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Starry Hollow Witches: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery Box Set, Books 1-3
by Annabel Chase
$0.00, 566 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (26 reviews), #676 in Werewolf & Shifter Mysteries
Welcome to Starry Hollow, where spells were made to be broken.

Magic & Murder, Book 1

Short on both cash and time, Ember Rose does her best as a single mom in New Jersey, serving up attitude along with repossession notices. When a repo job goes sideways, she and her daughter find themselves in imminent danger--until a visit from estranged relatives turns their world upside down. Ember, Marley, and their Yorkie are transported to Starry Hollow, a paranormal town where witches rule and magic is as normal as pizza. Where Ember goes, though, trouble seems to follow. When a member of the coven turns up dead and the sexy werewolf sheriff identifies Ember as a suspect, she decides to take matters into her own hands like only a Jersey girl can.

Magic & Mystery, Book 2

Ember Rose, descendant of the One True Witch and New Jersey transplant, is settling into her new life in Starry Hollow, along with her precocious daughter. It doesn't take long before Ember finds herself smack dab in the middle of another mystery. Someone is turning the town's most eligible bachelors into frogs, starting with her cousin Florian. Aunt Hyacinth insists that the newspaper investigate alongside Sheriff Nash because 'everybody knows werewolves track meat, not suspects.' Can Ember manage to catch the culprit or will these young princes of Starry Hollow be trapped as frogs forever?

Magic & Mischief, Book 3

When a handful of Starry Hollow residents experience their worst nightmares in real life, witch-in-training Ember Rose must use her budding journalist skills to figure out the who, what, why, when, where and how before it's too late. With both Sheriff Nash and Alec, her editor-in-chief, affected, the stakes have never been higher.

Will she manage to stop the curse before her own worst nightmare comes true?

These are full-length, humorous cozy mystery novels.

Other books in the series include:

Magic & Mayhem, Book 4
Magic & Mercy, Book 5
Magic & Madness, Book 6
Magic & Malice, Book 7
Magic & Mythos, Book 8

Wish Upon A Witch (This Good Witch Mystery Series Book 1)
by Lucy May
$0.00, 141 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (29 reviews), #3536 in Cozy Animal Mystery
Juliette is a good witch. Really. Her name is literally Juliette Good. Apologies for the redundancy. Good witch or not, she often ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Returning home to Charm Cove, Maine after the holidays, she makes a nostalgic wish in the town’s fountain.

As unfortunate luck would have it, seconds later the town’s ancient beloved balsam tree catches fire and is burned to a crisp. By virtue of being a witness, Juliette is also a suspect.

Suddenly, wishes cast by random strangers in the fountain are granted almost instantly if Juliette happens to be nearby. In the less magical realm, residents of Charm Cove are up in arms over winter road maintenance and a few too many fender benders during the icy winter.

Meanwhile, the only other person known to be present when the ancient balsam tree caught fire is Donovan Wick—a warlock who’s just moved back to town. He’s handsome and charming, and Juliette just might be falling for him.

There’s not much time for romance when the witches and warlocks of Charm Cove are chasing down whoever cast the spell that harmed the tree, and the entire town is disgruntled over the state of the roads. The mundane and magical are all tangled together.

Take a visit to Charm Cove, where Wicked meets Good and where you just might find there’s almost always more than meets the eye.

Shot Through the Tart (Apple Orchard Cozy Mystery Book 7)
by Chelsea Thomas
$0.00, 249 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (39 reviews), #666 in Cozy Culinary Mysteries
***Star Actor Shot Dead During Performance***

Everyone thought the murder was part of the play at first…

…but the actor never stood up to take a bow.

The killer planned the murder well. Except for one tiny detail...

Miss May and Chelsea were in the audience. Now they're hungry for justice. So they grab their wacky friend Teeny and pursue the case.

The clues the girls find are shocking. Could this murder have something to do with Chelsea’s past? Why are there mysterious junk removal guys destroying evidence all over town?

And what will happen during the second performance of the play?

As Chelsea and Miss May get closer to the truth they realize their own lives are in danger. Will they survive an attack by the killer? And will Chelsea finally get closure on her turbulent childhood?

You’ll love book seven in the apple orchard cozy series because it features delicious food, it’s got lots of laughs, and it’s filled with suspense.

"The perfect read for a cozy night in!"

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The Christmas Tree Thief (Charlotte Dean Mysteries Book 1)
by Phillipa Nefri Clark
$0.00, 240 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (21 reviews), #3 in Australian & Oceanian Literature

She's looking forward to a quiet Christmas, but this small town is anything but quiet . . .

Psychiatrist Charlotte Dean has had enough trouble to last a lifetime. The opportunity to work in a bookshop in the picturesque town of Kingfisher Falls is a rare chance to start over where no one knows about her past.

The last thing Charlotte expects to see is someone stealing Christmas trees, but she's determined not to get involved. Especially when some of the locals, including the town police officer, are suspicious of a newcomer like Charlotte.

Unfortunately, trouble has a way of finding Charlotte. When the bookshop becomes a target, she's forced to reconsider her hands-off policy--even if it means putting herself in danger. In order to find the culprit, Charlotte will discover what it really means to live in a small town and that the prospect of becoming a local may not be so bad after all. So long as it involves a spot of sleuthing on the side, of course . . .

The Charlotte Dean Mysteries is a brand new series of mysteries from the author of The Stationmaster's Cottage. Set amongst Victoria's beautiful Macedon Ranges featuring a quirky cast of characters and a dash of danger, it's small town mystery with a unique Australian twist.

Reading order:

The Christmas Tree Thief

Deadly Falls

Deadly Secrets

Deadly Past (coming soon)

The Charlotte Dean Mysteries are linked to the River's End series by Charlotte. She first appeared in Jasmine Sea, stayed for The Secrets of Palmerston House, then moved to Kingfisher Falls. It is not necessary to read these first, but will add to her backstory. All of Phillipa's books are on her Amazon page.

Clueing in on a Killer (The Board Game Murders Book 3)
by Jane Wallace
$0.00, pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (29 reviews), #8682 in Cozy Mystery
It's the triplets in the classroom with a magnifying glass! But in this game of clue, they're not the killers. They're the only hope left...

When Cassie's nice, calm writing class gets switched to mystery writing, she's not thrilled about it but figures she can roll with the dice on this one. Especially when the class begins a giant fictional game of clue. But soon the mystery becomes all too real when a killer begins to mirror the writers’ crime scenes and murder methods.

With motives and murder weapons galore it's going to take all of the triplets' sleuthing skills to get through this one alive. With the help of Detective Kowalski, Amabel, and newly returned Luke are determined to find the clues to stop the killings and not waste any of their precious few guesses.

Murder in Cottonwood Springs: A Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery (Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)
by Dianne Harman
$0.00, 164 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (54 reviews), #2 in Cozy Culinary Mystery
Sheriff Rich got the call every lawman dreads – a relative’s murder. And it’s even worse when it’s your sister.

Brigid moved back to Cottonwood Springs to be with friends and family when her marriage and her publishing company both ended. When her best friend’s murdered, she’s determined to find the killer.

A new romance and an adopted big Newfoundland are pretty comforting at times like these.
Recipes included!

This is the first book in the Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series by two-time USA Today Bestselling Author.

Punished By Silence: A Cozy Mini-Mystery (Karma's Revenge Book 2)
by Jwyan C. Johnson
$0.00, 28 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #256 in Cozy Mystery
When a twin girl goes missing, an anonymous request for the Clue Queen herself is granted. But Detective Dedra Kare finds the obstacles of her own past in this case first! She must emotionally outrun her flashbacks as the current investigation turns into a game of Hide-and-Seek but on a legal field of child custody, narcissistic parenting, and a single teddy bear. But with every hidden motive playing too, is Dedra the one who’s It?

Chapter 1: Hide
Chapter 2: Seek
Chapter 3: Ready or Not
Chapter 4: Come Out, Come Out
Chapter 5: Wherever You Are

Knitting is Murder (Bee's Bakehouse Mysteries Book 2)
by Kathy Cranston
$0.00, 250 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (71 reviews), #6 in Cozy Culinary Mystery
Jessie Henderson is just starting to settle into her new life in Springdale when a murder shocks the town. Jessie had a very public argument with the victim the day before the murder, but luckily she has a cast-iron alibi that puts her beyond suspicion. None of her close friends are suspects, so Jessie has no reason to get involved in the investigation.

Or does she?

At first it seems clear-cut: the victim was a troublesome character who was at war with half the town. But how can the police narrow down their suspect list when it includes most of the town’s residents?

As the days pass and the case remains unsolved, Jessie’s resolve weakens. After all, the killer has struck one Main Street store owner— who’s to say they won’t strike again?

Case of the: Sugar Cream Shooting (The Cookie Club Cozy Mystery Novels Book 2)
by Jessica Lansberry
$0.00, 148 pages, 3.5 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #69 in Cozy Animal Mystery
This is the second novel in a series of Cookie Club Cozy Mystery Novels.

It's not every day that someone in Beatrice's own neighborhood gets murdered. What starts out as a sleepless night when someone breaks into her home, turns worse when Beatrice realizes the intruder is her own grandson and he's accused of murder. She has no other choice but to get involved when all evidence is pointing toward him. In her heart of hearts she knows he is innocent or is he?

With the help of her two friends, and a handsome detective who is pursuing her romantically, Beatrice must use her natural amateur sleuth skills to solve this murder before it's too late.

Case of the Sugar Cream Shooting is the second of these cozy mysteries new releases.

There are absolutely no sex, gore, curse words or cliffhangers in these murder mystery books. This is an easy read about a retired school teacher and amateur sleuth who lives in a retirement community filled with colorful personalities.

If you like cats and wise-cracking parrots, you'll enjoy these cozy mysteries for kindle. Although this book is part of a cozy mystery series, it can be read as a standalone book.

After I'm Buried Alive: A senior adventure about a second chance to make more bad choices.
by Catharine Bramkamp
$0.00, 288 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #14 in Cozy Mystery
As the only single woman in the family, Victoria Gardner was always expected to drop everything in her unconventional life to rush home and take care of conventional family emergencies. After three longs years caring for her dying parents, her brothers assume she’s home for good, ready to be the helpful aunt -forever.

But when her best friend and former lover mysteriously dies, all of Vic’s colorful, and some would say, regrettable past rushes in to claim her back. She must return to Venice, the city of her best and worst times, promising to return in twenty-four hours so her brother and his wife can take his booked cruise. It doesn’t go as planned. Vic is immediately tangled in far more intrigue and romance than any family member believes she deserves.

Just short of sixty, is it still possible to experience love? Can she throw herself into a new adventure without throwing out her back? What if all her bad choices were the right ones all along?

Murder in the French Teacher's Garden
by Andrew Culver
$0.00, 115 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #27 in Cozy Mystery
Thomas Jenkins is living the classic small-town life. It’s his second year teaching English at a Catholic high school in the quirky mountain community of Cold Creek, and he and his wife are expecting their first baby. He’s settling into his position as head of the school’s English department and everything is going according to plan. But when he meets the cantankerous Madame Gallard, the French teacher and head of his school’s Gardening Club, his life takes a left turn. Suddenly he is helping the Gardening Club in their attempt to win the national Green Campus Competition, which the school has never won before. Thomas finds himself in the middle of a fierce rivalry between Madame Gallard and the brash Texan Jim Screbbles, who is the head of the gardening club at the public high school across town. Screbbles wins the competition every year and Madame Gallard is determined to prove that a small Catholic school can build a better garden and create a greener campus. But when Jim suddenly turns up dead in Madame Gallard’s garden, everyone thinks she did it! Now the town is up in arms and Thomas and Madame Gallard have to find the real culprit before she loses her job and the Gardening Club loses all they have worked for.

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Secrets, Coffee, & the Mysterious Note (The Fareland Mysteries Book 1)
by Jessica Sorensen
$0.00, 99 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #2 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
I used to be an artist and rarely got into trouble, but everything changed after my parents died. Now I’m the girl with a ton of secrets. And the worst part? Someone has found out about them and is using them to blackmail me.

I need to figure out who’s doing this to me or my life is about to get really complicated.

That’s where West comes in.

West used to be my sworn enemy, but now I'm not sure what he is. Cocky? Yes. A huge flirt? Definitely. But he's also offered to help me track down my blackmailer.

If we don’t solve the mystery fast, though, I'll more than likely end up behind bars. Or worse.

A YA mystery romance series. This was originally titled Accepting the Deal.

Books in The Fareland Mysteries:
1. Secrets, Coffee, and the Mysterious Note
2. Title TBD (coming soon)

A Motive for Murder
by Erin Kingman
$0.00, 43 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #12 in One-Hour Literature & Fiction Short Reads
Chaos erupts when psychology student Aria Miller goes home for the summer with her boyfriend. The body of a rich art dealer has been found during a fundraiser for the restoration of the church hall and the murderer is unknown. Seeing it as a chance to get ahead in her college work, she decides to start sleuthing.

There are nine potential suspects who were in the hall at the time of death and Aria was going to make sure she got the right one. With the help of her boyfriend, she soon gets on the case interviewing everyone and unraveling the mystery behind the dead body.

After days of investigation she finally has the person pinned down. Aria believes it has to be them, they have the biggest motive. However, this crime turns out to be far from simple and the person she least expects seems to be the one hiding the dark secret.

Labyrinth House: A Mystery
by TE Hodden
$0.00, 146 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #237 in Cozy Mystery
One damp summer, in the 1950s, stage magician Simon, and sports instructor Doris sneak away for a poker game at a nightclub, where they cross path with Danny and Harriet 'Harry' Rochelle, heirs to one of London's oldest, and best established department stores.

Months later Harry Rochelle seeks out Simon for help. Her brother has gone into hiding, and she has received letters from a blackmailer, threatening to expose Danny's homosexuality and ruin the family.

Simon and Doris are drawn into the dangerous world of the Labyrinth House.

Function Most Foul: A Cozy Murder Mystery (Function Frenzy Cozy Mysteries Book 2)
by Alexa Cookster
$0.00, 100 pages, 3.1 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #247 in Cozy Mystery

A new culinary cozy mystery series

Function Frenzy, a cooking show, fraught with murder

Will Gina Macon ever be able to film a new episode of her show without someone on the set dying? Three new people are sent to kickstart the show. Vanessa Cornell is a new set assistant who could pass as a double for Gina and is a lights out cook! Johnston Ryan, the new Executive Producer, starts out immediately threatening everyone's jobs. Oswald Erlichman is the Johnston’s brother in law and new director.

Soon Oswald finds Johnston dead with a knife stuck in his chest.

Things get even more foul when someone else dies!

Super Sleuths to the rescue!

Gina and her kitty Forsynthia spring into action. Can this cooking show survive?

Function Frenzy Cozy Mysteries

Function Most Foul is a fun, page turning mystery. This is the second book in the Function Frenzy Series. This is a complete stand alone book. Plus, enjoy our special Foul Frenzy Recipes!

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How To Frame A Murder: Part Two: Household Of Death Mystery- An Illustrated Thriller (Ronin: Have Sword– Will Travel Mystery Series Book 3)
by Kristie Lynn Higgins
$0.00, 439 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #1913 in International Mystery & Crime (Books)
Illustrated book: 'How To Frame A Murder: Part Two: Household Of Death Mystery' is part of the Ronin: Have Sword– Will Travel Mystery series. It is part two of two of 'How To Frame A Murder'.

How To Frame A Murder: Part Two: Household Of Death Mystery:
Horo-sha (the female ronin) and Riko (a streetwise boy) form a duo of crime-fighting investigators. They are well into their first official case together and were investigating a simple theft of a painting, but the case turned horribly wrong when the suspects started dying. Two people are dead and one is near death. Horo-sha has no idea who the mastermind is behind a scheme to frame one of the members of the household. In the conclusion, Horo-sha must put her apt mind against an unknown and crafty foe. She has put her honor on the line, but will it be enough to find the murderer or will the Gaka Estate become a Household Of Death?

After the events in the prequel and Horo-sha's origin story, 'The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery #0 Ronin: Have Sword– Will Travel Mystery', Horo-sha and Riko had traveled to a neighboring town to investigate the theft of a Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat watercolor painting called 'Staring Feline'. Horo-sha probed the servants and residents of the estate and was about to reveal the thief when tragedy strikes.

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 Horo-sha and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense. The story with a female detective lead is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book. Enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story and watch as the lady sleuth tries to solve a murder.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Book Series:
0. The Missing Japanese Chin
1. How To Frame A Murder: Part One: Cat Painting Mystery
2. How To Frame A Murder: Part Two: Household Of Death Mystery

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery
5. Midnight Blue Valerian Murder Mystery
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder Mystery
7. Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat Mystery
8. Ivory Jade Cat Statue Mystery
9. Scarlet Ibis Fever Murder Mystery
10. Scarlet Lovers Murder Mystery
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery
12. Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery
13. The Hammer And The Egg Murder Mystery
14. Who Is Guilty? The Kitten Or The Puppy Murder Mystery
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
19. A Hawkeye View Of Murder
20. The Guilty Blowfish Mystery, A Recipe For Murder
21. The Sword Of Death
22. Sharper Than A Blade
23. The Leopard-Spotted Orchid Flower Mystery
24. The Horse And Carriage Murder Mystery

Meet the young woman detective, who with a sword in hand, solves mysteries and helps those in need. Mystery suspense thriller series will explore the ancient world of sword, magic, and intrigue. Action-packed novel 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. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one. Enjoy female sleuths mysteries then check out this crime thriller series and animal mystery books. International mysteries with a touch of home and friendship. Ebook includes links to a traditional Japanese music video and haiku readings videos done by the author. Japanese-style haiku and other poetry within the novel along with artwork.

TWO FOR THE SHOW: fast - cunning - unpredictable
by Clayton Stone
$0.00, 277 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Cozy
Perennially unlucky in love, Merridale Cummins suddenly finds herself residing within the magnificent home of an astoundingly handsome stranger. A relationship begins to grow. But something is wrong. Should she run, or should she stay? It isn't clear.
“fast, cunning, and unpredictable; my new favorite” – W.L. Henderson
"I wanted to yell at her to leave, but then what do I know?" - L.M. Dickson

The Tintagel Secret (Sarah Till's STRONG WOMEN Series Book 2)
by Sarah Till
$0.00, 358 pages, 2.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #20 in Action & Adventure Romance (Kindle Store)
When a woman’s body is found in the quiet Cornish village of Tintagel, Lizzie Nelson fears that her Top Secret will be discovered. Lizzie has moved to Cornwall to guard her secret and to escape from her past. Now she’s receiving threatening notes and her past is about to catch up with her.

Lizzie has suffered at the hands of her family as they try to make her give up her ‘Top Secret’ and her son has disowned her. With her Top Secret weighing down on her, and her discovery that her son’s life has moved on, Lizzie gets lost in the King Arthur myths of her childhood and becomes destitute.

Lizzie is embroiled in a relationship with Jer Thomas, an ex-Hells Angel who questions her closely about the local legends. Hungry for company, Lizzie believes that Jer has fallen in love with her. The village busybody, Julia Scholes, sees Lizzie’s decline and is desperate to get her out of the village, considering her ‘bad for business’.

Detective Inspector Mia Connelly intervenes but Lizzie cannot tell Mia about her notes as they relate to the golden trinket that she is being threatened over, and only Lizzie knows where this is – with her Top Secret. She comes to realise that the piece of scrap, which her mother and father found near Cadbury Castle, has sent her father insane and the rest of her family mad with greed and is the source of the notes. Now someone is coming to get her because she has it.

Echoing Morgana Le Faye’s story in Arthurian legend and based in Tintagel, where Morgana lived as a child, The Tintagel Secret explores the effect stories passed through generations have on our lives and how some people are driven to kill to get what they believe is theirs.

If you like Cornish myths and modern day drama you will love Lizzie and The Tintagel Secret.

The Tintagel Secret is the second book in Sarah Till's STRONG WOMEN Series.

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Licensed to Thrill 2: Jess Kimball Thrillers Books 1-3 (Diane Capri’s Licensed to Thrill Sets)
by Diane Capri
$0.00, 496 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #12 in Legal Thrillers (Kindle Store)
Special price on Hunt for Justice Thriller Series: Books 1-3 Boxed Set

Her son was stolen. She'll never rest until she gets him back.

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Thriller Author Diane Capri

Introducing Jess Kimball, the relentless heroine you'll really love. Jess is on a mission only she believes in, only she can complete. Her son was stolen. She wants him back. While she searches, she's on your side.

Jess is a fiery woman, driven by her own past to fight for crime victims the justice system has failed. How can she win against killers who refuse to follow the rules?

Start reading the first Jess Kimball Thrillers and you'll be hooked by the twists and turns, emotion and heart. You'll read all night. But lock the doors first. These books are nail biters.

THIS BOXED SET CONTAINS 3 #1 Bestselling Suspense Thrillers and Bonuses:
Full Novella: Fatal Enemy
Full Novel: Fatal Distraction
Full Novel: Fatal Demand
Bonuses: Two Diane Capri Essays

Fatal Distraction—Three years ago, beloved Florida Governor Helen Sullivan’s world shattered when her only son died in a senseless car crash, killing his best friend, too. Helen quickly discovered Eric’s crash was no accident and lured the killer to her son’s funeral to be caught. When the shooting ceased in the small country church, Helen believed her nightmare was over. Instead, she’d unwittingly escalated her duel with a cunning and patient assassin.

Now, investigative journalist Jess Kimball is driven to find the horrifying truth. Is the Central Florida Child Killer guilty? Or is the real killer still out there? Helen and Jess together face the determined killer in a pitched battle of wit and nerve. Who will survive?

Fatal Enemy—Jess Kimball hadn’t been in the same room with Richard Martin for more than a dozen years. Worse things than Richard had happened to her since she’d seen him last. He’d find out soon enough that she wasn’t a gullible sixteen-year-old anymore. She was his enemy now and he was hers, whether he knew it or not.

Jess decided long ago she would never yield to him again. Richard Martin would make his choice tonight. Would they become fatal enemies? In this tense battle of nerve and guile, who will survive?

Fatal Demand—Greed kills as Investigative Reporter Jess Kimball’s impossible mission to protect crime victims continues in this new novel from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Diane Capri.**

When her Taboo Magazine assignment reveals a chilling killer from a modern Italian crime family, FBI Special Agent Henry Morris recruits Jess Kimball to save elderly victims and their son from kidnap for ransom, financial disaster and death. When Jess speeds to New Orleans and New York City to stop ruthless brothers Luigi and Enzo Ficcara before they kill again.

For fans of Greg Iles, Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, Lisa Scottoline, Lee Child, Jack Reacher, John Grisham, and James Patterson’s Women's Murder Club

“Full of thrills and tension – but smart and human too.” — Lee Child, #1 World Wide Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers

“Expertise shines on every page.”— Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award Winning MWA Past President

"Relentlessly determined to bring justice to an unjust world, Jess Kimball is like a female Jack Reacher, only nicer!" — Martha Powers, award winning author of Conspiracy of Silence and Death Angel

Grab your copy now and start reading. But lock the doors first. These thrillers will keep you awake all night.

The Stillness Broken: A Maxwell Graham Mystery Thriller (Maxwell Graham series Book 1)
by Lawrence Falcetano
$0.00, 283 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #584 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
NYPD Homicide Detective Max Graham’s longtime friend suddenly and inexplicably disappears.

Max sets out to find out why.

The course of his investigation unearths a possible, but uncorroborated connection between his friend and a drug peddling ring. Is his friend dead? Is he running from the law? What mysterious circumstance has caused his friend to fall off the face of the earth?

Max wants answers!

He embarks on an investigation littered with underworld figures, drug traffickers, and deceitful women. In the course of his pursuit, his life and the lives of his loved ones are threatened, and his bureau chief has ordered him to stop his investigation. All obstacles in keeping Max from discovering his friend's whereabouts.

Thus begins an unanticipated battle of wits and survival. Max is now challenged with finding his friend, battling a small army that wants him dead, keeping those close to him out of harm's way, and doing it all without his bureau chief finding out.

Crime Stories
by J.A. Konrath
$0.00, 129 pages, 3.4 out of 5.0 (58 reviews), #130 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
This collection features twenty short stories from humorous thriller writer J.A. Konrath. Included are a few hardboiled tales, some noir, some parody and satire, a few straight-out comedy pieces, and a few stories that didn't fit into Konrath's other two collections, Horror Stories and Jack Daniels Stories.

The twenty stories include:
The Big Guys - Flash fiction, winner of the Derringer Award.
A Fistful of Cozy - A satire of the mystery cozy genre.
Cleansing - An ancient crime of biblical proportions.
Lying Eyes - Solve it yourself, given the clues.
Perfect Plan - Another solve it yourself. Don't you remember One Minute Mysteries and Encyclopedia Brown?
Piece of Cake - Another solve it yourself, originally featured in Woman's World.
Animal Attraction - Solve it yourself.
Urgent Reply Needed - A cautionary tale about dealing with spammers.
Blaine’s Deal - A parody of hardboiled noir.
Light Drizzle - A light-hearted send-up of hitman stories.
An Archaeologist’s Story - How digging up old bones leads to fresh corpses.
Don’t Press That Button! - An essay about the gadgets in the James Bond universe, and which you need to buy.
Piranha Pool - A writer seeking criticism pays the ultimate price.
A Newbie’s Guide to Thrillerfest - Never been to a mystery conference? Here's the in-depth dirt.
Inspector Oxnard - He's either brilliant, or too stupid to breathe.
One Night Only - A sports fan ends up in jail, all for the love of the game.
Could Stephanie Plum Car Really Get Car Insurance? - An essay about Janet Evanovich's famous character.
Cozy or Hardboiled? - Take the test to find out which type of book you're reading.
Addiction - What's the worst drug you can get hung up on?
Weigh To Go - A humor column about health clubs.

If you are a more sensitive (or adventurous) reader, this handy scale rates specific categories from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) to give you some idea if this is your kind of book.

Bad Language - 5
Scary - 5
Violent - 5
Funny - 7
Sexy - 2

In Her Blue Majesty's Service: A Peter Surf Novelette
by Raymond Embrack
$0.00, 56 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #11457 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Gonzo private eye Peter Surf is hired by a retired British secret agent. The job: track and destroy the work of a war criminal known as the rock star of state torturers, one with his own cult following. Soon they are on the trail of the legend himself and private eye and vintage secret agent become the targets.

by Raymond Embrack
$0.00, 28 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #3266 in 45-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
Gonzo private eye Peter Surf specializes in unusual, high-risk cases. One of the world's deadliest men is known only as the Aztec, a fighter so deadly he has his own martial art, Aztec Dust Hammer. He is using it to kill his way through Blonde City. The Las Vegas Outfit wants the Aztec for its collection, hires Surf to deliver him. Surf follows a trail of madness and bodies to his own death match with the Aztec.

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The Valley of Fear
by Arthur Conan Doyle
$0.00, 173 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (440 reviews), #4 in Teen & Young Adult Mysteries & Thrillers eBooks
Sherlock Holmes receives a cipher message from Fred Porlock, an agent of Professor Moriarty. However, Porlock changes his mind for fear of Moriarty's discovering that he is a traitor and he decides not to send the key to the cipher, but he sends Holmes a note telling of this decision. From the cipher message and the second note, Holmes is able to deduce that it is a book-cipher. Holmes is able to decipher the message as a warning that "some devilry is intended against one Douglas", a country gentleman residing at Birlstone House. Some minutes later, Inspector Macdonald arrives at Baker Street with news that a Mr. John Douglas of Birlstone Manor House has been murdered. Holmes, Watson, and MacDonald travel to Birlstone House, an ancient moated manor house, to investigate the crime.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Mobi Classics)
by Arthur Conan Doyle
$0.00, 174 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (1,592 reviews), #5 in Action & Adventure Literary Fiction
Dr. James Mortimer asks Sherlock Holmes to investigate the death of his friend, Sir Charles Baskerville. Sir Charles was found dead on the grounds of his Devonshire estate and Mortimer now fears for Sir Charles's nephew and sole heir, Sir Henry Baskerville, who is the new master of Baskerville Hall. The death was attributed to a heart attack, but Mortimer is suspicious, because Sir Charles died with an expression of horror on his face, and Mortimer noticed "the footprints of a gigantic hound" nearby. The Baskerville family has supposedly been under a curse since the era of the English Civil War when ancestor Hugo Baskerville allegedly offered his soul to the devil for help in abducting a woman and was reportedly killed by a giant spectral hound. Sir Charles believed in the curse and was apparently fleeing from something in fright when he died.

The Abducted Heiress: An Alex Booker Thriller
by Al Macy
$0.00, 227 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (23 reviews), #308 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
Alex Booker is sixty going on sixteen. Literally. A genetic experiment de-aged his body and turned him into a teenager. Because of his wise old mind, he’s cautious and thoughtful. But adolescent hormones don’t do “cautious.”

Although he’d been an accountant in his “former life,” impetuous young Alex has chosen to become a private investigator. Bad idea. Business is slow—who would hire a detective who looks like he belongs in high school?

When heiress teen Misty Langwell disappears, the police wait for a ransom demand that never comes. Desperate, Misty’s parents turn to Booker and Associates for help. Alex is perfect for the job. He’s just the man—or kid—to go undercover.

Her disappearance turns out to be much more sinister than a simple kidnapping, and Alex soon finds himself stuck in a prison camp deep in the Amazon jungle. Is he in over his young head?

If he can’t find a good balance between wisdom and impulsiveness, Misty will never be seen again. And neither will Alex.

The Abducted Heiress may be read as a standalone book or as Book Two in the Alex Booker series.

The Complete Talba Wallis Series: Vol. 1-4 (The Talba Wallis Series)
by Julie Smith
$0.00, 1405 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (28 reviews), #2 in Mystery Anthologies (Kindle Store)


Now you can get the entire 4-book Talba Wallis series by Edgar-Award winning author Julie Smith (plus bonus short story) at an irresistible price. Talba, aka poetess Baroness de Pontalba, has the beauty, the brains, the computer savvy, the poetic soul, the youth, the right demographic, and the sass. Eddie Valentino’s got the detective agency. Also a short fuse and yes, wisdom. Not only do they make it work, they’ve got chemistry.

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


In Louisiana Hotshot, their job is to hunt down a sociopath and pedophile who’s molested the fourteen-year-old daughter of their client, hangs out on the ragged edges of the rap and recording industries, and has more powerful allies than a Cabinet member.

But both detectives have unfinished business from the past—in Eddie’s case, something he deeply regrets; in Talba’s, a personal mystery, one so frightening no one will help her investigate. But she knows she won’t sleep till she solves it—and the truth will change her forever.


The hottest detective duo in New Orleans is going to 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.

As Talba and Eddie investigate, they find that something terrible happened to Clayton as a child, an injury—both pscyhic and physical--so bizarre, so shameful and damning that almost anyone in town would kill to cover it up.


One stormy day Talba gets an emergency call from Janessa, the sister she barely knows, and arrives to find a body floating in a swimming pool—the mortal husk of Allyson Brown, known in New Orleans literary circles as the Girl Gatsby. Like Gatsby, Allyson was one of those mysterious rich people who move to town, give amazing parties, and seem made of moonbeams.

Investigating, Talba finds the reality behind the Gatsby glamour. Allyson was a con artist who neglected her children, ignored her bills, and lied like a Ponzi schemer. But she wasn’t the only bad actor on the local literary scene. Fellow poet Rashad leads Talba a merry chase, leaving a trail of clues in the form of poetry, while novelists engage in fisticuffs, unseemly preening, and unforgivable arrogance.

The Baroness discovers just how seamy, petty, and downright murderous her fellow literati can be.



So thinks PI Talba Wallis, on her way to Parish Prison—and indeed something’s badly amiss.
New Orleans’ most dynamic detective duo have a personal interest in this one—Eddie’s lawyer daughter Angie’s been set up for a drug bust.

Talba embeds herself in the house of prominent Judge Buddy Champagne as a spy, and uncovers plenty of evidence the judge is dirty—but she doesn't count on how involved she was going to get—especially with Buddy’s 14-year-old daughter Lucy.

There are plenty of mysterious twists and turns on the way to an ending guaranteed to surprise—but the real joy here is in the relationships.

BONUS Talba Wallis Mystery Short Story-- KID TROMBONE!

The Big Easy’s premier jazz singer, Queenie Feran, thinks there’s more to her ex-husband’s death than an accidental overdose, and she hires PI and poet Talba Wallis--AKA the Baroness de Pontalba--to uncover the truth.

THE SEVEN SECRETS (British Murder Mystery): Whodunit Classic
by William Le Queux
$0.00, 153 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (28 reviews), #15 in Contemporary Literary Fiction
Mr. Henry Courtenay is an old and wealthy member of London's elite with health problems is found dead in his bed. However, his illness doesn't seem to be the cause of his death and his main servant claims he was murdered. Dr. Ralph Boyd, the beloved of Mr. Courtenay's sister-in-law, who was present at the house in the time of the mysterious murder, involves his friend detective Ambler Jevons, and they pursue an independent inquiry. Suspects are few, but as the investigation moves forward, Boyd and Jevons are facing secrets and mysteries at every corner.
William Le Queux (1864-1927) was an Anglo-French writer who mainly wrote in the genres of mystery, thriller, and espionage, particularly in the years leading up to World War I. His best-known works are the anti-French and anti-Russian invasion fantasy "The Great War in England in 1897" and the anti-German invasion fantasy "The Invasion of 1910."

SHERLOCK HOLMES: Complete Novels & 48 Short Stories (Illustrated): A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Valley of Fear, ... Return of Sherlock Holmes, His Last Bow…
by Arthur Conan Doyle
$0.00, 1969 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #35 in Teen & Young Adult Mysteries & Thrillers eBooks
Sherlock Holmes is a "consulting detective" known for his proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases for a wide variety of clients, including Scotland Yard. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.
Table of Contents:
An Intimate Study of Sherlock Holmes
Novels & Stories
A Study in Scarlet
The Sign of Four
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Valley of Fear
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:
A Scandal in Bohemia
The Red-Headed League
A Case of Identity
The Boscombe Valley Mystery
The Five Orange Pips
The Man with the Twisted Lip
The Blue Carbuncle
The Speckled Band
The Engineer's Thumb
The Noble Bachelor
The Beryl Coronet
The Copper Beeches
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes:
Silver Blaze
The Yellow Face
The Stock-Broker's Clerk
The "Gloria Scott"
The Musgrave Ritual
The Reigate Puzzle
The Crooked Man
The Resident Patient
The Greek Interpreter
The Naval Treaty
The Final Problem
The Return of Sherlock Holmes:
The Empty House
The Norwood Builder
The Dancing Men
The Solitary Cyclist
The Priory School
The Black Peter
The Charles Augustus Milverton
Six Napoleons
Three Students
Golden Pince-Nez
The Missing Three-Quarter
The Abbey Grange
The Stain
His Last Bow:
The Wisteria Lodge
Red Circle
The Cardboard Box
The Bruce-Partington Plans
The Dying Detective
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
Devil's Foot
His Last Bow
The Field Bazaar
How Watson Learned the Trick
Sherlock Holmes: A Drama in Four Acts
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.

Kiss of Salt (Darya Nandkarni's Misadventures Book 1)
by Smita Bhattacharya
$0.00, 265 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (22 reviews), #5 in Women's Detective Fiction

"A gripping, intense page-turner.” – Vineet Bajpai, Author of the Bestselling Harappa Trilogy.
“An amazing thriller.” – Vishakha Singh, Actor, producer.

KISS OF SALT is a thrilling crime mystery set in Goa. A killer was born out of an old family tragedy. Can Darya stop the murderer before he kills everyone she loves?

Loved Nancy Drew? Then you’ll love Darya Nandkarni. She is clever, gutsy, and brash, and solves mysteries as no one else can.

What readers are saying

✓"Darya Nandkarni is an adult Nancy Drew."

✓"This book gives a refreshing take on the murder mystery genre with style being comparable to the likes of Agatha Christie and Sir Doyle."

✓"The descriptions of Goa and its beautiful locations made me feel as if I was right there. "

✓"Fast-paced book, keeps you hooked and guessing till the end."

It was crazy really, for Darya to think she could have some peace and quiet at Heliconia Lane. Yes, it was located in a beautiful corner of South Goa—by the beach, no less—but after her Aunt Farideh disappeared twenty years ago—from this very place—nothing has been the same again. And now her uncle was dead under bizarre circumstances as were two of the neighbours on his street.

What was happening? Was there a murderer on the loose? Why were people dying? Was it connected to her aunt’s disappearance in some way?

And most importantly, was Darya going to be next?

If you loved J.K Rowling's Cormoran Strike or PD James' Cordelia Gray, you'll surely love Darya Nandkarni

A cozy, Agatha Christie-style whodunnit, Kiss of Salt introduces Darya Nandkarni, an amateur, and accidental detective, who is clever, spirited, resourceful, yet troubled and vulnerable. Her adventures will make you laugh, cry, gape, and marvel, and you won't be able to put down the book until you've solved the mystery along with her in the beautiful side-streets of Goa.

If you liked Kiss of Salt, check out the next in the series: THE SECRET ANGELS.

AN EYE FOR AN EYE (British Murder Mystery): Whodunit Classic (Perfect Library)
by William Le Queux
$0.00, 241 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #22 in Espionage Thrillers (Kindle Store)
Frank Urwin is a journalist and a special reporter of a highly respectable London daily newspaper, always in search of a good story. One day he gets a telegram from his acquaintance Inspector Patterson, to meet him at the station. Patterson is visibly nervous as he tells him about a bizarre event at the house nearby. Together they visit the place and find young couple dead, and while they are still there the telephone rings and the strange voice asks to meet them the next day. When they report murders and come back with more police force, the body of the dead woman is switched with another.
William Le Queux (1864-1927) was an Anglo-French writer who mainly wrote in the genres of mystery, thriller, and espionage, particularly in the years leading up to World War I. His best-known works are the anti-French and anti-Russian invasion fantasy "The Great War in England in 1897" and the anti-German invasion fantasy "The Invasion of 1910."

The Harwadi Project
by Raghavendra Ramesh
$0.00, 43 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #2587 in Serial Killers
Hiten Shah discovers the joys of an accidental kill. A joy that he relishes time and again. A joy that needs constant feeding. One police inspector notices a pattern and begins to join the dots. Only to be outsmarted by Hiten who is always ahead of his game. The Harwadi Project is put into action, only to be left behind every single time they are about to nail the killer. This short story takes you through the mind of a serial killer who seeks his joys in killing and blends into the world only to leave behind his past. Not until his luck begins to run out and he needs to now bring his top game to survive.

Hiten Shah was a normal, diligent, conscientious human being. A loving son! A caring fiancée! Life was showering perfect blessings at him. Beginning with a big Bollywood style wedding! Then in the span of a few minutes everything changes. Hiten discovers a seedy, heinous side to his personality. Strangely indulging in his compulsions doesn’t generate a sense of shame. It creates a high which leaves him craving for more. And More! This short story takes you into the mind of a perverted serial killer. His joy lies in playing cat-and-mouse games with young women and the police. Till the victim list grows seriously large and Inspector Ramakant sets off on his trail. But Hiten still believes he can outsmart almost every person he meets...

Checkmate: A Bobby Brains Mystery
by Satyabrata Dam
$0.00, 80 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #2997 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
A wheel chair bound world-renowned physicist is found dead in his study stabbed through the back. His beautiful wife, a legendary cinema actress confesses to the crime with a perfectly plausible story. A day later, his daughter, a top model confesses as well to the murder with yet another perfectly plausible story. One of them hires BB to prove her guilt and innocence of the other. It is evident that one of them is lying. During investigation BB discovers that at the time of the murder, the deceased was engaged in a fascinating game of chess, playing with himself. And the game had concluded with a checkmate. From there begins one of BB’s most mind boggling cases full of colourful characters and red herrings leading to a spine chilling evening when BB discloses the real murderer and brings the sordid saga to its rightful conclusion.

His Last Bow – Some Later Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes: Wisteria Lodge, The Cardboard Box, The Red Circle, The Bruce-Partington Plans, The Dying Detective, ... Carfax, The Devil's Foot & His Last Bow
by Arthur Conan Doyle
$0.00, 228 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #15 in Teen & Young Adult Detective Story eBooks
This carefully crafted ebook: "His Last Bow – Some Later Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
Sherlock Holmes is long retired from his profession of detective but is still alive and well, albeit suffering from a touch of rheumatism. However, Dr. Watson doesn't allow us to forget Sherlock and shares few more adventures and detective cases. His Last Bow: Some Later Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of eight stories:
Wisteria Lodge
The Cardboard Box
The Red Circle
The Bruce-Partington Plans
The Dying Detective
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
The Devil's Foot
His Last Bow

Audra: Spring Fling (A Murder Mystery Series)
by Mariah R. Embry
$0.00, 237 pages, 2.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #58 in Lesbian Romance
A lot is changing in Audra's life. She's in a relationship for the first time in a long time, and everything seems to be going well. That is until the Mafia takes out a close friend, forcing her new lover to go undercover to solve the murder of the praised detective.

When Kamilia finds herself deep in the undercover world, she begins to see that perhaps Audra is not who she says she is. After all, why does Audra have ties to the Mafia? And why is it that every time something happens, Audra seems to be linked to it in more ways than one?

With all the change happening, Audra wonders if her love-life will remain in that fun honeymoon phase, or will it crumble under the tumultuous strains of an undercover case?

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The Man Who Knew Too Much
by G. K. Chesterton
$0.00, 124 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (455 reviews), #6 in Classic Short Stories
The classic British detective story that became the immortal Hitchcock film starring James Stewart—from the author of the Father Brown mysteries.

Horne Fisher is a skilled detective who always finds his man, but every solution comes with a catch: Exposing the crime will make things worse. Fisher’s greatest strength isn’t his Holmesian ability to deduce, but his knowledge of the dirty secrets of the ruling class, how the rich and powerful manipulate the government and bend the law to their wills.
In this collection, Fisher uses his special skill to get to the bottom of mysteries as diverse as the disappearance of a valuable coin, the framing of an Irish prince, and the death of his own uncle from a falling statue. The Man Who Knew Too Much is a shining example of author G. K. Chesterton’s prodigious wit and prescient observation.
This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Scent of Bitter Almonds: A Collection of NEW Locked Room Mysteries (Professor George Wellbelove Investigates)
by Raymond Knight Read
$0.00, 411 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #95 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)

Welcome to the intriguing world of locked-room mysteries. Presented for your delectation are eighteen new and never-before-told mysteries in three volumes. Tales that are puzzles as much as captivating stories.
We have the classical murders made to look like suicide, murders that simply defy logic, crimes that in the normal world, one just wouldn’t believe could happen and even $2M of jewellery that vanish into thin air.
As a wonderful and memorable backdrop, the series of stories is set in the majestic, spired city of Cambridge, England.
In the course of their duties, the long-suffering Chief Inspector Peter Meadows and his assistant, Sergeant Roger Carter attend the scenes of the crime and make their reports. To the Chief Inspector’s eye, many appear simple open-and-shut cases which he is happy to close without further investigation. That is, until his friend and colleague, Professor George Wellbelove, university lecturer in Forensic Science, gets involved. The Professor’s great ability to think outside the box, bestows on him the gift to spot small, innocuous clues that lesser mortals miss – including the Chief Inspector.
Each story has its own personality and some pay homage to the great crime writers such as Agatha Christie, Edgar Allan Poe, John Dickson Carr and more modern writers like Stephen Leather in their writing style and plot development.
Eighteen fresh stories, most unique, in this much-loved sub-genre of detective fiction, to seriously challenge the reader’s little grey cells.
So come with us on a journey into the world of locked-room mysteries - where the unlikely and improbable are, in fact, just reality.
[Ed] The Third edition addresses, hopefully, the typos in the earlier editions.

Murder on the Aegean (Professor George Wellbelove Investigates)
by Raymond Knight Read
$0.00, 350 pages, 3.5 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #15092 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books)
Nine wealthy couples, including Professor George Wellbelove and his wife, Dorothy, accept an invitation from the Grand Duchess Kristina Romanov, to join her on her luxury motor yacht for an Orient cruise from Venice to Istanbul.
After just a day, tensions rise and tempers flare on the ship.
The Professor is convinced that something terrible is going to occur…..and it does.

Sacrificial Lamb (Lincolnshire Murder Mystery Book 7)
by Cary Smith
$0.00, 318 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #23 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Detective Inspector Inga Larsson is enjoying a spot of retail therapy, sipping a cappuccino, and relaxing on a bright Sunday morning in Lincoln when her idyll is shattered by an alert to attend a major incident.

She quickly discovers what started off as a simple suspicious death is, in fact, murder. As she delves deeper into the circumstances surrounding the young woman’s death and the events leading up to it, she realizes the Gubber family has been hiding secrets for generations.

There are torrid lies hidden beneath the benign appearance of Martha and Esther, the successful sisters. Inga is aware other people are lying to her and her team and there is a nasty undercurrent of bad practice, illicit trading, theft, and corruption, into which she must dig deep to uncover the truth.

To make matters worse, her young assistant stumbles upon an extraordinary family twist known to only two living people.

After this, visiting a farm shop will never quite be the same again!

Lincolnshire Murder Mystery No 7

A Girl on the Edge
by John Wilkinson
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #562 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
Book Description

A Girl on the Edge is a stand alone novel set in Manchester, in which the main protagonist is Daniel Williams, a regular guy fast approaching a breakdown after the death of his parents, the collapse of his marriage and a troubled relationship with his daughter.

He makes the same mundane journey to work each day, passing the same familiar faces going about their business. This particular morning he witnesses something shocking, that pushes him closer to breaking point. He cannot get the incident out of his head and needs to know why it happened? What would cause such a tragedy? So he sets off on a journey to find out the truth, with the help of a seasoned journalist, still looking for that killer story that will break him.

Together they’re drawn into the city’s criminal underworld, involving police and political corruption, people trafficking, poverty and child abuse. The city has been hiding a dark secret for decades and those implicated have power, and will fight for it to remain a secret.

About the Author

John Wilkinson is a writer/illustrator from the UK. His previous work includes the crime novel 'The Inquiry,' apocalyptic adventure 'Aftermath' and his educational reading series 'Ben and Hassan.'

MAGPIE MAN: An Inspector Purcell Mystery
by Tony Richards
$0.00, 15 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #1405 in 30-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
When a so-called model prisoner makes a daring escape from jail, Inspector Harry Purcell is called in to investigate ... but the facts of the case are truly baffling. The man had never been a violent criminal. And he was only a few weeks away from being released on parole.

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Pinot Noir: An International Banking Spy Thriller (A Louise Moscow Novel Book 2)
by Lorraine Evanoff
$0.00, 312 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (34 reviews), #96 in Women Writers


Multi-billionaire banker and philanthropist, Ekram M. Almasi, has just been murdered...

And there’s only one person who can uncover the mystery behind this international banking scandal:

Louise Moscow.

Able to handle a high-powered speedboat, an ex-lover, and a ginger-haired villain with equal ease, this international spy embarks on a journey that will take her to Monte Carlo, Paris, and Burgundy.

The amazing scenario, however, cannot hide a complicated and awful truth.

On her journey, Louise struggles against uncooperative witnesses, a mysterious vine disease, a gun-wielding monk, and a secret society.

Even though local investigators seem to have found the ideal culprit for the murder, the case is not as open-and-shut as it might seem...

What readers are saying about Pinot Noir:

★★★★★ - “A high concept "noir" adventure that goes down like a fine wine. Pinot Noir is one of the best thrillers I have read in recent times.” ~ Astrid Iustulin, Readers’ Favorite

★★★★★ - “What a great sequel to Foliage! Highly recommend this addictive thriller and be sure to have a yummy glass of red wine nearby!" ~ Nelle L'Amour, New York Times Bestselling Author

★★★★★ - "A great, modern thriller by Lorraine Evanoff. The writing crackles with a smart, sexy, intelligent energy and Louise Moscow is a credible, gutsy, fabulous heroine." ~ Dominic Piper, International Bestselling Author

Jake:Book 4 (The Justice Brothers Series)
by Taylor Lee
$0.00, 242 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (31 reviews), #1 in International Law
JAKE, Book 4 in USA Today best-selling author Taylor Lee’s provocative new series, The Justice Brothers.

•The new Tribal Police Chief, determined to go-it-alone, is as brazen as she is beautiful
•The sophisticated Commander of the DPD, is the acknowledged law enforcement leader in the state--and the one Justice Brother no woman has been able to snare
•The murder of a young Native girl threatens their professional relationship and puts their passionate love affair in the crosshairs
•Together they discover that Justice—like Love-- isn’t always fair or easy.
WARNING: Romance so HOT it singes the pages. HOT, tough, explicit. Not for the faint at heart. Definitely bring a fan!
Love Kaylea Cross's heart pounding romantic mystery thrillers? Sylvia Day’s and Maya Banks red hot sexy heroes, feisty heroines and high adrenaline action? Fern Michael’s compelling characters? Grab JAKE and prepare to be addicted.

Ladies of the Night Series, Taylor Lee’s NEW Sexy Suspense Collection: Sapphire, Book 1; Ruby, Book 2, Topaz Book 3, Diamond, Book 4 . The Ladies are covert agents in a secretive, off the grid security organization. Highly trained fighters, they’re as gorgeous as they are dangerous. The only thing these formidable women are NOT is “ladies.”

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 Blonde Barracuda OMNIBUS Collection Taylor Lee's Sizzling Hot Romantic Suspense Best Selling Collection. INCLUDES Big Girls Don't Cry, In the Still of the Night and Every Breath You Take plus FOUR additional EXCLUSIVE 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 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 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!

The Bad Ass Brigade: Bad Guys Beware, The Good Guys Are on the Prowl." A Sampler of Sizzling Romantic Suspense. Cops, Firefighters, Special Ops, Covert Agents, and Bad Ass Poker Players--HOT Men and HOTTER Women kick up a storm--and heat up the sheets in the process.

Katy, My Impact (Iron Orchids Book 3)
by Danielle Norman
$0.00, 278 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (188 reviews), #2 in Contemporary Romance Fiction
Desperate times called for desperate measures. 
I knew this was rock bottom—
Sneaking into a stranger's house night after night. 
But I would do anything for my daughter.

We were safe... and so was my secret.
Until I picked the wrong house.
Damn security footage. 
Anyone else would have had me arrested. 

Good thing Damon Christakos was not just any other man.
He saw past what the cameras captured, 
And I saw a man who needed me. 

The impact of his trust, and the fire of his touch was undeniable.
He gave me sanctuary.
Offered me independence.
Now, I’m an invited guest into his home.
And the only thing that is rock…well you get the idea.

Waking Up Dead
by Margo Bond Collins
$0.00, 212 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (350 reviews), #301 in African American Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
She expected heaven or hell. She got Alabama.

When Callie Taylor died, she expected to go to heaven. Or maybe hell.

Instead, when she was murdered in Dallas by some jerk with a knife and a bad-mommy complex, she went to her afterlife in Alabama.

Now she’s witnessed another murder, and she can’t let it go. She must find a way to make sure the police figure out who really killed Molly McClatchey before an innocent man goes to prison.

All while trying to determine how and why she woke up dead in Alabama.

Innocence Lost (Bootleggers' Chronicles Book 1)
by Sherilyn Decter
$0.00, 377 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (50 reviews), #39 in Historical Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
In a city of bootleggers and crime, one woman must rely on a long-dead lawman to hunt down justice…

Philadelphia, 1924. Maggie Barnes doesn't have much left. After the death of her husband, she finds herself all alone to care for her young son and look after their rundown house. As if that weren't bad enough, Prohibition has turned her neighborhood into a bootlegger's playground. To keep the shoddy roof over their heads, she has no choice but to take on boarders with criminal ties.

When her son's friend disappears, Maggie suspects the worst. And local politicians and police don't seem to have any interest in an investigation. With a child's life on the line, Maggie takes the case and risks angering the enemy living right under her nose.

Maggie's one advantage may be her oldest tenant: the ghost of a Victorian-era cop. With his help, can she find justice in a lawless city?

Innocence Lost is the first novel in the Bootleggers' Chronicles, a series of historical fiction tales. If you like headstrong heroines, Prohibition-era criminal underworlds, and a touch of the paranormal, then you'll love Sherilyn Decter’s gripping tale.
Buy Innocence Lost to dive into corruption and mystery today!

What Has Mother Done? (Thea Browne Mystery Book 1)
by Barbara Petty
$0.00, 269 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (208 reviews), #1 in Alzheimer's Disease
“Barbara Petty has written a riveting mystery reminiscent of Psycho. Somewhere, Hitchcock is smiling. And to think, this is just the first of the Thea Browne Mysteries.”
—J.M. LeDuc, author of the Sinclair O’Malley series

“A gripping drama unfolds as Barbara Petty explores the tensions between a woman with Alzheimer’s accused of an unspeakable crime, and her daughter, an investigative reporter determined to clear her mother’s name. Well worth the read.”
—Sheila Lowe, author of the Forensic Handwriting Mystery series

In a small Midwestern town, on a cold, blustery March day, a man plunges to his death off a high, rocky cliff, setting in motion a string of events that lead to murders and rips open the long-hidden secrets of the town’s most prominent family…
The man is George Prentice, and the woman the police suspect of murdering him is his wife, Daphne. But Daphne has Alzheimer’s and, as she is likely to be incompetent to stand trial, has not been arrested.
Daphne’s daughter, Thea Browne, is a trained investigative reporter, who is furious that the police haven’t bothered to look any further for a culprit other than her mother. She suspects her stepfather made enemies when meddling in local politics and, according to one of his cronies, George wrote a memoir threatening to “blow the lid off this town.”
As Thea follows her own investigation, she discovers a widening circle of suspects, some much closer to home than she expected. Even her best friend from childhood, Annie Biggs, seems to be keeping a deep dark secret that she refuses to share with Thea.
More murders push Thea to the point where protecting her mother forces her to put her own life on the line to track down a diabolical killer.

“Thea Browne returns to her small hometown to discover nothing is at it seems. Struggling with the death of her beloved stepfather and her mother’s Alzheimer’s, she becomes caught in a web of intrigue as events from the past lead to danger in the present. A must read.”
—Mike Befeler, author of “Mystery of the Dinner Playhouse” and the Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mystery series

“Petty builds a strong character and supporting actors in this compelling story.”
—Peg Brantley, award finalist for “The Sacrifice”

One More Shot: A Caliza County Crime Novel
by Richard Laird
$0.00, 304 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #6192 in Terrorism Thrillers (Books)
A bomb explodes in a small-town square on a Sunday morning, leaving three bodies behind—including one of the terrorists. Criminal Investigators Payne and Letham must bring the perpetrators to justice… before the next bomb goes off.

As a seasoned investigator for the Caliza County Sheriff’s Office, Sarah Jo Payne knows that most crime is exactly what it appears to be. But her young partner, Mike Letham, is convinced the terrorism angle is a cover-up. Both will find surprises as they chase the bad guys across the rural Texas county they thought they knew well.

An engrossing police procedural with richly drawn characters and a dose of Southern humor, ONE MORE SHOT is the first of the Payne & Letham detective novels.

Dying To Make You Mine: A Gripping Psychological Thriller (Anna Burgin Contemporary Series Book 1)
by David Bradwell
$0.00, 306 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (35 reviews), #1 in Contemporary British Fiction

She thought she’d found the perfect guy. She didn’t imagine modern dating could be deadly…

Anna Burgin has a bad history with men. But when a charming Italian jetsetter sends her a flirtatious text out of the blue, she can’t help but want to meet him in person. Even though his dangerously jealous girlfriend may not be as polyamorous as he claims.

Ignoring her instincts, Anna writes off her new man’s angry lover as just another piece of baggage. But that was before someone threatens her friends, and her cute date suddenly vanishes into thin air with only a dubious text message as a goodbye…

Can Anna uncover the truth or will a sinister web of lies reroute her to the grave?

Dying to Make You Mine is the first book in the gripping Anna Burgin Contemporary Thriller Series, set twenty-three years after the original Anna Burgin books. If you like intense psychological dramas, chilling confrontations, and terrifying twists, then you’ll love David Bradwell’s edge-of-your-seat novel.

Buy Dying to Make You Mine to swipe right for murder today!

Grace Steele: Death in the Pine Forest (Grace Steele Mysteries)
by Holly Hudson
$0.00, 194 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #16 in Teen & Young Adult Detective Story eBooks
To her friends and family, 17-year-old Grace Steele is a shy, studious girl with a regular high-schooler's life. But in the privacy of her room, Grace inhabits a different world -- the world of passion and romance she creates on her anonymous blog she calls "Too Gorgeous."

But when Grace's best friend, Sam, becomes a suspect in a shocking murder in their peaceful town of Two Gorges, Grace is drawn out of her digital world and hurled into the real one. As she struggles to clear Sam's name, she discovers her knack for understanding misplaced passions makes her a natural sleuth and that ultimately, true love is found in the most unlikely places.

The Road to Ithaca (Martin Bora Book 5)
by Ben Pastor
$0.00, 352 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (46 reviews), #11 in Military Thrillers (Kindle Store)
Wehmacht officer Bora is sent to recently occupied Crete and must investigate the brutal murder of a Red Cross representative befriended by Himmler. All the clues lead to a platoon of trigger-happy German paratroopers but is this the truth? Bora takes to the mountains of Crete to solve the case, navigating his way between local bandits and foreign resistance fighters.

The Cover Up: A Humorous British Satire and Romantic Comedy Adventure
by Oscar Sparrow
$0.00, 107 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #7 in Classic Humor Fiction

What could link a webcam girl, a cross-dressing police chief and an escaped ferret?

A British nation torn by Brexit staggers on. Frankie Ferret, a pre-school children's TV celebrity, escapes into sewers of London and surely is dead. The people unite in grief. Police Chiefs, counselors and politicos stand in tear-stained sincerity with the common people. Viktor Pinupskin of Russia offers a genetically-modified bear cub with his own face as a substitute. Internet bots urge a vote and attempt to sway the masses. Chaos and panic threaten to destroy the economy.

Into the mix steps young police inspector, Crispin Bissel. His mission is to lead the search and target PR for the cops. His ex-girlfriend, Selena Fontesse, is a mature ex-webcam girl specializing in veggie porn. She has the looks and the bosom to comfort a people broken by sorrow.

Could love be re-kindled over an open drain? Could Frankie be alive? Could a billionaire, a hot air balloon, a pop star, and a staring messianic child, bring happiness back to a population in despair? And what if the big plans were to fail?

What if there were a cover up?

A deplorable basket-case of a book. All right-thinking people should be offended. Cross-dressing vegan cannibals will love this story. There's no safe space on campus when a ferret like Frankie gets into the pipes. A tender love story, an outrageous unfair satire, an exposé of the media-cult whirl in which we live, where news, fake news and spin are the currencies of coercion.

Buy this book and forgive yourself for laughing. It's not incorrect if you didn't mean to.

Aimpoint: A US Army Detective Regan Chase Thriller (US Army Detective Regan Chase Thriller Series Book 1)
by Candace Irvin
$0.00, 190 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #8 in Military Thrillers (Kindle Store)

How far would you go to stop a terrorist?

US Army CID Special Agent Regan Chase thought she knew the answer—until her target changed and her case blew up in her face.

"Your suspect is Special Forces."

The tip is from a Stateside colleague. With it comes the chilling reality: Regan's latest mission just might be her last. Has one of the Army’s elite soldiers turned terrorist? It's happened before—with deadly results.

Not only is this soldier more lethal than most, he's a master at rigging bombs. Unfortunately, Regan's gun-shy commander won’t let her tail the sergeant. Worse, her suspect has refused to take the bait—her.

Regan has one option left. She'll have to maintain her cover and get close to the sergeant's roommate, deliberately using their budding relationship to zero in on her target. But John Garrison is hiding something too.

Has the war-weary Green Beret captain been turned as well?

As the investigation deepens, lines are crossed—personal and professional. Even if Regan succeeds in thwarting a horrific bombing on German soil, what will the fallout do to her career?

Aimpoint is the 44,000-word prequel novella to the US Army Detective Regan Chase Series. If you like strong, female protagonists with gripping, complex suspense that twists and turns all the way to The End, you'll love this prequel to Candace Irvin's coming Army CID thriller series.

Grab your copy of Aimpoint today and find out how the exciting Regan Chase series begins.

Call of the Jaguar: A Romantic Adventure Novella
by Pamela Beason
$0.00, 148 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #42 in Amateur Sleuth Mysteries (Kindle Store)

From Daphne du Maurier Award-Winning Author Pamela Beason comes a tale of escaping from a mundane urban life to exotic adventure, romance, and danger among the Mayan ruins of Guatemala.

When Rachel McCarthy finds herself alone on her birthday, it seems like a brilliant idea to ditch her cheating husband and go in search of a glamorous former lover working in the jungle. But her plane is shot down, bullets are flying, and—barring a miracle—it looks like she may not survive her quest to find true love.

Great adventure read...
...very compelling story...
Excellent read...
---From 5-Star Amazon Reviews

Pamela Beason's writing has been featured as Recommended Reading by Suspense Magazine.

Beach Town Boogie (Cass Destry Series Book 1)
by Bart Hopkins Jr.
$0.00, 258 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (45 reviews), #430 in Women Sleuths (Kindle Store)
Despite her recent divorce, Cass Destry has been fairly content plying her trade as a private investigator and living alone in her Galveston Island beach home. But things have gotten a bit more complex lately. This week she's been stalked, attacked, and embroiled in a murder investigation. And it's only Thursday.

New England Skies: Book One: Airborne
by Alison Ford
$0.00, 42 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #538 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
Set in the cradle of New England, the story finds Maya caught in the middle of the mysterious death of her husband, and someone very connected trying to pin the crime on her. Maya is a highly accomplished Air Force Colonel at the cusp of leading a storied life when all of it comes crashing down. She ducks and dodges the plan to pin the murder on her while she runs from Boston to Chicago and DC.

The entire time this icy cool character has everything under control. From knowing how to lethally engage and kill an assailant to figuring out the clues to what is about to happen next, follow Maya on this whirlwind adventure through the Northeast.

Can you figure out who is behind this? Can you figure out who the target is and what the plot was? The clues are in every line and every chapter. Figure it out while Maya shows you how the pros do it.

Each chapter folds into the next to reveal the danger that lurks at every turn. Find out how Maya will find the killer, avenge her husband, protect her kids, and do it all without breaking a heel.

Don't be surprised if you can't figure out the plot and who is behind it. Most can't. Go ahead and try. You're going to have a ton of fun in this fast-clipped adventure, punctuated by a lazy vacation pace to cool your heels.

Get it, now. It's the first of five books that will change the way you see the world around you.

by Lawrence De Maria
$0.00, 269 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #57 in Terrorism Thrillers (Kindle Store)
An American writer, a Catholic priest and a female French detective battle terrorists who threaten Paris with nuclear destruction!
With the war lost, Hitler, a failed and bitter artist, wants to destroy the Louvre, and Paris along with it. But his plan goes awry. The Fuhrer's final "vengeance weapon", a crude atomic device his scientists created in secrecy, lies forgotten in a dusty museum storeroom.

Then, a curator with ties to ISIS discovers it. The Caliphate, reeling from recent battlefield defeats, sends two of its experts to detonate the bomb. Standing in their way are an American journalist, an Italian priest, and a French policewoman.

At first, this unlikely trio have only one thing in common: a desire to help restore Notre Dame Cathedral after its catastrophic fire. But their efforts include visits to the Louvre, where rescued artifacts from the cathedral are temporarily stored -- hidden in the same room as the Nazi nuclear bomb!

ALAS, PARIS is an action-packed tale of fanatics, separated by generations but united by hate, who want to obliterate the City of Light!
“A MASTER OF THRILLER DIALOGUE.” (Washington Independent Review of Books);

by Serene
$0.00, 152 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #180 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
Madison awoke from a nightmare just to be face to face with the “monster.” Everywhere she turned, there he was, lurking.... staring.... preparing to make his move. Is the “monster” from her nightmare truly the person stalking her or is he just a pawn in someone else’s twisted fantasy? Find out what happens when your nightmare becomes your reality in STALKED!!!

Blown Away (The Crimes of Passion Series Book 2)
by Charlene Johnson
$0.00, 224 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #6243 in Organized Crime Thrillers
Zack Daniels grew up in a rundown apartment complex off the Las Vegas Strip. At an early age, he learned to protect and support his mother and sister with determination and grit. After his sister is raped by the son of a local Russian mobster and commits suicide, he joins the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police to seek justice for her and to protect the public.

When a high-profile executive is murdered in his best friend’s hotel, Zack is assigned to track down the killer. The sole witness to the murder is a beautiful high-priced escort. He must let go of his vendetta against his sister’s rapist to work the case.

Sonnet Banks goes to the wrong hotel room and witnesses a murder. She is stunned. She knows the killer. He’s someone from her past. Someone she hoped to never see again.

During her police interview, Sonnet tells Zack she doesn’t recognize the killer, but Zack is convinced she’s lying. Zack needs the lovely, evasive woman to tell him what she knows and is willing to use seduction to get it. Yet, was it still seduction when all he could do was think about her?

Zack Daniels is so hot he makes Sonnet’s knees weak. He checks every box for her. Every box. But even if he wasn’t her protector, she can’t risk getting close to him or anyone. And she can’t tell him the truth.

After a bold attempt on Sonnet’s life, Zack enlists the help of two close friends and someone completely unexpected to protect her. The countdown to an all-out war looms before them. Would they all survive? Time was running out.

Drawn to Obsession: A Prequel to The Obsession Series
by Brooke
$0.00, pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #77 in Mystery Series

They say a fresh start means a new beginning, but that’s only true if your past doesn’t haunt you.
My name is Jamie Ray, and I’ve convinced myself that this time will be different.

I've moved in with my best friend after graduating from college, both of us determined to have one last hoorah of summer before we start our careers. I'm the edgy one, always cool and calm, ready for anything. Settling down isn't even in my vocabulary.

But it's all a facade.

Internally, I'm the opposite. Paranoid and constantly on high alert. living in fear that my past will sink its ugly teeth into me, draining my hopes to have a normal and happy life.
With moving across the state, new situations are arising, including a sexy stranger I've met at the bar. He's bringing out foreign feelings inside of me that I'm not sure how to handle, and opening up to him is becoming appealing.

Maybe I've escaped my past, and I'm finally ready to start living...

Or maybe he just hasn't found me yet.

Fool Me Twice: A Mike Stoneman Short Story (Mike Stoneman Thriller)
by Kevin G. Chapman
$0.00, 21 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #10 in 30-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
This short story is the first appearance of NYPD homicide detective Mike Stoneman. The story won first prize in a 2012 contest, and was later adapted into the award-winning Mike Stoneman Thriller series. In this story, a wealthy but demanding father is found dead in his swimming pool. Mike is called in to investigate and gets the story from the man's spoiled teenage socialite daughter. She says the accident happened when he was trying to beat her. The guy had a history, and there were a variety of drugs in his system along with alcohol. Years later, when the same woman's abusive boyfriend bloodies up the same pool, Mike is called in again, and this time has to decide whether the woman is extremely unlucky -- or a killer.

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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.