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A Stoneybrook Mystery Collection: A Cozy Mystery Box Set Books 1-3
by Eryn Scott
$0.00, 602 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (193 reviews), #54 in Mystery Anthologies
Even small towns have secrets ...

A Crafty Crime: Book 1

Hadley James is finally living the life she's always wanted: making jam and selling it at the local farmers market. When the local knitting store owner asks her to cat-sit, Hadley doesn’t give it a second thought. What could go wrong? A lot, apparently. Suddenly, her simple cat-sitting job has turned into a murder investigation and life no longer seems so perfect.
Her twin brother, a deputy sheriff, is on the case but they’ve always done everything together and she can’t help but get involved. Plus, it’s much easier for Hadley to infiltrate the local knitting club than it is for her brother.
Following a trail of crafty clues, the James twins learn that their sleepy town might be harboring more darkness than they could’ve imagined.

A Fresh Kill: Book 2

There's nothing like the Stoneybrook farmers market in summer. Fresh flowers, organic veggies, delicious jams ... and a dead body. When an outsider turns up murdered, all of the evidence points to his rival, Stoneybrook's beloved florist.
Unable to believe a pillar of their community could be guilty of such a heinous crime, Hadley dives head-first into the investigation. Sure, she's busy looking for a new house, running her business, and dealing with her ex--who's back in town--but Hadley is determined to find the truth before the wrong man goes to jail.

A Sweet Death: Book 3

When a local teen goes missing, the town of Stoneybrook fears the worst.
Hadley is sure Miranda’s disappearance has nothing to do with the drug dealer who was found dead in Cascade Ridge. The charming, candy-shop cashier is entirely too sweet to get involved in any of that. But when the clues pile up, Hadley can’t help but draw parallels.
Suddenly autumn isn’t feeling like the cozy season Hadley loves, and the clock is ticking faster than the leaves are falling.
Every moment counts in a missing persons case, but whom do you suspect when the victim is beloved by all?
Or is she?

Each Stoneybrook Mystery comes with two canning recipes from Food in Jars creator, Marisa McClellan! Enjoy!

Purrfectly Deadly (The Mysteries of Max Book 2)
by Nic Saint
$0.00, 218 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (210 reviews), #1 in Traditional Detective Mysteries
This feline sleuth is up to his whiskers in murder

When famous eighties pop star John Paul George is found floating face down in his pool, Hampton Cove’s premier sleuthing tabby Max and his feline friends are on the case. Soon they’re chasing leads and following clues, helping their human Odelia Poole, reporter for the Hampton Cove Gazette, solve the murder.

Meanwhile, new cop in town Chase Kingsley has his own problems to deal with. An old scandal threatens to get him kicked off the force. And even though Odelia and Chase don’t always see eye to eye, she decides to help him clear his name, even if it means keeping Chase’s cat Brutus, Max’s self-declared nemesis, in town.

Soon Max is up to his whiskers in drug dealers, boy toys, disgruntled ex-wives and even more drug dealers, all while competing with Brutus for the title of Hampton Cove’s one and only ‘true detective.’ Will the feline sleuths save the day? And will they finally get a taste of John Paul George’s famous cat pâté? Find out in Purrfectly Deadly, the second book in the humorous cat mystery series The Mysteries of Max.

Halloween Loooong Dog: Funny Adventure of a Cutest Dachshund - Children's Picture Book for Kids Ages 3 to 5, Preschool Rhyming Story, Kindergarten (Loooong Dog's Adventures 2)
by Jessica Neal
$0.00, 34 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (120 reviews), #1 in Children's Religious Books

Hello, my friends!

Let’s go trick-or-treating!

A new exciting story about the adventures of a loooong dog.

For one little Dachshund, Halloween just can’t come quickly enough. It’s his favorite holiday and he’s ready to go out Trick-or-Treating and, finding an old sheet in the cupboard, he gets his owner to make it into a scary ghost costume, so he can join in the fun.

Outside, the streets and houses are decorated with carved out pumpkins, lanterns and scary bats flitting around. There are children dressed in costumes, going to all the doors in the neighborhood to get treats of all sorts.

But what will the funny little dog get when he goes to his first door? Is there a tasty treat or a sneaky trick lying in wait?

This charming children’s story is perfect for ages 3 – 7 and is told in fun rhymes. Complete with lovely full-color images on each page, this is sure to become a firm bedtime favorite for you and your child as you follow one little dog on his very own Halloween adventure.

Shadow Dance: What Really Happened The Night She Died?
by Sandy Hill
$0.00, 148 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (52 reviews), #54 in Cozy Mystery
Melisande is only 11 years old when she finds her mother, a ballroom dancer, dead at the foot of the stairs in their North Carolina home. Melisande’s memory of what happened that December night is foggy. As time goes by, the gap in her knowledge and the half-remembered images from childhood continue to haunt her. Finally, driven, she returns, years later, to the scene to discover more about who her mother was and to search for new clues to the mystery. What she finds out shocks her and leads to an agonizing, life-altering decision. Also by Sandy Hill: "The Friends of Flat Flora," the Erin Markham murder mysteries series, and historical novels “Tangled Threads,” “Bonds of Courage,” “Delia and Kate,” and “The Blue Car.”

Annabelle Archer Collection Books 1-4
by Laura Durham
$0.00, 658 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (34 reviews), #2 in Mystery Anthologies
“This series is the perfect marriage between romance and wit.”-Mystery Scene Magazine
A sparkling 4-book collection of wedding cozies from an Agatha award-winning series.

Annabelle Archer is D.C.’s premier wedding planner for happy couples and marital bliss… until a string of murders puts a bloody blemish on her otherwise spotless record. In all her years in the marriage business, she’s never confronted a wedding day disaster as daunting as her guest list’s climbing death rate. Armed with nothing but her impeccable taste and an eye for detail, she’s determined to take down any killer who dares to ruin her client’s big day.

From socialite circles to catering kitchens to drag queen competitions, there’s no place Annabelle won’t go to bring the culprits to justice. With danger lurking behind every picture-perfect gazebo, Annabelle must catch the culprits or the next ceremony she’ll attend will be her own funeral.

Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Box Set contains three books and one novella from an award-winning cozy mystery series as well as two never-seen-before BONUS epilogues. If you like lighthearted humor, eccentric characters, and a peek behind the veil of high-society wedding celebrations, then you’ll love Laura Durham’s bridal bonanza.

Contains the books:

PLUS 2 Never-Seen-Before Bonus Epilogues!

What Ever Happened to Heather?
by Ann O'Leary
$0.00, 322 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (91 reviews), #3 in Psychiatric Nursing

Based on a true event, an incredible tale of a woman locked up in a psychiatric ward against her will and a daughter who refuses to give up searching for her.

When Mattie McAllister was eight years old, her father told her that her mother, Heather, had died while a patient at Milledgeville asylum. A father wouldn’t lie about such a thing, or would he?

Mattie and her brother are put into foster care by their uncaring father and manage to survive until rescued by their Aunt Tess. After Mattie completes her degree in nursing, she decides to take a job as a psychiatric nurse on the new crisis stabilization unit at Milledgeville asylum, the place where she believes her mother died. She meets an assortment of unlikely characters hired to work on the new unit: an erratic supervisor, a cute ex-Dominican monk, and a beautiful clinical social worker who has terrible luck with men.

At the same time Mattie is adjusting to her new job, Heather is living on Ward A, the worst regressed women’s ward in the entire hospital. She sleeps in a dorm along with ninety other women, most of whom are psychotic. She does have one good friend, Lucinda, also completely sane, and their friendship keeps Heather grounded during the most trying of circumstances.

Mattie had been told her mother died at Milledgeville, but she has always wondered what caused her death. Did she have a rare genetic illness? or perhaps she had an accident? Tuberculosis was rampant in the hospital in 1958, the year her mother was admitted. Did she succumb to it?

When Mattie learns there are old ledgers in the hospital library, she visits the library and pores over them until she finds Heather’s name. She is astonished to discover her mother had not been classified as dead, and was never discharged—no, she is very much alive! But what ever has happened to her? Where can she be? All traces of her have disappeared. There are more than 12,000 patients in the mammoth hospital. The search is on!

What Ever Happened to Heather looks at the heartbreak caused by mental illness, the value of women’s friendships, and the long-term effects of grief and loss—and there is a reminder that for every wrongdoing, every act causing another person suffering or misfortune, karma is patiently waiting, right around the corner.

The Heathcliff Lennox Series: Books 1 & 2: 1920s Country House Murder Mysteries: Perfect Fireside Reading
by Karen Baugh Menuhin
$0.00, 411 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (53 reviews), #28 in Historical Mysteries

2 Book set - Downton Abbey meets Agatha Christie with a touch of Wodehouse and a dog of distinction.

What readers are saying... Couldn't put it down'. Humorous - did I say humorous?' 'And there's even a dog!' 'Cozy murder mystery at its best!' 'Love the setting, old country house, eccentric guests, snow and murder'. 'It's always the last one you thought - who dun it!

Book 1: Murder at Melrose Court is the first book in the Heathcliff Lennox series.
It's 1920 and Christmas is coming. Major Lennox finds a body on his doorstep - why on his doorstep? Was it to do with the Countess? Was it about the ruby necklace? Lennox goes to Melrose Court home to his uncle, Lord Melrose, to uncover the mystery. But then the murders begin and it snows and it all becomes very complicated....

Book 2: The Black Cat Murders is the second book in the Heathcliff Lennox series.
Who killed Sir Crispin Gibbons? A wedding invitation and news of mischief that could be murder, takes Lennox to the Earl of Bloxford's country pile. He soon finds himself in a world of purloined artworks, forgeries and a priceless Bloxford Beauty. But who are the Bloxford Beauties? And why are they the focal point around which swirls death?Lennox must confront life-long friends, unscrupulous artists and dealers to finally unravel a plot so complex that even his old adversary, Chief Inspector Swift of Scotland Yard, is befuddled.

Amazon Reviews

Old Bindlestiff 5.0 out of 5 stars
Rollicking good read
Intelligent and engaging protagonist surrounded by an unusual collection of eccentric suspects. A good book for a cold evening with the cat in your lap and a suitable libation at your elbow.

Sudha Raghavan 5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the most riveting mystery novels
Like other reviewers have said, it is Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle etc rolled into this novel. The Russian Revolution throws in an added twist.

Cathy Holmes 5.0 out of 5 stars
Delightful main character, dry humor, and detailed historical settings Did I say humorous? I hope this is the first of many.

Cheryl Leaf 5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best books I have read in a long time. The writing is witty and laugh out loud funny. Major Lennox is part genius and part goofball.

Kindle Reader Ann 5.0 out of 5 stars
Menuhin is close to genius.
Although I buy way too many Kindle books, and generally enjoy them greatly, I am far too slothful to write reviews. However, I simply had to make an exception for MURDER AT MELROSE COURT. A brilliant work! Witty, sardonic, sweet, clever. Wonderful plot, superb characters, very very clever, hilarious and touching at the same time. This work compares well with the British classics of the golden age. I hope that the author will continue to delight us with many more Lennox mysteries of this exceptional caliber.

Rick Wilson 4.0 out of 5 stars
Well-structured, very period correct, with cleverly drawn characters.
Mrs. Menuhin has produced a thoroughly enjoyable, clever, highly engaging story. Peopled with both likable and despicable characters.

Enchanted Island Mysteries : Serena & Grant
by Jenna St. James
$0.00, 159 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #19 in Occult Horror

A Bakery Owner and Part-Time Deputy

A New Detective With a Secret

A Magical Island Where Supernaturals Live

The first two stories: Secrets, Soul Cakes, & Murder and Yule Time Murder were in previous anthologies. The third story, A Deadly Homecoming, is BRAND NEW and will answer all questions and bring closure.

Secrets, Soul Cakes, & Murder: When witch, Serena Spellburn, finds a dead body in her garden, the new non-supernatural detective to Enchanted Island, Grant Wolfe, is sure Serena or her best friend, Tamara, are involved. Hoping to clear their name, Serena does some sleuthing of her own at the Samhain Celebration and slowly narrows down suspects. When the killer is finally pinned down, will Grant open his eyes and heart to the supernatural island around him and take Serena up on her offer to help? Or will his close-mindedness leave him powerless against the supernatural forces seeking to kill him and Serena?

Yule Time Murder: When witch, Serena Spellburn, discovers both a dead body and the theft of a beloved family heirloom, she has no choice but to help Detective Wolfe uncover who the culprit is—after all, she’s the best insight Detective Wolfe has into the long-standing family feud going back three centuries. Can the killer be captured and the beloved Yule Log returned in time for the town’s Yule celebration?

A Deadly Homecoming: When witch, Serena Spellburn, witnesses three people threaten physical harm to Grover Burns, she's concerned...but when Aunt Serenity hex's Gover Burns and he turns up dead the next day, she terrified. Serena joins up with Detective Grant Wolfe and sets out to clear Aunt Serenity's good name and find out who really killed Grover Burns. But the dynamic duo needs to hurry...there's a full moon coming, and Detective Grant Wolfe is about to learn his family's big secret. When Shayla shows up on the island to help clear her mom's name, will she be in time to help Serena and Grant, or will it be a deadly homecoming for Shayla?

unravel (Burt Bigsley Mystery Book 2)
by Jason Deas
$0.00, 243 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #21 in Private Investigator Mysteries
Retired art teacher turned private investigator, Burt Bigsley, is once again called into action to aid the local police as they hunt for a killer.

The Calypso Carnival rolls into the laid back town of Blue Ridge, Georgia ready to amuse. But instead of thrills, it brings a chilling murder. The carnivals’ owner and resident fortune teller is implicated in the murder when tarot cards are found at the crime scene along with a nearly decapitated body.

To further complicate the investigation, a patient escapes from the mental institution overlooking the scenic town. At the request of his imaginary friend, the young man is on a mission to harness his demons.

Burt spins into action as he continues to hone his newfound skills tracking down yet another killer.

Mystic Mayhem (Mystic Isle Mysteries Book 1)
by Sally J. Smith
$0.00, 201 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (142 reviews), #17 in Women Sleuths
From the USA Today bestselling writing team of Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens comes a hilarious first book in a brand new mystery series that will keep you guessing until the end...

Melanie Hamilton is not your average artist. She brings home the bacon by inking tattoos at New Orleans's Mansion at Mystic Isle, a resort in the middle of the bayou that caters to fans of the peculiar and paranormal, but her true passion comes alive when she volunteers restoring Katrina-ravaged landmarks. Between her day job, her restoration work, and selling her paintings in Jackson Square, Mel's life is more hectic than Bourbon Street on Fat Tuesday. But when a guest of the resort, a millionaire's widow, is poisoned, and Melanie's close friend is arrested for the murder, things go from hectic to downright dangerous.

Mel joins forces with the resort's delish manager, Jack Stockton, to prove her friend's innocence. Soon they find themselves dealing with séances, secret passages, the ghost of the millionaire himself, gators, swamp rats, and a sinister killer who proves that not everything is what it seems in the Louisiana bayou.

Come on along, and get your creep on.

Mystic Isle Mysteries:
Mystic Mayhem (book #1)
Mystic Mojo (shorts story in the Killer Beach Reads collection)
Mystic Mistletoe Murder (book #2)
Mystic Mischief (book #3)
Mystic Deception (book #4)

What critics are saying about Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens:

"A great series and smart plot told at breakneck pace...great characters, sexy, tough, intelligent, and witty....the perfect companion for the beach, planes, trains and everything else in between."
—The New York Journal of Books

"Smart and sassy. Classy with a twist of wry humor and just enough sentiment and romance to reel you in and keep you hanging until the end. Smith and Steffens, partners in crime, have struck gold.
—Kathleen M. Rodgers, author of Johnnie Come Lately and The Final Salute

"Stealing the Moon & Stars is an impossible book to put down. Jordan and Eddie are the best mystery solving duo since Nick and Nora. Is there a fire alarm ringing? Because their relationship is smokin’ hot!”
—Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries and the Library Lover’s Mysteries

"The action and sexual tension are as hot as an Arizona summer. The Shea Investigations team put their lives, and their hearts, on the line in this action-packed crime novel.”
—Lesa's Book Critiques

"This mystery unfolds with humorous zingers. Tingling with sexual tension, this is a satisfying read. I highly recommend it!"
—Nancy Redd, author of The Canyon's Edge

Wine's Up?: A Pet Parrot Cozy (Rosemary Harbor Mystery Book 1)
by Wendy Meadows
$0.00, 104 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (118 reviews), #1 in Amateur Sleuth Mysteries

An amateur sleuth with a new gift basket store, a customer found dead, and a cute police chief who helps solve the murder mystery.

It was an innocent gesture to bring a little spice back to their marriage when Jessica Danver presented a handcrafted gift basket of goodies for herself and her husband, Reginald, to enjoy for date night. They have been struggling with money and regular blow-ups – except this time, one snick of a match to light a candle causes Reginald to go up in flames.

Rumors circulate in the small community of Rosemary Harbor. Was it an accident, or was there more to it? Chief Preston is sent out to investigate: the first step, tracing where the gift basket was purchased.

Sometimes the best cure for a broken heart is a fresh start.

Hillary Sheridan is a widow who has just opened her shop with her daughter, Annabelle, to lead a normal life out of the spotlight after so many years caring for her late husband. Being questioned about a possible murder case is not a welcome she expected. It doesn’t stop her curiosity, especially when the whole town is talking about it – inside and outside – of her shop.

For Chief Preston, everything must be conducted by the book, but Reginald’s past comes back to haunt him. He was a man who had many debts, making investments that his body couldn’t insure.

Debt wreaks havoc with people’s hearts and minds – even to commit the unthinkable. In this cozy mystery, expect more than one blow up!

This cozy mystery is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. It can be read in one to two hours. It is perfect for those moments when you are waiting at an appointment or want to enjoy a quick read.

Bloodbaths and Banana Cake: Cozy Mystery (MURDER IN THE MIX Book 7)
by Addison Moore
$0.00, 176 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (52 reviews), #2 in Cozy Animal Mystery

A baker who sees the dead. One too many suitors.
And a killer. Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.

*A laugh out loud standalone cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore* Each book in the series can be read individually so dive on in!

My name is Lottie Lemon and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owners impending doom.

It turns out, everything I thought I knew about my relationship with the man of my dreams was a lie, so when I’m asked to cater sweet treats to a party honoring a very important judge, of course, I dive right in to get my mind off of things. But when I set up the dessert buffet and spot the ghost of a girl I was accused of killing just last month, I realize this night isn’t going to go off without a homicide in its giddy-up. Try as I might to stop it, another murder strikes our community, and not only am I determined to solve this crime, but I’m determined to heal my broken heart, too. In both cases, it seems I’ve bitten off far more cookie than I can chew.

Lottie Lemon has a brand new bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors, and she has the supernatural ability to see the dead—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.

The Sweet Smell of Murder (A Chocolate Centered Cozy Mystery Book 1)
by Cindy Bell
$0.00, 138 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (141 reviews), #52 in Cozy Culinary Mystery
Ally Sweet is happy to be returning for a short break to the small town where she grew up. She is planning on using the time off to get over her messy divorce and she is looking forward to spending time with her much-loved grandmother and relaxing making chocolates and anything chocolaty.

But then… the delivery driver for her grandmother’s chocolate shop is found murdered. The detectives investigating the crime have a prime suspect, Ally’s high school sweetheart, Brent. Ally believes that Brent would never murder anyone, so with the help of her trusted feline friend, Peaches, she tries to uncover the truth.

The search for the killer leads Ally straight into the line of danger. Will she be able find the murderer before she becomes a victim herself?

Triple Chocolate Muffin Recipe Included!

New Cold War: New Power - Mystery/Adventure/Suspense
by MK Whiting
$0.00, 215 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #22 in Travel Adventure Fiction

New Cold War – New Power

(Mystery/Adventure/Amateur Sleuths)

One person killed, homes ransacked, families displaced, and two individuals are on the run, all because of a 50-year-old library book. Our main characters James Conquest and Lola Kennedy have gotten themselves into something dangerous yet mysterious. Neither of them is willing to back down, they want answers to why someone would kill to protect a secret.

Their adventure takes them across three states in search of answers to who is responsible. Their skills will be needed throughout this adventure to remain on task and one step ahead of those fighting against him. When the truth is revealed they will have to decide to change the world by exposing it or keep it hidden to protect the innocent.

Chocolate Cheesecake & Murder (The Prairie Crocus Cozy Mystery Series Book 2)
by Miranda Brickett
$0.00, 216 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #26 in Cozy Crafts & Hobbies Mystery
Book 2 of the Prairie Crocus Cozy Mystery Series.
Clean, wholesome fun (& murder) for all ages!

Moving to quiet, scenic Prairie Crocus is the best decision Claudia Porter ever made. She’s settling in nicely - until someone from her past shows up unannounced. Suddenly, unresolved issues can no longer be ignored. The next thing Claudia knows, there’s been a murder - and she’s at the center of the scandal. Is her idyllic new life about to be destroyed?

A fun, casual read with a thirty-something amateur sleuth. Set in a charming rural town on the Canadian prairies, this series has quirky characters, no profanity, and plenty of cats. Each book is a full-length, standalone novel.

Murder On Deck: an Alaska cruise novel (Jerria Danson Mysteries Book 2)
by Deb Graham
$0.00, 326 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (28 reviews), #1 in Travel
Oh, not again.
When Jerria and her husband embark on an Alaskan cruise with friends, she can’t wait to enjoy one last vacation before the demands of a big change at home swamp her. But against Alaska’s beauty, passengers begin suffering from a rash of illness that is more than routine seasickness. Jerria suspects they are being systematically poisoned. Can she discover who’s behind the nefarious plan before succumbing to it herself?

Murder On Deck by Deb Graham, author of the acclaimed Tips From The Cruise Addict’s Wife series, takes you on a Alaskan cruise adventure rich enough to plan your own cruise. Join middle-aged Jerria Danson, a mild real estate agent from Oregon, as she explores glaciers, towns, meets Inuit totem pole carvers, soaks up history and culture that only Alaska offers. From whale watching to meeting Soapy Smith, you’ll relish this engaging cozy mystery.
Come along as Jerria experiences the Great Land day by day, with details rich enough to plan your own Alaskan cruise...minus the exotic poison.

Deceptive Killer: Mike & Peter FBI Agents # 103 (A Fun Cozy Mystery)
by Arleen Gabrio
$0.00, 70 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #87 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
Maxwell is in big trouble. Douglas leaves his guest house to find Maxwell when all he finds in the big house is empty rooms, a mess from fighting and blood spots. Douglas is panicked. Mike tells him to return back into the guest house and wait for them.

The animals help track down Maxwell in time to save his live but that is the least of the problems. Someone is trying to destroy Maxwell’s reputation. Why? Is it part of the reason they had so much trouble on the cruise ship?

Maxwell’s accountant and lawyer are besides themselves trying to get in touch with him. It would seem that someone is helping themselves to the money and changing Maxwell’s will. Not only that, his bathroom toilet is plugged up. What a mess!

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 and animals who like to have fun.

Undercover On The Calypso: Book One: The Cozy Cruise Mysteries
by Lizzie Josephson
$0.00, 212 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #7 in Cozy Crafts & Hobbies Mystery
Adrianne Chrisander inherited a small cruise line from a great uncle she hadn't seen since she was two. Exciting, huh? But there were problems..

Somebody was occupying the Owner's Cabin on The Cosmos Calypso, and the crew seemed to think he was their new boss. Who was he? What was his game?

And was the famous Contessa Cosmetica owner Sylvie Marconi telling the truth about the theft of her fabulous rejuvenating skin cream, or did she stage the incident for publicity?

Adrianne and her friend Carol needed to get to the bottom of it all before the reputation of The Cosmos Cruise Line was severely damaged!

The Troubled Man: A Q.C. Davis Mystery
by Lisa M. Lilly
$0.00, 354 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #16 in Traditional Detective Mysteries

Too Many Suspects: Who Killed A Woman Nobody Liked?

Although Chicago lawyer Quille C. Davis doesn’t handle criminal cases, she often uncovers the truth when the police come up short. So despite the obligations of a demanding law practice, when a desperate teenage girl begs Quille to help exonerate her father, who is in jail for murder, Quille agrees.

Prosecutors say the man poisoned his victim - the girl’s mother. But the girl remains steadfast in her belief in her father’s innocence, and relentless in her search to find the real killer.

No one Quille talks to was fond of the murdered woman: Her older daughter left for college and never looked back, her best friend stopped speaking to her after a big fight, and the woman herself was on the brink of divorce. The only warm feelings the victim had were for her Doberman, a rescue dog who frightens friends and strangers alike.

Yet Quille finds it difficult to uncover a motive for murder. There simply are no clear suspects. Except, that is, for the girl’s father, whose trial date looms ever closer.

The more Quille examines the clues, the more she fears the only answer may be the one the girl least wants to hear.

Can she discover the truth before it’s too late?

The Troubled Man is the fourth book in the Q.C. Davis Mystery series, and it also stands alone. If you enjoy quick-witted amateur sleuths, unraveling mysteries, and life-and-death stakes, then you’ll love Lisa M. Lilly’s exciting new addition to the series.

Buy this gripping mystery today.

Thick as Thieves (Amish Lantern Mystery Series Book 1)
by Mary Barbee
$0.00, 114 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #166 in Christian Fiction
Robberies are running rampant in Little Valley, and the quiet small-town lives of the Amish community are suddenly thrown into chaos. Trusting that the local sheriff and deputy team have everything under control, things get even worse when the sheriff is found dead and their beloved shop owner stands accused of murder.

Amish twin sisters, well known as the wise women in their community, step up to do their own investigation alongside a brash big city detective. Whether he likes it or not, the women are determined to help solve the complicated crimes of theft and murder and clear their family name.

The two amateur investigators soon question whether they are in over their heads and begin to doubt if they can solve the mysteries in front of them...

Eyebrows and Evil Looks (Sunshine Cove Cozy Mystery Book 2)
by Ava Zuma
$0.00, 166 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #1 in Black & African American Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction

The second book in a brand new cozy mystery set in South Africa!

Celia welcomes any opportunity that will display her skills as a makeup artist and sell some of her products. She delights in rubbing shoulders with some of the movers and shakers in the small town of Sunny Cove at a charity event she's been invited to. When the organizer of the event, a prim and proper know-it-all, suddenly falls down dead, pandemonium breaks out in the room.

Celia is saddened when her good friend, a local librarian, is identified as a prime suspect as she provided the space for the event.

Celia had minimal contact with the deceased but witnessed her in some 'spicy' altercations with her family and colleagues. Could her rude behaviour be the reason behind her murder or something much more sinister?

Celia has been warned by a local detective in charge of the case not to poke her nose in his murder investigation. But Celia can't help wanting to solve this murder mystery as her friend is in danger of spending time behind bars if she's not exonerated.

Will she find the killer in the nick of time or see an innocent person pay the price for a heinous crime?

If you want to enjoy a light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you'll love Celia Dube and all the friendly and not-so-friendly characters in Sunny Cove.

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

Buy Eyebrows and Evil Looks to discover how events unfold in this cozy murder mystery.

Death By The Half Dozen (Tarricone Murder Mystery Book 1)
by Matthew Hole
$0.00, 471 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (21 reviews), #33 in Traditional Detective Mysteries
Agatha Christie's country house, Greenway, is the last place Tarricone expects to be visiting. He certainly doesn't expect to be witnessing a murder either, especially one which is swiftly followed by another...

Tarricone & Son (Probate Researchers) is in a parlous financial state. It might not be, if only Tarricone himself could get up earlier in the morning. But he’s never managed it yet and his aunt Nelly is getting increasingly desperate.

Luckily, her latest research has sniffed out an unexpected business opportunity: the shrieking TV B-lister Harmonica Helix has arrived at Agatha Christie's Greenway House to film a low-budget comeback. It's only just up the road and all Nelly has to do is get her handsome nephew’s foot in the door ahead of the competition.

Unfortunately for Tarricone, a sudden death brings the rehearsals for a comedy whodunnit to a dramatic halt. Before long, the motley cast of actors meet similar fates until eventually there is only one person left standing.

Strangely for Tarricone, it is a turn of events which helps him slay some of his own demons and turn his life around.

Death Of A Pig In A Poke (Tarricone Murder Mystery Book 2)
by Matthew Hole
$0.00, 196 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #69 in Mystery Romance
After the shock of last year's murder case at Agatha Christie's country residence, Greenway House, Tarricone & Son (Probate Researchers) is back on track. But when Lady Clemency Breeze clambers uninvited into the back of Tarricone's London taxi, he soon finds himself racing off to Spyte Manor and embroiled in a whole new horror.

A corpse, a vanishing gardener and a labyrinth of a garden have Tarricone caught up in a murder investigation his wily Aunt Nelly is keen to be involved in. The local detective inspector, a face from his past, also seems to have an agenda of her own...

Alongside his bickering assistant Jac, Tarricone slowly uncovers the truth. Under the gaze of the exasperated Nelly, he is also made to face a truth of his own.

Blood on the Dining-Room Floor
by Gertrude Stein
$0.00, 81 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #28 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
A quirky literary mystery from the iconic modernist writer known for her Jazz-Age Paris salon and bestselling book The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.
Gertrude Stein was a distinctly unique talent who penned many novels, essays, and poems. And on one occasion, during a bout of writer’s block, she decided to play with the popular genre of mystery fiction.
The book that resulted, Blood on the Dining-Room Floor, is not your typical whodunit, just as Stein was not your typical author. With elements of her trademark avant-garde style, the story revolves around the mysterious passing of Madame Pernollet, who is found dead in the courtyard of a hotel owned by her husband.
Incorporating some autobiographical details from events at her own French country house, Stein invites the reader to play detective—and offers a glimpse into one of the early twentieth century’s most interesting and challenging literary minds.

CLEAN UP TIME AT CRYSTAL SHORES: Book One: The Crystal Shores Cozy Mysteries
by Chrissy Chase
$0.00, 172 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #8 in Cozy Crafts & Hobbies Mystery
Crystal Shores was an idyllic community on the Pacific Ocean, somewhere between Seattle and Oregon. they had a new police chief, Maggie Monroe, and a mayoralty race about to start

The Winds of POTUS: A Humorous Political Thriller
by A.A. Kelly
$0.00, 289 pages, 2.9 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #22 in Political Fiction
A billionaire, the President, fraud, bitcoin and $8 billion are the ingredients for an exciting, humorous mystery which leaves inventor J.M. Marteen trying to rescue the life savings of investors and ultimately stay alive. The high intrigue is a catalyst for romance as well when a key player changes sides.

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In For The Kill: A British Crime Thriller (The Crime Syndicate Book 2)
by Mark J Newman
$0.00, 104 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (29 reviews), #53 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries
Malkie Thompson's out of favour, and this time Glasgow Crime Lord McAlister wants him gone - permanently. There's no turning back, he's sent for the cleaner, an ex-cop known simply as Baxter. He's the go to guy for delicate jobs, when problems need to disappear, no questions asked.

If only it was that simple. Baxter's got his own set of problems. Haunted by the past, he vowed never to return, and now he's broke, with Callaghan's Newcastle firm closing in demanding he repay the debt. What choice does he have? He's backed into a corner. If he misses the deadline they're going after his family.

In For The Kill is the second in series of the Crime Syndicate thrillers, and leads on from the Amazon #1 Bestseller Violence in the Blood. The setting is Glasgow Scotland 1987. Although second in series, In For The Kill is a self contained story and can be read either in sequence or as a standalone novel.

Lorde of Chicago
by G.Y. Riggs
$0.00, 249 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #10 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries
A young co-ed is brutally murdered and her body is found in an alley, on the wrong side of the tracks. A dying millionaire is desperate to be reunited with his missing daughter, but is she really his long lost child? A dapper gent is seeking to recover a lost artifact, but death seems to follow that object wherever it goes. A teenage thief is jailed for a murder he says he didn’t commit, but all the evidence points to him. A writer is poised to hit the big time on radio, but a blackmailer threatens her future.

Welcome to Chicago!

It’s May of ’32 and the city is reeling from shuttered factories, bank failures, prohibition, gangsters, crooked cops, corrupt politicians, Hovervilles, soup kitchens, bonus marchers, shape-ups, and legions of the unemployed. All of this has combined to create a landscape with more craters than a Great War battlefield. This is the world of Joe Lorde, a hard-nose private detective who’s intimidating size and cold penetrating gray eyes suggest that he’s nothing more than muscle-for-hire. Consequently, people constantly underestimate him, but that’s ok with Joe, he’s used to it.

Dead Dame Walking: A Hank Bradshaw Hardboiled Detective Mystery Book 1
by Matt Wall
$0.00, 120 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #42 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries
Hardboiled, private investigator, Hank Bradshaw, gets one of his strangest cases yet. A wealthy woman asks Hank to find her murderer, even though she is still alive!

Can Hank find her killer before the murder?

Black and Yellow: Noir and Giallo
by Carl E Miller
$0.00, 35 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #98 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries
Two shocking, subgenre blending stories!
(A Dirty Lady for the Murderers' Masterpiece: Fräulein Doktor and her Secret Lover)
A Noir style crime fiction story that takes place in 1930 and follows (Sonny Bolgero), a mafia henchman who is released from the Ohio State Penitentiary three years earlier than expected, due to the prison's lack of funds during the Great Depression. When Sonny arrives back in his old neighborhood (Little Italy) much earlier than anticipated, he is shocked to discover that his girlfriend (Corrine Strindberg) has already moved on and is married to the boss of The Cleveland Crime Family (Frank Milano). Now, flat broke and in the middle of a depression Sonny decides to turn a blind eye and continue working for Frank, but revenge is imminent.

(Four Women for the Sex Killer)
A Giallo style crime fiction story that takes place in 1971 and follows three detectives who arrive separately in a small Amish town (Lititz, Pennsylvania) to investigate a string of murders. Soon into their investigation they discover that the townspeople are very strange, and uncooperative to say the least. After endlessly searching for clues the detectives have a sudden turn of events, when a bloody knife is discovered nearby that changes the course of the investigation completely. Now nobody seems to be who they say they are, as the detectives begin to slowly accuse each other of being the killer.

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Wired Secret: Vigilante Justice Thriller Series (Paradise Crime Thrillers Book 7)
by Toby Neal
$0.00, 246 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (163 reviews), #19 in Organized Crime

Paradise is filled with deadly secrets.

What would you do if you were a killer’s loose end?

Palm trees, volcanoes, and black sand beaches are the backdrop for murder as security specialist Sophie Ang, and her dog Ginger, are swept up in a multi-layered case on the Big Island of Hawaii working with a US Marshal to protect an important witness. A ghost from Sophie’s past returns to haunt her, and a love triangle tears at her heart. Sophie will need all of her friends, lovers, tech-savvy, and skills to stay alive...and that’s just her day job.

“Toby Neal has an amazing talent for weaving a complex and exciting plot together with fascinating descriptions of the characters’ emotions and fears. I can’t wait for the next book!” ~Walt, Advance Reader

A Fatal Drug
by Tony R Cox
$0.00, 384 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #63 in Traditional Detective Mysteries
England. 1971.

Reporter Simon Jardine is on the hunt for the story that will kick start his career and when a tortured, mutilated body turns up on his patch he can’t help thinking his luck is finally in.

At first glance the provincial town of Derby is about as far away from the sex, drugs and rock-n-roll of London and California as it’s possible to imagine but as Jardine begins to scratch below the surface he finds that all is not well in England’s green and pleasant land.

Along with fellow reporter Dave Green and local DJ Tom Freeman, Jardine is soon drawn into a spiral of gangland drug dealing and violence that stretches from the north of England to the south of Spain.

The Serial Killer Killed Nine Fat Guys: The Life of Serial Killing A Notorious A World-Famous Killer
by David Mikelson
$0.00, 265 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #8,603 in Private Investigator Mysteries
The Serial Killer Killed Nine Fat Guys: The Life of Serial Killing A Notorious A World-Famous Killer

***This book are free with Kindle Unlimited****

Killing a serial killer

FBI investigated by the police for the killing of grandson sixth victim, the mistake of killing a woman who looked like a man, FBI agent comes out you kill the killers. the end and then throughly surprised at the who the real. a man survives being a serial killer's next victim way to survival and kills the killer.

A different take on serial killers 100% Entertainment and humor and unexpected turns.

Little Brother: Jake Kindle PI
by J J Locke
$0.00, 93 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #5,825 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
It's been tough going for the folks of Verna California since a pyromaniac set a fire which burned down a good piece of the town. When Jake Kindle gets a call to find Verna's missing psychic, it isn't all he finds.

THE INFIDELITY MURDER: An Vidyut Pathak mystery (Detective Vidyut Pathak series)
by Jwalant Desai
$0.00, 33 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Private Investigators
Vidyut Pathak was a rich kid, but had chosen to be a private detective ,as he wanted to be seen to be doing something and not sitting at home. He had not illusions about his investigative capacity. And most of the time, this worked as he was mostly sitting in the office, twiddling this thumbs.
But clients did arrive.
Like Nandan Kulkarni
A well known businessman, Nandan suspected his wife of having an affair, and this suspicion was proved to be true after Vidyut's investigation.
But the same day, Avni was murdered and Nandan was the prime suspect.
Just like that, Vidyut was plunged into a murder investigation, which was well beyond his capacity.
Could Vidyut rise to the occasion?

An engrossing murder mystery!

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Salt in the Wounds: A Yorkshire Coast Crime Thriller (Michael Brady Book 1)
by Mark Richards
$0.00, 398 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (36 reviews), #5,369 in Traditional Detective Mysteries

His best friend has been murdered, his daughter’s in danger.

There’s only one answer. Going back to his old life.

The one that cost him his wife…

Michael Brady was a high-flying detective, working on a high-profile case.

And much too close to the truth.

Someone arranged a hit-and-run.

But they missed Brady. And hit his wife.

And after six months sitting by her bed, he took the only decision he could take. He turned the machine off.

Now he’s back home in Whitby. Trying to rebuild his life. And be a good dad to his teenage daughter.

But when his best friend is murdered Brady – unwillingly at first – is drawn into the investigation.

And when the only people he has left are threatened, he finds there’s only one answer.

Going back to his old life…

Salt in the Wounds is the first novel from award winning writer and blogger Mark Richards. It’s set in Whitby, on the North Yorkshire coast, and tells the story of former Detective Inspector Michael Brady. His wife’s dead and he’s back in his home town – trying to rebuild his life and be a good dad to his 13 year old daughter.

So I had to make the decision. For my daughter. Her life was on hold. And she needs someone. At least I’ve got a sister here. God knows Ash isn’t going to ask me if she has a problem with her periods.

But then Brady’s best friend is murdered. And if he’s going to stop the wrong person going on trial, there’s only one option. He has to act.

He couldn’t let someone else control his life. Especially when ‘someone else’ was Bill Calvert. He owed it to Grace, to Ash. Most of all he owed it to himself. He hadn’t asked for this. But he had to deal with it. Sort it out, find the killer. And then start his new life. ‘I love you, Grace,’ he said. And walked back down the cliff path…

…And finally, Brady has to risk everything.

This was the moment to turn back. Wait for some uniforms. Say, ‘He’s down there. At the end of the pier.’ Leave it to someone younger, fitter. Someone without a daughter. But Gorse was waiting. And he had Carl. And he knew. He knew who’d killed Grace…

Salt in the Wounds is the first book in a series of six. The second book in the series will be published just before Christmas

Sherlock Holmes and the Shadow of the Rat
by David Stuart Davies
$0.00, 189 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (59 reviews), #3 in Traditional Detective Mysteries
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr Watson face one of their most challenging cases to date: stopping the Great Rat of Sumatra from spreading plague throughout Britain.

The investigation starts with a body found floating in the Thames, infected with the bubonic plague, a disease thought to have been eradicated in 1666.

How has the disease returned? Who is responsible? The investigation leads them to very unusual suspects, all while the government and wider public descend into chaos.

Sherlock Holmes and the Shadow of the Rat is a gripping detective novel, full of twists that lead you to the most remarkable and ingenious conclusions.

David Stuart Davies is one of Britain's leading Sherlockian writers. He was the editor of Sherlock Holmes the Detective Magazine, and is the author of several Holmes novels, the hit play Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act, and an acclaimed biography of Jeremy Brett. He is also an advisor to Granada Studios' Sherlock Holmes museum, and he contributed commentaries to the DVD releases of the Basil Rathbone Holmes films.

Studying Scarlet: A New Sherlock Holmes Mystery - Second Edition (New Sherlock Holmes Mysteries Book 1)
by Craig Stephen Copland
$0.00, 163 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (29 reviews), #6 in Traditional Detective Mysteries

Three of her husband’s associates are soon murdered and she, Holmes, Watson, and a beautiful younger generation ride madly across southern England trying to prevent a disastrous assassination and save the Empire.
Fans of Sherlock Holmes will enjoy a new adventure that closely follows the narratives, characters, setting, and language of the Canon. Fans of Gone with the Wind will love this new parody/pastiche and the many tributes to the great saga of the antebellum age.

DOWNLOAD IT NOW, read it, and enjoy your much-loved characters yet again.


The Affliction of Praha: A gripping murder mystery set in 1920s Czechoslovakia
by Simon Gillard
$0.00, 175 pages, 3.4 out of 5.0 (44 reviews), #1 in Eastern European Literature

It’s 20th-century Czechoslovakia… and murder comes knocking.

The Teralov family are loved and respected by everyone in Prague, adored for bringing prosperity and hope to its downtrodden people… so nobody expected to find Peter Teralov inexplicably murdered in the streets.

To quell the uproar, expert Soviet detective Edgar Rollenvart soon finds himself tasked with hunting down the one responsible and bringing the killer to justice. He’s confident he can unravel the mystery behind Peter’s killing – despite the mysterious absence of evidence.

Teaming up with Peter’s brother, Edgar embarks on a twisting and impossible case that will take them through the streets and cities of early 1920s Czechoslovakia. As the number of suspects mounts and the evidence seems to go nowhere, Edgar soon realizes that the mystery behind this case runs far deeper than meets the eye…

If you like gripping historical mysteries packed with brutal twists and turns, then you won’t want to miss this dramatic and period-perfect depiction of the early 20th-century in the heart of Europe. Grab your copy now!

In the Dead of Night (Vol. 1-3): Mystery Novel
by T. W. Speight
$0.00, 395 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #17 in Traditional Detective Mysteries
Lionel Dering and Percy Osmond were in for a long night of drinking and playing billiard at the old Park Newton estate with their mutual friend Kester St. George keeping the score and entertaining them. In the heat of the moment Lionel and Percy went into a fight which was stopped by Kester. All three went to bed and when Lionel woke up in the middle of the night he found out that Percy was murdered in his room.

A Secret of the Sea (Vol. 1-3): Mystery Novels
by T. W. Speight
$0.00, 386 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #24 in Traditional Detective Mysteries
Twenty years ago a terrible murder has happened. Paul Stilling, a junior partner in a firm of Birmingham jewelers, was murdered was the Pelican Hotel, Tewkesbury. He was found dead in his bed, stabbed to the heart. In the possession of Ambrose Murray, who was stopping that night in the same hotel, was found a bracelet which had belonged to Stilling and Murray was arrested and found guilty. After twenty years of imprisonment Murray has escaped and he is out determined to clear his name.

The Mysteries of Heron Dyke (Vol. 1-3): A Novel of Incident
by T. W. Speight
$0.00, 407 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #27 in Traditional Detective Mysteries
Heron Dyke was an estate in Norfolk which was a property of Denison Family for over six hundred years, coming down from male heir to male heir. Old Gilbert Denison is approaching his seventieth birthday with a bad health and his only concern is to live until his birthday. With a couple of dangerous health related incidents and some very high interest at stake his grandson Hubert urges him to receive a very hazardous and risky medical treatment in order to keep an old Squire alive. With so many treachery and tribulations lurking around the Heron Dyke it remains to be seen who will come on top in this mysterious situation.

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Forgotten (The McKenzie Ridge Series Book 3)
by Stephanie St. Klaire
$0.00, 290 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (190 reviews), #2 in Women's Crime Fiction
The saga continues with the third installment from bestselling author Stephanie St. Klaire’s thrilling 5-star series, McKenzie Ridge. Forgotten doesn’t disappoint as this standalone series intensifies with even more twist and turns you won’t see coming. All FIVE books are available now and ready to binge read!

Sometimes learning the truth can be deadly…

Police Officer Morgan Jameson’s life is turned upside down when an unconscious man is her ranch.

When the handsome stranger wakes up without an identity to recall, Morgan takes him in. The suspense broadens when endless chaos and mischief lands in McKenzie Ridge.

Working on Morgan’s ranch to earn his keep, the mystery man can’t help but feel at home. When Morgan catches his eye, and holds his heart, he’s content with not knowing who he really is. That is until it is all threatened.

Shots are fired, and danger ensues. But is it a result of the new guy in town or at the hands of one of their own? One thing is certain - it isn’t just love on the line, it’s lives too.

Does love triumph or end in tragedy in McKenzie Ridge?

The Mysterious Affair at Styles: A Hercule Poirot Mystery(classics illustrated) edition
by Agatha Christie
$0.00, 181 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (124 reviews), #74 in Thrillers
"Hercule Poirot solves his first case in the Agatha Christie novel that started it all, now in a fully restored edition that features a “missing chapter” along with commentary from Christie expert John Curran.

Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorp and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? Suspects abound in the quaint village of Styles St. Mary—from the heiress's fawning new husband to her two stepsons, her volatile housekeeper, and a pretty nurse who works in a hospital dispensary.

With impeccable timing, and making his unforgettable debut, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is on the case."

Vampires She Wrote: A Vampire for Hire World Novel
by Eve Paludan
$0.00, 165 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (24 reviews), #188 in Women Sleuths
Set in the world of Samantha Moon and starring Fang, the American Vampire!

The Rules of Blood Club:
1. Don’t turn anyone.
2. Don’t kill anyone.
3. Don’t talk about Blood Club.

When drop-dead-gorgeous Justine walks into Fang’s Place, a members-only club for vampires where the blood is on tap, she reveals that a crime happened to her there. Fang offers to help find the perp who broke rule number one—and gets caught in the middle of a turf war between two ancient and powerful vampires.

The supernatural stakes are raised when Fang breaks rule number two—and unleashes a maelstrom of evil that he cannot defeat alone. He needs Sam’s help, and Kingsley’s, too. Though Justine is as loving as she is lethal, her dark secret threatens their future.

In Vampire She Wrote, Fang and Justine must risk everything to save not only their own undead lives, but the lives of innocent mortals. When they are faced with a choice between duty or love, the paths they choose will decide if they will save everything—or destroy it…

Deep Steal: Revenge goes deeper than you think (A John McCready Thriller Book 1)
by Mike Seares
$0.00, 438 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #4 in Heist Crime

If you mess with his family, he’ll ensure justice is served… even if he risks paying the ultimate price.

Deep-sea salvage diver John McCready is desperate for redemption. Devastated when his brother dies as they recover lost Russian gold from the wreck of a German U-boat, he’s incensed when his boss publicly blames him for the disaster. But when an informant’s last breath implicates the ruthless exec as the person responsible, McCready swears revenge.

Discovering not all the gold is being reported, he teams up with a smart and sassy American engineer to craft a plan to steal it back. But with the treasure secured in a vault deep beneath the streets of London, failure could see McCready join his brother in a watery grave.

Can the driven diver survive long enough to bring a dangerous adversary to justice?

Deep Steal is the first book in the exciting John McCready Thriller series. If you like intelligent fast-paced plots, gripping characters, and unexpected twists, then you’ll love Mike Seares’s pulse-pounding adventure.


"It's a cracking read, definitely a page turner”

"In McCready the author has managed to combine the revenge drive of Mitch Rapp with the moral compass of Jack Reacher”

"If you like pace, strong story and surprising twists and turns then you'll love this book”

Buy Deep Steal to be immersed in a quest for payback today!

Hello My Name Is Jude
by P.L. Klein
$0.00, 258 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (21 reviews), #31 in Mysteries
Nine-year-old Jude was the son of Mason Legend, the wealthy owner of the Legend Resort Hotels. A court mandated visitation to a grandmother he'd never met sent the boy on a twenty-year odyssey that changed his life forever. Jude lost his family and his identity. He became Max Angeles and his only link to his former life was a well-worn name tag that read ... Hello My Name Is Jude.While working at the new Imperial Legend Resort, twenty-nine-year-old Max is reunited with his family, but they don't recognize him. When Mason discovers the name tag, he becomes enraged. He fires Max, denounces him as a fraud, and takes out a restraining order against him. Max realizes he'll never be able to reclaim his past, so he tries to start over again ... there's just one problem. On the day young Jude was separated from his family, he was targeted by a serial killer. Though the murderer was caught and imprisoned, his accomplice is still at large, and once again he's got his sights on Jude. Jude escaped death once ... can he do it again?

Rosemary Run Series: Books 1-5
by Kelly Utt
$0.00, 903 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (404 reviews), #7 in Domestic Thrillers

Does Cate have a dangerous stalker? Does someone know Bea’s darkest secret? Will Marcheline’s lie come back to haunt her? The women of a California town face the darkness hiding beneath their community’s picturesque facade in this collection of emotional thrillers.

The first five suspense-filled novels in Kelly Utt's popular Rosemary Run Series—now together in one ebook package!

About this set:

Cate Brady almost had it all. Now she's reeling from the shock of her husband's sudden death and suspects she's being followed.

Is she in danger? Will she find the answers she reluctantly seeks? And what will it all mean for her future?

Bea Hughes had put the past behind her. Until an anonymous caller phoned to say they knew what she'd done.

Should she confess after all these years? Should she cover her tracks? And can she do it while keeping her high-profile marriage to a public figure out of the headlines?

When a decades-old letter gets mailed without Marcheline Fay's permission, the lie she told might not be enough to keep them safe.

Will he come after her? How will she face his accusations without sacrificing her hard-earned business empire? And will her family ever look at her the same?

Startling situations she can’t remember and missing chunks of time send Eve Blackburn’s life into a dangerous free fall.

Is she being framed? Should she tell her husband? And how will these dramatic developments affect the baby they’re trying desperately to conceive?

Penelope Cline and her three closest girlfriends have a deadly secret. A woman disappeared under mysterious circumstances at a party they attended, and they know more than was reported.

Should she speak up and report what she knows? Will bad things happen to her if she doesn't? And will telling the truth cost her the friendships she holds most dear?

About the Rosemary Run Series:

In the charming Northern California town of Rosemary Run, there's trouble brewing below the picture-perfect surface.

Don't let the manicured lawns and stylish place settings fool you. Nothing is exactly as it seems. Secrets and lies threaten to upend the status quo and destroy lives when— not if— they're revealed.

With surprising twists and turns that will keep you guessing to the end, each dramatized Rosemary Run novel features a glimpse into a different woman's nail-biting story.

Buy Rosemary Run Series: Books 1-5 today for an emotional, pulse-pounding read that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Deep Waters (The Freya McNichol Mysteries Book 2)
by J A Templeman
$0.00, 305 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #185 in Police Procedurals
Old hostilities resurface when Jimmy Colquhoun’s boat is in collision with that of another fisherman, Craig Blackwood.

When Jimmy subsequently disappears, and his boat found to have been deliberately sunk, the finger of blame is initially pointed at Craig. DI Andy Crawford is called in to take charge of the investigation, working alongside Detective Sergeant Freya McNichol.

As they investigate it becomes apparent that things are not as they initially seemed. Others who have close ties with both men emerge who might benefit from Jimmy’s disappearance…not least the missing man himself.

And then a body is discovered…

The Company You Keep (Kendra Clayton Series Book 1)
by Angela Henry
$0.00, 327 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (232 reviews), #2 in Black & African American Women's Fiction
Hard as she tried, twenty-eight-year-old Kendra Clayton never quite broke out of her hometown of Willow, Ohio. Now she works part-time as a GED instructor and beefs up her income by hostessing at her uncle’s restaurant, soaking up the local gossip. It’s a quiet life, but Kendra hasn’t given up hope that one day Mr. Right will walk through the door. In the meantime, her sleepy hollow is about to get a rude awakening, and Kendra is about to get some excitement—though it’s not quite what she had in mind.

When her friend Bernie's boyfriend, a notorious womanizer, is brutally murdered, both she and Kendra are implicated in the crime. The only way Kendra can save herself—and the friend she believes is innocent—is by doing some investigating of her own. And the closer she looks, the more suspects she finds.

Jordan was a man that women loved and hated—usually at the same time. Now one of them has crossed that thin line. But between Jordan’s past and present conquests—and a chain of emptied wallets and vengeful hearts—which one could be a killer? As Kendra’s curiosity draws her deeper into the case, she also gets into an unexpected attraction to a man who may hold the missing piece of the puzzle—if she can survive long enough to put it together.

The Summer Nanny: An Emerald City Thriller Novella
by Audrey J. Cole
$0.00, 67 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (83 reviews), #1 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads

It was the perfect summer job—until it turned into her worst nightmare.

Bridgett is enjoying an idyllic summer as the nanny for Leo, the son of Paul and Emily Cooper—a famous actor and renowned charity founder. Not only is she generously compensated to care for Leo at the couple’s Seattle waterfront estate, she develops a special bond with the little boy. In addition to the financial perks of the job, Bridgett has fallen into a summer love affair with Chris, a landscaper who works at the property.

It’s the Fourth of July. Leo’s parents are holding a major event for their charity at the top of the Space Needle. When a masked intruder breaks into the home and takes Leo hostage, Bridgett will do anything to save the boy’s life. She complies with the burglar’s demands to retrieve a multi-million-dollar heirloom necklace from the home, yet she quickly discovers that he hasn’t come for the necklace at all…

Detectives Blake Stephenson and Tess Richards are celebrating the Fourth at the Cooper’s charity gala where Tess is being honored for her volunteer work. However, their evening is dampened when Tess’s younger brother, Chris, fails to show up for the event. As they leave the event early, hoping to find answers, they learn the security system is down at the Cooper’s mansion…and that Chris isn’t the only one missing from the party.

Get ready for chills and thrills in this Emerald City Thriller Novella!

Sherlock Holmes and the Hentzau Affair
by David Stuart Davies
$0.00, 129 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (45 reviews), #77 in International Mystery & Crime
Swashbuckling action and classic murder mystery combine in this invigorating pastiche of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous duo and Anthony Hope's Zenda novels.

A Colonel Sapt of the Ruritanian Court journeys to England on a secret mission to save the country from anarchy. His mission is to engage the services of Rudolf Rassendyll once more to impersonate the King while the monarch recovers from a serious illness.

But Rassendyll has mysteriously disappeared.

In desperation, Sapt consults Sherlock Holmes who, with his faithful companion Watson, travels to the Kingdom of Ruritania in an effort to thwart the plans of the scheming Rupert of Hentzau in his bid for the throne.

Foreign diplomats, spies, murder, kidnapping and International terrorism, Sherlock Holmes and the Hentzau Affair is a wonderful blend of detective story and rousing adventure yarn.

David Stuart Davies was born in 1946. He was a teacher of English before becoming a full-time editor, writer, and playwright. Davies has written extensively about Sherlock Holmes, both fiction and non-fiction. He is the editor of Red Herrings, the monthly in-house publication of the Crime Writers’ Association. He is also the author of Forests of the Night, Without Conscience, Comes the Dark and The Darkness of Death.

In My Power: A Murder Mystery
by R. S. Dorian
$0.00, 351 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #25 in Crime Action Fiction
After losing his only brother to a car crash, Stuart Hollister, an elevator technician with social anxiety, finds a clue on his brother's phone that leads him to think the accident was not so accidental. With the help of a hacker he meets on the Dark Web, Stuart follows his only thread to the truth, by which he discovers his late brother's secret passion for BDSM in general and one dominatrix in particular. He soon finds himself swept up in a dark world of organized crime, hypnosis, mind control, and murder. The dangers and temptations he faces are as much psychological as they are physical. He can only hope to solve the mystery of his brother's death before he meets the same end.

Content warning: this novel contains explicit sex scenes, adult language, and graphic violence.

Deadly Treasure
by Jillayne Clements
$0.00, 240 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #1,378 in Suspense
When Lexi returns home to Park City, Utah, for her grandfather's funeral, she stumbles across an old diary that tells of a hidden treasure buried deep in the mines of the Uintah Mountains. When the diary is stolen and Lexi realizes her life is in danger, she decides to find out if the stories are true. She heads to the Uintahs in search of the secret mine, with her handsome friend Brad by her side. With surprising twists around every corner, expect the unexpected in this thrilling tale of adventure and romance.

Fold and Die (Jordan Lacey Mysteries Book 8)
by Stella Whitelaw
$0.00, 188 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #10 in Assassination Thrillers
Murder on board a cruise ship…

Intrepid private investigator Jordan Lacey is back with a new – and unusual – mission.

She has been hired by wealthy divorcee, Joanna Carter, to accompany her as an undercover bodyguard on a two-week cruise to Norway. Joanna claims that her ex-husband has hired an assassin to kill her – and now she lives in fear for her life.

While Jordan is reluctant to accept – after all, she is a private investigator, not a trained bodyguard – she desperately needs the money.

But on board Orpheus Odyssey, a series of events turn what is meant to be a straightforward arrangement into something much more sinister.

Not only is Joanna’s diamond necklace stolen, but she is later found strapped to the starboard keel ladder…

Someone is clearly out to get Joanna Carter – but who?

Things come to a head when Joanna is murdered in mysterious circumstances – and Jordan is accused of committing the crime.

Jordan is now faced with the biggest case of her life: find out what really happened to Joanna Carter – and prove her own innocence.

Fold and Die is a thrilling murder mystery in the acclaimed Jordan Lacey series.

Praise for Stella Whitelaw

“This offbeat series combines meaty plots with plenty of zany goings-on, in the manner of Janet Evanovich, and it is steadily gaining fans among those who like a comic edge to their crime” – Booklist

“The shock ending will leave readers anxious for the next instalment in this likable series” – Booklist

“Another offbeat, engaging mix of mystery and romance” – Kirkus Reviews

Stella Whitelaw is a professional writer and journalist, with over 55 novels published as well as over 325 short stories in national women’s magazines. She was Secretary of the Parliamentary Press Gallery at the House of Commons and lives in Surrey with her six cats.

How Dare You - Deadly December (THE SOUND OF MURDER Book 1)
by G. Gold
$0.00, 467 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #31 in Psychological Fiction
She’s not going to belong to anyone.Not going to be blackmailed.Not going to be anybody’s toy.The man who comes into her house doesn’t care.Until she reaches for a knife …

The new series from the sparkling metropolis Vienna!

A sick peeping Tom, who suddenly wants more than just to watch. A hard-boiled rapist, who acts without leaving a trace. A father, who is toxic to his family. They spread death and doom to the women around them. Until she alone decides not to be the victim – with fatal consequences! Sarah Manzini becomes a target of the newly appointed homicide detective Jean Marnaud, who sinks his teeth into her case and tightens the noose around her neck more and more. But things change as a corpse suddenly shows up in Sarah’s basement. Jean

Marnaud finds himself caught in a nightmare which started a long time ago.
Reader’s opinions

“Spicy, scandalous and refreshingly exempt from morals …”

“A gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming!”
“One of the most exciting thrillers lately– with a fast-paced plot, which makes it impossible to put the book down.”

Bear Game
by D.C. Monahan
$0.00, 211 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #1,032 in Mysteries
BEAR GAME is a portrait of rural life revealed not through the sanitized incisions of a surgeon’s scalpel, but the jagged gashes of a rusted splitting maul. Late autumn descends on the northern New Hampshire town of Sawyer's Grant, and a desperate search begins for a lost 10-year-old vacationer. Older residents recall an eerily similar event that rocked the town a half-century before. Hopes are crushed when an early snowstorm threatens. Yet, more ominous still are signs that events are being staged and people manipulated. Emotions are stretched to their breaking point as neighbor turns on neighbor and lives are lost. A last option remains in an implausible savior, an 80-year-old man drawn back to the woods he refused to ever again enter. Nostalgic and haunting, Bear Game is an ode to a place and time that holds tightly to its past: its church suppers, one-room schoolhouses, wise old sages, ignorant old farts—and most of all—its fears.

The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
by Anatole France
$0.00, 177 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #1 in Continental European Drama & Plays
First published in 1881, Anatole France's novel "The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard" is both clever and wise and in the manner of the great masters of literary style - a book that is full of suspense from beginning to end.

Sylvestre Bonnard, an elderly and highly esteemed scholar, encounters unexpected problems when he embarks upon a search for an ancient ecclesiastical literary document that takes him from Paris to Sicily and then into his own life history. For the sake of justice and love, he ends up committing acts that at best are of doubtful legality...

Trace the Dead Eye
by Steven D. Bennett
$0.00, 190 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #1,629 in Mysteries
Trace is out to find a murderer, not an unusual task for a Private Eye. There's just one problem...he was the victim. Now he wanders the streets looking for his killer, his only help from Rollins, an emissary sent from above to help him in his quest. But that help comes the additional task of guiding a young Hispanic girl out of a life of drugs and prostitution. This he tends to--grudgingly--but his true desire is to be with his wife and son and be the husband and father in death that he couldn't be in life. As the search for his killer intensifies, he finds the safe world of his family and the violent one of the streets begin to slide closer together, and there's nothing he can do to stop it.

Over the Atlantic: A Maya Travis Prequel
by Alison Ford
$0.00, 86 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #37 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
We finally get to see the sequence of events that led Maya to where she evolved today. As the Commander in Chief, her past haunted her. In a twist of events, all the pivotal moments that she experienced from the age of six were in a collision course with her current challenges.
The threat facing the country and the one threatening her life were the same. She just had to solve one to save the other. With no one else to trust, Maya turns to three people who could help her put an end to the sequence of events that began long before she was old enough to play in the park.
Maya, an air force pilot with real-world smarts, was the best person to solve the rot that plagued the nation. Her only objective was to set things back on the right track. Will she succeed?
We see from the way her father behaved in Vietnam, just before she lost him, that Maya came from stock that was as hard as steel. Will it be enough to survive the evil in the country? Will it be enough to turn this around? What's at stake demands it.

Countess Lucy And The Curse Of Coberley Hall: A mystery crime novel set in a remote English manor house
by Guy Sheppard
$0.00, 340 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #61 in Historical Mysteries
In Coberley Hall, there lives a secret.
That secret is ready to claim its next victim.

DI Colin Walker inherits the Jacobean manor house from his wife Lizzie, in whose death he has played a part. Wracked with guilt, but equally determined to forget, he takes up his inheritance only to discover a 17th century chest in the cellars. Inside it are Countess Lucy's clothes and possessions from the time of the English Civil War. A cryptic note next to her name in the village burial records leads him to question how she, once the house's chatelaine, died. His wife's death was the same?

As far as Colin is concerned all love ended with Lizzie, but he has reckoned without the countess's 'dead heart's desire'. But can he trust what he sees and feels? And what of the promise he made Lizzie on her deathbed?

'Do you believe in good and evil, Mr Walker? Do you believe that one or the other can stalk a family in response to a great sorrow?

'Nevertheless, I am disappointed,' I told myself...'I cannot understand why it should be so incumbent on me to feel my wife is still alive when she is not.' ...Since coming to Coberley Hall I had begun to feel sick to my stomach with excitement. Was I then literally incapable of digesting that I had watched her breathe her last?

But for the candle's wretched little flame I would have been sightless... Such a priest-hole had probably been built into the oldest part of the Hall in the 1580's.

I felt compelled to brave the claustrophobic darkness whose cobwebs sizzled and shrivelled at the touch of my candle. Scared myself, I tried not to scare. Soon I was gasping for breath in a narrow space streaked with drops of blood which lined the secret walls in painted, perpendicular columns. Here, at its core, the house bled from its internal haemorrhage, it was forever dying from its bleeding heart. The life-blood oozed from its walls in large red and white teardrops for the blood and water of the Passion.

Author's note:
The real Lady Lucy lived from 1624-1656. Aged 14, she was married by her father, John Dutton of Sherborne, to the 2nd Earl of Downe on November 26, 1638. It was said at the time to have been a match with 'no likinge in it'. Caught up in the English Civil War, she and her husband were staunch royalists and suffered fines and confiscations. Her burial note, detailing the strange circumstances of her death can still be seen in Coberly Parish records.

Forests of the Night (A Johnny Hawke Thriller Book 1)
by David Stuart Davies
$0.00, 223 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (26 reviews), #2 in World War II History
1940. London is at war.

When World War II breaks out, the young policeman John Hawke enlists in the army.

His dreams of fighting for his country, however, are cut short after he loses an eye in rifle training.

Invalided out of the army and offered a desk job with the police, John sets up as a private investigator in London instead, hoping for excitement and danger.

In the autumn of 1940, John is hired to investigate the mysterious death of a young woman.

What is the connection between her brutal murder and the fading film actor Gordon Moore?

And is there a connection to the runaway boy who may have witnessed something terrible.

Told with wit and humour, while evoking an atmospheric picture of the home front during the dark days of the Second World War, ‘Forests of the Night’ is page-turning novel rich in period detail.

“Sherlock Holmes expert Davies effectively captures London of a later era in this taut page-turner” – Kirkus

“Johnny Hawke is a keeper” – Booklist

David Stuart Davies is a British writer. He worked as a teacher of English before becoming a full-time editor, writer, and playwright. Davies has written extensively about Sherlock Holmes, both fiction and non-fiction.[1] He is the editor of Red Herrings, the monthly in-house publication of the Crime Writers' Association.

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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.