| The Arrangements- A Cozy Mystery Box Set: The Flower Shop Mystery Series (Books 1-3)|
by Annie Adams
$0.00, 636 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (579 reviews), #25 in Cozy Mystery
Pushing Petals Can Be Murder...
3 books. 600+ pages of Laughs, Mystery and Romance. 25% off the cover price.
The Final Arrangement
The Vulture is dead.
The body of Quincy McKay's nemesis and biggest competitor in the floral business has just been discovered in a casket at the mortuary, complete with flowers on the lid.
Derrick Gibbons, aka The Vulture, stole all of Quincy's funeral business, and now she's on a mission to get it back. But there's a problem--Quincy is now the main suspect in The Vulture's murder.
Armed with only her Zombie delivery van, good intentions, and the business card of a handsome cop named Alex, she must find the killer, save the flower shop, and keep from ending up in the next casket. If she can dodge burning bushes, the plague of a polygamist ex, and her mother's Mormon Mafia Spy Network, her life with Alex and her shop could become the perfect arrangement.
All florist Quincy McKay wants is success in business, a happy family and the perfect romance with Alex Cooper, the hottest cop in the state. Not necessarily in that order, of course. Is that so much to ask?
The trouble is, between Alex’s job and planning weddings, it’s getting harder and harder for Quincy and Alex to find any time to themselves. Every time the flames of passion ignite between them, someone or something shows up to fizzle the fire, including her meddling mother, her formerly absent father and even Elma, the handsiest waitress in the West.
Wedded bliss is contagious in small town Hillside. Should be great news for Quincy, except that one groom is missing and another is the prime suspect. Hard for a florist to make a living that way, and even harder for her to stay out of the investigation, especially when the suspect is her sidekick, K.C.’s fiancé.
Just when she thinks nothing else could go wrong, a ghost from Alex’s past comes back to haunt them both, which could keep them apart forever, if someone doesn’t kill Quincy first. She’s stumbled into the clues to solve the case of the missing groom and finds a corpse as well, proving that planning a wedding can literally be murder.
A Christmas Arrangement
It's Christmastime in Hillside, but there's a lack of holiday spirit for flower shop owner Quincy McKay. She's in charge of the town festival and her shop's open house, but her Santa's a no-show and her flower cooler is on the fritz. To make matters worse, she's learned her ex-husband isn't as ex as she'd thought. Just when she thought things couldn't get any worse, her boyfriend, hot cop Alex Cooper announces his parents are coming to town.
Alex Cooper is the perfect man in Quincy's book, but unfortunately his mother thinks so too. And no woman is perfect enough for her perfect son, but especially not the weird flower shop girl who works too much, can't cook and who she catches kissing another man in the department store. And what's this she hears about Quincy being married? Eleanor Cooper must help her son dodge a bullet (and not the kind from his job) during the romantic holiday season to prevent him from being ensnared in a regrettable relationship.
Quincy's dignity (of which lately she's in short supply), her reputation, and every business in town are riding upon the success of the city's Christmas celebration. If she can figure out a way to make it work despite failing equipment, helpers dropping out of the picture as fast as snowflakes in a blizzard, a troubling and inappropriate Secret Santa, and the possibility of arrest, she might win the respect of everyone in the town, but more importantly, Alex's parents.
If Alex can survive his loving but meddling mother until Christmas, and keep Quincy safe from her crazy ex-husband, with a little help from the MLM (Mormon Ladies Mafia), and K.C. the she-Santa, he'll arrange for the perfect holiday for himself and the woman who has captured his heart.
| Never Mess with Mistletoe: Volume 10 (Leigh Koslow Mystery Series)|
by Edie Claire
$0.00, 232 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (47 reviews), #2250 in Cozy Animal Mystery
Tenth in the USA-Today and Kindle Top-Ten bestselling Leigh Koslow mystery series!
Frances Koslow was ecstatic to have her humble abode chosen as stop #3 on the Holiday House Tour. Then everyone drank the cider.
When Leigh’s parents’ house becomes a last-minute substitution on the regional garden club’s famous Holiday House Tour, Frances Koslow is thrilled. But the tour is tomorrow, there’s work to be done, and Frances’s dwindling and aging “Floribunda” chapter is in dire need of reinforcements. Worried about her mother’s blood pressure, particularly as sisterly tensions rise over Leigh’s Aunt Lydie’s upcoming Christmas Eve wedding, Leigh steps in to make sure the tour runs smoothly.
But perhaps Leigh isn’t the ideal choice for the task. Not when a fortune cookie has just portended the return of her infamous “bad karma.” Not when everyone knows the real reason the Floribundas have declined is because every remaining member is a whackadoodle. And not when someone’s idea of Christmas spirit is to add a little something extra to the sweet cider punch.
One dead Floribunda later, Leigh struggles to keep her family calm in the midst of swirling suspicions, flying accusations, and dubious warnings of biological warfare. But when someone threatens to silence her own all-too-curious daughter, mother-rage kicks in. Nobody is ruining Leigh's family’s Merry Christmas. Not even her family.
Praise for the Leigh Koslow Mystery Series:
NEVER TEASE A SIAMESE
| Brilliant Disguise: A Charlie McClung Mystery (The Charlie McClung Mysteries Book 1)|
by Mary Anne Edwards
$0.00, 330 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (101 reviews), #53 in Cozy Mystery
Are you sure you could tell the difference between murder and suicide?
Having had more than enough of the big city, Detective Charlie McClung moves to a small town looking for a simpler life. Turns out his first case is the most complicated of his career.
A young woman is found shot and while everyone is telling him suicide, his gut, and the dead woman’s beautiful neighbor, are telling him something quite different.
How far can he dig before he uncovers secrets never meant to be unearthed? Throw in a shady police chief and an unexpected love interest and McClung quickly finds himself with more trouble than he ever imagined.
What fans are saying about Brilliant Disguise!
"So glad I found this author! Kept me on the edge of my seat. Could not put it down!" ~Amazon Customer
"Loved this book! It was suspenseful, exciting, AND had romance...not much more you can ask for from a great story! It was also so well written. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!!" ~Lindsay R.
"I'm a huge mystery buff. I laughed, was puzzled, cheered on Charlie and Marian and can't wait to read the next book in this series. If you enjoy a good whodunit, mystery, suspense, touch of romance, clean read, you'll absolutely love this mystery. Kudos to Mary Anne and her brilliant storytelling!"~M. Gray
"Brilliant Disguise is a first-rate mystery that harkens you back to the days of Agatha Christie. You’ll feel a sense of nostalgia as you immerse yourself in the story, investigating alongside Det. McClung and eagerly awaiting clues at every turn. It’s an edge-of-your-seat whodunit!” –Monique Michelle Mason, Author of Moving at the Speed of Single
| 15 Minutes: A Maizie Albright Humorous Romantic Mystery (Maizie Albright Star Detective Book 1)|
by Larissa Reinhart
$0.00, 328 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (71 reviews), #14 in Cozy Mystery
“A RAUCOUS AND ADDICTING READ”
For fans of romantic comedy mysteries like Meg Cabot's SIZE 12 IS NOT FAT and Stephanie Bond's BODY MOVERS, The Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Larissa Reinhart, brings her fans the first in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series, Hot Mystery Reviews’ "Top 10 Mysteries for Book Clubs.”
”Child star and hilarious hot mess Maizie Albright trades Hollywood for the backwoods of Georgia and pure delight ensues. Maizie's my new favorite escape from reality.”— Gretchen Archer, USA Today bestselling author of the Davis Way Crime Caper series.
Three Teen Choice Awards, One Emmy Nomination, and several Maxim covers later, Maizie Albright was an ex-teen star, stuck in reality show hell, and standing before a California judge.
She has one chance for a new life: return home to Black Pine, Georgia, and get a job that has nothing to do with show business.
So why not become a private detective—the person she played during the happiest days of her life?
First: She's got 10 days to get and keep the job.
Second: She has to convince the only private investigator in town to hire her.
Third: She lost the client's wife on the first day. (And the woman may be dead…)
Fourth: She just might be falling in love with her new boss. And she just might have lost him his business.
But what has she got to lose, other than imprisonment, her dignity, and possibly, her life?
Start the Wall Street Journal bestselling series and download 15 MINUTES today! "A great mix of Hollywood with Southern charm.”
"Maizie Albright is the kind of fresh, fun, and feisty star detective' I love spending time with, a kind of Nancy Drew meets Lucy Ricardo. Move over, Janet Evanovich. Reinhart is my new ‘star mystery writer!’" — Penny Warner, Author of Death of a Chocolate Cheater and The Code Busters Club
"Sassy, sexy, and fun, 15 Minutes is hours of enjoyment—and a wonderful start to a fun new series from the charmingly Southern-fried Reinhart.”— Phoebe Fox, author of The Breakup Doctor series
"Armed with humor, charm, and stubborn determination, Maizie is a breath of fresh air. I adored every second of 15 Minutes.”— Terri L. Austin, bestselling author of the Rose Strickland Mysteries and the Null for Hire series.
“Larissa writes a delightful book. Suspense, romance, and some funny situations. Maizie’s a teen star grown up to new possibilities.” — Sharon Salituro, Fresh Fiction
“This new series is a great mix of Hollywood with Southern charm. This story is totally unpredictable with lots of twists and turns. Can't wait to see what the future holds for Maizie!” — Book Babble
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Books in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series:
Books in the Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series:
Books in the Cherry Tucker Mystery Series:
| Flowers, Food, and Felonies at the New Year's Jubilee: A Flower Shop Mystery Novella (The Flower Shop Mystery Series Book 4)|
by Annie Adams
$0.00, 83 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (59 reviews), #2 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
Christmas has finally come and gone but the holiday rush isn’t through. A florist’s work is never done as Quincy McKay can attest to. She’s juggling responsibilities last minute brides, her future mother-in-law, her handsome fiancés job, and a new pup who might have gulped down her engagement ring. And now she’s judging the New Year’s Jubilee cook off contest.
After contestants start having “accidents” that knock them out of the running, Quincy becomes more than a little curious. When the accidents befall her friends and family, she decides to investigate. With the help of her side kick, her dog and a zombie delivery van, Quincy might find the culprit before the accidents become deadly and if she’s lucky, before the Jell-O has had time to set.
| The Dismal Swamp: A Brandon Hall Mystery|
by John Theo Jr.
$0.00, 205 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #9 in Christian Suspense
John Theo Jr. delivers a fast-paced mystery pulled from current news headlines.
Life has drifted back to a quiet routine on the Hall’s Farm in Southern Virginia. New memories are being made, which help to cover past tragedies. However, full-time farmer, and part-time private investigator, Brandon Hall is soon drawn into a new case. This time it’s personal when the daughter of a close friend is abducted at a convention in Richmond, Virginia.
The trail leads Brandon into the depths of Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp as well as the swamp of Washington, D.C. politics. There, he must face down an unimaginable evil in a world he never knew existed.
Follow this unlikely Southern hero on another mystery where he must rely on faith, family, and friends.
*As with all of John Theo’s novels, The Dismal Swamp is devoid of foul language, and gratuitous sex scenes, but does contain the subjects of human trafficking and child abduction.
| Skull-Dug-gery on Copperhead Mountain (Jigs Up Mysteries Book 2)|
by Faye Henderson
$0.00, 176 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #48 in Cozy Mystery
Sixty-two-year-old Ives Schnepe, PI, convinces her boss, Janene Ramsey - owner of the Jigs Up Agency - to take a case in Ives’s small, northeastern Kentucky hometown, where a skull and a few mason jars discovered outside the entrance to a cave high up in the hills may mean a lot more is going on than a little moonshine operation. With the help of Ives' childhood best friend Rosa Leigh and Sheriff Blake Sheets, Ives' high school flame, Ives is determined to solve the case, even if it means she may not live to see it.
In this second book of the Jigs Up Cozy Mystery series, we've gone from the agency headquarters in the Florida Everglades to the hills and caves of Three Pines, Kentucky. Yes, there's a mystery to solve that is more than a little dangerous, but it’s all done with a bunch of quirky-fun characters and lots of laughs among old and new friends.
PRAISE FOR FAYE HENDERSON:
“I'm a huge fan of the Jigs Up Cozy Mystery series, and I'm an even bigger fan of one of the main characters - the super-feisty and super-sassy Ives Schnepe, PI. Ives makes becoming a PI at 62 y.o. some kind of wild and fabulous fun. This is her story, and it's a hoot! And, of course, there's a great mystery to solve, too!” --- D. D. Scott, International Bestselling Author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Faye Henderson is a former middle school teacher with a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters’ degree in early childhood education. She is the author of the JIGS UP Private Eye Series. The winner of numerous non-fiction and short story contests, her works have appeared in magazines, newspapers and anthologies. She is a member of Uptown Writers, SCBWI, FWA and FAPA organizations.
When she is not writing, Faye loves spending time with family and friends, walking nature trails, strolling the beach or painting. She resides with her husband in Florida during the winter and spends summers in Ohio.
| Southern Peach Pie and A Dead Guy (Poppy Peters Mysteries Book 1)|
by A. Gardner
$0.00, 203 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (269 reviews), #8 in Cozy Culinary Mystery
From USA Today bestselling author A. Gardner comes a deliciously dangerous new series...
After an injury derails Poppy Peters' ballet career, she gathers the courage to follow in her grandmother's footsteps and attend Calle Pastry Academy in a small-town Georgia. Poppy has her work cut out for her not only fitting in with her charming (and not-so-charming ) Southern classmates but also proving her worth to her teachers after her first publicly humiliating attempt a making the school's famous peach pie. But Poppy's pastry problems go from bad to worse when she's suddenly accused of stealing expensive black truffles, and her attempt to clear her name goes awry...resulting in her finding a dead body instead! If Poppy's going to survive this culinary experience, she'll need to find the missing truffles and track down a killer, all while honing her baking skills to compete in the school's dessert competition for a coveted pastry internship in Paris. Can Poppy prove she's one tough cookie? Or is her life about to crumble?
Poppy Peters Mysteries:
Southern Peach Pie & A Dead Guy (book #1)
Chocolate Macaroons and a Dead Groom (book #2)
Ice Cream Bombes and Stolen Thongs (short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection)
Bananas Foster and a Dead Mobster (book #3)
Strawberry Tartlets and a Dead Starlet (book #4)
Wedding Soufflé and a Dead Valet (book #5)
"A sweet and satisfying mystery that will leave you hungry for more! A. Gardner's Poppy Peters Mysteries have earned a place on my keeper shelf!"
~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling mystery author
| Charm School: A Witches Three Cozy Mystery (The Witches Three Cozy Mysteries Book 1)|
by Cate Martin
$0.00, 202 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #41 in Cozy Mystery
Amanda Clarke thinks of herself as perfectly ordinary in every way. Just a small-town girl who serves breakfast all day in a little diner nestled next to the highway, nothing but dairy farms for miles around. She fits in there.
But then an old woman she never met dies, and Amanda was named in her will. Now Amanda packs a bag and heads to the big city, to Miss Zenobia Weekes' Charm School for Exceptional Young Ladies. And it's not in just any neighborhood. No, she finds herself on Summit Avenue in St. Paul, a street lined with gorgeous old houses, the former homes of lumber barons, railroad millionaires, even the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Why, Amanda can practically hear the jazz music still playing across the decades.
Scratch that. The music really, literally, still plays in the backyard of the charm school. Because the house stretches across time itself. Without a witch to protect this tear in the fabric of the world, anything can spill over. Like music.
Or like murder.
"Charm School", Book 1 in the Witches Three Cozy Mystery series. If you're a fan of Amanda M. Lee, N.M. Howell, or Amy Boyles, this mélange of magic and murder mystery is sure to charm you.
| The Case at Barton Manor: A 1920s Mystery (Mrs. Lillywhite Investigates Book 1)|
by Emily Queen
$0.00, 159 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (30 reviews), #3 in Amateur Sleuth Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Rosemary Lillywhite had no intention of becoming a lady detective, but when a desperate woman knocks on the door of her dead husband’s investigative office, she’s forced to make a choice: either take the case or turn Grace Barton away. Working cases with Andrew had been fulfilling, but a woman in 1920’s London couldn’t run such a business by herself—or could she?
When Rosemary discovers that Grace is from the same village where her family lives, and that they’re all invited to a party at Barton Manor, she knows it’s a proposition she can’t refuse. With her best friend, bright young thing Vera Blackburn at her side, Rosemary heads to the country and finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation.
The plot thickens when she’s forced to defend her brother Frederick’s good name, and is confronted with romantic feelings towards handsome CID detective and old friend Max Whittington. Will Rosemary solve the crime before the murderer strikes again?
Book one in The Mrs. Lillywhite Investigates series.
Are you ready to escape to the roaring twenties? For fans of Beth Byers, Leighann Dobbs, and Lee Strauss.
A light, cozy mystery with no swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.
| Silence in West Fork: A small town police procedural set in the American Southwest (The Pegasus Quincy Mystery Series Book 5)|
by Lakota Grace
$0.00, 244 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #13 in Cozy Culinary Mystery
How far would you go to protect a loved one? Would you tamper with evidence? Commit arson? Allow a prime suspect to remain at large?
Pegasus Quincy and her former partner, Shepherd Malone, have some difficult choices ahead when Shep’s daughter is caught with a murder weapon in her hand.
It doesn’t help when the detective on the case has problems of his own. When he applies to the sheriff’s department, he conveniently forgets to mention that he was terminated from his previous position under a cloud of fraud.
He must solve this case and move on before he is discovered. And Thorn Malone complicates matters when she slips from custody and disappears on the Navajo Reservation.
Join Pegasus Quincy as she battles between head and heart to solve the murder of Jill Rustaine, a high-tech executive with murderous secrets of her own.
The most exciting Verde Valley mystery yet!
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| Hot Property: An Onalee O'Conner Mystery|
by Connie Doherty
$0.00, 203 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #7 in Cozy Animal Mystery
Hot Property is a cozy mystery that takes place in Petoskey, a picturesque small town located on Little Traverse Bay in northwestern Lower Michigan. Onalee O'Conner is a commercial real estateappraiser who is called in to appraise an unpopular condominium project that was plunked down in the midst of a peaceful rural area. The developer, Jonathon Richmond is well known as much for his womenizing as for his urban sprawling ways. Upon her inspection, Onalee discovers a bloodstain on an Oriental rug. In the middle of that stain lies dreadfully dead developer Richmond. As set forth in all of the chronicles of amateur sleuths, Onalee sallies forth to solve the mystery
| Fallen Angel (Fallen Angel, A Willow Woods Victorian Mystery Book 1)|
by Joyce E. S. Pyka
$0.00, 193 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #14 in Cozy Animal Mystery
It’s 1900, and Kat Livingston jumps at the chance to become one of the first female journalists in a small town just outside of old Chicago. Born to society and wealth, the death of her parents has forced her out into the working world. Kat’s good friend returns after a long and secret absence and the threat of scandal hangs in the air. When a suspicious stranger is murdered, casting blame on her friend, Kat uses her wits and natural gifts to find the cold blooded killer.
| Hilo Bay Mystery Collection|
by J.L. Oakley
$0.00, 355 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #22 in Cozy Mystery
The past never forgets. No one gets away with murder.
Auntie Bee Takahashi is a retired fourth grade teacher. Her great-niece, Tawnie Takahashi, is a hard-nose Honolulu TV crime reporter. When crimes from the past touch friends and family, Auntie Bee and Tawnie— with a little help from a historian— face down the past in hopes of finding justice and healing for the victims and their descendants. Award-winning author Janet Oakley brings history to her collection of three cozy mystery novellas set on the Big Island of Hawaii:
Memories are dangerous
Investigative reporter Tawnie Takahashi is no stranger to mysteries, but can she handle one steeped in her own family’s history? A box of letters from a WWII soldier stationed on the Big Island is found at the Big Island Historical Society and unlocks painful memories for Wendy’s Great Aunt Bee. Bee’s older sister was swept away in the 1946 tsunami, but now Wendy suspects she was murdered first. As she delves into the mystery, Tawnie meets a group of nonagenarians who were at the USO center on Coconut Island during the war. One is a hero. Another is a cold-blooded murderer.
Ancient Curse. Precious Manuscript
Auntie Bee Takahashi is turning 80 and her friends in the U’ilani Book Lovers Club are planning a big celebration up at historic Volcano House. Plans take a dangerous turn when a long missing manuscript of The Bottle Imp, Robert Louis Stevenson’s great horror story, shows up among Bee’s stack of books. Tied to an unsolved murder 125 years old at the old Kilauea hotel, someone doesn’t want the crime to come out. When weird accidents and mysterious happenings threaten Auntie Bee and members of her book club, her great-niece crime reporter Tawnie Takahashi will have to step in to keep her safe. At the heart of her investigation, are the secrets behind two warring families spanning four generations and a land grab.
Past lies have consequences
On the seventy-seventh anniversary of the death of a local man serving in the Civilian Conservation Corps on the Big Island, retired school teacher, Auntie Bee Takahashi, receives a mysterious envelope. Items in it point to an old injustice with tragic consequences. With the help of her great niece, ace TV crime reporter Wendy Takahashi, and a local historian, she races to discover the source of the photos and articles and prevent another tragedy from happening at Hilina Pali.
| Gingerbread to Die For (The Dunbarton Christmas Mysteries Book 2)|
by Valerie Tate
$0.00, 220 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #9 in Cozy Animal Mystery
Cookies and corpses, not the picture-perfect Christmas Chris and Alicia Mallory had planned.
Recipe for a Christmas Murder
Take one gingerbread competition, one mayor looking for publicity, one egocentric celebrity chef and a killer with an axe to grind. Mix thoroughly for the perfect Christmas murder.
Well, almost perfect.
It’s one month until Christmas in Dunbarton and the town is buzzing with the news that a famous celebrity chef is coming to judge and televise the gingerbread competition at the new community centre. Confident that the event will attract hordes of food-loving visitors to town, the mayor has Dunbarton decked out in all its Christmas finery and directs Alicia and the deputy mayor to make sure everything runs smoothly.
All is going as planned until a body is found in the life-sized gingerbread house outside the community centre, with a gingerbread dove stuffed in the victim’s mouth. The distraught mayor once again calls on Alicia and Chris to solve the murder before it sounds a death-knell to the holiday festivities.
It’s not long before Alicia and Chris discover that it’s not all sugar and spice in the world of big-time baking and that one too many cookies can be the death of you.
| Christmas Under the Veil of Mystery – Ultimate Collection for the Murder Mystery Holiday: Sherlock Holmes Adventures, Hercule Poirot Cases, Father Brown Mysteries, Arsene Lupin|
by Edgar Allan Poe
$0.00, 9765 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #33 in Cozy Mystery
e-artnow presents to you a collection of the greatest mystery cases and puzzles for you to solve and relax with during Christmas and winter holidays:
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Murder on the Links
The Kidnapped Prime Minister
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
The Secret Adversary
R. Austin Freeman:
Dr. Thorndyke's Cases
The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke
Dr. Thorndyke's Casebook
Arthur Conan Doyle:
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
A Study in Scarlet
The Sign of Four
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Valley of Fear
A. E. W. Mason:
At the Villa Rose
The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel
Mary Roberts Rinehart:
The Circular Staircase
The Amazing Adventures of Letitia Carberry
Tish – The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions
Edgar Allan Poe:
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Mystery of Marie Rogêt
The Purloined Letter
The Woman in White
The Haunted Hotel
The Triumph of Eugéne Valmont
Jennie Baxter, Journalist
The Adventures of Sherlaw Kombs
The Adventure of the Second Swag
E. W. Hornung:
The Amateur Cracksman
The Black Mask; or, Raffles: Further Adventures
A Thief in the Night
Mr. Justice Raffles
John Kendrick Bangs:
R. Holmes & Co
Melville Davisson Post:
The Sleuth of St. James's Square
The Four Just Men
The Clue of the Twisted Candle
Victor L. Whitechurch:
The Canon in Residence
Anna Katharine Green:
The Leavenworth Case
A Strange Disappearance
The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow
That Affair Next Door
Lost Man's Lane
The Circular Study
G. K. Chesterton:
The Innocence of Father Brown
The Wisdom of Father Brown
The Donnington Affair
Ellis Parker Butler:
Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective
The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin
Mabel & Paul Thorne:
The Sheridan Road Mystery
The Mystery of the Hidden Room
Grace Livingston Hill:
The Mystery of Mary
| A Case of Missing on Midthorpe (A Midthorpe Murder Mystery Book 1)|
by David W. Robinson
$0.00, 169 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #39 in Cozy Mystery
“It’s been a long time since I have a read a book that made me laugh out loud. Love the characters in this series and I can't wait for the next book.”
~ Denise Toten Bates
A comic mystery of unruly behaviour, nouveau riche snobbery, and third-age decadence, complete with dodgy pills and murder.
When successful crime and thriller writer, Raymond Baldock, returns to Midthorpe, the scum council estate where he was born and brought up, he is hell-bent on wielding his wealth and influence over everyone for the few days that he is there. But he has reckoned without romance in the shape of the lovely Lisa.
Then there is the mystery of the wheels stolen from his car. And after his demure, divorced mother poisons her boyfriend and is arrested on a charge of attempted murder, Raymond must turn detective to unravel the mystery…and get his wheels back.
Missing persons, costly thefts, fake pills, a dead body, and a middle-aged mother determined to embarrass her son and flaunt her new-found zest for life and love, spell out a recipe for comic mayhem in Missing on Midthorpe, the first case in the new Midthorpe Murder Mystery series!
The Midthorpe Murder Mystery series:
#1 A Case of Missing on Midthorpe
#2 A Case of Benidorm Bloodshed
| The Case of the Magician's Macaw: An Audrey Hampton Mystery #3|
by Abbie Ebert Pait
$0.00, 71 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #80 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
Running from a rocky romance and in desperate need of a getaway, Audrey talks her good friend Gary into joining her on a Las Vegas vacation. Frantic to cram as much fun as possible into that first night in Sin City, the friends buy cut-rate tickets for an off-Strip magic show and end up getting more than they bargained for.
| Saturday Mystery: A Hannah Scrabble Novella (Hannah Scrabble Novellas Book 2)|
by Marty Donnellan
$0.00, 95 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #51 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
“The stranger, a woman, was glaring straight at her, and seared into her face was the rawest look of hatred Hannah had ever seen.”
The year is 1977. Writer and amateur detective Hannah Scrabble is at the Mountain City, NC Public Library working on her latest Trick Parker thriller when she notices a gaunt, disheveled stranger glaring murderously at her from across the room. The stranger, a woman, approaches Hannah and bizarrely begins to taunt her using lines from the classic Barbra Streisand song, “People”. After running off with Hannah’s manuscript and threatening to smash her Ford XLT pickup and kill her beloved flock of goats, the woman flees in a battered Volkswagen bus.
Who is this dangerous, music-loving lunatic? How does she know so much about Hannah and why does she hate her so much? Determined to find out, Hannah discovers clues hidden within the lyrics of the song, clues which lead her to a nostalgia-filled music store, an abandoned orphanage, and a bar full of shady characters. There she risks her life to uncover the woman’s identity and in the process unearths shocking secrets some think are better left alone.
Rated “G” for General Audiences and is a novella-sized companion to the Hannah Scrabble Cozy Mystery series.
| Remember to Forget: 2nd Edition: A Cozy Mini-Mystery (Karma's Revenge Book 1)|
by Jwyan C. Johnson
$0.00, 35 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #394 in Cozy Mystery
After a celebrity suffers a big crime in a small town, Hollywood pressure sets in for immediate answers. As clues disappear, and detectives suffer the media's wrath, a sudden surveillance tape reveals a possible eye-witness to the whole crime. But their teenage native, Dedra Kare, has just one problem: retrograde amnesia.
With a medical remedy to unlock it all, detectives suffer the extra mystery as to why her parents are refusing to give consent. What does Dedra not know that she possibly could? And will she ever, as a teenager? Is she somehow involved in the actual crime? And would leaking her potential make Dedra a target for someone else determined to silence her memory for good?
With her hidden yearbook, a missing autograph, and her tricky little sister, it's an unfamiliar race down memory lane with the traffic of mystery. Experience the shortcuts of insistence from sidekicks to pranksters to worse. But as justice becomes impatient, and family demands loyalty, Dedra faces a memorable dilemma: should she move past the past, explore it fully, or 'remember to forget.'
Table of Contents
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything" - Mark Twain
Chapter 1: Autograph from the Past
Chapter 2: The Blind Date
Chapter 3: Rhythm of Anxiety
Chapter 4: Familiar's Territory
Chapter 5: The Clue Queen
Chapter 6: Remember to Forget
Clues & Extras
Symbolism, Book Club Questions, and More!
| Do of Death: a danni do mystery (danni do mysteries Book 1)|
by JM McAlpine
$0.00, 161 pages, 3.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #180 in Cozy Mystery
In future Brooklyn, hair dresser, Danni Do, is faced with the death of a client that was running for local office. It looks like the death was from faulty hair dressing equipment. Equipment Danni had custom made, just for her use.
Clients start cancelling on her and it looks like her dream of owning her own salon is gone, until the builder of her equipment shows up.He thinks it’s murder. Danni looks into it despite the reluctance of the handsome police detective to believe it was something more than and accident.
| Red Tide At Morning|
by Steven Montano
$0.00, 315 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #5 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
A dead girl on the beach. A college student found tortured to death in an abandoned cottage. An ex-soldier with a history of violence. A small-time drug lord whose influence is on the rise. A mysterious woman watching from the shadows. A camera pointed the wrong way.
Something dangerous is happening in Raven’s Passage.
Retired Detective Malcolm Stone hoped to never work another murder case ever again. After the tragic death of his partner on the harrowing streets of Philadelphia, all Mal wanted was to come home to the quiet Pacific Northwest island he grew up on and get on with his life. But when a shocking double homicide shakes the community, Mal finds himself pulled back into a world he thought he’d left behind.
Along with his step-sister Lara — a troubled loner with a keen investigative mind — Malcolm digs deep into the lives of the two dead girls, uncovering scars and secrets best left alone. Surrounded by suspects ranging from an ambitious drug dealer and his delinquent son to the psychotic ex-flame of one of the victim’s fathers, Malcolm and Lara race to find a connection between the victims and uncover the truth…before a deadly killer strikes again.
Embark on a dark and twisted mystery from the author of Blood Skies, The Last Acolyte and The Skullborn Trilogy.
| Criminal Protection: A Thriller and Suspense Romance|
by Cora Clark
$0.00, 109 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #4 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
He told her to leave and never look back.
That's exactly what Brooke Clarke did. Her only possessions being the clothes on her back and an old Ford, she arrives in the city of Whitestead.
Hoping she can slowly build a new life for herself, she soon realises she's not out of danger. Without knowing what is really happening, and who is after her, Brooke gets pulled into an underground world of money, guns, drugs, and murder.
Desperate to reunite with the man who sent her away, her best friend and partner, Brooke finds herself sinking deeper and deeper into a life where you always have to watch your back, and never trust anyone.
Apart from maybe the man whose job is to protect her at all cost...
I was particularly struck by the intensity of the main character's relationships with the other characters - she is brave, flawed, vulnerable and strong all at once.
| Kingpin Daze: Showdown in Detroit|
by R.A. Potter
$0.00, 234 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #94 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
As a teenager Lawrence Daze witnessed the 1967 Detroit race riots and went on to become one of the first black drug kingpins in Motown history. When the federal heat grew too hot in the early 1980s, however, Lawrence and his business partner Freddy Lipton orchestrated a successful disappearing act, living anonymously on the opposite side of the state for decades.
Fast forward to the present. Gravely ill and tired of living in seclusion, Lawrence returns to Detroit against Freddy’s wishes only to find a city he no longer knows and a granddaughter who wants nothing to do with him. Enter Butch Riley Cousins, the man who murdered Lawrence’s only son years earlier. A desperate psychopath, Butch has his own reasons for coming home to Detroit, all of which center on Lawrence and his brilliant granddaughter, Lamarra Washington.
Lamarra’s a graduate student in history at the University of Michigan and wants more than a dry career in academia. She dreams of making Detroit history popular for the masses via podcasts and movies and realizes she has a big story the moment her elusive grandpa shows up on her doorstep. Lawrence wants to make up for lost years. Lamarra resents his late approach but sees her grandfather’s incredible life as ideal source material for a documentary film.
Reality sets in for Lamarra when Butch kidnaps her in her childhood home in posh Bloomfield Hills. Butch, a one-time federal snitch, demands millions from Lawrence in exchange for Lamarra. Butch claims he’s owed the money from the years he spent running the Detroit drug trade with Lawrence’s son and will stop at nothing to get the cash he knows exists.
Now it’s a race against time. Lawrence loves Lamarra and is determined to save her. He plans on eliminating Butch but wonders how to do it in a city that feels more like a foreign country to him. And then there’s Freddy. Unlike Lawrence, Freddy is healthy and committed to solving their problems in a way that protects their identities and avoids attracting unwanted attention.
As for Lamarra, she’s a fighter and does everything she can to escape Butch’s violent ways. After a deadly showdown on the abandoned streets of Detroit, she finds herself working with Lawrence and Freddy to take down Butch for good. But as she and her grandfather grow closer, they’re forced to reconsider their original plans when it comes to the movie, the money, and the evil Butch Cousins.
That’s when the real nasty stuff begins, culminating in a Friday night grand finale featuring a legendary hand-carved custom Cadillac casket buried deep within a Woodward Avenue cemetery, all of this occurring on the evening before the twentieth annual Woodward Dream Cruise, the world’s largest one-day automotive event.
| Political Homicide (Slowpocalypse Book 5)|
by James Litherland
$0.00, pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #54 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Solving this murder might be the gravest mistake he could make.
At the Northwest Federal University and Research Complex, where the community is cut off from the crumbling civilization outside its walls, tensions are rife. So when the deputy director is killed during a brief blackout, knifed in the back while meeting with a handful of other highly important persons inside a secure conference room, it creates a political crisis. And Security Officer Duncan Kincaid, who’s never handled a homicide before, is the one put in charge of the case…
A dystopian murder mystery and standalone novel set in the Slowpocalypse universe. (You can start the series with this as easily as with Book 1.)
| Rachel Amphlett Reading Order and Checklist: The official guide to the Dan Taylor spy thrillers, Detective Kay Hunter series, English Spy Mysteries and standalone novels|
by Rachel Amphlett
$0.00, 215 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #69 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
The only official guide to crime fiction and spy novel author Rachel Amphlett
This free guide provides an official introduction to novels by crime fiction and spy novel author, Rachel Amphlett.
You can keep this official free guide on your device or app and use to track your reading.
Rachel Amphlett is a prolific crime fiction and spy novelist who has written three popular series – the Detective Kay Hunter novels, the English Spy Mysteries, and the Dan Taylor spy thrillers, as well as a number of standalone books.
This official free guide contains a list of Rachel Amphlett’s books in publishing order and series order, as well as exclusive previews of chapters from each book.
This book covers:
A list of novels by Rachel Amphlett in publishing order
A list of novels by Rachel Amphlett in series order
Exclusive excerpts (with no spoilers) from each of Rachel’s novels
This official free guide contains exclusive excerpts from:
The Detective Kay Hunter series:
Scared to Death
Will to Live
One to Watch
Hell to Pay
Call to Arms
Gone to Ground
Bridge to Burn
The Dan Taylor spy thriller series:
Three Lives Down
Behind the Wire
The English Spy Mysteries series:
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This is the only official guide to Rachel Amphlett’s novels you’ll ever need – and it’s completely free.
What readers are saying about Rachel Amphlett’s novels:
On Scared to Death, book one in the Detective Kay Hunter series:
“Thrilling start to a new series. Scared to Death is a stylish, smart and gripping crime thriller.” ~ Robert Bryndza, bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice
“Moves along at breakneck speed with twists and turns” ~ Angela Marsons, bestselling author of the Detective Kim Stone series
On White Gold, book one in the Dan Taylor spy thriller series:
“The style is reflective of the thrillers of Robert Ludlum" ~ Goodreads
"This was a blast! Literally, lots of action, great characters and an excellent plot." ~ Audible.com
On The English Spy Mysteries series:
"With the Assassins trilogy, Rachel Amphlett proves her mastery of the fast-paced action thriller. Get ready for a hell of a ride" ~ Zoe Sharp, bestselling author of the Charlie Fox series
On Look Closer
"Pacey thriller with appealing characters that really hits the ground running, Look Closer is great for fans of Bourne, Spooks and other high octane conspiracy fare." ~ Bang2Write
“I have not enjoyed a book so much since I read Robert Goddard's 'Past Caring' ... like Robert Goddard's style of writing, Rachel Amphlett keeps you guessing and surprising you” ~ Amazon
On Mistake Creek:
"This book was highly addictive. A thrilling suspense/mystery novel that you'll not want to put down until you reach the end." ~ Goodreads
"Action non-stop from the opening page.” ~ Amazon
On Before Nightfall:
"An action-packed thriller that barrels along at an astonishing pace, and one that will keep you guessing until the very end!” ~ Goodreads
| Gilded Crimes: A Detective Sophie Junot Novel|
by William Graham
$0.00, 180 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #41 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Detective Sophie Junot returns in this third book in the thrilling series set in the village of Mansfield Falls, Vermont. Junot confronts the gilded world of wealth, privilege and deception in four new cases. A shady business deal leads to the mysterious deaths of a husband and wife. The son of a wealthy businessman stands accused of raping a girl at an elite boarding school. A renowned philanthropist’s first two wives died under suspicious circumstances. Will his new bride survive? A famous actress is found dead. Was it suicide or murder? With her characteristic brashness and relentlessness, Junot searches for answers in these intriguing and compelling cases. At the book’s end, Junot’s career prospects take an unexpected turn.
| Swimming Upstream (Raja Williams Mystery Thriller Series Book 3)|
by Jack Thompson
$0.00, 309 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #29 in Mystery Series
Murder is never simple.
A young lawyer for the top environmental law firm in Seattle is found dead on Mount Rainier. The police declare it a tragic accident. A desperate mother turns to Raja Williams, a private investigator always willing to help.
The discovery of a sinister scorched-earth plot to hide the truth leads Raja and Vinny to the Arctic wilds of Canada and lands them in the middle of a battle over the riches of the pristine wilderness. If assassins don't kill them, the sub-zero weather just might.
This is the third intriguing thriller in the Raja Williams series. Neither the dark, tragic anti-hero nor the James Bond super-hero type, Raja is a wealthy Oxford-educated PI of mixed Caribbean descent who possesses a strong empathic power and a sixth sense for evil that gives him headaches and steers him straight into trouble. His partner Vinny Moore is a gorgeous hipster geek who prefers hacking computers to haute couture.
Swimming Upstream is a fast-paced crime thriller that grabs the reader right out of the gate and never lets go. The colorful cast of characters and timely topics make it an entertaining read which works as a stand-alone novel or part of the series.
Grab your copy today.
| The Sydney Rye Mysteries Box Set (Books 1-3) (The Sydney Rye Mysteries Box Sets Book 1)|
by Emily Kimelman
$0.00, 673 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (144 reviews), #1 in Domestic Thrillers (Kindle Store)
A girl and her dog deliver justice with a vengeance.
The first three mystery thrillers in the best selling Sydney Rye series: Unleashed, Death in the Dark, and Insatiable.
Blue was as tall as a Great Dane but much skinnier, with the snout of a collie, the markings of a Siberian husky, the ears and tail of a shepherd, and the body of a wolf with one blue eye and one brown. Crouched in a sitting position, unable to lie down or sit up all the way, he looked at me from between the bars, and I fell in love.
I adopted Blue from the shelter, and everything in my world changed...
When I brought him home I wanted something in my life that was worth holding on to. I’d just broken up with my boyfriend and picked up a dog-walking gig on the Upper East Side. I was young and lost…normal. I was still Joy Humbolt.
I'd never even heard the name Sydney Rye. Never seen a dead body, gotten beat up, or shot at. I didn’t set out to be a hero-couldn’t have imagined becoming a vigilante. But I don’t regret what I’ve done… the lives I’ve saved or the ones I’ve taken.
*The Sydney Rye series has been downloaded over a million times. Recommended for adults who love brave female protagonists, dogs, and action-packed series that you can't put down until you've read them all. If you have trouble with the f-bomb, violence, or sex (not graphic but out of wedlock).. then you shouldn't start this series....it's just not your thing. If you're looking for your next adventure, you've found it.*
Download this box set today because you love powerful women, gritty mysteries, and heroic dogs. Join the adventure!
| The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery (Ronin Flash Fiction Book 4)|
by Kristie Lynn Higgins
$0.00, 180 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #23 in Private Investigator Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Type: flash fiction about 650 words
The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery is a Kindle Unlimited mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of 'Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel' and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.
Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery
Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery
The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding a body found in a rice paddy. Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story. Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need.
The Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West.
New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer's style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one.
| The Lost Room: A Gothic-Thriller Novella|
by Jerome Malenfant
$0.00, 114 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #57 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)
It’s 1921 and a serial killer is stalking the moors of Devonshire.
Somewhere within the walls of Moreleigh Hall is the “Lost Room”, a room where four centuries before a madwoman, or worse, had been sealed inside. When she died in it, the room was walled off and its location within the Hall forgotten. But to the villagers of nearby Harrowfield the Lost Room was an unholy place, and when the tortured, disfigured bodies of young women begin turning up in the countryside it seemed that its evil was once more reaching out.
Inspector Angus Balfour is dispatched by Scotland Yard to investigate. What he finds in his search for “The Harrowfield Ripper” will lead him to the Lost Room and to its secrets.
| The Sithwani Diamond Affair (Edward, Son of Sherlock Holmes)|
by Mark Bensette Aux Bois
$0.00, 38 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #64 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Mr. Edward Holmes and Dr. Hamish Watson are engaged by the Moroccian ambassador to look into the shortage for profits within the Sithwani familys diamond mine. Acting as accountant's, the two soon find murder and deseption to bargin with.
*NOTE..The first and introductory story in this series is THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLACK HAND.
| The Cost of Success|
by Max A. Goldberg
$0.00, 103 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (24 reviews), #67 in International Mystery & Crime (Kindle Store)
A thought-provoking story of a high-tech tycoon looking to avenge two traitorous murders while keeping his soul intact.
An adrenaline-induced journey of suspense set on both sides of the Atlantic, The Cost Of Success takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride from Russia in the late - ‘80s to one of the largest bubble generators of all time—present-day Silicon Valley. At the center of the narrative is the life of Victor Krasnov, whom readers first meet as a humble English linguistics student whose coming of age in the late 1980s coincides with historic changes in the former Soviet Union.
The “evil empire” has fallen. On the ashes of the former super-power, Krasnov’s star is on the rise. An ambitious go-getter, he keeps pushing the envelope while the iron is still hot. And then, a game-changer… Scarred for life by an assassination attempt that claims the life of the woman he loves and his close friend and bodyguard, Krasnov is out for revenge, looking for the answers into his loved ones’ deaths.
A quarter-century later, enormously successful, the jet-setting multi-billionaire VC investor runs one of the largest European high-tech investment funds. Krasnov has everything a man could ever want: a mansion in Monte-Carlo, his own jet, a loving daughter, a beautiful fiancé, and a golden retriever. Problem is, there is a dark side to his picturesque, glamorous life. Presented with an opportunity to exhort revenge and eager to settle an old score, Krasnov finds out that nothing is what it seems.
| The Judas Murders (Whippoorwill Hollow Book 3)|
by Ken Oder
$0.00, 307 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (34 reviews), #167 in Mysteries (Kindle Store)
On a cold February morning in 1967, Sheriff Coleman Grundy finds Betty Lou Mundy dead in her front yard and her husband on the porch with the gun that killed her. It looks like a classic case of revenge on a cheating wife.Until the next murder. And the next. As Cole desperately searches for leads, he’s forced to come to grips with his own wife’s unsolved murder three years earlier, and in the process, he unearths long-buried secrets that change his life forever.
| Killing Time in Charleston (Nick Janzek Charleston Mysteries Book 1)|
by Tom Turner
$0.00, 296 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (48 reviews), #2 in Crime Fiction (Kindle Store)
Nick Janzek is a Boston cop with a dark, tragic past. Dark because of his father's ties with Whitey Bulger. Tragic because of what happened to his wife.
But now he’s starting over in Charleston. No brutal winters. No bullying despot of a boss. No staring down at stiffs on the mean streets of Beantown.
As he drives into Charleston behind the wheel of a U-Haul, taking in the sweet smells of Confederate Jasmine and gardenias, he gets a call. And before he can even unpack, he’s got a murder on his hands. A murder that could change the entire face of Charleston.
| Forgotten Boxes|
by Becki Willis
$0.00, 224 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (407 reviews), #1 in Women's Historical Fiction
Named Best Suspense Fiction 2016 and Best Audio Book 2017 by the Association of Texas Authors.
Named sole heir to her aunt's estate, Charity Gannon arrives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, hoping to find a link to her past. She's not looking for lost treasures; she is searching for a connection to the aunt she barely knew.
What she finds is a thirty-something-year-old mystery and questions with no answers. A sad, secluded cottage, all but hidden amid the vines. A man's suit of clothes, tainted with dried blood and a bullet hole. Four forgotten boxes, stuffed into a large bag and buried in the far corners of the shed.
These are not just any boxes. These are unopened, undelivered boxes, left behind by the now-defunct Kingdom Parcel. All four boxes are marked March 14, 1984... the very day her uncle, president and driver for the delivery service, was said to have committed suicide. Four forgotten boxes, whose owners might still be out there, waiting for a delivery that never arrived.
The undelivered boxes haunt Charity, tugging at her conscience. Hadn’t someone noticed them missing? Hadn’t anyone wondered about the failed delivery? Thinking it might be fun to surprise the recipients after all these years, Charity sets out to deliver the packages to their rightful owners.
The story behind one box is delightful. Another is heartbreaking.
| In Too Deep|
by Monique L. Donaldson
$0.00, 302 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #1 in African American Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
Monica Chandler is a successful and brilliant district attorney who lands a job with the opportunity of a lifetime to work for Judge Bryant Jackson in LA. Monica ends up with blood on her hands of her potential boss. Monica is framed for his murder, and no matter what she does to try and escape from her bad luck of being at the right place at the wrong time, she keeps landing herself back in jail.
Her beau, Alex Sanchez, has other things in store for Monica as she unravels a conspiracy that will make her seek the desperate of help of her so-called “friends” and Marcus Jones.
This whole ordeal will test her faith on love, honesty, her passion for the criminal justice system, and losing the man she loves. Will Monica give up hope and let the justice system decide her fate?
| Facing My Demons: A Max Springer Novel|
by D. Wayne Bird
$0.00, 337 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #30 in International Mystery & Crime (Kindle Store)
Max Springer, a retired CIA agent, has learned the truth. He has learned that the deaths of his grandfather and parents were ordered. The demons that have haunted his family for 80 years now have an identity.
Follow this exciting tale of international intrigue and the quest for global power. Max has uncovered the facts, but what can be done to stop this growing menace? See how Max finally faces his demons.
| Homicide at Studio 1|
by Tabitha Sharpe
$0.00, 112 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #4 in African American Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
Living with a murderous secret isn't always as hard as you'd think.
Under pressure and over stressed, Jensen Bradley is desperate to make a change in his finances for his unborn child, and following in his father's business footsteps isn't going to cut it. When he finds out he has a shot at an acting career on the hit show, The Riley's, he jumps on the opportunity, and rides the wave to success. His wave is quickly washed out to sea when his haunting past ends his acting career forever.
Later on, when Studio 1 decides to take The Riley's in a different direction, one of the actors, who is blinded by vengeance, and directed by outside forces, decides to take the rise to the top into their own hands.
With the cast of Studio 1's lives in danger, will they be planning their next season? Or be preparing for a blood bath, in Homicide at Studio 1?
| Once a Noble Endeavor|
by Michael Butler
$0.00, 278 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #1542 in Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Once a Noble Endeavor is a story about protagonist, Nicholas J. Brennan and the clever analysis and devices he uses fighting crime and terrorism. As the tale opens Nick is in Vietnam on a mission for the US Army Security Agency, a branch of military intelligence. In the first scene Nick and his boss, Specialist 5th Class John Planner are tracking an enemy agent in the wooded highlands near Pleiku. The discovery of the Viet Cong spy results in Brennan killing one adversary and his group capturing the secret operative.
As the readers follow Nick into civilian life they witness Nick’s police basic training, his marriage to the beautiful, brilliant and sexy Joann Termino, his police promotions and the beginning of his successful 20 year police career along with his ultimate graduation from law school.
In a notable event while working as a police patrol supervisor, Nick wounds, a young psychopath and former juvenile delinquent named Steven A. Clinton in a dark alley next to a popular bar. Clinton a trigger happy young man with a long history, who carries a 12 gauge sawed off shotgun, had just fired on and seriously injured several patrons in the local tavern and taken refuge between two buildings outside. Clinton is later convicted of several felonies and sentenced to 22 years in state prison.
As a police lieutenant, Nicky, as Joann sometimes calls him, becomes the commanding officer of the department intelligence unit and with the help of his squad, stops the attempted bombing on the mezzanine at the Grand Terminus Plaza rail station during an open call for children to audition for media events. Police Officer Erin Peters, Brennan’s competent subordinate, shoots and kills Aaffia Khan, just before Khan detonates the explosive device. A follow up investigation reveals that Aaffia is an agent for a terrorist organization led by Bhiren al Mohammed.
Unknown to the FBI Bhiren with the help of others in the UK is planning to kill a subway train full of Catholic school children in the Montague Street tunnel – a passage connecting Brooklyn and lower Manhattan.
Team 1, at first frustrated with their lack of progress is surprised when Nick, based perhaps on beginner’s luck, finds a substantial lead to pursue. The thread runs through England, Canada and finally back to New York. The messages between the conspirators is encrypted in a seemingly unbreakable code that Nicky, with the help of his history professor wife, and using the old battlefield codes from Vietnam, is able to break at the last moment. Brennan pursues al Mohammed through the subway tunnel in a running gun battle which finally ends in Battery Park when Nick kills Bhiren al Mohammed who is firing in desperation at the tourists witnessing the gunfight.
Meanwhile, unknown to Nick and Joann, Steven Clinton, after his release from prison, is searching computer data bases in an effort to locate the Brennans to gain his revenge. He finally discovers their vacation home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and violently invades the house while Joann and little Elizabeth Brennan are waiting for Nick to arrive.
| Death of a Flapper (The Max Hurlock Roaring 20s Mysteries)|
by John Reisinger
$0.00, 282 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #2 in 20th Century History of the U.S.
A late night visit from an old friend plunges Max and Allison into the baffling case of a New Jersey society couple found shot to death in a locked room. Along the way they encounter flappers, bootleggers, speakeasies, and a future TV star in a case that has more questions than answers. To make matters worse, the killer strikes again and the suspicious local police arrest Max for the crime!
And that’s all in the first few days.
Now Max has to find the real killer, if he can just stay out of jail long enough to do it.
Based on a real case, Death of a Flapper is a roar through the Roaring 20s.
The Max Hurlock Roaring 20s Mysteries are based on real-life cases and are set in the lawless Jazz Age, when illegal liquor gave rise to organized crime, bootleggers and rumrunners evaded the Prohibition Police, and flappers danced the night away in speakeasies. Though living on Maryland's deceptively quiet Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Max and Allison Hurlock get drawn into mysterious murder cases across the country, and along the way, meet such 1920s figures as Harry Houdini, Dorothy Parker, and Duke Ellington. The end notes of each book provide a summary of the real life case on which the story is based.
| Coattails and Cocktails: Murder Straight Up with a Twist|
by Rumer Haven
$0.00, 270 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #10 in Historical Mysteries (Kindle Store)
FIRST PRIZE WINNER - 2018 Red City Review Book Awards
A body clearly shaken, but not stirring...
Summer, 1929. Murder isn't on the menu when Chicago tycoon Ransom Warne hosts a dinner party at his country estate. But someone's a victim--and everyone's a suspect--when drinks and desires lead to disaster.
Hollywood starlet Lottie Landry has returned home to celebrate her engagement. She's famous for her on- and off-screen romance with co-star Noble, but, privately, she's having second thoughts. As her former guardian, Ransom doesn't approve of the match. Yet his own affections raise questions when his wife, Edith, suspects him of having an affair--just as Noble suspects Lottie. Stirred into the mix are Lottie's friends Helen and Rex, a young journalist and football hero who can feel tension building in the Warne mansion like a shaken champagne bottle.
And once the cork pops, a body drops.
Coattails and Cocktails is where Agatha Christie meets The Great Gatsby, a whodunit spiked with new love and old baggage, public faces and private vices. Filled to the brim with romance and mystery, it's sure to intoxicate.
| Homecoming: A Leeds Crime Fiction Novella|
by Ricky Black
$0.00, 144 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #7 in African American Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
The same streets that made him, tried to break him.
Justin lost his status as gangster-on-the-rise after being sent to prison. 5 years later, he’s out and determined to stack enough money to exit for good.
Balancing family drama and personal desires, Justin is tested in a number of ways. Witness as he attempts to forge alliances, dodge betrayal and jealousy, confront lost love, and most importantly, survive his homecoming . . .
If you like gritty crime dramas with relatable characters and palpable tension, you’ll love this tale of a criminal’s attempt to redeem himself against life’s obstacles.
Download Homecoming now, and immerse yourself in Justin’s struggle today!
| PURGATORY CREEK: A Trask Brothers Murder Mystery (Trask Brothers Murder Mystery Series Book 6)|
by C.E. Nelson
$0.00, 235 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #20 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
A tangled Trask Brothers thriller you will want to read in one sitting.
He knew. There was only a scrap of red material, but he knew.
Don Trask, Lead Agent for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, had no doubt what it was. For five years he had locked away the haunting memories associated with his most difficult case, the unsolved disappearance of a small girl. But now those memories had burst from their vault, and the nightmares that came with them were back.
And then there was another, a young boy, and Trask knew who had done it. The same man who had taken the girl. The same man who still lived in the area of the kidnappings. The same man Trask had hounded and harassed five years before, never able to prove the man's guilt. Trask had nearly lost his job and his sanity in his fanatical pursuit then. There would be no stopping him now.
He will see that justice is served on Purgatory Creek.
Readers of John Sanford, Michael Connelly, Jeffrey Deaver, Lee Child and like authors will enjoy this fast-paced thriller.
| The Silent Ones (A Riveting Kidnapping Mystery Series Book 5)|
by James Hunt
$0.00, 400 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #2 in Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Literary Fiction
One morning. One note. Three abductions.
Ten years ago, former Seattle Police Detective Chase Grant assisted on a homicide case that led to the capture and imprisonment of one of the country’s deadliest serial killers. But even behind bars Dennis Pullman is still wreaking havoc.
| Thin Blood|
by Vicki Tyley
$0.00, 271 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (72 reviews), #9237 in International Mystery & Crime (Books)
Amazon 2010 Customer Favorite
“Page after page of twists make this novel a smashing success.” –Suspense Magazine
Craig Edmonds, a successful stockbroker, reports the disappearance of his wife, Kirsty. What starts as a typical missing person's case soon evolves into a full-blown homicide investigation when forensics uncover blood traces and dark-blonde hairs in the boot of the missing woman's car. Added to this, is Craig's adulterous affair with the victim's younger sister, Narelle Croswell, compounded further by a recently acquired $1,000,000 insurance policy on his wife's life. He is charged with murder but, with no body and only circumstantial evidence, he walks free when two trials resulting in hung juries fail to convict him.
Ten years later, Jacinta Deller, a newspaper journalist is retrenched. Working on a freelance story about missing persons, she comes across the all but forgotten Edmonds case. When she discovers her boyfriend, Brett Rhodes, works with Narelle Croswell, who is not only the victim's sister but is now married to the prime suspect, her sister's husband, she thinks she has found the perfect angle for her article. Instead, her life is turned upside down, as befriending the woman, she becomes embroiled in a warped game of delusion and murder.
“The story flows so easily that before you know what's happened, fifty pages are gone. It practically reads itself.” –Ebook Alchemy
by John Buchan
$0.00, 302 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (23 reviews), #23 in Amateur Sleuth Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Retired grocer Dickson McCunn embarks on the journey of a lifetime in John Buchan’s classic adventure tale
Dickson McCunn has led a respectable, if unremarkable, life. He’s a grocer in Edinburgh and an esteemed member of the community. Still, he has a romantic spirit. For his entire life, all of his adventures have taken place in the pages of books, but he’s always wanted to play more of a part in the real world than just providing his neighborhood with vegetables. When his wife goes on vacation and he retires from his business, he finally gets his chance to take the trip across Scotland that he’s always dreamed of. But after a chance meeting with a Communist poet in the coastal town of Dalquharter, McCunn finds himself on an adventure that is far more perilous than any he’s ever read about.
McCunn is forced into action when his new acquaintance informs him that a Russian princess is being held captive in Huntingtower, a nearby castle. As the Russians close in, McCunn must become the hero he’s always wished he could be.
This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
| Calculated Sabotage: The Calculated Series: Book 3|
by K.T. Lee
$0.00, 232 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #345 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
CIA operations officer Quinn King will do whatever it takes to find the person who killed her partner. She follows the evidence to Innovative Rocket Technologies, a start-up company and current darling of the rocket world. Their most recent launch, however, ended in an explosion that Quinn believes is connected to her partner’s death.
The CIA sends Cam Mitchell to provide backup for Quinn — and to make sure she isn't too emotionally invested. With Cam watching her back, Quinn embeds herself at IRT. She soon discovers there is more to the failed launch than IRT has shared with the public. And someone has a vested interest in keeping that information under wraps.
When the CIA finds new evidence that someone is actively sabotaging the next launch, they call in Parker, Ree and Mike from the FBI to help manage a growing number of loose ends. However, once Cam and Quinn realize why the rocket is being sabotaged, it puts them right in the crosshairs of a killer.
Calculated Sabotage is Book 3 in The Calculated Series. All books in The Calculated Series may be enjoyed as standalone novels or as a series.
| Holiday Gone Wrong: A Short Mystery set in Panama and Costa Rica|
by Jennifer S. Alderson
$0.00, 38 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #42 in Action & Adventure Short Stories (Kindle Store)
After a tiresome year of computer programming, Zelda Richardson is back on the road – destination Panama and Costa Rica. Learning to scuba dive, exploring Central American rainforests, and climbing a volcano sounded like the perfect antidotes to Seattle’s spring rains.
When a banana farmer tells her about the Disquís spheres he found on his property, she can’t resist going to the site. Her visit puts a deadly spin on her vacation and leaves her fighting for her life.
Despite Zelda’s best efforts to just relax and enjoy her trip, thrilling mysteries pop up at every turn. Will she ever be able to go on holiday without it turning into an international incident?
How did Zelda Richardson get from Nepal in Down and Out in Kathmandu to Amsterdam in The Lover’s Portrait? This short story will help fans of the Zelda Richardson Mystery Series better understand this unintentional amateur sleuth’s decision to study art history. It also gives new readers a taste of her tantalizing misadventures.
| River Ghosts|
by B.R. Robb
$0.00, 451 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (86 reviews), #1673 in Literature & Fiction (Kindle Store)
From the author of The Widow's Son - a Kirkus Starred Review Literary Mystery:
Which is right: the eyewitness testimony of an eight-year-old boy or exculpatory DNA evidence?
Sixteen years after Richard Hill testified in court that he crouched under the kitchen tablecloth and saw Henry Clayton rape his white momma and murder her and his black poppa, a DNA swab earns the prisoner a pardon and his freedom. Returning to Red River Falls, Clayton claims that he has been reborn and offers to help Hill, now a patrol officer, identify who really killed his parents. Hill, who relives the family horrors every day, doesn't believe him. But how can he prove DNA evidence wrong? An ingrained distrust of everyone except Doria, the aunt who raised him, has led Hill to distance himself from his squad-car partner Jack Harter, and his mixed parentage has alienated him from members of both races. When he leans on radio reporter Sydney Brey for help, the search for truth puts Sydney on the railroad tracks as a train heads for her, leaves Auntie Doria bleeding on her bedroom floor and makes Hill the target of bands of good old boys with swastika tattoos. Ultimately, his childhood memories hold true but bring the disturbing possibility that the perfect science can be corrupted while racial enmity festers undercover.
The pseudonymous Robb, an attorney, writes with the chilling clarity of Alice Sebold. Read it and weep. (Kirkus starred review March 2008)
From ForeWord Magazine Reviews (May 2008) - Its frightening insight into the best and worst of men and their institutions, thoughtful intrigue, and superb attack upon preconceptions make River Ghosts a mystery devoid of coincidences or tidy endings, that will grip readers from the stunning opening to its powerful last page.
| Craving Loyalty (Craving Series Book 7)|
by A. Gorman
$0.00, 569 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #7 in Mystery Anthologies (Kindle Store)
Noun. ‘A strong feeling of support or allegiance.’
For some, loyalty can be bought. For others, it’s earned. But the thing about loyalty—it can change in an instant. All it takes is one act, one decision, and loyalty shifts to betrayal in the blink of an eye…a sin which cannot go unpunished.
Not in this world.
But sometimes things happen beyond our control, forcing our allegiances to change. Like the mob enforcer who wants nothing more than to seduce the assassin hired to kill him. Or the FBI agent who falls for the woman whose past holds ties with the mafia.
Yet, no matter the reason or motive, the consequences of betrayal are always deadly.
Because in this world everyone is…
| We Have Lost The Coffee: A Comedy Cup of Black English Humour & Dark Mystery|
by Paul Mathews
$0.00, 254 pages, 3.7 out of 5.0 (100 reviews), #1 in Satire Fiction (Kindle Store)
London, 2045. Three months into the Coffee Wars and Britain’s caffeine supplies are at critical levels. Brits are drinking even more tea than usual, keeping a stiff upper lip and praying for an end to it all.
A secret Government coffee stockpile could save the day … but then mysteriously disappears overnight.
One man is asked to unravel the missing-coffee mystery. His name is Pond. Howie Pond. And he’s in desperate need of a triple espresso. Meanwhile, his journalist wife, Britt, is hunting royal fugitive Emma Windsor on the streets of the capital.
Can Howie save the British Republic from caffeine-starved chaos? Will the runaway royal be found? And just what will desperate coffee drinkers do for their next caffeine fix? Find out, in this fabulously frothy comedy romp set in a Britain of the future.
Amazon #1 Best Seller in Comedy, Dark Comedy, British Humor & Satire and Political Humor
This steaming-hot comedy-thriller from coffee addict Paul Mathews contains mug-fulls of British humour, big lumps of laughter and a generous splash of satire. With enough coffee jokes to keep you awake all night, it's guaranteed to set your pulse racing faster than a quadruple espresso.
So what are you waiting for? Grab it while it's piping hot and treat yourself to a coffee comedy to go!
What The Reviews Say:
"Great fun! Fast-paced comedy and suspense with a generous serving of satire. You'll want to read the series."
"I don't even like coffee ... but this book was still terrific. I love how so many of the side characters continue to appear in these novels. Makes it feel more real ... I read it on a plane and startled my seatmate a few times when I couldn't suppress the giggles. Fast-paced and fun, with a light mystery woven into the fabric. Howie and Britt rock. I can't wait for the next one!"
"Great book! Really funny quirky English humor! I am starting on the first book now, We Have Lost The President. But books are easily read independently."
"A real kick ... And a fun read."
"I have read all three of the 'We Have Lost the ...' books, and they started out good and are getting better ... The characters are 3-dimensional, well developed, likable and consistent throughout. The story lines are fun, and the humor will make you laugh out loud at times. Thank you, Mr. Mathews."
I started making these lists for my own use in 2013 when an Amazon policy change gutted all of the web sites that listed free Kindle books. Before the policy change, those sites would get some amount of compensation for directing people to the Amazon web site. After the policy change, they lost all compensation for the month if most of their referrals that month were for free books. So most of those web sites stopped listing the free books.
I use the description "newly free" for these book lists. That means I won't list a book again if I've listed it recently. There are so many books that are permanently free, or frequently free, that it makes it difficult to find "newly free" books manually looking through the Amazon search results. There are just too many repeats every day. But I have included the links to those Amazon searches on the category headers, so you can always click the link to see the full list if you'd like. My process just extracts the "newly free" books from those search results, by keeping a record of books I've listed in the past.
The lists are designed for easy navigation through the books. Clicking on the blurb of any given book will bring the next book in the list up to the top of the screen. This makes it easy to quickly go through them one-by-one. Each category header has an index of the various categories available, and also shows the number of books available in each category. Clicking on the category header itself will bring up the full Amazon search listing of free books for that category.
If you're in Canada, Germany, or the UK, clicking on the "CA" or "DE" or "UK" link in the top right hand corner of the document will change all of the book links from USA to Canada or Germany or the UK. But they may not be free there as they are in the USA. Usually, but not always.
If an author classifies their book as belonging to multiple genres (e.g. fantasy, horror), it will only be listed in the first genre that I process. I process the sub-categories of a major category first, so that the book will be listed in the more specific category.
The rating and # of reviews will be highlighted green to flag ratings above 4.5 stars with more than 50 reviews.
Horizontal bars above the blurbs may be red. You can ignore that. They're just reminders to me that I have already purchased that book.
Three ways to search for free (or Prime) books on Amazon:
Currently, there are about 90,000 free Kindle books, a thousand "Prime Reading" books, and over 1.6 million "Prime Eligible" books. With only a few exceptions, "Kindle Unlimited" means "Prime Eligible". "Prime Reading" offers unlimited loans per month, while "Prime Eligible" is just one loan per month.
From the initial search results, you can drill down into categories and use any of the left navigation bar filters.
Those same searches with a keyword:
Click on the "search" part of the "results for" line and you can change the search term to whatever you desire. Then you can continue as before and use the normal drill-down and/or filter choices.
There are two Reddit groups that regularly have free Kindle books listed:Kindle Freebies
The eReaderIQ web site is a price tracking service for Kindle books. It allows you to set up watch lists for books and authors, and then they will send you an email alert when a book reaches a certain price, or an author has a book with a price reduction.
The BookBub web site will send you email alerts with handpicked recommendations on books, for your selected genres. Some are free, others just have price reductions.
Galaxy Science Fiction was an American digest-size science fiction magazine, published from 1950 to 1980, and they are now offered free online:https://archive.org/details/galaxymagazine?sort=-date
They can be downloaded as mobi files for the Kindle as well as being read online. Used to be one of my favorite SF magazines. I almost always had one with me when I was in high school.
If you're more interested in mainstream books, check to see what options you have from your local library. Many use the Overdrive or Libby sites to loan out Kindle books. If that's not available to you, or your local library has a limited collection, the "Free Library of Philadelphia" has an extensive Overdrive collection, and an out-of-state library card is only $50 per year. Less than half the price of KU.
Project Gutenberg, founded in 1971, is an Internet archive of free public domain books, created via a volunteer effort that digitizes and archives such books. You can download the Kindle format of a book and then transfer the book to your Kindle directly using a USB cable or by emailing it to your Kindle via its Send-to-Kindle email address using your email client or something like the Amazon Send-To-Kindle tool or an eBook management tool like Calibre.
Notifications of new listings will be made in various GoodReads discussion groups (e.g. Amazon Kindle), as well as on the Reddit FreeEBOOKS group. There is also an RSS Feed.