivers…I found this novel superb because I got all I needed to know and none of what I didn’t.”

“…a gripping detective story but the main character engages you, and as well as wanting to know how the mystery turns out you want to learn more about her too.”

“…amazing book, read it front to back in one visit, couldn`t help myself…”

“…the most enjoyable Kindle book I have so far read since the 'low cost electronic revolution' which has been sweeping my reading habits for the last couple of years! Thoroughly recommended.”

“This was my introduction to the author, and I'm so glad I discovered the book. Well-written and a real page turner.”

“I was awake till the early hours to finish it !! I really enjoyed it and the characters in it so I'm pleased I also have the sequel downloaded to read at some point. I know it should be great.”

“Attention to detail and great character building coupled with a mystery that keeps you guessing are all the ingredients that make me keep reading till the early hours of the morning.”

"Celina Grace has done it again, she compels you from page to page and chapter to chapter, a great, riveting read..."

"I found it difficult to put down and was completely distracted from all the other things I should have been doing with my time."

"This is a great series that I couldn't put down and grabbed the next book right away at 1 a.m. to keep reading."

Unquiet Souls (a DI Gus McGuire case Book 1)
by Liz Mistry
$0.00, 416 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (36 reviews), #14 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Serial Killers

Unquiet Souls: a crime thriller you won't be able to put down.

"A must read for all crime fiction fans."

What is the link between the abduction of a little girl and a dead prostitute?

When the body of a prostitute is found, followed by the discovery of children locked in an attic, DI Gus McGuire is handed the case. But what at first appears to be a simple murder soon turns into an international manhunt for the members of a twisted child trafficking ring.

McGuire who is suffering with his own emotional problems, must pick his way through the web of deceit and uncover the truth in time before the body count rises.

Can McGuire identify The Matchmaker before it’s too late? And can he trust those he is working with?

Unquiet Souls is the first book in a dark and compelling new police series.


"Mistry tackles a difficult subject with great craft in this dark novel. It is a gripping read which keeps the reader turning the pages until an explosive finale. With plenty of twists and turns, this is a must read for all crime fiction fans." David Evans, author of the critically acclaimed Wakefield Series.

"A brilliantly atmospheric and unsettling debut. Mistry writes with natural ease. This book is better than good, it's great and deserves to be up there with the best in the business." Betsy Reavley, author of best-selling thrillers Carrion, The Quiet Ones and The Optician's Wife.

Also available in the DI Gus McGuire series:

Uncoiled Lies

Untainted Blood

Theory of the Case: A Novel
by T. R. Pearson
$0.00, 293 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery
A corrupt police detective enjoying semi-retirement in Tidewater Virginia stumbles onto an unsolved homicide that, given his nature, he’d be happy to leave unsolved. But a few people in his life have other ideas and drag him into an investigation that offers a chance for some small measure of redemption if he’ll only take it. As murder squads go, this crew is no A Team — just an adolescent kid from up the block, a mouthy, conspiratorial-minded paraplegic, and an unhappy housewife our rotten cop met by chance in a Trader Joe’s. What these three lack in savvy and expertise, they more than make up for in blundering determination, so Theory of the Case becomes the story of one man’s trio of mongrel friends refusing to let him go on being what he’s been.

Closet Full Of Bones
by A.J. Aalto
$0.00, 282 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (140 reviews), #99 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Women Sleuths
Ever since they were children, Gillian Hearth has been her sister Frankie’s guardian, her sounding board, and her best friend. Together, the Hearth sisters quietly bury their secrets and form a formidable team during any crisis. Purchasing the old Blymhill house with the hopes of turning it into an artists’ retreat, the sisters are finally living their dream. But when Frankie’s stable ground is rattled by a vengeful ex-boyfriend, an unstable friend from the past shows up unannounced with delusions of intimacy, and a cold case cop starts sniffing around their door, the sisters are forced to wonder how far they will go to keep their secrets safe.
Gillian discovers that, this time, her fight is about to land her in the crosshairs of a dangerous predator who will use any means necessary to remove her from the equation. With everything she holds dear under threat, Gillian battles to keep her head above water and her skeletons in the closet.

"Closet Full of Bones is a winning psychological thriller by a terrific writer. Readers will be up all night with this brilliantly plotted, heart-pounding, dark thriller. Gripping from the start, 'Closet Full of Bones' provides a breathless, suspenseful thrill-ride with a solid, engrossing plot and complex, layered characters.
Brisk pacing, intriguing dark secrets, mysteries, a menacing stalker, and looming danger make for an exciting page-turner." - Michael Thompson, editorial reviews, NY Literary Magazine

Murder on the Candlelight Tour (Magnolia Mystery Wilmington Series Book 2)
by Ellen Elizabeth Hunter
$0.00, 236 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (141 reviews), #78 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Women Sleuths
It's a dream come true for historic preservationist Ashley Wilkes: her restored Victorian house is on the Olde Wilmington by Candlelight tour. But her dream quickly turns nightmarish when a docent is murdered in the library, and her friend, history professor Binkie Higgins, is the likely suspect. As the bodies drop faster than dead needles off a dry Christmas tree, Ashley's as busy as Santa's elves: proving Binkie's innocence, rescuing sister Melanie and a historic property from a ruthless developer. And, la-di-da, solving the Atlantic Coast Line's 40 year old payroll robbery.

5 Star Rating "All Mysteries Should Be This Great. I was hooked on this book from the first page. I have read all the books in the series and will continue as long as they are written. She has a fan for life." Amy Barnes
“I have recently started reading your books on the Wilmington series and have fallen in LOVE. I cannot put them down . Needless to say not a lot is getting done at home.Thank you and GOD BLESS” Anne
“Just finished the last of the nine books in your Wilmington Series via my Kindle. Greatly enjoyed all of them. Are there any more to come? Especially liked the descriptions of the various foods available in Wilmington – makes one want to run right up here. Best wishes for future literary efforts.” William

“I LOVE YOUR BOOKS! I just finished reading your ninth book. I was thrilled to see on your web page that you are writing a tenth! I've come to feel that I really "know" the characters, and enjoy reading about historic Wilmington. I've also fallen in love with the characters, and feel as if I know them as friends. I can't wait till your next in the series. Don't ever stop!” Kathy

“I am a huge fan of your books. I've read all of this series so far. Please don't stop writing this series. You've done such good character development that the readers want these gals to go on and have new adventurer in their married lives. I truly enjoy your stories, please keep going. Thank you,” Jan

“I finished Christmas Wedding yesterday evening and I really loved it. You did a great job with the characters and elements of surprise as well as keeping it believable. I enjoy the historical information you include, it makes me want to come further south the next time we come to the Outer Banks. I have started “Murder at the Bellamy Mansion” and have to really restrain myself to not let my work go and just sit and read. “ Mary Ann

“My mother and I are huge fans of your Magnolia Mysteries book series! We live in Indiana. I have read all of the books that you have written so far, and I was wondering if there will be another book? Thank you for writing your books…they have given me a lot of good entertainment!” Haley

“I just finished the last of the Magnolia Mysteries, when are you going to write more? I love the characters and the settings. You can't just leave your readers guessing about what Melanie, Ashley, Scarlett and the rest will do with all the gold coins they found. Please continue the series. A true fan.” Lucie

“I just stumbled across your first book last weekend and am now up to book 5 - I simply can NOT put them down. They are wonderfully written - with characters you get to know and love and want to know more about. I thoroughly enjoy the descriptions of Wilmington - it sounds like a place I want to visit someday. To top that off, I am thoroughly enjoying the mysteries themselves - you have excellent plot twists and just when I think I've figured out "whodunit" I realize I'm wrong. I've been surprised every time!” Beth

“Just wanted to jot you a quick note of thanks for writing such a wonderful series. I just discovered the Magnolia Mysteries on my kindle last week. After reading the first three, I broke down and bought them all! You have an amazing talent for developing your characters and creating a sense of place in your books. I can't wait to read the rest of them they are such a joy to read!” Angela

Double Crossing
by Meg Mims
$0.00, 252 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (67 reviews), #7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Historical
WINNER of the 2012 BEST FIRST NOVEL Spur Award from Western Writers of America AND a 2012 FINALIST for the USA BOOK NEWS Awards – for Fiction: Western

August, 1869: Lily Granville is stunned by her father’s murder. Only one other person knows about a valuable California gold mine deed — both are now missing. Lily heads west on the newly opened transcontinental railroad, determined to track the killer. She soon realizes she is no longer the hunter but the prey. As things progress from bad to worse, Lily is uncertain who to trust–the China-bound missionary who wants to marry her, or the wandering Texan who offers to protect her … for a price. Will Lily survive the journey and unexpected betrayal?

Grave Situation (Detective Allan Stanton Book 1)
by Alex MacLean
$0.00, 426 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (243 reviews), #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers
Halifax cop Allan Stanton is a troubled homicide detective who has lost everything, including his family and his sense of justice. When he finally decides to leave the force and start over, he's assigned a string of murders that all bear the signs of a serial killer collecting trophies.

As Stanton unravels each grisly crime scene, the mounting evidence points uncomfortably close to him and a case more disturbing than anything he's ever seen.

Murder By Numbers: In Silicon Valley, Death has an Algorithm
by R.S. Vaisbort
$0.00, 374 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (84 reviews), #9 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Technothrillers
The debut Kaitlin Hall high-tech crime novel from Silicon Valley insider and legal expert R.S. Vaisbort.

Murder by Numbers is a fun and fast-paced detective novel set in boom-to-bust Silicon Valley circa 2001, where multi-millionaires cling desperately to their fortunes, CEOs pray that their startups stay funded, and techies hope to hold onto their jobs. Opportunities for financial gain – both legal and illegal – remain a high stakes game. And no one knows this better than Kaitlin Hall, a beautiful and brilliant rookie detective in the High Tech Crimes Detail of the San Jose Police Department.

Kaitlin’s unauthorized investigation of the fatal car crash of a young systems administrator quickly leads newbie Detective Hall into dangerous, uncharted territory. Enlisting the help of her hacker friend and confidant, Slim Yamazaki, Kaitlin digs deep into the networks of technology companies developing the building blocks of the world’s most sophisticated systems that protect corporate data and, more importantly, U.S. security interests.

As Detective Hall uses her keen intellect and initiative to solve a growing web of multiple murders, she navigates the politics of law enforcement and the egos of venture capitalists, tech moguls, and former lovers to make stunning discoveries. With lives at stake, her assumptions about human nature and her abilities as a detective will be tested to the fullest.

With high-tech suspense, engaging characters, and an entertaining dose of humor, author R.S. Vaisbort takes you on a thrilling ride through Silicon Valley at the dawn of the 21st century.

Anglesey Blue: a gripping serial killer thriller (DI Tudor Manx Book 1)
by Dylan H. Jones
$0.00, 438 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (25 reviews), #48 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals

Are you looking for an unmissable serial killer thriller? Then you'll love the best-selling Anglesey Blue.


It’s not the homecoming Detective Inspector Tudor Manx was expecting, but solving the case is just the start of his problems.

Recently transferred from the London Met to the North Wales Constabulary, Detective Inspector Tudor Manx has come to the Isle of Anglesey hoping for a quiet life. 

But his hopes are dashed when a brutally mutilated body is found crucified to the bow of a fishing boat sending shockwaves through the peaceful community. 

Manx’s faces pressure to solve the case quickly equipped with an inexperienced team.

Is the body a message or a premonition of more murders to come?

Adding to his mounting problems, Manx’s troubled past returns to haunt him. Manx left the island after the disappearance of his younger sister, Miriam; a cold case that still remains unsolved.

Can Manx solve the case before the body count rises?

How will he cope when he is forced to choose between his family and his duty as a police officer?

This is the first book in the thrilling new DI Tudor Manx series.

Also now available in the DI Tudor Manx Series:

Doll Face

Dylan Jones is the best-selling author of Anglesey Blue. His books will appeal to fans of tense and gripping crime thrillers, as well as readers of authors like; Joy Ellis, Faith Martin and Robert Byrndza.

Beyond Vengeance: Shocking Irresistible Exciting Thriller
by Larry Igbon
$0.00, 314 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Detective

An insane murderer? No. This serial killer is as sane as you are. Not just after revenge—what this person wants is Beyond Vengeance.

One warm spring morning, a police officer and his pregnant wife are found brutally murdered. A grisly message on the dead cop's phone, chills the investigating officer to the bone.

Detective Chief Inspector Bev Holland is given the case. An excellent detective, she discovers links to an incident dating back eleven years. She knows there will soon be more dead cops.

Who is the perpetrator? Who is likely to be the next victim? Who is the mystery detective in the black suit?

Bev Holland and her team follow up fragments of evidence, suddenly the killer gets to her son. Everything changes.

A Killer of a Thriller.

The Last Train Home (Christmas Book no 1)
by Tony Wilson
$0.00, 218 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (283 reviews), #233 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Contemporary Fiction
It’s Christmas Eve and three men are struggling: Martin Downing, unemployed and racked by grief, lies motionless as the storm water rises around him; Stanley Barwell, a rich industrialist of the 1930s, works late and alone, neither a care nor a friend in the world; Sergeant Craig, scarred by the carnage of Ypres, sits in a trench boiling with anger and whisky. Their lives are worlds apart, yet inextricably linked.

In this captivating twist on a seasonal tale, the three men are brought together on the last train home and given their chance at redemption. But will they take it?

Always gripping, sometimes sad, yet ultimately uplifting, don't miss your place on The Last Train Home.

The Reckoning
by Kerry Watts
$0.00, 193 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #92 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
A series of grisly murders drags D.I. Grant Noble back from compassionate leave following the tragic death of his wife.

Ross Blake sees the injustice of the world all around him and sees no other option but to begin evening the score. The slayings initiate a shocking sequence of events that will lead directly back to Grant's door.

But can he battle his own demons and protect what's left of his family?

Murder in Mystic (Liz Adams Mysteries Book 1)
by Marilyn Dalla Valle
$0.00, 234 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #756 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery
The peaceful surroundings of the historic seaport, Mystic, Connecticut, enticed Liz and Garret Adams to leave their hectic careers and move aboard their sailboat, Sloopy. Only a year had passed when they stumbled onto the remains of a young, Naval officer, who washed ashore at Napatree Point. While waiting for Garret to return with the police, Liz is gripped by feelings that she does not understand and would plunge her into a treacherous search for the killer.

With the help of the local psychic, Liz discovers that the harmonious group of tenants that share the dock she calls home is not as it appears. Anger, hurt and rage boil beneath a thin veneer.

When a second body is found by fishermen in Block Island Sound, the morbid game of cat and mouse evolves, thrusting Liz into a battle for her life. Friend or foe, she does not know, but the killer looms in the shadows.

A Dubious Position (A Colton Banyon Mystery Book 7)
by Gerald J. Kubicki
$0.00, 339 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (24 reviews), #59 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Historical
In the seventh Colton Banyon mystery, Banyon starts a new position at a prestigious law firm. The job has been arranged by the President of the United States. He quickly discovers that this is no ordinary law firm. All the workers have special talents and are often called upon by the government to help stop situations that the government can’t solve themselves. Banyon finds that many of the female employees are very different and alluring. He is on the job for only a few hours when a major crisis arises. War between Mexico and the United States is brewing, and he needs to find a way to defuse it. Someone is creating disasters on both sides of the Rio Grande, and they must be stopped. Loni and the Patel sisters are not around to help. They have left the country for an adventure of their own, one in which they have the opportunity to find a valuable treasure. Only Eric Grey and Banyon are left to solve and stop the crisis. They employ several of the law firm’s contract employees and set about finding answers. On top of that, they must deal with murders, kidnappings, bombings, and a Mexican hit squad out to kill them. They soon discover that the Effort, the longtime American Nazi organization, is involved, and Banyon hatches a complicated plan to take down the leaders. He then lures the hit squad to Las Vegas for a final showdown in one of America’s national parks. But things never go as planned.

The Ryder Quartet E-reader Boxset: Volumes 1-4
by Ian Patrick
$0.00, 813 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Assassinations
Four hot crime thrillers in a single boxset. Each volume is also separately available in paperback, on Kindle or as an audiobook. Although they are independent stories, together they form an overall cohesive narrative. Detective Jeremy Ryder and his colleagues pursue heinous criminals into the depths of the criminal underworld. Hundreds of five-star reviews of the individual volumes testify to their reputation as action-packed thrillers steeped in authenticity and plausibility, reflecting the real world of police encounters with the dark world of crime.

Trapped In The library: A captivating modern day thriller, filled with suspense and mystery.
by Kurt Pancham
$0.00, 56 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #93 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Teen & Young Adult
College freshman Mark finds out about his schools secret library and has now become a target because he knows the dark secrets of the library. Mark who moved from Florida to attend college in upstate New York is now in a battle with the members of this library to expose all the dark secrets of the library. Will mark prevail or will he be trapped in the library forever ?

Buck Fever (Blanco County Mysteries Book 1)
by Ben Rehder
$0.00, 234 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (837 reviews), #75 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
"Thanks to Ben Rehder, Texas now has its own Hiaasen. Don't miss it."
—Tim Dorsey, author of the Serge Storms mysteries.

Buck Fever: It's the week before deer hunting season, as close to a statewide holiday as you get in Texas, and the locals are getting restless. Game Warden John Marlin has his hands full with poaching complaints coming in faster than he can write out-of-season tickets. Then a call of a different sort comes in. A man dressed up in some sort of deer costume has been shot at the Circle S ranch, and witnesses are reporting a massive wild-eyed buck prancing about the pasture in a lovesick frenzy. Marlin's seen a lot in his years, but this is wilder than he could have imagined: the man in the deer suit is a good friend, and the whacked-out whitetail isn't exactly a stranger either. It's the beginning of a mad, frantic weekend in Blanco County, one that will see a few more men shot, an invasion by Colombians with more than hunting on their minds, and damn near the end of Marlin's life. Ben Rehder serves it all up with a huge helping of humor in this debut comic mystery that will firmly establish him as the funniest crime writer in Texas.


“This debut novel is a complete success, tearing out of Texas chock-full of characters so nutty and events so strange it seems as if they must be real. The writing here is confident and vigorous; the tone is quintessentially Texan and relentlessly wry. There’s sure to be a long career for this happy, wacky series.”
—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“This is a wild and crazy first novel, crowded with weird people, unusual relationships (both animal and human), and frequent humor that will appeal to fans of Carl Hiaasen, Tim Dorsey, and other comic mystery writers. Strongly recommended for most collections.”
—Library Journal (Starred Review)

“It’s been our pleasure to be among the first reviewers to take notice of several writers who eventually became best sellers, including Nevada Barr, Lee Child and Randy Wayne White. Ben Rehder has what it takes to join that group. Imagine Carl Hiaasen with a Texas accent…”
—Denver Post

“Briskly paced, amusing, spiced with deftly drawn good-old-boy portraits: an altogether promising debut.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“…side-splitting…akin to the Tom Robbins style of humor writing.”
—ESPN Outdoors

“Austinite Ben Rehder’s debut novel is the summer’s best find. With a nod and a wink to Carl Hiaasen, Rehder comes out swinging with a sardonic Tex-centric look at trophy deer hunters, beer-guzzling poachers, and Game Warden John Marlin—the man charged with keeping them all in line. Buck Fever is too fun to be legal.”
—Texas Monthly

Unlocking Fear (Keys to Love Series, Book One)
by Kennedy Layne
$0.00, 220 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (38 reviews), #76 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Mystery & Suspense > Mystery
A captivating romantic suspense series from USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne where seduction burns but danger is never far behind...

A chance mishap with a sledgehammer was the sole reason a chilling nightmare was unleashed in Blyth Lake.

Noah Kendall’s grisly discovery left him in the middle of a murder investigation and a neighbor who knew more than she was willing to say. Reese Woodward had returned to town with dark secrets, and he was determined to unravel them. While evil lurks in the darkness, seduction burns between them…only time was their enemy.

Will her secrets destroy what they’ve built, or can he earn her trust before the killer strikes again?

Series Blurb: Their homecoming wasn’t so welcoming. Four brothers and one sister each gave twelve years of their lives to serve their country and fulfill their family’s legacy of service. As each of them return to their home of record, they weren’t prepared for what awaited them—an unforgivable sin that has been hidden for twelve long years. Secrets and lies are concealed in the dark shadows of the very town they were raised in, and the Kendall family will have no choice but to rely on one another to unravel the sinister evil that they all hold the keys to unlock.

Dead on Demand (A DCI Morton Crime Novel Book 1)
by Sean Campbell
$0.00, 386 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (481 reviews), #74 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
A career man, Edwin Murphy has always put more effort into his work than his family. Everything changes for Edwin when his wife files for divorce. On the brink of losing his home, his job and his little girl, Edwin orchestrates an intricate plan to eliminate his wife and regain his former lifestyle.

The police are baffled when bodies begin to appear all over London with no apparent connection between them. Inspector David Morton must think outside the box as he investigates the deadly web of deceit behind the murders.

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Notes and Tips

I started making these lists for my own use in 2013 when an Amazon policy change gutted all of the web sites that listed free Kindle books. Before the policy change, those sites would get some amount of compensation for directing people to the Amazon web site. After the policy change, they lost all compensation for the month if most of their referrals that month were for free books. So most of those web sites stopped listing the free books.

I use the description "newly free" for these book lists. That means I won't list a book again if I've listed it recently. There are so many books that are permanently free, or frequently free, that it makes it difficult to find "newly free" books manually looking through the Amazon search results. There are just too many repeats every day. But I have included the links to those Amazon searches on the category headers, so you can always click the link to see the full list if you'd like. My process just extracts the "newly free" books from those search results, by keeping a record of books I've listed in the past.

The lists are designed for easy navigation through the books. Clicking on the blurb of any given book will bring the next book in the list up to the top of the screen. This makes it easy to quickly go through them one-by-one. Each category header has an index of the various categories available, and also shows the number of books available in each category. Clicking on the category header itself will bring up the full Amazon search listing of free books for that category.

If you're in Canada, Germany, or the UK, clicking on the "CA" or "DE" or "UK" link in the top right hand corner of the document will change all of the book links from USA to Canada or Germany or the UK. But they may not be free there as they are in the USA. Usually, but not always.

If an author classifies their book as belonging to multiple genres (e.g. fantasy, horror), it will only be listed in the first genre that I process. I process the sub-categories of a major category first, so that the book will be listed in the more specific category.

The rating and # of reviews will be highlighted green to flag ratings above 4.5 stars with more than 50 reviews.

Horizontal bars above the blurbs may be red. You can ignore that. They're just reminders to me that I have already purchased that book.

Free book searches on Amazon

Three ways to search for free (or Prime) books on Amazon:

Currently, there are about 90,000 free Kindle books, a thousand "Prime Reading" books, and over 1.6 million "Prime Eligible" books. With only a few exceptions, "Kindle Unlimited" means "Prime Eligible". "Prime Reading" offers unlimited loans per month, while "Prime Eligible" is just one loan per month.

From the initial search results, you can drill down into categories and use any of the left navigation bar filters.

Those same searches with a keyword:

Click on the "search" part of the "results for" line and you can change the search term to whatever you desire. Then you can continue as before and use the normal drill-down and/or filter choices.

Reddit Groups

There are two Reddit groups that regularly have free Kindle books listed:

Kindle Freebies
Free E-Books


The eReaderIQ web site is a price tracking service for Kindle books. It allows you to set up watch lists for books and authors, and then they will send you an email alert when a book reaches a certain price, or an author has a book with a price reduction.


The BookBub web site will send you email alerts with handpicked recommendations on books, for your selected genres. Some are free, others just have price reductions.

Galaxy Magazine

Galaxy Science Fiction was an American digest-size science fiction magazine, published from 1950 to 1980, and they are now offered free online:

​They can be downloaded as mobi files for the Kindle as well as being read online.​ Used to be one of my favorite SF magazines. I almost always had one with me when I was in high school.


If you're more interested in mainstream books, check to see what options you have from your local library. Many use the Overdrive or Libby sites to loan out Kindle books. If that's not available to you, or your local library has a limited collection, the "Free Library of Philadelphia" has an extensive Overdrive collection, and an out-of-state library card is only $50 per year. Less than half the price of KU.


Project Gutenberg, founded in 1971, is an Internet archive of free public domain books, created via a volunteer effort that digitizes and archives such books. You can download the Kindle format of a book and then transfer the book to your Kindle directly using a USB cable or by emailing it to your Kindle via its Send-to-Kindle email address using your email client or something like the Amazon Send-To-Kindle tool or an eBook management tool like Calibre.


Notifications of new listings will be made in various GoodReads discussion groups (e.g. Amazon Kindle), as well as on the Reddit FreeEBOOKS group. There is also an RSS Feed.