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Newly Free Cozy Kindle Books for 2019-08-17

The Case of the Vision Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery (Hillcrest Witch Cozy Mystery Book 5)
by Amorette Anderson
$0.00, 245 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (91 reviews), #1 in Cozy Animal Mystery
Do you think the body's eyes really see? How do you see in a dream?

When the town librarian brings PI Penny Banks a document with a forged signature on it, it's up to Penny to get to the bottom of it.

Someone isn't happy to have Penny poking around for clues. A retired mine worker is killed. Could a mysterious gold nugget hold the answers?

Studying witchcraft with her knitting circle keeps Penny busy, but she manage to make time for some investigating. It’s a good thing her feline familiar is coaching her on time management! The Vision Spell promises to help her see the world in a whole new way, which might be the key to cracking the case…

Would you like to read the Hillcrest Witch Mystery series in order? Here’s your guide:

Prequel: The Case of the Love Spell
Book #1: The Case of the Power Spell
Book #2: The Case of the Banishing Spell
Book #3: The Case of the Desire Spell
Book #4: The Case of the Trust Spell
Book #5: The Case of the Vision Spell
Book #6: The Case of the Voice Spell
Book #7: The Case of the Earth Spell
Book #8: The Case of the Water Spell
Book #9: The Case of the Air Spell

Booked For Murder (An Oceanside Mystery Book 1)
by CeeCee James
$0.00, 208 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (288 reviews), #3 in Cozy Animal Mystery
When Maisie Swenson takes over as manager at Florida’s elite Oceanside hotel, she’s thrilled to move on site with her Momma and their basset hound, Bingo. She expected by the job description to cater to the crazy whims of some of the richest people in America.

Make it snow in Florida--check. Helicopter wedding--check. Deliver a baby--check.

But what was never on her job resume was dealing with the murder of business mogul Norman Olsen. He’s a huge figure in the gaming video business, but now it looks like he had some dangerous enemies – including his own wife and son.

When the murderer targets the hotel again. Maisie thought the worst of her worries was getting fired. But, as she uncovers clues, the murderer focuses on Maisie. Suddenly, it’s personal.

Books and Brews (Back Room Bookstore Cozy Mystery Book 1)
by Susan Harper
$0.00, 154 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (53 reviews), #1 in Teen & Young Adult (Kindle Store)

An ordinary murder leads to a perfectly magical mystery.

A paranormal cozy mystery from #1 Best Selling Author Susan Harper

Monica Montoya is the new owner of the Back Room Bookstore, an ordinary bookstore with a back door to the supernatural realm. When a man is killed at a party, her plan to live a normal life is turned upside down. With the help of a little magic, she seeks to bring the killer to justice. Can Monica keep her secret and protect her friends, both mortal and supernatural?

Books and Brews is part of the Back Room Bookstore Cozy Mystery series. If you like fun paranormal mysteries, you will love Monica and her friends, both human and supernatural.

Get Books and Brews and start solving your next paranormal mystery today!

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Pointy Hats and Witchy Cats (The Rhinestone Witches Book 1)
by Addison Creek
$0.00, 271 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (48 reviews), #196 in Cozy Mystery
Jade Rhinestone is not looking forward to her stepsister’s extravagant wedding. Her only consolation is that once the wedding was over, Bailey will be someone else’s problem.

The wedding itself promises to be incredibly dull. On the actual day, though, something incredible happens. An old woman disrupts the ceremony. Then she tells Jade that she’s her long lost grandmother and asks Jade to go away with her to an unspecified destination.

Now Jade has a choice to make.

As it turns out, there really isn’t much time for choosing, and off Jade goes to the magical town of Twinkleford, where witches mix with vampires and chameleons are as common as they are . . . anywhere.

But not everything is as it seems, and as Jade learns more about who she truly is, what that means, and who she has already lost, she realizes that keeping her newfound family might be far more difficult than she could possibly have imagined.

Finger Foods and Missing Legs (Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery Book 6)
by Amber Crewes
$0.00, 65 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #1 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads

The 6th book in the BESTSELLING Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series!

"My new favorite cozy murder mystery series. Can't wait for the next book to come out!"

Meghan Truman is ecstatic when she discovers she’s won an all-expense paid trip to Paris for a Food and Baking convention. She’s never been to Europe and is looking forward to the sights, smells and people.

Her trip takes a very sour turn when one of the chief conference speakers is reported missing and subsequently found dead in her hotel room. Meghan is shocked when she’s informed she has been identified as a person of interest who the police want to speak to.

With her European trip in danger of turning into her worst nightmare, she must quickly identify who had the most to gain from the victim’s demise and absolve herself of any link to the murder before her hopes of landing a lucrative deal with an interested investor fades into nothing in the city of Love.

Book 6 in the Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series, which can be read in one to two hours! Perfect for a lunchtime read or on a commute to/from work. If you want to enjoy a quick light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth, mouth-watering culinary desserts and a gripping murder mystery, then you'll love Meghan Truman and all the quirky characters in Sandy Bay.

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

Deep Lake Mystery
by Carolyn Wells
$0.00, 145 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #8 in Cozy Culinary Mystery
Deep Lake, in Wisconsin, had a curious and sinister charm. By day it was a charming resort for summer visitors, but by night its character took on sinister depth like the swirl of its own waters. The murder of Sampson Tracy was purely the strangest of all murders. He died of a nail driven into his skull, and round his body were found flowers, fruit, a feather duster, and other seemingly meaningless articles. Find the motive and you find the criminal. But several people have motives which may have led them to the deed. Which one did it? Why did the murderer decorate his victim with those gruesome inanities? And how was the crime committed in a sealed room?

Spells Like Coffee (Gypsy Sleuths, Book 4)
by Emma Blackcliff
$0.00, 93 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #24 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads


Descended from a lineage of Spanish gypsies, Marisa and her sister, Penelope, live in modern day Minnesota. By day, they run a quaint coffee shop and by night they solve sinister mysteries. Peering into a cup of espresso beans, Marisa and Penelope receive clues to assist them in solving crimes that even the most seasoned police detectives cannot figure out.

As spring blossoms, Marisa and Penelope travel to the enchanted land of their Spanish ancestors for their cousin Elena’s wedding. But when the groom disappears the night before the nuptials, Elena boldly accuses Marisa and Penelope of witchcraft. Did the Gypsy Sleuths really cast a spell on the groom to make him jilt his bride at the altar? Or is there much more brewing in this story?

*Includes recipes for treats like Sweet Spanish Flan, Rich Aztec Hot Chocolate, & more!*

Look for ROASTED & RECKLESS, Book 5 in the Gypsy Sleuths Cozy Culinary Mystery Series.

Paris, Before You Die (Before You Die Mystery Book 1)
by Mary Bowers
$0.00, 279 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #67 in Cozy Mystery
Who doesn’t want to see Paris, the City of Light (and love)? Well, on the tour that Nettie Tucker and her niece, Twyla, decide to take, there are a couple of people who’d rather stay home, and most of the others are going for the wrong reasons. There’s the discarded mistress desperate for one last chance, the undercover detective, the psychic haunted by the city’s past, the woman who’s looking for a quick fling, and last but not least, the one who’s bent on murder. Amid the glories of Paris, the members of the tour group pursue their own agendas, and some of them will be coming home in coffins.

Kelly's Koffee Shop (Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)
by Dianne Harman
$0.00, 153 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (768 reviews), #23 in Cozy Culinary Mystery
Her goddaughter's life seemed perfect. It wasn't.

This is the first book in the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series by a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author.

The residents of Cedar Bay come to Kelly’s Koffee Shop for breakfast, lunch, and lots of gossip.

Kelly serves it all up as she works to solve the murder of the high school Homecoming Queen, her goddaughter. The townspeople can’t believe what’s happened in their sleepy little Oregon seaside town. Kelly identifies five prime suspects, but which one did it?

Follow Kelly, her boxer dog, Rebel, and her boyfriend, Sheriff Mike, as they hunt for the killer in a murder that’s shocked the small town.

Kelly’s Koffee Shop is a mouth-watering mystery with recipes. Buy it or download it for free instantly with Kindle Unlimited.

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A Chain of Evidence
by Carolyn Wells
$0.00, 193 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (50 reviews), #150 in Cozy Mystery
A respectable young attorney in New York City, Otis Landon has barely settled into his new living quarters when an incident occurs in a neighboring apartment that he cannot, in good conscience, ignore. Robert Pembroke, a vicious, miserly man, has been murdered behind locked doors. The only people who had access to the victim were his servant and his niece. The latter, Miss Janet Pembroke, seems the suspect most likely to have eliminated her uncle with a hatpin, but her obvious distress and gentle demeanor convince Landon she is innocent. Besides, he may be falling in love with her...

The Stranded in Provence Mysteries, Books 1-3
by Susan Kiernan-Lewis
$0.00, 546 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #16 in Cozy Animal Mystery
Ever wonder what you’d do if someone pushed the re-set button on the world?
The Stranded in Provence Mysteries tell the story of an American woman on vacation in the south of France when the unthinkable happens. After a dirty bomb explodes over the Riviera she finds herself stranded in a French village where daily life is essentially sent reeling back to the 1950s.
So now forget solving crimes with DNA or accessing massive criminal databases. Likewise forget worrying about international terrorism, because that’s now gone too. But you can also forget spending hours on your smartphone, tablet, computer or even TV set.
On the other hand, the bistros are all still open, the produce and cheese markets still run every morning, bicycles dominate the wide avenues instead of cars, and for a budding amateur sleuth and now permanent ex-pat, any murders she stumbles across will have to be solved the old-fashioned way—with brain power and shoe leather.
Oh, and it turns out that romance still works the same as before too.

Team Building with a Twist: Cozy Mystery
by Roxana Nastase
$0.00, 130 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #35 in Cozy Mystery
Gabriel needs to build his team, and for once, he chooses to do it by the rules.
Little does he know the havoc his action will provoke.
He organizes a trip to the mountain, thinking that he will succeed.
Instead, he finds himself with a couple of crimes on his hands, and people think he is the culprit.
Now, Gabriel must show his strength or go down trying.
Will he redeem himself in the end?
A cozy mystery, a bit of romance, and endearing characters.

Death Placed a Bet (Happy Holloway Mystery Book 4)
by Audrey Claire
$0.00, 332 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #14 in Cozy Mystery
Trouble visits Amberlon again. When Annie gets a call in the middle of the night, she learns that her friend is in the hospital after being run off the road. She arrives at the hospital to find a very frightened Frannie, who asks if she would retrieve a toolbox from her house and hide it until she comes to get it.

The problem is, Frannie ends up dead before Annie can give the toolbox back, and she discovers there's $300,000 in cash hidden in the box along with some casino chips. Annie wonders if her friend was killed because someone wanted the money. Rumor has it that there's a secret group of gamblers, and no one knows who the members are. Did one of the group kill Frannie to keep their secret?

Annie's worries don't end with the death of her friend. She's got an uncle she never knew existed who is determined to find her grandmother's treasure without Annie's help. Stacy is mourning the loss of her love by going after a married man. And Aunt Bridge is still trying to marry Annie off. This time, her choice is a man who might be a murderer.

Murder in Hidden Oaks: An Avery Fox Cozy Mystery (Avery Fox Cozy Mysteries Book 2)
by Jane T. O'Brien
$0.00, 104 pages, 3.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #51 in Cozy Mystery
Avery Fox, the daughter of the wealthy, globe-trotting Avery and Amelia Fox, relishes her independence. Her parents don’t understand why their daughter teaches at a community college and spends her time writing mystery novels. With never-ending funds at their disposal, the Fox’s enjoy one adventure after another. It’s been their way of life since before Avery was born, and having a child didn’t break the cycle.

Despite being neglected throughout her formative years, Avery is well-adjusted and has no animosity toward her parents’ lifestyle.

Avery was expected to marry into the wealthy and influential Throckmorton family. Avery acknowledged she and Roger Throckmorton lacked an important ingredient in their relationship; they did not love each other. Her family is shocked when she calls off the wedding days before Roger was murdered.

On a business trip to Chicago, Harrison Throckmorton spotted a young man he mistook for his son Roger. However, he knew Roger was at home in Hidden Oaks and nowhere near Chicago. Was it possible his liaison with Caroline Crawford, the sweet girl he’d seduced years ago produced a son? Before his death, Harrison revealed his suspicions in a letter to his son, Roger. With Avery’s help, Jack Crawford was found and now is president of the thriving Throckmorton Industries.

While relaxing with Jack watching a movie in her cozy apartment, Avery receives an alarming call from her mother, Amelia.

A Coin of Edward Vii
by Fergus Hume
$0.00, 159 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #15 in Classic Historical Fiction
The Morley family--a husband, his wife and her three children from a former marriage, one young ward, and a governess. Add in Giles Ware, a young man who was engaged by a family agreement to the young ward, and the fact that he's in love with the governess, and you have the start of a mystery. When the young ward is found dead and the governess has disappeared with a mysterious man, Mr. Ware and a detective, Mr. Steel, must search for the governess and unravel the mystery...

Not My Solution (Crowley County Series Book 5)
by T. E. Killian
$0.00, 315 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #294 in Cozy Mystery

A woman paralyzed and deafened in Afghanistan teams up with the new lawyer in town to solve a series of crimes.

Not My Solution

Roger McCracken and Nicole Fuller have problems to solve. What solutions can they find?

Roger is a lawyer returning to his home town after living and working in Kansas City. He is trying to start his own practice. He has to find an office, secretary and of course clients!

After being injured in Afghanistan, Nicole became an English teacher. Even though she is severely handicapped, she is a very independent person.

Problems start when Nicole is accused of stealing money from the student council fund. She decides she needs legal advice.

Roger's brother, Floyd, the sheriff, asks Roger to run for mayor because the only one running does not seem to have an understanding of the town's needs. However, Roger is hesitant since he is just getting started with his new business. The mayor candidate, Vance Robertson, approaches Roger to convince him - more like a threat - not to run for mayor. Now Roger decides to run for mayor and the problems start.

Nicole and Roger's problems become entwined and they need to work together. They are shot at, stalked, threatened, kidnapped, accused of sexual assault, and stabbing.

How will they come together to solve all these problems without getting hurt?

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The Countdown: (Kyle Simmons Thriller - Book 2) (A Kyle Simmons Thriller)
by E.G. Michaels
$0.00, 262 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (63 reviews), #279 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
The peacefulness of a beautiful autumn morning is shattered when a prominent Philadelphia City Council member is found dead just days before his near cinch reelection.

Hand-picked by the mayor, Detective Kyle Simmons is given one mission: Find the killer by any means necessary before Election Day. It’s clear to Simmons that this murder wasn’t a crime of passion but one of calculated and ruthless aggression.

Within a short time another council member is killed in the same violent manner. Simmons quickly realizes the stakes are climbing and things are quickly spiraling out of control. His best hunch is that a killer known as “The Sandman” is targeting council members one-by-one but is it for revenge… or some other reason?

As the body count rises, a deadly game of cat and mouse begins with Simmons racing against the clock to catch the Sandman before the entire city council is wiped out. Can Simmons stop The Sandman before it’s too late? E.G. Michaels delivers another action-packed thriller that quickly puts the pedal to the metal and keeps it there until the explosive conclusion.

*** This novel follows "Before The Clock Strikes" but can be read out of order. ***

Kyle Simmons Thriller Books
Book 1: “Before The Clock Strikes”
Book 2: “The Countdown”
Book 3: “On The Clock”
Book 4: "Time's Up"
Book 5: "Every Minute Counts"
Book 6: "On Borrowed Time"

Cole Hutchinson Thriller Book
Gone Too Far
Book 2: TBA

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A Perfectly Natural Murder: Death Goes 'Viral' and then 'Green'
by William Grigg
$0.00, 230 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #36 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
When a war-stressed ex-Marine and a witty woman lawyer team up to expose millions of dollars in fraud at a women-oriented insurance company, they get involved in a nearly perfect, "green" murder that goes "viral." Now blamed, battered and targeted themselves, they must trap the murderer before he (or she) manages to kill them.

A Broken Memory
by Fred M. White
$0.00, 158 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #62 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
The girl with hair the colour of heather honey came out of the cottage into the thin, spring sunshine and paused before a bed of daffodils nodding in the breeze. Behind her, a fitting background for beauty garbed in a cotton sun bonnet, the low house with its ancient thatch tanned to a dull brown by fifty years of storm and sunshine. In front the garden in which Gladys Brooke took such a pride and delight. A typical old world cottage garden in which was set the house which dated back to the days of the Merrie Monarch. Beyond that a sort of broad lane fringed by tall elms which straggled along until it reached the village street. A shop here and there, a public house in black and white, the smithy, and again the church, with the vicarage under its shadow fronting the Georgian residence of the doctor and again the entrance to the squire's domain...

Dorothy Dale's Promise
by Margaret Penrose
$0.00, 340 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #67 in Children's Mystery & Detectives Books
Dorothy Dale makes a promise she must keep. This is a tale written as part of the Dorothy Dale series, and it is a great source of entertainment for younger ladies. Recommended for young ladies ages 9 to about 20.

Three-leafed Clover
by Thomas Kennedy
$0.00, 15 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #44 in 30-Minute Humor & Entertainment Short Reads
Your favourite client's favourite Bookkeeper has run away leaving him facing jail for tax fraud. He wants you to find her.

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Caliber Detective Agency - A Ransom Paid In Blood
by Remington Kane
$0.00, 96 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #22 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
From REMINGTON KANE, the author of the TANNER Series

We travel back to 2005 and meet Jake Caliber the fourth during a turbulent time in the Caliber legend.

Velma comes to terms with her husband's recovery, as Chris lends a hand to a sexy insurance investigator.

Louisiana Bigshot: A Humorous New Orleans Mystery; Talba Wallis #2 (The Talba Wallis PI Series)
by Julie Smith
$0.00, 309 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (598 reviews), #60 in Mystery Series

“Smith has perfect pitch. It’s great to hear her again … a multilayered mystery and a quirky, believable heroine.” — Booklist

Louisiana Bigshot is the SECOND book in the Talba Wallis mystery series by Edgar Award-winning author Julie Smith


“Join Edgar winner Julie Smith for a climax as harrowing as it is cunning.” —The Clarion Ledger, Jackson, MS

Meet the hottest detective duo in New Orleans--she’s Queen Latifah. He’s Danny DeVito. Or they would be if this were a movie--in print, they’re Talba Wallis and Eddie Valentino. Talba’s got the beauty, the brains, the computer savvy, the poetic soul,the youth, the right demographic, and the sass. Eddie’s got the detective agency. Also a short fuse and yes, wisdom. Not only do they make it work, they’ve got chemistry.

And they need every skill and ounce of courage they can summon in this intricate tale of a decades-old conspiracy only now coming home to roost, with the murder of Talba’s friend Babalu Maya. Babalu is actually Clayton Robineau, daughter of the local banker in a small Louisiana town that bears her name, a town buried under the weight of its own malevolent past.

Something terrible happened to Clayton as a child, but it was far from the usual “something terrible”. As Talba and Eddie investigate, they find it was an injury—both pscyhic and physical--so bizarre, so shameful and damning that almost anyone in town would kill to cover it up. Or so it seems to the New Orleans duo as they dodge bullets and what passes for the law in this malignant enclave, fetid with the rot of its corruption, yet determined to keep its sordid skeletons buried.

Never did Faulkner’s words ring so true as in Clayton, Louisiana: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

*Publisher;s note: Talba's a spinoff from the beloved Skip Langdon series--by night she's the performnce-poet, the Baroness de Pontalba, by day a computer genius (and hacker) as well as a detective. The story's based on a real event.

“The quirky pleasure of watching the Baroness strut her stuff is worth the price of admission.” —Houston Chronicle

“Louisiana Bigshot is a character-driven tale with plenty of action, suspense, and steamy southern atmosphere… It’s an exhilarating romp that will have you cheering for Talba.” —The Mystery Review

“Wallis is fine fun to get to know… a consistently interesting and likable woman of depth and complexity.” —The Washington Post

“Talba Wallis has to be one of the most distinctive female detectives in the business. Her personality and her poetry are riveting reasons to read this book.” —The Times-Picayune, New Orleans

“Smith’s new series is a whole other kettle of crayfish: wilder and funnier.” —Chicago Tribune

The Numbers Game: A Crime and Mystery Thriller
by Robert Brown
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #1 in Terrorism Thrillers (Kindle Store)
A brand new gripping crime thriller from the acclaimed author Robert Brown.

Terror over the airwaves

Walter Little enjoys a quiet retirement in a peaceful suburb, his days spent tinkering with amateur radio equipment. But when he publishes an article theorizing that coded signals are being sent over shortwave by an international gang of terrorists, his life takes on a sinister edge.

Strange voices mock him on the air, and he finds evidence that the terrorists are planning an attack in his own city.
But what can an ailing old man do when the only person who believes him is a homeless drunk?

As the evidence mounts that an attack is imminent, Walter begins to doubt his ability to face up to the task, and even begins to doubt his own sanity.

What readers are saying about ROBERT BROWN

“Great Read!!! I did not want to put this book down. It kept my interest until the very end you will enjoy it!”

“This story combined many different threads into a very readable mystery. I was drawn into the story at the very beginning. I recommend it.”

”A genuinely enjoyable read. Good story line with a real history background, better than average character development. I'm looking forward to more from this new author.”

More Books from Robert Brown
Deadly Illusions
Purity Pursuit
Beyond the Window
Stolen Heritage
Blood Money
The People in The Woods

Freefall: Diadem Mystery Series
by Kipi Condit
$0.00, 259 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #91 in Murder
“Freefall” is the fourth installment of the Diadem Mystery Series and a turning point in Dami and Chuck’s lives. The story marks the end of the cousin’s adolescence and the beginning of their work as private investigators.
With David Maclane at the helm, D & C Investigations is open for business. Under his tutelage the pair hone their investigative skills while working towards their college degrees.
The cousins once again find themselves in a race against time to solve a missing person’s case but are themselves targeted in the process.
Has Bill, their nemesis from Book One, “The Well” returned to torment them or is someone else playing games with their lives? No matter what it takes the cousins are determined to solve the mystery.
Annie returns and has plans for a peaceful stay with her cousins. Her idyllic visit is foiled when she is drawn into Dami and Chuck’s crime fighting world.
Bill tried to recapture Annie in Book Two, “The Hidden Room”, and Annie lives with the realistic fear he will surface again.
Dami’s unique talent is put to the test when she is pitted against more than one villain. Her instincts served her well in Book Three, “Dami’s Gift” and will have to again if she is to survive her latest encounter with evil.

The Last Reality Show (Paddy Killeen Detective Stories Book 1)
by Darwin C Vickers
$0.00, 32 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #189 in 45-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
When the beautiful Bedelia Frome asked Paddy Killeen to act as her boyfriend for a week he first suggested she needed an escort agency, not a private detective. However, after she’d explained her situation and flashed a wad of cash, he could hardly refuse her request.
Bedelia’s late uncle had bequeathed his considerable fortune, which he made producing sleazy shows for American television, to six beneficiaries. However, certain conditioned had to be met. All of those hoping to gain from his had to endure the rigors of one of his reality shows to qualify for the big payout. It promised to be a very unpleasant week for Paddy, but with a contract for a percentage of Bedelia’s share and the prospect of seducing his extremely attractive client, any concerns he might have had were swept aside.
This last reality show was to take place on the late uncle’s private island, situated off the coast of County Cork. It was the same place that he had humiliated dozens of dubious celebrities who were desperate to rekindle their faltering career. Unfortunately, where large amounts of money are involved, greed will raise its ugly head and some will even stoop to murder to get a bigger piece of the pie.

The Phantom Part 2: Steve Oakley Paranormal Investigations
by Richard Croot
$0.00, 52 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #195 in Paranormal Suspense
Still reeling under the threat that something terrible is about to happen to him, Steve Oakley is shadowing a suspect in a secret affair case. He then realizes that the mysterious invisible force (refer to book 1) is still watching his every step. Steve soon realizes that the Mystery Guy is involved in the case of Alex, who is hired to shadow Suzy before he (Alex) turns stalker as he becomes obsessed with Suzy. Alex is then violently murdered.
Alex is not the only murder victim as what began as a new year’s party invitation list turns into a serial murder list, and Steve finds that not even his own house is safe from the invisible. It now seems that the Invisible Force is done playing games, and Steve’s family is in mortal danger…

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The Mystery of the Downs
by Arthur Rees
$0.00, 294 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #43 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)
When Harry Marsland was caught in a sudden down pour he sought shelter at Cliff Farm. Met at the door by a young woman clearly expecting someone else he is only too glad to get inside to wait out the storm. When they hear a noise upstairs in the deserted house they investigate only to discover the body of the farm's owner, Frank Lumsden, dead of a gunshot wound. Who then, killed Lumsden, and why? Who was the woman expecting and did she have any roll in the murder? These are the questions that private detective Crewe must answer in The Mystery of the Downs.

A Certain Dr. Thorndyke
by R. Austin Freeman
$0.00, 250 pages, 3.7 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #58 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)
A winding adventure that begins in an exotic, teasing location. Richard Austin Freeman introduces the reader to the delights of an extraordinary jewel heist. Hollis is a retired soap manufacturer, richer than Croesus and some say mad. Obsessed with amassing precious stones and bullion, Hollis chooses a strong room to deposit his dazzling hoard. But when he discovers that he's the victim of an elaborate and enigmatic robbery, even though the room was never broken into, Dr Thorndyke is summoned to bring his unrivalled knowledge to bear on a remarkable mystery.

Ambrose Lavendale, Diplomat
by E. Phillips Oppenheim
$0.00, 175 pages, 2.7 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #57 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)
IT was a few minutes after one o'clock - the busiest hour of the day at the most popular bar in London. The usual little throng of Americans, journalists, men of business and loiterers, were occupying their accustomed chairs in one corner of the long, green-carpeted room. Around the bar, would-be customers were crowded three or four deep - many of them stalwart Canadians in khaki, making the most of their three days leave, and a thin sprinkling of men about town on their way to lunch in the grill-room adjoining...

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On the Lookout (Lantern Beach P.D. Book 1)
by Christy Barritt
$0.00, 302 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (136 reviews), #1 in Christian Suspense

Cassidy and Ty are back in an all-new Lantern Beach series that will leave readers wanting more . . .

A runaway woman. A dead body. A mysterious compound.

When Cassidy Chambers accepted the job as police chief on Lantern Beach, she knew the island had its secrets. But a suspicious death with potentially far-reaching implications will test all her skills—and threaten to reveal her true identity.

Cassidy enlists the help of her husband, former Navy SEAL Ty Chambers. As they dig for answers, both uncover parts of their pasts that are best left buried. Not everything is as it seems, and they must figure out if their John Doe is connected to the secretive group that has moved onto the island.

As facts materialize, danger on the island grows. Can Cassidy and Ty discover the truth about the shadowy crimes in their cozy community? Or has darkness permanently invaded their beloved Lantern Beach?

***On the Lookout is the first book in the new Lantern Beach P.D. series. Each novel contains a standalone mystery, but several overarching mysteries stretch throughout the entire series.***

***Free for Kindle Unlimited Users***

Other Books in the Lantern Beach PD Series:

On the Lookout
Attempt to Locate
First Degree Murder
Dead on Arrival
Plan of Action

Khaleel: Tall, Dark & Deadly
by Lady Lissa
$0.00, 191 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (52 reviews), #9 in African American Women's Fiction (Kindle Store)
Meet Khaleel, tall, sexy and fine as he can be. Khaleel is a respectful attorney whose family is very prominent in the community. He has everything going for him; he’s smart, successful and handsome yet still single. How can someone with so much to offer be single? When Khaleel meets the beautiful Erica, he is immediately smitten.
After exchanging numbers, the two begin a whirlwind courtship that soon turns into a full- blown relationship. The only problem is the fact that Khaleel has been keeping a sinister secret from Erica. Erica is an FBI agent who recently relocated to the area and gets put on the case to track down a vicious serial killer. What will happen when she finds out the truth about her new love?
Will Khaleel be able to keep Erica from finding out his secret? Will Erica’s partner Sullivan realize that he needs to move on and forget about Erica? Find out in this installment of Khaleel: Tall, Dark & Deadly…

A Woman's Work is Never Done (Avon Calling Crime Series: # 1) (Avon Calling!)
by Hayley Camille
$0.00, 61 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (67 reviews), #53 in 90-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads

In the seedy underworld of 1940s New York, revenge tastes like cherry pie with a side of lipstick and perfume. The Avon Lady is in town …

Betty Jones is a woman with a dark past, which she paints each day with Avon cosmetics and a picture-perfect smile. She’s created a new life with her naïve-but-loveable husband George, and their children. Despite the protective walls that she has built around her world, Betty is unable to live with the continuing existence of the people who once ruined her, so she embarks on a cold-blooded vigilante mission to be rid of them once and for all. But the past is catching up to her, and it's not going to be pretty...

A Woman's Work is Never Done is the first episode in the thrilling Crime Noir serialized novel readers describe as "An EXPLOSIVE laugh-out-loud story!" with the indomitable protagonist, Betty Jones, as "a female Jack Reacher", "powered as all hell" and "Sassy, Smart and Deadly!"

If you love ruthless revenge, kick-ass action and quirky characters, then you’ll love Hayley Camille's bestselling serialized novel. You can find continuing new episode releases for this series on Amazon.

200+ five-star reviews. Find out why so many readers have fallen for ScreenCraft semi-finalist and award-nominated author Hayley Camille's thrilling series!

Buy the Complete Season One Collection to get TEN episodes you won’t want to put down!

Burner: Book One of the Affinity Series
by J. S. Lenore
$0.00, 350 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #49 in Paranormal Suspense
"One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2017" - Hypable

Homicide detective Kim Phillips isn’t like the other officers of the Chicago Police Department. She’s quiet, isolated, and she can speak with the dead. Born with the ability to see into and interact with the afterlife, she is a Burner: a person tasked with hunting down dangerous spirits and sending them to the other side.

When Kim exorcises the ghost of a young girl, she’s dragged into a new and unsettling case, one where people like Kim are being killed. The only problem? There’s no connection between the victims and no proof that they were murdered in the first place. Kim has to catch the killer before he finds his last victim and unleashes an unknown evil on the world.

Burner, the first book in the Affinity Series, is a dark exploration of how life and death are only separated by a single breath and how even those with power can be powerless.

"Burner is a paranormal thriller that had me from the start. It’s a great ride through the darkened streets of Chicago. Lenore’s unique approach to the genre makes the Affinity Series a must-read." - Larry Zore, Comics Price Guide

"Burner is an engrossing read from beginning to end. The mythology, tone, plot, and characters mesh so well and create a world that you’ll just want to lose yourself in. This is one of those books that you’ll want to read in a single sitting because you won’t want to put it down. Do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy." - Danielle Zimmerman, Hypable

Perfect for fans of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files and fans of the Tracy Crosswhite series by Robert Dugoni.

Hollywood Homicide: A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
by M.Z. Kelly
$0.00, 307 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (135 reviews), #41 in Crime Thrillers (Kindle Store)
Hollywood Homicide, the eighth book in the funny, crazy, wild lives of Detective Kate Sexton and her canine partner, Bernie, opens with Kate’s career taking a new turn when she’s assigned to LAPD’s new homicide unit, Section One. Kate soon realizes that Section One cases are the highest profile and most difficult homicides in the department. After teaming with her new partner, Ted Grady, Kate responds to a horrific crime scene where she finds the body of Hollywood Starlet, Scarlett Endicott.

All signs point to a Hollywood fixer, Pearce Landon, having been at work trying to clean the crime scene before leaving in a hurry when the police were called. Kate isn’t convinced of Landon’s involvement and sets out to find Scarlett’s real killer, at the same time the fixer tries to prove his own innocence. As Kate tries to deal with a difficult new boss and find the emotional strength to deal with her past relationships, she and Ted have to deal with some of Hollywood’s elite power brokers, a psychiatrist known as the "shrink to the stars," and a hired killer.

Throw in Kate’s meddling best friends, Natalie and Mo, and a past homicide that becomes a suddenly hot cold case, and you’ve got all the ingredients for another great ride through the streets of Hollywood.

Join Kate as she tries to put her personal life back in order, at the same time she tries to solve one of the most difficult crimes she’s ever encountered. Hollywood Homicide explodes with all the thrills, twists, and turns that have made the Hollywood Alphabet Series an instant success.

About the Author:

MZ Kelly spent thirty-plus years in the field of law enforcement. He is the author of eight books in the Hollywood Alphabet Series Thrillers, including: Hollywood Assassin, Hollywood Blood, Hollywood Crazy, Hollywood Dirty, Hollywood Enemy, Hollywood Forbidden, Hollywood Games, Hollywood Homicide, and coming soon, Hollywood Intrigue!

Law of Five (A Kate Reid Novel Book 2)
by Robin Mahle
$0.00, 312 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (198 reviews), #1 in Serial Killers

Kate Reid thought her past was long buried, but one man's obsession could threaten her future.

"A gripping, psychological mystery" - D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review

The nationwide manhunt for a killer begins and the media quickly dubs him the “Highway Hunter.” Bodies left roadside on display with horrific markings; a calling card. But this case is miles away from Katie Reid and Detective Marshall Avery.

That is, until she gets the call from her old friend and reporter, Marc Aguilar, who believes that the killer could be coming their way.

With Katie’s work at the San Diego Police Department and her recent personal struggles, questions are raised about the future. She resists the urge to consider Marc’s request, knowing Marshall will insist that this isn’t their fight.

However, when an acquaintance is suspected of a murder all too similar to that of the so-called Highway Hunter, a dark shadow is cast upon the city. Now, the investigation is dropped at the doorstep of the SDPD and so is Katie’s friend, FBI Agent Nick Scarborough.

With growing evidence suggesting there could be more than one killer, four lives have already been taken. Who will be number five?

The Prey (The Hunt series Book 1): The Rich Don't Play Fair
by Tim Heath
$0.00, 318 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (13 reviews), #4 in Men's Adventure Fiction (Kindle Store)
Winning the lottery is usually a reason to celebrate. For one family, it's the reason to fear.

"Intriguing from the first pages––I couldn't put it down!"

Would you take the bait?

Dropped into the middle of St Petersburg, handed a lottery ticket worth millions––life-changing money––would you run?

Yet they are watching. They are waiting. These oligarchs won't make it easy––unless it profits them to let you claim the prize.

With eyes on a much bigger prize––Presidential elections are not too far away––these men will stop at nothing. Welcome to the world of the Hunt.

From the internationally read and chart-topping author of The Tablet, comes his most jaw-dropping series yet.

#1 Crime Thriller author in the UK

#1 Conspiracy Thriller author in the USA

"Think The Hunger Games but in the real world and with Russian oligarchs!"

What readers are saying:

"Exciting, thrilling and totally unputdownable!
Prepare yourself for an exhilarating insight into how the mega-rich ‘play’. This electrifying new release from renowned author Tim Heath will have you on the edge of your seat and begging for more!"

"Another totally original book from Tim."

"Have read mostly everything by Tim Heath and really enjoyed his latest! A great plot line with interesting twists and really well-developed characters. Highly recommended!"

"It's another great Tim Heath novel - full of mystery and international intrigue, twists and turns, and slow and fast pacing all of which leaves you wanting to read more. My only complaint about Tim's latest novel is that it ended! I couldn't put it down and can't wait to get my hands on the sequels to find out what happens next."

A Promise Kept
by K. S. David
$0.00, 339 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #90 in Women Sleuths (Kindle Store)
Quinn McGuire only wanted to lay her mother to rest. She planned to hustle out of Hayden County, Kentucky once it was all done. The town held nothing but bad memories for her. She’d never forget the echoes of children’s taunts calling her poor trash and whispers about her daddy's crimes. With the exception of her best friend, Jack Lassiter, there was no one in Hayden she cared about - and she’d even been hiding from him for the last two years. But in less than 24-hours after her arrival, Quinn’s brother gets arrested for murder, derailing her plans for a quick exit. Quinn has to find a way to clear his name, but shadows from her past threaten her efforts and her sanity. As she moves closer to the truth, she just may be putting herself in the path of the real killer.

Sniper's Nest: A Gripping Vigilante Justice Thriller (The Detective Jesse McCord Police Thriller Series Book 1)
by C.M. Sutter
$0.00, 208 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #16 in Crime Thrillers (Kindle Store)
Fans of James Patterson and Michael Connelly will love C.M. Sutter!

Download this first book in the unputdownable Detective Jesse McCord Police Thriller Series now!

The ambush is in place, he takes aim, and shots ring out. Chicago is officially on notice, and a siege is underway on the city’s men and women in blue.
Assigned to the task force investigating the shootings, Jesse McCord and twenty of Chicago’s top-notch detectives work day and night to track down the sniper whose agenda is apparent—to kill as many police officers as possible.
Getting in front of the crazed assailant is the only way to stop him, but without a name, a face, or a witness to the shootings, the police department is chasing a ghost.
As a profile evolves, Jesse is struck by the realization that he and the sniper have much more in common than anyone could have known. It’s the epiphany he needs to stop the shooter, and a dangerous game of cat and mouse begins. Taking on the killer face-to-face, and single-handedly, is the only way Jesse can protect his colleagues and end the siege on his beloved Chicago—the city he calls home and always will.

Editorial Review

“Few criminals know how to terrorize a city quite like a sniper on the loose, and C. M. Sutter kicks off her new Detective Jesse McCord Police Thriller series with a sniper who’s targeting Chicago’s police and emergency services. The likable McCord, whom Sutter fans will recognize from an earlier book, is a particularly daring leader in the hunt for the killer, and the tension ramps up steadily as the book approaches its chilling conclusion.” Angela M., Line Editor, Red Adept Editing

The Detective Jesse McCord Police Thriller books are listed in chronological order below.
#1 Sniper's Nest
#2 At Large

Charles Bay
by E.N.J. Carter
$0.00, 203 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #900 in Mysteries (Kindle Store)
A young black (half Italian) lawyer from the South Bronx who defends poor people and senior citizens reluctantly agrees to go South (because of high fee) and interview five prominent southern families (all slave owners in Civil War) to determine who will get a prestigious multi-million dollar grant. He soon senses that there's another reason he has been lured to Charles Bay, and in trying to unravel this mystery becomes the target of a deadly manhunt.

The Maesta Panels (Denary Novels Book 1)
by Mark Vinet
$0.00, 206 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #91 in International Mystery & Crime (Kindle Store)
Da Vinci Code meets Mission Impossible in this exciting international murder mystery and historical suspense thriller. Successful non-fiction author MARK VINET presents his debut novel "The Maesta Panels", an intelligently crafted page-turner about family, greed and intrigue. Embark on an incredible journey from NYC's Empire State Building to Northern Italy in the search for religious art treasures that have been lost for centuries... the Maesta Panels. American investigator David Wade and his global team of fascinating experts, Denary, criss-cross the Italian jewel cities of Milan, Siena, Bologna, Padua and Florence (Tuscany) on a dangerous mission to solve an early renaissance enigma amidst violence, betrayal and witchcraft. Beautiful fashion designer Julia Cartier is also caught up in the action and determined to help solve the puzzle of the missing masterpieces. This fast-paced adventure turns back the clock to the year 1302—a world on the brink of rebirth—a Renaissance in ideas, art and architecture led by the Masters Duccio and Giotto in the lands of Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, Botticelli, Brunelleschi, Medici, Galileo, Dante, Borgia, and Machiavelli.

Iron Goddess: A Shea Stevens Thriller
by Dharma Kelleher
$0.00, 332 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (38 reviews), #6 in Pulp Thrillers
It ain’t easy being clean.

Eight years after getting out of prison, Shea Stevens has her own business building custom motorcycles. But when her niece is kidnapped and an employee shot, Shea launches herself back into the criminal underworld of Arizona’s high desert and joins forces with her father’s old biker gang.

But not everything is as it appears. Shea finds herself torn between competing loyalties where the wrong move could cost her more than her freedom.

In her debut novel, Dharma Kelleher delivers a groundbreaking thriller that is equal parts Sons of Anarchy and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Iron Goddess takes readers on a gritty, high-speed adventure that will keep you turning pages late into the night.

Get your copy now.

The View from Here
by Rachel Howzell
$0.00, 277 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (125 reviews), #66 in African American Women's Fiction (Kindle Store)
The View from Here focuses on the beauties and hardships of marriage; the betrayals and promises made between husbands and wives; and the grief of one woman haunted by secrets.

Nicole Baxter has always tried to control every element of her life, but that control is slipping away. She has issues. Abandonment issues. Marital issues. Conception issues. And she thinks her house in the hills is haunted. It doesn't help that her husband Truman spleunks and climbs, making her worry more with each adventure he takes. As the two grow apart, Nicole makes decisions that may ultimately shatter her fragile marriage.

Her life changes on the afternoon she receives a phone call from the harbor. During a scuba dive, Truman disappears. No one -- not his diving instructor, not the Coast Guard -- can find him. Is he still alive? Or is grief making her believe the impossible?

In the Wash: The Rona Shively Stories
by Rebecca Benston
$0.00, 133 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #332 in Women Sleuths (Kindle Store)
Rona Shively has seen a lot of things in her day, but nothing like the case brought to her by Gilbert Delvecchio. He is looking for his ex-wife, and she’s definitely not the woman he married. Before she knows what is happening, Rona is swept into a web of deception where everyone is both a target and a suspect. A couple of romances and a shootout later, can she find the missing ex-wife before the bull’s-eye finds her again? Or is it too late?

Four Max Carrados Detective Stories
by Ernest Bramah
$0.00, 110 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #33 in Mystery Anthologies (Kindle Store)
The adventures of a blind detective in London, featuring four compact mysteries: The Coin of Dionysius, The Knight's Cross Signal Problem, The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage & The Last Exploit of Harry the Actor.

Where The Devil Won't Go
by E.J. Findorff
$0.00, 293 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (22 reviews), #497 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
On the heels of having shot an innocent girl while in the grasp of a killer, Detective Peyroux’s first case back is a young Jane Doe washed up on the banks of the Mississippi River. After learning her identity, Detective Peyroux travels to the bayou to notify the family. When the dead woman's teenaged sister disappears and bad people start turning up dead, Detective Peyroux realizes he has a vigilante on his hands. Can Peyroux find her before she kills an innocent or possibly ends up dead herself?

The Obsession of Dr. Pendergrass: Murder in Whitechapel
by John David Buchanan
$0.00, 271 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #13 in International Mystery & Crime (Kindle Store)
Crime explodes in London while a serial killer stalks its citizens.

Doctor Pendergrass loved London, but the city had a dark side. Its prosperity attracted criminals from all over the world. Their handiwork - stabbings, beatings, and maimings – filled as many hospital beds as cholera and dysentery.

Pendergrass and his associates at Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital were working grueling days, but no matter how hard they worked the flow of brutalized Londoners through their front doors was endless. He pondered the problem often, almost daily, as he read his morning paper.

"There is a mean element at work in our beloved London. An element that knows no bounds and is unfettered by decency. Left unchecked, it will be the ruin of us all."

The situation seemed to be getting worse, in spite of Howard Vincent’s appointment as Scotland Yard’s Director of Criminal Investigations. If 10,000 bobbies couldn’t stop the crime wave, what could be done?

Doctor Pendergrass was seething mad. He had no idea what Scotland Yard was going to do, but he knew exactly what he intended to do.

Double Jeopardy: Two Unputdownable International Crime Thrillers
by Mike Wells
$0.00, 744 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #50 in Espionage Thrillers (Kindle Store)
Special box set: two stories of suspense and international intrigue. Both heroes pushed to their limits against sly, nasty villains who stop at nothing to achieve their goals. Lust, Money & Murder (Books 1, 2 & 3), by Mike Wells, and Blind Scorpion (Books 1, 2 & 3), by Mike Wells and Farsheed Ferdowsi. Get both these highly rated "unputdownable" kindle books in one volume, at the price of only one book.

Readers of Sidney Sheldon, Tom Clancy, Jackie Collins, Lee Child, Stephen Hunter, Brad Thor and James Rollins will enjoy these books.

1. Lust, Money & Murder, Books 1, 2 & 3 (Complete Trilogy)

Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine vows to become a Secret Service agent and track down the man responsible. After barely surviving the arduous Secret Service Training Academy in Laurel, Maryland, she is transferred to bleak and blustery Great Falls, Montana. But things do not go as planned, and Elaine soon finds herself betrayed and thrown into an adventure that takes her halfway around the world, from dark and mysterious Sofia, Bulgaria, to Moscow Russia, and finally, to Milan, Italy. In the end, will Elaine find the love and happiness she truly seeks…or will she turn to a life of obscene wealth, power and corruption?

“You will be hooked! Not since Sidney Sheldon has a male author captured a woman’s perspective so well. it has it all — intrigue, love and realism.” – Kathleen Bursaw “bookster”

“Good book for those who like a little mystery, a little intrigue, a little romance and an average person as a heroine. I couldn’t put this book down. The tone was light and easy going, story well written and easy to follow. Counterfeiting details seem to be well researched, without being boring and technical.” – Christine, Goodreads

“A fun filled rollercoaster Love, revenge, danger, and pride propel the reader through this excellent novel. The protagonist, Elaine, grows throughout this entire story and at each stage the reader can relate to what she experiences. Fantastic read!” – Theresa Fitzgerald, Book Reviewer

2. Blind Scorpion

An Iranian-born physicist living the American dream, Dr. Ross Shaheen is at the top of his game. Between his internationally-recognized nuclear weapons research career at the prestigious Berkeley Lab and his picture-perfect family in the San Francisco suburbs, it's a good life that can only get better - until he is lured into lecturing before an elite group of scientists in his home country. The 7000-mile trip takes Shaheen back to the land of the lion and the sun, yet it also delivers to Iran's very doorstep an important American citizen with Top Secret security clearance. Taken captive in a subterranean plant by Amir Meshkin, head of Iran's secret nuclear weapons program, will Shaheen be forced to provide him with the access needed to successfully advance the Iranian nuclear agenda? The answer lies in the twisting plot of espionage and survival, putting to the test not only Shaheen's secret knowledge but also the very core of his allegiance. If he lives, he could walk away a hero for his country. The question is - which one?

“Very well written with a believable plot, reminds me of Tom Clancy's work. Just enough technical detail and good character development.” - Packard38, Amazon Reviewer

“BLIND SCORPION is the best thriller I've downloaded and read on my Kindle, and I highly recommend it for anyone interested in current international intrigue and the Middle East. I give BLIND SCORPION five stars and would give it more if I could.” - Michael Henry, Amazon Reviewer

“I just finished this story, and could not have been more pleased with it as an espionage tale with well developed characters, a really great plot, and excellent writing.” - P

Call Her Sabine (The Richard Carter Novels Book 6)
by AR Simmons
$0.00, 446 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #176 in Crime Thrillers (Kindle Store)
A young woman awakes in a darkened room with no idea of where she is or how she got there.

A young wife is found drowned in the Saw Briar Country Club pool. Days later, another young woman’s body is found floating in a lake near the small Ozark town of Blue Creek. Hawthorn County Deputy, Richard Carter investigates the drownings. Are they mere tragedies brought on by unwise alcohol and prescription-drug abuse as they seem? Or are they the work of single killer as the rumor mill suggests?

Mavis, a coed at the community college, reports that her friend, and former roommate, has disappeared. Missing summer clothes and a cleaned-out refrigerator indicate that the girl merely “ran off” with a boyfriend for summer break. Richard comes to believe that Charlotte Fouts was abducted while jogging, although his only evidence is a fish that’s missing, money that should be missing, but isn’t, and a Shirley Temple doll.

Meanwhile, Charlie, armed only with sports clichés and fierce will power, endures, trying to discover the identity of her abductor and hoping that someone is looking for her.

Sins of the Fathers: Book Four of the Land's End Series
by S.W. Frontz
$0.00, 230 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #410 in Crime Fiction (Kindle Store)
Robin Drexel is a forty-year veteran of law enforcement on the brink of retirement. Before that can happen, she has one last case that needs to be solved.The case leads her to Land’s End, where she enlists the help of former partner, Sheriff Andy Patrick. She also reunites with Samantha, Andy’s wife, and Mike Taylor, another cop. They were all a part of the horrifying event from 1978 that changed their lives. Unfortunately, Robin’s cold case gets sidelined when a young girl is kidnapped and her family members are murdered. Was it the father or someone else? No one on Land's End was who they appeared to be. Robin knew from experience that secrets were dangerous, even deadly.

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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.