| Loony Town (Sunnyside Retired Witches Community Book 2)|
by Paula Lester
$0.00, 166 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (49 reviews), #20 in Cozy Mystery
Caring for elderly witches at the retirement home in Sunnyside, California is a full-time job for Zoey Rivers. But when one of them is blitzing, causing magic to act even weirder than normal, things get…well, downright wacky.
And when a local insurance agent winds up dead, some of the people Zoey is responsible for become the prime suspects. As the zaniness of the magical blips continues and things get crazier and crazier, Zoey has to work fast and try to stay one step ahead to keep her charges out of jail, figure out who is causing the chaotic blitzing so she can fix it, and also figure out who the real killer is.
It’s a tough job, but she's determined to do it. The people who live at Sunnyside Retired Witches Community are counting on her. And she’s not about to let them down now.
| Lethal Lobster: A Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery (Cruise Ship Cozy Mysteries Book 3)|
by Hope Callaghan
$0.00, 328 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (162 reviews), #2 in Women's Christian Fiction
After several crewmembers become violently ill from eating food in the crew galley, Millie dives in to investigate and help clear her friend’s name.
Lethal Lobster - is Book 3 in the Cruise Ship Cozy Mysteries Series!
Discover why so many fans love the "Original" Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery series!
BONUS: Recipe Included!
Assistant Cruise Director, Millie Sanders' day is off to a shockingly bad start when her boss “volunteers” her to be his Guinea pig for a stun gun self-defense class in front of her fellow shipmates. Loyal to a fault, she agrees but almost immediately regrets her decision.
Meanwhile, several crewmembers have become violently ill and possibly on the verge of death after eating food prepared from the galley kitchen, operated by her best friend, Annette Delacroix. It soon becomes clear that someone is out to sabotage her friend and may be willing to go as far as murder.
Millie dives in to the new mystery head first as she and her friend, Cat, try to salvage Annette's career and stop the saboteur before someone is murdered - or is it already too late?
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| Hidden Secrets (Blackmoore Sisters Cozy Mysteries Book 9)|
by Leighann Dobbs
$0.00, 212 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (126 reviews), #98 in Cozy Mystery
Morgan Blackmoore has a secret, and she’s desperate to hide it from her sisters. So when local paranormal healer Clementine Vega is murdered and Morgan is accused of the crime, she has to do something she’s never done before—lie to her family. But soon one lie turns into another, and she finds herself navigating a tangled web of deceit.
Now, with her sisters on the verge of war with paranormals, Morgan must uncover the killer’s mysterious motive before her sisters spark a paranormal war that they might not win, or worse, before they discover the shocking secret that Morgan has been hiding from them.
| Purrfect Obsession (The Mysteries of Max Book 10)|
by Nic Saint
$0.00, 220 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (61 reviews), #1 in Amateur Sleuth Mysteries
Cue for Murder
Odelia Poole, Hampton Cove’s premier reporter and amateur sleuth, has been tapped to play the lead in this summer’s production of Bard in the Park. But when her understudy is found murdered, she is forced to take off her acting cap and put her detective’s cap back on. Meanwhile, Odelia’s cats face some trouble of their own when Brutus is caught in flagrante delicto with one of cat choir’s more frivolous redheads. Harriet is not happy, and suddenly the ‘Fab Four’ are no more. And when Gran uncovers a plot to target her family, life in the small town suddenly turns very dicey indeed.
| Portside Peril: A Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery (Cruise Ship Cozy Mysteries Book 2)|
by Hope Callaghan
$0.00, 313 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (227 reviews), #1 in Women's Christian Fiction
Millie jumps in to investigate after a man dies from falling overboard on the Siren of the Seas. Was it an accident, vacation suicide, or perhaps murder?
Cruise Ship Cozy Mysteries Book 2 - Portside Peril
Discover why so many fans love the "Original" Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery series by Hope Callaghan with 19 books and counting!
BONUS: Recipe Included!
Millie Sanders has settled into her new position as assistant cruise director of the Siren of the Seas and is loving every minute of the adventure and excitement.
A fresh wave of passengers have just boarded, and as the deck party gets into full swing, a frantic cry of man overboard is shouted over the loudspeakers.
Millie rushes towards the crowd that has gathered on the portside upper deck and watches in horror as the ship's crew desperately tries to save a young man who has just gone over.
Onboard investigators believe it’s a clear cut case of vacation suicide, but Millie isn’t convinced. Her suspicions are confirmed when she discovers the fiancé of the poor deceased man received a threatening note.
The mystery deepens and the list of suspects grows when Millie discovers some of the friends who boarded with the young couple may have had reason to push him over, and that is just the beginning!
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| Tailed (Psycho Cat and the Landlady Mysteries Book 4)|
by Joyce Ann Brown
$0.00, 231 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (22 reviews), #15 in Cozy Animal Mystery
Near the end of an almost purr-fect RV vacation to Texas, Beth, the landlady, and her Psycho Cat deal with break-ins, gun theft, and murder. Beth’s brother-in-law becomes a “person of interest.” It’s all enough to make Beth wonder if trouble is tailing them on the way home, too. “Doubtful,” Beth’s hubby, Arnie, insists. “Why would anyone want to follow the RV from Texas to Kansas City?” Why indeed?
At the same time, two petty crooks, Gil and Freddy, fumble about, trying to retrieve a stash of drugs that will make them rich enough to go straight. Without getting caught!
Psycho Cat whizzes around the RV, yowls, and acts up in general. Beth investigates, despite Arnie’s skepticism. In the end, Beth must decode Psycho Cat’s signals to figure out if they are being tailed, connect the real killers to the murder, and save Beth’s brother-in-law from going to prison. If she can’t, this could be the end of the road for both of them.
BONUS: Recipes of foods mentioned in the story are included at the end of the book.
| Passport to Murder: A Collection of Travel Cozy Mystery Shorts|
by Traci Andrighetti
$0.00, 304 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (54 reviews), #8 in Mystery Anthologies
Eight of your favorite cozy sleuths travel to parts unknown, only to be followed by MORE MURDER! Each short shows a familiar sleuth in a new location, solving a brand new crime. Enjoy!
Mirto Magenta by Traci Andrighetti
To escape a hellish New Orleans summer, PI Franki Amato takes a dream case investigating a theft in Sardinia’s Gulf of Angels. Will she find the culprit and get her slice of beach heaven? Or will dark forces on the island send her to the bottom of a watery inferno?
Jewel of the Aisle by Laura Durham
A destination wedding at a historic Bahamian hotel. A missing diamond ring. A wedding planner who’s vowed to unmask the thief.
Death In The Dormitory by Nikki Haverstock
Archery coach and occasional amateur sleuth Di is looking forward to a relaxing weekend chaperoning a tournament with her Great Dane, Moo. But when a rival's team coach is taken away in an ambulance, Di suspects foul play. How will she prove her suspicion when everyone thinks it’s an accident?
Goats in the Machine by Lucy Jackson
Mysterious ghosts from the present evoke ghosts from Fancy's past when she joins a friend on a culinary Caribbean adventure.
Darby O’Kill by Zara Keane
Chaperoning a group of seniors around Ireland, I expected a weekend filled with ceilidh music and incontinence pants. Instead, I got whiskey-swilling hard rock devotees…and a corpse.
The Larceny in the Luau by Shea MacLeod
A priceless jewel is stolen during a luau. Can Viola find the culprit before the police arrest the wrong person?
Death In Venice by Sara Rosett
When honeymooning location scouts Kate and Alex visit Venice, they find romance . . . and murder.
Vangie Vale and the Full Metal Frangipane by R.L. Syme
Even after crossing a border, somehow, trouble finds Vangie. The mountains of Western Canada aren’t safe from the full-metal frangipane...
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| Monkey Mind (Haint Blue Adventure Along the Way Book 1)|
by J Elliott
$0.00, 467 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #62 in General Humorous Fiction
Some folks with mid-life crises purchase cars, boats or fantasy trips. Haint Blue bought an old fish camp. Sexy, huh? She spent the rest of her inheritance fixing it up. The opening weekend arrives with odd guests, wildlife, bad weather and murder. Haint assists the local sheriff while side-stepping his advances. It seems the focus of the weekend, "Finding Inner Peace" is as elusive as the killer. She will have to use her Buddhist tenets to keep it cool despite the crisis, hot flashes and Florida heat.
| Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Series (Books 1-5)|
by Anna Celeste Burke
$0.00, 1581 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (61 reviews), #1 in Mystery Series
The Bestselling Jessica Huntington Mystery Series In One Box Set!
USA Today and WSJ bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke, brings you all of her thrilling Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mysteries in one box set.
>>>A Dead Husband
Jessica Huntington is an amateur sleuth who would rather be shopping, but she soon finds out that money can’t buy happiness or save your neck. While hiding out in sunny California, her best friend’s husband is murdered. Roger Stone had something that got him killed. What was it and what will they do to get it back?
>>>A Dead Sister
A cold case heats up when the handsome detective, Frank Fontana, asks for Jessica Huntington's help. Who killed his cousin Kelly? Does Jessica want to know the truth about her high school friend's tragic death? Can she handle what digging into the past might reveal?
>>>A Dead Daughter
Jessica Isn’t sure what to expect when Libby Van Der Woert, the disturbed daughter of Jessica’s wealthy clients, asks to meet at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Trouble begins the moment Jessica greets Libby in the Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness. Wild, manic, and sure she’s being followed, Libby’s got a gun. All hell breaks loose when Libby’s Beverly Hills shrink shows up with a gun of his own. What’s up with the missing and misguided daughters of wealth and privilege in Dr. Carr’s care? Getting to the bottom of things Jessica-Huntington-style, sets off a whirlwind tour of fashionable enclaves, upscale rehab clinics, shops, restaurants and other haute hangouts. Behind all the glitz and glam: secrets, lies, corporate wheeling and dealing.
>>>A Dead Mother
Jessica’s ex-husband, James Harper, and her mother, Alexis, are in big trouble in A Dead Mother. Family dysfunction, infidelity, murder, and mayhem—what else can you expect from members of the rich and famous who move in Jessica Huntington’s circles? An arraignment in court goes off the rails after Jim Harper’s Bel Air mansion is trashed and a man is left fighting for his life. Jessica’s love life almost veers off track, too, as she struggles to balance job, family, sleuthing, and her attraction to Attorney Paul Worthington and Detective Frank Fontana. When the body of a prominent member of the Palm Desert community is found dead on the side of the road, Jessica gives up hope that this year will be better than the last.
>>>A Dead Cousin
A frantic call for help has Jessica on the run. Taken from his home while his daughter hides upstairs, Detective Frank Fontana is gone. Jessica's out to save him, but what if he doesn't want to be found? Has he been abducted or is he on the run? When a body turns up, the identity of the victim only fuels the controversy. Good cops. Bad cops. Missing money. Undercover operations that may or may not have ended. Jessica and her friends soon become entangled in a web of secrets and lies that make it hard to know who's on which side of the law.
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| When the Dog Bites: A Madison Revere Mystery (Madison Revere Mysteries Book 1)|
by Glen Ebisch
$0.00, 170 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #12 in Mystery Action Fiction
Madison Revere, a lawyer in her twenties, is living on the New Jersey shore. She hopes to soon be made an associate partner in the law firm where she works. One night, while out walking her neighbor’s dog, the little pooch suddenly leaps up and bites a man who is passing by. This event leads to a chain of occurrences that cause Madison great worry. In addition to biting dogs, Madison must also deal with her lazy, tyrannical boss, a masked stalker, a new love interest, and her status-conscious mother who disapproves of him. Can she solve these problems before the dog bites again?
| Maui Magic: A McKenna Mystery (Trouble in Paradise Book 8)|
by Terry Ambrose
$0.00, 318 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #50 in Travel
The eighth Trouble in Paradise island mystery featuring senior sleuth McKenna and his PI-wannabe sidekick Chance Logan.
Whatever happened to easy? McKenna had the perfect cover for his plan to propose marriage. He and his girlfriend Benni would help his elderly tenant, Mrs. Nakamura, fly to Maui for a visit with her pregnant granddaughter. Then, he’d take Benni for a walk on the beach. He had a ring, but did he have the courage to pop the question?
The minute they land, McKenna’s perfect plan hits a snag. Mrs. Nakamura’s grandson-in-law is being accused of murder—and she wants her amateur sleuth landlord to investigate. Reluctantly, McKenna agrees to take the case with his friend Chance. They dive into an investigation that starts in a seedy hospitality club and goes straight downhill. Before they know it, the battle for Maui’s water is raging around the amateur sleuths and they have too many questions to answer.
Why was the murder victim living under a fake identity? Why is their client claiming he committed the crime? And, who is the mystery man stalking them?
On a dusty cane road, McKenna must answer the toughest decision of his life—live rich or die poor? There's no way it's the question he wanted to face, but if McKenna doesn’t think fast, he may never ask another.
| Southern Peach Pie and a Dead Guy (Poppy Peters Mysteries Book 1)|
by A. Gardner
$0.00, 168 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (304 reviews), #1 in Cozy Culinary Mystery
A slice of southern charm and murder à la mode. A deliciously dangerous series from USA Today bestselling author A. GARDNER!
A sudden midlife crisis leads Poppy across the country to a charming, yet deadly, pastry school in the heart of southern Georgia. Gathering the courage to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps, Poppy tosses her fear of carbs and soggy pastry bottoms aside and dives head first into learning the art of pastry.
But she has her work cut out for her not only fitting in with her charming (and not-so-charming) classmates, but also proving her worth to her instructors after her first publicly humiliating attempt at making the school's famous peach pie. And that’s not all. Amongst her peers lies a thief. . .and a murderer. If Poppy is going to survive her culinary experience, she ‘ll have to prove her innocence all while honing her baking skills to compete in the school’s dessert competition for a coveted overseas internship.
Can Poppy prove she’s one tough cookie? Or is her life about to crumble?
Book 1 in the Poppy Peters mystery series! A light-hearted cozy mystery featuring quirky small-town characters, southern charm, and recipes. This book does not contain cliffhangers, graphic violence, gore, or profanity.
| Monkey Heart (Haint Blue Adventures Along the Path Book 2)|
by J. Elliott
$0.00, 343 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #14,374 in General Humorous Fiction
Monkey Heart (the second in the series) picks up where Monkey Mind left off. Haint Blue has invested her savings in her new business, a meditation retreat in Catfish Springs, Florida. Bookings are few. Bills are piling up. Her brother Iggy isn't returning her calls. What is he hiding? Why won't he talk to her? Haint struggles to stay positive. As Halloween approaches, bookings pick up. Guests include a group of Wiccans, three cryptozoologists after the Florida Skunk Ape, a dieting club, survivalists planning for TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) and an overflow of Halloween revelers fresh from a drag show. The camp is lit up with activity and merriment. Haint is aglow as well, preoccupied by the attention of the lead cryptozoologist, Buster. All Saint's day begins with the sheriff banging at her door. One guest is missing. Murder? Foul play? Bigfoot abduction? This quasi-cozy goes French farce as the events of the previous evening are reviewed. And while someone or something has snatched her guest, Buster is capturing her heart.
| Beach Glass Blues: A Rescue Dog Mystery (Rescue Dog Mysteries Book 4)|
by Michele Anne O’Neail
$0.00, 32 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Cozy
“Beach Glass Blues”, the fourth in the Rescue Dog Mysteries series, revisits the character of musician Jimmy Freeman as his friend Diane delves into her own painful past. Jimmy’s wise words come back to guide and heal as his old friend finally deals with haunting childhood memories while investigating the disappearance of a pensioner and his beloved Beagle.
| THE PARADISE MYSTERY (Murder Mystery Classic): British Crime Thriller|
by J. S. Fletcher
$0.00, 179 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #108 in Crime Thrillers
Paradise is a piece of land near a thirteenth-century Cathedral in England and a quiet small town nearby is a hotbed of local gossip. Mark Ransford is a local doctor and a guardian of Mary and Dick Bewery. His assistant Pemberton Bryce is in love with Mary, but Dr. Ransford doesn't approve it. One day, after a visit to the doctor's house, a certain man finds death as he falls from the Cathedral. Bryce is convinced that Dr. Ransford is involved in the death and starts an investigation.
Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1933) was an English author and journalist, one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Golden Age. After his journalist career Fletcher first started writing poems, then historical fiction, and finally moved on to write detective mysteries.
| Road Kill: The Duchess Of Frisian Tun (DaDa Detective Agency Book 1)|
by Pete Adams
$0.00, pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #129 in General Humorous Fiction
Cataclysmic events have occurred in the decorous upper middle class enclave within Southsea, Portsmouth, on the south coast of England.
But what were the circumstances that contributed to this violent clash involving a Sherman tank and a bazooka? The strange occurrence is Investigated by Lord Everard Pimple, a naive, upper class twit who not only inadvertently opens a can of worms, but has an introduction into the world of womanly wiles.
Everard's life is about to blow up like an atom bomb... he just doesn't know it yet. But after the dust settles, will he still be standing?
| THE CANON IN RESIDENCE (British Mystery Classic): Identity Theft Thriller From the Author of the Thorpe Hazell Mysteries and Thrilling Stories of the Railway|
by Victor L. Whitechurch
$0.00, 100 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #7 in Two-Hour Teen & Young Adult Short Reads
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The Reverend John Smith is a conventional cleric, who learns on holiday he has been promoted to be Canon in Residence of Frattenbury Cathedral. While staying at a hotel he meets a fellow Englishman, who tells him the clergy are too divorced from reality. This stranger drugs Rev Smith and takes his clerical clothing, leaving in return his garish clothing, which Rev Smith is forced to wear for the rest of his holiday in St Moritz. However, because of this, he learns a great deal that the dog collar would have prevented. Meanwhile, the stranger adopts Rev Smith's name and goes off gambling and quaffing vast quantities of champagne in Monte Carlo, to the horror of an Englishwoman there who writes to her friends in Frattenbury about him.
Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch (1868-1933) was a Church of England clergyman and author. He is best known for his detective stories featuring Thorpe Hazell, the first amateur railway detective, whom the author intended to be as far from Sherlock Holmes as possible. Another Whitechurch's character was the spy Captain Ivan Koravitch. His stories were admired for their immaculate plotting and factual accuracy. Whitechurch was one of the first writers to submit his manuscripts to Scotland Yard for vetting as to police procedure.
| Lethally Lit: A Maggie Flanagan Cozy Mystery|
by Amber Boffin
$0.00, 197 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #3 in International Mystery & Crime
Maggie, eager to make her wildlife photography tour a success, is challenged by a mysterious death.
Snowy owls, a frozen lake, a remote ice-fishing lodge, and her trusted friend Adam at her side—it’s Maggie’s idea of a perfect launch of her guided wildlife photography tours. At least that is the case until she sets off.
Reaching the lodge is a challenge in itself as the weather keeps playing winter tricks. If that isn’t enough to dampen the spirits, one of her guests confides in her that he fears for his life.
Unrest spreads to all lodge guests when a woman from the fishing party is found dead and a detective flies in to investigate the case.
The only way for Maggie to stop this nightmare from unfolding is to do some digging herself. If only she can figure out why this woman was at the lodge in the first place, maybe she can find the reason for her death…
| Daisy's Design|
by Jolene R. Whitten
$0.00, 233 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #6 in Women's Detective Fiction
A fateful accident brings a troubled woman and mysterious dog together in a chain of seemingly coincidental events involving conmen, FBI agents, and ultimately, regained strength found in the bonds of family and friends, both old and new.
| Angel of Retribution (Agnes Carmichael Mysteries Book 15)|
by Anthea Cohen
$0.00, 192 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #15 in Medical Thrillers
After the sudden death of her husband, Bill, Agnes feels compelled to sell their beautiful home and start afresh.
Rose Cottage in Sussex seems the perfect place to settle, and Agnes is content with her garden, her West Highland terrier, Mac, and the growing number of chickens she has rescued from a nearby battery. But village life being what it is, she is also a little bored.
Relief comes in the shape of Amanda, a nervous girl who lives in the strange and dilapidated house in the same lane as Rose Cottage. Prone to outbursts of hysteria, Amanda is convinced that she stabbed to death the man who slashed and killed her beloved horse, Magic. Unable to find a body, the police concluded that the man had simply run away, but Agnes feels Amanda might be telling the truth and the continued spate of horse slashings in the district fuels her eagerness to investigate. Had there been more than one man?
Aided by Amanda and her brother, Guy, Agnes uncovers a vipers nest of jealousy, deceit and most loathsome to her, animal cruelty.
Catching the wrong-doers tests Agnes’s ingenuity to the hilt but, as always, Agnes never fails to dispense her own peculiarly original form of justice...
Anthea Cohen trained as a State Registered Nurse at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and has worked both as a hospital sister and a private nurse. She has written on medicine and hospital life, has been a columnist for Nursing Mirror and has contributed regularly to World Medicine. Since 1982 she has published fifteen Agnes Carmichael novels, innumerable short stories, and popular books for teenagers in America.
Praise for Anthea Cohen
‘A jaunty, splendidly sly tale.’ - James Melville, Highbury and Islington Express
‘Joyous times for clue buffs … a good, clear chiller-thriller.’ - Stephen Walsh, Oxford Times
‘The climax is a rich brilliant trick, played both on the police and, until the last moment, on the reader too.’ - Gerald Kaufman, Listener
‘Continues to be one of the most original chiller series around.’ - Felicia Lamb, Mail on Sunday
‘Distinctly unsettling portrait of a murderer among us … baleful and persuasive psychology projects the action from the criminal’s point of view. Anthea Cohen is doing something quite remarkable here.’ - Philip Oakes, Literary Review
‘All the fascinating detail of hospital life which makes the television soaps and the Mills and Boon romances so popular is here, but without the soft underbelly …’ - Reginald Hill, Times Literary Supplement
| MCALLISTER AND HIS DOUBLE (Illustrated): Collection of Detective Mysteries, Legal Thrillers & Courtroom Intrigues|
by Arthur Cheney Train
$0.00, 102 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #12 in Legal Thrillers
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McAllister and his Double is a collection of detective mysteries, legal thrillers and courtroom intrigues, most featuring the chubby clubman McAllister and his less than honest double, with few other tales centered around the figure of youthful deputy assistant district attorney Dockbridge.
Table of Contents:
The Baron de Ville
The Escape of Wilkins
The Governor-General's Trunk
The Golden Touch
McAllister's Data of Ethics
In the Course of Justice
The Maximilian Diamond
Arthur Cheney Train (1875-1945) was an American lawyer and writer of legal thrillers, particularly known for his novels of courtroom intrigue and the creation of the fictional lawyer Mr. Ephraim Tutt, a wily old lawyer who supported the common man and always had a trick up his sleeve to right the law's injustices. Train wrote a number of novels and short stories inspired by his parallel career as a lawyer in private practice and a New York County District Attorney.
| Mr Wray's Cash Box (Christmas Mystery Series): From the prolific English writer, best known for The Woman in White, Armadale, The Moonstone and The Dead Secret|
by Wilkie Collins
$0.00, 188 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #5 in Teen & Young Adult Holiday & Celebrations Fiction eBooks
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Reuben Wray is a retired stage actor whose most valuable possession is a mask of Shakespeare which he guards obsessively in his cash box, attracting thieves towards the box. Upon the theft of his sole possession it is upto his grand-daugter to bring back the lost happiness of his dear old grand-father and make his Christmas worthwhile again. A heartening Christmas mystery read!
Wilkie Collins (1824–1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. His best-known works are The Woman in White (1859), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The last is considered the first modern English detective novel.
| THE MYSTERY OF THE GREEN RAY (British Mystery Classic): A Thrilling Tale of Love, Adventure and Espionage on the Eve of WWI|
by William Le Queux
$0.00, 155 pages, 3.2 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Cozy
It is the dawn of The Great War. Young Ronald Ewart is ready to be enlisted, but before he does, he travels to Scotland to visit his fiancée Myra McLeod. While out fishing together, Myra inexplicably loses her sight after witnessing a green flashing light. Her father has an odd experience as well, and then Myra's faithful dog also goes blind. They turn to a leading eye specialist who happens to be a bit of an amateur detective and he takes on himself to resolve the mystery of the green ray.
William Le Queux (1864-1927) was an Anglo-French writer who mainly wrote in the genres of mystery, thriller, and espionage, particularly in the years leading up to World War I. His best-known works are the anti-French and anti-Russian invasion fantasy "The Great War in England in 1897" and the anti-German invasion fantasy "The Invasion of 1910."
| Thrown Under the Bus|
by Jae Awkins
$0.00, 347 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #4 in General Humorous Fiction
Irreverent and stereotypical, abounding with acronyms, cliches' and phonetics... the folks at Liberty Bell Golden Terrace retirement community give new meaning to Senior Citizen, and keep you laughing, as they invite themselves on one Resident's private vacation—a bus tour to Reno, Nevada. Sounds safe and fun, right?
When marriage counselor, Silvia Server, married her high school sweetheart, Rock Starre, she had a lot of fantasies about his fame and success... but one of her dreams was not an ugly divorce after thirty years.
Alone and broke, Silvie's widowed older sister, Ima Gudkuke, convinces her that they should relocate together, into a senior home for aging 'B' List celebrities. Originally founded by Missionaries of The Helpless, LBGT only accepts Residents who can prove solvency and a connection to fame—and Ima's two-season cooking show on PBS qualifies, with Silvie as her plus-one.
It's not an ideal situation for Silvie—but with no other options, she agrees.
Soon bored with endless bingo games and daily routines, Silvie finds herself in charge of a tour bus Road Trip, squabbling seniors, conniving hillbillies...and murder.
Trapped at the Speedo Motel, the Seniors endure rudimentary accommodations, while the Socialites complain, and the bumbling police 'look into the matter'.
From Selma Bodie to Vera Tackey, they're a group of people that you won't want to miss—if you can survive the double entendres!
Rated R for crude humor, sexual innuendos, and the occasional non-PC remark. Rated A+ for entertainment value.
| Felicia's Food Truck One-Hour Mysteries : Bite-Sized Culinary Cozy Mysteries (Culinary Cozy Shorts Book 1)|
by Celia Kinsey
$0.00, 142 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #15 in Cozy Culinary Mystery
Four one-hour mysteries featuring Felicia's Food Truck. Set in a small town on the Florida coast, these bite-sized culinary cozies feature a quirky cast of characters from the village of Bray Bay and Whispering Palms Senior Living Complex. These are murderless mysteries.
① Fit to be French Fried
When an unlikeable retiree passes out while walking home from Felica's food truck, everyone dismisses the incident as a simple medical emergency, but Felicia's not convinced. Someone had a hand in Mrs. Dunn's collapse, and Felicia is determined to find out who and why.
② Hamburger Heist
When Felicia's food truck is held up by a masked robber, it's up to Felicia to find the real culprit before the wrong man is convicted of the crime.
③ Pizza Pie Puzzler
When Antonio's mobile pizza kitchen starts poaching Felicia's customers, she's less than pleased. But then a rash of vandalism culminates in the rival food truck going up with a bang, and her cook, Arnie, has some explaining to do. It's up to Felicia to find the real perpetrator before Arnie is charged with the crime.
④ Hot Dog Horrors
When bizarre objects start showing up in the hotdogs and chili fries Felicia is serving her customers, she wonders if someone is trying to get her food truck shut down. But when the same thing starts happening at other local eateries, Felicia vows to find out who's behind it all before somebody gets seriously injured.
| Captain Dave's Boat House: A Culinary Mystery|
by Andrew Culver
$0.00, 134 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #7 in Historical Mysteries
WHO KILLED CAPTAIN DAVE?
That’s what Richard Gilmore needs to find out…while there’s still time.
Richard works for Captain Dave's Boat House, a nautical-themed restaurant chain with 178 worldwide locations. He does social media for the company, and he enjoys walking to work every morning at the 100-year-old flagship location on the beach in Southern California. But when Richard is put in charge of writing the new centennial anniversary book about the history of the restaurant, things get a little crazy.
As Richard writes his book, he takes a nostalgic journey through the kitschy world of retro pop culture, and he uncovers some strange truths about the larger-than-life man who created the restaurant he loves so much. Richard starts to learn that Captain Dave was not the hero everyone thought he was. Then Richard meets Dave's granddaughter Grace, who wants to help him do his research. The unlikely detectives begin to learn that not only did someone kill the beloved Captain Dave, but the killer is still on the loose!
Now a reporter is on their trail, trying to get the scoop on the “dark side of Captain Dave.” If the public learns some of these things, it could sink the restaurant chain Richard loves so much. Can Richard and Grace figure out who killed Captain Dave and keep his secrets out of the hands of the wrong people?
| Body in the Orchard (Kern Kapers Mysteries Book 1)|
by Phyllis Wachob
$0.00, 199 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #292 in Women Sleuths
It wasn’t unusual to find a dead body in the orchards surrounding Bakersfield, California. So when Vermilion Blew reads in the local paper about yet one more corpse dug up by a backhoe, she dismisses the discovery. That is, until the revelation that the man had a ticket in his pocket for a movie that she had attended with her fiancé, thirty-seven years before. And that movie was the last time she had seen Frankie Monroe, the evening before her nuptials. Very has gone on with her life, or so she believes, until a slippery slope of events pushes her into a painful and mostly repressed past. A return to the emotional roller-coaster of the days and weeks that followed the spoiled wedding causes Very to face a horde of questions that she had longed to bury. Why was Frankie so secretive about his origins? Does the clue of the movie ticket solve anything or open a swarm of meddlesome queries? When new evidence emerges about the body in the orchard, Very plunges into the murky world of identifying and tracing missing persons, and she discovers a new profession, skip-tracing private investigator.
| The Song: A Harriet Ward Happy Trails Retirement Village Mystery Book 4|
by Glenn Rogers
$0.00, 172 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #345 in Women Sleuths
Jenny Ingram was sitting on the big sofa in the front lobby of the Happy Trails Retirement Village in Abilene, Texas. It looked like she had dozed off. She hadn’t. She was dead. When Harriet calls Jenny’s niece, Cheyenne McKinley, to tell her that her aunt had passed away quietly about an hour ago, Cheyenne insists that her aunt had not died of natural causes. Someone killed her. Harriet is not convinced, but when the coroner’s report comes back a few days later that Jenny Ingram had indeed been murdered, poisoned, Harriet agrees to investigate. Who would want to kill a sweet little old lady, and why?
| The House That Kicked Up Its Hooves On Halloween (The Delmarva Renovators Mysteries)|
by David Healey
$0.00, 21 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #21 in 30-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
In this short story, the cast and crew of Delmarva Renovators has returned to the historic waterfront town of Chesapeake City on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, this time to judge a Halloween pumpkin carving contest and renovate one of the town’s smallest houses. But a murder soon intervenes, and it’s up to producer Tom Martell to solve the mystery using clues from a Civil War sword and the ghost of a mule that once pulled barges through the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
| POWERS OF DARKNESS (Mystery Classics Series): Crime Thriller|
by Fred M. White
$0.00, 205 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #138 in Crime Thrillers
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"It was as if Martin Faber had come back from the dead—the ghastliness of the idea made Alice shudder. A sudden fear set her trembling from head to foot. She seemed to see the whole mystery laid bare as one sees things in a dream, only to lose sight of them again. Yet Martin Faber was in his grave. It was impossible in the circumstances."
Frederick White (1859–1935), mostly known for mysteries, is considered also as one of the pioneers of the spy story.
| RANDOLPH MASON, THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE: The Strange Schemes of Randolph Mason & The Man of Last Resort: The Corpus Delicti, Two Plungers of Manhattan, Woodford's ... Furandi, The Governor's Machine and more|
by Melville Davisson Post
$0.00, 304 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #11 in Legal Thrillers
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Randolph Mason is a brusque New York lawyer who is highly skilled at turning legal loopholes and technicalities to his clients' advantage. He is depicted as an utterly amoral character who advises criminals how to commit wrongdoings without breaking the letter of the law. The best-known of these stories is "The Corpus Delicti", in which Mason's client murders a blackmailing lover and dissolves her dismembered corpse in acid. Despite circumstantial evidence, Mason secures his client's acquittal on the grounds that nobody has been found and there are no eyewitnesses to the woman's death, as required by New York law at the time. Post deflected criticism of such sensational stories by affirming that he was publicly exposing weaknesses in the law that needed to be rectified.
Melville Davisson Post (1869-1930) was an American author, born in West Virginia.
Table of Contents:
The Strange Schemes of Randolph Mason
The Corpus Delicti
Two Plungers of Manhattan
The Error of William Van Broom
The Men of the Jimmy
The Sheriff of Gullmore
The Animus Furandi
The Man of Last Resort (The Clients of Randolph Mason)
The Governor's Machine
Mrs. Van Barton
Once in Jeopardy
The Rule Against Carper
| Tiramisu to You Too!|
by Valerie Nicole
$0.00, 281 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #129 in Cozy Mystery
Ginny Pfeiffer is doing everything in her power to keep the jazz club she sunk her life savings into afloat. When a rouge finger turns up in a woman's take-home Tiramisu, the police start to look a little closer at Ginny's desserts. Lead Detective Nathan Spade discovers something even more interesting than the finger; he finds the entire set! Detective Spade orders a Health Department inquiry and an open police investigation into the possibility of a homicide. Ginny stays a step ahead of the police as she tracks down her missing sous chef, who keeps looking more and more like a good candidate for the prime suspect in the case. Things start to get sticky as a mysterious man walks into the club, offering assistance with Ginny's investigation. On a whim, she accepts his help before they hop on a plane to Las Vegas. Has Ginny completely lost her mind, or she is one step closer to solving the finger filled Tiramisu mystery?
| Dames and Demons (Redfield Chronicles Book 1)|
by G. Campbell
$0.00, 137 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #39 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries
Twenty years ago, a pandemic ripped through the world and forever changed society. Where Man once stood, now stand the Women and the Demons. They rule the city through magic and money. Men like Tom and Chris Redfield have nothing. The brothers live under the heel of society and fight over the scraps dropped by the upper classes. Or at least they used to.
Things change with the discovery of a Demonic book. The brothers might have a shot at a better life, but they’re not ready for the chaos the book unleashes. Suddenly, the Redfields are thrown into the tangled machinations of the spiteful Sororities and the fastidious lords of Hell. Forced to become players in an intricate game, the brothers will have to use their wits and all the magic they can afford if they hope to survive.
Cock your pistols, sharpen your swords, and fill your magic reserve… Not everyone’s going to make it out alive.
| The Perfect Crime|
by Roger Forsdyke
$0.00, 371 pages, 3.7 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #3 in Biographies of Serial Killers
3.45 am, Friday 15th February 1974. The Black Panther is lurking…
A man breaks into a house, waking the occupants with a jab of a double-barrelled shotgun. This is no ordinary burglar however, it is the notorious Black Panther. He is a man who has ripped through the Post Offices of England, and whose crimes are becoming increasingly violent.
DS Groat has been called upon to assist DS Ted Pearson in the pursuit of his brutal criminal. As their lives become increasingly intertwined and ever more complicated will they be able to arrest their man? With no idea where he is or what he looks like, how do you catch a panther?
The Perfect Crime is a gripping thriller inspired by true events that chills to the bone.
Richard Forsdyke was a policeman for 32 years. He worked on cases ranging from shoplifting to rape and murder. He is now a successful crime writer, and lives with his family in Lincoln.
| Lawless Justice (OUTLAW Book 3)|
by Karina Kantas
$0.00, 286 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #1 in Women's Crime Fiction
Part 3 of the OUTLAW series (not a sequel)
| THE CLUE (Murder Mystery Classic): Detective Fleming Stone Series|
by Carolyn Wells
$0.00, 202 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (134 reviews), #6 in Teen & Young Adult Detective Story eBooks
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A bride is killed on the night before the wedding, and many are suspected – a cousin who was rejected, a secretary who loved her fiancé, a fiancé who loved another woman… Was crime at all inspired by love or maybe it had to do with bride's property? It will take a great detective such as Fleming Stone to solve this mystery.
Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was an American writer and poet. Among the most famous of her mystery novels were the Fleming Stone Detective Stories, and Pennington Wise series. She also wrote several Sherlock Holmes stories.
| Dead before Christmas (A New England Murder Mystery Book 1)|
by Sue Ann Connaughton
$0.00, 251 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #40 in Private Investigator Mysteries
In 1962, a serial killer is terrorizing residents of Massachusetts. As Christmas approaches, an ordinary Boston resident is murdered at home. Is it the work of the serial killer or somebody else? Private investigator Cuttlefish discovers this victim is far from ordinary. Cuttlefish relies upon his expertise in case mapping, interview techniques, and scenario analysis to slice through a clutter of factors including hoarding, bigamy, a confrontation at a quilting retreat, and an obsession with mortality to identify a motive and catch a murderer.
| Brand New Friend|
by Kate Vane
$0.00, 334 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #6 in British Contemporary Literature
You know he's a liar, but is he a killer?
Paolo Bennett is a foreign correspondent without an assignment. He’s back in London after political upheaval forced his family from their beloved Cairo.
Then Paolo hears from Mark, a friend and activist from his student days in the 80s. Mark has just been exposed as an undercover cop -- and his handler has been murdered.
It’s a betrayal, but it’s also a story. Paolo grabs the opportunity to get away from his desk and investigate, but Mark isn’t making it easy, disappearing just as everyone wants answers.
Paolo questions friends he hasn’t seen since the days when he thought activism meant getting drunk at benefit gigs. They recall the curry night from hell and his inevitable housemate crush.
And an unexplained death on campus. What else did he miss? And why, despite everything, does he still want to believe Mark?
As Paolo’s past and present lives collide, the truth about the two deaths changes everything he thought he knew about his friends – and himself.
| Adventures of Shirley Holmes and Janie Watson: Case of the Missing Children|
by K R Hall
$0.00, 126 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #95 in Private Investigator Mysteries
This story contains potentially triggering material, including the death and kidnapping of children. Read at your own discretion. It is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.
Shirley Holmes and Janie Watson have been best friends since high school, and now they own a detective agency together.
The Holmes and Watson Detective Agency has a reputation for finding lost pets and finding people who skip out on the local bail bondsman. The girls wish for something more exciting, something they can skin their teeth into.
Brock Melbourne has moved to Vienna, Virginia, after losing his wife and children in a tragic fire six months ago.
Eight-year-old twins Lennox, and Layla Goldwyn are missing. Landon and Ruby Goldwyn turn to Shirley and Janie when they think the police are not looking hard enough.
Be careful what you wish for.
| THE MAN WHO FELL THROUGH THE EARTH (Murder Mystery Classic): Detective Pennington Wise Series|
by Carolyn Wells
$0.00, 226 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #9 in Teen & Young Adult Detective Story eBooks
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It was to the effect that Amos Gately had been shot before he entered the elevator or immediately upon his entrance. That he had died instantly, and, therefore it would seem that the body must have been placed in the car and sent down by the assailant. But this was only conjecture; all the doctor could assert was that Mr. Gately had been dead for perhaps an hour, and that the position of the body on the floor indicated an instantaneous death from a shot through the heart.
Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was an American writer and poet. Among the most famous of her mystery novels were the Fleming Stone Detective Stories, and Pennington Wise series. She also wrote several Sherlock Holmes stories.
| Murder in the Queen's Boudoir (Auguste Didier Mystery Book 11)|
by Amy Myers
$0.00, 192 pages, 3.7 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #17 in Conspiracy Thrillers
Auguste Didier is back. But this time, he’s chasing ghosts…
It seemed a wonderful idea at the beginning: a staged scene to tempt the ghost of tragic Marie Antoinette into showing herself at Le Petit Trianon .
And what better way to do so but to recreate a day in her life?
Surely no self-respecting ghost would be able to resist?
Although for that matter, neither would a woman with revenge in her heart, nor a man with a weakness for a wager…
There have been several reported sightings at Le Petit Trianon over the years and, on the fateful day, no fewer than three Marie-Antoinettes are seen.
But the dead body found in the late queen’s bed-chamber after lunch is no illusion – and nor is the second body found slaughtered in the garden.
Could the two deaths be connected?
With everyone under suspicion, Auguste Didier, takes it upon himself to shelve his role as the king’s chef to help an acquaintance, Inspector Chesnais.
However, Auguste’s history throws little confidence in his direction.
Chesnais is tasked with investigating the crimes, but Auguste has his own plans …
With his wife Tatiana’s help, Auguste focuses on the group.
Someone amongst them is a murderer…
Murder in the Queen’s Boudoir is a classic murder mystery, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie.
Praise for Amy Myers
‘...a cross between Hercule Poirot and Mrs Beeton' - Library Journal
'…this feast of entertainment is packed with splendid late-Victorian detail’ - Library Journal
Amy Myers was born in Kent, where she still lives, although she has now ventured to the far side of the Medway. For many years a director of a London publishing company, she is now a full-time writer. Married to an American, she lived for some years in Paris, where, surrounded by food, she first dreamed up her Victorian chef detective Auguste Didier. Currently she is writing her contemporary crime series starring Jack Colby, car detective, and in between his adventures continuing her Marsh & Daughter series and her Victorian chimney sweep Tom Wasp novels.
| Murder in the O.C.|
by R.N. Crane
$0.00, 205 pages, 3.4 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #185 in Private Investigator Mysteries
A murder in Orange County, California, puts private eye, Flint Osborne, hot on the trail to prove the innocence of his ex-fiancee. She is a suspect in the murder of Star Hansen, the man she was dating while she was engaged to Flint.
In a seemingly unrelated situation, Flint is tasked to perform due diligence on the dress designer business owned by Melody Sparks. While Flint is evaluating Melody’s business, he falls in love with her.
As Flint’s investigation continues, he is almost killed by one of the murder suspects. However, in the end, he uncovers a secret link between the lives of two individuals that ultimately solves the case.
An older version of this book was published under the title “My Girlfriend is a Con Artist” and is no longer in print.
| CLEEK'S GOVERNMENT CASES – The Detective Hamilton Cleek Mysteries: The Adventures of the Vanishing Cracksman and the Master Detective, known as "the man of the forty faces"|
by Thomas W. Hanshew
$0.00, 364 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #24 in Teen & Young Adult Detective Story eBooks
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Hamilton Cleek is a consulting detective and also known as "the man of the forty faces" for his incredible skill at disguise. Cleek is himself a reformed criminal and now helps Inspector Narkom of Scotland Yard in solving crimes in Clarges Street, London. The Cleek mysteries were originally published as individual short stories but were later compiled into separate books.
"AFTER due reflection over the question of disguise, Cleek determined for the present to revive that of Lieutenant Deland, and it was as that smart young officer that he once more took up his quarters in Clarges Street, in a house not very far from that which had been wrecked by Margot and her gang of Apaches. That they, too, were on his track was ascertained by Dollops, who traced them down to their lairs of Soho like a bloodhound scenting his quarry . . ." (Excerpt from "Cleek's Government Cases".)
Thomas W. Hanshew (1857-1914) was an American author best known for his Hamilton Cleek Detective Series.
| EUGÉNE VALMONT & SHERLAW KOMBS: THE SUPER SLEUTHS (Mystery Classics Series): Detective Books: The Siamese Twin of a Bomb-Thrower, The Ghost with the Club-Foot, ... Kombs, The Adventure of the Second Swag...|
by Robert Barr
$0.00, 268 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #10 in Parodies
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"When I say I am called Valmont, the name will convey no impression to the reader, one way or another. My occupation is that of private detective in London, but if you ask any policeman in Paris who Valmont was he will likely be able to tell you, unless he is a recent recruit. If you ask him where Valmont is now, he may not know, yet I have a good deal to do with the Parisian police." (The Triumph of Eugéne Valmont)
Robert Barr (1849–1912) was a Scottish-Canadian short story writer and novelist, born in Glasgow, Scotland. His famous detective character Eugéne Valmont, fashioned after Sherlock Holmes, is said to be the inspiration behind Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot. Barr also wrote two parodies of Holmes as a form of flattery to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the fashion of other such parodies being written at that time. And in spite of these parodies the two remained good friends all through their lives. A must read for all Holmes' enthusiasts!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Triumph of Eugéne Valmont
The Mystery of the Five Hundred Diamonds
The Siamese Twin of a Bomb-Thrower
The Clue of the Silver Spoons
Lord Chizelrigg's Missing Fortune
The Absent-Minded Coterie
The Ghost with the Club-Foot
The Liberation of Wyoming Ed
Lady Alicia's Emeralds
Parody of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlaw Kombs
The Adventure of the Second Swag
| The Secret of the Paintings (The Case of the Stolen Paintings Book 1)|
by Charan Ponamgi
$0.00, 24 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #136 in Mystery Action Fiction
A painting in a museum is robbed. The director of the museum, Philip Burke, reports this to popular detective Pete Russel. Clara Parker, historian and linguist, travels to Italy on a trip. In one of the museums she visited, a painting is stolen, and when she reports the theft to the local police, they don’t take it seriously, so she goes back to New York, and asks Philip to take up the case.
| TWO BULLETS & A SIX-PACK|
by R.J. BOGART
$0.00, 232 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #143 in Private Investigator Mysteries
After assaulting her photographer, Joanne runs out of her Vegas wedding. Turning up 1900 miles north with a fairy tale and a camera, she seeks help from a reluctant shamus in search of a new golf swing.
Can Coop, a caustic detective with more vices than a seventies rock star help the runaway bride, or is she destined to end up floating down the Humber River in thirty-five Ziploc bags.
| A Strange Murder: Unsolved mysteries in a beauty contest.|
by Yiros Dakay
$0.00, 188 pages, 3.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #106 in International Mystery & Crime
Fred Tenorly lives a quiet and lonely lifestyles in a small East Texas town, till he is selected as a juror for a murder trial. A beautiful, mysterious redhead befriends him, and seems to have a romantic interest. But is she merely the usage of him to persuade the outcome of the trial? By the end of the primary week, 3 humans connected with the case are dead, and Fred is beginning to fear for his very own life. He is now satisfied that a effective Dallas lawyer is directing the murder spree in his little town. But why? He is determined to find out.But his investigation just may earn him a spot at the pinnacle of the hit list.
| The Ghost From The Past (In to the Darkness Book 1)|
by Ali Asghar Khambati
$0.00, 28 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #196 in Private Investigator Mysteries
The scream cut through the silence of the night , it was high pitched even the most healthy hearts can suffer some increase number of beats and that's it ... Silence again . I started wondering if the scream was just a part of my imagination or the ghost stories I had heard before about the place or was it all true , the stay in the most beautiful place in the Himalayas has now becoming more and more dangerous every minute...
| Overlap (Thriller)|
by Neel Majumder
$0.00, 41 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Private Investigators
Overlap is a crime thriller where Indra and Sunaina will unmask a henious crime but will be stuck to a dilema between victim and offender. Overlap is also one of the highest viewed story of Wordpress.
| A Thin Line (Garrison Chase Thriller Book 2)|
by Craig N. Hooper
$0.00, 346 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (40 reviews), #1 in Men's Adventure Fiction
A loved one brutally murdered.
A secret chamber deep in the heart of Los Angeles.
And a presidential election in turmoil.
One unflappable agent races to connect the dots.
"One of the year's best thrillers." BestThrillers.com
This fast paced, action packed series stars a hero who's skilled like Bourne and relentless like Bauer.
Framed for murder by a notorious human trafficker he was supposed to have killed, former operative Garrison Chase's harrowing journey to clear his name takes him from an underground torture chamber deep in the heart of L.A.'s human trafficking ring to the highest office in the land.
Along the way, Chase learns the trafficker is a small link in a far more sinister chain. But the deeper he digs, and the more he uncovers, the more treacherous the stakes. Because powerful people are protecting a forty-year-old secret with devastating repercussions for the upcoming presidential election.
And they'll do anything to keep the truth buried.
Fans of Michael Connelly's Bosch series and Lee Child's Reacher series will love Garrison Chase.
| Trust Me (Trust Me Find Me Romantic Suspense Series Book 1)|
by Nell Grey
$0.00, 267 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #5,725 in Traditional Detective Mysteries
AN ADDICTIVE EXPLORATION OF LOVE AND BETRAYAL
What Goodreads readers are saying:
★★★★★ "I was so entranced by the story that I read it in one sitting, I couldn't put it down!"
★★★★★ "I was hooked from the beginning."
★★★★★ "This is a new to me author and I was not disappointed. A thrilling ride to the end."
★★★★★ "Beautifully written."
★★★★★ "It's a great read for those that want a dramatic love story with a suspenseful side story. I found it refreshing, lacking the cliche elements of your typical romance. I would definitely recommend it."
Jac Jones is a player.
I knew it the first time. Those unfathomable chocolate eyes that set your heart pumping. That draw you in. Even though you know it's not going to end well.
He's got my mother wrapped around his little finger. The Special Forces hero has taken over the farm. He has a way of persuading, of getting what he wants.
I've resisted him for so long. He says he's changed. That I didn't understand, back then. Can I trust him now? Or will he leave me, like he did before?
He's trying to get back on terms, but there are secrets. Some, I can't fathom. Some, that I have too. And secrets that are unknown to either of us. After all, this sleepy Welsh backwater is the perfect bolt hole.
There are people hiding here.
And there are people out there who won't rest until they're found.
| The Crooked Finger|
by Angus MacVicar
$0.00, 247 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #24 in Traditional Detective Mysteries
“A fast-moving tale…” - The Scotsman
Summer passions, like summer storms, are more dangerous than the dull desires of winter…
On her twenty-first birthday, Eileen receives a mysterious envelope from her long-dead father.
The letter contains plans for an island, along with indecipherable symbols.
Her mother tells her that her father was very secretive, due to a an ancient feud with an unknown enemy…the man with a crooked finger.
That very night, a man with a crooked finger breaks into her room and steals the plans.
Before, he leaves, he tells her that he is the rightful owner of the plans.
Now faced with two mysteries – what the plans and symbols mean and her relationship to the man with the crooked finger – Eileen cannot stop until she finds answers.
The Crooked Finger is a fast-moving Gothic tale, layered with intriguing mystery and romance. Written by one of Scotland’s most enduring authors, fans of cryptogram mysteries like The DaVinci Code are sure to love The Crooked Finger.
Angus MacVicar was a prolific and much loved author whose enchanting stories captured the very essence of Scottish life. He lived from 1908-2001. MacVicar lived most of his life in the village of Southend. After attending the University of Glasgow he went on to work for the Campbeltown Courier. He is the author of The Screaming Gull and The Ten Green Brothers.
| Banshee Moon (Samantha Moon Adventures Book 1)|
by J.R. Rain
$0.00, 42 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (64 reviews), #9 in One-Hour Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Reads
After a near-fatal adventure in another world―a world of dragons, no less―Samantha Moon is ready for her first real vacation in nearly a decade. With a little money in her pocket from the sale of a mansion left to her by her vampire sire, Sam sets her sights on a whirlwind European tour...
First stop: a castle in Ireland.
However, when a dark shadow races across her hotel suite, followed by something evil watching her son from an ancient suit of armor, Samantha Moon is about to discover that her trip to the Emerald Isle is going to be anything but relaxing. After all, something wicked this way comes―and it's here to settle an old score with the vampire detective and her family.
From #1 bestselling Kindle authors J.R. Rain and Matthew S. Cox comes "Banshee Moon," first in Samantha Moon's adventures through Europe, a collection of eight thrilling short tales.
| Dead Letter (Meddlin' Madeline Mysteries Book 4)|
by Chautona Havig
$0.00, 317 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (29 reviews), #2 in Religious Historical Fiction
For the first time, Madeline has permission to meddle.
Something's not adding up in the Wintherwood, Ohio bank, and Madeline's there to figure out why.
Sent by the Rockland Pinkerton’s office to investigate shady banking practices, Madeline finally has the opportunity to try out all her developing detective skills. From her new disguise to an assumed persona, complete with non-existent fiancé, Madeline takes on embezzlement in Wintherwood, Ohio.
Now, to find the culprit and get back to Rockland before Amy arrives, before Mrs. Barnes gets any sicker, and before Russell writes her off as a hopeless, heartless girl.
As Madeline figures out what’s happening, even Mr. Flint begins to lose confidence in her. How will she prove who is taking the money and why–especially after her primary suspect ends up dead?
Dead Letter is the fourth book in the Meddlin’ Madeline series.
| Mark of the Gods: Supernatural Suspense (Muse Island Series Book 1)|
by Kris Faryn
$0.00, 162 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (13 reviews), #4 in Nordic Myth & Legend Fantasy eBooks
The myths are real. And they're coming for her.
Piper Prince excels at counseling the criminally insane, but something about Ari Fawkes and his claim to serve the gods threatens to unravel her. When he gives her an iron-clad clue to her mysterious past—a clue that could heal her dying sister—Piper follows the trail to Muse Island.
Once on the island, her room is ransacked, a sinister message is left behind, and her one lead is murdered. Before the woman dies, she bestows a strange gift to Piper—one that makes her long-buried, childhood hallucinations return.
But are the creatures Piper sees more than hallucinations? And is her fate tangled up with the gods?
Now Piper must deal with awakening to a mythical world, monstrous villains who want to claim both her and the supernatural gift, and a charming resort owner with more secrets than answers. But who...or what...can she trust?
A supernatural suspense novel that will keep you turning pages long into the night.
Get it today.
Award-winning Novel | Romance Writer's of America Northwest Houston 2018 Lonestar Contest
| Strange Karma|
by Willow Healy
$0.00, 268 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #1 in Historical Thrillers
2nd in Romance Writers of America Kiss of Death's Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense!
Strange Karma, is a mystery/ thriller set in two eras: 1920s England and Tibet, and the present-day Himalayan mountains.
Mountain climber Cynthia Graham learns, to her peril, that some inheritances can trigger a deadly avalanche of events that reverberate through time. She finds, in her deceased grandmother’s desk, a secret compartment with a red diamond, the world’s rarest gem, along with a batch of her great grandfather, Andrew Irvine’s, 1924 Mount Everest expedition letters, which tell of a homicidal Sherpa, a murdered Buddhist monk, and the existence of a missing twin to her red diamond. Intrigued, she travels to Nepal and, guided by ex-Gurkha soldier Dorje, attempts to solve the mystery. But, when multiple attempts are made on her life, she realizes that some secrets should remain forever buried...
| Susanna's Secret: Historical Regency Romance (London Temptations Book 1)|
by Joyce Alec
$0.00, 168 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (50 reviews), #9 in Women's Historical Fiction
Susanna is keeping a secret. Can she risk telling the truth?
Benedict, the Earl of Knightsbridge is something of a recluse. His mother is insistent that he find a wife, but marriage is the last thing on his mind.
Threatening notes arrive at his home every few days, which is why he continues to avoid society. However, when his mother insists that they throw a house party to find him a bride, Benedict has no other choice but to do so.
He soon discovers that all is not as terrible as he feared, especially when he finds himself quite taken with one particular young lady.
Miss Susanna Millerton is in trouble. As a guest at Lord Knightsbridge’s house party, she cannot tell him that she is the one sending the notes, albeit under duress. But when things take a turn for the worse, and Susanna discovers her heart is beginning to twine to his, can she risk telling him the truth? Or will she remain silent and see him sink further into despair?
| A Beautiful End (Broken Bow Book 1)|
by Ashley A Quinn
$0.00, 413 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #73 in Action & Adventure Romance
Will a threat to London’s life lead her to love?
London Scott’s routine, boring life gets a jolt when her niece discovers a woman’s body while out hiking with her boyfriend. It’s just her luck, though, that it’s Sebastian Archer who investigates the murder. Having known the man since childhood, she’s always been the annoying tagalong. Even though she finds him drop-dead sexy, that’s a ship that can never sail now that she’s guardian to her niece and his goddaughter.
Two years ago, Seb moved home to take the position as local sheriff, ready for a slower pace and to be closer to his family. That included his best friend’s sister, London. The beautiful innkeeper had held his heart since they were young, but the timing never felt right to start something. When a serial killer murders a woman in his jurisdiction who bears a striking resemblance to London, Seb realizes he could lose her before they ever get a chance.
Will London’s reluctance to date the handsome sheriff deliver her into the hands of a psychopath?
The Broken Bow Series:
A Beautiful End (Seb and London's story)
Wildfire (Jace and Tara's story)
Other books by Ashley A Quinn:
The Foggy Mountain Intrigue Series:
Smoky Mountain Murder (Ben and Gemma's story)
Smoky Mountain Baby (Tristan and Laurel's story)
Flames of Fate Series:
When It Burns (Ty and Penny's story)
A Whisper in the Dark (Leo and Keira's story)
Deceived (Novella about Hades)
| Kandy Kane Addickion: Chronicles Of A Nympho|
by Lady Legacy
$0.00, 68 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (96 reviews), #11 in African American Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
At twenty one years old, Kandy Kane is young, and the epitome of beauty. Growing up in a small, town, called Gadsden, Alabama; she had everything she's ever wanted. As the only child, of a notorious Drug Lord; she never wanted for nothing. Unfortunately, everything changed ten years ago, when her father was brutally murdered by his best friend.
Craving her old lifestyle, Kandy started using what she had, to get what she wanted. She knew she'd hit a diamond mine, after one freaky night with Dr. Nikolas Kane, he proposed the very next day. The doctor thought it was love at first sight; but in reality he was pu**sy whipped at first stroke.
Sadly, he knows nothing about his new promiscuous wife, other than her striking features and mind-blowing sex. Little does he know, Kandy is an undercover FREAK, AND A NYMPHO! Can you turn a hoe into a housewife? Get ready to experience treachery, pain, rage, and revenge like you've never seen before in a story called, “ADDICKION.”
| BURNING GREED: a gripping murder mystery, full of suspense (DI Tanya Miller investigates Book 2)|
by Diane M Dickson
$0.00, 251 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (140 reviews), #1 in Kidnapping Crime Fiction
The investigation into a warehouse fire turns into a murder inquiry when a woman’s body is found in the debris.
Forensics quickly establish foul play is involved. Now fully in charge of her team, DI Tanya Miller investigates, but her efforts are thwarted by a family problem that demands immediate attention. Her niece has gone missing, and her distraught sister is adamant Tanya help find her.
Juggling the two is difficult. Left to their own devices, her team are making little progress on understanding the cause of the warehouse fire. The building owner has proved elusive, and his wife is backing him up. There is some suggestion of shady dealings exporting luxury motors, but nothing substantial and nothing pointing to a motive for murder.
Whilst her team tries to understand what happened to the dead woman, who it turns out worked on the streets and was involved in drugs, Tanya is trying to understand what has happened to her niece – hopefully still alive. The contrast in their backgrounds could not be starker, but is her sister’s daughter the angel that her parents believe her to be?
One thing is certain, Tanya is under pressure to get results, and it will take all of her wits to come out on top. A killer is on the loose, but discovering who and why will take a lot of brainpower and womanpower, and a little bit of help from luck.
BURNING GREED is the second murder mystery to feature DI Tanya Miller. It can be enjoyed as a standalone, but readers will also enjoy the other books. The full list, in order or publication, is as follows:
1. BROKEN ANGEL
2. BURNING GREED
3. BRUTAL PURSUIT
4. BRAZEN ESCAPE
5. BLURRED LINES
All of these books are FREE with Kindle Unlimited and available in paperback.
| Eye for Eye: (Talion Series, Book 1 )|
by JK Franko
$0.00, 434 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (121 reviews), #1 in Hispanic American Literature
“NEW TWIST ON STRANGERS ON A TRAIN” – The Sunday Times
What would YOU do if someone hurt the one you love?
Roy and Susie are the perfect couple, an ideal family living a fairy-tale life... until their teenage daughter is senselessly killed.
Just as they’re managing to put that tragic loss behind them, a complete stranger approaches Roy in a bar with a drunken proposal-he invokes their daughter’s memory to ask Roy to kill a man.
All is not as it seems, however, and Roy and Susie soon find themselves navigating an intricate web of deception, betrayal, and revenge.
Can Roy and Susie outwit their hidden enemies? And what secrets lie buried in their past that could destroy them?
“REALISTIC & CHILLING!” - Mystery Thriller Week
Eye for Eye is the pulse-pounding Book One of the Talion crime thriller series which begins with the Eye for Eye Trilogy.
Eye for Eye
Tooth for Tooth
Life for Life
If you like smart, fast-paced thrillers with unexpected twists, then you’ll love J.K. Franko’s ride on the dark side.
| Accidental Detective - Book 1: Amateur Womens Sleuth Romance|
by Kate Benitez
$0.00, 176 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (33 reviews), #39 in Mystery Romance
Crime, Mystery, and Romance. Oh my…
Anneliese Nottingham is one of the hottest bridalwear consultants in Boston.
Young, fresh and sassy, she’s at the top of her career game… that is until a
friendly slip of the tongue to a VIP client lands her in hot water. Suddenly,
finding herself out of a job and blacklisted by every bridal store in the city,
Leo McKenzie, a handsome and wealthy private investigator is in high
demand. His exclusive detective agency caters to the rich and famous. His
clients need someone with tact and discretion, and pay through the nose to
get him. Ex-Special Forces, Leo is an expert at finding out secrets… just as
he is a master at hiding his own.
When Leo needs a replacement for his trusted assistant, through a twist of
fate, he meets Anneliese. Leo likes her personality, and after assuring
himself if she doesn’t work out, he can always replace her, he gives her the
job… not knowing that decision would change his life forever.
He's used to working alone, without any sexy distractions, and Anneliese
proves to be just that for Leo. She's fierce, and determined to be a great
investigator, but when a truly strange and hair-raising case comes
their way — one that may prove to shake up everything between them.
If you love female amateur sleuths, witty dialogue, bizarre crimes and
a touch of romance, discover Anneliese and Leo’s crime-solving world and
their smoldering romance in this fun and flirty series!
| Winter Wind: A Novel|
by J.R. Rain
$0.00, 303 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (342 reviews), #87 in Police Procedurals
From #1 bestselling author, J.R. Rain comes the heart-pounding, heart-breaking thrill ride of the year.
Five years ago, Lee Jordan was nearly killed on the job. Now deaf, blind, and mute, he's recovered enough to live a routine but silent life.
However, now, the LAPD needs him back...
When the cases of many missing persons are tied together with the same M.O., Lee Jordan is called in to help locate people who seemingly walked away from their everyday lives. But did they? Lee's only assets are his guide dog, fourteen years of experience as a homicide detective—and an intriguing American Sign Language translator named Rachel.
Just as Lee begins to discover something remarkable about himself, he must engage in a battle of wits with a murderer he can't see or hear. With no weapons but his own mind—and a guide dog with a heart of gold—he sets off alone in Los Angeles to investigate the disappearances.
It's only a matter of time before more people may die under nefarious circumstances. And the manner of death could put the entire city at risk from...something even more dangerous.
Lee Jordan knows there is more to fighting crime than meets the eye, or ear, or voice. But will he survive his courageous solo pursuit of a twisted killer on the mean streets of L.A.? And can he really stop a madman by himself?
Winter Wind is a standalone crime thriller by bestselling author J.R. Rain, whose repertoire includes novels and stories in many genres. Winter Wind continues to establish Rain's standard for unique mysteries and thrillers, richly-layered characters, exciting plots, big questions and even bigger answers—answers that keep readers thinking long after the final page.
★★★★★ "Wow! I am absolutely blown away! This book is an emotional hard hitter. Rain really doesn't pull any punches, he puts you right in there in the middle of it with Lee. Which is an amazing roller coaster ride. You would think that a blind, deaf, and mute main character would scream 'boring', but it's anything but! The searing emotional loss, the gingerly putting himself back together again, the relentless search for meaning, his absolute devotion to his guide dog Betsie." ―Amazon reviewer
★★★★★ "This form of storytelling is very intimate. It feels like the protagonist is speaking directly to you. Sharing their most private thoughts. Lee's story is beautiful. I thought it would be an awkward read given his condition. Not at all. He is coming out of his cocoon in this story. I hope he speaks to J.R. again so we can revisit him." ―Amazon reviewer
★★★★★ "What an amazing storyline! Completely blew me away. I was pulled in from the beginning and couldn't put this book down. The storyline was well written and well thought out. It was full of mystery, hope and humor. Lee had such a humorous outlook. I loved his sarcasm. His journey was quite astounding. I laughed, teared up and laughed again." ―Amazon reviewer
★★★★★ "I'm not one to usually leave a review for a book, but WOW this one was great. Loved the whole premise and you really got to know the main character." ―Amazon reviewer
★★★★★ "A supernatural story that was a treat for all my emotions. I found this book to be more emotional than I had anticipated. The mystery was almost secondary. It is an achingly moving story of a severely disabled ex cop, hurt on the job, his beloved canine companion, the earthly people in his life and the other worldly angels who make his life worth living. That he solves a disturbingly sick crime is a testament to the angels around him. I carried my Kindle into a public place but had to put it away as my tears flowed freely as I turned the pages. Unlike anything I have ever read and I have been around for a long time. Be prepared, be open and enjoy! ―Amazon reviewer
| Dark Side of the Moon: A Samantha Moon Story|
by J.R. Rain
$0.00, 27 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (107 reviews), #205 in 45-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
Samantha Moon returns in a thrilling paranormal adventure... on and off the earth.
In Dark Side of the Moon America's favorite vampire detective decides to get in touch with the creature inside her, an exploration that takes her beyond where she's ever gone before: deep into the revelations of her inner self, and into the black vastness of outer space.
Sam will risk everything to discover just how powerful she is. Doing so, she connects with a deeper truth inside her—a truth that will unlock something unexpected and powerful...
by Graham Wilson
$0.00, 207 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #17 in Australian & Oceanian Literature
Long vanished mother and child.
Old Sydney house without any history.
Buried secrets lie below the stone floor.
Glimpsed lives of 200 years past.
If only the stones could talk!
| Dead Men Don't Chew Gum (Martin and Owen Funny Romantic Mysteries Book 1)|
by Nina Cordoba
$0.00, 354 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (102 reviews), #17 in Mystery Romance
Will a short cut be the death of her?
Rika’s just had the worst day of her life. Having lost her job, apartment and boyfriend in one fell swoop, she decides she’ll visit friends down at South Padre Island before returning to L.A. to face her family.
But after taking a shortcut through Bolo Texas in the dead of night, she’s run off the road, trips over a dead body, and is arrested for murder. And she’s not so sure about the lawyer who’s been assigned to her, even when he’s shirtless, wearing a cowboy hat, and holding an extra-long hose. (Okay, maybe then.)
All Nick Owen can think about is getting out of Bolo, a hometown he never should have returned to. Until he goes to pick up his best friend Gabe—the local judge—for a round of golf and is forced to represent a murder suspect. Gabe, of all people, knows Nick has sworn off murder trials after what happened last time. Unfortunately, he also knows Nick's a damn good trial lawyer. Even worse, this “Paprika Anise Martín”—if you can believe that—seems more determined to solve the murder case than to defend herself against it in court.
With claims of devil worshipers in the area and at least one shooter determined to take Rika out, can Nick and Rika resolve this case before the murderer gets rid of her for good?
Sample now and find out!
| DETECTIVE MYSTERIES Premium Collection: 48 Thriller Novels & Detective Tales in One Volume: That Affair Next Door, Lost Man's Lane, The Circular Study, ... Wife, The House of the Whispering Pines…|
by Anna Katharine Green
$0.00, 5426 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (61 reviews), #23 in Mystery Anthologies
This carefully crafted ebook: "DETECTIVE MYSTERIES Premium Collection: 48 Thriller Novels & Detective Tales in One Volume" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:
That Affair Next Door
Lost Man's Lane
The Circular Study
The Leavenworth Case
A Strange Disappearance
X Y Z: A Detective Story
Hand and Ring
The Mill Mystery
The Forsaken Inn
Cynthia Wakeham's Money
One of My Sons
The Filigree Ball
The Millionaire Baby
The Chief Legatee'
The Woman in the Alcove
The Mayor's Wife
The House of the Whispering Pines
Three Thousand Dollars
The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow
The Old Stone House and Other Stories
A Memorable Night
The Black Cross
A Mysterious Case
Shall He Wed Her?
A Difficult Problem
The Gray Madam
The Bronze Hand
Midnight in Beauchamp Row
The Staircase at the Hearts Delight
The Hermit of ——— Street
Room Number 3
The Ruby and the Caldron
The Little Steel Coils
The Amethyst Box
The House in the Mist
The Golden Slipper
The Second Bullet
An Intangible Clue
The Grotto Spectre
The Dreaming Lady
The House of Clocks
The Doctor, His Wife, and The Clock
Missing: Page Thirteen
Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935) was an American poet and novelist. Green has been called "the mother of the detective novel". Her main character was detective Ebenezer Gryce of the New York Metropolitan Police Force, but in three novels he is assisted by the nosy society spinster Amelia Butterworth, the prototype for Miss Marple. She also invented the 'girl detective': in the character of Violet Strange, a debutante with a secret life as a sleuth. Indeed, as journalist Kathy Hickman writes, Green "stamped the mystery genre with the distinctive features that would influence writers from Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle to contemporary authors of suspenseful "whodunits". She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories.
| Who Killed Jane?|
by John Markowski
$0.00, 340 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #2 in Movie Tie-In Fiction
Be careful what you wish for.
"An intriguing mystery spanning decades with an ending you won't see coming but probably should have."
"I absolutely loved the intricate and realistic plot. Can't wait to see more from this author. Great read!"
JT Stowe hated his job. He stared at a computer screen and suffered through conference calls day after mind numbing day. His only escape: true crime podcasts. He consumed them with fervor, taking notes and doing his own research on the side. One evening, his wife offered up an idea: Start your own podcast.
And he did just that.
JT’s hometown of Longview, NJ had one murder in its history. The killing of a high school girl in 1971 that remain unsolved. Her lifeless body discovered in a ravine the morning after she went missing. He based his podcast on that cold case. As he dove in and started asking questions, he soon learned that people in town still held secrets.
As the podcast grew, his work and home life suffered. What started as a passion project devolved into an obsession. Suspects emerged at every turn and they wanted nothing more than to shut him down.
JT solved the mystery.
But with deadly consequences.
| B.O.R.N. for the Quest: A Healing Waters Novel|
by Mark Klages
$0.00, 307 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #116 in Religious Historical Fiction
The White House may represent the seat of power for the free world, but who ensures that balance of power remains in Washington? You'll be surprised at the answer. B.O.R.N. for the Quest delves into the world of shadow governments and soft power in a way most readers won't expect. B.O.R.N. for the Quest is a story of discovery. Grant David Connor III is an average twenty-year-old college student with no direction or ambition. Richard Morgan "Trillion" Grant is a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant and Combat Engineer. When each responds to an invitation from an unidentified benefactor, known only as RNB, they team up to crisscross the nation chasing after clues towards an unknown outcome. When they discover RNB intertwined with the "CIRCUS," a secret, semi-sanctioned shadow government organization that uses paramilitary, intelligence, and soft power tactics to influence and control global natural resources, they are left with a choice - stay and enjoy the life they could have or risk it all for the life they want!
| Cake and Calamity: An Abi Button Cozy Mystery Romance #3|
by Lizzie Lewis
$0.00, 127 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (43 reviews), #10 in Christian Mystery & Suspense Romance
“Organising a wedding is a piece of cake,” to quote Abigail (Abi) Button. She could be right, because a local wedding shop provides the whole service: bridal gowns, venue, cake, food, cars ... everything that makes the perfect wedding. Apart from husbands!
Meanwhile, Melanie Upton ‒ Abi Button’s co-owner of Button Up coffee shop ‒ confides in Abi that romance is in the air with an Italian property investor called Romero Rocco. Can it be true?
Abi’s new friend is also getting married, having bought the house that Abi calls Creepy Castle. She tells Abi that getting a builder to restore the old house should also be a simple matter.
With a joint wedding planned for Abi and her new friend, Abi asks, “What can possibly go wrong?”
| Heroes of the Hill : Banyan tree Brotherhood: Part 1|
by S. Malar
$0.00, pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #42 in Historical Mysteries
This is a story of how two young boys Gopal and Pranav, who live in the idyllic suburbs of Chennai, decide to spend their summer holidays. They explore a recently discovered, ancient temple on a hill nearby and hope to find something of interest instead of whiling away their vacation.
| GREENMANTLE (Spy Thriller): Mystery, Espionage & Nail-Biting Suspense Novel|
by John Buchan
$0.00, 318 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (280 reviews), #48 in International Mystery & Crime
This carefully crafted ebook: "GREENMANTLE (Spy Thriller)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
Major-General Sir Richard Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in Constantinople. Once there, he and his friends must thwart the Germans' plans to use religion in winning the war. The book opens in November 1915, with Hannay and his friend Sandy convalescing from wounds received at the Battle of Loos. Sir Walter Bullivant, a senior intelligence officer, summons Hannay to the Foreign Office. Bullivant briefs Hannay on the political situation in the Middle East, suggesting that the Germans and their Turkish allies are plotting to create a Muslim uprising, that will throw the Middle East, India and North Africa into turmoil. Bullivant proposes that Hannay investigate the rumours, following a clue left on a slip of paper with the words "Kasredin", "cancer" and "v.I" written by Bullivant's son a spy, who was recently killed in the region... Richard Hannay is a character created by Scottish novelist John Buchan, based on Edmund Ironside, from Edinburgh, a spy during the Second Boer War.
John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish novelist and historian and also served as Canada's Governor General. His 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies. But, the most famous of his books were the adventure and spy thrillers and it is for these that he is now best remembered.
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.