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Newly Free Cozy Kindle Books for 2019-07-17

Just Different Devils (Hetta Coffey Series Book 7)
by Jinx Schwartz
$0.00, 412 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (491 reviews), #2 in Domestic Thrillers (Kindle Store)

Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht, and she's not afraid to use it—most of the time.

She's an intrepid cruiser, but wild rumors of marauding gangs of flesh-shredding giant Humboldt squid on a rampage in the Sea of Cortez could keep even Hetta tied to an expensive dock.

However, when the opportunity for an intriguing and highly lucrative charter arises she talks her best friend, Jan, into signing on for a mysterious cruise.
Damn the calamari! Full bank account ahead!

>>>From bestselling author Jinx Schwartz! You won't be able to put this one down!

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The Wonkiest Witch: Wonky Inn Book 1
by Jeannie Wycherley
$0.00, 173 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (58 reviews), #11 in Amateur Sleuth Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Alfhild Daemonne has inherited an inn.

And a dead body.

Estranged from her witch mother, and having committed to little in her thirty years, Alf surprises herself when she decides to start a new life.

She heads deep into the English countryside intent on making a success of the once popular inn. However, discovering the murder throws her a curve ball. Especially when she suspects dark magick.

Additionally, a less than warm welcome from several locals, persuades her that a variety of folk – of both the mortal and magickal persuasions – have it in for her.

The dilapidated inn presents a huge challenge for Alf. Uncertain who to trust, she considers calling time on the venture.

Should she pack her bags and head back to London?

Don’t be daft.

Alf’s magickal powers may be as wonky as the inn, but she’s dead set on finding the murderer.

Once a witch always a witch, and this one is fighting back.

A clean and cozy witch mystery.

Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in this fantastic new witch mystery series, from the author of the award winning novel, Crone.

Read The Wonkiest Witch now!

Pickled: An Alex Harris Mystery
by Elaine Macko
$0.00, 324 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #11 in Cozy Mystery
When Alex Harris and her grandmother Meme attend a pickleball supper hoping to sell some of their Calendar Boys calendars to their ideal demographic—women on hormone replacement therapy—they never thought the evening would turn deadly. But when local lecherous bully, Humphrey Bryson, ends up in the ladies room with one of his beloved dill pickles shoved down his throat, Alex springs into action to find the murderer.

Everyone at the party is a suspect, but Meme worries the investigation may lead to one of the senior Calendar Boys.
Despite the worst winter in Indian Cove history, Alex is determined to find the killer even with her growing health concerns and a less-than enthusiastic husband hindering her sleuthing efforts. Is one of Meme’s friends headed for the pokey or did the wife do it? What Alex uncovers reaches much further than her peaceful little town and the pickleball group.

Deadly Deed: Mike & Peter FBI Agents #55 (A Fun Cozy Mystery)
by Arleen Gabrio
$0.00, 74 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #17 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
William Walls is a car mechanic and he is working on a car that belongs to a shady person. He discovers something hidden in the car which puts his life at risk.

That very same day William turns up missing. Patricia, Peter’s mother, calls him in panic that something has happened to William his father. Mike and Peter rush to Patricia’s side to search for William.

They are joined by helpers. The five grandmothers insist on helping Mike and Peter along with Fast Eddy and Carmichael when they find out just what is going on. Mike and Peter will need all the help they can get. More help filters in as they tackle the villains.

Join the fun as they solve another mystery!

This is not a cliffhanger story! It is a complete, clean, cozy mystery story for all ages. Full of the escapades of Mike and Peter, the FBI agents, along with their friends who like to have fun.

Wedding Cake Wipe Out: Christian Cozy Mystery (A Molly Grey Cozy Mystery Book 1)
by Donna Doyle
$0.00, 208 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (23 reviews), #7 in Cozy Animal Mystery

An elderly woman sleuth. The wedding of Calmhaven’s most beloved daughter. A sinister slice of cake criminality. This sounds like a perfect case for Molly Gertrude Grey!

Who in Calmhaven does not know Molly Gertrude Grey, the gentle ageing owner of the Cozy Bridal Agency? But Molly and her enthusiastic assistant, Dora Brightside, have more talents than just matchmaking. They are amateur sleuths with a nose for trouble!

When poor Abe Mortimer, the town Mayor, keels over during the wedding reception of his dear daughter, Miss Molly is certain it’s no accident. Her intuition tells her that something disturbing is afoot.

Seedy characters arriving on the scene, old ghosts from a shady past, and a grasping son-in-law with ulterior motives, lead Molly into the crosshairs of Calmhaven’s most frightening conspiracy. The clues pile up, but the culprit remains at large!

Will Molly and her assistant Dora be able to solve the case before Abe Mortimer ends up in the mortuary? Will Calmhaven’s secrets remain unspoken and revengeful grudges slip back into the shadows?

Wedding Cake Wipeout is a Christian Culinary Cozy Mystery that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

If you like light, clean, Cozy Mysteries with a cat-loving sleuth, quirky characters, and unexpected surprises you will love Wedding Cake Wipeout, the first Molly Grey Mystery to hit the shelves.

Buy Wedding Cake Wipeout and dive into a culinary conundrum with Molly and Dora today!

No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes, just good, clean cozy fun...

The Borough Treasurer
by J. S. Fletcher
$0.00, 254 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #108 in Cozy Mystery
Half way along the north side of the main street of Highmarket an ancient stone gateway, imposing enough to suggest that it was originally the entrance to some castellated mansion or manor house, gave access to a square yard, flanked about by equally ancient buildings...

Hibiscus Homicide (Maui Mayhem Cozy Mystery Book 4)
by Aysia Amery
$0.00, 162 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #30 in Cozy Culinary Mystery
Kyle Wilder shoots his wife, Nani, then kills himself. Or did he? Something doesn’t sit well with Ginger about it.

Since the ghosts aren't spilling the azuki beans, this time with the help of her other quirky assistant Reese, Ginger hunts for the one item that could link to the murderer. Unfortunately, in the process, puts their lives in danger.

Can Pako set aside the dang malasadas to rescue them in time?

* Humorous paranormal cozy mystery *

A Murder in Nether Bumble (Nether Bumble Cozy Mysteries Book 1)
by Adam G Newton
$0.00, 283 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #59 in Cozy Mystery
The vicar is dead, and Dan Paige is the prime suspect. Caught in the middle of a murder investigation in the village full of eccentrics, Dan just wants to get on with his two-week vacation on a tropical beach.

All was going well until his car broke down on the way to the airport. Lost in the village of Nether Bumble, he’s discovered behind the pub in the middle of the night, holding a crowbar with blood all over his hands.

The villagers quickly put two and two together when they discover the local vicar has been murdered.

As Dan tries to prove his innocence, he’s hindered by the vicar’s wife, her gardener, and a woman who won’t take no for an answer. Dan’s hopes of relaxing in the sun quickly fade away, but there might be a silver lining in the form of the pub landlord’s daughter.

Unless, of course…she’s actually the murderer.

Set in an English village and the surrounding countryside, this good-natured cozy mystery will delight with its entertaining cast of oddball characters.

The Green Lady Inn boxed Set
by Brenda M. Spalding
$0.00, 288 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #302 in Cozy Mystery
This boxed set contains Broken Branches - Book One in the Green Lady Inn and Whispers in Time - Book Two in the series

Broken Branches
In book one we meet Megan who arrives in Salem Massachusetts after the death of her grandmother. She receives a valuable Claddagh ring at the reading of the will and begins to have strange visions . Rescued by a handsome stranger from a speeding car they find a connection they can't explain. They follow her visions and cryptic clues left 150 years before to find a lost family treasurer and solve her grandmother's murder.

Whispers in Time
Book two and Megan's visions are getting stronger and she is beginning to hear voices warning of danger to come. Now married to her rescuer, Jake, she plans to open the Green Lady Inn. Before she can get up and running, guests start to appear at her door. A painting is stolen from the Longstreet gallery. Could one of her guests be a murderer and an art thief?
Megan, Jake and her quirky neighbors, Amanda and Zack Longstreet, always seem to be in the think of things must to the annoyance of the Salem Police.
A cozy mystery that will make you guess and wonder who the murderer is.

Peril at the Pink Lotus: A Jane Carter Historical Cozy (Book One) (Jane Carter Historical Cozy Mysteries 1)
by Alice Simpson
$0.00, 224 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #14 in Women's Historical Fiction

There’s a new dancing act down at the Pink Lotus Theater, but all is not well with the star of the show.

In this first novel of the Jane Carter Mysteries, Jane contends with a vandalized shop, a kidnapping, a huckster who claims he can speak to the dead, a doll with seemingly supernatural powers, and a stolen diamond necklace. What do all these crimes have in common? It’s up to Jane to find out.

Note: By Celia Kinsey writing as Alice Simpson.

About the Jane Carter Historical Cozy Mystery Series:

This charming historical cozy mystery series is set in the fictional American city of Greenville during the 1920s and features Jane Carter, a young widow who returns home to live with her father after the tragic death of her journalist husband.

Jane’s father owns a local newspaper and wants Jane to take it over someday, but Jane is adamant that she has no desire to be a reporter. Instead, she turns her talent for writing to concocting melodramatic romances for fly-by-night rags who almost never pay on time.

Jane claims that she's holding out for a millionaire before she marries again, but the only man who makes her heart beat faster is Jack, a reporter on her father's staff. Not only has Jane vowed she will never be a newspaperman herself, she's doubly insistent on never again marrying one.

While trying to turn out enough column inches of overwrought romantic bilge to keep her old car on the road, and herself in shoes, Jane runs into the most extraordinary circumstances. In Jane's madcap world, it's a constant round of kidnappings, curses, stolen jewels, counterfeit paintings, and hidden stashes of gold. There's plenty of crime to go around, but nary a murder.

Accompanying Jane on her adventures is her best friend, Florence. Jane and Flo may get into one perilous situation after another, but they are never damsels in distress, because, as Jane puts it, "A real lady always carries her own pocket knife."

All this getting into harm's way alarms her father's housekeeper, Mrs. Timms. Mrs. Timms believes it's her mission in life to turn motherless Jane into a proper lady, but seeing as Jane has just turned twenty-four, Mrs. Timms considerable efforts appear to have been in vain. However, the housekeeper won't give up trying, just as Jane won't give up on seeing Mrs. Timms and her father center-aisling it to the altar and saying, "I do."

This series is adapted from Mildrid Wirt’s Penny Parker mysteries, which have fallen out of copyright. The author has made extensive alterations and additions to both the characters and plots of the original novels, but readers familiar with Ms. Wirt’s stories will notice many similarities.

These are murderless mysteries. Despite a constant crime wave, there seem to be no murders in the city of Greenville. There may be plenty of peril in the form of kidnappings, heists, and the occasional assault, but nobody ever dies, and justice is always served.

Death in the Quadrangle (An Inspector Kenny Mystery Book 2)
by Eilís Dillon
$0.00, 166 pages, 3.3 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #224 in Cozy Mystery
Since his retirement from King’s University, life has been rather quiet for Professor Daly…

In fact, a peaceful retirement, even when that retirement has been punctuated by helping the police to solve the odd crime, may be slightly over-rated: at least in Daly’s opinion.

So when he is invited back to King’s University to deliver a series of prestigious lectures, his heart leaps.

But on arrival he discovers that he has not been called back to the university on account of his literary knowledge…

On the contrary, he has been called upon purely because the retired professor has experience of solving crime.

And somebody has been sending the president of King’s threatening letters. Somebody within the university, it seems, wants him dead.

Perhaps aware of his own arrogant, materialistic and bullying nature and the effects it may produce, President Bradley seems genuinely worried for his safety.

And so Daly, assisted by Inspector Mike Kenny, sets about finding the author of the poison pen letters.

Until Bradley dies. Poisoned.

At which point, Daly and Kenny find themselves seeking a murderer among the university’s population.

And what a strange and mixed population it is; every single member seems to have their idiosyncrasies, and at least one kleptomaniac and one rat-obsessive are included in their ranks.

Virtually all, however, are united in their hatred of Bradley.

But who killed him, and why?

Death in the Quadrangle weaves a web of mystery that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

Praise for Eilís Dillon

“Her best yet … her picture of academic life is the best we have read since Dorothy Sayers gave us Gaudy Night .” — Social and Personal (London)

“The mutual relations of the professors crackle with well-expressed malice.” - Times (London) Literary Supplement

Eilís Dillon , 1920-1994, was an Irish author of over 50 books. She was a Fellow of the Royal Society for Literature and founded the Irish Children's Book Trust. In 1987 Dillon and her husband moved permanently to Dublin where she supported up and coming Irish authors, a prize in her memory is given annually as part of the Bisto Book of the Year Awards.

Real Money (The Bloodline Series Book 9)
by Lynda Rees
$0.00, 183 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #289 in Cozy Mystery
Real Estate Agent Chloe Roberts establishes a new life in her hometown after her fiancé disappears without a trace. Pursued by a married man, a billionaire tycoon and stalked by a volatile wife, Chloe’s discovery of a murder victim interrupts her budding relationship with lovable Deputy Leo Sanders. Her wealthy client and a former gangster presumed long dead, become prime suspects; and Chloe is the next target. Get it now to learn how.

Historical Romance: Gold Lust Conspiracy
The Bloodline Series:
Leah’s Story
Parsley, Sage, Rose, Mary & Wine
Blood & Studs
Hot Blooded
Blood of Champions
Bloodlines & Lies
Horseshoes & Roses
The Bloodline Trail
Real Money
The Bourbon Trail (coming soon)
Single Titles:
God Father’s Day
Madam Mom
Children’s Middle Grade:
Freckle Face & Blondie
The Thinking Tree (coming soon)

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Death in the Shadows
by Denise Cook Robinson
$0.00, 310 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #338 in Cozy Mystery
For centuries, fishermen have been working the waters off these barrier islands. The ocean has supplied its bounty, but it also has held many secrets including lost ships and dreams of treasure. For those with evil intent, it has also served as the perfect cover, a dumping ground for evidence and victims alike.
When the crew of the Missy Sue pulls in their daily catch, they find the body of a young man entangled in their net, garnering the attention of Ailene Burke McCoy, the captain’s wife, whose idle curiosity has often led her to trouble. Now, her lively interest in the murder and her past history of solving crimes draws the attention of the killer. When she receives the delivery of a severed hand followed by a body dropped in the sound near her home, it’s clear that the killer is now fixated on Ailene. With an attempt on her life and the body count rising, Ailene finds herself caught in a life and death game, a game that could lose her those that she loves.

Just a Simple Little Court Case (The Blackleaf Agency Series Book 1)
by bea kendall
$0.00, 235 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #141 in Cozy Mystery

♥ When did “fun in the sun” get so serious? ♥

Fern Mortimer wouldn’t consider herself lucky.

Firstly, a hit and run left her wheelchair-bound.

Then someone threw her overboard during a summer holiday in the Algarve.

Now she has to face him in a Portuguese court of law.

It’s time to act her age and not her shoe size. (Gorgeous though her Louboutins are)

After all, it's just a simple little court case.

What could possibly go wrong?

A cosy mystery series with a hint of psycopath

(originally published as Casualty of Court by L.S. Fellows. Same story, same author, but with just a simple little makeover)

The Unusual Suspects: Hercule Poirot Cases, Father Brown Mysteries, Sherlock Holmes, Arsene Lupin, Dr Thorndyke's Cases, Mr. Justice Raffles, The Four Just Men, The Woman in White…
by Agatha Christie
$0.00, 8744 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #112 in Cozy Mystery
This meticulously edited mystery collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:
Arthur Conan Doyle:
A Study in Scarlet
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Edgar Allan Poe:
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Mystery of Marie Rogêt
The Purloined Letter
Charles Dickens:
Hunted Down
Wilkie Collins:
The Moonstone
The Woman in White
The Haunted Hotel
Robert Barr:
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:
Mrs. Raffles
R. Holmes & Co
Melville Davisson Post:
The Sleuth of St. James's Square
Edgar Wallace:
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
Maurice Leblanc:
Arsene Lupin
The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin
R. Austin Freeman:
Dr. Thorndyke's Cases
The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke
Dr. Thorndyke's Casebook
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
More Tish
Agatha Christie:
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Murder on the Links
The Kidnapped Prime Minister
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
The Secret Adversary

THE OBVIOUS CLUE - Ultimate Murder Mystery Collection: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, A Study in Scarlet, The Innocence of Father Brown, The Leavenworth Case, More Tish…
by Christie
$0.00, pages, 3.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #150 in Cozy Mystery
This meticulously edited mystery collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:
Edgar Wallace:
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
Arthur Conan Doyle:
A Study in Scarlet
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Edgar Allan Poe:
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Mystery of Marie Rogêt
The Purloined Letter
Charles Dickens:
Hunted Down
Wilkie Collins:
The Moonstone
The Woman in White
The Haunted Hotel
Robert Barr:
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:
Mrs. Raffles
R. Holmes & Co
Melville Davisson Post:
The Sleuth of St. James's Square
Ellis Parker Butler:
Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective
Maurice Leblanc:
Arsene Lupin
The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin
R. Austin Freeman:
Dr. Thorndyke's Cases
The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke
Dr. Thorndyke's Casebook
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
More Tish
Agatha Christie:
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Murder on the Links
The Kidnapped Prime Minister
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
The Secret Adversary

The Mysteries for Holiday Feels: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Innocence of Father Brown, Sherlock Holmes, The Leavenworth Case, Fear Stalks the Village, More Tish…
by Edgar Allan Poe
$0.00, 8746 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #179 in Cozy Mystery
e-artnow presents to you a collection of the greatest mystery cases and puzzles for you to solve and relax with:
R. Austin Freeman:
Dr. Thorndyke's Cases
The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke
Dr. Thorndyke's Casebook
Arthur Conan Doyle:
A Study in Scarlet
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
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
More Tish
Edgar Allan Poe:
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Mystery of Marie Rogêt
The Purloined Letter
Charles Dickens:
Hunted Down
Wilkie Collins:
The Moonstone
The Woman in White
The Haunted Hotel
Robert Barr:
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:
Mrs. Raffles
R. Holmes & Co
Melville Davisson Post:
The Sleuth of St. James's Square
Edgar Wallace:
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
Maurice Leblanc:
Arsene Lupin
The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin
Agatha Christie:
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Murder on the Links
The Kidnapped Prime Minister
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
The Secret Adversary

SUMMERTIME MADNESS – Murder Mysteries to Keep You Relaxed: Hercule Poirot Cases, Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown Mysteries, Arsene Lupin, Dr Thorndyke's ... The Four Just Men, The Woman in White…
by Arthur Conan Doyle
$0.00, 8745 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #82 in Cozy Mystery
Soak up the sun in and unwind with the most puzzling and most relaxing mystery cases:
Edgar Allan Poe:
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Mystery of Marie Rogêt
The Purloined Letter
Arthur Conan Doyle:
A Study in Scarlet
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Charles Dickens:
Hunted Down
Wilkie Collins:
The Moonstone
The Woman in White
The Haunted Hotel
Robert Barr:
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:
Mrs. Raffles
R. Holmes & Co
Melville Davisson Post:
The Sleuth of St. James's Square
Edgar Wallace:
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
Maurice Leblanc:
Arsene Lupin
The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin
R. Austin Freeman:
Dr. Thorndyke's Cases
The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke
Dr. Thorndyke's Casebook
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
More Tish
Agatha Christie:
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Murder on the Links
The Kidnapped Prime Minister
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
The Secret Adversary

Olaf's Quest (AmberV Book 3)
by Amber Valentine
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #344 in Cozy Mystery
A Viking warrior bites off more than he can chew when he underestimates three girls in a winter wasteland.

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Vow of Silence (The Jill Shannon Murder Series Book 2)
by Chris Patchell
$0.00, 386 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (93 reviews), #3 in Domestic Thrillers (Kindle Store)

Some secrets are worth dying for. Others are worth killing for.

Five years after the brutal slaying of her husband, software executive Jill Shannon is ready to take the next step in her life. But with her wedding to prosecuting attorney Conner Manning just eight weeks away, her future father-in-law’s political ambitions for her fiancé threaten all her hopes. Jill’s past holds dark secrets. Secrets she can’t afford to have exposed under the relentless lights of a political campaign.

>>>Digging Up Past Sins

When Phoenix Detective David Shaw turns up at Jill’s door asking questions about a reporter's murder, he has no idea what a lethal Pandora’s Box he’s just opened. Was the womanizing reporter killed by a jealous husband, or was it related to his drug use? Or did it have something to do with the secret expose the reporter was working on? Jill Shannon looks like a dead-end lead but Shaw can’t shake the feeling the beautiful widow has secrets she’s not sharing.

Jill is caught between the sins of her past and the shattered hopes for her future. Shaw finds himself drawn deeper into a twisted labyrinth of lies and danger. One thing is clear: some vows are made out loud in front of witnesses. But some vows are made in silence, and witnesses can’t be left alive.

Vow of Silence is book 2 of the Jill Shannon Murder Series.

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ONE LAST KILL: A fast paced, action packed detective mystery, a gripping serial killer crime thriller with a twist.
by Finn Bell
$0.00, 211 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (130 reviews), #1 in International Mystery & Crime (Kindle Store)


Bobby Ress is a cop with a simple life.
He believes in making a difference.
He loves his wife and his daughter.
He has a place in the world.

Then people start dying, a lot of them, in horrible ways. It's a case like no other. And step by gruesome step the simple, true things Bobby knew to be right and good begin to make less and less sense. Because Bobby is learning about pain. He doesn't like to admit it. He doesn't like to know, but he's slowly realizing: If you hurt someone bad enough for long enough then there's nothing, absolutely nothing, you can’t make them do.

*Please Note: This book was originally titled ‘Pancake Money.’

The critically acclaimed police procedural from award-winning Amazon bestselling author Finn Bell. A must read for fans of Robert Dugoni’s ‘My Sister’s Grave’, Mike Omer’s ‘A Killer’s Mind’ and Robert Bryndza’s ‘Girl In The Water’ . . . This is a dark, graphic pulp thriller – gritty hard boiled noir set against the backdrop of the harsh and unforgiving underworld of organized crime.

Read what reviewers are saying about ONE LAST KILL:

‘The tension is tight, the main characters are well-defined and the story rollicks along . . . It’s a hard book to put down . . . I was super impressed with this book and it has opened my eyes up to another new author worth following.” –

‘. . . it's his ability to build characters who are accessible and believable into plots that often lurch into controlled frenzy that really stands out . . . this is an author who can spin a yarn . . . an immersive experience . . . delivered on every required element.’ –

‘. . . a voice whose devotion to philosophical integrity and restraint neither exploits nor disrespects . . . rare attributes in a genre often criticized for nihilistic dismissal of ethics and morality . . . triumph lies not only in powerful storytelling, but showing us—beyond butch and bravado—our paradoxical capacity for hope in a world of rising divisiveness and brutality.’ –

‘There's just something about his crime storytelling that drags you in and keeps you welded to your seat, whirring the pages . . . Bell peppers the narrative with interesting characters and philosophy as well as action . . . Bell has real storytelling talent . . . Wherever you are in the world, I'd recommend you give him a go.’ –‘

Just bloody amazing. Finn Bell is definitely an off-beat writer, and that's why he has managed to write a truly unusual story. I have read quite a few really good books, mostly but not only by American authors: I have to say that Bell is right up there with best of them.’ – 5 Stars from Quentin, Reviewer on

‘This a very different crime fiction novel . . . a thought-provoking and compelling read . . . and made me, as a reader, question myself and my position all the way through . . .’ –

Awards and accolades for ONE LAST KILL:

Winner of the Independent Publisher’s Book Award for Best Mystery/Thriller E-Book

Winner of the Indie Reader Discovery Award For Mystery / Thriller

Winner of the Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal for Fiction / Myster / Murder

Diana Christmas: Blackmail, Death and a British Film Star (Screen Siren Noir Book 1)
by F.R. Jameson
$0.00, 214 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #14 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
He’s been threatened, beaten and broken – but still he doesn't regret meeting the actress who disappeared…

Michael, a young film journalist, is sent to interview the reclusive movie star Diana Christmas. Twenty years prior, the red-headed starlet suddenly abandoned her career, leaving her fans puzzled and shocked.

Their attraction is instant. Between the sheets, Diana tells him of the blackmail and betrayal which ruined her. And how – even now – she’s being tormented.

Emboldened, Michael sets out on a mission to track down a compromising roll of film – unaware that around the next corner lurks deadly peril.

Can Michael save Diana from her past? Or will the secrets which crushed her life destroy them both?

Diana Christmas: Blackmail, Death and a British Film Star is a must-read for all fans of hard-boiled crime and film noir. If you love the thrillers of Megan Abbott, Guy Bolton and James Ellroy, then you will adore Diana Christmas!

The first in F.R. Jameson’s Screen Siren Noir series.



What or who inspired you to write Diana Christmas?
I love L.A. Noir novels and books about the sordid underside of Hollywood. (I’m a big fan of the ‘You Must Remember This’ podcast.) I think, ideally, I’d have written a Hollywood-set story myself. But since I’ve only been to the place once and very briefly, there’s no way I could realistically become a chronicler of it. Then one day the idea occurred to me that Britain had a film industry as well. Smaller and more parochial, but there it was with its own studios and stars. From there, everything fell into place.

Do you have any fellow authors you look up to? If so, why?
Raymond Chandler has always been a touchstone of mine, and even though I’ve not read any of his books for years, I still think of them constantly and can even quote them. Given my love of Hollywood Noir, you won’t be surprised to hear that I’m a fan of both Megan Abbott and James Ellroy; both of whom influenced this novel – Megan Abbott in particular. While from the British crime writers, I’ll always champion Barbara Vine – which was what Ruth Rendell called herself when she was having her darker and more weird moments. She produced a number of underrated, but must-read books.

What was the most challenging thing about writing the book?
It’s a period piece, so I suppose like anyone writing something in bygone years, I was constantly worried about capturing the period correctly; about not putting in some dreadful anachronism. But I also had sleepless nights about capturing the characters properly. The character of Diana, in particular. I wanted to make her convincing all the way through, and a lot of time was spent thinking about her psychology. Hopefully I’ve succeeded, or – at least – got pretty close to succeeding. You decide!


A Whisper In The Grass: Australian crime fiction noir
by Warren Hately
$0.00, 252 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #43 in Serial Killers
Who murdered Rebecca Brunella?

And why did they decapitate the young woman's body and drain her blood after death?

The murder is the brutal first assignment for damaged police detective Jan de Vlamingh after getting dumped in the remote coastal town of Anglesey following a shooting in the city.

Did the dead woman have links to the occult? The sex trade? Drug syndicates?

What about the ongoing investigation into coastal serial murders police are dubbing Operation Highwayman?

And did de Vlamingh's flirtatious encounter with the murdered woman just days before her death play any part?

And then there's the sister....

Fans of Peter Temple, Peter Corris and Anna Snoekstra will love A Whisper In The Grass because it's a grimy foray into the dark underbelly of a remote West Australian town with an ending that will leave you breathless. Seriously. Click to buy.

Dead Heat (Harry Gould Thriller Book 3)
by Raymond Obstfeld
$0.00, pages, 3.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #96 in International Mystery & Crime (Kindle Store)
Harry Gould went into the game with fifty grand. And came out of it $30,000 light.

But that was okay. He’d lost to Blackstone, who promptly keeled over with a coronary attack. It could have been worse–he could’ve lost to Bender.

So when Frank “Stillwater” Bender bought Harry’s marker it got worse–fast.

“Harry,” Bender said. “There’s one important lesson I learned from Guido Sarducci, and that is to always have a fall guy to protect yourself. And you, Harry, are going to be our fall guy.”

Raymond Obstfeld is a novelist, poet and screenwriter. With more than twenty-five published novels in the mystery, suspense and western genres, he has created and written three successful series as well as having written for two other series.

The Deadly Sleeper: The Andy Marsh Diaries
by John Tallon Jones
$0.00, 174 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #8119 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)

Introducing: The Deadly Sleeper by John Tallon Jones

The Andy Marsh Diaries

A ruthless murderer and hidden gold bullion provide the backdrop to this hard hitting adventure story that takes Andy Marsh in search of a deadly secret that has been hidden since the end of the Second World War.

Edge of the seat moments combine with some dry British Humour to make this a real page-turner, as Andy Marsh breaks all of the rules just to stay alive.

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John Tallon Jones is back to his best with this fast paced and clever story


Recommended five star reading from a master of suspense and mystery writing.

Jay's Abattoir: a hard-boiled novel
by Lukas Eberhard
$0.00, 187 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #63 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)

The city is drowning in crime and bootlegged liquor. Someone has taken control of Fullerstone City's underground – and neither of the gangs nor the FCPD are able to stand their ground. When two of the leading crime lords are assaulted at Jay's Restaurant by three men wearing tengu masks wielding submachine guns, public order is at the verge of falling apart.

In the line of fire is Rex McNeal, renowned Detective of the FCPD. But the department has turned to corruption, compromising his efforts. Finding an unlikely companion in Andy Rivera, daughter of feared kingpin Jack Rivera seeking revenge for the vicious attack on her father, he sets out to find the mysterious "Big Player" threatening the city. But Fullerstone City's underbelly is much darker than they anticipated...


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Turquoise Deception: A Murder Mystery (Paradox Murder Mystery Book 2)
by Charles Thayer
$0.00, 274 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #1 in Crime Thrillers (Kindle Store)
The banker’s body was discovered shortly after sunrise in Thunderball Grotto, an underwater cave in The Bahamas. The banker lied to both his boss and his wife when he told them he was going to Florida to attend a banking conference. Why he deceived them about the conference and died in the turquoise waters of Thunderball was a mystery.

The Bahamian authorities called his death an accidental drowning. The bank suspects an embezzlement when hidden cash is discovered and hires Steve Wilson, a recently retired bank auditor, to investigate. Steve’s curiosity about the source of the secret cash takes him from Maine to Florida and to Thunderball Grotto. The closer Steve gets to the answer the closer he is to danger.

Dead Letters
by John Burke
$0.00, 156 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #56 in Police Procedurals (Kindle Store)
Words can be deadly…

Harold Grant is in the debt-collecting business with his brother-in-law, and it is fair to say he is not happy.

After suffering bankruptcy, Harold has sunk into a deep pit of depression, and intends to end it all.

He posts three suicide letters.

One to his wife, one to his brother-in-law, and one to a mysterious third party.

The first two letters are so damaging to their recipients, that they dare not show them to the police.

But with no corpse and no apparent suicide letter, the police can only regard Harold as another missing person and the case is closed.

But this leaves Harold’s brother-in-law and wife asking questions.

Who received the third letter?

Where was Harold’s body?

With no help from the police, the brother and sister duo launch their own investigation, thus beginning a strange chain of events, with some startling revelations…

Guaranteed to keep you guessing until the very end and send chills down your spine, Dead Letters is a thrilling murder mystery.

Praise for John Burke

"Murder, conspiracy,'s got everything!" - Thomas Waugh

John Burke was born in Rye, Sussex, in 1922 and worked in the publishing industry before becoming an author of novels and short stories. He passed away in September 2011.

Deadly Return (A Dr Josiah Bartlett Mystery Book 5)
by Daniel Bjork
$0.00, 141 pages, 3.3 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #203 in Crime Thrillers (Kindle Store)
The curse is finally over…or is it?

Doctor Josiah Bartlett can finally start to enjoy his retirement from being both the village doctor and an amateur sleuth. But all too soon strange things are happening once again in Concord, Massachusetts.

The bodies of two former victims of the Chase killings are stolen from their graves and in their place is left the skeleton of a stranger. As warnings begin to appear around town – skulls hanging from porches, shots being fired – Bartlett begins to consider that the impossible may have happened.

The killer appears to be back wanting revenge against those who wronged him, starting with Bartlett…

Praise for Daniel Bjork

'Gripping right from the very first page' - Tom Kasey

Daniel Bjork
is Professor of History at St Mary’s University, Texas, and specialises in United States intellectual and cultural history. He teaches all phases of United States history and has developed special topics courses in American biography, including ones on notable entrepreneurs and notorious criminals.

Dead Ahead
by Roger Silverwood
$0.00, 194 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #29 in Murder
Robert Mackie, the thirty-five year old Managing Director of a leading toy factory in Yorkshire, takes a holiday in the quaint Cornish fishing village of Candlecombe planning to sort out his private life.

But, when he sees somebody throw a dead body over the sea cliff, he finds himself plunged into mystery and murder.

He quickly reports what he has seen to the police, but when they investigate, the body has disappeared.

And in its place is one of the dolls belonging to Mackie’s company…

Mackie himself is now a suspect, and though the police soon let him go, it seems someone else is on his case.

He is sure he is being followed, and he narrowly misses being hit by a speeding grey car.

The strangest clues pile one upon another and the questionable behaviour of Detective Superintendent Cawthorne complicates and adds to the suspense.

Mackie, not trusting the inspector’s motives, and fearful for his life, decides to use his own methods to try to solve the mystery and unmask the murderer.

But who will arrive at the truth first…?

‘Dead Ahead’ was previously published as ‘Deadly Daffodils’.

Praise for Roger Silverwood.

`Silverwood combines a classic mystery plot with well-developed characters.' -Publishers Weekly

‘.. solid plotting, unpretentious writing, thoroughly reliable entertainment. '-Morning Star

‘a cast of characters you really want to populate with familiar faces of actors you see each week on TV — great fun. Angel is terrific.'-Books Monthly

Roger Silverwood
lives on the outskirts of Barnsley. His other books include ‘Shrine to Murder’.

Stray Shot (Keith Calder Book 13)
by Gerald Hammond
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #7 in International Mystery & Crime (Kindle Store)
In Stray Shot, the latest installment in this popular series, Simon joins forces with Calder, as the two investigate a dognapping that rapidly turns ugly.

When Simon’s dog is stolen during a hunt, and another disappears on the same day, at first it seems just a freak incident; but when one dog reappears, only to be stolen again—along with some samples of a revolutionary new shotgun cartridge—it becomes clear that something more foul is afoot.

As Simon traces the scent across the Atlantic, and dognapping turns to murder, Keith Calder finds himself embroiled in a mystery that takes all his wits, and those of Simon as well, to solve.

Praise for Gerald Hammond:

“This delightful mystery introduces a bemused Englishman to the colorful residents of the Scottish countryside. Hammond deftly builds his characters using a light touch; his firm sense of place and time unveil Scotland through the eyes of a newcomer.” — Publishers Weekly

“The oddball likability of Scottish rural eccentrics has been a constant in the Keith Calder mysteries, producing a combination of quirky charm and unsentimental warmth akin to that in Bill Forsyth’s films (Local Hero, Gregory’s Girl, et al.). . . . Finding a meticulously plotted mystery hidden beneath the local color should surprise no one familiar with the previous Calder tales.” — Booklist

Born in 1926, Gerald Hammond lived in Scotland, where he retired from his profession as an architect in 1982 to pursue his love of shooting and fishing and to write full time. After his first novel, Fred in Situ, was published in 1965, Gerald became a prolific author with over 70 published novels. Most of his novels were published under his own name, but he also wrote under the pseudonyms Arthur Douglas and Dalby Holden.

Private Detective Heinrich Muller Collection
by Robert Brown
$0.00, 337 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #163 in Crime Thrillers (Kindle Store)

Get a massive 50% discount on the list price of the 3 separate books!

Private Detective Heinrich Muller series in one collection, from author Robert Brown.

Within this complete series you will receive the following 3 books.

Purity Pursuit
Heinrich Muller is a private detective with a past he’d rather forget. When he is asked to investigate the murder of an antiques dealer with a history of dealing Nazi memorabilia it opens a case that is as personal as it is professional.
Muller’s investigations soon take him to Europe, where he chases down dealers in Nazi memorabilia and comes up against Europe’s far-right parties. He soon uncovers a plot to find the missing gold train. Teaming up with him is a beautiful Polish civil rights campaigner and a troubled teen boy Muller tries to pull away from the influence of a neo-Nazi militia.
Can Heinrich get to the bottom of this case or will he succumb to the overwhelming pressure?

Beyond the Window
Heinrich Muller is a New York Private Detective who has a long list of clients and a short fuse when it comes to the way the modern world works. His usual jobs involve finding missing people or catching out cheating partners, so when he is contacted by Brixton Murphy he sees something different.
Brixton’s wife Casey has fled to Amsterdam with their daughter, 8-year-old Arizona leaving her younger daughter at home, and now her business partner is found dead. It doesn’t look good, but Heinrich is soon on the case in the Dutch capital’s seedy red-light district. But there’s more to her situation than meets the eye.

Stolen Heritage
A nation’s heritage goes up for sale, and people start to die.
When private investigator Heinrich Muller witnesses a brutal murder at a collector’s fair, he’s drawn into the shadowy world of the illegal antiquities trade.
At first it looks like an attractive case: a beautiful client, a millionaire’s offer of a hefty reward, and the chance to visit the country of his dreams.
But the gang of smugglers turns out to be far deadlier and better organized than he imagined, and an upheaval in his personal life threatens to stop the investigation in its tracks

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Fairy Adventures of Holmes (west series)
by Nieh Anderson
$0.00, 203 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #98 in Mystery Action Fiction (Kindle Store)
Sherlock Holmes and his friend Watson are suddenly in the famous fairy tales!
They are entrusted with the rescue of seven lambs, three piglets and the Little Red Riding Hood, looking for two cheaters for the emperor who loves to wear new clothes, helping Alice to debate in the court, and intervening between Ali baba and the forty thieves... Can the famous detective rely on observation, deduction, and courage to complete those tasks?
In the classic fairy tale world, what other incredible events are waiting for them?

Bloom & Perry: The Photograph
by Andrew Blazsanyik
$0.00, 206 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #6475 in Crime Action Fiction (Kindle Store)
This is an exciting old-fashioned mystery. If you enjoy stories with twists and turns, good guys and bad guys, then this book is a must read. A thrilling novel about blackmail, sexual indiscretions, ambition, and revenge set in the Windy City of Chicago and its suburbs.

Secrets in a Small Town: A Mysteries Romance
by PinkishOwl Inc
$0.00, 339 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #19019 in Private Investigator Mysteries (Books)
Sheriff Andy Quinn has always kept his small town safe. Now a serial killer is on the loose, and has targeted his fiance Kelley. Will he stop the killer in time, and will they make it to the wedding in one piece?

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The Cat's Eye
by R. Austin Freeman
$0.00, 256 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (21 reviews), #43 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)
When Andrew Drayton, a collector of jewellery, is found stabbed to death and the young woman who tried to stop the murderer is wounded, Dr Thorndyke is called in to investigate. But although the scene of the crime seems awash with the fingerprints of the attacker, there may be good reason why the police can’t trace the killer. But not only are the facts of the case proving to be vexing but the discovery of a secret chamber and its sinister contents help to reveal that this is no ordinary murder and no ordinary murderer is behind it.

Death at the Netherfield Park Ball (A Sherlock Holmes and Elizabeth Bennet Mystery Book 1)
by Amelia Littlewood
$0.00, 87 pages, 3.4 out of 5.0 (47 reviews), #10 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads

Death at the Netherfield Park Ball - A Sherlock Holmes & Elizabeth Bennet Mystery

Witness the beginning of a collaboration between two legendary literary characters!
Elizabeth Bennet first encounters Sherlock Holmes at a public ball, where both are intrigued by the other. Although she finds him to be abrasive and uncouth, she cannot help but admire his ability to discover secrets and scandals with nothing more than a glance.
At a private ball, an officer is mysteriously murdered, his killer leaving little evidence behind. Holmes and Bennet join forces to solve the case, and as they dive deeper into the murder victim’s sordid past, they discover truths about those closest to them that they may have preferred to have kept hidden.

The Holmes and Bennet Mysteries:
Book 1: Death at the Netherfield Park Ball
Book 2: The Mystery of the Indian Diadem
Book 3: The Peculiar Doctor Barnabus
Book 4: The Apparition at Rosing’s Park
Book 5: The Shadow of Moriarty
Book 6: The Adventure of the King's Portrait
Book 7: The Case of the Patriarch
Book 8: The Final Equation


Dear Miss Maitheson
by Tim Heath
$0.00, 140 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #31 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)
In Victorian England, identity can be a burden...

Richard Maitheson is a nobody as far as Victorian Society is concerned. He scratches a living on a magazine for upper-class ladies, The Gentlewoman, ruled with a rod of iron by the supreme social climber Lady Outhwaite. She looks down on him, but as time passes Richard gains grudging respect from his employer and is offered new assignments that take him to the heart of London Society.

And he starts to fall helplessly in love with Adriana, the daughter of Lord Cormanston, an Anglo-Irish viscount and major shareholder in the magazine. Can Richard really win the heart of this beautiful Society debutante? Can he pull off his new assignments and be accepted among the social elite? Can he at last begin to assert his true identity?

Amid calls for Home Rule in Ireland, Fenian rebels are upping the ante against the British establishment and its supporters. Events take a dramatic turn when a singer performing at Lady Outhwaite’s charity Carol Concert is gunned down in the church and Richard is starting to cover a very different story.

Set in the glittering and darkly sordid milieu of London’s Covent Garden, Dear Miss Maitheson is historical fiction set near the end of Queen Victoria’s reign. Given that age’s preoccupation with appearance and class, things are seldom quite what they seem and this intriguing novella will delight lovers of Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde.

Tim Heath read English at University College London. He has been an actor, director and writer all his life, appearing on stage, TV, radio and film (for more information, please visit His previous books are: The Dragons at Marshmouldings (a children’s book); a stage play, Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure at Sir Arthur Sullivan’s and The Fear at Rockbridge Hall (the prequel to Dear Miss Maitheson)

The Duke in the Suburbs
by Edgar Wallace
$0.00, 172 pages, 1.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #64 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)
The Duke de Montvillier and George Hankey, who discovered silver in Los Madges, have moved into Kymott Crescent. Alicia Terrill, widow and relation of Sir Harry Tanner, finds the Duke a distinctly unpleasant neighbour. Sir Harry's son is sent to intervene. Unannounced, Sir Harry arrives with a stranger. 'The coming of Big Bill Slewer, ripe for murder and with the hatred he had accumulated during his five years' imprisonment', has played splendidly into his hands.

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Flame: Hackers, Artists, Lovers, and Spies
by Barry Fulton
$0.00, 315 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (23 reviews), #63 in Espionage Thrillers (Kindle Store)
The elegant and reclusive Felicity Phillips arrives early at the Ice House Gallery after being awakened by a threatening phone call. She finds a macabre sculpture whose scarred face and parched white skin heighten her feeling of dread. Visitors are captivated by the realistic appearance of the figure dubbed Boris—until the coroner declares it a corpse.

A criminal investigation reveals the body cavity contains six kilos of heroin and a mysterious electronic device. Because Boris resembles a missing Manhattan jeweler, NYC Detective Specialist Jorge Luis Rodriguez arrives to conduct a forensic examination. The device is found to include code to disable a class of computer worms targeted at uranium enrichment facilities in Iran. Federal authorities quietly join the chase.

Thomas Sebastian Scott, a computer specialist retired in West Virginia from an über secret government agency, is drawn back to service. Before departing on a clandestine mission to Pakistan, he confesses mixed motives to his former seminary colleague, Father Sean McManus. Scott fantasizes about Sharmien, a Pakistani nurse who attended him after his vehicle rolled down a ravine on the Khyber Pass a decade earlier.

A covert meeting in Quetta with Pakistani Colonel Siddiqui goes as planned, but ends badly as Scott narrowly escapes from two terrorists. After traveling to Islamabad, he rescues Russian scientist Dmitri Volkov from an Iranian-financed computer lab at a nearby Hill Station. A white-knuckle drive to the Afghan border is interrupted by a life-threatening medical emergency.

Meanwhile, Detective Rodriguez doggedly continues to untangle a web of drug dealers, options traders, artists, and good ol’ boys. As the first to discover Boris in the art gallery, Felicity Phillips remains a person of interest. Her secretive past and dazzling red-haired beauty prove to be both a distraction and a clue to solving the crime.

Desert Rain
by Jean Holbrook Mathews
$0.00, 240 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (13 reviews), #163 in Women Sleuths (Kindle Store)
“LL’s been murdered. I had to ID his body about an hour ago. I’m not sure . . .” I took a deep breath to stop my jaw from trembling.

Identifying her boss’s body at the morgue wasn’t on Lexi Benson’s to-do list. She’s never been the type to go after adventure, and besides, she’s just his executive assistant. But with LL’s wife out of town, Lexi’s the only one the police trust.

But when mysterious incidents begin to threaten her life, Lexi realizes the murderer might be someone close to her. She’ll have to work together with the handsome detective to solve her mentor’s murder before she becomes the next victim.

The Beholder (A Maddie Richards Mystery Book 1)
by David Bishop
$0.00, 364 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (318 reviews), #5 in Serial Killers

Maddie Richards is an efficient and resourceful detective with a secret wish that she could handle her messy personal life as well as she handles her work life. As a homicide sergeant for the Phoenix, Arizona Police Department, she has one of the highest solve rates in America. Her success leads her chief of police to assign her a serial killer case. Some sicko the press calls the Beholder is killing beautiful women. Her chief describes the case as “a career maker or breaker, get me?”
She has an ex-husband she still cares for, but who was bad for her and her ten-year-old son. Her widowed mother who lives with her is both a blessing and a trial. And, oh yes, her ex-husband has married an extremely wealthy and politically connected woman who cannot give birth. So, Maddie’s ex is filing a motion to obtain permanent custody of their son, citing the risks attendant to Maddie’s police work endanger the boy.
If that were not enough, the brother-in-law of the chief of police is using his position as an administrative assistant to sexually harass Maddie. She could file a formal complaint, but the good-old-boys network in the department is watching how she handles the situation.
Further complicating Maddie’s life is two love interests: Gary Packard, a hunk who recently moved in across the street, and Lincoln Rogers, a confirmed bachelor, who lives thousands of miles away and works for the FBI.
As the case develops Maddie learns that the victims all wore the same bra size. She must decide if this is merely a coincidence or a criterion the killer uses when selecting his victims. She also finds that each of the victims is somehow connected to the Phoenix police department. This realization isolates her further as she must pursue the killer without disclosing this theory to her department because, if her suspicion is correct, the Beholder would learn she is closing in.
As the story races toward its climax, Maddie is betrayed by those closest to her, and she begins to believe her own name may be on the killer’s list.

The Price of Innocence
by Bryan Devore
$0.00, 404 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (299 reviews), #14 in International Mystery & Crime (Kindle Store)
In the decade since their younger sister's death, James and Ian Lawrence have drifted apart - James to pursue a steady but humdrum career as a CPA in Kansas City, Ian to go adventuring off to Leipzig, Germany, for his doctorate in economics. But when Ian mysteriously disappears while researching the economics of organized crime, James must take a leave of absence to look for him. Risking everything, he embarks on a perilous journey across Europe, digging deeply into the business affairs of some very private, very dangerous people. But in the search for Ian, he discovers a brewing revolution that will shock the world - and change what he sees as his own place in it.

"A first-rate suspense thriller...delivers gripping action, well-rounded characters, and a tantalizing plot...The Price of Innocence is a complete package of entertainment...Devore skillfully immerses his readers in German and Czech cultures, adding rich international flavors...As if an exciting, precise plot weren't enough, the author also fills his story with subtle but powerful themes, including respect for women, eternal optimism in the face of defeat, and the strength of brotherly love...Fans of John Grisham's legal thrillers or Robert Ludlum's intricate action scenes are going to be pleased with Devore's contribution...Readers of all ages will enjoy this intelligent novel." -ForeWord Clarion Review (5 Stars)

"The narrative boasts a distinctly cinematic impression...every scene is made memorable by chilling descriptions and dialogue...An enticing plotline, lifelike characters, high octane prose and penetrating visualizations combine to create a compelling, hair-raising story that may not be as far from reality as readers may think." -Kirkus Reviews

"A fun thriller...By the time the book climaxes (in its final chapters), the action is relentless, with a satisfying denouement." -BlueInk Review

"After about 20 pages, The Price of Innocence takes an irresistible hold. Devore has a big imagination and the writing skills to match...The story is immediate, personal, and riveting--a page turner, in the very best way...will keep you captivated until the very last paragraph." -Pacific Book Review

Debut for a Spy
by Harry Currie
$0.00, 407 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (91 reviews), #6 in Espionage Thrillers (Kindle Store)
Minding your own business can get you into a lot of trouble.

Former Canadian military officer David Baird, now an up-and-coming singer in Britain, is invited to perform at a reception in the Soviet Embassy.

Approached by British Intelligence to ‘keep his eyes and ears open’ while he deals with the Soviets, Baird thinks there’s nothing to it.

But when he stumbles upon a plot to sabotage Britain’s development of a top-secret vertical-take-off jet fighter, he finds himself plunged into a dark world of secrets, murder and espionage.

A beautiful Soviet agent with dark, degrading secrets, a KGB assassin, a Soviet cruise ship heading for Odessa with a mysterious cargo, and a smooth-talking Soviet cultural attaché who is more than his title suggests – Baird discovers that by fighting monsters there is a danger of becoming one.

In over his head, and afraid for his life, David must decide how far he is willing to go in order to foil the Soviets’ plans and protect those he holds most dear.

'Debut For A Spy' is a brilliantly authentic espionage thriller that is perfect for fans of Jack Higgins and Robert Harris.

Praise for Harry Currie:

‘Meticulously researched, empathetic character portrayal, wonderfully painted scenes. The fast paced Harrier sorties were great fun for an old fighter pilot like me.’ - Flight Lieutenant John Dunlop - RCAF (Ret'd), Air Canada 767 Captain (Ret'd)

‘A novel equal to Le Carré and Higgins. Fast-paced, hair-raising confrontations with the KGB, carnal scenes tastefully outstanding, handling of the Harrier right on. A first-rate, excellent novel from start to finish.’ - Major General Richard Rohmer - fighter pilot and best-selling author.

Harry Currie is a Canadian musician, author and journalist now living in Thailand.

The Northminster Mysteries Box Set 1: Books 1-3 (The Northminster Mysteries Box Sets)
by Harriet Smart
$0.00, 986 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (61 reviews), #3 in Historical Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
The first three volumes of the acclaimed Northminster Mysteries.
“I will be very sad when these novels come to an end. I love everything about them. Everything! They are just that good.” Amazon reviewer
“Add together an atypical historical setting that gives the author scope for solving mysteries in unusual ways, compelling characters with fascinating back stories, and excellent plotting with a depth that promises equally intriguing stories to come, and what you have is a first book of a series that promises to offer many hours of reading pleasure.” Amazon reviewer
Northminster, 1840: a once-picturesque cathedral city, where dirty smoke stacks now rival ancient spires. Here, young Scottish surgeon Felix Carswell and Chief Constable Major Giles Vernon are tasked to uncover the truth in three complex tales of murder and detection set in Early Victorian England.
The Butchered Man
When workmen make the shocking discovery of a mutilated corpse in a ditch outside the ancient walls, Giles Vernon and Felix Carswell are charged with solving the case.
Intelligent and practical, Chief Constable Major Vernon has transformed the old city watch into a modern police force, and he throws himself into the investigation with the same energy. But as he probes a murky world of professional gamblers and jilted lovers, he is drawn into a dangerous emotional game that threatens to undermine his authority.
Newly-qualified police surgeon Felix Carswell is determined to make his way in the world on his own terms despite being the bastard son of prominent local grandee Lord Rothborough. Called to treat a girl in an asylum for reformed prostitutes, what he uncovers there brings him into conflict with his new employer, Vernon, and throws the case into disarray.
Together they must overcome their differences and find the brutal truth behind the mystery of The Butchered Man.
The Dead Songbird
“Death is too good for a whore like you. But He may show you mercy yet. BE PREPARED”
Celebrated singer Anna Morgan has come to Northminster to escape a troubled past and sing at the city’s Handel Festival. But when she continues to receive the poisonous letters that have been plaguing her, she turns to Chief Constable Major Giles Vernon and Police Surgeon Felix Carswell to find her persecutor, drawing the two men into her charismatic orbit.
At the same time a talented young tenor is found dead in curious circumstances in a locked chapel, and the hunt for a murderer is on. Together, Vernon and Carswell must untangle the web of secrets that surround the dead man, uncovering a Northminster that throbs with clandestine passions and thwarted desires, a world of illegal pornographic books and risqué theatricals.
The Shadowcutter
Police surgeon Felix Carswell has joined Major Giles Vernon and his convalescent wife, Laura, for a few days in the elegant spa town of Stanegate – it’s a welcome holiday from the summer stench of Northminster. But no sooner has he arrived than a Spanish colonial gentleman, dying of consumption, requires his urgent care, while Major Vernon is called away to Lord Rothborough’s country house, where a lady’s maid has been found drowned in a secluded pool.
Major Vernon investigates above and below stairs in the great house, assisted by Lord Rothborough’s eldest daughter, Lady Charlotte. When a quantity of valuable jewellery is found missing, the cause of the dead maid’s death only becomes more mysterious.
Meanwhile, when his patient dies in his arms after confiding a secret, Carswell is drawn into baffling intrigues involving the government-in-exile of the dead man’s homeland, the Caribbean island of Santa Magdalena. And strangest of all, Dona Blanca, the widow of the president, seems to know exactly who Felix is.

Dream Betrayal
by Al Collier
$0.00, 227 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #1557 in Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Linc quits the CIA. Now the CIA has burned him, wanting him executed with extreme & humiliation means. The police refuse to believe his stories of execution attempts, that is all but one lone policewoman who wants to save Linc and become his lover.

Linc just wants to run his new age bookstore and be left alone when the local mob leaders get involved. His ex-wife is with the DA's office and trying to link him to a policeman's death. Can Link's life get worse?

NOTE: Contains some sexual scenes. A complete book.

Reign Of Fire (Deep State Mysteries Book 1)
by Casi McLean
$0.00, 208 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #71 in Paranormal Suspense
USA Today Bestselling Author, Casi McLean, presents a military/political thriller with supernatural elements in Reign Of Fire. WHEN LOVE SPARKS DANGER––EVEN ASH BURNS!

To expose a faction threatening America’s democracy, Emily Rose joins forces with a team investigating her sister’s murder, but she never expects to fall in love––or to encounter her twin’s ghost.

Ashton Frasier accepts his detective career choice means a life of bachelorhood––until Emily Rose blows into his world. The spitting image of his latest victim holds a mysterious allure he can’t deny.

Surrounded by danger with the country’s democracy at stake, Emily and Ash must expose a dangerous faction threatening to take the White House before the Deep State discovers their sting...and tame a fiery passion burning between them, evoked and fanned by cunning spirit with good intentions. Can a ghost spark love in the midst of chaos?

Knight & Culverhouse Box Set — Books 1-3
by Adam Croft
$0.00, 487 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (56 reviews), #903 in Literature & Fiction (Kindle Store)

Three gripping British crime thrillers — plus two EXCLUSIVE free short stories.

"A sensation." - The Guardian
"A real success story ... Incredible." - BBC News

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


What if the serial killer you were investigating was someone you knew?

DS Wendy Knight's first murder case was always going to test her limits, but even she couldn't anticipate that a sadistic serial killer might be someone she knows - very well.

As her investigation unfolds, so too does a sinister plot that will turn her world upside down and make it increasingly difficult to distinguish friend from foe in her tightknit world.

By the time Wendy realises she is the killer's final intended victim, she's left fighting against her personal instincts - and for her life.


When seventeen-year-old Danielle Levy goes missing one lunchtime, DS Wendy Knight and DCI Jack Culverhouse believe they have a routine case on their hands. They're wrong.

When someone kills a prominent local businessman in his own warehouse, the case takes a whole new disturbing turn as Knight and Culverhouse begin to unravel the connections between the two cases. They uncover a dark and disturbing secret that will make them question everything they thought they knew.


A serial killer is loose on the streets of Mildenheath, and he's recreating the crimes of perhaps the most famous murderer of all time: Jack the Ripper.

With Knight & Culverhouse both reeling from the events of their last case the race is on to stop the killer before he completes his final kill and retreats back into the darkness.

Plus two EXCLUSIVE free short stories.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

'Highly recommended. Absolutely brilliant books.' - RC Bridgestock

'A bright new star in crime fiction.' - Mark Edwards

'Adam Croft is one of the best new writers in Britain.' - Stephen Leather

Adam Croft is the USA Today and worldwide Amazon number 1 bestseller of crime and psychological thrillers, with more than one million books sold to date.

Caribbean Moon (Manny Williams Series Book 1)
by Rick Murcer
$0.00, 354 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (727 reviews), #552 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
Rick Murcer is a New York Times and USA Today best selling author having sold over 850,000 books.

Written in the tradition of James Patterson, JA Konrath, and Michael Connelly, this first book in the series will have you wanting more.

Small-town detective/workaholic, Manny Williams, is thrilled with the prospect of finally taking the long-awaited vacation he had promised his wife, Louise.

The couple’s exotic getaway begins in sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico, by attending the June wedding of a fellow Lansing police officer, followed with an incredible week-long Southern Caribbean cruise on the glamorous Ocean Duchess. Tropical paradise appears to be a perfect recipe for desperately needed R and R...until the first dead body.

A bizarre, seemingly random murder in their posh San Juan Hotel, and the heinous cruise ship deaths of two of Lansing’s law enforcement family, brings Manny, and his unique skills, out of cruise mode and head-long into the FBI-led investigation. Manny soon discovers that in this killer’s twisted perception nothing is off limits, prompting a race against time that could cost him everything.

If you like edge-of-your-seat thrillers laced with humor, you'll love this!

Caribbean Moon:

"A new standard has been set for thrillers. In Rick Murcer's debut novel, Caribbean Moon, he's mixed the perfect ingredients to lock in readers, starting with the opening witty banter between Manny and Sophie. From there, the book takes off like a run-away roller coaster. Murcer knows just when to slow the pace and when to hit the gas. He's created a twisted mystery, with infectious characters and an unfathomable ending. Manny Williams might be the new Jedi of investigators, and Murcer is a Spielberg-like creative powerhouse. Caribbean Moon is absolutely magnetic!"
John W. Mefford, Best-selling suspense author of COMMITTED

Badass Broads
by Julie Smith
$0.00, 1971 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #10 in Mystery Anthologies (Kindle Store)


BADASS BROADS is an anthology of gripping page-turners—one each from SIX top-rated cozy mystery and female sleuth series, and it just does not get more badass than a vampyre taking down demons and werewolves, a modern-day Delphic Oracle in a race to save the world, “Foxy Brown” with a Ph.D., or even a New Orleans homicide cop doing it by the book … mostly. Six smart, capable, imperfect women, and more than one extraordinary—even “super-natural”— sleuth … all now available in a box set for a KILLER price!

Vol. 1: HOUSE OF BLUES, the FIFTH book in the Edgar Award-winning Skip Langdon mystery series by Julie Smith

Sugar Hebert arrives home from a ten-minute errand to find her husband shot to death and the rest of her family missing—including her daughter Reed, heir apparent to the Hebert restaurant dynasty, and Reed's eleven-month-old daughter.

New Orleans’ favorite six-foot ex-deb badass cop, Detective Skip Langdon, is on the hunt for the murderer. She finds the mob’s involved--and so are family secrets so ugly they’d make Tennessee Williams wince.

Vol. 2: TABLET OF DESTINIES, the SECOND Lisa Emmer Historical Thriller by Rob Swigart

In this action-packed historical thriller, an ancient, extremely dark religion gains terrifying vitality and power, as the pieces of a 3,000-year-old Sumerian jigsaw puzzle fall into place. Current-day Delphic Oracle Lisa Emmer races against an alignment of planets and comets to prevent the fulfillment of a prophecy of demons, a snake goddess, and the birth of a “wondrous child”.

Vol. 3: PARIS A GO-GO, the SECOND Havilah Gaie International Mystery by Tracy Whiting

Elegant Havilah Gaie is a worldly academic female sleuth who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty—a self-described “academic version of Pam Grier’s characters”. Havilah, aka La Belle Américaine, has become a darling of the Parisian media. When a right-wing media personality is fished out of the Seine, two extremist factions start shooting at each other. Both groups try to use her as a pawn in the power struggle. Suddenly she’s a suspect as well as a target.

Vol. 4: LOVE BITES: “an engaging, sinister romp” by Adrienne Barbeau, author of the Vampyres of Hollywood series.

Glam movie star Ovsanna Moore is the successful owner of her own Hollywood film studio and the star of 17 blockbuster horror films, plus three, sadly, that went straight to video. She looks pretty great-- especially for a 450-year-old—and though she’s had flings with luminaries from Genghis Khan to Errol Flynn, Beverly Hills detective Peter King’s got what it takes to catch her eye and hold her interest. A cop story with bite…and romance.

Vol. 5: SAMSON’S DEAL, the FIRST wonderfully wry Bay Area Mystery by Shelley Singer

Oakland carpenter Rosie Vicente knows her way around a two-by-four, and she’s known to be handy with one in a fight—a trait much valued by her friend and sometime-partner in crime investigation, Jake Samson. Jake’s been hired by a friend of a friend, a progressive political science professor who’s 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 garden variety Berkeley kooks and interesting plot twists keep things hopping till the very end.

Vol. 6: TORCH SONG, Shelley Singer’s post-apocalyptic thriller that features a new kickass, gunslinging heroine

It’s 2066, and biological warfare has wiped out pretty much everything. Rica Marin’s a mercenary—a hired gun, soldier, and spy who can hold her own against the roving bands of bandits, godders, causies, breeders, and khakis. She answers only to whoever can keep her in the meds she and her only living relative need to survive the plagues.

The Case of Moomah's Moolah (A Richard Sherlock Whodunit Book 2)
by Jim Stevens
$0.00, 300 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (540 reviews), #2 in General Humorous Fiction
Richard Sherlock is back on the case of Moomah’s Moolah.
It starts with a simple kidnapping, proceeds to a botched ransom drop, escalates to a safe deposit box theft, and culminates in a missing four-million- dollar diamond necklace.
The timing is awful. It all goes down during Sherlock’s two summer weeks with his daughters, Kelly and Care. The suspects are worse; Tiffany’s half-uncles, half-aunts, and other half-wit relatives. And, Moomah is the worst possible victim, because the Grande Dame of the insurance fortune now exists in an Oz state of mind.
In order to solve the case, Sherlock enlists the help of an odd group of associates, including Phoebe the Forger, Freddy the Fencer, Second Story Man, Shervy, and the Mona Lisa.
Sherlock will reluctantly figure out whodunit, but it won’t be easy.

Church Girls Don't Tell: African American Romance With Mystery (Preacher Preyed Book 3)
by Temple Leery
$0.00, 75 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #49 in African American Women's Fiction (Kindle Store)
I had an affair with an older man. Not just any older man, the pastor. Cliché’ I know, but I fell for it. I’m not proud of that. I thought I was in love. Turns out though, he wasn’t. Only I didn’t find that out until I got pregnant and he discarded me like a used dish rag. To add insult to injury he insisted I get an abortion and when I refused, he threatened me.
Now I’ve met a wonderful new guy. Someone my own age. We attend the same college. Things are heating up between us, but he doesn’t know that I’m pregnant. Until, that is the truth is revealed while I am in the hospital recovering from an accident.

In the hospital, I tried to keep it a secret who the father was, but I cracked under pressure. And when mama found out she went to confront pastor. That’s when the decision is made to ship me off to Martha’s Vineyard with my Aunt and Uncle. Mama said it was for my best, but she had a secret of her own.

There are only three things I want: (1) A healthy baby (2) The man of my dreams and (3) Pastor David Monroe to die a slow and painful death. I’ll even settle for two out of three, but I just might get all three.

Broken Vows A Novella (The Matt Foley/Sara Bradford Series)
by V. B. Tenery
$0.00, 103 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #77 in Christian Suspense
Attorney Josh Bradford can resist anything but temptation.
A serial philanderer who, despite his failings, is still deeply in love with his wife.
He has vowed to change, but when his most recent lover is murdered, he and Sara find themselves at the top of the authorities list of suspects.
The murder is his wake up call. His only hope . . . that the police will find the killer before his marriage and career are shattered beyond repair.

Murder At Zero Hour
by Paul Westwood
$0.00, 171 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (32 reviews), #89 in Historical Mysteries (Kindle Store)
1916. From the safety of America, William Grant watches helplessly as World War One rages in Europe. Desperate for adventure, the young man travels to Britain to try and join the army. After a harrowing journey, Grant is accepted into a newly-formed infantry regiment. He is posted to the front lines of France, where he must learn to survive the horrors of war. A popular captain is brutally killed, and all the evidence points to murder. Who in the regiment did the deed? With the help of his comrades, Grant must survive the Battle of the Somme and the evil intentions of an unknown murderer, all while trying to earn the love of a beautiful aristocratic nurse.

The May Day Murders
by Scott Wittenburg
$0.00, 252 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (29 reviews), #903 in Mysteries (Kindle Store)
The tranquility of Smithtown, Ohio is shattered when David Bradley arrives home to find that his wife has been raped and murdered by someone who left no clues behind except the words “May Day” painted on her body. Reporter Sam Middleton is determined to help police find the killer of his ex-wife's friend as they learn that another Smithtown woman has been murdered. Who will the next victim be?

by Ben Abix
$0.00, 547 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #665 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
Under a sunny southern California sky, Colt envisioned himself representing the most prestigious athletes in the world, making a handsome income, and living out the rest of his days in his own self-made paradise. While attending a major university with his best friend Alden, those plans of becoming a sports agent suddenly became tested in a very real way. With only a year out from graduating, Alden unexpectedly relays profound information that could be utterly life changing for both young men.
After then learning of a secret meeting the subsequent morning, Colt reluctantly joins Alden in a rendezvous with another young man who reveals an absolutely incredible offer for the friends to ponder. It is this ‘fork in the road’ that invites them to delve into an underground world of violence and large sums of cash. Being cautiously decisive, a pact between the three men is then eventually forged while conversing near the sun-splashed Pacific.
This powerful agreement takes Colt and Alden on a life-altering journey that they never imagined possible! However, despite the vast riches that were dangled in front of them by the clandestine man, the psychological toll is nearly insurmountable and the risks that are eventually taken, yield surprises that even Colt never anticipated. Will the choices made that fateful day prove to be rewarding overall, or will that decision prove to be his biggest regret?

Budapest/48: A Ryan Lock Story
by Sean Black
$0.00, 84 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (27 reviews), #16 in Pulp Thrillers
It sounds like easy money. Fly into Budapest. Handle the exchange in a straightforward kidnap for ransom case. Fly back home.
Total time involved: 48 hours.
But as private security operators Ryan Lock and Ty Johnson are about to find out, there is no such thing as easy money.
Budapest/48 is the new novella (short novel) from bestselling thriller writer Sean Black.

In A Small Town (A Small Town Series Book 1)
by Marc A. DiGiacomo
$0.00, 213 pages, 3.7 out of 5.0 (680 reviews), #141 in Crime Thrillers (Kindle Store)
Even in a small town, secrets can’t hide forever...

The shotgun blast catches Detective Matt Longo by surprise. His world unravels into a nightmare that seemingly won't end. Murder, rapes, pedophiles, the small town of Hutchville, N.Y. is changing. It is up to him to make a difference.

While partner Donny Mello is in Italy attending a family funeral for someone "connected," a beautiful FBI agent waits to question Donny about his family business. What will Matt learn from the Agent? Will Donny Mello return in time to help Matt Longo catch his shooter? More importantly, can Matt hide a potentially career-ending secret from his community, his brother, and most especially Agent Cynthia Shyler?

Want another Detective Matt Longo story?

Check out Back In Town, the sequel, and be on the lookout for Last In Town, the final installment in A Small Town Series, due out late summer 2015.

What are the experts saying about In A Small Town?

"This book right here. This is it. This is what a thriller novel should be all about. I loved this book from start to finish. Mr. Di Giacomo has taken a wonderful plot line and mixed it with amazingly captivating characters and threw his readers an intense, witty debut thriller. Well done, Mr. Di Giacomo!" - Reviewed by Molly Edwards for Readers Favorite

"A powerful, insightful and moving glimpse into the life of a good cop trying to keep crime from taking over the streets and the police force in a small town." - INDIEREADER.COM

"His style is engaging and realistic, and pulls the reader in full force, to the heart of the story. I am glad I reviewed this book, and am looking forward, with antsy anticipation, for another amazingly written novel by this new author!" - READER'S FAVORITE

"This is a detective thriller the way I want it to be, and I very much enjoyed reading it." -

"With an intriguing cast of characters who are realistic; witty dialogue and dramatic interactions; and a riveting story-line that only a former law enforcement official could weave; In A Small Town is a gritty, powerful and compelling police thriller that will leave you wanting more!" - Jersey Girl Book Reviews

"In DiGiacomo's debut novel, he presents a police thriller that never stops. Violence, suspense, sex and Mafioso will keep the reader glued to the book. The raw realism and drama make for a classic-page-turner." -The Self-Taught Cook

"In a Small Town is a gritty, authentic and highly entertaining crime thriller. A well-conceived and executed plot is fleshed out with the flashbacks to incidents that detail the career of a dedicated patrol officer and detective. Highly recommended for lovers of hard-boiled police thrillers." - R. Lee Holz, author of, "The Bowin Novels."

"I don't know indie author Marc A. DiGiacomo but I am as proud of him as if he were my brother! He did a fantastic job of writing this book, using all the important writing techniques that keeps readers right on the edge." - Karleene L. Morrow, author of "Fiction Writing"

*Honorable Mention at the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards - Thriller.
*Finalist at the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards - Thriller.
*Winner - Best Thriller at the 2013 Orangeberry Book Expo Hall of Fame.
#1 Amazon Best Seller in Organized Crime!
#2 Amazon Best Seller in Organized Crime!
Top 100 Amazon Best Seller in Crime Fiction!
Top 100 Amazon Best Seller in Murder, Thrillers, and Suspense!

The Templar's Cross: A Medieval Mystery (The Sir Law Kintour Mysteries Book 1)
by J. R. Tomlin
$0.00, 156 pages, 3.7 out of 5.0 (376 reviews), #1 in Historical Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Sir Law Kintour has returned from the war in France injured, broke, and in need of a patron. In desperation, he reluctantly accepts a commission to find a nobleman's runaway wife. He enlists the help of a fellow Scot with whom he escaped after their defeat at the Battle of Verneuil. But his friend is murdered, and Law discovers he has been lied to. As the murders continue to mount, powerful interests come into play. When the Sheriff of Perth considers him a convenient scapegoat, it gives Law no choice but to untangle the lies and find the killer or hang for the murders.

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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.