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Newly Free Cozy Kindle Books for 2021-05-06

A Fatal New Year (Tipperary Carriage Company Mystery Book 1)
by J A Whiting
$0.00, 240 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (86 reviews), #26 in Cozy Animal Mystery
This is book 1 in the Tipperary Carriage Company cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author J A Whiting and Nell McCarthy.
Mae Monahan owns a horse-drawn carriage service and on New Year’s Eve, she’s out for her very first night of business. Everything is going smoothly until the end of the night when she finds a dead man on the floor of her carriage.
Who could have done this? Was it his friends, drunk and rowdy as Mae drove them back to their hotel? Or could it have been the sorority girl who seemed to be expecting the man at one of the carriage stops?
With the help of her friend, Ross, the stable owner and retired lawman from Texas, and her big grey horse called Steel, Mae is determined to find out who is responsible for the death, but she soon learns that some people are equally determined to make sure she never does.


The Trailer Park Princess Books 1-3: Box Set with Bonus Content
by Kim Hunt Harris
$0.00, 885 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (21 reviews), #1 in Cozy Animal Mystery
Books one through three of the Trailer Park Princess Christian Cozy Mystery Series, plus Bonus Content -- Stump's Story!


Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot (A Ditie Brown Mystery Book 1)
by Sarah Osborne
$0.00, 246 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (979 reviews), #4 in Amateur Sleuth Mysteries
Pediatrician Mabel Aphrodite Brown adores kids. So when a childhood friend asks Ditie to babysit her kids for a few days, she jumps at the chance. She never imagined she’d be solving a murder too . . .
 
Despite growing up together, Ditie hasn’t seen Ellie Winston in two years, and she didn’t even know Ellie was living in Atlanta. But when Ellie asks her to take care of Lucie and Jason for the weekend, she thinks nothing of it. They’ll bake cookies together, play with her dog—it’ll be fun! Until the police call with terrible news . . .
 
Ellie may not have been the best friend, but who would want her dead? Could it have something to do with the vague get-rich-quick scheme she mentioned to Ditie? Or the men in a black truck following her and breaking into her home? Not sure who to trust other than her best friend, Lurleen, Ditie’s buried maternal instincts kick in to protect the kids and find their mother’s killer—before they’re orphaned again . . .
 
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Murder Over Easy (A Sunny Side Up Cozy Mystery Book 1)
by Rosie A. Point
$0.00, 324 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (117 reviews), #1 in Cozy Culinary Mystery

Murder has never been this easy…



When Sunny Charles arrives in small-town Parfait, Florida, the last thing she expects is a note from her aunt instructing her to take control of the famous Sunny Side Up Café. After going through a vicious divorce, losing her entire life savings, and, oh yeah, having the Russian mob on her tail, Sunny’s willing to give it a shot, even if it means trying her hand at cooking. Let’s face it, eggs over easy aren’t exactly ‘easy’ to make, but they beat facing off against armed men with guns.

All things considered, her first day in the café goes well, that is, until one of the customers, a food vlogger, tries her aunt’s eggs over easy and drops dead on the spot. Sunny’s set to lose the café unless she can prove her innocence. But with a handsome chef as a distraction, the creeping suspicion she’s being watched, and a detective on her case, she’s got her work cut out for her.

Can Sunny solve the mystery before the murderer stops her? Find out in this funny starter in a brand new cozy mystery series!


Matcha Do About Murder (A Pebble Cove Teahouse Mystery Book 2)
by Eryn Scott
$0.00, 244 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (81 reviews), #90 in Cozy Animal Mystery
Pebble Cove is home to more than just fishermen, Victorian houses, and coastal beauty. It also harbors long-running feuds and buried secrets.

When a local man drops dead after drinking a matcha tea latte, Rosemary Woodmere suspects foul play. As a witness to the murder, she's called in for questioning.

At the station, she meets a new ghost and learns the town's police force has a dark past when it comes to covering up murder. She might be off the hook, but can she let the case go when she fears the police might be repeating history?

To make things even more difficult, Rosemary's life with ghosts is getting complicated. While she searches for the truth about how Asher died, Rosemary attempts to help a local spirit encountering her own difficulties with her death. And while a little ghostly help might give Rosemary a leg up in this case, will it be enough when she comes face-to-face with the real killer?

Readers, this is the second book in a new cozy mystery series by Eryn Scott. These books are all clean with no gore and no swearing. Starting from the beginning with this series will provide the best reading experience. The ghosts are the only paranormal aspect in the series. And there are definitely cats because ... well, there has to be. :)


LADY JUSTICE TAKES A C.R.A.P.
by Robert Thornhill
$0.00, 287 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (99 reviews), #10 in Cozy Mystery
How old is too old to dream?

Walt Williams always dreamed of being a hero.

When retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be, Walt decides it's the perfect time to achieve his dream and give Lady Justice a helping hand. So, he decides to become a cop!

Follow Walt as he leaves the real estate world and retirement to solve crime and bring perps to justice. It's a bumpy but often hilarious ride.

Walt and Ox, his partner in the Kansas City Police Department, find very unorthodox ways of bringing criminals to justice. After all, Walt has to rely on his ability to outsmart the bad guys. And --- they have plenty of help from others in the Senior Set.

In this action-packed, laugh-out-loud tale, Walt and his band of scrappy seniors are faced with the terrifying challenge of taking out the Realtor Rapist and the huge job of bringing down the Russian mob.

It's a job only the City Retiree Action Patrol can do, and they provide plenty of laughs along the way.

I guarantee, after reading Lady Justice Takes a C.R.A.P., you will come away with a new light-hearted perspective and respect for the triumphs and challenges of the Senior Set.

In fact, you may even be prompted to ask your Grandpa what he's been up to lately!


Mystery Follows Her: A cozy mystery multi-author collection
by Dianne Ascroft
$0.00, 444 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (82 reviews), #2 in Mystery Anthologies

MISCHIEF, MAYHEM, OR MURDER?

MYSTERY FOLLOWS HER through dangerous city streets, quaint villages, and locales across the globe. Uncover the clues with feisty female sleuths of various ages in this multi-author cozy mystery collection of short stories.

  • Catch a mugger in THANKSGIVING AND THEFT by Dianne Ascroft
  • Dig up hidden treasure in BURIED BY THE BEACH by Ellen Jacobson
  • Open up a case in CLOSED OUT by Tamara Woods
  • Pray for justice in TREASURES IN HEAVEN by Sarah Biglow
  • Escape the blame in RING GONE ‘ROUND THE ROSES by Aubrey Elle
  • Try on some clues in THE MYSTERY OF THE STOLEN RING by Beate Boeker
  • Search for the suspect in WHEN THE CLOCK CHIMES TWO by Adriana Licio
  • Catch the culprit in HIJINKS IN AJIJIC by Vikki Walton
  • Locate the missing loot in VENDORS AND VILLAINS by Angela K. Ryan

You’ll love this collection of intriguing and light-hearted stories from award-winning and best-selling authors from across the globe.

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The Gargoyle's Secret: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery Novella (Stonehaven Mysteries Book 1)
by Linn Chapel
$0.00, 171 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (95 reviews), #117 in Cozy Mystery

A cozy paranormal mystery novella set on the rugged coast of Maine...

When Laurel Bachmann arrives at Stonehaven Manor to craft a feature article about the historic coastal mansion near Bar Harbor, Maine, the talented young photojournalist quickly learns that the owner of Stonehaven resents her intrusion upon his privacy.

Matters grow even worse when she stumbles upon a buried mystery that could cause a news sensation and ruin the Chevalier family’s sterling reputation.

But that’s not the only enigma, for Marc Chevalier himself seems to be harboring more than one secret.

... A cozy, engaging mystery novella set on the rugged coast of Maine, The Gargoyle’s Secret has two mysteries wrapped up in one tale, with an added touch of paranormal romance (for those readers who like a bit of romance to go with their mysteries!) and an exceptionally unusual gargoyle.



Categories: cozy mystery, cozy paranormal mystery, cozy gargoyle mystery, cozy romantic mystery, cozy Maine Coast mystery, cozy mystery novella





Murder in the City (Country Girl in the Big City Cozy Mystery Book 1)
by Susan Harper
$0.00, 115 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (77 reviews), #4 in Teen & Young Adult Mysteries & Thrillers eBooks

A country girl, a big city, and a miniature goat. It’s no mystery that there’s gonna be trouble. Especially for the criminals.


A cozy mystery from International Bestselling Author Susan Harper

Bonnie Boone is headed to the big city to live with her childhood best friend, Katie Lou. . . and her goat. Some of the neighbors are less than thrilled to be sharing the apartment building with a goat. When one of those neighbors falls to his death, the girls find themselves at the top of the suspect list. Can the girls solve the murder mystery, clear their names, and keep Sylvester the goat out of trouble?

Murder in the City is the first story in the Country Girl in the Big City Cozy Mystery series. If you like fast-paced mysteries with interesting characters, troublesome pets, and unexpected twists, you’re going to love the Country Girl in the Big City Cozy Mystery series.

Download Murder in the City and see how a couple country girls, and a goat, get by in the big city!

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Sight in the Dark (A Crimson Falls Novella)
by A. M. Ialacci
$0.00, 216 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #3 in Pulp Thrillers
When recently divorced Cleo Kemp inherits a house in the small town of Crimson Falls, she jumps at the opportunity to start over in the seemingly idyllic location. A photographer struggling to find work, Cleo stumbles into the woods looking for a dead body announced on her police scanner. But she’s not prepared for what she finds -- the body of her handyman, and the only man in town who has seen her at her most vulnerable, Officer Will Truman.

Still reeling from being discarded by her second husband, Cleo has a hard time with trust, keeping everyone at arm’s length. But when she’s thrown into assisting Officer Truman with the case, she becomes consumed by the investigation. As she learns that every neighbor harbors dark secrets, she starts to wonder how she can really call Crimson Falls home, and if she can trust the man she’s starting to care for.

When the killer strikes again, closer to home than Cleo ever thought possible, she grows desperate to learn the truth. But in a town riddled with secrets, lies, and mysteries, is there such a thing?

A standalone installment of the thrilling Crimson Falls novella series...Do you dare to read all eight?
-Original Sin by Greta Cribbs
-The Last Dupont by Rachel Renee
-All the Dark Corners by Emerald O'Brien
-Flawed Plan by Amabel Daniels
-Returned Home by Julie Strier
-Sight in the Dark by AM Ialacci
-The Stranger in the Woods by Kiersten Modglin
-Little Girl Lost by Laurèn Lee


The Way the Cookie Crumbles: Ginger Burnet Cozy Mysteries
by Clementine Moore
$0.00, 266 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #1 in Women's Detective Fiction

There’s a new sleuth in Little Chiswick! Meet Ginger Burnet, the amateur baker, cat loving, daring detective of our hearts!



Ginger Burnet has been away from her hometown of Little Chiswick for some years now, following what she thought was her dream of a career. Recently returned from big city life, and in an attempt to reconnect with her roots and restart her life, she takes up the job of school baker at the esteemed Chiswick Park Academy. Further turning her back on her recent past and following her true aspirations as an amateur baker, stars seem to finally align in Ginger’s life.

When a mysterious invitation to a bake-off challenge for a new TV reality show comes up, Ginger takes the opportunity to further cement her presence in the small town. She still has a month until her new job starts, so what harm could possibly be done?

As the contestants gather at the highly gated Manor, things take a bloody turn, and all of a sudden ten strangers will need to work together to get out of their host’s murdering sight.

Can Ginger solve the mystery and save her life in time? Will her natural instincts protect her from the mansion’s death traps?

Find out in this page-turning mystery full of wild turns and family secrets that will rock Little Chiswick to the core, and announce the arrival of a new amateur sleuth in town!

*If you like quirky characters, witty dialogue, heart-wrenching twists and turns, and lots of mystery, then you’ll love “The Way the Cookie Crumbles”!

Download “The Way the Cookie Crumbles” and unlock the exciting first mystery of Ginger today!


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Mischief Over Mums: A Madis Harrah Mystery
by Aubrey Elle
$0.00, 325 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #18 in Cozy Crafts & Hobbies Mystery
All Madis Harrah wants is to finish her first season of landscaping without any more drama. No more persnickety customers, no more hassle of organizing invoices, and no more equipment hiccups. It’s almost fall, so it should be easy to wrap up her debut year of business without a headache, right?

Wrong. As a finale, she begins work on a large estate just outside the small town of Payton. The owner is a former classmate, and while it’s great reuniting with a familiar face, it’s not so nice to discover the property vandalized. This isn’t a one-time incident, either, and when Madis’s project is destroyed, it seems the end of the season will only be soiled with mischief.

Can she help identify the vandal before she loses the job?


The Tire Shredder: A Cozy Mystery
by Liz Turner
$0.00, 125 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #4 in Religious Mysteries

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A notorious thug known as ‘the Tire-Shredder' is terrorizing the city of Greenwich, Connecticut.

The unauthorized placement of traffic spikes has resulted in twelve incidents and numerous injuries.

The city is confused about whose jurisdiction it is until a high-profile law firm threatens to sue them for damages.

Professor Selma, a quirky, retired investigator, is selected to lead a secret ‘Tire Shredder’ task force.

When the number of incidents rises, public-opinion heats up. As their funding decreases, the task force is hurled into a race against the clock to find the Tire-Shredder before he strikes again.

Who is behind these bizarre occurrences? And why? Selma and her team have to solve this mystery before it’s too late!



Deputy Grimm to the Rescue
by Sara Barton
$0.00, 459 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #237 in Mystery Romance
Three books from the popular series in one package -- Meet gutsy, goodhearted Deputy Gabby Grimm, the only female officer in the Latimer Falls Sheriff’s Department as she takes on big city trouble in rural Vermont!

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTER #1 -- She’s got her work cut out for her when ruthless terrorists come a-calling! As the war on terror invades her idyllic Vermont village, Gabby refuses to surrender. While working on an antiterrorist software program for Ramparts Manufacturing, Jonathan Klarsfeld is brutally murdered at his lakeside cabin and his family is taken hostage. Enter Sam Hogan, Army counter-terrorism specialist. He shakes, rattles, and rolls his way into Gabby’s world with a flash bang! She and her colleagues join forces with Sam and the Vermont State Police to rescue the Klarsfeld family. In the breathless blink of an eye, the wild chase is on and all bets are off on what happens next!

WHERE’S HANSEL AND GRETEL’S GINGERBREAD HOUSE? #2 -- A desperate plea from Cousin Annette takes Gabby to NYC just before Christmas, to unofficially hunt for a missing co-worker at Frist and Company. The FBI had an inside man on the job. When the heart of an ugly construction fraud surfaces, his bosses squeeze him to produce results for the DOJ, but he’s got it bad for Annette, and that ain’t good. Desperate to help her cousin navigate her way out of this legal mess and keep Annette from being incarcerated for the holidays, Gabby stumbles into an even bigger danger. The devious villain is determined to carry out his lethal plot to get away with murder!

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD AND THE SECRET COOKIE RECIPE #3 -- Willie Dumfries is the real deal, a Big, Bad Wolf who will stop at nothing to punish Sheriff Rufus Parteger. On a romantic night with her Army Special Forces boyfriend, Sam Hogan, Gabby unexpectedly finds the Parteger family car abandoned in a parking lot. The sheriff’s teenage daughter is later rescued, but Willie Dumfries has a far more extensive and powerful reach than anyone imagined. When Mary Ellen Parteger is snatched a second time, this time right out of the Vermont Department of Public Safety building, an unofficial hostage rescue team is quickly assembled from an odd mix of deputies, state troopers, FBI agents, and Special Forces soldiers, who must find the corrupt cop in their midst, rescue the girl, and locate the rest of the missing Parteger family before Willie can finish the job.


Hijinks in Ajijic: A sassy senior sleuth cozy mystery (Viviane's Adventures Mystery)
by Vikki Walton
$0.00, 45 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #1 in 90-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads

Fireworks at dawn are not the only surprises that await Viviane in Mexico.

Viviane Masters is seeking adventure. Putting together two of her loves--travel and pets--she decides to become a global housesitter against her daughter's wishes. Yet when she arrives for her first sit in the sleepy ex-pat town in Mexico, she senses an undercurrent in the placid locale. When she receives threatening notes at the casa where she's staying, she has to figure out if the warning is meant for the homeowner or for her. Will Viviane's first adventure be her last?

Hijinks in Ajijic (A-he-hek) is the prequel to Deception in Devon (Book 1 in the Viviane's Adventures Mysteries).

★★★★★If you enjoy sassy senior sleuths, love travel, and animals, along with clean cozy mysteries, enjoy this short read that introduces you to Viviane Masters.★★★★★




Family Drama
by A.R. Leopard
$0.00, 176 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #10,053 in Historical Fantasy
Darcy.

A strange name for a woman, but it suited her.

Darcy, and most who knew her only knew her by that name, but maybe that was because few knew her well enough to know that she even had another name. Or maybe nobody cared enough to ask. She was a woman wrapped in mystery. She wasn’t like the other women of her day. She wasn’t a lady of high society, and she wasn’t a woman in service to the higher class. She wasn’t a beggar and she wasn’t in trade. And yet, for all her not fitting in, she could blend in wonderfully into any crowd. No one knew her and yet all had seen her. She was just another face, but her face could be so remarkably strange you wondered how she could ever be taken as a commoner. She was secretive and dark, and could be just as impressive as she could be revolting.

Darcy was the child of a strange fate and and heir to a curious destiny. This could be no better displayed than by the fact that she was greeted by two shrill screams as she was carried, unconscious, across a bright and crowded ballroom by the most eligible bachelor in the room.


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Cannon's Mouth: A Rafferty P.I. Thriller (Rafferty : Hardboiled P.I. Book 5)
by W. Glenn Duncan
$0.00, 241 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (19 reviews), #5 in Assassination Thrillers
Max Krandorff is dead and mutilated

Rafferty's been left holding the bag

And it's full of cash ...



It's not your typical day when Rafferty gets mistaken for a hitman.

Always the altruist, Rafferty tries to warn the intended victim, only to find he's too late.

Rafferty soon discovers that Max's business partner, Carl, is behind the gruesome murder, but damned if anyone knows where Carl is now.

And that's when the phone calls start. The killer wants credit for Max's murder and "my money, or else!"

Thus begins a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Max's killer knows all about Rafferty: who he is, where he lives and works, and where he and Hilda sleep. On the other hand, Rafferty knows squat about the voice on the other end of the phone.

Only that if he doesn't locate Carl and the killer soon, his whole world could go up in flames.


In the tradition of the best pulp thrillers, CANNON'S MOUTH is the fifth book in the Rafferty P.I. thriller series.

Rafferty's a Dallas P.I. and an ex-cop who spent enough time on the streets to understand how things work.

He may quote Latin occasionally, smoke too much, and be a cynical sonofabitch, but when the shit hits the fan and you need someone you can trust, you'll be glad you called Rafferty.

If you take your thrillers hardboiled, drizzled with pulp, and an extra helping of wise-cracking tough talk, you'll love Rafferty P.I.

Buy CANNON'S MOUTH today and discover the series readers are saying is "... on my list of great private eye writers along with Kinky Friedman, Elmore Leonard, and Lawrence Sanders."


Praise for Rafferty: P.I.

"If you like Parker's Spenser, or Robert Crais' Elvis Cole you should love the Rafferty series." - Mark A. Johnson

"Sometimes it seemed W. Glenn Duncan's Texas P.I. Rafferty had a rule for everything, but the fact remains that most of them were a hoot. And, of course, a further irony is that "Rafferty's Rules" is, in fact, an Australian football term for "no rules at all." - Thrilling Detective Website

"I have all of the Rafferty titles in my collection. I've gotten rid of a lot of stuff over the years, but the Rafferty books are a mainstay. I think they're terrific!" - Paul Bishop - Author of LIE CATCHERS

"Duncan truly captured the pure essence of the definitive smart-ass private eye in his character Rafferty. Take part Sam Spade with a little Mike Hammer, mix in some Spenser and you have an awesome character." - Cliff Fausset

"At first sniff, it may smell like Spenser with a cowboy hat, but take a good whiff: W. Glenn Duncan's Dallas, Texas private eye RAFFERTY was actually a blast of fresh air in what was rapidly becoming a glut of sensitive, soul-searching, overly politically-correct cookie cutter P.I.s in the late eighties. Of course, it helps that Dallas ain't Boston." - Kevin Burton Smith


The Man in the Brown Suit (Colonel Race Book 1)
by Agatha Christie
$0.00, 287 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (1,241 reviews), #21 in Traditional Detective Mysteries

On a ship from London to South Africa, a young woman gets wrapped up in a deadly scheme, in this classic novel by the master of mystery.

New to London, Anne Beddingfeld is hungry for adventure, when she witnesses a shocking accident. At the Hyde Park tube station, a man named L. B. Carton falls onto the tracks, dying instantly. An address for Mill House is found on Carton’s person, but only Anne notices the slip of paper he dropped—with the name of a ship and an inscrutable series of numbers.

When a woman is found strangled to death at Mill House and the only suspect is an unknown man in a brown suit, Anne becomes obsessed with the case. Booking passage on the ship from the mysterious piece of paper, she soon finds herself bound for South Africa in the company of killers and thieves, as she attempts to unravel a scheme of murder, betrayal, and stolen diamonds.


Sugar Got Low (River City Short Stories)
by Frank Zafiro
$0.00, 324 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #1 in Mystery Anthologies

SUGAR GOT LOW contains a tale of grifters, a prequel story to the well-regarded Ania series, several trips back to River City and one to La Sombra, Texas. Enjoy a Walter Mitty homage set in San Francisco, and a deadly day in Roman Britain, the heartbreaking story of a junkie, and the suspenseful one of a murderer in a black car. At the end of it all, you'll experience the dark but inspiring title story of perseverance that was only made possible because of a misunderstood lyric.

Four-time Derringer finalist Frank Zafiro weaves a lucky thirteen tales drawn from throughout his career with one thing in common - characters you may love or hate, but will certainly feel.



Act of God
by John Hayden
$0.00, 251 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Hard-Boiled
ACT OF GOD Normal engineers like to build things...James McGettigan works solely on failures. Inspiration come from listening to his wife...she's been dead from cancer almost two years...his diagnosis is brand new. He sees politicians clearly...as venal creatures worthy more of mockery than admiration...yet his clients are those same creatures and he, himself, is a Mayor of a South Florida village. Uber-wealthy CEO's are his fondest source of ridicule...they are his neighbors. On a hazardous waste site, McG thinks he's looking for a body, only to be buried when a bulldozer covers their exit. A gymnasium roof in Portland, Maine had collapsed in a snowstorm. McG crawled under and over wreckage, finding bodies and saving two lives. In Memphis, Millions of gallons of sewage have spilled into the Mississippi River. Black church leaders accuse Mayor Patterson, a black minister, of environmental racism. A young girl is raped at a Florida ballfield. McG rescues the victim...singing a lullaby as he does. He's a suspect. In Memphis, a second rape, hauntingly similar to Florida, is reported. Two cases of engineering failures. Two rapes. McG believes he's the only one connecting the dots...if they aren't imaginary. A third rape entwines McG in a monster's web. His theories will never pass scrutiny with the police. Needing an adversary's help, McG breaks the rules of law and civil behavior; never expecting what will happen. Or how he will respond.


Keeping Secrets in St. Louis: A Frank Dodge Mystery (Frank Dodge Mysteries)
by Dean Klinkenberg
$0.00, 117 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #4 in LGBTQ+ Mystery

A stolen treasure. A scandalous affair. This was not the assignment he signed up for.


Plagued by self-doubt, novice freelance writer Frank Dodge is determined to prove he made the right choice to start a new career. Excited about an assignment to write a profile of a St. Louis institution, his mood is deflated when he finds the museum staff in chaos over the theft of their most valuable item: the original score for Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer.


The museum director, worried about news of the theft leaking out, asks Dodge to help find the missing document. With his assignment busted, he agrees. Maybe the anonymous philanthropist who donated the valuable piece of ragtime history isn’t as charitable as she seems. Or maybe the smug head of the museum’s governing board has a hidden agenda. As Dodge zeroes in on a suspect, a suspicious death and a secretive affair threaten to derail his investigation.

Will Dodge find the missing score or will the museum’s cagey staff derail Dodge’s writing career before it starts?

Keeping Secrets in St. Louis is the first story in the Frank Dodge mystery series. If you like complex characters, atmospheric settings, and a dose of snarky humor, then you’ll love Dean Klinkenberg’s engaging page-turner.

Get Keeping Secrets in St. Louis to unmask the truth today!



Murders Most Phobic: Someone has the perfect gift for you
by Julie Mayger
$0.00, 243 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Hard-Boiled
Irrational fears have prompted various women to seek therapy at the clinic of a psychiatrist – as he advertises himself – in the East End of London.

Shortly after their sessions, each woman’s phobia pays an unwelcome visit, and while in the grip of terror, they are murdered.

But why?

Two detectives are following leads in varying unorthodox ways, banter flowing between them.

Meanwhile, other eclectic characters either help or hinder as the bodies keep mounting up.



THE GARBAGE GAME: Murder, Greed, Deception & Blackmail
by John Hayden
$0.00, 297 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Hard-Boiled
SEX, MONEY & POWER…just ways to keep score in the Garbage Game, a Blood-sport where lies are expected, cheating is routine and violence is a matter of one’s point of view .Gordon Palmer operates a huge landfill. Illegal is OK: Cash only.Jim Stevens, environmental inspector, discovers lethal waste, and stumbles between right and wrong.Southern States Garbage is minting money. A teenage girl is only one of their victims. Governor Clifford Elias needs to maintain his environmentalist image. Bobby Kuchefski is County Leader of Holt County. Plans on being Governor. Daniel Snyder builds incinerators. Alliances with the devil do not concern him. Monsignor Robert Szathmary thinks he knows the risks that accompany environmental terrorism.Monika Frantangelis is heir apparent to a paper recycling empire. Beautiful and wealthy is not enough; she wants more…at any price.Attorney Phillip Spazutta is Guru of Garbage. Spazutta has unwritten rules…not found in law books.Curtis ‘Weasel’ Weiss wants to win a Pulitzer…a little too much.


POE'S MYSTERIES: Complete Murder Mysteries, Thriller Tales & Detective Stories (Illustrated): The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Black Cat, The Purloined ... Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher…
by Edgar Allan Poe
$0.00, 312 pages, 2.5 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #67 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries
Poe is generally considered the father of the detective fiction genre. His detective tales featuring C. Auguste Dupin laid the groundwork for future detectives in literature. This collection includes Poe's mysteries, detective stories and crime tales.
Table of Contents:
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Mystery of Marie Roget
The Purloined Letter
The Gold Bug
Thou Art the Man
The Man of the Crowd
Asignation
The Tell-Tale Heart
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains
The Oblong Box
The Black Cat
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Premature Burial
The Masque of the Red Death
The Devil in the Belfry
The Cask of Amontillado
William Wilson
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic, best known for his poetry and short stories of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story.


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The Second Secret (An Action Mystery (Mackenzie August series) Book 2)
by Alan Lee
$0.00, 200 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (252 reviews), #7 in Private Investigator Mysteries
★★★★★ "In the company of greats." 
★★★★★ "Parker, Spillane, Sue Grafton, Raymond Chandler...Alan Lee will soon be in their company." 

Book Two of the Next Great Detective Series
Meet Veronica Summers.
She's a femme fatale in Jimmy Choo heels--a local attorney needing the services of a private investigator.
  
She's come to the right place. Mackenzie August is hired to sniff out a traitorous informant hiding in an underworld operation. It's an assignment he should turn down--if only someone other than Ronnie Summers had asked, maybe he could have...
  
Mackenzie is tossed into the deep end and finds himself mingling with the mafioso. Is his professional career worth risking for the sake of a cute girl with sordid secrets?


Truth Be Damned: Luck and Judgment Private Investigator Crime Thriller Series Book 2
by Solomon Carter
$0.00, 181 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (76 reviews), #17 in Pulp Thrillers
With the dark cloud of their last case still hanging over them, private detectives Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley take on a rich celebrity client. It looks like better times are coming. The celebrity is worried his daughter is in love with a shyster - and he’s not wrong. A gang of con artists are determined to apply emotional blackmail to drain his wealth. The job soon becomes a race against time to prevent a sham marriage and Eva is willing to do almost anything to succeed.

But the case is not what it seems. Sinister forces work behind the scenes… and it won't be long before Eva and Dan must face the truth and the menace behind it. And that’s not all. Their PI apprentice, 'the kid' is hiding some very deep trouble. And is a journalist with smoldering eyes and wicked lips getting under Dan Bradley’s skin...? The PIs must tread carefully, as everything they hold dear could be at stake.

Lust sets a trap. Men in the shadows are pull all the strings. Danger looms at every turn.

Full of dramatic tension, with snappy dialogue, mystery, twists, thrilling action, humor and a hint of romance, this full-length novel will satisfy fans of great mysteries and crime thrillers. If you love Lee Child, Robert Crais, Harlan Coben, Ian Rankin, Christopher Greyson and the Long Time Dying series you will love Luck & Judgment!

Eva Roberts & Dan Bradley - The Luck & Judgment Private Investigator Crime Thriller Series

LUCK & JUDGMENT - Book 1
TRUTH BE DAMNED – Book 2
THE SHARP END – Book 3
DON’T GO GENTLY – Book 4

Categorised as:
Private investigator crime thriller series
Private investigator mystery novel series
Private investigator novel series
Private detective novel series
Pulp thriller
Men’s action and adventure
British crime thrillers

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Chrysalis Expedition
by RC Merrell
$0.00, 396 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #5,975 in Private Investigator Mysteries
The letter postmarked from Zach’s home town lacked a return address on the envelope and the letter was not signed; it was just an anonymous plea for help. The only clues were the sloppy handwriting resembling that of a professional who writes quickly and often, and the last five words of the letter, “Chrysalis may destroy the world.”

Once in New Bend, it didn’t take long for Zach and his wife, Layla, to realize something was off. After only five minutes in town while filling their car with gas, Zach saw the distinct face of an old male friend. His interest was piqued because he was now a she. Unusual, though not unheard of, but after a few repeated discoveries as well as impossible changes in ethnicity in this small, “normal” community, Zach wondered about his own sanity. The urgency of the situation increased with the discovery of a dead man tied to a pole at the local shooting range. Zach and Layla needed answers and that meant finding the person who wrote the letter. What was “Chrysalis” and how was it related to these encounters? What could this mean for Zach’s home town, or for that matter, the world?

The Chrysalis Expedition takes us through the intriguing mystery of strange happenings in a small town, investigated by a team of married detectives, Zach and Layla Morrelli. Tasked to get to the bottom of these strange occurrences, the investigative duo return to Zach’s home town to scrutinize the bizarre, and otherwise impossible, alterations within the population.


A Deadly Marriage
by Roderic Jeffries
$0.00, 188 pages, 3.2 out of 5.0 (22 reviews), #13 in Legal Thrillers
It was common knowledge that David and Catalina Plesence's marriage was on the verge of collapse.

And nearly everyone knew David was seeing a lot of an attractive widow living nearby.

David longed for a divorce, but Catalina had other plans.

She adamantly refused to contemplate the idea: though she was prepared to obtain a judicial separation — provided the alimony was large enough.

When a man died after having had a drink in their house, the police establish that it was the work of poison and start looking to Catalina and David for answers.

Catalina finally sees her chance to exact terrible revenge against David.

She claims that the poison had been meant for her and that David had tried to kill her…

But who is the real murderer?

And will Catalina’s allegation be held as truth?

Either way, their marriage is surely over…

A Deadly Marriage is a classic murder mystery from a master of the genre.

Praise for Roderic Jeffries



'A first-rate whodunit turning on the resourcefulness of a country gentleman who exploits the process of the law to delay its action. Author on the top of his legal and social form.' Francis Goff, Sunday Telegraph

‘Tension builds up and there are two exciting court scenes. Roderic Jeffries established a very high reputation for himself in the field of the legal thriller with Exhibit No. Thirteen and Dead Against the Lawyers. Once again he has used a little known quirk of the law, and woven round it an enthralling story of immense intricacy.’  Maurice Richardson, Observer

‘The resulting legal intricacies make fascinating reading.' Hester Makeig, Spectator

'First-class, smoothly told, fine court scenes and sketches of lawyers entirely absorbing.' John Clarke, Evening Standard

‘The most ingenious of Mr. Jeffries's exercises in legal trickery.' Julian Symons, Sunday Times

'Good court scenes; very competent.' Peter Dickinson, Punch

'...is for the mystery story connoisseur and particularly the man who can appreciate this ingenious exercise in legal trickery.' Police World

Roderic Jeffries was born in London in 1926 and was educated at Harrow View House Preparatory School and the Department of Navigation, University of Southampton.

In 1943 Roderic Jeffries joined the New Zealand Shipping Company as an apprentice and sailed to Australia and New Zealand, but later transferred to the Union Castle Company in order to visit a different part of the world. He returned to England in 1949 where he was admitted to the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn and read for the Bar at the same time as he began to write. He was called to the Bar in 1953, and after one year's pupilage practiced law for a few terms during which time there to write full time. His first book, a sea story for juveniles, was published in 1950.


Mystery At The Mansion (Mayur Varma Mysteries Book 3)
by Vijay Kerji
$0.00, 318 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #191 in Police Procedurals
If you're looking for a plot oriented detective novel like Agatha Christie works, this book is for you.

Detective Mayur Varma decides to investigate the murder of a college professor, Rithika Menon, after inspector Prakash Malhotra requests an inquest on behalf of his close friend's daughter.
Mayur finds that Rithika was responsible for the job suspension of her colleague, Ashish Khurana, because of his sexual harassment. He also discovers that Rithika's brother-in-law and his girlfriend stole Rithika's diamond necklace and are most likely conspired to kill her along with their servants. Mayur along with his junior assistant Aisha Mishra takes the help of Rithika's husband Sampath Menon to unravel the murder mystery only to learn that the mystery is deeper than he initially has thought. Will he be successful in finding the murderer? Read on…


Mask of Innocence (An Inspector Patton Mystery Book 10)
by Roger Ormerod
$0.00, 287 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #56 in Private Investigator Mysteries
As Richard Patton, an ex-Detective Inspector enjoying early retirement, well knows, the reading of a will can arouse strong passions.

When he and his wife Amelia escort their friend, Mary Pinson, to Penhavon Park to hear the reading of the will of Mary’s former master, Sir Rowland Searle, it proves to be a suitably dramatic event.

Rowland’s estate has been split up unevenly between the Searle children - and tensions within the family start to rise.

Richard Patton is sceptical of the all too simple explanation for Sir Rowland’s sudden death.

He starts to suspect there is much more to the Searle family history then Mary has been letting on.

When he stumbles upon the body of Mary’s brother, he resolves to investigate the many mysteries that have remained in the shadows at Penhavon Park for decades.

The household descended into anarchy and adultery years ago, and Mary and the Searles look desperately to Patton for answers.

Tirelessly turning over the questions in his mind, Patton is determined to tear off the Mask of Innocence and provide them…

Mask of Innocence is an expertly plotted crime thriller that will keep readers guessing to the last page.

Praise for Roger Ormerod



"The story gallops along with an irresistible momentum...always fascinating...the shape is near perfect. The characterisation is splendid, the situations dramatic and compelling, the style economic and energetic. What more can a book offer, or a reader ask?" - Reginald Hill

"Eclectic, underrated Ormerod can be relied upon to come up with the startling goods" Sunday Times

"I am glad to announce that the detective novel is still alive and well in Mr Ormerod's skillful hands " The Spectator


'Fast-moving, with well-orchestrated jiggery-pokery; not unlike an early Dick Francis in tone and method' Times Literary Supplement

Roger Ormerod
(1920-2005) was a prolific writer of ingenious and densely plotted crime novels - some 35 in all - which were published in the UK and the USA. He lived in Wolverhampton and amongst other things worked as a civil servant and as a Social Security inspector – backgrounds which he made full use of in his fiction, as he did with his hobbies of painting and photography. His novels include Full Fury, A Death to Remember and The Night She Died.


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Axe to Grind: A British Crime Thriller (A DCI Pilgrim Thriller Book 1)
by A L Fraine
$0.00, 254 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (83 reviews), #18 in Traditional Detective Mysteries
A murdered woman, a haunted detective, and a killer with an axe to grind.

A woman is slaughtered in a vicious attack, and left in an abandoned building, handcuffed to a chair.

Invited by a former colleague to join a new team in the South of England, DCI Jon Pilgrim takes on the case of the murdered young woman. Partnered with the captivating DS Kate O’Connell, they hunt for the killer.

The victim's links to the local gangs seems to lead to an open and shut case, but Jon isn’t convinced. The killer seems to be sending a message. But what is it?

Just as things seem to be making sense, another body is found in a similar state.
This victim seems unrelated to the first, but it’s clearly the same killer.

Jon must deal with gang bosses, jealous partners, and come to terms with his own tragic past to find the killer before the death toll rises.
But as things escalate, Jon fears the past is about to repeat itself, and tear him apart.

Axe to Grind is a pulse-pounding new thriller from author A L Fraine. Perfect for fans of LJ Ross, JD Kirk, JM Dalgliesh and Ian Rankin.


The Upper Hand: A Chilling British Crime Thriller (A DC O'Connell Crime Thriller Book 1)
by A L Fraine
$0.00, 257 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (35 reviews), #10 in Traditional Detective Mysteries
There's been a brutal murder in the Surrey countryside and it's DC Kate O'Connell's first case.
Will it also be her last?


Kate was driven to become a detective following the tragic murder of her aunt when she was a teenager. Memories of that unsolved case, and how she handled it, hang over her to this day.

But Kate is keen to prove herself to her superiors and fights to break through the lies that surround this new victim’s life. Meanwhile, the chilling nature of the murder dredges up those disturbing memories, and Kate begins to wonder if there's a link between the two cases.

While wrestling with the demons of her past, Kate learns that her partner has a few skeletons in his own closet. His reputation threatens to taint the investigation and ruin her career before it starts.

Kate must break the silence surrounding the victim to get to the truth before it’s too late, and the death toll rises.

Join Kate as she descends into a murky world of murder and conspiracy in the English Home Counties, in a Thriller that bestseller J D Kirk describes as: "An exciting new voice in British Crime fiction."

Readers of J D Kirk, L J Ross, David Blake, and Daniel Cole, and fans of True Detective and Seven should enjoy The Upper Hand.


The Art of Detection (Edward Gamble Mysteries Book 1)
by Sam Spicer
$0.00, 284 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #12,882 in Traditional Detective Mysteries
The idyllic village of Hadenville doesn’t turn out to be quite as peaceful as Charlie Cutler expects when he moves there to stay with friend and fellow teacher, Edward Gamble. Edward has a talent for solving crimes. Unfortunately he also has a knack for getting into trouble, and Charlie finds himself drawn into some intriguing, and even dangerous, situations.
When Edward uncovers details of a crime which his late father had been investigating he can’t resist the urge to dig a little deeper, and resolves to finish what his father had begun years before. With just a handful of cryptic clues he begins to unravel the truth, little realising how perilous that will prove to be!


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BRITISH MURDER MYSTERIES Boxed Set: 350+ Thriller Classics, Detective Novels & True Crime Stories: Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot Cases, P. C. Lee Series, ... Cases, Eugéne Valmont Stories and many more
by Agatha Christie
$0.00, 26295 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (315 reviews), #4 in Teen & Young Adult Detective Story eBooks
This meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:
Edgar Wallace:
The Four Just Men
The Council of Justice
The Just Men of Cordova
The Law of the Four Just Men
The Nine Bears
Angel Esquire
The Fourth Plague or Red Hand
Grey Timothy or Pallard the Punter
The Man who Bought London
The Melody of Death
A Debt Discharged
The Tomb of T'Sin
The Secret House
The Clue of the Twisted Candle
Down under Donovan
The Man who Knew
The Green Rust
Kate Plus Ten
The Daffodil Murder
Jack O'Judgment
The Angel of Terror
The Crimson Circle
Take-A-Chance Anderson
The Valley of Ghosts
P.-C. Lee Series
Arthur Conan Doyle:
Sherlock Holmes Series
A Study in Scarlet
The Sign of Four
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Valley of Fear
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
His Last Bow
Other Mysteries
True Crime Stories
Wilkie Collins:
The Woman in White
No Name
Armadale
The Moonstone
The Haunted Hotel
The Law and The Lady
The Dead Secret
Miss or Mrs?
R. Austin Freeman:
Dr. Thorndyke Series
Other Mysteries
Agatha Christie:
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Secret Adversary
H. C. McNeile:
Bulldog Drummond
The Black Gang
G. K. Chesterton:
The Innocence of Father Brown
The Wisdom of Father Brown
Arthur Morrison:
Martin Hewitt Series
Dorrington & Hicks Stories
Ernest Bramah:
Max Carrados Stories
Victor L. Whitechurch:
The Canon in Residence
Thrilling Stories of the Railway
Thomas W. Hanshew:
Hamilton Cleek Series
E. W. Hornung:
A. J. Raffles Series
Mystery Novels
J. S. Fletcher:
Mystery Novels
Paul Campenhaye – Specialist in Criminology
Rober Barr:
The Triumph of Eugéne Valmont
Jennie Baxter, Journalist
The Adventures of Sherlaw Kombs
The Adventure of the Second Swag
Frank Froest Mystery Novels
C. N. Williamson & A. M. Williamson Mystery Novels
Isabel Ostander Mystery Novels


Harry Hunter Mystery Series: Book 1-2
by Willow Rose
$0.00, 357 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (96 reviews), #2 in Police Procedurals

This is the first two books in Willow Rose's electrifying new Harry Hunter Mystery series.

Mystery, love, and action this series has it all.


BOOK 1: ALL THE GOOD GIRLS:

Detective Harry Hunter of Miami PD’s homicide squad throws himself into a case no one asked him to solve.

Four teenagers from one of Miami's affluent neighborhoods are murdered on a boat. Another is found dead in a dumpster. All five of them go to the same school and are on a list of witnesses to another crime.

Because he's in bad standing with his boss, Harry is given the task of protecting a possible future victim, but Harry isn't always known to follow his boss's orders.

Soon, he'll risk everything while racing to stop a killer who has left everyone else in the homicide squad shaking in terror.


BOOK 2: RUN GIRL RUN:

When a mother and her child are pulled out of the harbor in their car, the case seems pretty straightforward for Miami PD and Detective Harry Hunter.

Everything points to a murder-suicide.

They were homeless, living in their car, and the mother decided to end it all for them both by driving into the water.

But the case is not what it looks like, Detective Harry Hunter soon realizes.

Harry’s daughter is carrying devastating knowledge about their deaths, and soon she becomes the killer’s next target.

As Harry races to protect her, he is betrayed by someone he thought he knew, leaving him terrified of trusting anyone in a town filled with liars.


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A Brave Alliance to the Rescue: A Historical Western Adventure Book
by Henry McConley
$0.00, 462 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (56 reviews), #1 in History of the U.S.
Noah Galloway is a brave bounty hunter drifting from one adventure to the next, seemingly untouched by danger. A dark secret from his past is still causing him trouble, though... Whenever he's in a sheriff's office, he's afraid that his face might show up on a wanted poster. Even though his quick draw has saved him on more than one occasion, an unfortunate incident has put him on the run. From that moment on, he's only had one thing on his mind; to find peace. In order to achieve that, he goes on a perilous hunt in order to catch the Zanders, a gang of ruthless criminals who escaped from prison, but an unexpected ally will appear and change his plans. Noah will have to choose between the dark desire of vengeance and his deeper need for redemption. Will he manage to escape every trap on his way and accomplish his mission of justice?

Noah experiences situations that put his skills and allegiances to the test, while he fights to prove his innocence. During his search for the Zander brothers, he meets Abby, another bounty hunter who wants revenge for her dead husband. Although there is friction between them, there's also an obvious, undeniable attraction. Abby will open up to him about her struggles and Noah will trust her with his secret. Before he knows it, his unexpected interest for Abby will put his life in danger. After being framed for a crime he didn't commit and tired of being haunted by his painful past, Noah will try to come clean with Abby's help...However, will he manage to silence the echoes of his past and finally let Abby in?

Both Noah and Abby are struggling to escape their own demons. When they join forces for the greater good, they find encouragement in the tentative trust that grows between them. Can their alliance withstand the danger and coming confrontation and unite them, or will it tear them apart forever?

"A Brave Alliance to the Rescue" is a historical adventure novel of approximately 60,000 words. No cliffhangers, only pure unadulterated action.


Four and a Half Minutes (Glory Woods Mystery Book 7)
by K Leitch
$0.00, 454 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #399 in Crime Thrillers
All it took was four and a half minutes….

‘A wise old man once told me that “Hell” as he saw it, wasn’t the fire and brimstone of the Old Testament. It was rather the eternal agony of frustration and regret. Frustration for the things that you didn’t do when you had the chance and regret for the mistakes you’d made, that once done could never ever be put right.’

It’s the mid 1990’s and 24 year old Carla Hooper is just embarking on her first murder investigation as a detective constable with the Birmingham CID.

With three victims so far, all young girls, all strangled and their bodies hideously mutilated, Detective Inspector John Havers and his team are all desperately looking for a breakthrough in the case. When a fourth body is discovered however, the investigation takes on a new and more dangerous direction, throwing suspicion on the most trusted members of the community…even members of the team itself.


Birds of a Feather: 1: Swan & Peacock (Bennett Sisters Mysteries Book 14)
by Lise McClendon
$0.00, 85 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (33 reviews), #1 in Holiday Fiction
The Bennett Sisters meet in Wales for the holidays, gathering at Elise's new boyfriend's country home.

The Albion 'flock' comes together at their country house in Wales this year for their traditional solstice to Twelfth Night family gathering. Elise joins her summer fling, new boyfriend, Conor Albion, but finds some of the relatives are hostile to both of them. When Elise receives an unwanted attention from one of them, two of her sisters decide to come to the nearby village for emotional support. Elise won't run away from her problems this time-- but how will she deal with this indecent proposal?

Elise is in an awkward position but is determined not to run away from her problems. The presence of two of her sisters helps give her courage, but will it ruin her relationship with Conor and his family? Meanwhile Conor's parents tell him they won't support his golf 'hobby,' leaving him unsure of his financial and professional future. Then an uninvited guest descends, giving a promise of chaos to the gathering.

Will Annie and Merle be able to help Elise with her problem? Will the sisters stay for the announced but doubtful twelve-course French New Year's Eve dinner? Will the unwanted guest ruin the entire holiday?

First of a new trilogy, Birds of a Feather! The next installment will release in February, then concludes in March. Follow Lise McClendon here on Amazon to get updates about new releases!


The Enigma Factor: -A Techno Thriller (The Enigma Series Book 1)
by Charles V Breakfield
$0.00, 404 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (53 reviews), #3 in Technothrillers
A brilliant programmer is targeted by cyber predators!

Jacob Michaels, computer network security-tester extraordinaire, tries to settle into a quiet life of work to polish his cyber security skills after the death of his mother. Jacob is unaware that his growing reputation makes him a person of interest.

Cyber-criminals are hunting for new recruits. They target this brilliant programmer to seduce him into joining their cause. More people are hunting him than just the Russian cyber kingpin.

Jacob sets off to find those who are targeting him. He discovers he's in the crosshairs of previously unknown global experts. Of course, having his identity erased puts him front and center above anything else.

Buzz, when looking for the easy way, makes a ghastly judgement error and inadvertently crosses the line to the darknet. He pleads to his best friend Jacob for help. Jacob, brilliant as he is, doesn't have enough experience to help Buzz on his own.

Jacob battles against global cyber masterminds using his knowledge of programming, identity theft, and hacking. He is pulled up short when his security knowledge is dwarfed following his introduction to the distractingly beautiful encryptionist Petra.

Jacob's challenge is how to keep ahead of the criminals and learn who to trust.

In their debut TechnoThriller, The Enigma Factor, award-winning authors Breakfield and Burkey weave a complex tale of danger, intrigue, and international cyber combat. They use a relevant technology foundation, then layer on travel, romance, humor and mystery.

Like rust, the cat and mouse game of the new cyber warfare age never sleeps.

What Readers Are SayingKirkus - A complex thriller with a hacker-centric plot and polished technological descriptions that may attract new fans.

"Move over David Baldacci, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, and Clive Cussler. Burkey and Breakfield have created a storyline for the new millennium."

"Even if you're not that computer savvy, you will really like this series! I listened to book 1 on Audible. Kept me guessing and makes me even more nervous about cybersecurity for my devices!?"

"The story was extraordinarily true to life. if what this story narrated is close to being real, then the world is helplessly under siege."


Secrets : It Started With A Text (Secrets series Book 1)
by Damajae Davis
$0.00, 90 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #261 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
In a city full of secrets,lies, and murder. A local teen named Candice has gone missing after her frenemy Nicky is found dead. A year has gone by since the incident and Candice's younger sister April and her friends Nancy, Emily, and Travis including her twin brother James start to receive messages from an “ Anonymous” person who is Harassing and threatens to expose their secrets. A lot of secrets throughout the city, secrets that can destroy everyone. Who is this person?why is he or she targeting them? And how far are they willing to go?


Busted (Busted Series Book 1)
by Diane Kelly
$0.00, 338 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (54 reviews), #79 in Mystery Romance
CRIME ISN’T A GAME

With a .38 on her hip and 38DD’s on her chest, motorcycle cop Marnie Muckleroy is fully equipped and ready for action. Having recently divorced and relocated to the small Texas town where she was born and raised, Marnie is also ready for romance. There’s no lack of eligible men in Jacksburg. Problem is, they’re eligible for social security, food stamps, or parole. After a mystery man on a Ninja motorbike rides into her town and into her fantasies, she’s determined to find out who he is. If only dispatch and fate would stop getting in her way . . .

When a scam artist steals the identities of local children to commit credit card fraud, Marnie’s underfunded police force lacks the high-tech skills necessary to pursue the perpetrator. In steps Trey, a video game programmer with mad technical skills, along with a hard drive and plenty of RAM to keep Marnie satisfied until she can track down the elusive guy who rides the kick-ass Ninja.

NEITHER IS LOVE

As Marnie closes in on the stealthy biker, and she and Trey close in on the con artist, a dirty secret comes to light and threatens to tear Marnie’s world apart. Will she be able to piece her life back together, or is it Game Over for her?


Kathleen McClusky: Book 1: Retribution
by Jared McVay
$0.00, 285 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #112 in Police Procedurals
New Dramatic Series From Author Jared McVay
Several miles north and east of Redmond, Oregon, with what felt like her last bit of strength, Kathleen McClusky willed her aching, mud covered body over the top edge of the thirty foot deep abandoned well she'd been thrown into. Slumping down, she leaned back against the well, trembling and gasping for breath. "I did it," she said as tears streamed down her face. She looked around, knowing she might not be out of danger, yet. Whoever threw her into the well might still be nearby, watching and waiting.

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Kathleen McClusky is an ex-reporter from the Chicago Tribune newspaper on a vendetta to bring down the man who killed her fiance and a long line of women. She is the daughter of a fire breathing Irish cop who has taught her to be tough and strong - and she is relentless in wanting to bring Dr. Pruitt down. Retribution - meaning justice against the man who killed her fiance, along with many women while doing his illegal abortions. Life in prison or the needle, she doesn't care which as long as he can no longer hurt people. Call it revenge or vigilante justice...Kathleen calls it Retribution.
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EXCERPT
Several miles north and east of Redmond, Oregon, with what felt like her last bit of strength, Kathleen McClusky willed her aching, mud covered body over the top edge of the thirty-foot deep abandoned well she’d been thrown into. Slumping down, she leaned back against the well, trembling and gasping for breath. The blazing sun and hot sand of the high desert felt good against her cold, wet body. “I did it,” she said as tears streamed down her face. “I actually did it and I’m still alive!” Hysterical laughter over the realization of what she’d just accomplished lasted only long enough for her to recognize she might not be out of danger, yet. Whoever threw her into the well might still be nearby, watching and waiting.
Kathleen listened for any sounds that would alert her to their location and when she didn’t hear anything but the wind, she relaxed just a little. Using the top edge of the well to help support her, she pulled herself into a standing position and looked around. Her legs ached and felt weak. She was tired and hungry and knew she had lost track of time. Thinking back, she guessed it had to be at least three days, based on the sunrises she could remember. During all that time she’d had nothing to eat and her empty stomach was screaming for nourishment. Realizing she was in no immediate danger from the men who did this to her produced a sigh of relief. Next, she studied her surroundings and found nothing but juniper trees, high desert, and a small cluster of Aspen off to her left. Where had they taken her? she wondered. Every muscle in her body screamed with pain from the ordeal she’d been through. Her fingers were bleeding from where she had torn several fingernails loose trying to claw her way up the inside dirt wall of the well. The whole front of her was covered from head to toe with dirt and mud. Even her face and hair were covered with it. The inside of her mouth felt dry and gritty. She spit out a mouthful of what appeared to be dry dirt and then coughed several times, trying to clear her throat and get moisture back into her mouth. After several tries, she was finally able to make a sound. “This is definitely out in the middle of nowhere,” she murmured, staring around at her bleak surroundings. In the far west, Kathleen could see what she thought might be the Three Sisters Mountains, which gave her hope and a vague idea of where she might be, if that’s what they really were. She looked around and sighed. Being new to this part of the country she was still trying to learn her way around. Any place beyond her apartment and the grocery store, she was lost - and this place was definitely not anywhere near her apartment or the grocery store.


Brutal Bloodline: Prequel to Savage Bloodline
by M'Renee Allen
$0.00, 72 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #10 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
A life for a life.
That was the code they lived by. After their Don was gunned down, things changed. This was no longer a life for a life situation. A coward had tried to make a name for himself by taking on their family. It was time for the DeLucas to show their enemies just how brutally savage their bloodline could be.

Note to readers: This is not a romance. This is the prequel to the Savage Bloodline Mafia Romance Box Set coming 3/15/2022. Enjoy this glimpse into the DeLuca family!


Black Ops: Zulu (Tom Stiles Thrillers Book 1)
by Arthur Bozikas
$0.00, 238 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #1 in Action & Adventure Literary Fiction

Former black ops agent Tom Stiles is about to face the most personal - and deadly - appointment of his career.

Returning to be with his partner and twin daughters, Stiles finally has a shot at a normal life. But soon, death wraps its claws around his life once more, as a member of the Chechen Mafia is demanding a dangerous favor from him.

Trying to balance his new responsibilities and protect those he holds dear, Stiles is drawn in to a criminal syndicate with links to international terrorism. But does he still have what it takes to finish the job, and make it out alive?

Black Ops: Zulu is an action-packed thriller that explores the hidden connections between espionage, international fraud and the deadly potential of information technology.



Dead & Buried (A Partners in Crime Supernatural Mystery)
by T.K. Eldridge
$0.00, 203 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #99 in Paranormal Suspense

Detectives Kennedy and Donovan were partners for years. Then one of them died.
And yet, they're still partners.
Kennedy has to solve Donovan's death while his partner's ghost helps him. Sort of.
How do you explain where you got the tips?
How do you hide that you're speaking to thin air and no, you haven't lost your mind?
Kennedy has to hide how he's figuring it all out so he can keep his badge and solve the murder - before he ends up dead and buried too.

Check out Partners in Crime - a new supernatural mystery series by T.K. Eldridge.



Evolution of a killer - Family Matters: Retribution
by Robert Ullrich
$0.00, 245 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #17 in Assassination Thrillers
Derek Grimsrud, CIA black-ops, is kidnapped Los Zapatos drug cartel, set-up by another CIA Agent, Philip Weaver. Lazarus gets wind of the kidnapping. knowing they be taking him to the Lacadon Jungle, to become the prey in by the Zapatos men. A tradition started by his Uncle, Carlos Torano. The successful raid left 5 Zapatos dead, and Ben de la Sedro, Lazarus man inside the Zapatos, wounded.

Lazarus drops off Derek and his team at resort, footing all the bills, Then went home and took Angelique out into the Gulf of Mexico in his Tri-maran. LJ delivers bad news out into the gulf. The Zapatos ambushed the team. Ben was dead, and Derek and two of his team wounded - Derek was paralyzed.

Lazarus headed for Key West, retribution on his mind. From that point on, Lazarus had one mission - Destroy Adres Comacho the head of the cartel, and kill any one who stands in his way, leaving a path of destruction through Chihuahua all the way to Los Zapatos mountain stronghold. As Cooper Johnson, with help from Derek's team, The CIA Director of Black Ops, and even the new Mexican President, who will not deny Lazarus his justice.

Can Lazarus tear down a mountain stronghold and exact his revenge? What will happen to the paralyzed Derek Grimsrud?
Read Family Matters and find out. It has a 4.95 rating to date, praised by many as better then Evolution of a Killer.

This title is also available in Kindle format as well as paperback, and can be read free with Kindle Unlimited.. This is book two of the Lazarus Chronicles. Book three is scheduled for release April 15th, so save a little of the refund money, $2.99 for the Kindle Version or $9.99 for the paperback. You won't regret it. As an Independent Author, publishing in conjunction with Kindle Direct Publishing and Phantom Scorpio productions, reader reviews or even just a stars selection is very important and all Indie Authors appreciate it when you take the 5 minutes to do so. You can also rate our books on Goodreads.

I hope you like Family Matters, and my upcoming new novel, One Witness, slipping back in time to 2011 when Lazarus perspective was changed forever.

Thank you for purchasing my novel, or reading it free with Kindle Unlimited.
Robert Ullrich, Author and Poet. see all my titles and links to Amazon at https://phantomscorpioproductions.com


Not Too Young To Kill (The Assassin's Gift Book One): A Gripping Crime Thriller
by Ian C.P. Irvine
$0.00, 223 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (19 reviews), #4 in Assassination Thrillers

If there's one thriller you must read this year, this is it! A gripping, page turning thriller from an author everyone is falling in love with!



Not Too Young To Die (The Assassin's Gift Book One) is a tense, eye-opening thriller that will sweep you up and whisk you away on a breathtaking journey of adventure and discovery before dropping you exhausted on the shores of Loch Ness, incredulous, smiling, and begging for more!


Salvador is the top assassin in the world: an invisible killer, feared, respected, in demand, and hunted by every crime agency on the planet.


For Salvador, killing is an art-form and a way of life, until during an accidental meeting with a mysterious monk on the banks of Loch Ness in Scotland, Salvador is given a rare, unwanted gift: the ability to heal people.


Cursed and burdened with a 'gift' he cannot give back, Salvador must evaluate his life afresh, being able to kill with one hand, and cure with the other. Denying his Gift, he takes on his toughest assignments yet: to achieve the impossible by killing a top Scottish crime lord, Tommy McNunn, whilst locked up - and protected - inside Scotland's impenetrable and most secure prison, nestled amidst the Scottish Highlands. And then to kill DCI Campbell McKenzie, the man responsible for McNunn's imprisonment.


Now also hunted by Russia's top agent who is ordered to kill Salvador at all costs, Salvador discovers that everything in life happens for a reason, and that life and death are two sides of the same coin. A coin which he now owns.


But who is Salvador? What is the secret that protects his life? Why has he been given The Gift? And 'how' does he manage to pull off the crime of the century?


If you're looking for a new author to fall in love with and the Thriller of the Year!, look no further. Treat yourself to Not Too Young To Die (The Assassin's Gift Book One). Download and read it NOW!


The Assassin's Gift series is a fully independent series, but may be read in a series following 'Say You're Sorry', Remember Me? and ' I Spy, I Saw Her Die'.


NOTE: Book One of Two Parts:
Please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in Book Two. This is an excellent way to introduce yourself to this new and exciting author!- If you enjoy Book One, to continue the story you may then choose to download Book Two. Alternatively, readers are always recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two.


She's Not Coming Home
by Philip Cox
$0.00, 327 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (207 reviews), #1,068 in Suspense
Suppose your wife leaves work but never arrives home; you call, only to find nobody there has heard of her. If she doesn’t work there, where has she been going?

Matthew Gibbons thought he had it all – a house in a leafy Boston suburb, his wife Ruth and a beautiful son. But when one evening, after texting him ‘leaving now’, she doesn’t arrive home, and the staff at her office say they have no Ruth Gibbons working there, he sees his whole life collapse around him.

What could have made Ruth walk away from her home and her family? When Matt tries to piece together his wife’s life, he finds he never really knew the woman he married, the woman who apparently died in a car crash three years earlier…

What some readers said:

“The story captured me from the beginning and refused to let go.” (Amazon Super Customer)

“Amazing story that keeps you going until you’re finished with the whole book.” (arkiebornforever)

“This was such a good suspenseful story, and had a great surprise ending, could not put the book down. Well written and love a story that ends in a way you never expected.” (Nancy Garrett)

“…read it in one sitting as I couldn’t wait to know the outcome.” (Smorbes)

“I would recommend this book to any one who likes a good story.” (Greg)


Nowhere Man (Crocodile Dreaming)
by Graham Wilson
$0.00, 401 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #9 in Australian & Oceanian Literature
Who is the man from nowhere - parts of his body have been found in a billabong. At first it seems like a crocodile attack but turns into murder,

And who is the girl who was with him in his last few days?. Why will she tell nobody what really happened?

She wants to know who this man is for herself. She has his diary and needs to read it to understand, but cannot bring herself to do so.

She is an English visitor in Australia, She meets a charming but dangerous man from the outback. But who is he?

She goes travelling into the remotest parts of the country. She finds herself captivated but him and wants to know who he really is. He will not tells her anything about his past and when she seeks to find out she discovers terrible secrets. It seems like he is twinned to an ancient aboriginal predatory being.

Terrified she seeks to flee but it is too late. Finally at the place of the crocodiles she escapes with her life leaving him behind.

She returns to England and thinks she is safe home. But the awful secrets follow her,

Then the police have a body and have called it murder. Now they have evidence linking her to his final days.

She knows she is in terrible trouble and needs to know who this man is - the man from nowhere.

And the police search for answers too - who is this man who nobody seems to know?


The Adventures of Tucker & Winston: The Case of the Missing Race Car
by Pat Peri
$0.00, 26 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #149 in Children's Literature
The Adventures of Tucker and Winston: The Case of the Missing Race Car is a terrific bedtime story for ages 1 to 10. Tucker and Winston are sniffing out the clues on their newest case and need your help! Their friend Raccoon can't find his race car and he has a race in just a few hours! Was it stolen? Was it simply misplaced? Tag along with Tucker and Winston and find Raccoon's missing race car!


THE DETECTIVE EBENEZER GRYCE MYSTERIES – Complete Collection: 11 Mystery Novels in One Volume: New York Murder-Mysteries: The Leavenworth Case, A Strange ... Lane, The Circular Study, One of My Sons…
by Anna Katharine Green
$0.00, 2989 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #46 in Mystery Anthologies
This carefully crafted ebook: "THE DETECTIVE EBENEZER GRYCE MYSTERIES – Complete Collection: 11 Mystery Novels in One Volume" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
Detective Ebenezer Gryce Series is a collection of eleven novels featuring the author's main character, Detective Ebenezer Gryce of the New York Metropolitan Police Force. Anna Katharine Green is credited with shaping detective fiction into its classic form, and developing the series detective.
Table of Contents:
The Leavenworth Case
A Strange Disappearance
The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow
The Sword of Damocles
Hand and Ring
That Affair Next Door
Lost Man's Lane
The Circular Study
One of My Sons
The House of the Whispering Pines
Initials Only
Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935) was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories. Green has been called "the mother of the detective novel". She stamped the mystery genre with the distinctive features that would influence writers from Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle to contemporary authors of suspenseful "whodunits".


Deception: The Raven & The Rose: The Secret Society;Book One (The Rose & The Raven:The Secret Society 1)
by Katie Rose Kelly
$0.00, 379 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #11,257 in Mystery Romance
Young adult murder mystery: Betrayal,lies,deceit. Trust is one thing that dosen't come easy for me. Not after what happened three years ago. The people that hurt me start truning up dead. A group of new guys at my school want to protect me. I'm not sure if I can trust them ,there secretive, mysterious,and there is just something about them that is a little strange. I just might need their help after all when it looks like I'm the prime suspect. Can I trust the guys to save me in time before its too late?
Warning: The main character struggles with overcoming date rape at the young age of fourteen.



Silent Witness - Harriet MacAllister #1 (Red Files Series)
by Tom Watts
$0.00, 374 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #89 in Police Procedurals
Get ready for a new female hero to take the stage...

A profoundly detailed and thoroughly entertaining story...Amazon Reader

Harriet MacAllister has been called to help. A brilliant female detective and forensic specialist, Harriet is asked to go to Seattle. Jack Peterson, leader of a specialized investigative unit with the Seattle Police Department called The Red Files, has been shot. In a coma and hanging on the edge of death, he is unable to say who tried to kill him, or why. MacAllister arrives and questions the most reliable evidence there is: the forensic clues. Will the evidence lead her to the killer or will it take her places that are too dark, even for her?

Bursting with action and unforgettable characters, Silent Witness takes the reader through a police investigation, as seen through the eyes of a true-to-life Forensic Scientist.

Fans of Kathy Reichs and Patricia Cornwell will love this exciting debut murder mystery novel which was written by an actual expert in police forensics which features an all new female hero, Harriet MacAllister.




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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


eReaderIQ

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.


BookBub

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:

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.


Overdrive

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.


Gutenberg

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

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.

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