Newly Free Mystery Kindle Book Listings for 2018-10-14 CA DE UK USA

Newly Free Cozy Kindle Books for 2018-10-14

Pansy Cottage (Mister Darcy Series Book 4)
by Barbara Silkstone
$0.00, 200 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (28 reviews), #15 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Mystery & Suspense > Mystery
~ A Light Jane Austen Comedy ~
Lizzie plots a secret garden wedding for her sister, Jane and Charles Bingley. Can she outsmart Mother Bennet or will the gorgon prevail? With her nerves in high gear, Mrs. Bennet plans the marriage of her eldest daughter. Behind the scenes, Lizzie races against the clock to design a small garden wedding ahead of her mother’s over-the-top ball. Can Darcy cart the unsuspecting Mrs. Bennet to the garden ceremony? Will Mr. Bennet cooperate with Lizzie’s plans, or does Pansy Cottage still cast a long shadow in his memories?

Mister Darcy’s Dogs ~ Book One
Mister Darcy’s Christmas ~ Book Two
Mister Darcy’s Secret ~ Book Three
Pansy Cottage ~ Book Four
Mister Darcy’s Templars ~ Book Five
Mister Darcy’s Honeymoon ~ Book Six
Happy Christmas from the Darcy's ~ Book Seven
Mister Darcy's Maltese Falcon ~ Book Eight
Darcy Down the Rabbit Hole ~ Book Nine
Barbara Silkstone’s Amazon Author’s page

“Barbara Silkstone is beyond clever. She's an engaging writer who, with great skill, manages to make her skewed world ring true. The best thing about her characters is that they are not caricatures; they are real with all their dimensions intact. The best thing about Silkstone is that she manages to exhibit equal measures of talent and imagination.”

Barbara Silkstone is the author of the best selling Mister Darcy series of comedic mysteries ~ 9 Book series and 10 Regency novels and novellas. She is also the author of the Wendy Darlin Comedy Mysteries – 5 Cozy Romantic Adventures. Check out her Amazon Author page or visit her at the Second Act Café.com

How Witch It Is: Wicked Witches of the Midwest Books 1-3 (Wicked Witches of the Midwest Box-Set Book 1)
by Amanda M. Lee
$0.00, 758 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (40 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Paranormal
Welcome to Hemlock Cove, where the town is magically rebranded -- but real witches aren't necessarily welcome.
That makes things hard for the Winchester witches -- including local newspaper reporter, Bay. She's got a persnickety family -- wait until you met Aunt Tillie -- and a penchant for stumbling across trouble.
Thankfully for Bay, she's got loyal cousins, and the ability to talk to ghosts as she tries to solve mysteries and put souls to rest.
Follow Bay as she meets a man who is more than he seems, and tries to hide a history that is centuries in the making.
This is the first three books in the Wicked Witches of the Midwest cozy mystery series. It includes: Any Witch Way You Can, Every Witch Way But Wicked and Witching You Were Here.

Note: These characters are snarky. You've been warned. This is NOT a new standalone book. This is a compilation of previously published books.

A Secret Killer (Julia Blake Cozy Mystery Book 4)
by Gillian Larkin
$0.00, 175 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (96 reviews), #56 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy
Julia Blake runs a cleaning business. She also has the uncanny knack of discovering murdered people.
In this story Julia visits one of her clients, a genealogist called Hugo Barnes. Hugo has uncovered a family secret during the course of his work. He tells Julia that the client won’t be happy about the secret he’s discovered.
Julia finds Hugo’s dead body the next day. She makes her own investigations into Hugo’s death and soon discovers that his assistant, Dinah, and his brother, Gilbert have strong motives for killing him.
Julia also finds out who the last client of Hugo’s was. Did they have a motive to kill Hugo too?
And who is that man who’s been watching Julia’s house?
Julia is determined to find out who killed Hugo Barnes.

by Cindy Sample
$0.00, 27 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
A very short story from five-time LEFTY Award Finalist for Best Humorous Mystery

To Detective Shelly Reynolds, autumn means trees bursting with bright color and the local apple farm bakeries bursting with delectable pastries. Not to mention her favorite treat of all – fresh caramel apples.
But after viewing the sticky remains of the caramel-coated corpse of Hans Alder, the owner of Happy Apple Farm, Shelly isn’t sure she’ll ever eat a caramel apple again.
Enjoy this short story which takes place in the California Gold Country as a team of detectives works to discover a cunning killer.


Destiny's A Witch (Wicked Good Mystery Series Book 1)
by Lucy May
$0.00, 151 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (31 reviews), #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Mystery & Suspense > Mystery
Welcome to Charm Cove, Maine – where the Good are Wicked, and the Wicked are Good… or maybe not.

Nothing is ever as it seems, at least not in Charm Cove, Maine. Moira Wicked—yes, that’s actually her name—moves away in the hopes she can escape her fate, or destiny, or something along those lines. She yearns to lead a normal life.

A few years away teaches her one glaring lesson. It’s incredibly difficult to be normal when your first name means destiny, your last name is Wicked, and you actually do come from a family legendary for its witchy ways.

Trying to keep her powers under wraps in the real world is a tad tricky. A love spell gone sideways sets in motion her return to Charm Cove for a spell. As bad luck would have it, or fate if you’d rather, she’s home for one single day when a body turns up floating in the town fountain. The oh-so-charming Charm Cove is turned upside down. Meanwhile, tourists are crowding its picturesque streets, and magic is being bottled up and sold as health remedies.

Moira finds herself in the thick of the murder investigation, all the while trying to hold her nosy family and destiny at bay. Destiny comes in the form of Liam Good. A Wicked is fated to fall in love with a Good once every century. No pressure or anything.

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.

Beeline To Trouble (Queen Bee Mysteries Book 4)
by Deb Baker
$0.00, 304 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (50 reviews), #49 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy
When beekeeper Story Fischer pitches in to help her sister host guests at her lake home and one of them drops dead in Story's backyard, Story and Holly become the prime suspects. It's up to Story to comb through the evidencea nd find the real perpetrator before she ends up getting stung herself.

Originally published in 2012 under the name Hannah Reed

The Pursuit of Lies, Mystery with a Romantic Twist (Paradise Valley Mystery Series Book 4)
by Debra Burroughs
$0.00, 354 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (257 reviews), #24 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy
From New York Times bestselling author Debra Burroughs comes Book 4...  
Sassy private-eye Emily Parker races to solve a scandalous murder. Her world is ripped apart when the man she loves, the town's hunky police detective, is arrested, accused of murdering a female Assistant District Attorney with whom the police believe he was having an affair. The D.A. is pushing for the death penalty. With the help of her close circle of friends, Emily is in for the fight of her life!
    ***Books available in The Paradise Valley Mysteries***
The Scent of Lies: Book 1
The Heart of Lies: Book 2
The Chain of Lies: Book 3
The Pursuit of Lies: Book 4 
The Betrayal of Lies: Book 5
The Harbor of Lies: Book 6
The House of Lies: Book 7
(*Most enjoyable if these books are read in order.)
OTHER BOOKS by Debra Burroughs
The Lake House Secret, a Jenessa Jones Mystery: Book 1, With her life going from bad to worse, reporter Jenessa Jones is drawn back to her small hometown by a homicide investigation that ends up pointing the finger at someone she loves. Can she uncover the truth before it destroys her family and any chance she has for a happy life?
The Stone House Secret, a Jenessa Jones Mystery: Book 2, Reporter Jenessa Jones is knee deep in a scandalous murder investigation when her police detective boyfriend's ex-wife comes back to town and throws a monkey wrench into their budding romance.
The Boat House Secret, a Jenessa Jones Mystery: Book 3, Caught between her old flame and her new love, reporter Jenessa Jones must do some fancy footwork to stop a murderer who is set on killing her to kill the story she's chasing.
The Gate House Secret, a Jenessa Jones Mystery: Book 4, Jenessa must fight her nemesis to stop a long-buried secret from destroying her life.
Three Days in Seattle, A vengeful murder plot -- and a simmering love affair....  (A light Romantic Suspense in the Emerald City)
The Scent of Lies, A Paradise Valley Mystery -Book 1, When Emily Parker digs into her late husband's murder, she discovers he may not have been who he claimed. Can she uncover the truth with the help of her best friends and the handsome new detective in town? (think "Stephanie Plum" meets "Nancy Drew")

Writing is Murder: An Emlyn Goode Mystery
by Susan Lynn Solomon
$0.00, pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (13 reviews), #45 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy
Cursed by a Native American brave, the Bennet House is one of the most haunted locations in Niagara Falls. This is where Emlyn Goode and all but one member of her writers’ group hunt for ghosts on Halloween. What they find in the house, isn’t a ghost, though. It’s the body of Edward Bennet, the missing group member.

A few days earlier, Edward had shown Emlyn a document he’d found in the Bennet House, and told her it would anger people if made public. When Edward is found, the document is missing. Emlyn is certain that document will identify Edward’s killer, but her search for it becomes dangerous when her lover, police detective Roger Frey is shot in the Bennet House, and then the killer comes after her and her friend Rebecca. Without Roger to protect her, can anything written in her ancient relative’s Book of Shadows save Emlyn this time?

Grave Shift (Darcy & Flora Cozy Mystery Book 2)
by Blanche Day Manos
$0.00, 186 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #14 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy

Before the long nightmare ended, Darcy would often wish her mother had not opened that letter from an unknown woman. But, she did open it and shared it with her daughter, plunging both Darcy Campbell and Flora Tucker into a tale of an unsolved mystery, a web of secrets, and the discovery of an unsuspected traitor.

In tracking down clues about the disappearance of a young woman, Darcy and Flora leave their hometown of Levi, Oklahoma, and drive to Amarillo, Texas, then back again. Following leads that have long been covered, both women find more than one surprise including some discoveries about themselves.

Volume 2 of the Darcy & Flora cozy mystery series.

If you like Amateur Sleuth stories, Cozy Mystery tales, or stories with Women Sleuths, you'll love this one!

Death of a Dapper Snowman (Stormy Day Mystery Book 1)
by Angela Pepper
$0.00, 302 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (1,147 reviews), #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Culinary
After finding a corpse hidden in a snowman, Stormy is determined to find the culprit — with the help of a mischievous feline named Jeffrey. With nonstop twists and turns, this clever tale is a must-read!

First in series!

When the daughter of a cop finds a body next door, she's the only one who can solve the strange mystery.

Stormy Day has moved back home, and it's not for the local coffee or nightlife, both of which are lacking in Misty Falls, Oregon. She's there to help her father finally retire from being a cop, and slow the heck down after his hip replacement. Plus she needs to give her brain a break from the high-stakes world of venture capital.

But when she makes a shocking discovery next door, Stormy's clever brain kicks into overdrive. This murder is too difficult for the local boys in blue to figure out. The new captain of the police department tells her to mind her own business, but he doesn't take his own advice. He's always breathing down her neck like a jealous ex-boyfriend (which he is).

What's there to be jealous of? Stormy's not even dating anyone. She's certainly not going to date the ruggedly handsome, bearded lawyer who's renting half her house. No way. Every time she sees Mr. Logan Sanderson, the town's newest resident, he's insulting her one way or another. The man should show his landlady a little more respect! He's the worst. Sort of. It would be easier to hate him if he weren't so cute underneath that bushy beard.

Now there's a murder to solve, and since the legendary Finnegan Day is recovering from surgery, it's up to his determined daughter Stormy to save the town from a twisted killer. If she fails to solve this twisted puzzle in time, someone close to her will pay a terrible cost.

Here are some SPOILER-FREE words from readers:

“Stormy ranks right at the top with the mysteries I've read, laughed at and loved.” - Barb S.

“Stormy Day is a breath of fresh air! Mystery, humor, drama while being a fun read!” - Bonny

“If you like good mysteries with lots of twists and fun along the way, this is the perfect series for you.” - Sewanee K.

“Engaging characters to love.” - Vi Marie S.

“Refreshing and new... I love the cat and all other characters.” - A. K.

“Kept me up late, reading just one more chapter, and guessing right up until the end!” - Jayne M.

Give Him The Ooh-la-la (The Bennett Sisters Mysteries Book 3)
by Lise McClendon
$0.00, 136 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (37 reviews), #11 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Mystery & Suspense > Mystery


It’s Bridget Jones does Christmas in Manhattan--plus a dash of international espionage--in this romantic cozy mystery that mixes sisterly love with a world famous drag queen, a shameful family past, and an irresistible French investigator.

Christmas in the Big Apple promises to be especially festive, as all five Bennett sisters are in town for a very special occasion: Annie, the oldest Bennett, is engaged at the tender age of fifty-five—to a charming Scottish man who’s crazy about her.

But while Bohemian Annie is securely and happily in love with a devoted fiancé, Merle-in-the-middle is navigating the roller coaster of her own love life: Pascal, her one-time French summer fling, has unexpectedly flown to New York for the holidays—and now she’s waiting for him in the bustling lobby of the New York City Hilton Hotel, the very same venue as her family’s engagement festivities. Pascal says he’s come to see Merle (and her son, Tristan), and he’s staying in town through the New Year--but why? A relationship ultimatum? Or is there something more mysterious in the works? Because Pascal is a very mysterious dude.

On the walk back from engagement cocktails at a romantic bistro, Pascal asks Merle, Annie, and her fiance to accompany him to a little-known club where he promised his brother he’d look up a friend of his. Intrigued, Merle and company follow him to the village, where they’re treated to … a drag revue. Turns out the “friend” is a drag queen, a Marilyn Monroe look-alike who goes by the name Bosom Drearie. But later, Francie, the next-to- youngest Bennett sister, says she’s seen Bosom Drearie before –and she looked different from her sisters’ description—plus, Francie’d heard the performer got fired and had to reinvent herself. That gets the sisters’ sleuth-sense up: Could it be the Bosom Drearie Pascal was searching for is an imposter? Perhaps a wanted one?

The truth starts to come out when Pascal admits to Merle that Bosom Drearie is a person of interest to the French Police Nationale—and Merle begins to question his intentions. Is he in New York solely on police business? But it may not be so simple—her own family may be involved. She learns the French police are reopening the investigation into a defunct wine business once owned by her late husband's father—50 years after a questionable deal—and can’t help but worry her family’s shameful past is tied to her romantic interest... A romantic interest she can't seem to resist...

Festivities, fun, food, and fraud—not to mention mystery and romance—abound in this delicious holiday installment of the Bennett sisters’ cozy adventures.

Death Of A Deputy: A Culinary Cozy Mystery With A Delicious Recipe (A Murder In Milburn Book 2)
by Nancy McGovern
$0.00, 212 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (77 reviews), #26 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Nora Newberry's dream life is not going according plan.

Her best friend and business partner, Raquel, has just been murdered. The one man she had thought she loved can now be seen moseying through town with a supermodel dangling off his arm. And the diner she and Raquel had planned on opening together may never feed its first customer.

At least she still has her friend, Sean, the town sheriff...

So, when the sheriff's deputy is killed at the town's annual Viking festival and everyone suspects Sean of murder, Nora realizes she must figure out a way to prove him innocent. After all, she can't handle losing him, too!

Find out if Nora has what it takes to clear Sean of murder in Death Of A Deputy, the second adventure in Nancy McGovern's popular culinary cozy mystery series, "A Murder In Milburn"!

The remaining books in the series are also available on Amazon, either individually or in a box set!

*** Also, be sure to visit Nancy's Author Central page to check out her other books & series!

Date with a Ghost
by Angela Pepper
$0.00, 177 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (49 reviews), #9 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy
Samantha Torres seems to have everything. As a beautiful lifestyle blogger, her life is enviable from the outside. But she has come to Owl Bend, Colorado to forget her painful past.

She meets a handsome man in the woods and thinks her luck is changing. When he suddenly dies under mysterious circumstances, Samantha is drawn into the man's past.

As she unlocks the secrets that he and the other residents of Owl Bend have been keeping, she attracts unwanted attention.

The killer has a new victim in sight, and now Samantha's life hangs in the balance.

DATE WITH A GHOST is a riveting cozy ghost mystery that will have you glued to the pages and gasping at the twist ending!

All books in this supernatural suspense / paranormal thriller series are stand-alone novels, and may be read in any order.

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Ripley's Revenge: Shallow End Gals, Volume 5 (New Orleans Series)
by Vicki Graybosch
$0.00, 170 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #20 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Animals
As the Government brings all of its resources to bear, the most valuable asset isn’t even human, it’s Ripley, a dog. A Catahoula K-9, prowling the streets of New Orleans, hunting for his partner’s killer.

Tourey Waknem, a CIA undercover operative, has been assigned to find the same man but for very different reasons. Tourey has to stop him before he executes a plan that would bring New Orleans to the brink of destruction.

Circumstances and destiny bring Tourey and Ripley together in what appears to be an unlikely alliance to fight united against an evil and ruthless force.

Tourey, on a quest for justice.
Ripley, on a quest for revenge.
Their common obstacle; they have twelve hours.

Fans of the Shallow End Gals ‘New Orleans Series’, will be delighted to reunite with familiar characters. Can be read as a stand-alone crime thriller. As always, a full list of characters is at the end of the story.

The Realm of the Shadows (Tropical Breeze Cozy Mystery Book 2)
by Mary Bowers
$0.00, 206 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #26 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Animals
It's the battle of the ghost-hunters: Edson Darby-Deaver, skeptical paranormal investigator, goes head to head with Teddy Force, the swashbuckling star of a ghost-hunting reality show, who will believe anything that gets ratings for his show. Unfortunately, their battlefield is a quiet estate that Taylor Verone wants to use for her animal shelter. Before she can move the dogs into the barn, she has to get rid of the Thing in the Loft. Hiring Edson to investigate seemed like a good idea at the time, but Taylor is going to need more help than he can give her. And Teddy's drive to deliver ghostly drama is enough to get somebody killed.

Livin' Lahaina Loca (Islands of Aloha Mystery Series Book 2)
by JoAnn Bassett
$0.00, 290 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (375 reviews), #4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Travel
It's Halloween night in Lahaina, Maui, and the Mardi Gras of the Pacific is in full swing. But wedding planner Pali Moon isn't in costume--she's on a mission. A bridesmaid has vanished and Pali's canvassing Front Street, ducking into every overcrowded waterfront watering hole hoping to spot a girl with long red hair and a lingerie model's figure. No luck. Back at her car, Pali opens the door and finds the remnants of a bizarre trick or treat stunt. Turns out, Halloween in Lahaina isn't just a night for island high-jinx, it's also a night for vengeance.

About Hana: A New Zealand Mystery (The Hana Du Rose Mysteries Book 2)
by K T Bowes
$0.00, 465 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (94 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Drama & Plays > Australian & Oceanian

Someone broke her once. Now it's happening again. Would you trust a stranger to rescue you from yourself?

When a gang targets Hana, Logan seems like the perfect hero. But his past is hazy, he has secrets and there's something he doesn't want her to know. When it looks like he's betrayed her, Hana's forced to make her hardest decisions alone.

An unknown stalker is everywhere she turns. He's watching and waiting, but for what? And which came first, Logan or the threats? Hana just needs to stay alive long enough to work it out.

Lose yourself in this 9 book saga and forget your problems for a while.

Download About Hana now and escape to stunning New Zealand where the men are rugged and the sun always shines.

Awarded a 5 star review by Readers' Favorite. Readers say, "Superb storytelling." "I couldn't put this series down."

Logan Du Rose (Novella)
About Hana
Hana Du Rose
Du Rose Legacy
The New Du Rose Matriarch
One Heartbeat
The Du Rose Prophecy
Du Rose Sons
Du Rose Family Ties

Confection Connection: Humorous Cozy Mystery - Funny Adventures of Mina Kitchen - with Recipes (Mina Kitchen Cozy Mystery Series - Book 3)
by Lizz Lund
$0.00, 338 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (53 reviews), #38 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Animals

From the funny author of Kitchen Addiction! AND Christmas Bizarre:

5-STAR READER’S FAVORITE REVIEW for CONFECTION CONNECTION: "Lizz Lund uses humor and a delightfully quirky cast of supporting characters to keep Mina hopping from one plot point to the next. I was annoyed every time real life interrupted my reading of Confection Connection. I would have loved to curl up with a mug of hot chocolate and a fancy confection loaded with frosting and read Mina’s tale from cover to cover. "

Valentine’s Day stinks - literally - after a shift at The Shrimp Shack, getting showered with a vat of marinara and being haunted by a messy ghost.

The romance holiday looms large for Mina Kitchen - a forty-something single without a boyfriend in sight, and a catering disorder to beat the band. Everyone else is all set: even her Swiffer-addicted neighbor Vito (the ex-leader of the Moils, the Jewish-Polish Family from Bumville, New Jersey) has a significant other. Who knew?

And then there’s her best friend Trixie. She’s got a steady boyfriend, and a full time job with plenty of OT, too. She’s even quit smoking! Except now she’s a jelly junkie. Well, not just jelly - any sweet will do.

What’s a girl to do? Set her sights on handsome Chef? Or dare a flirt with juicy James? Who you gonna call? GumBuster! Wait, that’s just one of Mina’s new part time jobs.

Romance fills the air (or is that fried chicken?) but dates remain elusive as a series of mysterious thefts rattle the shop owners of Lancaster "Pee-Ay". Can mild-mannered Mina land a full time job, a boyfriend and save Trixie’s waistline without getting konked by some creepy crook? Vinnie, her mini mountain lion-sized cat keeps assuring her everything will turn out fine - but he’s been wrong before.

If you're looking for funny novels for women, packed with humor, chatty animals (in the guise of pets) -- and recipes -- read this book. The third book in the witty Mina Kitchen Comedies, Confection Connection is funny fiction with a bit of suspense mixed in.

Confection Connection is a cozy comedy mystery packed with laughs, mysterious thefts and a culinary ghost - with a cherry on top - a bonus section of recipes. Set in Lancaster, “Pee-Ay” you’ll discover quirky characters, hysterical dialogue and funny surprises simmering away. Savor it as your new favorite funny read.


"... one very enjoyable madcap adventure. I haven't done a lick of housework all day, and I'm not the least bit repentant. Spending my time with Mina and her entourage was the most fun I've had in quite a while.

Scroll up - and get it while it's hot!

Sage Advice to Cover Up a Murder! (Outer Banks Baker Mystery Series Book 2)
by Phoebe T. Eggli
$0.00, 174 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (19 reviews), #47 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy

The Second Book in the Outer Banks Baker Mystery Series!

Recipes Included!

Teenager Logan Jones looked forward to summers with his beloved, artisan baker, Aunt Mel in the Outer Banks of North Carolina all year long. The middle-aged widow showed him more love and support for those few months of the year than his parents did all year long.

Last summer had been extraordinary. It started out by ensnaring his aunt in a murder mystery right in her own bakery – the Kill Devil Delicacies. Once solved, Logan had enjoyed every minute that remained of his vacation; fishing, surfing, as well as hanging out with his new pretty friend, Emily Hawkins. This summer Logan yearned to spend more time fishing and with Emily, and less time solving mysteries.

As the young man woke before dawn on the first day of his summer vacation to go fishing at Oregon Inlet, he was full of optimism and joy. Too bad one thing waited for him at his favorite fishing spot – the dead body of William Hawkins, Emily’s grandfather. Another summer – another murder for Logan and his Aunt Melissa Jones Maples.

Deeply Cuts the Rose of Murder (Folly Beach Florist Murder Mystery Series Book 2)
by Phoebe T. Eggli
$0.00, 137 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #49 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy

Book 2 of the Folly Beach Florist Murder Mystery Series

Florist Kayla Ballantyne worked countless hours to prepare hundreds of floral arrangements for the Folly Beach High School prom. Little did she know that the prom would provide more than just the usual teenage angst and antics. The night would uproot her entire world, as her surrogate son, Alex Ward finds himself as the focus of a murder investigation after his beautiful date is found face down in the school pool, surrounded by the special roses Kayla fixed just for her. The investigation would test relationships, including her own with the town's handsome lead detective, Billy Randall. Old friends pull together to uncover the truth to exonerate Alex, and in the process discover the horrifying truths within the school itself that led to the murder of an aspiring investigative journalist and Alex's best friend.

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The Blacker Death: A Bam Matthews Thriller
by Larry Enright
$0.00, 281 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (60 reviews), #23 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Nominated for 2015 thriller of the year by the prestigious Kindle Book Review and finalist for best thriller of 2015 in the IAN Book Awards.

“Only three things in life are guaranteed: you’re born, you die, and somewhere in between, if you keep playing the odds, you’ll get lucky. What makes me such an expert? Nothing really. My name is Bam Matthews, I’m an FBI agent, and in forty-eight hours, give or take, I’ll either be damn lucky or stone-cold dead. Guaranteed.”

And so it goes for Bam Matthews, an FBI agent at the end of his career, who in his own words “should have retired years ago, but other than my job all I've got is a dog who can beat me at checkers, an old farmhouse in Jersey with a sixteen penny nail I drove into the kitchen wall to hang my piece at night, and this Gremlin that I've kept running for thirty-six years.”

The story opens when a New York hit man comes to town and whacks a local drug dealer right under the FBI’s nose. A complicated case to crack, but nothing compared to what Bam and his partner find lying on the sidewalk bleeding to death after leaving the murder scene: the first-ever case of Ebola to be reported in the city. This gritty first-person thriller follows a breadcrumb trail through murder, panic, fear, and revenge, drawing you inexorably to an unforgettable heart-pounding conclusion. As one reviewer said, “You can’t put this book down.”

(Note: Some language and situations in this book may not be appropriate for children under 18)

Black Ice (Frank Harper Mysteries Book 2)
by Greg Enslen
$0.00, 292 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (98 reviews), #20 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
It seemed like a simple job. Ex-cop Frank Harper is back in Cooper's Mill to spend time with his daughter and grandson, but a bone-chilling winter has settled over the small Ohio town. When a local woman asks him to make a simple delivery, it seems easy enough-until Frank uncovers a possible murder. Now he's searching for a local couple gone missing. But do the snow and ice conceal a deadly crime, one that may cost Frank everything he holds dear?

The Arx
by Jay Allan Storey
$0.00, 391 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (57 reviews), #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery
Ex-Homicide Detective Frank Langer is a broken man - but he's all that stands in the way of a deadly conspiracy.

Since a mental breakdown put him on medical leave from the squad he was once hand-picked to lead, Langer spends his days drinking and chain-smoking, and his nights waking up screaming from a horrific recurring nightmare.

Until one day, by chance, he stumbles on a plot to kidnap children.

When he shows up at the squad with his story, his former colleagues pat him on the back and tell him to go home. Undaunted, he's driven by a single purpose - to expose the perpetrators and prove he's not crazy.

Aided by Rebecca, the aunt of one of the missing children, he races to fit together the pieces of an intricate puzzle: a mute quadriplegic confined to a psychiatric hospital, a reclusive scientist hiding out on a remote island, a dead reporter's ravings about a bloodthirsty cult in one of the wealthiest enclaves of Vancouver.

Stumbling through back alleys one heart-pounding step ahead of a mysterious force he doesn't understand, Frank finally unravels a labyrinthine conspiracy more deadly than he ever imagined.

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Carnal Beginnings: A dark romantic suspense (Carnal Series Book 1)
by Reily Garrett
$0.00, 302 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (37 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Drama & Plays > Tragedy
Revenge is a confession of pain we seek to excise through action.

Adara's enigmatic and sexy boss asks a simple question.
"How will you celebrate your twenty-first birthday?"

Adara's plan to escape the lie she's lived since her parents' death is so close she can inhale freedom. Days away, it holds the key to her survival. Finagling a job at a private investigations firm has added the final touches to her strategy to live under the radar. Her hunters are as sadistic as they are persistent.

Julien Crofton, an ex-Special Forces, private investigator, is unable to forge a connection with his beautiful personal assistant. Submissive by nature, she holds a will of steel underneath the haunted exterior. When he learns she comes with a deranged and psychotic family, determination to keep her safe tests his skills.

Passions ignite while evading her perverted family and a psychopathic stalker.

This book contains potentially triggering scenes and sexual content.

The Sanguinarian (Lansing Detective Mysteries Book 1)
by Cynthia Young-Johnson
$0.00, 488 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #25 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Detective Philip Lansing hasn’t been getting enough sleep. As an investigator from the Weston, Minnesota Police Department, it’s his job to track down a murderer terrorizing his small town. He isn’t in it alone; his partner, Tom Johnson, is investigating the series of murders as well. This is a first for everyone – a serial killer in Weston. There really is very little to go on for the investigators, no physical evidence, no DNA, fingerprints, or witnesses. Lansing and Johnson find themselves with two new partners, Agents Ana Monroe and Charlie Radford of the Minneapolis FBI Field Office. The four investigators begin an alliance to capture the murderer. A tunnel and cave plus a large, ancient book in Latin holds the key to the mystery.

The Last Night: A Fast-Paced Crime Thriller Suspense Novel
by Harvey Church
$0.00, 380 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (39 reviews), #7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled

An Ambulance Took Her Away . . . And He Never Saw Her Again

Seven and a half years ago, Ethan's wife had a medical emergency in the middle of the night. An ambulance arrived and took her away. Except when Ethan showed up at the hospital, there was no record of his wife ever being admitted. In fact, Emergency Services reported that no ambulance was even dispatched to his address.

A Face He'll Never Forget

Now that the courts have declared his wife dead in absentia, Ethan feels he can finally move on with his life. Except a television news report about a fatal accident reveals that the victim was one of the "medics" that took his wife away.

The First Lead in Seven and a Half Years

With the first "lead" since his wife's disappearance, Ethan discovers tracks down the crime from that night and learns that it was more than a kidnapping, more than anything he could have ever imagined. As more "medics" show up dead, Ethan should walk away.

He Must Choose Between The Truth and Finding His Wife

When it comes to the only woman he has ever loved, it's not quite that simple.

What happens when Ethan risks everything, including his own life and freedom, to chase a woman who might be a ghost?

Find out in The Last Night by Harvey Church


Cannibal in the City (A Black Love Detective Story Book 2)
by Antwan Floyd Sr.
$0.00, 229 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #43 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
The protagonist is a black male of means and character! We all love characters like Alex Cross and Mma Precious Ramotswe let me also tell you this that I did love the premise of the plot. It works towards showing that corruption has filtered through everywhere and that not everyone in the position of power can be trusted. Sometimes we are betrayed by the people who are supposed to protect us. The pace is also well set

Black Love is thinking about becoming a private investigator. He accepts a case to find a police detective’s missing daughter. Then he discovers a pattern of missing girls. Then an old friend, fresh out of prison, shows up with more trouble. Can Love keep everything straight...and keep his romantic entanglements from knotting up his life?

Being a lover of mystery, and suspense this is a joy of a read that kept me excited from the beginning to the end. I'm definitely hooked, and can't wait to read the other books.

I loved the plot and all of the colorful and crazy characters! This is a fast-paced mystery that will keep you turning the pages. A must read!

An ex-district attorney, Black Love, tries his skills in the private detective field when his 'friend with benefits', Trigger Brown, asks him for a favor. Black takes on the case of a missing teenager, Joanne.

I'm growing to like Black Love...I like that he goes above and beyond to help solve a case. It felt like an episode of Law & Order. I can definitely see Black Love being on tv.

Life has hit Black Love hard; professionally and personally. After losing his present girlfriend in an attempt to save a former girlfriend the District Attorney turned amateur sleuth returns from Danville, IL to his home in Chicago and finds himself conflicted with being the District Attorney, at a crossroads in life he resigns and meets Trigger Brown a new flame.
It doesn’t take long before he finds himself embarking on his next mystery. As a favor to Trigger he agrees to help Bunchy Edwards’ a missing person’s detective, whose own daughter has gone missing. Making his way through the city looking for one missing girl he quickly finds out it’s an epidemic, teenage girls are coming up missing on Chicago’s Southside, and no one seems to notice or care.
To make matters worse the more he digs to get to the truth the more he finds that certain city officials will do anything to keep it buried. With little clues to go on and parents that seem to be hiding secrets to the case he finds himself caught in a web of conspiracy, deceit, and murder. Black races against the clock to find the girl and bring her abductor to justice. Will he find her before the unthinkable happens? Or will she join the list of lost souls?

Pathological: Collected Short Reads of Sex, Lies, and Murder!
by Vincent Zandri
$0.00, 451 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #15 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Short Stories

A gold-digging spouse who is also a serial killer…The beautiful owner of a women’s dress shop brutally murdered on the floor… A sexy dame who shows up unannounced at Dick Moonlight PI’s office claiming she’s about to be murdered …Two numbskulls who decide to rob a home for the aged during Bingo Night…These are just a few of the sexy, hard-boiled, and noir tales you’ll find in this first ever volume of collected short reads by Thriller and PWA Shamus Award Winner Vincent Zandri.

For fans of Michael Connelly, Robert B. Parker, Mickey Spillane, Charles “Hank” Bukowski, Charlie Huston, Josh Bazell and more, you’ll want to binge Pathological: Collected Short Reads of Sex, Lies, and Murder, then indulge in your favorites all over again.

"Please believe me when I tell you that it really doesn’t get any better than this."
"Sensational...Masterful...Brilliant." --New York Post

"Gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting." --Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author of Six Years

"Tough, stylish, heartbreaking." –Don Winslow, New York Times bestselling author of Savages

Dirt Merchant: A Southern Thriller: (The Rolson McKane Series Book 3)
by T. Blake Braddy
$0.00, 573 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
On the run and barely alive after his encounter with evil in Savannah, Rolson and Deuce limp into Jacksonville with one thing on their minds: revenge. In looking for Deuce's brother's killer, they find themselves up against a vast underground cabal of killers, drug dealers, and gang members, all engaged in the practice of selling human beings for profit.

Outgunned and overmatched, they use violence as a tool to strike fear in the hearts of the heartless, and when that doesn't work, they match the brutality of their enemies. They might make it out of Jacksonville alive, but the question is...will they be the same people as before?

'Dirt Merchant' is an epic novel of murder, mystery, and violence, set in a modern south unlike any book most readers have encountered. It is a spellbinding portrayal of greed, friendship, betrayal, and immorality, told through the prose of one of the most compelling voices to emerge in crime fiction over the last few years.

What People are Saying About the Rolson McKane Series:

If James Lee Burke moved Dave Robicheaux's base of operations to South Georgia and muddied the mysterious waters with some supernatural force, you'd have Braddy's debut novel. I'm looking forward to what Rolson McKane--and Braddy--do next. --Amazon, 5 Stars

This is not a book to pick up for a light read. It is pretty dark and deals with some of the worst of human instincts. That being said, it is REALLY good. The author has this genre nailed. The only flaw I found was a jump right at the end of the book that I really would have liked some more explanation for, but other than that, a VERY good read. --Amazon, 5 Stars

An excellent debut novel. Many memorable characters weave in and out of this supernatural thriller, not the least of which is the flawed protagonist, Rolson. --Amazon, 5 Stars

Love the Boogie House, already started The Devil Came Calling. Had the opportunity to hear Blake Braddy speak. Think we will be hearing a lot about this talented young man --Amazon, 5 Stars

Boogie House by T. Blake Braddy is an great example of great writing. One of my pet peeves is writers that cannot un-awkwardly weave description and explanation in and out of their narrative or prose. Braddy is very, very good at doing this. I am impressed. His book is easy and quick to read, and it's very interesting. Think the South + ghosts + black speakeasies in the Prohibition era + a liberal dash of thrill horror and you get this book. --Amazon, 4 Stars

A classic suspenseful, mystery thriller in the line of John Grisham and Dan Brown, with a super-natural twist and a unique perspective on the South, Boogie House is a great first novel by a thoughtful and articulate young writer. Braddy is committed to creating characters of depth via description and action, which helps propel the plot of the novel forward, capturing the reader's attention throughout and a real care for its characters. I'm looking forward to the second in the Rolson McKane series, The Devil Came Calling - can't wait to dive in! --Amazon, 5 Stars

Loss of the Decade
by Brandon Enns
$0.00, 346 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #51 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled

A page-turner debut in tradition of Dennis Lehane's Gone Baby Gone and Chevy Stevens' Still Missing, Loss of the Decade is a heartbreaking thriller with crime elements that differ from most. The mystery is earthshaking and the stakes are as high as it gets.

A parent should never have to experience losing a child.
Private investigator Tom Bennett's daughter was kidnapped ten years ago. As he attempts to find solace, a series of unexpected phone calls lead him down a dark and desperate path.
Against the better judgment of his partner, therapist, and ex-wife, he digs into past suspects that he had previously given up on. Vengeful parents? Ruthless drug syndicate he had stripped apart and put behind bars? Or an entirely new suspect he’d missed? One new question, one new answer. Pull the thread and follow Tom on his journey of heartache as he stops at nothing to get his daughter back.

Hell To Pay
by Steven Finkelstein
$0.00, 248 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #50 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Noir
Marlow Heatherton, degenerate gambler, is in deep to the Russian mafia. When he skips town, it sets off a chain of events that will cause chaos and bloodshed from Westchester County to Brighton Beach, from Asbury Park to Bushwick, from Atlantic City to a rest stop on the New Jersey turnpike. Along the way, police, bounty hunters, and criminals of all stripes will be pulled into the vortex. Who will come out on top? Who will walk away from the carnage at all?

by K.S. Stanley
$0.00, 69 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #64 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Jackie works in a dead end job at the Shop and Drop and is secretly planning her suicide. News breaks out that her hero Brandon Rivers, the notoriously drug troubled leadsinger of grunge rock band Fall Into Place has escaped from Holy Cross Hospital.

On her way home from work, Jackie is attacked by two drunken men but is rescued by a mysterious stranger who she discovers looks exactly like the infamous musician. From his stance, to his voice, to the iconic Egyptian eye tattoo on his neck. The only thing that is different is the colour of his eyes and when questioned, he insists he is not Brandon Rivers but has come to give Jackie an important warning.

What does he want? Why does he deny his identity? What is truly going on here?

Black Love (2 Book Series)
by Floyd Sr., Antwan
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Hard-Boiled
From Book 1: You never know what to expect when the ones that are supposed to protect are actually corrupt. Teresa found herself in an awkward position... I love a good mystery and this one was exceptional. Black is a man one could say wears different hats depending on whom he was dealing with...he knows the streets and could run in them but instead opts out of that life at an early age and uses what he knows to stands out in his role as D.A . Overall, his book feels like its gray, overcast, and drizzly; very much film-noir-esque. Writing is about story and Piece has story galore!

Teresa Prince, a small town girl with a big heart, had dreams of working in law enforcement her goals put on pause in the worse way possible. Will she overcome this tragedy and emerge triumphant with her mind and soul intact? Or will the mental anguish be too much for her to bare?
James, a twisted soul with ideas of love and grandeur with a woman that doesn’t feel the same for him, at least not yet. That will all change if he has anything to do with it. Also, her old flame has stepped into the picture. Will James be able to win her over and make her the love of his life before the flame is rekindled between her and her ex? Or will he be left in the cold while they live happily-ever-after?

Black Love was always a white collar kind of guy more so than a gangster when an unfortunate incident occurs in a small town in Illinois he rushes to the side of his ex-fiancé to attempt to save the day. It does not take long to figure out that not everyone wants to see justice served. On top of that, his feelings for his past love may not only cause conflicts in the case but also add a rift to his new relationship. Will Black put his past behind him and find out who violated Teresa?
In this fast-paced tale of pain, misguided passion, and lost love we follow these three souls as they embark on a journey of romance, rape, and retribution. When there’s no one to count on but yourself will you stand and deliver? Or bend and break?
Each will face that question in the midst of what he or she once thought was true. They all find out that when love turns to war, someone has to be the Piece Keeper!

Murder at Twin Hills
by Arthur S. Creek
$0.00, 144 pages, 2.9 out of 5.0 (27 reviews), #31 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Traditional Detectives

I'm Arthur S. Creek - a writer. I believe, that there are many fans of classical detectives genre. I write for them ... and for you, I believe. I can give you a great riddle. It is right here, in this very book. Just take it for very good price. Such price is just for a while, so download it today and become envolved in mysteries world.

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COOPER'S DAUGHTER (A Rick Crane Noir Book 1)
by Mark Yost
$0.00, 186 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (34 reviews), #145 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
When his daughter is found dead in a Binghamton rail yard and the police treat it like a cold case, Bill Cooper hires the one man who can figure out what happened - Rick Crane. But as the Upstate New York private eye digs into the case, everyone tells him to "let it go." Crane doesn't, and soon discovers that the death of COOPER'S DAUGHTER was about much more than the murder of one wild young woman.


Mark Yost has written for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL’s Leisure and Arts page and Book Review section for more than 20 years. He and his son, George, live in Chicago, but call the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. “home.”

Dev Haskell Box Set 1-7 (Dev Haskell - Private Investigator)
by Mike Faricy
$0.00, 1495 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (170 reviews), #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Noir

Do you know Dev Haskell?

"Think of Patterson's Alex Cross and Sanford's Virgil Flowers and toss in a laugh." - Criminal Behavior

Books 1-7 in the best selling Dev Haskell series: Russian Roulette, Mr. Swirlee, Bite Me, Bombshell, Tutti-Frutti, Last Shot, and Ting-A Ling.

Dev Haskell is a P.I. with a foot on both sides of the law. A back slapping, fun loving, ladies man, but best not to cross him. Dev deals in the day to day problems and troubles that come from people making bad decisions. But then, bad decisions make for interesting tales . . .

At the end of the day Dev get's the job done and there's usually a gorgeous woman who says, "Please, don't ever call me again. Ever!"

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JIMMY'S NEPHEW (A Rick Crane Noir Book 2)
by Mark Yost
$0.00, 120 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #100 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
When mob boss Jimmy Ricchiati’s nephew, the up-and-coming middleweight boxer – Joey “Boom Boom” Bonadeo – winds up dead along with several local priests, Rick Crane is called into action. Set in Upstate New York, the second book in the Rick Crane Series is filled with the twists and turns that fans of author Mark Yost have come to expect as his private investigator hero looks under the hood of the Catholic Church and uncovers its decades of misdeeds and cover-ups as he searches to discover who killed Jimmy’s nephew in this non-stop noir thriller.


Mark Yost has written for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL’s Leisure and Arts page and Book Review section for more than 20 years. He and his son, George, live in Chicago, but call the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. “home.”

Girl Trap (A Madeline Dawkins Mystery)
by Cynthia Hamilton
$0.00, 357 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #6 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
From the Author of SPOUSE TRAP and A HIGH PRICE TO PAY

Appearances can be deceiving. And in Southern California, where the sun shines almost every day and make-believe has its own industry, it’s hard to tell what is real and what is merely illusion. Two inquiries come to MDPI on the same day that seem like fairly straight-forward missing person cases. But it doesn’t take long to discover there’s nothing ordinary about the disappearance of two beautiful sisters from Minnesota and an estranged heiress who has never touched her eight-figure fortune.

While Madeline’s partner, Mike Delaney, heads down to Los Angeles to search for his cousin’s vanished girlfriend and her sister, Madeline heads to San Luis Obispo in hopes of picking up a twelve-year-old trail at a Catholic boarding school. Their separate pursuits lead them into a world where a frightening reality hides behind a glossy veneer. With several lives hanging in the balance, Mike and Madeline are faced with daunting odds and ruthless criminals who will kill to keep what they have taken.

“Girl Trap” is the third novel in the Madeline Dawkins series.

The Final Letters: Fiction Becomes Real
by Ivan Oconnor
$0.00, 64 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #5 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Teen & Young Adult
A blonde and very attractive daughter of famous horror author Ivan Peterson moves back home with him while her own life begins a new turn. Cara discovers dark secrets about her father's writing inspiration for his most popular recent book, "The Final Letters." This book made Ivan, a fanatic of Earnest Hemingway, a large fortune.

Cara and the local sheriff, Adam begin a relationship and she reveals to him a discovery of strange hand written letters from her father's writing room. Were people forced to write about the feeling of knowing they were about to be killed? Were these letters real?

The Great Northwestern Country of Washington State holds many surprises...

The Darkness Deepens: A Milo Porter Halloween Mystery (Milo Porter Mystery Series)
by S.D. Thames
$0.00, 81 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

When a girl vanishes on Halloween, one private eye must decide if the disappearance is a teenage trick or a psychopath’s treat…

Private eye Milo Porter has heard more than enough about full moons, ghosts, and goblins. With Halloween season finally coming to a close, he can't wait for the false alarms and fake frights to get off his doorstep and out of his life. So when his pastor shows up concerned about his missing niece, Milo’s confident it's a harmless teenage prank… until he learns about the girl’s suspicious new boyfriend.

After the private eye discovers that the missing teen’s sweetheart plays guitar for a Goth-metal band, he descends into an underworld of gruesome performances and evil rituals that put his faith to the test. When a cryptic text brings his deepest fears into reality, he starts to believe that the devil may be in more than the details. Can Milo track down the girl before a trick-or-treat turns deadly?

The Darkness Deepens is the latest novella in the Milo Porter series of religious mysteries. If you like psychological twists, bone-chilling rituals, and hard-boiled detectives, then you'll love S. D. Thames’ spellbinding novella.

Buy The Darkness Deepens to treat yourself to a terrifying mystery today!

The Cat Who Went Bump in the Night (Eli Carter & the Ghost Hackers Paranormal Mysteries Book 1)
by Angela Pepper
$0.00, 153 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (30 reviews), #23 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
For fans of humorous mysteries in the style of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams!

"A seriously fun page-turner. The story is fun, and the characters are well written. The blend of humor and fantasy is well balanced, and impossible to put down once you start." - Reader Scott Evans

Eli Carter is a smart (yet strange) guy trapped in a dead-end career.

When he meets smooth-talking Khan Hart, a self-proclaimed necromancer, he's given the opportunity to become a hero.

As soon as he takes the job working for Ghost Hackers, Eli's life takes a turn for the paranormal. For starters, something under his bed is trying to kill him.

Now Eli must team up with Khan, face down his fears, and kick the butt of one very strange ghost.


"If you love quirky characters and laugh-out-loud humor in the style of Christopher Moore's grim reaper series, Secondhand Souls, you'll also love this series."
- Stanfield Reviews

"If you enjoyed Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, this reads and flows similarly. Clever jokes and one-liners! Can't wait for the rest of the series!"
- Sean Steier

"A seriously fun page turner. The story is fun, and the characters are well written. The blend of humor and fantasy is well balanced, and impossible to put down once you start."
- Scott Evans

"I am a total fan of Eli. I love his character and the quirks that make up his thoughts and life. He is someone that I would want to know for a long time. After I read book 2, I feel like you do when your friend or family member is on vacation. You want to know everything that is going on in their lives. I need more Eli!"
- Judy Bayberry

"5 out of 5 stars! A delightful story to enjoy reading on a dark and stormy night... I actually sniggered a few times while reading... looking forward to the next one!"
- CP Funaro

The Complete Jake Samson Mystery Series Vol 1-6: With Bonus Book-Torch Song: A Dystopian Thriller!
by Shelley Singer
$0.00, pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Collections & Anthologies

All six wonderfully wry and witty Bay Area adventures of Jake Samson and Rosie Vicente in one handy box set—PLUS A BONUS BOOK!

“Singer has a good ear for dialogue among the witless …” -San Francisco Bay Guardian


Ex-Chicago-cop (now unlicensed PI) Jake Samson is living the life of “an urban gentleman farmer” in laid-back Oakland, California, occasionally “handling discreet matters” to keep his cats, Tigris and Euphrates, in kitty treats.

His lesbian BFF, Rosie the carpenter, and her justice-dispensing two-by-four are the perfect complements to his relaxed casual style – no room for macho posturing with this crew! Readers will love their easy, breezy relationship, and wish they had a friend like either one of them.

WHO WILL LIKE Jake and Rosie: Fans of Parnell Hall's Stanley Hastings series, Tony Dunbar's Tubby Dubonnet series, Bill Pronzini's "Nameless" Detective series, Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone series, Susan Dunlap's Jill Smith series, Julie Smith's Rebecca Schwartz series ... and vintage TV series like COLUMBO, THE ROCKFORD FILES, HARRY O, MAGNUM, and HAWAII FIVE-O. Also LGBT fans!

TORCH SONG’s post-apocalyptic kick-ass heroine will particularly appeal to LGBT readers, young adults, and people of all ages who never met a dystopian thriller they didn't love.


When an acquaintance is the primary suspect in his wife’s murder, Jake and Rosie go inside a radical right wing activist group to which the wife is connected. An assortment of Berkeley kooks and interesting plot twists keep things hopping till the very end.


Jake’s buddy and quasi-boss calls in a favor when his nephew is accused of murder. It's up to Jake and Rosie to find the real killer, and they've got a number of suspects: the victim's fellow executives at a questionable correspondence school, his divided and bitter family, and his quirky Marin County neighbors--a truly odd assortment of California woods dwellers.


An ark in the middle of suburban Oakland is interesting but not strange by California standards. Even one built by peaceful cultists preparing for the coming flood. Until sometime private eye Jake Samson is hired to find Noah, their leader, who has disappeared with a lovely devotee and a quarter million in cash. The cult suspects foul play, but the police aren’t convinced.


The North Coast Sperm Bank in tiny Wheeler, California has been knocked over, and the perp’s tossed its assets in the ocean, leaving a religious-nut note of explanation. Just a prank, says Wheeler law enforcement. But the bank hires Jake Samson and his ever-sharp Watson, Rosie Vicente to find out who made the unauthorized withdrawal. As a storm brutalizes Wheeler, a bank employee slips in the mud and falls to her death.


Jake's never been a big fan of politics, but Rosie invites him to a posh California fundraiser for an energetic gubernatorial candidate of the liberal underdog Vivo party, and Jake can't resist. It's all fun and political games until the candidate’s aide finds her boss in her backyard, hanging naked from an acacia tree. The police rule the death a suicide, but Jake and the aide suspect foul play, and she hires Jake to find the culprit. He finds campaign shenanigans, affairs, a possible German mafia connection, and more danger than our hero could possibly have imagined.


Laid-back, unlicensed PI Jake Samson is understandably nervous about infiltrating a local Marin County neo-Nazi group called the Aryan Command.

Mora's Mind (Mora Torres Book 1)
by Nadia Carrasco
$0.00, 161 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #135 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
Mora witnessed people murdered in her head. Since the age of twelve, she’s had a front-row seat watching cold-blooded killers in action. Each vision revealed the location, time of day, and even the murder weapon. The only thing missing were the faces of the victims and ones who killed them.

Years later, fiercely beautiful and dangerously sharp Mora's begun a self-imposed mission to save the victims of her past from their future fates. The people once thought figments of her imagination are alive and about to die the same gruesome death as her visions predicted. With a small journal full of unjust memories, along with the help of her two trusted friends, there's only a short window of time to right the wrongs that haunted her since childhood. Will her memories be enough to save them?

Compulsively readable, Mora’s Mind is a full-length mystery suspense novel with a twist.

Pork Pies (Ian Dodge Mysteries Book 3)
by Judy Nichols
$0.00, 251 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #32 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
Crusty British transplant Ian Dodge is back on the beat, this time in the service of Her Majesty, otherwise known as Laura Lane, the Food Queen, star of a popular TV cooking show. A blackmailer has threatened to expose her sordid past as a con artist, so she turns to Ian Dodge to get it sorted.

When her blackmailer is found stabbed to death in his hotel room, Her Majesty is the prime suspect It's Ian's job to untangle the web of deception and pork pies (lies) to find the culprit, all the while dealing with the antics of his twin sons, Jesse and Mac.

The Girlfriend: A Josie Cloverfield Detective Novel
by Jack Carteret
$0.00, 238 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #109 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
The first in an exciting series of YA thrillers…….

When nineteen-year-old Grantstone University student, Hannah Davenport, goes missing, all eyes are on Liam Attwood.
After all, he is the boyfriend, right?
And not only is he the boyfriend, but he’s the boyfriend from the bad part of town. A boyfriend it is oh-so-easy to suspect.

Josie Cloverfield has had it tough, to say the very least. From a sprawling housing estate in the poorest part of Grantstone, she’s studied hard to finally get herself to university, just as Liam Attwood has.
Against all the odds, which include a drunken mother whose antics tend to end up in police custody, Josie battles on to get the best education possible.
When her best friend, Liam, comes under suspicion, Josie has finally had enough. Deciding to break every rule going, she determines to turn amateur sleuth to find the snooty little madam who marched into her world and turned it upside down, and clear Liam’s name once and for all.

Hannah Davenport, wealthy and entitled with an attitude to match, has been a thorn in Josie’s side ever since they all started their first semester at Grantstone.
And the more Josie digs into her old enemy’s life, the more secrets she uncovers. Shocking secrets which could well explain the young woman’s sudden disappearance, and maybe even help find her.

Can Josie put her own feelings aside and find Hannah Davenport in time? Or will she lose the only friend she’s ever had to either a lifetime of jail, or a lifetime of suspicion?

With very occasion, mild swearing, THE GIRLFRIEND is a fast-paced detective novel with heart, smart humour, and a twist in the tail.
It is a full-length novel of approximately 85,000 words.

Too Many Irons... (The Sandeen Mysteries Book 6)
by Dennis E. Smirl
$0.00, 368 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #161 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
Sandeen wasn't looking for a new project. In fact, he was feeling down. His main squeeze, Amanda Carter, had driven off into the sunrise, and he had no idea where she'd gone or if she'd return. And before he could get a handle on that, an old flame showed up with her own problem. Her girlfriend has gone missing and Sandeen may be the only person who can find her, or find out what happened to her. And then there's the wanted, dead or alive post on the dark web, offering a hundred thousand dollars for anyone who can kill Sandeen and make it look like an accident. For the ambitious, there's an extra fifty thousand if they can make Amanda Carter die in the same manner. And then there is an old project, in which Sandeen's friend and attorney, Elaine McClelland perished. Sandeen and his friend, Detective Mark Simmons thought her death was an accident, but something new says it wasn't. Sandeen's life is always complicated, but his time he has too many irons in the fire...

Priscilla Floyd P.I.: Book 1: Murder at the Studio (Mystery, Thriller and Suspense) (New Adult Drama Short Stories)
by Amanda Feb
$0.00, 36 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #137 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Poised to be the guest on a high profile talk show, tough LA private eye Priscilla Floyd is excited to work with the show's host. Neil Brinkman is known around the country as being a kind and sensitive activist for women's issues.

Priscilla’s illusions are shattered just before the show, when the deceptive wolf in sheep's clothing Brinkman makes inappropriate advances toward the indignant private eye; who gives him a fresh black shiner for his efforts. Yet the embarrassment that he suffers from this act is nothing in comparison to that which transpires after the show; when he is brutally murdered in his dressing room.

The innocent Priscilla finds herself an immediate suspect in the crime; and to clear her name she delves deep into the dark world of the man who lead a double life--finding plenty of women as well as a few men with plenty of good reasons to be prime suspects.

Fabier Investigations: Desire For Diamonds
by Jason R. Hemmings
$0.00, 29 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #61 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Alex is hired to steal a diamond worth $30 million to settle a score for an old friend. He travels to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and while there at the stylish ‘Corner Club,’ he meets a very attractive girl named Isabella. After relieving the owner of his 100 carat diamond, Alex is pursued across the world with a price on his life. But Isabella is not all she appears to be, as he discovers during his travels.

Still haunted by the loss of his late wife Kate, Fabier begins to wonder if he will ever find real happiness again, but there is someone left who may offer Alex what he has been searching for all of these years.

Also available in the Fabier Investigations series - After The Rain, Shadow Of An Angel, Rendezvous, The Girl From Yesterday and East Of The Sun.

LOVE AND INVESTIGATION: Mystery romance book(detective mysteries)(private investigator romance)(investigation romance)
by Robert J. Darrington
$0.00, 60 pages, 3.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #165 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
Blake knows that there’s something odd going on in his department. He’s a cop and it seems like corruption has become unbearably blatant lately. He can’t go to anyone inside of the department, but he knows that he’s got to take some kind of action. He decides to enlist some outside help. Alyssa Irving, owner and proprietor of Irving Investigations agrees to take on the case and the pair gets dragged into an adventure that might just end with one of them dying. Now the pair has to come to terms with a budding friendship and the danger and root out the source of the corruption. The entire town is counting on the pair being able to get the proof that they need and get it to someone that can help them take down an entire corrupt police force as well as whoever or whatever is behind it.

Mystery of Purity Springs
by Emily Northen
$0.00, 37 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #100 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
In this 'dreamy' short story of mystery and mayhem in the small town of Purity Springs in 1962, investigator Bradley Richards seeks to find the stalker of Mrs. Paula Grimes who has made many attempts to murder her. Will Bradley save the day by unmasking the villain, or will the towns folk be going to Mrs. Grimes untimely funeral?

The Facilitator
by Ahmed MOKHLIS
$0.00, 28 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Private Investigators
A crime-thriller novel that will exercise your brain and entertain your soul. Full of action, mystery, crime but also humanity and vulnerability. With its short chapters and intriguing and unique characters, you will find yourself leafing through pages uncontrollably. Follow the journey of Jeremy, a successful private investigator as he faces the challenge of his life and finds himself forced to alter his ways and go beyond his limits in order to save the city and its innocent inhabitants from the twisted plot of a deranged psychopath.

Demon Lover (Netra)
by Roshan Shrikhandkar
$0.00, 15 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #174 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
Preksha is a renowned actress and Netra college frind .One day calls for sending tickets to her play and tells her about the horible events that happen in her life, and she asks for help.

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The Sholes Key (An Evans and Blackwell Mystery Book 1)
by Clarissa Draper
$0.00, 336 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (73 reviews), #72 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Traditional Detectives
All across London, single mothers are vanishing. Margaret Hill, mother of two, walks out of her house and is never seen again. A month later, Carrie-Anne Morgans takes her two-year-old son for a walk in the park and disappears, leaving him alone in his stroller. Lorna McCauley leaves her London flat in the early hours of the morning to buy medicine for her sick child and does not return.

Newly-promoted Detective Inspector Theophilus Blackwell is assigned the case of Lorna McCauley, that first appears to be a simple case of mid-life crisis and child abandonment. Elsewhere in London, MI5 analyst, Sophia Evans, is working undercover to catch an animal rights group responsible for targeted bombings. As Sophia's case (and her personal life) fall to pieces, she receives a strange envelope in the mail. It contains a picture of Lorna McCauley's lifeless face along with a daunting code.

Now the police and MI5 are forced to work together to stop the murders, and Sophia must find her way into the terrifying mind of a serial killer.

"Draper does a good job of balancing the heavy with the light...." ~How Mysterious!

"The characters are complex and I still don’t have Sophia totally figured out, but that’s okay because it makes for interesting reading. She sometimes does the unexpected and puts her foot in it, which is something many of us can relate to." ~The Reader's Suite

"After reading the first page of this mystery, I was immediately hooked, and I devoured the rest! Author Clarissa Draper has penned a wonderfully engrossing read with a fantastic cast of characters and a tightly plotted storyline. With plenty of twists and turns along the way, the novel kept me entertained until the very end." ~Marsha Moore, author 24 Hours London

Murder Mystery Collection
by Bruce Beckham
$0.00, 117 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #77 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Traditional Detectives
Bruce Beckham’s Murder, Mystery Collection includes a psychological whodunit, the Orange/Scotsman Award-Winning Cross Words; a true ‘ghost’ story featuring an enigmatic heirloom in Grandmother’s Clock; and the suspenseful Gardyloo, long-listed for the Crime Writers’ Association Margery Allingham Award, 2016.

This volume also presents the first 10,000 words of Murder in Adland, introducing maverick British detective, DI Daniel Skelgill – described as “mad, bad and a little bit cozy”.

Bruce Beckham is an award-winning copywriter and author. A resident of Great Britain, he has travelled and worked in over 60 countries. He is published in both fiction and non-fiction, and a member of the Society of Authors.

He enjoys a variety of genres, and his works to date include crime fiction, adult fiction, and the acclaimed suspense novel, The Dune. He is the originator of the popular series, Detective Inspector Skelgill Investigates.

The English Killer: An Ennin Mystery #31 (The Ennin Mysteries)
by Ben Stevens
$0.00, 22 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Sports > Individual Sports > Boxing
'I can't stop reading this series! If you love historical mysteries, you will love the period and cultural detail. If you love Sherlock Holmes, you will love this new translation of Holmes and Watson...' Pauline / AMAZON

Robert Figg, the 'English Killer', is a sailor, trader and also feared bare-knuckle boxer, stationed upon the English trading-post known as 'Leaving Island', off the coast of southern Japan.

When the English Killer is found brutally murdered, the opponent he beat just the previous day readily admits to having killed him - and also provides a definite motive for the crime.

But is the young English sailor named James Plummer the real murderer?

Ennin - who also had cause to recently fight the English Killer - has his doubts...

Amazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles)

'An excellent Japanese detective series... I enjoy each and every story...' R. Russell

'Once you start this, I'm betting you won't be able to set it down until you finish it...' Judy

'The author weaves intrigue, subterfuge and cunning into a very enjoyable story...' J. Cepeda

'Historical setting and cultural background are excellently researched...' D. Werdin

'Wonderful... Like a Japanese room arrangement with clean lines keeping clutter to a minimum...' AcerAcer

'Ben Stevens is masterful. I can't wait to read his next set of stories...' Kindle Customer

'This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs through I.P. Parker's Akitada...' Mcb.

'If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this....' Mamakile

'Something out of the ordinary... Well worth the read...' Amazon Customer

'The Sensei is a brilliant detective. Ben Stevens, as always rocks. He's one heck of a storyteller...' Lisa

'I can't stop reading this series! If you love historical mysteries, you will love the period and cultural detail...' Pauline

'A feudal Japanese Sherlock Holmes... This ever-evolving excellent series... Vivid imagery and graphic detail which are a trademark of this writer...' Deborah Chaytor

'Try it... and like it... I don't look for mysteries from the middle ages, even ones set in Japan, but for some reason I love this series... Well-written...' Amazon Customer

'The story develops wonderfully...' Dave. N

'Loved it!... Simply amazed... I thoroughly enjoyed this read...' Edwina Callan

'Cleverly written and filled with facts regarding old Japan.... Very similar to Holmes and Watson...' Eileen Sedgwick

'Good job. Very enjoyable...' Sid

'Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones, but very different setting...' Gerry H

'If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this...' Mamakile

'I loved this...' MaidenStull

'A prime example of deductive reasoning, set within feudal Japan...' Jennifer

'Ennin and his faithful servant are the Holmes and Watson of the East. The mysteries are well plotted. Sesshu is the Moriarty of the piece. If you are a Sherlock fan you should like Ennin...' Amazon Customer, NJ United States

'The mysteries are intriguing and unusual... Couldn't put the stories down... Well worth the price...' Jay Gold

'Mystery from historic Japan... like Holmes and Watson, but in an Asian setting...' Nysaa

'Good book... the story takes you back in time...' Santex

'Delightful short story... Enjoy!...' PeaTee (TOP 500 REVIEWER)

'(The) Ennin series is intriguing... Recommend these stories to all...' Chris

'Stevens has created an interesting character...' Abby Normal

'Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining... feels as if it is both contemporary and traditional. A rare achievement...' Kenny51

'Holmes and Watson in Ancient Japan... The puzzles are ingenious...' D.T Jones

'Thoroughly enjoyed it...' Sue Cole

'I enjoyed the puzzles set...' Pixie

Cover image: Portrait of Jem Belcher / Public Domain

The Murder at Skellin Cottage
by Amy Cross
$0.00, 312 pages, 3.7 out of 5.0 (50 reviews), #14 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Traditional Detectives
Skellin Cottage is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Miles from the nearest town, nestled far out in the English countryside, it's the perfect place for visitors who want to get away from the world for a while. And then one morning the cottage's latest tenant, Deborah Dean, is found brutally murdered.

After several months of police inactivity, the cottage's owner Lord Martin Chesleford decides to take matters into his own hands. Hiring former police officer Joanna Mason, who now works alone as a private investigator, he demands that Deborah's murderer is brought to justice.

But while Deborah had tried to isolate herself at Skellin Cottage, she'd already begun to attract attention. Terrified of her own past, Deborah lived a life of fear, desperately afraid that the truth would one day be revealed. And as the ongoing investigation uncovers old secrets and new rivalries, another murder is right around the corner.

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Whiskey & You (The Kings of Texas Billionaires)
by H.J. Bellus
$0.00, 250 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (120 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Mystery & Suspense > Mystery
Sometimes it’s the hero who ends up needing a lifeline…

Jack Jarvis York is a ruthless and vindictive oil tycoon who knows no boundaries when he’s been double-crossed. Debtors beware. He’ll slit your throat for a nickel. And make no mistake, he will collect.

You never screw with a man’s pride, money, or oil. It’s Texas Law. Unwritten, yet gospel. They don’t call him the king of Texas for nothing.

When a debtor can’t come up with his money, JJ takes his wife as collateral...

What starts out as a trade-off between bitter men turns into an emotional collision of desire and forbidden love so dangerous, it threatens to destroy even the strongest of empires.

No amount of money will ever rebuild everything that’s been shattered. Jack is left standing in the middle of his own chaos.

Greed and power are the least of his worries now. Death is knocking on his front door, wanting to collect.

The woman he’s given his heart to just might become his collateral this time around. Past sins may trump everything...

Inkslingers Ball (Forensic Handwriting Mystery Book 5)
by Sheila Lowe
$0.00, 275 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (37 reviews), #75 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
“ “Inkslingers Ball” is the perfect novel for an afternoon by the pool. With vivid characters, smooth writing, and a twisty plot, Sheila Lowe has crafted a mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end.”
—Boyd Morrison, International bestselling author

A teenage girl, brutally murdered and left in a trash dumpster; a young man, killed in a firebombing attack; a soccer mom, shot in the living room of her home; vicious thugs whose job is to protect a suspected criminal. Just another week on rotation for LAPD detective Joel Jovanic...until he uncovers a connection between the disturbing series of vicious crimes and Annabelle Giordano, who is in the temporary custody of his soulmate, Claudia Rose.

Annabelle is a troubled and traumatized teen who suffered the tragic loss of her mother and later witnessed the brutal murder of a beloved mentor. Neglected by a father who scarcely acknowledges her existence, it’s little wonder the girl makes some disastrous life choices.

But she has one staunch ally in Claudia, a highly regarded forensic graphologist who digs into the darkest of human secrets through the study of handwriting. When Annabelle involves herself with a questionable tattoo artist she re-opens a door to the grim side of life and goes down a path that could get her killed. A distraught Claudia will do anything to save her, even if it means jeopardizing her relationship with Jovanic.

“A fantastic tale that takes readers on a frightening journey through the seedy side of a tattoo empire.”

“Lowe expertly delivers a solid criminal investigation while guiding her readers into a unique culture where tattooing and the murder of a young girl come together on the autopsy table. Hit the lights and siren because this is one fast ride from beginning to end.”
—Lee Lofland, Author of “Police Procedure and Investigation” and founder and director of the Writers’ Police Academy

Dark Falls (Dark Falls, CO Romantic Thriller Book 1)
by Lori Ryan
$0.00, 168 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (36 reviews), #4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Mystery & Suspense > Mystery
A cop hunting a violent thrill seeker. A woman from his past. Will their history and heated attraction put his case on ice or will they get a second chance at love?

USA Today says:"Dark Falls is an intense and engrossing kickoff to this multiauthor series. In true Lori Ryan fashion, it's chilling, touching, funny and sexy, and way too captivating to put down. Dark Falls may be a charming place to live, but it has its diabolical side ... and you won't believe what the town has in store for us next."


Investigating robberies of jewelry stores across the city should have been routine for Detective John Sevier. But the woman he once thought he might marry owns a jewelry store, putting her in the line of fire and making this investigation anything but ordinary. 

John is off his game at a time when he needs to be more on than ever before.

As the perpetrators begin to feed off violence, going from damaging property to taking lives, John doesn't know if he can move fast enough to take down a violent group set on causing as much damage as they can before they go down. 

Grab Dark Falls from NY Times Bestselling Author Lori Ryan and get ready for a night of "one more chapter" reading!

Dark Falls is the first book in the gripping new Dark Falls, CO romantic thriller series by Lori Ryan, Trish McCallan, Becca Jameson, Savannah Kade, Lisa-Marie Cabrelli, and Sandra Owens. Each book is a stand alone story with no cliff hangers. Don't miss a book!

Dark Falls, Lori Ryan
Dark Secrets, Savannah Kade
Dark Legacy, Trish McCallan
Dark Nightmares, Becca Jameson
Dark Terror, Sandra Owens
Dark Burning, Lori Ryan
Dark Echoes, Savannah Kade
Dark Memories, Sandra Owens
Dark Rage, Becca Jameson
Dark Tidings, Trish McCallan
Dark Obsession, Lisa-Marie Cabrelli
Dark Prison, Lori Ryan

Heaven to Betsy: A What Doesn't Kill You World Romantic Mystery (Emily Book 1)
by Pamela Fagan Hutchins
$0.00, 278 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (608 reviews), #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Mystery & Suspense > Mystery

A former rodeo queen turned paralegal. A criminal attorney with a soft spot for lost causes. To find a missing girl, they'll team up for one wild ride…

Dumped by her husband for a man, ex-rodeo queen Emily Bernal yearns for a fresh start. When a handsome local attorney named Jack offers her a gig, she's not sure if it's the right fit. But after a dead body takes a swan dive right in front of her and she learns a missing six-year-old girl is caught in the aftermath, Emily's heart sends her from barrel racing to paralegal work in a hurry.

As she and Jack interrogate the young girl's tight-lipped mother, a string of strange coincidences don't seem to add up. When sparks fly between her and her boss and dead ends start to become dead bodies, the race to save the girl comes down to the wire. Can Emily and Jack decipher their feelings and the contradictory clues before they become the next victims?

Heaven to Betsy is a mystery thriller with a romantic twist. If you like strong-minded women, heart-pounding plots, and a side-serving of humor, you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ nail-biting novel.

Buy Heaven to Betsy to take a bucking thrill ride today!

2015 WINNER USA Best Book Award, Cross Genre Fiction.

˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.

  • 2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery
  • 2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction
  • 2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction
  • 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist

˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer."

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you're going to love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela splits her time between Nowheresville, Texas and the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming.

˃˃˃ The Emily reviews are in, and they're good. Very, very good.

“Grabs you by the throat from the get-go for a suspenseful, rollicking ride.” — Ken Oder, author of The Closing

“Full of heart, humor, vivid characters, and suspense. Hutchins has done it again!” — Gay Yellen, author of The Body Business

“Hutchins is a master of tension.” — R.L. Nolen, author of Deadly Thyme

“Intriguing mystery . . . captivating romance.” — Patricia Flaherty Pagan, author of Trail Ways Pilgrims

“In my book . . . the makings of a great novel: cheating husbands, murder, and hot cowboys.” — Melissa Algood, contributing author, Eclectically Criminal

˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Emily and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world.

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The Whistleblower Onslaught
by David P. Warren
$0.00, 375 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (187 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Mysteries & Thrillers > Law & Crime
When seasoned attorney Scott Winslow takes on a whistleblower case for fired energy company executive Kevin Walters, life-changing events are set in motion.

Scott pursues a lawsuit, alleging that his client was fired for complaining about unsafe conditions in the company’s mines. But as they dig deeper, Scott and his team discover blackmail, sanitized records and a corporate cover-up.

Soon, Scott and his family are threatened by someone who wants the case dismissed - at any cost. After Kevin's client is also targeted, they realize their only way out is to chase the evidence they need to prove the case at trial - and bring the person responsible to justice.

"Suspenseful, while at the same time allowing for the development of characters with believable and humorous dialogue, mixed with both tragedy and tenderness." - Amazon customer
"The finest legal procedural I've read in years." - Brenda Nelson, Amazon review
"An interesting and detailed account of how the legal system really works... excellent read" - Linda Adams

J.J. Houston: Trail of the Grey Wolf
by B.K. Crawford
$0.00, 339 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #36 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Women's Adventure
5 Star Review from Reader's Favorite
2016 Indie Summer Awards Nominee

"Trail of the Grey Wolf is a new adventure for J.J. Houston, a brainy and headstrong young girl with a thirst for archaeology and a drive to uncover the truth. Following the saga of Murder on Moon Street, where J.J. discovers a connection between government officials and the mysterious disappearance of local children, the mayhem stretches endless in Trail of the Grey Wolf. From the zany antics of Miss Tilly to hidden underground bases and theoretical covert operations, we encounter the mysteries of ancient secrets in a suspenseful tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat." -Amanda Cummins, Editor in Chief, Mind Key Publishing

It's the summer of 1964 and something sinister is drawing thirteen-year-old J.J. Houston to an abandoned military base located inside a nearby mountain. She'll have to scheme to get there because (ain't it her rusty luck?) the menfolk have decided to leave her behind. To get to the truth behind the baffling disappearance of the children, J.J. will go to any length, even if it means using Miss Tilly's car as a battering ram and tossing a few stolen grenades.

Area 64 is a secluded military structure, carved under Sullivan Hill. It has gone mostly unnoticed for more than forty years. Despite Miss Tilly's dire warning, J.J. is determined to explore the complex to search for clues that might draw her closer to discovering who is behind the nefarious scheme that has resulted in tragedy for so many families.

J.J.'s young sidekick, Bo Duke, overgrown and mud-ridden, exposes a touch of chauvinism when he sides with J.J.'s father in his attempt to keep J.J. out of harm's reach and away from Area 64. J.J.'s eccentric grandmother, Miss Tilly, reaches into her insane bag of tricks and her chest of outlandish costumes to help J.J. accomplish her mission. A newcomer to the area, J.J.'s American Indian cousin, Rain, delivers fresh perspectives drawn from her rich heritage as she spends a few weeks with the Houston clan. Alice Newhouse, twin sister to a recent murder victim, becomes an unwitting accomplice and a valuable resource as the crew explores the foreboding military base.

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade, or open up a can of citrus scented chaos. When it seems certain that government and local authorities have no interest in the case, J.J. feels she has no choice but to ignore convention and push ahead. Something has to give, and Area 64 may hold the key she seeks.

Mystery, wit, suspense, and adventure collide in this fast-paced rural tale filled to the brim with mayhem and intrigue.

Roxanne: From Addict to Hustler
by King Benjamin
$0.00, 262 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (20 reviews), #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > African American > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Beautiful, selfish, and brainless are just some of the words used to describe Roxanne. Everything she’s ever been through, she’s been partially to blame for it. Although she excels in high school, with above average grades, she fails to use the common sense portion of her brain. Throwing caution to the wind, she bumps her head countless times, making life changing decisions in the blink of an eye. She turns tricks for fun, and smokes crack on a dare, but one day, all the bad decisions come to a head, and the one person that still cares about her is in desperate need of her help.
When Roxanne finally enters rehab, she finds something to live for, and she sees an opportunity to make up for all the wrong she’d done. But in order to do it, she has to go back to the same life she’d just left with possibly even more dangerous consequence than before. Can Roxanne save her own life, and find some redemption in the process or will she finally run out of luck and out of time?

Cold Tuscan Stone (Rick Montoya Italian Mysteries Book 1)
by David P Wagner
$0.00, 211 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (62 reviews), #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > International Mystery & Crime

Rick Montoya has moved from New Mexico to Rome, embracing the life of a translator. He's settling in to la dolce vita when a school friend who is now senior in the Italian Art Squad recruits Rick for an unofficial undercover role. Armed with a list of galleries, suspects, and an expense account, Rick would arrive in Tuscany posing as a buyer for a Santa Fe gallery and flush out burial urn traffickers.

But before sunset on Rick's first day in Volterra, a gallery employee dies in a brutal fall from a high cliff.

The local Commissario and his team consider Rick an amateur, and worse, a foreigner. And now they suspect him in the dead man's murder. While the Volterra squad pursues its leads, Rick continues to interview his list: a museum director, a top gallery owner, a low-profile import/export businessman and his enterprising color-coordinated assistant, and a sensuous heiress with a private art specialty and clientele.

When Rick's girlfriend Erica arrives from Rome to visit him, she rekindles a friendship with an alluring, maybe dangerous, acquaintance. Has Rick's role made him the target of both cops and criminals?

The Mashego File
by Ian Patrick
$0.00, 197 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Assassinations
Heinous crime. Brutal and barbaric perpetrators. Overworked police and forensics investigators. Vigilante justice replaces the institutions of law and order. As things fall apart, Detective 'Nights' Mashego investigates. But he carries his own dark burden...

The Trouble with Heather Holloway: A Colorado Mystery
by Carol Turner
$0.00, 260 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #100 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
Her first week on the job, and Marshal Beth Mayo is hit with a sex assault case. It's a nasty shock for the bucolic mountain town of Sugarloaf and for Mayo, who is still recovering from her husband's death. Her initial skepticism grows into disbelief over the victim's zany story, and she dismisses the case as a false report. Unfortunately, the same woman is soon discovered in the ruins of a ghost town, most definitely murdered.

Mayo unravels the complex case through a parade of colorful suspects and misfit family members, all the while following a common thread from 150 years earlier -- Colorado history’s most notorious event, the Sand Creek Massacre.


Unlucky #7: Based on a true story by:
by Diane Nash
$0.00, 119 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #201 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Contemporary Fiction
Unlucky #7 is book number one of the Lost in Louisiana book series. Quebec Joseph is the seventh child born in a poor household in Louisiana. Past family trials and heartache have lain many expectations on her head as she struggles through school and unexpected family ordeals; with roots in voodoo and superstition.

Will she live up to her expectations or give up and become just another one of the lost in Louisiana? Based on a true story

WHERE'S MY SON? (Clean Mystery Suspense) (Detective Jason Strong Book 1)
by John C. Dalglish
$0.00, 185 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (337 reviews), #6 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Christian > Mystery & Suspense
Michael Barton comes home to find his infant son gone. There's no trace of the kidnappers, and the police have no leads.
He makes a promise to his wife and is driven to fulfill it.
Detective Jason Strong led the task force to find Michael's son, and has become his friend.
But as Michael's darkness grows, Jason fears he's the only one who can stop the events that will change everyone, before It's too late.
A NEARLY $20.00 VALUE - JUST 9.50
5.0 out of 5 stars - This series of books are enthralling!!
By Kindle Customer on November 16, 2017

5.0 out of 5 stars - Couldn't put it down! Action packed from beginning to end.
ByJeannie July 6, 2016






LET'S PLAY - #10

THE CHASER CHRONICLES (Christian Adventure)


KEIKO'S WAR - Clean Historical Suspense

Hometown Secrets (Linda Darby Mystery Book 2)
by David Bishop
$0.00, 412 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (238 reviews), #10 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Series
Includes excerpt from David's latest book, The First Lady's Second Man.

Hometown Secrets: The long awaited sequel to the first Linda Darby suspense mystery, THE WOMAN, has been released. And Ryan Testler, is back with her again.
Memories are funny things. The way they quietly hang around. Linger. Waiting for something we see or hear, or an unexpected event to slam them forward into our consciousness. To strike us the way headlights assault a dark road. Some memories bring along a smile, others foreshadow danger and there are those which cry out for resolution. All of this is true for Linda Darby.
Linda wonders if she might again be lured into her first lover’s bed. As the pace quickens she does find love, along with friendship, fear, danger, and opportunity. Clashes of personality and conflicts between the agendas of the principal characters eventually coalesce in ways Linda never anticipated.

Fractures: A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery
by Mike Markel
$0.00, 303 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (194 reviews), #20 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
The fracking boom in eastern Montana has minted a handful of new millionaires and one billionaire: Lee Rossman, the president of Rossman Mining and the leading philanthropist in the small city of Rawlings. Rossman was the last person Detectives Seagate and Miner expected to discover dead in the alley next to a strip club. His marriage was a formality, but both he and his wife, Florence, were discreet. He was involved with a dancer at the club; his wife, with Lee's oldest and most trusted friend, Ron Eberly, a landman who always seemed short of funds. Rossman's business enemies, all from outside the family, included a group of ranchers who held him personally responsible for the methane in their water, as well as a radical environmentalist at the university who was forthright in explaining to Seagate and Miner how she planned to put Rossman out of business for good. When Lee's son is found out at the rigs, with significant internal injuries, numerous broken bones, and a belly full of fracking liquid, the detectives know the two crimes are related but can't figure out how. In their toughest case yet, Seagate and Miner try to solve a mystery awash in enormous fortunes, thwarted ambitions, and grudges both old and new.

Fearless (Scarlet Suffragette, Book 1): A Victorian Historical Romantic Suspense Series
by Nicola Claire
$0.00, 300 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (151 reviews), #5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Historical

Nicola Claire's captivating new Gothic romance series introduces a dark and sinister early settler New Zealand at the end of the nineteenth century - brightened by a fearless and talented heroine and a loyal and secretive police inspector...

Free spirit. Brilliant. A Liability?

Doctor Anna Cassidy has been trained by the best; the former Chief Surgeon for the Auckland Police Force. She knows how to dissect a body. She knows how to treat any ailment. And she knows how to find a cause of death.

But society is not ready for a female surgeon.

Fighting for what she believes in has been ingrained in Anna since she was a young child. But the battles she faces now are not all based on equality. A murderer stalks her fellow Suffragettes and the police inspector in charge of the case could be Anna's downfall.

Experienced. Dedicated. Something to hide?

Inspector Andrew Kelly holds duty and honour in the highest regard. His role as a detective proves just that; he never stops until justice is served. Love is something he has forsaken, for reasons he'd rather you didn't know.

But Anna is not a woman a man can ignore.

Fighting his instincts with cold determination is something Kelly has become accustomed to. But a murderer is loose in his adopted city, bringing memories to the fore of a killer who walked in the shadows of Whitechapel, and shining light on a dark past the Inspector is trying hard to forget.

A gritty, twisted, and authentic Victorian romantic suspense, sure to rip you apart... just like old Jack.

This is not your average historical romance. You'll find no bad-boy earl deflowering his virgin lady here.

It's gritty and twisted, authentic and a little dark. It's Whitechapel meets early settler New Zealand, Jack The Ripper mixed up with Suffragettes.

It's the type of historical romance I've always wanted to read, but could never find.

It's real. It's Victorian. It's shocking.

It's the true and sometimes devastating vagaries of love.

And like Jack, it will rip you apart in the end.

But it is a love story... mixed up with a whole lot of mystery and death.

"I've really been missing out. Nicola can lay her writing hand to anything she imagines. Her use of language is realistic and sympathetic to the era... Incredibly well written!" ~ Carlene Barton (Sweet Street Seducer Reviewer)

"Nicola Claire has the exceptional talent of bringing her fictional characters to life and of making them seem real to her readers. [...] In fact, I love Anna's character. She is a strong (perhaps even willful) woman who will not compromise her beliefs even when it is to her detriment." ~ Amie Gaudet (Amie's Book Review Blog)

"I loved this book. I'd even go so far as to say it's a top read of 2015. From the very start, it was a whole new world, and a huge learning experience. Words, speech, appearance, behavior, laws, everything was new, yet old at the same time. Nicola did an utterly fantastic job interweaving elements of history with her patented brand of love, mystery, and danger." ~ Jamie Webb (Sweet Street Seducer Reviewer)

"Nicola has a way with words and storytelling that truly captivates the reader and drags you into the beautiful worlds that she creates." ~ Open Book Society 

The Child Taker (Detective Alec Ramsay Series Book 1)
by Conrad Jones
$0.00, 308 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (95 reviews), #9 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > International Mystery & Crime
A standalone novel and the first in 9-book series, that will keep you turning the pages. When twins are abducted from a tent in the Lake District, the hunt for a dangerous trafficking ring begins. The Child Taker follows the desperate search for the missing children. Packed with action and twists, this is one of the best thriller novels around. Guardian Reviews

A Crime thriller that will have you chewing your fingers as you read! ; Review
What people are saying about Conrad Jones
"I have never read a book before where I have had to stop reading because I couldn’t cope with the emotions the book engendered in me but the author writes so powerfully that I HAD to finish it." Joanna Lanum - Guest Reviewer
"Such an intense, chilling and eye-opening novel which is guaranteed to leave you utterly speechless." Kaisha Holloway - The Writing Garnet
"The plot line is superb and the characters are brilliant and really help carry the story forward." Donna Maguire - Donnas Book Blog
"It had me captivated until the end. An easy, fast-paced read!" Gemma Myers - Between The Pages Book Club

Claw Back (Louis Kincaid)
by P.J. Parrish
$0.00, 147 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (79 reviews), #62 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
A new original Louis Kincaid thriller! Read it now as a special prequel to HEART OF ICE (February/March 2013)

Her name is Grace. She's eight years old. And she's missing in the Florida Everglades. Can Louis Kincaid find her in time to save her -- and himself?

Louis is desperate to wear a badge again and redeem himself in the eyes of his lover Joe Frye. He's cleaning up his credit and getting in shape. But there's one big obstacle in his way—his old nemesis Sheriff Lance Mobley. He's willing to give Louis a shot but only if he proves himself on one of the weirdest cases Louis has ever worked. If he can find a missing endangered Florida panther in the steamy Everglades maybe he can claw his way back to his dream and his identity as a man.

Also includes excerpts from the upcoming HEART OF ICE and Edgar finalist DEAD OF WINTER.

Hollywood Dirty: A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
by M.Z. Kelly
$0.00, 265 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (226 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Series

Kate and Bernie are back in this edge-of-your seat thriller with laugh out loud humor. Hollywood Dirty is the fourth book in the Hollywood Alphabet Series Thrillers.

LAPD Detective Kate Sexton and her canine partner, Bernie, are out to solve one of the biggest crimes in Hollywood history. Olympic gold medalist, Jezzie Rose, America’s sweetheart, has been found dead and dumped in an alleyway. All signs point to Jezzie’s former boyfriend as committing the crime, but the case takes an unexpected turn when Kate suspects someone else is involved. Things get complicated when LAPD’s new chief of police allows the press into the case. To make matters worse Kate’s love life is on the rocks, her roommates Natalie and Mo insist on interfering in the case, and her sexually obsessed elderly landlord, Nana, has taken in a clinically depressed Elvis impersonator. Oh, and one other thing. Kate is determined to get to the bottom of a thirty-year-old family secret that involves lies, betrayal, and murder.

Can Kate track down the killer, keep her friends under control, deal with Nana and Elvis’s lusty relationship, find love again, and finally uncover the truth behind her family secrets? Hollywood Dirty is loads of trouble, tons of laughs, and full of the dirty little secrets that makes the city of dreams famous.

Hollywood Dirty is the fourth book in the Hollywood Alphabet Series Thrillers. Other books include Hollywood Assassin, Hollywood Blood, Hollywood Crazy, and coming soon, Hollywood Enemy!

About the Author:
MZ “Mack” Kelly spent over thirty years in the field of law enforcement. His experience includes dealing with violent felony offenders, making sentencing recommendations to the courts, running a jail, and developing innovative programs to keep our streets safe.
His law enforcement experience was in Southern California, not too far from the famous Sunset Strip, and includes run-ins with some of America’s craziest criminals, not to mention a few wannabe actors, and even an Oscar award winner!
Kelly is the author of four novels in the Hollywood Alphabet Series Thrillers, with more to come. You can visit him at:

The Patriot Paradox (The Reluctant Hero Book 1)
by William Esmont
$0.00, 270 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (146 reviews), #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Political
Ex-CIA analyst Kurt Vetter is no stranger to tragedy and loss.  Swearing off any connections to a life he once lead, he retreats to South America--on a self-imposed exile.  But when he receives a mysterious package of encrypted files from his dead brother, he's drawn back into a dangerous world of treason and espionage--a world he swore he'd left behind for good. 

It's up to Kurt to uncover the message that his brother was desperate to convey--a message that could be the difference between life and death.  When the files lead him across the world, he encounters Amanda Carter, an enigmatic woman linked directly to his brother, who just might have the information he needs to decipher what's hidden inside the files.  Together, they uncover a plot far bigger than anything he ever anticipated--a rogue CIA mission to detonate a nuclear bomb.

But with time running out and his brother's assassins closing in, Amanda and Kurt must face this alone. With millions of innocent lives at stake, they race against the clock to stop the attack.  If they fail, the results could be explosive.

Series Details:
Book 1 - The Patriot Paradox
Book 2 - Pressed
Book 3 - Blood in the Streets
or get all three titles in one combined edition with The Kurt Vetter Trilogy

Before Sunrise
by Rick Mofina
$0.00, 167 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (29 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Crime
In Before Sunrise, Will Fortin of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is on patrol in southern Alberta. It’s a lonely region where the sky meets the land on even terms, where the landscape exaggerates or diminishes your place in the world. If you’re lucky, trouble would never find you there. If you weren’t, this was your battleground.

This is where Fortin experiences the worst any cop can face, the taking of innocent lives while under fire in responding to a violent call at a farm involving a gun. His life destroyed his guilt unbearable, Fortin, a good man, struggles as a haunted soul, aching to redeem himself.

Years after the shooting, Fortin is assigned to escort a murderer from a Canadian prison to trial in Seattle, Washington. When their plane crashes in the unforgiving Rocky Mountains, Fortin is presented with his last chance at redemption.

Before Sunrise is a powerful, heart-wrenching story of love, heartbreak, courage and enduring human spirit.

Rick Mofina is a former journalist who has interviewed murderers on death row in Montana and Texas, flown over L.A. with the LAPD and patrolled with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police near the Arctic. He's also reported from the Caribbean, Africa and Kuwait's border with Iraq. His true-crime freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, The Telegraph (London, U.K.), Reader’s Digest, Penthouse, Marie Claire and The South China Morning Post, (Hong Kong). He has written more than 20 crime fiction thrillers that have been published in nearly 30 countries.

His work has been praised by James Patterson, Dean Koontz, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, Jeffery Deaver, Louise Penny, Sandra Brown, James Rollins, Brad Thor, Nick Stone, David Morrell, Allison Brennan, Heather Graham, Linwood Barclay, Peter Robinson, Håkan Nesser and Kay Hooper.

The Crime Writers of Canada, The International Thriller Writers and The Private Eye Writers of America have listed his titles among the best in crime fiction. As a two-time winner of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award, a four-time Thriller Award finalist and a two-time Shamus Award finalist, the Library Journal calls him, “One of the best thriller writers in the business.”

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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.