| Money Matters: A Novel|
by Brian Finney
$0.00, 243 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #13338 in Cozy Mystery
Finalist for the American Fiction Award
She's poor and naïve. They're rich and dangerous.
At once a painful coming-of-age novel, an exciting amateur sleuth tale and an intriguing narrative involving social issues (immigration and wealth disparity), Money Matters has mystery at its core. This emotionally charged debut novel is firmly embedded in Los Angeles culture over the 2010 mid-term election.
Jenny, the 27-year-old inexperienced protagonist, faced with the tragic disappearance of a friend, is forced to take on financial tycoons, corrupt politicians and the treacherous Baja drug cartel in her search to uncover the truth. Jenny's investigation takes her into the twilight world of undocumented immigrants, which leads her to seek the help of the handsome director of an immigrant rights organization to whom she is strongly attracted. But will the deadly enmity of the rich and powerful thwart her search and end her budding romance?
| Pineapple Puppies: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Nine - A cozy dog mystery (Pineapple Port Mysteries 9)|
by Amy Vansant
$0.00, 212 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (60 reviews), #59 in Cozy Animal Mystery
Puppies have taken over book NINE of the hilarious Pineapple Port mystery series from Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY Best-Selling author Amy Vansant!
Someone has left puppies on the doorsteps of Pineapple Port's residents, but the adorable balls of fur seem to be connected to the murder of a nearby millionaire with too many heirs of his own. Meanwhile, Mariska's been framed for baking a killer cake, and Charlotte must clear her name
Fans of classic cozy mysteries will adore this whodunnit packed with puppies, baking, horses, sneaky maids and a dead rich man!
| A Tough Case to Crack (A Nuts About Nuts Cozy Mystery Book 1)|
by Cindy Bell
$0.00, 286 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (60 reviews), #376 in Cozy Culinary Mysteries
It is a race against the clock to solve a murder so ‘Nuts about Nuts’ can open on time.
Kerri Gale is getting ready for the grand opening of her nut shop, ‘Nuts about Nuts’, in the small town of Cascade Grove. She is new to the area and is enjoying setting up home with her Yorkshire Terrier, Cashew, and spending time with her new friend, Natalie.
But when possible evidence from the murder of the previous shop owner is found in the shop, Kerri finds herself right in the middle of a murder investigation. A handsome reporter, Steve, is writing an article about the murder, but can Kerri rely on him? Then her grandfather, who she hasn’t seen in ages, turns up out of the blue and is being very secretive. During the chaos Kerri has to try to juggle everything so she can find the murderer and her shop can open on time.
Can she trust Steve or is he just using her for a story? Can she trust her grandfather or is his sudden arrival not a coincidence? Will Kerri solve the murder? Or is Natalie right and ghosts are to blame?
Recipes for Toasted Pecan Cookies and Maple Nut Pie are included!
| Marriage Can Be Murder (Dr. Benjamin Bones Mysteries Book 1)|
by Emma Jameson
$0.00, 282 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (644 reviews), #148 in Cozy Mystery
Murder in Haunted Cornwall
On the eve of World War II, Dr. Benjamin Bones is at war with himself. While most young men are being sent away to fight the Germans, Ben is chosen to serve on English soil. Ordered to move to wild, beautiful Cornwall, he must trade his posh London office and stylish city life for the tiny village of Birdswing, population 1,221 souls. But leaving his home and shelving his career ambitions aren’t the only sacrifices facing Ben. His unfaithful wife, Penny, is accompanying him to Cornwall in a last-ditch effort to save their marriage. But moments after their arrival, Penny is run down in the street, and Ben is almost fatally injured. And while the villagers assume Penny’s death to be an accident, Ben quickly deduces it was murder.
As he convalesces in Fenton House, which the locals call haunted, Ben meets Birdswing’s eccentric inhabitants. Mr. Gaston, the volunteer air warden, obsessed with defending his remote village against Nazi spies; Mrs. Cobblepot, a thoroughly practical housekeeper who believes in fairies; and Lady Juliet Linton, a prickly, headstrong aristocrat who won’t take no for an answer. While adapting to life during Britain’s “War at Home,” a time of ration books, victory gardens, bomb shelters, and the Blackout, Ben sets about solving the mystery of Penny’s murder—with a little help from Lady Juliet and the Fenton House ghost.
MARRIAGE CAN BE MURDER (Dr. Benjamin Bones Mysteries #1) is the first of Emma Jameson's romantic wartime mystery series. DIVORCE CAN BE DEADLY is book #2. Dr. Bones and Lady Juliet are also featured in DR. BONES AND THE CHRISTMAS WISH (Magic of Cornwall #1) and DR. BONES AND THE LOST LOVE LETTER (Magic of Cornwall #2).
| Mystic Springs Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series: Box Set: Books 1-4|
by Mona Marple
$0.00, 781 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #9 in Cozy Mystery
Welcome to Mystic Springs, where things definitely go bump in the night...
Read the first four books in the popular Mystic Springs paranormal cozy mystery series in this box set!
If you like ghosts, witches, mediums and more mixed in with your cozy mystery murders, you'll love Mystic Springs!
So come along and join the fun.
We're dying to meet you.
| Dead and Breakfast (The New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles Book 2)|
by Colleen Mooney
$0.00, 226 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (93 reviews), #24 in Women's Humorous Fiction
Dead In Bed! Who You Gonna Call?
Good Catholic school girl that she is, Brandy Alexander’s a true and trusted friend, not to mention something of a detective. So when Brandy’s best friend Julia, the ex-stripper-turned hotelier, finds her first guest covered in blood, lying half on and half off a broken bed, with Julia’s panties swinging from the chandelier, she gets Brandy on the horn. Cool-hand Brandy assesses the situation, and carries out the only sensible course of action: first she makes a pot of coffee, then she calls the police.
˃˃˃ A Big, Fat, Pouffy-Skirted Italian Wedding
While Brandy and Jiff try to keep Julia out of the slammer, Brandy’s oldest school chum is getting married, and with eighteen bridesmaids, Brandy can’t escape being recruited, partnered with who else? Her favorite upstanding Italian member of NOLA’s finest, Dante.
˃˃˃ As The Suspense Mounts, The Romance Blossoms
Jiff is looking more and more like Mr. Right: a 100% Class Act, with his own Schnauzer and a soft spot for Brandy’s three. But Dante makes it clear that he doesn’t plan to go quietly; the former Mr. Right Next Door has a few very sexy moves he’s been holding in reserve, which knock Brandy’s socks, and her panties off!
˃˃˃ Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author!
With this one, Brandy’s fast becoming a female sleuth extraordinaire with a Big Easy flair, and cozy fans will be delighted to find her slapstick style a bit reminiscent of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum. Fans of Stephanie Bond, Jana DeLeon, Joan Hess, Lisa Lutz, Sarah Strohmeyer, and Elaine Viets may also find a kindred spirit in this New Orleans dawlin’.
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| Dead Game (Keith Calder Book 1)|
by Gerald Hammond
$0.00, 224 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #10 in Cozy Mystery
The first book in the Keith Calder series
Keith Calder is an itinerant gunsmith and shooting instructor. He is also a rascal with a total disregard for the law, a skilled and dedicated poacher of birds of both varieties.
Calder is a guest at a shoot in the Scottish Borders when one of the syndicate members dies—apparently by accident, but a bullet is found in his body.
Calder has a personal interest in the case, which deepens when the brother of his current girlfriend is arrested and charged with the murder. Calder begins to makes his own enquiries but he and Molly find themselves in danger . . .
Praise for Gerald Hammond
‘A gruesome, lightheartedly complex caper in the Scottish lowlands… the whole tangled romp has a what-ho!, outdoorsy energy that's undeniably appealing.’ – Kirkus Reviews
‘With his expert knowledge of guns and his love of the Scottish countryside, Gerald created marvelous backgrounds against which he set puzzling, credible, and thoroughly entertaining whodunits. His books were not long tedious, padded, thrillers. Instead they are almost of another age, ingenious plots, characters with whom you want to spend time, and a world to which you eagerly anticipate returning.’ – Paul Bishop, author of Deep Water and A Bucketful of Bullets.
Born in 1926, Gerald Hammond lived in Scotland, where he retired from his profession as an architect in 1982 to pursue his love of shooting and fishing and to write full time. After his first novel, Fred in Situ, was published in 1965, Gerald became a prolific author with over 70 published novels. His last title, The Unkindest Cut, was published in 2012. Most of his novels were published under his own name, but he also wrote under the pseudonyms Arthur Douglas and Dalby Holden.
| Outline for Murder: A Michael Bishop Mystery|
by Anthony J. Pucci
$0.00, 296 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (61 reviews), #192 in Cozy Mystery
In his long career as an English teacher at Holy Trinity High School, Michael Bishop felt that he was as good at reading people as he was at reading books. That all changes when he discovers the body of the school’s highly successful but universally disliked football coach, Albert Zappala. Even more disturbing is the news that the coach, whose net worth was in the millions, was murdered. Suddenly, everyone is a suspect, including students, colleagues, and even the Sisters who run the school. Bishop’s skill in reading people is put to the ultimate test. Like Captain Ahab searching for the answers in his pursuit of the white whale, Bishop searches into the dark past for the key that will unlock the mystery. Will the truth destroy his belief in the basic goodness of man?
| Death By Suspenders (A Spencer University Cozy Mystery Book 1)|
by Laina Turner
$0.00, 107 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (42 reviews), #257 in Cozy Mystery
Exciting first day of school turns to murder!
Olivia and Polly get to Spencer University ready for the first day of fall classes. They are excited about meeting new students and kicking off a fantastic year when instead, one of their co-workers is found hanging in the academic building.
David wasn’t always the most well-liked colleague, but Olivia and Polly couldn’t even imagine who would kill him. Was one of their co-workers a murderer? If so, was campus safe or should they be worried about what might happen next time there was a difference of opinion at the next faculty meeting?
| The Brief Haunting of Raspberry Hill: A Crabapple Yarns Mystery|
by Jaime Marsman
$0.00, 285 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #3 in Christian Suspense
Is Raspberry Hill haunted by more than old regrets and lost chances?
Natalie Wolcott, one third potential beneficiary, is about to find out.
When Grandma Rose passes away, she leaves her magnificent, if slightly sinister, mansion on the edge of town to her three estranged relatives who, according to the terms of the will, must live on site for one year, three months and four days for before they can inherit. It is obvious that Raspberry Hill, although given, still comes at a high price. Whispers of murder and a town with a long memory have Natalie wondering one thing… Who was Grandma Rose?... because it’s all too apparent that someone doesn’t want them there.
When things start to go bump in the night, Natalie is convinced that someone from town, or perhaps even one of her co-inheritors, is trying to force her out. That is, until she meets the ghost in the basement.
Her only comfort is her new job at Crabapple Yarns. Unfortunately, the shadows of the past are knitted together with the present and before she has a chance to fit in disaster strikes the sweet little yarn shop. The plan to save Crabapple Yarns unwittingly sets into motion a chain of events that just might end with another murder at Raspberry Hill.
| Missing Gold: Mike & Peter FBI Agents Book 69 (A Fun Cozy Mystery)|
by Arleen Gabrio
$0.00, 72 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #1653 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
A powerful crime boss is murdered. Mike and Peter are called in to help with the case. Who would dare murder a crime boss? Someone with connections and power? Another crime boss or someone who is greedy?
The case starts to get complicated right away when a missing gold shipment is somehow connected to the murder. The problem is the gold shipment was stolen twelve years earlier from a bank leaving no trace of who took it or how it was taken.
When Mike and Peter find a possible suspect, he is murdered the same as the crime boss was murdered. The complications don’t quit there.
Join the fun as they solve another mystery!
This is not a cliffhanger story! It is a complete, clean, cozy mystery story for all ages. Full of the escapades of Mike and Peter, the FBI agents, along with their friends who like to have fun.
| The Shotgun's Wedding: A Cozy Mini-Mystery (Karma's Revenge Book 3)|
by Jwyan C. Johnson
$0.00, 54 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #295 in Cozy Mystery
It's a very different shotgun wedding as a future in-law is murdered the night before the wedding. And son-in-law is arrested before flying away to the honeymoon destination. The town suspects his bachelor party, which he never attended, was a planned alibi.
Gun smoke fills the air with a runaway bride, a clever psychologist, dangerous shenanigans, and another in-law... in law. It's a cozy mini-mystery rematch with Detective Dedra Kare. But will she still Remember to Forget, after being Punished By Silence? And can the Clue Queen both chase down the truth, and win an extra bet, before the smoke clears from The Shotgun's Wedding?
*This eBook functions both within the series and as a stand alone mystery. Visit us and find out how to get the first 2 books free.
"Stress changes the truth for itself. Peace changes itself for the truth" - Jwyan C. Johnson
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Shenanigan's Alibi
Chapter 2: Shotgun Wedding Smoke
Chapter 3: Bonnie or Clyde?
Chapter 4: Learning in Disguise
Chapter 5: Bridesmaid Bouquet of Clues
Chapter 6: The Invisible Oops
Chapter 7: Memory Check, Please
Chapter 8: Know Collusion?
Chapter 9: Smoke & Mirrors
| Paramour Bay Mysteries Books 1-3 (Paramour Bay Mysteries Boxset Book 1)|
by Kennedy Layne
$0.00, 457 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #1 in Cozy Animal Mystery
USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne brings you the first Paramour Bay Mysteries boxset that includes cozy tales of magical tea blends and bewitching characters!
This enchanting boxset includes the first three books in the Paramour Bay Mysteries:
So brew yourself up a cup of tea and dive into a world of magical chaos!
| Murder in the Mountains (Maggie King Mysteries Book 6)|
by Meredith Curtis
$0.00, 196 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #74 in Cozy Mystery
Maggie heads off with her family to the Georgia mountains for vacation and to speak at a homeschool convention. There is one surprise after another and it turns out that murder is on the schedule. Maggie and her husband, Pastor Matt, help the local sheriff track down a killer. Who could he or she be? Not someone from the prestigious Hile family! They are as close to royalty as it gets in Georgia. Could it be someone closer to home?
Join with homeschooling mom Maggie King and her family and friends as they match wits with the murderer who is painting the town red….with murder!
You will enjoy hanging out with Maggie and her friends and family. She is just your typical worship leader and homeschool mom. Except for the fact that she is always stumbling upon murder in the most unexpected places.
| Second Chance (Ryan Lock & Ty Johnson Book 8)|
by Sean Black
$0.00, 422 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (87 reviews), #790 in Terrorism Thrillers (Kindle Store)
Winner of the 2018 International Thriller Writers Award (previous winners of an ITW Award include Megan Abbott, Jeffery Deaver, Joseph Finder and Stephen King).
Over the years, former military bodyguard Ryan Lock has made more than his fair share of enemies. It was only a matter of time before one of them came looking for payback . . .
A serial rapist brutally murdered inside California's highest-security prison for women. A frantic gun battle in the middle of downtown Los Angeles. A beautiful, young defense attorney violently abducted from her office.
A series of apparently random events that are anything but.
Someone is hell bent on revenge, and their target's name is Ryan Lock.
Praise for the Ryan Lock series:
"This series is ace!" The Bookseller
"This is a writer, and a hero, to watch." - Geoffrey Wansell, The Daily Mail
"Black's style is supremely slick." - Jeremy Jehu, The Daily Telegraph
| Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes|
by R. Austin Freeman
$0.00, 204 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #9 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
What would you do if you opened a package to find a man's head? What would you do if the headless corpse had been swapped for a case of bullion? What would you do if you knew a brutal murderer was out there, somewhere, and waiting for you? Some people would run. Dr Thorndyke intervenes.
| Caught in the Net (Classics Collection)|
by Emile Gaboriau
$0.00, 248 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #11 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Work form 19th Century French author considered a pioneer of modern detective fiction. Caught in the Net is a masterful detective story, featuring the sublime writing of one of the world's greatest writers of detective fiction, Emile Gaboriau.
| The Wolf & The Greatest Evil (Derek Hazard Book 1)|
by James Evan March
$0.00, 55 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #52 in Pulp Thrillers
When a friend dies under mysterious circumstances on the Greek isle of Biathos, Derek Hazard steps in and discovers that a protected Mafia witness with a million dollar contract on his head is involved. So is a beautiful young woman who may be more than she seems. To complicate matters further, there's an unidentified hired killer on the island - and The Wolf is the prime suspect!
ALSO AVAILABLE: The Wolf & The Deep Blue, #2 in the thrilling Derek Hazard series.
IF YOU'RE SEEKING HIGH ADVENTURE, EXOTIC LOCALES, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, RUTHLESS VILLAINS & THRILLING ESCAPES,
THEN THE DEREK HAZARD STORIES ARE FOR YOU!
JAMES EVAN MARCH is the pseudonym of an author with over 55 novels published by the likes of Signet, HarperCollins and St. Martin's Press.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series of novellas written in the spirit of the authors whose works I grew up reading: John Creasey (The Toff and The Baron), John Buchan and his Richard Hannay novels (including The Thirty-Nine Steps), the Bulldog Drummond stories of Sapper (H.C. McNeile), E.W. Hornung's Raffles stories, not to mention the creation of Hornung's brother-in-law, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, namely the inimitable Sherlock Holmes. Then there was H. Rider Haggard's adventure novels (like King Solomon's Mines), the private eye pulp fiction of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, and of course Leslie Charteris (The Saint). Prior to and during the years I made my living as a novelist I often indulged myself in writing swashbuckling modern adventures of varying lengths that could involve espionage, crime, mystery and suspense, and all involving a character who was a dashing and quite lethal criminal who preyed on other criminals, the bigger the better, and occasionally righting wrongs perpetrated on the innocent. These stories are set in the day before cell phones and laptops, when the hero had only himself to depend on.
BONUS MATERIAL: The Wolf & The Greatest Evil includes a preface describing in detail the career of the protagonist.
| Sins of the Religious|
by Thomas Kennedy
$0.00, 26 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #207 in 45-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
It is a quick in and out burglary, a difficult search but when we find it, we only take what we came for.
The room is austere with a plain brown crucifix on the whitewashed wall over the black quilted bed.
Someone strangled her with affectation, the cord neatly tied in a bow.
There are complications on what should have been a simple job.......
| The Devil's Dance (Bunny Heights Frank Stone Series Book 1)|
by Fingers , Charlie
$0.00, 51 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Hard-Boiled
In the dark wet city of Bunny Heights, a victim takes her last breath in the Bunny Heights Hotel. The killer targets beautiful dancers who dabble in the underworld of the city. Frank Stone must solve the case with his partner without getting swallowed up by the lustful world of alcohol and dancers.
In this fast past tale, you will learn why certain invitations are best left unanswered.
| A Perilous Question: An International Thriller & Crime Novel (Marcie Kane Book 2)|
by Barry Finlay
$0.00, 262 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (33 reviews), #46 in International Mystery & Crime (Kindle Store)
A vacation in Tanzania turns into a rescue operation of two young girls from human trafficking
Marcie Kane, a strong and independent divorced woman, is on vacation in Tanzania, when her enjoyment is shattered: while visiting a dormitory she helped fund, a teenage girl asks her a perilous question – “When are you taking me to America?” Harmless as it may seem, Marcie realizes that, posed to the wrong person, this question could spell disaster for the girl and her friend. Her fears prove to be well founded.
A sophisticated adventure in the midst of organized crime
As Kane discovers, the girls are victims of an international human trafficking ring centered at no place other than her home state of Florida. Her attempts to help, quickly spiral out of control, leading to deadly consequences. All the while, her independence is being challenged by the handsome FBI agent working on the case.
A Perilous Question is a compelling story that will shock and entertain you, by award winning author Barry Finlay, named to the Authors Show’s list of “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” in 2012. It weaves the facts of international human trafficking into a gripping suspense thriller you will not be able to put down.
Get your copy of A Perilous Question now!
| Little God Blues (A Jim Shalabon Mystery Book 1)|
by Jeffrey M Anderson
$0.00, 294 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (21 reviews), #64 in International Mystery & Crime (Kindle Store)
The day the music dies. It’s the day Kirk, the co-leader of The Eyebeams, is found dead in a London alley. An overdose. And that makes no sense to the band’s front man Jim Shalabon. That his best friend is dead. That he’s into drugs.
Drugs have never been Kirk’s scene. But that’s what the autopsy concludes. Jim flies to London dazed and confused. Still trying to make sense of such an inexplicable death. With no distractions apart from the winter chill his one mission is to recreate Kirk’s last days and figure out what happened.
Employing a style and technique that he makes up as he goes along, he works his way into the game, holding his own against dismissive British cops and society lights with secrets to hide. On the way to inventing himself as an investigator he learns more than he ever expected about his dead friend—and even more about himself.
Little God Blues is an “affecting read, at multiple levels, the writing and the characters will stay with you long after you close the book shut.”
| Holmes: The Darlington Substitution (Boro's Greatest Detective Book 4)|
by Melvyn Small
$0.00, 97 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #67 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
“The best novella I have ever read.”
Sherlock Holmes at his irreverent, baffling and wise-cracking best.
With Watson's literary career going from strength to strength, he secures a slot on local radio to publicise his new book. When his interview isn’t aired, he disregards this snub to his confidence as a peculiar but unimportant bend in the path of his literary career.
Sherlock Holmes is not so dismissive. He seizes upon the event and the two set off on another adventure that sees Holmes at the height of his wisecracking, foulmouthed, law disregarding deductive brilliance.
The Darlington Substitution is a retrospective account, occurring during the same time as the adventures chronicled in Holmes Volume 2.
“Fluent, engaging, and with a well-judged balance of wit and humour set against the investigation of a mystery, Small has incorporated the best aspects of Sherlock Holmes while adding his own imaginative twist.” - Bibliomanic
“I giggled from start to finish with the dry humour that rolled off of each page.” - Books from Dusk till Dawn (Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer)
“As an editor, I’m a tough crowd but was soon won over… Rating: 5 out of 5” - Morgen Bailey
“An engaging, humorous and cleverly written mystery.” - Books Life and Everything
“Melvyn Small’s writing is superb.” - Whispering Stories (Amazon Top 500 Reviewer)
| Blue Spanish Sky: A Seth Halliday Novel|
by Bobby Underwood
$0.00, 280 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #50 in Crime Action Fiction (Kindle Store)
The most deeply felt Seth Halliday novel yet begins when Sonny and Seth come across a massacre in the Florida Everglades. But there is also Harry’s missing granddaughter to deal with, which turns into a twisted tale of modern times. The complex and involving novel moves from the Florida Everglades to Key West, Dubrovnik, Las Vegas, Arizona, Paris, Savannah, Georgia, and finally to the Yucatan for a violent and primitive confrontation in the jungle. The complex and involving narrative has an underscore about personal damage and love, and how the two can never be disentangled, not even by death. Thrilling, moving, tragic, heartbreaking yet uplifting, Blue Spanish Sky is the Seth Halliday entry no reader will ever forget.
| Creed: (A Kate Redman Mystery: Book 7) (The Kate Redman Mysteries)|
by Celina Grace
$0.00, 262 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (73 reviews), #1702 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books)
Joshua Widcombe and Kaya Trent were the golden couple of Abbeyford’s School of Art and Drama; good-looking, popular and from loving, stable families. So why did they kill themselves on the grassy stage of the college’s outdoor theatre?
Detective Chief Inspector Anderton thinks there might be something more to the case than a straightforward teenage suicide pact. Detective Sergeant Kate Redman agrees with him, but nothing is certain until another teenager at the college kills herself, quickly followed by yet another death.
Why are the privileged teens of this exclusive college killing themselves? Is this a suicide cluster? As Kate and the team delve deeper into the case, secrets and lies rear their ugly heads and Abbeyford CID are about to find out that sometimes, the most vulnerable people can be the most deadly…
Creed is the seventh in the bestselling Kate Redman Mysteries series, by crime writer Celina Grace.
Praise for The Kate Redman Mysteries from Amazon and Goodreads reviewers:
“One of the best I have read this year. I read about a fourth of the book early in the day, then at bedtime, I thought I would read a bit more before sleep. I finished the book at 5:20 AM. Just could not put it down.”
“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."
| Arsene Lupin|
by Maurice Leblanc
$0.00, 330 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (46 reviews), #47 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Arsene Lupin is a witty confidence man and burglar, the Sherlock Holmes of crime. The poor and innocent have nothing to fear from him; often they profit from his spontaneous generosity. The rich and powerful, and the detective who tries to spoil his fun, however, must beware. They are the target of Arsene's mischief and tomfoolery.
| Cold Winter's Morning - A Gripping British Crime Novel: Can you catch a sociopathic killer hiding in plain sight?|
by Alan Bexley
$0.00, 216 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Detectives
A ruthless killer. A bloody corpse. A determined detective on a mission. Lies and secrets. Can detectives catch a sociopathic slayer hiding in plain sight? A murderer has run down 24-year-old Vicky Crosby, reversing over her body to make sure she is dead. What has Vicky done to deserve such naked aggression?
The crimeOn a dark January morning, a young woman is mown down by a homicidal hit and run driver. Detective sergeant Frank Grey is called to the scene. He looks down at the crushed body. The victim is known to him and has been an unofficial informant. Could this be the reason for her death? He did not know her well, does not know what secrets may be hidden in her background.He and DC Helen Walker have to hunt amongst the shady residents of Whitechapel to find the ruthless killer. They trawl through her life and relationships. Different witnesses give conflicting descriptions of Vicky and her lifestyle.
Can you catch a sociopathic killer hiding in plain sight?
The killer has no empathy for other people, is manipulative, cunning and superficially charming. A combination that makes the detectives' task twice as difficult.
'I don't like anyone being offed without it being absolutely necessary. It brings down the police on all of us. I could do without the damn aggravation.'
'You don't own me. I'll do as I choose.'
Cold Winter's Morning - A gripping British crime novel
A mystery story that horrifies the residents of a small Sussex town. The team of CID officers at Arundel Road need all their skills to identify their quarry.
| Perilous Treasure (Jack Turner Suspense Series Book 4)|
by Dan Walsh
$0.00, 338 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (106 reviews), #660 in Christian Suspense
Young history Professor Jack Turner is settling into his new position at Culpepper University, when he gets a surprise visit from his friend, police Sgt. Joe Boyd. Joe has started a new hobby, a fun pastime that’s also helping him lose some weight — metal detecting. Joe asks if he can do this on Jack’s lakefront property, which includes over a dozen acres of woods. Intrigued by a hobby that combines physical exercise and Jack’s love of history, Jack asks to tag along. Neither man has any idea that this seemingly harmless hobby will cause their paths to cross with a 70-year-old mystery involving tragedy, smuggling, multiple murders and stolen Nazi loot. It’s just an innocent hobby Jack tells his wife, Rachel. Really, what could go wrong?
| Cyclone: A Linear Tactical Romantic Suspense Standalone|
by Janie Crouch
$0.00, 278 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (350 reviews), #42 in Medical Romance (Kindle Store)
"One rule," he said against her lips.
"Anything makes you nervous, brings back bad memories--you tell me right away. You don't try to power through anything. We go as slow as you need."
Meet Zac Mackay. Military codename: Cyclone.
He's a widower, a protector, a hero.
And the person who could destroy Anne's life.
Doctor Anne Griffin is back in Oak Creek, Wyoming, only because she has no other options. Here, she was always the shy, stuttering girl, invisible to everyone.
Except Zac. The very reason she left in the first place.
Zac's years in Special Forces taught him survival skills, and he's created a company--Linear Tactical--to teach those skills to others, so they never have to live in fear.
Then why is Annie, the last person he'd ever want to hurt, afraid of him?
Zac's determined to wipe the fear from the eyes of the woman who has never been far from his mind. And fix the mistakes--his mistakes--that put that look there in the first place.
But a predator has set his sights on Annie. And now survival skills will become much more than lessons...
CYCLONE is a stand-alone steamy romantic suspense, set in the LINEAR TACTICAL series. Meet the former military men of Linear Tactical, and the women who bring them to their knees: The strongest fall the hardest.
A "less-steamy" version of this book (same great story but with toned down language and sensual scenes) is available on Janie's website: janiecrouch .com ~ If you like the heat level of Janie's Harlequin Intrigue books, you'll love the "less-steamy" version of the Linear Tactical series!
| The Women On Retford Drive (Dancing Hills Series Book 1)|
by Alretha Thomas
$0.00, 355 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (51 reviews), #1 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
Julia Pritchard, an aging sitcom star making a comeback, and her stepdaughter, Blythe Pritchard, an aspiring attorney, form a pact to start fresh and pursue their dreams. But their plans go awry when Keith Pritchard, Julia’s soon-to-be ex-husband and Blythe’s father, goes missing and is presumed dead, the day they plan to move out of his mansion.
The women are filled with bittersweet emotions when they consider the idea that Keith, a tycoon and functional alcoholic, could be out of their lives for good. Moreover, they fear the police will name them as persons of interest because of the abuse they suffered at Keith’s hands. Julia believes Keith hasn’t met with foul play but orchestrated his own disappearance, hoping the women will be blamed. However, Blythe believes her father is dead. When the police reveal a damning piece of evidence, which could result in one of them being charged with Keith’s possible murder, they join forces to find out what happened to him. Did one of the women go off script and kill Keith, or is another agenda at play, unbeknownst to the women and the police, that’s far more sinister?
| Deep Fire Rise|
by Jon Gosch
$0.00, 232 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (21 reviews), #13 in Historical Literary Fiction
2019 Spur Award Finalist for Best Western Contemporary Novel
"The greatest geological event of our times finally has the novel it deserves."
--Robert Michael Pyle, 2x Washington State Book Award winner and author of Wintergreen and Where Bigfoot Walks
It is 1980 and Deputy Wilson has been banished to a backwoods district in the shadow of Mount St. Helens. His duty is to protect a humble rural populace from the miscreants and misfits who lurk at this fringe of society – an all-too-human cast of white supremacists, PCP brewers, Sasquatch hunters, and hermetic schizophrenics.
That spring the volcano awakens from its long dormancy. Earthquakes rock the locals in their beds. Plumes of ash blot out the sun. Amidst the rising threat of eruption, a horrific act of bloodshed will propel Deputy Wilson to the very flanks of the smoking volcano on a mission that blurs the line between justice and vengeance.
A genre-defying blend of mystery and history, Deep Fire Rise is also an homage to the everyday heroism of a profession so often maligned in America today. Dark yet tender, comedic yet sincere, this carefully crafted novel builds into a climax as shocking and unforgettable as the events of May 18, 1980.
More praise for Deep Fire Rise:
“Deep Fire Rise is a murder mystery, a character study, and a depiction of place that builds in tension like a swelling volcano. Having covered the eruption of Mount St. Helens as a journalist and ridden with Clark County deputies, I can testify just how impressively Jon Gosch has captured that time and culture.”
--William Dietrich, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and NY Times bestselling author of the Ethan Gage adventure series
"For every one hundred authors . . . there is one Jon Gosch."
--Jordan Nailon, The Chronicle
“Jon Gosch’s Deep Fire Rise rings with authenticity. The intimate, complicated, and downright strange relationships amongst the people in these small towns are pitch perfect, as is the music of the dialogue and rhythms of the prose.”
--Bruce Holbert, 2015 Washington State Book Award Winner of The Hour of Lead
"A bright young talent is on display in this vivid, avant-garde take on our local lore."
--Michael Gurian, NY Times bestselling author of The Wonder of Boys
"Deep Fire Rise perfectly captures the world of Mount St. Helens at its most terrifying moment. A magnificent read."
--Terry Trueman, Printz Honor author of Stuck in Neutral
| Game Master|
by D H Sidebottom
$0.00, 196 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (20 reviews), #133 in Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Dr Vanessa Griffiths wakes the morning after her thirty-first birthday in an old abandoned hospital with no memory of the previous night.
However, she’s not alone.
A man is tied to a chair with a bomb strapped to him. Her brother is bound to another chair with a timer above him. And the Game Master is about to push her to her limits and change her life forever.
Vanessa must move quickly if she’s to play his first game and free both men.
But this is just the beginning. Game One.
As Vanessa and her new friend, Caelan, become ensnared in the Game Master’s sick game of riddles, quests, and strength, they soon find out that there’s more than just secrets and lies hidden behind each trial.
The Game Master only plays by his rules. And they are about to find out exactly what happens if they deviate from them.
Eight lives to save.
It’s time to play The Game.
| Sheridan: Breaking Ground|
by James Rogers
$0.00, 342 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #11 in Crime Thrillers (Kindle Store)
When an elderly woman is found dead, the apparent victim of a brutal axe murder, rookie police officer Terrence Washburn is sent to investigate. He soon finds the small town harbors dark secrets that put his life in danger.
Hank, a decorated war veteran who was dishonorably discharged, makes it his mission to uncover the truth of his mother's death. Terrence soon finds himself and the woman he loves on a collision course with Hank and his heavily armed followers. Will Terrence solve the murder, or will he be the next victim?
| Undisclosed: A Tale of Love and Deceit|
by DeiIra Smith-Collard
$0.00, 223 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (19 reviews), #8 in African American Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
What happens when the past collides with the present?
Kyra escaped New Orleans burning bridges and harboring secrets. Determined to create her perfect life she finds her dream man. And now she lives a life of comfort and convenience as the wife of a high powered Texas attorney. But Kyra’s perfect life is about to get turned upside down when her web of lies and deceit return in the form of Redd.
Lawrence "Redd" Richardson a hustler and man on a mission. Katrina and the FEDs devoured his life in New Orleans and he heads to Houston ready to shatter Kyra’s life created with smoke and mirrors to get his life and enterprise back on track. To take back what’s rightfully his.
There's just one problem: their undeniable attraction.
Kyra soon finds she's falling again for the smooth talking hustler she was determined to leave behind. Redd’s not impressed by her luxury cars or mansion. He’s prepared to conquer and destroy by any means necessary. And soon she finds that her carefully orchestrated reality is unraveling fast.
How far is Kyra willing to go to protect her secrets? And when Redd threatens her “perfect” life she is left with one choice: play him or get played. Which will she choose?
Undisclosed is a sexy romantic read full of suspense and heat. Its too hot for tv and too hot to miss. CAUTION this story is not for the faint of heart, read at your own risk. Buy your copy and learn just how dirty Kyra intends to play this game, even if it means everybody might get played.
| #0001 Knocked Out (PAVAD: FBI Case Files Book 1)|
by Calle J. Brookes
$0.00, 74 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #423 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
Every unit of the FBI has those cases that just make an agent think, make them feel, and make them wonder why people treat others the way they do. PAVAD—the Prevention & Analysis of Violent Acts Division of the FBI—was no different. This was one of those cases. Members of the Complex Crimes Unit Team Three, one of the best FBI investigative teams in the nation, had to stop a stalker before he destroys one Texas family from within.
Gillian Birch was a successful children’s book novelist and part-time librarian. She’d never hurt anyone, never done anything to draw the attention of an obsessive madman. But what he’d threatened to do to her terrified her and she had no one else to turn to but the police. They’d called in the PAVAD division of the FBI.
But could Team Three stop the stalker, before he harmed Gillian? Team Three wasn’t so sure…
Case File #0001 is the first in a series of mystery novellas featuring characters from the PAVAD: FBI Romantic Suspense series. These novellas feature complete suspense stories and can be read in any order.
| Overdose (Ash Suspense Thrillers with a Dash of Romance Book 3)|
by Uvi Poznansky
$0.00, 196 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #17 in Physician & Patient Healing
Months after recovering from coma, Ash discovers that the man who performed her brain surgery has a questionable medical experience and a dark past, starting with his medical mission in India ten years ago and ending just recently, with his wife’s suicide. Should Ash expose him, at the risk of becoming vulnerable to his revenge?
In an attempt to learn more, Ash goes on a date with him. When the waitress drops a pink cellphone into her hand, she is hit by a bullet. On the cellphone are his wife’s last words. “Perhaps you have the urge to shut me off, or at least to ignore what I’m about to say. But listen you must, because even if you don’t believe it, you’re already much too close to danger… Neil is my undoing. Make sure he isn’t yours.”
| Operation Shadow Box (Last Chance Series Book 1)|
by Jennifer Haynie
$0.00, 378 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #11 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
How do your bosses reward you for thwarting a kidnapping of the president’s daughter? Former Secret Service Agent Victor Chavez knows all too well. Despite his bravery, he loses his career and his fiancée. Now he works in private security as he struggles through his grief alone. Then Victor receives an offer from his best friend, FBI Special Agent Gary Walton—lead a covert operations team called Shadow Box. Victor jumps at the opportunity.
Deborah Fields, Delta Force widow, mother of four children, and part-time marriage counselor, has found a new calling as a civilian web hunter for the FBI. She spends lonely hours tracking Murdock, a man responsible for the deaths of several undercover agents. When Deborah’s cover gets blown, Victor and the Shadow Box team take her into hiding. She’s out of harm’s way—maybe.
While at Shadow Box’s headquarters, a friendship springs up between Victor and Deborah. He finds a safe place to grieve and ask questions. She discovers a new form of companionship. When Murdock’s handlers uncover Shadow Box’s location and close in, Victor will do anything to protect Deborah and her children—even die.
| Panama Deception (Unit 28 Series Book 1)|
by Jennifer Haynie
$0.00, 431 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #6 in Crime Fiction (Kindle Store)
Alex Thornton is a disgraced former covert operative who struggles to redefine herself and put the events that led to her downfall in the past.
Jabir al-Omri is her former comrade who abandoned Alex four years before in her moment of greatest need and now grapples with his hidden love for her as well as the guilt and remorse of a torn friendship.
When Melanie, Alex’s best friend from high school and guest of honor for a vacation in Costa Rica, fails to meet her and two classmates at the airport in Costa Rica, they journey to Panama to find her, only to discover she’s fallen prey to kidnappers.
Now, Alex must join forces with Jabir, who finds himself trapped in a web of lies as he struggles to carry out his mission for the CIA while regaining Alex’s trust. Their race against the clock to save Melanie before it’s too late leads them into danger that not only threatens to destroy their restored friendship but also Alex and the lives of her friends.
Alex and Jabir must contend with many struggles:
-Working a job that requires compromises in morals.
-Redefining a life torn apart by doing the right thing.
-Forgiving a betrayal.
-Longing for the opportunity to right a wrong.
They face a choice. Do they turn to God? Or do they continue to run under their own strength?
| Side Chicks And Sugar Babies: Part 1|
$0.00, 243 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #2 in African American Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
Meet Lori, Fancy, Kristi and Aja, your new favorite reality show stars. Living their entire adult lives as sugar babies, these four ladies believe they have stumbled upon the opportunity of a lifetime. When a huge TV production company offers them a role, front and center, for their new reality show “Sugar Babies”, all four girls jump on board. Expecting this to be all fun and games and using it as a boost for their brand, company or to pick up new men, they find out far too soon that this life comes with more downs than ups.
When things take a turn for the worse and they want out, they quickly learn it’s not that simple. Fires and fights, grief and guilt, money and misery, deaths and disloyalty, what have these girls got themselves into? And most importantly, how the hell will they get out of it?
| Out of the Ashes: Thriller Suspense Series (Stephanie Chalice Thrillers Book 7): Stephanie Chalice Thrillers|
by Lawrence Kelter
$0.00, 234 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (13 reviews), #2 in International Mystery & Crime (Kindle Store)
OVER 1,000,000 series copies sold
"Lawrence Kelter is an exciting new novelist, who reminds me of an early Robert Ludlum.
"Kelter is a master, pure and simple."
—The Kindle Book Review
“Chalice’s acerbic repartee is like an arsenal of nuclear missiles.”
Chalice and Mather, two brave cops, attempt to return to active duty after their lives have been turned upside down by catastrophic events. Their boss tosses the newly paired team a slow-roller, giving them time to warm up to one another, a case that quickly and unexpectedly transforms into something much bigger. All of the assumptions they made at the onset are quickly proven false. What starts out as a homicide quickly blossoms into an international manhunt. There’s far more at stake than meets the eye, and what they don’t know could most certainly cost them their lives.
| The Kabbalistic Murder Code: Mystery & International Conspiracies (Historical Crime Thriller Book 1)|
by Nathan Erez
$0.00, 350 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (169 reviews), #15 in Historical Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
The Kabbalistic Murder Code is an original and innovative Israeli thriller that was written for all those having an interest in Kabbalah. It incorporates two seemingly unconnected elements: a string of strange murders and the deciphering of ancient Kabbalistic texts, along with their hidden and mystical meanings.
A professor from Jerusalem, an expert in decoding ancient Hebrew manuscripts, is hired to carry out a mysterious task, one that sends him to three continents. He becomes entangled in a web of murders that leave him deeply puzzled. However, he quickly discovers that if he does not succeed in deciphering the enigmatic manuscripts, through his in-depth knowledge of Kabbalah, the lives of many people - including his own family - will be endangered.
Interwoven within this exciting tale are curious passages reviewing the many conquests that the city of Jerusalem has endured during its long history. Their relevance and significance become clear only at the end of the book.
The Kabbalistic Murder Code is an exciting and fast-paced thriller. Thanks to its unique structure and enriching subject matter (the secret wisdom of Kabbalah), you simply cannot put it down. The drama’s surprising solution integrates Kabbalistic elements and weaves the whole to a magical picture, leaving the reader almost breathless. It has been translated to date into four languages.
Scroll up and grab a copy today.
| The Little Spanish Girl|
by Ales Matko
$0.00, 179 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #654 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
The daughter of a notorious gangster vanishes without a trace and it’s up to detective Emmanuel Klauder to get to the bottom of it. Escorted by a local police inspector, Klauder ventures into the gangster's heavily guarded settlement and begins conducting his investigation. But between the dark secrets of the master and the skeletons hidden in the closets of a whole set of other fickle characters, the truth lays buried under layer upon layer of conspiracy and deceit ... Some mysteries are better left unsolved.
| Bittersweet Motives (Serena Manchester Book 2)|
by Tyora Moody
$0.00, 196 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #1 in African American Christian Fiction (Kindle Store)
Former reporter Serena “Rena” Manchester has transitioned into her new career as a private detective. The Clayton Matthews Law firm sends a few investigations her way that pay the bills, though the work is hardly exciting. However, a shift occurs one day while she is taking photos of a prominent businessman, Edwin Peters, with his young mistress. When the woman shows up dead, Serena has no doubt that Edwin Peters is the prime suspect.
A monkey wrench is thrown at her theory when Serena realizes her client, Mrs. Judith Peters, has just as much motive to kill the young woman. Rena is going to need her hard-nosed tactics to find a murderer because the suspects keep piling up. Which one of these people succeeded in killing the troubled woman?
As the investigation heats up, Serena decides to keep the love-of-her-life, Minister Trey Evans, at a comfortable friends-only distance. Will she finally push him away forever?
| A Breck Death (Jill Quint, MD, Forensic Pathologist Series Book 3)|
by Alec Peche
$0.00, 260 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #99 in Women Sleuths (Kindle Store)
Snow skiing through the trees is usually fun and quiet; so quiet that it's a great place for murder..
Dr. Jill Quint, a private forensic pathologist is back in book #3 of the series. By day she is a wine grower in the central valley of California. The man in her life, Nathan is a world renowned wine label artist. After leaving her job as a medical examiner for the government, she operates a new business as a pathology consultant to look into the cause of death of the recently dead. Her reputation in the past year has been growing as her cases have become more dangerous to her and her team.
This time she has been called in to consult on the death of a skier at a resort in Colorado. The skier’s partner has been told that he likely died of natural causes from a heart attack by the rescue squad that found him on a ski slope. Since the skier is a tri-athlete with no history of heart problems, the partner finds it hard to believe. Both Jill and the Colorado Medical Examiner arrive at a new mode of death - Homicide.
Subsequently, Jill and her team are hired to look into the skier’s death. The skier was the CEO of a Biotech company. Had the CEO discovered some problems with the company’s products?
Can Jill and her team avoid becoming victims of winter hazards thanks to a couple of computer hackers when the killer sights a new target of Jill and her team? Set in the high elevation of a Colorado ski resort, enjoy finding out just how deadly the winter can be!
| A Lady and Gentleman in Black: Winner Mystery/Thriller Category 2018 BookLife Prize (Ann Yang Mysteries Book 2)|
by Kelly Jameson
$0.00, 509 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #588 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
A LADY AND GENTLEMAN IN BLACK named the Finalist in the BookLife Prize Mystery/Thriller category 2018
"This is a fascinating and intriguing twist on the crime genre. Modern-day murder is blended with historical detail and the rich cultural background of Rembrandt’s work. The prose is engaging, the narrative voice is strong, and the plot is compelling." — Adam Croft
From The Booklife Prize:
Jameson delivers a sophisticated mystery that includes a titillating breadcrumb trail of clues and doesn’t refrain from horrific crime scene descriptions. There is no “downtime” for Ann Yang and her steadfast team—or for a bloodthirsty and creatively deranged murderer. Past lives and a very creepy ancestral histories are presented through a series of illuminating flashbacks and journal entries that inventively serve to reveal the facts of the case.
Alluring detail and morbidly hilarious moments fill this voice-driven mystery; Jameson’s writing is sharp, witty, and evocative, while the integration of journal entries offers rich narrative texture.
Jameson gifts readers with an art history-infused narrative that breaks the mystery genre mold as a mad painter descends into darkness. The riveting novel will appeal to both mystery moguls and history buffs alike.
Jameson fleshes out the novel’s characters with meticulous focus, whether they are agents in the field or behind-the-scenes, corpses on the table or in the history records, or a killer establishing a cryptic legacy. Readers are exposed to a multitude of unique backstories that contextualize the criminal acts at the heart of the story.
Kelly Jameson’s A Lady and Gentleman in Black is a riveting, blood-curdling mystery, replete with exciting red herrings, that will appeal to both fans of the genre, as well as those intrigued by art history.
| Laura and The Jaguar Prophecy (Laura Electa Valencia Adventures Book 1)|
by Anton Swanepoel
$0.00, 226 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (13 reviews), #92 in International Mystery & Crime (Kindle Store)
What if you fell in love with the person you were hired to kill?
An ancient secret, with untold power, lies in the heart of a vast jungle; its whereabouts lost…until now.
For years, international spies, operatives with a taste for blood, have sought a mystical relic, a treasure, and with it knowledge that could destroy the world. As unsolved murders ring the globe, an unsuspecting woman,Laura Electa Valencia, tries desperately to escape her own troubles: the brutal, unexplained death of her parents, an abusive ex-boyfriend, and the loss of her job at the local library.
On a cruise, charted for exotic locations and unknown love, Laura is catapulted to the heart of intrigue, with deadly consequences. The demur librarian, baffled by the turn of events, skirts near-death and descends into a sphere of deceit, where even the dead cannot be trusted. Unbeknownst to Laura, she is the key, and every nation on earth would kill to have her.
From the first to the last page, this is a novel filled with excitement, chicanery, romance, and a body count that puts 007 to shame. Travel to far-away lands, well known to the author, and walk actual ruins in search of riches and awesome power. Adventure awaits…explore the road less traveled and discover The Jaguar Prophecy.
If you want a heart pounding adventure full of action and romance, then this book is for you.
Get Your copy today
| THE CRYING STONES [The Lucinda Legacy]|
by Robert Mitchell
$0.00, 349 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #59 in Historical Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
DIAMONDS – EIGHT MILLION DOLLAR’S WORTH. ARE THEY STILL WAITING IN THEIR SECRET PLACE?
It was the Japanese Zeroes which brought terror and death and destruction to the peaceful pearling town of Broome in 1942. It was the partners on the pearl lugger Lucinda who found the lone aircraft shot down by the Zeros, and the diamonds. It was the diamonds which viciously dissolved that partnership and allowed themselves to be hidden in the secret place. And now the sons of those partners each race to claim those diamonds, the crying stones. With mistrust fighting hate, and with anger curbed by greed, the sons race across the great dry continent of Australia towards their legacy, towards Broome. But only one can win the prize. Do the stones still weep for the dead and for those soon to be dead?
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.
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.
There are two Reddit groups that regularly have free Kindle books listed:Kindle Freebies
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 Science Fiction was an American digest-size science fiction magazine, published from 1950 to 1980, and they are now offered free online:https://archive.org/details/galaxymagazine?sort=-date
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.