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Better Haunts and Garden Gnomes: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery - A Happily Everlasting World Novel ((Un)Lucky Valley Book 1)
by Michelle M. Pillow
$0.00, 338 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (90 reviews), #214 in Werewolf & Shifter Mysteries

From NY Times & USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Michelle M. Pillow, a Cozy Mystery Paranormal Romantic Comedy.

5 Stars! "Holy HedgeWitches! This is a fab new cosy series."

Welcome to Lucky Valley, Colorado, where nothing is quite what it seems.

Lily Goode wasn’t aware she had an inheritance waiting for her in the form of a huge Victorian house in Lucky Valley, Colorado. Life might finally be coming together for her. That is if you don’t count the endless home repairs, dealing with eccentric Aunt Polly who claims they’re both witches, and Nolan Dawson the handsome home inspector who seems to have it out for her, then, sure, life is grand. Oh and not to mention the strange hallucinations and garden gnomes who are far more than lawn ornaments.

If mysterious accidents don’t do her in, then the rebellious gnomes just might. With the help of Aunt Polly, it’s up to Lily to discover who’s sabotaging her new home and trying to drive the Goodes out of Lucky Valley once and for all.

*Books in The Happily Everlasting Series can be read in ANY order!

What reviewers are saying...

5 Stars! "From start to finish this story doesn't disappoint... This story is full of twists, action and comedy. I couldn't put it down and cannot wait to see more in the series."

5 Stars! "Aunt Polly is back and where she is fun follows... Cute characters, all kinds do garden gnomes and Gnostics galore! If you love the Everlasting series, this will be your new favorite!"

5 Stars! "I loved the characters and the story was excellent. It sucked me right in from the very beginning and held on tight. Aunt Polly kept me laughing the whole way through, while the “who done it” kept me guessing. Loved this book, I can’t wait for more!"

5 Stars! "So much fun to read! A very entertaining book for sure! Kept me laughing. I thoroughly enjoyed it!"

5 Stars! "This book is a must read with laughs and action the whole way through."

5 Stars! "I love this book! Ms Pillow has again woven humor, suspense and the fantastical into a very entertaining read. I really hope there are more books with this wacky family."

Rating: Clean and Wholesome

Paranormal Cozy Mystery Romance

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Reading With The Dead: A Culinary Cozy Mystery With A Delicious Recipe (Return To Milburn Book 4)
by Nancy McGovern
$0.00, 150 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (25 reviews), #13 in Cozy Mystery

Nora loves to read! Curling up with a good book on a cold, snowy day is one of her favorite pastimes. So, when the old bookstore in Milburn reopens under new management, she is super excited!

But it’s difficult for a business to attract customers when a dead body is found on the premises! Even worse, the store owner is suspected of committing the murder!

So, not wanting anyone to be unjustly convicted of a crime, Nora puts the fiction aside and jumps into yet another real-life mystery! However, she soon finds that this one stretches over many years & multiple continents and has a seemingly-endless number of threads to follow, from old lovers & new admirers to a blackmailer & a stalker! Soon enough, Nora is up to her neck in a revengeful plot that has her own life in danger once again!

Check out Reading With The Dead, the 4th book in Nancy McGovern's newest series, "Return To Milburn"! This is the 2nd of Nancy's series to feature super-sleuth & super-chef, Nora Newberry, and takes place in the fictional town of Milburn, Wyoming. The first related series, "A Murder In Milburn", included 12 books and was set 25 years earlier than this "Return To Milburn" series. If you want more Nora Newberry and more cozy mystery fun, you can get the entire first series in one big box set that contains ALL 12 books & ALL 12 recipes at a HUGE discount right her on Amazon!

A Dead Sister (Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Book 2)
by Anna Celeste Burke
$0.00, 355 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (97 reviews), #19 in Kidnapping Crime Fiction

A Cold Case And A Hot Detective

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?

Jessica hopes Bernadette's right as she races headlong into Kelly's troubled past. Believed to be the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Palm Springs, the investigation into Kelly's death had quickly grown cold. Now more than a decade later, a lowlife meth addict claims to have witnessed her death and swears: "It weren't no accident! It was on purpose."

˃˃˃ Searching For Answers

Why would anyone have done such a thing to the 19-year-old, auburn-haired beauty with a voice like an angel and a streak of wild? Join Jessica and her friends as they try to figure out whodunit and why!

˃˃˃ Jessica Huntington is back in her second mystery by USA Today bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke.

“A twisted tale of intrigue kept me up late at night to finish this book. This mystery will lead your thoughts in different directions while trying to guess the author's intent and solve it in your mind. Jessica Huntington is a clever lady that doesn't suffer fools lightly and she surrounds herself with interesting friends that keep the story moving. Add the setting of Palm Desert and you will want to join her as the story unfolds. I enjoyed the read very much.”

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Hot Chocolate and Homicide (A Chocolate Centered Cozy Mystery Book 11)
by Cindy Bell
$0.00, 228 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (52 reviews), #4 in Cozy Animal Mystery
It is almost Valentine’s Day and Charlotte and Ally are frantically trying to fill chocolate orders for the special day. Their hot chocolate gift packs are flying out the door and they couldn’t be happier.

But then the local dairy farm owner lands up dead. Charlotte and Ally cannot resist a good mystery and decide to do some snooping of their own. But with the suspects piling up they realize they might have bitten off more than they can chew.

Will Charlotte and Ally be able to find the killer before they land up in hot water?

Recipe Included: Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Pretty is as Pretty Dies (A Myrtle Clover Cozy Mystery Book 1)
by Elizabeth Spann Craig
$0.00, 232 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (125 reviews), #2523 in Cozy Mystery

Life in this small Southern town just got ugly . . . and exciting!

No one in Bradley, North Carolina, is exactly crying into their sweet tea over the murder of Parke Stockard. Certainly not retired schoolteacher Myrtle Clover. Upon discovering the corpse, Myrtle is struck-not with grief, but a brilliant idea! Solving the crime would prove to everyone (especially her son Red, the police chief) that this eighty-something-year-old is not ready to be put out to pasture just yet.

The victim, a pretty but pushy town developer, had deep pockets and few friends. Myrtle can’t throw one of her gaudy garden gnomes without hitting a potential suspect. Even when another murder takes place, proud Myrtle forges on, armed only with a heavy cane, a venomous tongue, and a widower sidekick.

Never Trust a Skinny Cupcake Baker: A humorous culinary cozy mystery (Death by Cupcake Book 1)
by D.E. Haggerty
$0.00, 183 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (48 reviews), #3 in Amateur Sleuth Mysteries (Kindle Store)
A murder suspect? Her?

Callie's dreams are threatened when the police accuse her of murdering her dancing instructor. She didn't even want to take those stupid dancing classes!

No way is Callie letting anything get between her and her dream. Together with best baker bud Anna, she embarks on a journey to uncover the real killer.

Nothing is stopping them - not even a hot detective determined to keep Callie safe and make the cupcake baker his own.

Join us at Callie's Cakes where murder investigations are on the menu. Cupcakes not included.

Never Trust a Skinny Cupcake Baker is the first novel in the Death by Cupcake series but can be read as a standalone.

Major Crimes (Jersey Shore Mystery Series Book 4)
by Michele Lynn Seigfried
$0.00, 284 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #38 in Cozy Mystery
A 2016 Mystery and Mayhem Awards Finalist!
Buckle up for hours of laughter, romance, and excitement with this Jersey Shore Mystery. When handsome detective, Bryce Kelly, is accused of a crime he didn't commit, he finds himself on the run and in hiding. Can amateur sleuth, Chelsey Alton, and a few quirky friends help him find the real killer and prove his innocence before it's too late? If you love mysteries, don't miss this humorous whodunit!

In Dulce, Disturbed ... And Four More: New Mexico Short Mysteries
by Tower Lowe
$0.00, 130 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (36 reviews), #177 in Cozy Mystery
This book contains short novellas 1-5 that start the Cinnamon Burro New Mexico Mysteries. Beaten to death by his teacher, a young native boy is found by the side of the road in Dulce, New Mexico. Cinnamon, an investigator, joins her pal Burro to face down the school and the teachers and solve the first crime in this mystery series. Cinnamon also collects the first clues to the lost Momma, who abandoned her in childhood. Cinnamon pursues the next four New Mexico mysteries with one eye on the crime and one eye on finding Momma. Burro receives visions that contain clues to the crime, if only the two of them can figure out what they mean. These four stories take the reader on a tour of New Mexico towns full of quirky characters and mysterious doings.

Each Tower Lowe mystery involves characters with disabilities: autism, physical impairments, mental impairments, etc. These characters are part of the narrative life of the novel, not the subject of the book. Her upcoming release features Spree, a neurodiverse character who is a key member of a family detective agency. Silencing Sistine by Tower Lowe is now being submitted to publishers.

The Image of Rachel Clair (Haunting Mysteries of the Old South Book 1)
$0.00, 240 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #8 in American Historical Romance (Kindle Store)
"The well-crafted, polished prose allows this familiar story to subtly distinguish itself from other books in this genre..." THE BOOKLIFE PRIZE

A compelling tale of how love never dies...

Judith M. McManus writes a beautiful story of innocence, tragedy, and redemption surrounded by the beauty of rural Alabama and the secluded community called Coal Springs in the early 1900s. During an era of hard work and simple living, the quaint town held many secrets, and the powerful influence of a few held the upper hand over the lives of many.

Research assistant, Rachel Montgomery, is shocked when she stumbles across a 1909 newspaper article that describes a brutal crime in her family’s hometown. The unnamed female victim causes Rachel to look for more articles on the subject in hopes of learning more. After all, the poor woman could be a relative.
With no family members left, Rachel needs to know the details of her existence and this article is just the beginning. She drives forty miles to Coal Springs, only to find small reminders of the once-bustling community remaining. It was almost as if the town had never existed. Disappointed, Rachel's hopes of any information are dashed until a little girl leads her back to the family that turns out to be much closer than she thought...

Coffee and Crime (Cup of Jo Book 0)
by Kelly Hashway
$0.00, 56 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #26 in Cozy Mystery

Joanna Coffee is hiding from her past, which includes an ex who cheated on her with her best friend. Too ashamed to go back home to Bennett Falls, Jo is living with her aunt clear across the country.

But a crime occurs in the coffee shop where Jo works, and it makes Jo rethink what she’s doing with her life. She’s determined to solve the crime and the problems in her own life.

Fans of Joanne Fluke and Victoria Laurie will enjoy this culinary cozy mystery series.

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Hex on Me Mysteries Books 1-3 (Hex on Me Mysteries Boxset Book 1)
by Kennedy Layne
$0.00, 361 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #705 in Werewolf & Shifter Mysteries
Come join a traveling magical caravan as they try to solve mysterious paranormal whodunits in the Hex on Me Mysteries by USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne...

If the Curse Fits

Have you ever heard of a cursed witch? Well, that's exactly what Tempest "Lou" Lilura has become, and she's willing to do just about anything to rectify her desperate situation. What's the hex, you ask? In Lou's tragic case, her curse gives her the foresight of murders yet to be committed. It's the ultimate race against time--can she discover the culprit prior to the actual deed or can she save the victim and catch the murderer in the act?

Cursing Up the Wrong Tree

Another vision that Lou has been cursed with comes to fruition, this time in the wilds of the Wyoming back country. What was the victim doing miles from civilization without adequate supplies? Residents in the neighboring town know more than they're saying, yet all the evidence points in a different direction. Things are about to come to a head under the light of the full moon. You'll need to make sure you have a bit of silver in your pocket before joining Lou and the others for another mystifying whodunit...this one promises to have fangs!

The Squeaky Ghost Gets the Curse

Lou can't even manage to dip a chocolate chip cookie into her glass of cold milk without getting a premonition of murder. Her unsettling vision is different this time around, though. The victim was practically thrown down a spiral staircase invisible force right out of thin air! All is not what it seems, though. As things begin to go bump in the night and strange noises eerily echo throughout the ancient mansion, Lou is left wondering if the culprit isn't a vengeful spirit with a purpose. You might want to keep the lights on for this scary ghost story--it promises to be a jumping good time!

What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery (Ronin Flash Fiction Book 18)
by Kristie Lynn Higgins
$0.00, 320 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #58 in Cozy Animal Mystery
Type: flash fiction about 920 words
What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding a thief and a very unique dog. Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story.

Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of 'Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel' and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery ( dog mysteries novel )

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery ( Craft Of Tea, Not Brewing Coffee )
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery ( Fish Of Intrigue )
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery ( Baking Mystery Into Cooking )
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery ( Food, Baking, And Cooking With Oil Of Mystery )
5. Midnight Blue Valerian Murder Mystery ( A Flower And A Strawberry Of Suspense )
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder Mystery ( Bug Of A Thriller And An Insect Mystery )
7. Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat Mystery ( Catnap! Kitty Missing! Kitten in trouble mysteries with cats)
8. Ivory Jade Cat Statue Mystery ( Stolen kitty-cat statue )
9. Scarlet Ibis Fever Murder Mystery ( infectious contagion )
10. Scarlet Lovers Murder Mystery ( death of a merchant )
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery ( a stray cat is a witness to a crime )
12. Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery ( rare feline coins cat mystery)
13. The Hammer And The Egg Murder Mystery ( man dead beside poached egg cooking up some murder )
14. Who Is Guilty? The Kitten Or The Puppy Murder Mystery ( young cat and dog stand accused )
15. The Kimono With The Red-Crowned Crane Mystery
16. The Cat Who Ate The Dog Murder Mystery
17. The Illuminated Fruit Mystery
18. What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery ( dog mystery book )

Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need. The Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West. Action-adventure thriller in a parallel world. An alternate history of Japan. An alternate reality with action adventure mysteries.

New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer's style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one. Enjoy female sleuths mysteries then check out this crime thriller series. Many of them include animal mystery books.

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Casey Jones Mysteries Vol. 1-7 (Casey Jones Mystery Series)
by Katy Munger
$0.00, pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (36 reviews), #3 in Suspense (Kindle Store)


“Casey Jones joins the ranks of smart and gutsy heroines. The South will never be the same. Don't miss her.”Janet Evanovich

“She is smart, tough, and tenacious... a wonderfully entertaining read.”—Publisher’s Weekly

Casey Jones cannot be beat for rowdy, action-packed adventures with humor, romance, and hard-boiled mayhem aplenty. She’s hot, she’s hilarious, and she’s so headstrong her quasi-boss Bobby D. can only shake his massive head and do as the lady says. The hot and hilarious parts go hand-in-hand as the plus-size detective fantasizes her way through a small army of possible inamoratos, now and then anointing one or another, although always off the page and always accompanied by a wisecrack or three.
(“I feel like I’ve been in a train wreck,” says one.
“Of course you do,” replies his lovely date. “Why do you think they call me Casey Jones?”)

Author Munger masterfully blends nail-biting suspense with Casey’s hilarious wisecracking narration as she navigates an unsavory southern stew of crooked politicians, crooked cops, old grudges, ancient crimes, and everyone’s favorite, dysfunctional families.
The family of a death row inmate just isn’t buying the story that she killed her cop husband, and they’ve hired North Carolina’s mouthiest female sleuth to save her from lethal injection—in a month.
When a favorite client gets killed on her watch, Casey vows to find the killer no matter what killers, arsonists, rapists, and spoiled rotten socialites get in her way. Then, to the cynical sleuth’s chagrin—everyone all around her starts falling in love…just before Casey herself is smitten.
BAD TO THE BONE is a rowdy, action-packed adventure with humor, romance, and hard-boiled mayhem aplenty. Its two greatest delights are its vivid antagonists, the big-hearted, tough PI and the petite, pernicious femme fatale, locked in a catfight that should have its own arena.
Along with their significant others and the gardener, Casey and her oversize partner, Bobby, move in with a rape victim who’s receiving threatening phone calls. The victim knows exactly who attacked her, was tried for it, got away with it and who, she’s sure, is still getting away with it.
Casey follows the trail of a missing basketball star to a prison town in the North Carolina mountains. In order to help out the very hot local sheriff investigate suspicious goings-on in the prison, Casey agrees to be locked up for a week inside a prison once again. Watch for the all-time best ever laugh-out-loud prison break!
Casey has her hands full avenging the death of one of her oldest friends—while trying to keep unruly strippers and bikers in line. What should have been a routine bodyguarding case has turned deadly and personal in more ways than one. Her friend is dead, one of the strippers she’s guarding is missing, and the handsome biker Casey met the night before sure seems to be in it up to his neck!

Always a rip-roaring romp, these page-turners will appeal to fans of all female sleuth mysteries—private eyes like Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone, Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski, Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan, Marcia Muller’s Sharon McCone, and Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, as well as their tough and witty male antecedents. If you ever flipped over Philip Marlowe, Spenser, or of course, the immortal Wolfe and his buddy Archie, you’ll fall in love with their direct descendant, Casey Jones, Private Eye.

Fight Card Romance: Sunday Punch
by Carol Malone
$0.00, 370 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #21 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)

1955 Los Angeles, murder, gangsters, boxing, and romance...

Battling with mobster-control boxing in Los Angeles, Detective Marc DeLuca is embroiled in solving the murder of several of gangster Mickey's Cohen's night watchmen. His only suspects, an eighteen-year-old boxer built like a mountain and his goddess of a sister.Loser at love, Deluca, falls for the dame which could get her killed.Twenty-two-year-old Helen Dominic, guardian of her brother, Niko, a heavy-weight champion hopeful, has lived through herendous suffering in her young life and sworn off men. Faced with the passionate challenge the handsome detective stirs up within her, she must either step in the ring or forfeit the bout.When the murderers threaten more than Cohen's watchmen and come after Helene when she butts into the investigation, Marc is forced to admit his love and goes after the thugs before Helene ends up as a splat on the ring canvas.

The Puddles: Delaware Cases - Book One
by Paul DeJager
$0.00, 266 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #585 in Paranormal & Urban Fantasy (Kindle Store)
Fritz ‘Red’ Delaware is a street mage from Seattle, starting over on an alternate earth with where magic and monsters are real. When the editor of the Mehrain Telegraph is murdered after contacting Delaware for a meeting, it draws Red into the steamy underworld of his new home. 

As he’s investigating why he was contacted, he finds himself mixed in mobsters, monsters, grifters, and corrupt city officials where he learns there is much more going on than a not so simple murder.

The Candy Cane Killer
by Cheryl Pent
$0.00, 32 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #7 in 45-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
It's been one year since the killings have stopped. That was when we encountered a serial killer who I have named The Candy Cane Killer. In the last three years, we have found a lot of bodies...dismantled bodies. They were scattered everywhere. The Candy Cane Killer began his horrific crime spree back in 2009, Christmas Eve of all days. I unfortunately had been first on the scene, I was a deputy then, Deputy Marshall Alan...but now I am a detective. This particular killer remains in my mind, and I'll never forget what I went through...what I saw...and how I felt. Sure we had tons of leads, but nothing absolutely solid. I'm still waiting for the killer to strike again, because the time...this time I'm waiting. All it takes is time, and Lord knows I have plenty of that..

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Flying the Coop: The Video Game Mystery Novel (OffCide Gamer Mysteries Book 1)
by John Sailors
$0.00, 218 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #76 in Police Procedurals (Kindle Store)
Game designer Bernard Walker finds his world taken hostage when police fail to solve a grisly murder. Desperate for the return of his new million-dollar oceanfront view, he deploys his San Francisco startup's game-design technology—backed by jalapeño-infused hot dogs from a local minimart—to hunt down a highly! elusive murderer.

Flying the Coop: The Video Game Mystery Novel pits video game designers against inept police officers, overpaid city officials, and irritating venture capitalists in a hilarious battle of wit, cunning, and vastly different tastes in hot dogs and tofu. The book, by John Sailors, is the first in the gamer mystery series. Book 2, Clouded Ambitions, is coming this summer ...

Flying the Coop is available in paperback and on Kindle.

The Vanishing of Dr Winter: A Cozy Historical Murder Mystery (The Posie Parker Mystery Series Book 4)
by L.B. Hathaway
$0.00, 192 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (230 reviews), #11 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)

Can the past really come back to haunt you?

Cambridge, Christmas 1922

Posie Parker has cleared a space in her hectic schedule to try to unravel a tragedy in her own family. But Posie’s past is hiding around every turn in the old University town, and she finds herself taking on a new case which is positively teeming with ghosts, shadows and secrets, where nothing is quite what it seems.

In a quest to find out what happened to Dr William Winter, a brilliant Cambridge doctor who disappeared five years previously, Posie is forced to confront her own painful memories of the Great War.

But just how safe is it really to go digging up the past?

And will Posie get to spend Christmas this year with anything other than Mr Minks, the office cat and a lonely heart for company?

This is a classic Golden Age of Crime mystery which will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey. 'The Vanishing of Dr Winter' is the fourth book in the delightfully classic Posie Parker Mystery Series, although the novel can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story in its own right.

If you love an action-packed historical cozy crime with a feisty protagonist, download a sample or buy 'The Vanishing of Dr Winter' now.


The Big Tumble (Lawrence Mallory Book 2)
by Richard Hart
$0.00, 216 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #108 in Private Investigator Mysteries (Kindle Store)
On the first working day of 1950, private investigator and former lawyer Lawrence Mallory is sipping his afternoon martini and hoping the new decade will be an improvement over the one just ended. But if his first case of the fifties is any indication, it’s going to be a long ten years.
An overweight low-life who’d once stiffed him on legal fees interrupts Mallory’s gin and vermouth and offers him money to hold a large envelope for a day or two. He won’t say what’s in it or why he wants it held—only that it must be sealed when he gets it back or there will be no payment. Mallory wisely refuses and sends him on his way, but that night a punk kid breaks into his house looking for the same envelope.
Mallory gets the kid to talk, and it turns out he’s working for a loan company operator named Brent Granger who does loan-sharking on the side. The next day, Mallory goes to see Granger who tells him he is being blackmailed over the contents of the envelope. He also won’t say what it is, so Mallory refuses his request to hire him.
That night, a well-aimed punch to the jaw knocks Mallory out cold. When he wakes up, he finds himself back in Granger’s office with double vision and two dead men on the floor, both of whom are Granger. Mallory’s .38 is there too, and it’s the murder weapon.
As Mallory pursues the investigation, he is aided by his wife, Kate, who’d been his secretary when he was a lawyer. There’s plenty of kidding and wisecracking back and forth between them, but she’s a smart and competent partner (albeit one with a temper). Their teenage daughter, Susanna, whose career goal is to be the first female homicide detective on the Central City Police Force, is not about to be left out either.
This family of detectives must solve Granger’s murder before an overzealous police lieutenant has Mallory behind bars and on trial for his life. As for the mysterious envelope, when it finally materializes, what’s inside turns out to be more sinister and explosive than anything anyone might have imagined.
If you’re looking for a little family comedy/drama mixed in with your murder and mayhem and a writing style somewhat reminiscent of Nelson DeMille, this may be your cup of tea. If it is, you’ll also want to follow the adventures of the Mallory family in Appointment with Murder, the first book in the series, which is also available on Amazon Kindle.

The PI and the Pill Pusher (An Alexis Moore Mystery Book 1)
by Claudette Cleveland
$0.00, pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #16331 in Private Investigator Mysteries (Books)
The first recorded use of pharmaceuticals was recorded in ancient Egypt, but herbs were used even in caveman days. The art of Apothecary dates back to ancient Babylonia, 2600BC. The first drug store was established by the Arabs in Baghdad.

After reading a lot about pharma both historic and present day, I wondered if we are any better off than when the ancient pill pushers were preparing and dispensing pills and serums.

All medicines can either cure or kill you depending on the people who prescribe and the people who dispense. Having said all this meet Dr. Heinz MD and Dr. L. R. Scuderi, pharmacist, two characters in my new book The PI and the Pill Pusher.

It will make you want to examine closely that bottle pills you pick up at your nearby drug store. Many years ago, I was given pills that were not what was prescribed for me, and they made me very sick. Shortly after that I bought a PDR that has most pharma in it with pictures. I never took another pill without looking it up.

My book is the story of a corrupt medical clinic. It is full of action, humor and is thought-provoking and believable thanks to my two pharmacist friends. Thus far I believe it’s one of the fastest moving with the liveliest characters out of all 50 of the books that I’ve written thus far.

3 friends in trouble in Fisher Park (Book 7): a Billie Boss novel
by Jan Vincent
$0.00, 209 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #1 in LGBT Mystery
The call I received from Alice about has me on the floor. The last time he was in trouble, he almost died. I'm ready for them this time. I enter the house . . . only to find . . . coffee and morning chatter. And the real threat, the one Wilde saw weeks ago and tried to warn me about. Rich, classy and gorgeous, they're the elevated version of us. Alice is drawn to them.

When one of theirs goes missing, let's see how they handle their hearts being trampled on.

With finesse, of course. And power, lots and lots of power.

I've always known I loved mine and they’ve convinced me of the same. I’ve got to try again and I’ve got a lot to make up for. If we’re going to make it, I’ve got a lot to learn, like flexibility, and I will learn it. It just might not be all four of us this time.

An M/M, MMMM crime/mystery/romance with steamy sex scenes. LGBTQIA+ family.

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The Mute of Pendywick Place: And the Scarlet Gown
by Alydia Rackham
$0.00, 190 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #1 in Children's eBooks on Disabilities & Special Needs
Christmas is forbidden at Pendywick Place. A tragic shadow from Basil Collingwood’s past looms over the season. Nevertheless, he plans to take Victoria to the Hampton Court Christmas Ball, to confront his former mentor—and her attempted-murderer—Professor Winchester. If they can steal back Victoria’s unbreakable code from him, they may save England itself. If they cannot, it will put all of Europe in grave danger.

by Paul Keogh
$0.00, 61 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Detectives
'A dark story dealing as it is does with mental illness and a child murder.'
The only detective novella written and set along the beautiful Yorkshire coast in north east England. - a very different style of detective writing - new structure and techniques with transposition of time and events. Intrigued? Then read on.
Gregor is the English policeman, suffering from mental ill health, who is charged with solving a child murder in a quiet, dormitory town on the edge of the moors.
A young primary school girl, Georgina Smithson, has been found in the undergrowth near the town's Priory. David Watts, a successful accountant, is the prime suspect.
Why does Georgina have to die in such torrid circumstances? What happened to those witnesses who disappeared without trace turning a blind eye to events and becoming bystanders?
On one level it is simply a fascinating detective mystery. On a secondary level it is a story of frightening undercurrents exploring how we, as individuals, like the characters themselves, have to make difficult moral choices in a chaotic world of confusion, compunction and personal dilemmas.
Not suitable for under 18s or those with fragile mental health.
Check out my website to discover the ideas behind this unique story
I am quite certain you will enjoy it.

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Deputy in the Crosshairs (A Henry Biggston Thriller Book 2)
by Jamie McFarlane
$0.00, 282 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (126 reviews), #2 in Military Thrillers (Kindle Store)

He's been trained to take out his enemies. But is he skilled enough to bring down a cop-killer?

Henry "Biggs" Biggston has struggled to find his place in civilian life. The ex-Army Ranger is relieved when he's offered work as a small-town deputy sheriff with guns and rules he knows far too well. But Biggs barely has time to ease into the job before he's tasked with catching the man who paralyzed one deputy and killed the other…

With his colleagues giving him an outsider welcome, Biggs must shake off his emotions and stay one step ahead of a killer. And when his pursuit of the truth goes against popular opinion, he realizes that to bring down a murderer, this Ranger will have to do it all by himself…

Can Biggs save a town that doesn't want him from a danger they're unwilling to stop?

Deputy in the Crosshairs is the second standalone book in the high-octane Henry Biggston thriller series. If you like unflinching heroes, pulse-pounding action, and small-town intrigue, then you’ll love Jamie McFarlane’s high-velocity novel.

Buy Deputy in the Crosshairs to hunt down justice today!

Death In Paradise: ( Hawaii Thriller Series Book 1)
by J.E. Trent
$0.00, 156 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (33 reviews), #910 in Sea Adventures Fiction (Books)

In paradise nothing is simple…

…not even murder.

For Jessica, this time it’s personal.

The knock at the door shook her from a deep sleep. When she saw the cops, Jessica knew why they were there. As a LA Detective, she’d been on the other side of the door plenty of times.

Someone she loved was dead.

Time slowed. Her heart sank. They knew she knew.

Before they could get to the news, her mind raced. Growing up in Hawaii, daughter to a father-in-law enforcement and a mother whose family is yakuza, she’d known the darker side of life.

As the detectives explained why they’d come, Jessica was only partly listening until they said it was her father who’d died…

…in a plane wreck.

And in that moment, the instinct to grieve was gone. He was meticulous in his maintenance. She didn’t believe it was an accident.

Who murdered her father?

Jessica was going home to Hawaii.

You’ll love this gripping thriller with a taste of romance, because of the twists, turns, and complex characters.

Get it now.

Dark Path (A Bodhi King Novel Book 1)
by Melissa F. Miller
$0.00, 348 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (379 reviews), #2 in Metaphysical Fiction
Practicing Buddhist and retired forensic pathologist Bodhi King seeks peace. Unfortunately, death keeps finding him.

After solving a series of unexplained deaths and exposing a sordid political scandal, Bodhi retreated from the limelight. But he's called out of early retirement to help investigate a death cluster on a private island in the Florida Keys.

Healthy residents of a ritzy assisted living facility are dying in the middle of the night ... their faces frozen in terror.

Bodhi arrives on Golden Island to find a community gripped by fear. And beneath the surface, conflict simmers, threatening to boil over. The charismatic leader of the Golden Island Church, the dying Cuban-Americans, and the local Catholic priest all have secrets to protect.

It's up to Bodhi to bring the truth to light ... before another resident dies.

Dark Path is the first book in an intriguing, engrossing new forensic thriller series by USA Today bestseller Melissa F. Miller. Lonely Path (Book 2), Hidden Path (Book 3), and Twisted Path (Book 4) are available now!

What Readers Are Saying:

"[A] very enjoyable read--a forensic thriller crossed with cozy mystery, with a cast of entertaining characters confined in a remote location. ... [I]n Miller's books there are always interesting themes alongside the thrill of a fast-paced plot, and 'Dark Path' is no exception."

"I fervently enjoyed the twists and turns as one by one, the clues to the puzzle are discovered."

"[A]n excellent, tightly woven tale that hooked me quickly and kept me reading until the conclusion."

"Melissa Miller's writing is strong, with good character development, lots of action and a mystery that keeps you guessing until the end."

Other Thriller/Mystery Series by Melissa F. Miller:

The Sasha McCandless Legal Thriller Series
The Aroostine Higgins Thriller Series
The We Sisters Three Mystery Series

Hit or Missus (Peri Minneopa Mysteries Book 2)
by Gayle Carline
$0.00, 319 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (93 reviews), #101 in Women Sleuths (Kindle Store)
Private Investigator Peri Minneopa is hired to investigate a wealthy, possibly cheating wife, but the wife's girlfriends have other ideas. After all, a friend will help you move - a good friend will help you move a body.

The Con Case (Alice White, Investigator)
by Marc Hirsch
$0.00, 358 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #616 in Literature & Fiction (Kindle Store)
Daring law firm investigator, Alice White, enters the glamorous world of high society in 1950s New York City to take on a gang of confidence artists whose vicious leader has recruited an innocent young man and framed him for a brutal murder to insure his loyalty. Can she beat the boss at his own game, con him out of a fortune, free the youth, and hang the leader in his own frame, without getting herself, the young man, or his girlfriend killed?

F.D.B 2: The Finale
by Karizma Keys
$0.00, 150 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #6 in African American Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
After finding out the truth about Tanjanisha, Floyd doesn’t know who to trust. As he tries to get back to business his mind is more focus on revenge. At first, he finds comfort in a familiar friend but soon realizes he’s looking for more. When Floyd sets his eyes on Saleena, he’s the last thing in the world she wants but somehow she finds herself entertaining him. When tragedy strikes again things get even more complicated forcing Floyd and Saleena to band together and strengthen their bond.
Tanjanisha just doesn’t have the answers. When she finds out what Kari did she urges him to leave town and stay away but soon she realizes he’s all she has. Still believing she can turn things around and get her man back she does everything in her power to get back into good graces with Floyd. But distancing herself from Kari won’t be as easy as it sounds and once she realizes that Saleena is threatening to take her spot, the down spiral begins. Join the F.D.B gang for this final installment to see who will put their lived back in order and who will go on a complete warpath?

THREADS: A Depression Era Tale
by Charlotte Whitney
$0.00, 327 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #6 in Historical Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
It's a boring, hardscrabble life for three sisters growing up on a Michigan farm in the throes of the Great Depression. But, when young Nellie, digging for pirate treasure, discovers the tiny blue-black hand of a dead baby, rumors begin to fly. Narrated by Nellie and her two older sisters, the story follows the girls as they encounter a patchwork of threatening circumstances and take it upon themselves to solve the mystery.

Freezer Burn (Peri Minneopa Mysteries Book 1)
by Gayle Carline
$0.00, 316 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (95 reviews), #75 in Women Sleuths (Kindle Store)
Peri Minneopa has heard her name mangled a thousand ways and hates them all. What she likes are clean houses, and dirty martinis.
She recently traded in her housecleaning business for a P.I. license. Her timing seems perfect, when she cleans a former client’s freezer and finds a severed hand inside, wearing an expensive ring. The client, Benny Needles, is a Dean Martin fanatic who swears he’s innocent. But where there’s a hand, there’s a body, waiting to be found.
It’s a brand new world for Peri, and she has a lot to learn. Her first lesson is that investigating murder can be dangerous. Her boyfriend, Skip, a detective in the Placentia Police Department tries to warn Peri, but she can’t stop sticking her nose into the middle of things. In the middle of trying to solve the case, Peri takes on a surveillance job and finds that even surveillance isn’t always low risk.
As these two cases collide, will Peri learn the truth behind both of them? And more important, will she ever get that dirty martini?

Bonita Palms
by Hal Ross
$0.00, 242 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #55127 in Mysteries (Kindle Store)
The wealthy housewives of Bonita Palms are being systematically murdered...and no one can figure out why they're being targeted.

The Palms, situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida, is a gated golf course community with homes ranging up to $15 million dollars. On the surface, it appears to be a squeaky-clean, Pleasantville lifestyle, but behind the scenes brews a sinister underbelly of adultery and financial swindling.

Deputy Sheriff Miles Delany must unravel the mystery of the common thread: The victims were all found in their homes. There was no forced entry. Nothing was taken. It's as if they invited the killer inside and orchestrated their own demise.

As the body count rises, more incriminating details surface in the private lives of the residents. But the question remains: Is it the work of an outsider - a serial killer invading the community? Or does one of the neighbors have a vendetta?

The case becomes more and more complex, with the murderer outsmarting the cops at every turn, leaving no evidence behind. Delany is flummoxed when he becomes a suspect himself; and then discovers his girlfriend is about to be the next victim.

Love, Art, and Ham Sandwiches: a novel
by Ingrid Nichter
$0.00, 273 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #174 in General Humorous Fiction
Installation art. Ghosts. Deli meat.

Rupert Quinn is a man with a plan. An unconventional (and not quite legal) plan, to be sure, but one that can't fail to get the attention of Kathy, the deli counter girl at Food World.

Unfortunately, his plan backfires. No worries--he devises a second plan. This one backfires even more spectacularly then the first. Rupert quickly finds himself in a tangled mess of murder, ghostly revenge, and ham sandwiches, and Kathy becomes the least of his worries.

Love Me Tender: Short Story Bridge (The Blonde Barracuda Series Book 5)
by Taylor Lee
$0.00, 73 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (23 reviews), #1 in International Law
Praise for Love Me Tender…

An Enthralling 16,000 word Valentine short story – part of the Bestselling Sizzling Romantic Suspense “Big Girls Don’t Cry” series.

“Gorgeous Army Captain Tiffany Anderson kicks butt with the best of them! And there isn’t a guy among the undercover agents who is hotter than golden-boy Col. Brady Schaefer. This time Tiffany and Brady kick up the heat on their simmering romance.” ~J. John

“The two top undercover agents go after the leader of the group of hideous men procuring young girls for the Korean Sex Trafficking trade.” ~ Romance Readers Review

•The evil leader in the Sex Trafficking Trade turns out to be one of their own
•They’ve come too far to turn back. But is either one of them ready to go forward?
•The kickass Army Major and sexy Special Agent prove that Tender Love is sizzling HOT!

“Thrilled to see another story devoted to Brady and Tiffany. I loved them in Blue Christmas and wanted to know what happened to these two hot love-averse people. A Valentine story that I will read and re-read the whole year through.” ~STM Reviews

Love Kaylea Cross's heart pounding romantic military thrillers? Sylvia Day’s and Maya Banks red hot sexy heroes, feisty heroines and high adrenaline action? Fern Michael’s compelling characters? Grab Love Me Tender and prepare to be addicted.


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The Man in the Arena Series: The Courage to Dare; The Courage to Love; The Courage to Triumph is A tribute to the Teddy Roosevelt quote—The Man in the Arena. Taylor Lee introduces her most challenging and complicated hero yet.

The Red Rock Collection Sexy Romantic Suspense. Bestselling in Romantic Suspense, Military Romance and Mystery Thriller. The Collection INCLUDES: Red Rock Rises, Red Rock’s Revenge, Red Rock’s Redemption: Book 3 PLUS THREE Novellas.

The All Fired Up OMNIBUS Collection, Taylor Lee's Bestselling #1 Hot New Release—the ULTIMATE Sizzling Romantic Suspense collector's edition! INCLUDES Playing With Fire, Trial By Fire and Ring of Fire and the EXCLUSIVE You Light My Fire: Short Story Finale

The Dangerous Affairs Collection Sizzling International Intrigue. Best Selling in both Romantic Suspense and Military Romance and Women's Sleuths ! INCLUDES: The Moscow Affair, The Bangkok Affair, The Rio Affair PLUS THREE Novellas.

The Grandmaster’s Legacy Collection: If you think Shades of Gray is HOT, snatch up Taylor Lee's "The Grandmaster's Legacy," a four volume Collection of Erotic Historical Suspense. Warning: Intense, Explicit, Steamy HOT!

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Her Boldest Lie: A Suspense-Filled Small Town Domestic Thriller (Rosemary Run Book 3)
by Kelly Utt
$0.00, 224 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #1 in Mysteries (Kindle Store)

Marcheline Fay claimed the father of her child wasn't in the picture. Now her daughter is all grown up and asking questions. When a decades-old letter gets mailed without Marcheline's permission, the lie she told might not be enough to keep them safe.

Scrambling to find out who knows what and at risk of losing it all, Marcheline must reopen old wounds to make things right.

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

Her Boldest Lie is the third book in the Rosemary Run Series of domestic thrillers.

About the Rosemary Run Series:

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

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

With surprising twists and turns that will keep you guessing to the end, each Rosemary Run novel features a different woman's nail-biting story. The series is ongoing and books can be read in any order.

If you like domestic thriller hits such as Shari Lapena's A Stranger in the House, Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret, Sandie Jones' The Other Woman, and A.J. Finn's The Woman in the Window, you won't be able to put down the suspense-filled Rosemary Run Series.

Buy Her Boldest Lie today for an emotional, pulse-pounding read that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Rogue Wave (A Troy Bodean Tropical Thriller Book 1)
by David F. Berens
$0.00, 304 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (201 reviews), #1 in Satire (Kindle Store)

There's a killer on the loose in the sleepy South Carolina island town of Pawleys Island.

A roguishly handsome yet reluctant hero and a cast of the most memorable characters you’ll ever meet collide in this zany and raucous tropical thriller by David Berens.

The unostentatious Troy Bodean is the new owner of an outback tea-stained, straw cowboy hat with a colorful peacock plume. He found the unlucky hat in an abandoned aluminum fishing boat and decided the smell of Old Spice and lack of an owner made it his for the taking. Little did he know there was a misplaced cashier's check hidden inside.

Unbeknownst to our hero, he'd attracted a whole bevy of killers out to kill him on his head along with the hat. From Daisy Mae and Ellie Mae Gallup, the mothers of Troy's alleged love child, to the bumbling New Zealander assassins, Darren The Body McGlashen and Man'Ti, to the most Böhring, yet shady mill CEO in the business... they all have one thing on their minds—get that hat.

And Troy has no idea why. Laugh, ache, and groan as the chase for Troy and his hat lead him on the wildest ride on and around Pawleys Island, South Carolina in history. Who knows where it will all end?

GRAB Rogue Wave - A Troy Bodean Tropical Thriller today and find out. You'll laugh until you die in this Hiaasen-esque thriller.

More in the Troy Bodean Tropical Thriller series:

  1. Rogue Wave
  2. Deep Wave
  3. Blood Wave
  4. Dark Wave
  5. Skull Wave
  6. Shark Wave

No Right To Kill (DI Sara Ramsey Book 1)
by M A Comley
$0.00, 222 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (210 reviews), #48 in Police Procedurals (Kindle Store)
The first book in a new series from New York Times bestselling author M A Comley, who has sold over two and a half million books worldwide.

He stands in the shadows. Watching them.

DI Sara Ramsey's life is about to change forever. Recently moved to the area and in charge of a new team, she's tasked with finding a serial killer terrorising a rural community.

Crimes as heinous as this rarely happen in picturesque rural idylls.

The community is living in fear, desperate for Sara to keep them safe.

When the killer changes his MO and abducts a vulnerable resident, Sara realises she is in a race against time to prevent the killer from claiming yet another victim.

Grab this fast-paced thriller today, ideal for fans of Mark Dawson and Robert Bryndza. Other books in the DI Sara Ramsey series are:
No Right To Kill (An Amazon top 80 novel)
Killer Blow
The Dead Can't Speak
The Murder Pact

Defector: Andy Flint Thriller Series (The Beginning Book 1)
by Peter Kozmar
$0.00, 98 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #11 in Espionage Thrillers (Kindle Store)

His first month in the job and the Russian’s want him dead…

Moscow 1993 and CIA agent Andy Flint lands an important mission, secure the immediate defection of a high value asset. Flint soon finds himself facing a ruthless opponent, Oleg Malchik, a dynamic FSB agent who’s closing down Western intelligence networks one after another.

With Malchik closing in, Flint has his own problems with the local Mafia. But things turn for the worse when Malchik wants Flint dead. With the FSB and the Mafia in hot pursuit, Flint believes there’s a mole helping Malchik.

Who can Flint trust? Can he complete his mission? Who will get to him first, the Mafia or Malchik?

Defector is the first stand-alone novella in the ‘Beginning Series’, part of the series of international thrillers based around CIA agent, Andy Flint. If you like action, a page turning roller-coaster of a read and plot which keeps you on the edge of your seat, you’ll love Peter Kozmar’s gripping thriller. Download Defector and start your fast-paced adventure today.

Doppelganger (Harbour Bay Book 4)
by Camille Taylor
$0.00, 305 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #14 in Police Procedurals (Kindle Store)
A new killer has descended on Harbour Bay, and he’s already killed five women…

Bestselling author Megan Bailey is devastated when her young cousin Stacey goes missing. She’s been watching the news and knows what this might mean. Stacey could be the newest victim of Harbour Bay’s newest serial killer. Megan is determined to do something, and enlists the help of her friend, the superintendent of police, Amelia Donovan.

Amelia has her best detective on the case…Dean Matthews.

Dean doesn’t believe in love. It makes men weak and vulnerable, and as a retired soldier, he’s experienced enough heartache to last several lifetimes. He also has difficulty dealing with emotional women. So when he shows up to interview Megan at the request of his boss, he isn’t exactly looking forward to it. Except Megan isn’t what he expected.

Megan is intelligent, witty, and not to mention, beautiful. Dean tries to maintain a professional distance, but with a killer on the loose, he breaks all his rules and gets involved. He offers Megan comfort and promises he might not be able to keep.

The body count continues to rise and Dean’s leads are empty as ever…

When Megan disappears too, Dean knows his time to solve this case is up. He must unravel the twisted web of clues the killer has left behind or risk the one woman who might finally teach him to love again.

The Madonna Dilemma
by Aaron Knight
$0.00, 398 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #421 in General Humorous Fiction
A famous painting of Madonna is stolen in Rome. Somewhere in the fencing of the masterpiece the painting disappears. An LA art dealer who was to fence the art work is found murdered. A mob boss, a widow, an associate and an enemy of the dead man are in a panic to find the money or the painting. An LA detective who is only interested in coasting along until early retirement is assigned to the murder case. He finds it impossible to shift the responsibility to anyone else in LAPD. While he fumbles around, the other interested persons are lying,cheating,double crossing others and deceiving the authorities. There are a number of surprises in the story that can't be revealed here. A fast moving, easy read that is guaranteed to amuse you.

F.D.B Boxset: Complete Series
by Karizma Keys
$0.00, 339 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #3 in African American Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
Twenty-five year old Floyd admittedly has some growing up to do, but he prides himself on being the best father he can be to his two children. His ideas of love are still underdeveloped as he stumbles from one relationship to the next with a halfhearted commitment. Looking for a fresh start with his girlfriend Tanjanisha, Floyd is hoping his new and improved juggling act will keep all the women in his life happy. But when the player gets played it leaves a bad taste in his mouth and the betrayal cuts so deep it leaves Floyd screaming F.Dat.B to anyone who will listen.
Tanjanisha has a foggy definition of love as well. As much as she wants to be with Floyd, the decisions she made while he was away would be almost impossible to explain, so instead, she doesn’t try. Covering her tracks come with a huge challenge as the truth is fighting hard to see the light of day. Soon her secrets began to be revealed and Tanjanisha fights hard to hold on to her relationship and Floyd’s heart. But when she realizes that holding on to what she had may be impossible, she decides if she can’t be happy then no one will. Join these crazy characters on this wild ride as they face the madness that is their everyday lives.

A Time For Revenge: A Trask Brothers Murder Mystery
by C.E. Nelson
$0.00, 219 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #23 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
Sheriff Dave Trask is on his first vacation in years, on South Padre Island. But it is not his first trip to South Padre. Twenty-five years earlier, on spring break with his college roommate, a girl goes missing. Now the skeleton of a girl has been found throwing suspicion on Trask's former roommate, Charles Potter, now a prominant businessman and philanthropist.

Dave enlists the help of his brother, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) Special Agent Don Trask, who asks BCA Agent Danny Carlisle to discreetly look into his brother's former roommate. But discretion has never been one of Carlisle's best qualities and soon she has uncovered a series of murders in Texas and Florida that seem to point to Potter, or someone close to him. Carlisle is hot on the trail of the killer when her life is suddenly thrown into turmoil by a murderous drug dealer.

And then there is the Daytona Beach drug lord who is seeking revenge for the murder of his son........

Readers of John Sanford, Tami Hoag, and alike should enjoy this fast-paced novel.

Invitation to Die (The Killing Game--Book 1)
by Jaden Skye
$0.00, 226 pages, 3.6 out of 5.0 (459 reviews), #147 in Women Sleuths (Kindle Store)
Two women have gone missing in two weeks: the first, found dead, was slashed and dumped in a back alley in Boston. The second was discovered by a child in a Swan Boat Ride. As fear intensifies, Hunter, the head of the FBI Behavioral Unit, calls his star criminal profiler, Tracy Wrenn, to help on the case. Even though she had plans to become engaged that evening, Tracy quickly cancels her plans and rushes to Boston to help.

A beautiful, young professor of criminal psychology, Tracy has become renowned for her success at cracking cases no one else can. With her unusual insights and unique point of view, she is relentless at probing the inner minds of murderers. When a third woman goes missing, and when Tracy finds herself in danger, everything intensifies. In a shocking turn of events, Tracy finds out more not only about the killer, but about herself--and learns that nothing is what is seems.

Book #2 in The Killing Game will be released soon.

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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.