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Whacked: Misadventures of a Frustrated Mob Princess (A Lucie Rizzo Mystery Book 4)
by Adrienne Giordano
$0.00, 260 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
(Previously titled Dog Collar Chaos)

Paris. Milan. New York. Franklin, Illinois? Aspiring design mogul and reluctant mob princess Lucie Rizzo dreams of taking the fashion world by storm. As the wisest of wiseguys will tell you, to go big, you have to start small. And a local charity fashion show provides the perfect chance to shine the spotlight on Coco Barknell.

Not to mention the opportunity to work with the Don Corleone of pet products, Buzzy Sneider. But she didn’t earn that rank by being nice. Buzzy expects everyone to kiss her ring. When Coco Barknell designs start appearing on Buzzy’s website, Lucie wants to wring her thieving neck. Until somebody beats her to it.

A dead celebrity plus a very public feud can only add up to trouble for a girl named Rizzo. Except it’s not Lucie the cops put behind bars, but her BFF—hotheaded creative diva, Roseanne. The evidence may be stacked against Ro, but Lucie and her zany crew will never let her go down without a fight.

To Kill A Labrador: A Marcia Banks and Buddy Mystery (The Marcia Banks and Buddy Cozy Mysteries Book 1)
by Kassandra Lamb
$0.00, 235 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (125 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Animal Care & Pets > Dogs > Training
Marcia (pronounced Mar-see-a, not Marsha) likes to think of herself as a normal person, even though she has a rather abnormal vocation. She trains service dogs for combat veterans with PTSD. Then the former Marine owner of her first trainee is accused of murdering his wife, and Marcia gets sucked into an even more abnormal avocation–amateur sleuth.

Called in to dog-sit the Labrador service dog, Buddy, she’s outraged that his veteran owner is being presumed guilty until proven innocent. With Buddy’s help, she tries to uncover the real killer. Even after the hunky local sheriff politely tells her to butt out, Marcia keeps poking around. Until the killer finally pokes back.

Dead Dog (Zombie Dog Series Book 2)
by Doug Goodman
$0.00, 195 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #24 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Westerns
He couldn’t run anymore. He was just too tired. And the undead were getting closer. He wondered how long he could survive in the desert heat? His only hope for being found was a woman from halfway across the country and her uniquely talented dog, Murder.

For Angie Graves, hunting the dead was nothing new. She’d hunted them from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the bayous of Houston. But this vast national park the size of Rhode Island? The task seemed impossible. The scents were vanishing. Could Murder find the undead in time? Could she trust her dog?

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Trivia about Dead Dog:

-This book was inspired by my encounter with a dead dog while I was on a walk at Christmas time.

-Also, my dog was getting older, and I was starting to think about what happens to dogs when they die and to the people they know. He has passed away since.

-An early scene where Angie and the other searchers are working through heavy brush was inspired by search training I have done in the Houston area. As most SAR volunteers know too well, the brush in the Houston area gets really thick, and the thorns can get nasty. Wild pigs are a dangerous nuisance and something every SAR worker is aware of if they come from that part of Texas.

-The winding drive to get to incident command was inspired by an actual search.

-The friction between teams is also partially inspired by teams in Houston. We are all big hearted people devoted to finding lost people, and sometimes our approach philosophies can cause us to have to reconsider our priorities, but everyone I have worked with has been very professional and focused. The part where a search is interrupted by untrained search and rescue volunteers on ATVs was also inspired by actual events.

-I got the idea for the construction company search because Mojo and I participated in several training sessions in a construction company’s lot.

-I decided to set the mystery in Big Bend National Park because I had recently camped a week in Big Bend National Park and fell in love with its solitude. I immediately envisioned a long, multi-day tracking a lost person throughout the enormous park. Some of the trails and areas I have visited, such as the Dagger Flats trail and Mule Ears, enter directly into the story. At Dagger Flats, there really is this giant forest of yucca, which gives off an alien landscape vibe. You should visit this park.

-There is a history of ghosts in the Big Bend area, and ghosts are associated with The Wild Hunt. The Wild Hunt is a European folk myth tradition involving a ghostly or supernatural group of huntsmen passing in wild pursuit. The hunters are often the dead, sometimes an unidentified spirit or lost soul. Seeing the Wild Hunt was thought to presage some catastrophe such as war or plague, or at best the death of the one who witnessed it.

-Some character names in the series are taken from Texas towns because I enjoy weekend trips through small Texas towns.

The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot Book 2)
by Agatha Christie
$0.00, pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (595 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > International Mystery & Crime
A millionaire dies...

'One can see by his face that he was stabbed in the back' said Poirot.

But the strangest feature of the case was where they found the body - in an open grave!

Hercule Poirot had answered an appeal for help - but he was too late!

MURDER - bizarre and baffling - had come to the Villa Genevieve...

The Blackmail Flour Trail: A Culinary Cozy Mystery (Slice of Paradise Cozy Mysteries Book 3)
by Nancy McGovern
$0.00, 178 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (50 reviews), #42 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Culinary


If you've gotten to know Faith Franklin in A Cherry Sinister Murder & The Cheesecake Fake and you're ready for more...IT'S TIME!  Join Faith in her 3rd adventure, The Blackmail Flour Trail!

How exciting!  Faith, Laura & Grandma Bessie have made it to the final round of the Cupcake-Baking Contest! They’ve met, and beaten, some interesting folks along the way and now they’re so close to winning the $50,000 prize they can taste it!

But things are about to take a nasty turn.

When their competitor for the final round is found murdered, not only does it look like the contest will have to be cancelled, but the police immediately suspect Faith & her team of being involved.  After all, there is a lot of money at stake.  Plus, there’s the topic of evidence…evidence that seems to point right at Faith.

Can Faith help clear her own name of murder?  Can she help find the real murderer?  And will all the hard work she’s put into winning the contest be for nothing?

Find out in The Blackmail Flour Trail, the 3rd Slice of Paradise Cozy Mystery.

Slice of Paradise Cozy Mysteries, co-written by #2 Bestseller Nancy McGovern & talented newcomer Cyra Bruce, have it all:  intriguing characters, clever whodunits & tasty recipes that come directly from Faith's Slice of Paradise café in beautiful, sunny Florida!  This book’s recipe is for delicious Chocolate Tamarind Cupcakes!  You'll love them!

And don't forget to join the "Slice of Paradise Mailing List" inside this book and receive updates on the series, behind-the-scenes info from the authors & a FREE "SLICE OF PARADISE" STORY called The Cream Pie Alibi!

Sharpe Shooter: Skeleton in the Closet (Cozy Suburbs Mysteries Book 1)
by Lisa B. Thomas
$0.00, 218 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (305 reviews), #13 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Crafts & Hobbies

Fed up after thirty years of teaching, Deena Sharpe has no idea she's just traded in lesson plans for lethal weapons and report cards for ballistics reports.

It all starts when a Texas sheriff's deputy uncovers a 50-year-old skeleton in the closet . . . literally. Deena's family turns to her to solve the murder mystery. But as she tries to unravel family secrets with the help of her quirky brother, she discovers someone else is interested in the case, and this mystery man will stop at nothing to prove his conspiracy theory is true.

With car chases, realistic characters, and frights in the night, this story will keep you guessing as you follow Deena on her quest for the truth. If you like a puzzling mystery with heart and humor, check out Sharpe Shooter, Book 1 in the Cozy Suburbs Mysteries, to unmask a killer and test out your own sleuthing skills. This could be your next favorite mystery series!

Murder on a Silver Sea (Myrtle Grove Garden Club Mystery Book 3)
by Loulou Harrington
$0.00, 244 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (50 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Women Sleuths
An aging heiress, the beloved dog who will inherit her fortune, and too many suspicious accidents. Or are they a prelude to murder?

Jesse Camden is a sucker for a mystery. So when Amanda Carmichael’s assistant Bethany asks the Myrtle Grove Garden Club to investigate what she thinks are attempts on her employer’s life, Jesse and Vivian Windsor agree. But before they can start, Bethany sends a frantic message that Amanda is leaving for her isolated estate in the Salish Sea, taking her dog Lady and a small staff, including Bethany, with her. As Jesse and Vivian go hurrying after them, disaster strikes again, and this time the “accident” is fatal.

Jesse and Vivian suddenly find themselves racing toward the unknown, determined to uncover the truth and protect the small dog who not only inherits Amanda’s fortune, but the danger that stalks this remote private island.

Fantastik: A Gripping and Captivating Novel of Suspense
by C. A. McGroarty
$0.00, 293 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (94 reviews), #117 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Coming of Age

Charlie Boone, a city bus driver and the bastard son of a schizophrenic woman, still lives in his boyhood home with his wife and two kids and cares for the ailing mother who made him promise.

He’d never let them take her away.

But Charlie’s unfortunate childhood isn’t the only thing haunting him.

˃˃˃ Tormented by unsettling dreams and disturbing visions of his own, he now finds himself on the brink of insanity, and the thought that he shares the same affliction as his mother is beginning to look like a reality.

The prospect of losing his wife Lisa and their two boys has him desperate for answers.

˃˃˃ Jake Mott, an ex-con, has spent the last three decades in a maximum security prison for killing a man in cold blood.

Still struggling with the guilt of his youth and life in the free world, he is planning a trip to California to reclaim a bag of money he buried thirty years ago.

˃˃˃ A leap of faith brings them together to embark on an epic journey of hope and redemption.

Their improbable meeting and unlikely friendship allows each of them to find the missing pieces to their lives, but only one of them survives.

Fans of Stephen King, Cormac McCarthy, John Irving will love this gripping suspense thriller filled with an amazing plot, extraordinary characters, and insight into two troubled souls.

Scroll up and grab a copy of Fantastik today.

Marvels, Mochas, and Murder (Comics and Coffee Case Files Book 1)
by Christine Zane Thomas
$0.00, 154 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Crafts & Hobbies
The only suspect to his best friend’s murder…

When Kirby Jackson’s friend Ryan is found dead in the comics and coffee shop the two co-own, Kirby quickly becomes suspect number one.

Perhaps things wouldn't look so bad had Kirby not been planning to cut Ryan out of the business.

The only witness to the crime, Ryan’s stubborn dachshund, might hold the keys to solving the case. But his attitude toward anything and everything that isn’t his warm doggy bed is less than helpful.

With a local detective and former high school crush investigating the murder, it's up to Kirby to put together the clues. Otherwise, he's doing twenty-five to life.

Comics and Coffee Case Files is the perfect series for dog-loving fans of The Cat Who. Check out the first installment in this quirky series today.

Cranberry Bluff
by Deborah Garner
$0.00, 240 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (950 reviews), #9 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Women Sleuths
Molly Elliott's quiet life in Tallahassee, Florida, is disrupted when routine errands land her in the wrong place at the wrong time: the middle of a bank robbery. Accused and cleared of the crime, she flees both media attention and mysterious, threatening notes, to move across the country to Cranberry Cove, where she has inherited her Aunt Maggie's bed and breakfast on the Northern California coast. Her new beginning is peaceful - that is, until five guests show up at the inn for a weekend, each with a hidden agenda.

Mix together one blushing honeymoon couple, one flamboyant boutique owner, a deadpan traveling salesman, and a charmingly handsome novelist, and there’s more than scones cooking at Cranberry Cottage Bed and Breakfast. As true motives become apparent, will Molly's past come back to haunt her or will she finally be able to leave it behind?

Murder, She Floats: A Penning Trouble Cozy Mystery (Bohemian Lake Book 1)
by Rachael Stapleton
$0.00, 276 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (45 reviews), #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Crafts & Hobbies
Murder, She Floats is the first book in the Bohemian Lake Series, and the first of three dedicated to Private Eye Penny & her nosy brigade.

JOURNALIST PENELOPE TRUBBLE arrives in Bohemian Lake to help her dad with an assignment — but soon finds herself caught up in a treasure hunt! Can she unearth the million-dollar coin or perhaps just the age-old secret that's attached to it.

With a contest prize of $10,000 on the line, the small town of Bohemian Lake is more crowded than usual with vacationers on the hunt for a planted replica of the rare 1913 Liberty Head nickel that, according to local legend, was lost to the lake over fifty years ago. With the help of a spitfire local and the town's handsome new detective, Lucky Penny takes the bait and goes diving for the story behind the legend of the million-dollar coin. Unfortunately, her dive turns up more bodies than bounty. The deeper she digs, the more secrets she unearths, but someone else is hunting for the real treasure and they're willing to bury Penny.

*For those of you who are new to my books, the Bohemian Lake series is a world comprised of three sets. Each set focuses on a different Bohemian resident(s), although all of the books intersect. *You will note characters cross books all the time.

Reading Order:

Penning Trouble: Murder, She Floats,
Haunted House Flippers: Cookies, Corpses and the Deadly Haunt
Penning Trouble: Murder, She Slopes,
Haunted House Flippers: Candy Canes, Corpses and the Gothic Haunt
Bohemian Murder Manor: Gypsies, Traps & Missing Thieves
Bohemian Murder Manor: Make-Believes & Lost Memories
Haunted House Flippers: Crumb Cake, Corpses and the Run-of-the-Mill
Penning Trouble: Murder, Ye Bones

A Treasure to Die For (Books to Die For Book 3)
by Richard Houston
$0.00, 227 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (230 reviews), #6 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Animals
There is a treasure high in the Colorado Rockies waiting for someone to find it. Jake Martin couldn't care less. Since the death of his wife, all Jake wants is to be left alone in his mountain cabin where he and his dog, Fred, can get on with life. But when it becomes known that the location of the treasure is encrypted in a message left by a 19th century miner, people begin to die, and Jake’s good friend and neighbor becomes the number one suspect.

The old miner used a copy of Tom Sawyer as a key to his coded message, and the real murderer wants that edition so bad, he’s willing to kill for it. Can the amateur sleuths decode the message and stop the murderer, or have Jake and Fred finally met their match?

The Single Daddy Club: Reece, Book 3
by Donna Fasano
$0.00, 161 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (32 reviews), #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Mystery & Suspense > Mystery
The only remaining single guy in the Single Dad Club, Reece Newton. Marriage may be the answer for all his friends, but not for this contented father of one. Of course, the right woman could change his mind…

Endangered Beauty
Woman in hiding, Maggie Dunlap. When someone ransacked her house and put her life in jeopardy, the lovely lady had nowhere to run—except into Reece's protective embrace.

Eventual Bride?
Against his better judgment, Reece offered Maggie a safe haven in his home. Her mere presence changed the lives of father and son more than he ever dreamed possible. But would Maggie ever get the bachelor dad to the altar?

Dead Ringer: An Aggie Underhill Mystery (A quirky, comical adventure) Book 8
by Michelle Ann Hollstein
$0.00, 170 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #304 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Women Sleuths
Aggie and her friends have rented a beach house in Oceanside while anxiously awaiting the birth of her granddaughter. Little did she know that Roger’s supposed near death experience of practically choking to death on a golden ring baked into a gluten free donut would land her into so much trouble. Now it’s up to Betty, Aggie’s best friend, to put the clues together and play detective in order to dig Aggie out of a dangerous situation.

Will the mystery of the golden ring be solved before Aggie’s granddaughter is born? Join Aggie, Betty, and Roger in this comical escapade to find out.

The Cat's Confession (Libby the Psychic Dog Book 5)
by A.L. Jambor
$0.00, 79 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #28 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Written for adults from a dog's point of view.

Things are quiet at the mobile home park, and Percival, whose spirit resides in Libby the psychic dog, is enjoying a nice snooze on the sofa with his mama when something rouses him from his nap. He waddles to the porch to find Herbert the cat at the screen door and he's troubled. He saw something that reminded him of his human life, and he's afraid someone in the park might be a danger to the other residents. As Herbert pours his heart out to Percival, the pudgy terrier is distracted by something odd - a vacant spot at the home next door, the home of Norman, an ex-cop from New York. Norman's gardening tools should be there, but they're not. Herbert reiterates his story and enlists Percival's help in discovering the identity of the person in the park so they can put their minds at ease.

After Herbert leaves, Percival tries to finish his nap on the porch but is interrupted once more when someone knocks on Norman's door. It's a newcomer to the park, and he has Norman's bucket of gardening tools. He says his mother took them and apologizes. After he leaves, Norman watches the man go down the road, and Percival keeps his eyes on Norman. Something about the stranger bothers the elderly gentleman, and his quizzical expression ignites Percival's inner detective.

His curiosity is further aroused after Norman comes to visit Mama and tells her that the man who knocked on his door reminds him of a cold case he worked on in the 1970's. A mobster was killed in his bed in the 1950's, but the murderer was never found. Norman wanted to solve the crime, but couldn't. He thinks the man at his door looks like the murdered man, who had a young son. Could that man be the mobster's son?

Percival now has two mysteries to solve, and welcomes the opportunity to use his investigative skills, which are often hampered by the fact that he is a short, fat terrier. But Percival will not be deterred and finds that he and Herbert will also need his lady love, Clair, a Standard Poodle, to solve the case.

The Cat's Confession is the fifth book in the Libby the Psychic Dog series. All Libby's books are available on Amazon and are available with your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Bewitching Blend (A Paramour Bay Cozy Paranormal Mystery Book 2)
by Kennedy Layne
$0.00, 164 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Animals
Welcome back to Paramour Bay as USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne continues her cozy paranormal mystery series that will have you brewing up a cup of tea well past midnight...

It's been two months since Raven Marigold discovered she was a witch, and she is handling her situation with grace. Well, if you discount the fact that she caught her blouse on fire and made her cat's tail go numb for four hours. The bottom line is that Raven is succeeding in her pursuit of this new mystical life she's been given.

Someone must have missed that memo, though. Raven finds herself smack dab in the middle of another murder investigation. Every piece of evidence points to the town treasurer as being the guilty party, but she isn't so sure the case is that cut and dried.

It is then that Raven gets the brilliant idea of using a bit of witchcraft to help out the handsome, young sheriff. After all, what could go wrong with a bewitching blend, an enchanted spell book, and a haunted inn on the edge of town?

The Salty Taste of Murder (A Foodie Files Mystery Book 1)
by Christine Zane Thomas
$0.00, 130 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (24 reviews), #7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Crafts & Hobbies
The food here is to die for...

Thirty-year-old Allie Treadwell is a singleton. She's a foodie, and a runner. A restaurant reviewer by day, and a Netflix aficionado by night.

Even if it doesn’t make her the most popular dinner guest in the charming southern town of Lanai, Georgia, Allie’s reviews are always honest.

And her latest is no different from any other.

But Allie’s review isn’t the only thing to hit the newsstand. The restaurant’s owner and Allie’s one-time high school nemesis, Jessica Hayes, is found murdered. When Jessica’s husband, Miller, is labeled the prime suspect, Allie’s convinced the police are mistaken.

As if dodging the bad press while she works to clear Miller’s name isn't enough, one false step could put the real killer onto her.

Can Allie clear Miller’s name without winding up with the next obituary?


Foodie Files Mysteries are quick reads of around 30k words.
This book contains no swearing, no gore, and no cliffhangers.

The Full Moon's Slumber: A Cinnamon Mercy Claus Mystery
by Snow Eden
$0.00, 118 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #68 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Animals
Cinnamon Mercy Claus has been a witch for two years. At least that’s how long it’s been since her grandmother let her in on their little secret. She’s in the process of picking up her life and starting over, searching for something that means more to her than her mundane existence. Then a fairy drips down out of her bathroom faucet and tells her the moon’s gone all wonky and it’s up to Cinnamon to figure things out.

Since there’s nothing like a threat to the earth’s very existence to give your new life a kick into high gear, Cinnamon heads out across the country—with a talking dog and a woman who absolutely terrifies her—to figure out a mystery she doesn’t have a clue about.

To read about Cinnamon and her adventures at the North Pole, grab a copy of "The Witch of the North Pole."

The Puzzle Lock
by R. Austin Freeman
$0.00, 214 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Cozy
Richard Austin Freeman presents an ingenious case in this remarkable detective saga. When a store of priceless jewels vanishes without a trace, the brilliant Dr Thorndyke and his skilled associate Mr Polton are called in to chase a thief who leaves no trace. A mysterious stranger, incendiary bombs and intrigue weave a magnificently enjoyable trail through a great read.

Lakeside Secrets
by Denise Cook Robinson
$0.00, 285 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #142 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy
Marisa Kirkland led a quiet life in her quaint little hometown. Situated on a lake, it was an idyllic location for the laid back life of a teacher, that is, until Robert Westin showed up on her doorstep. Wild and unpredictable, Robert always brought a little chaos into her life. Welcoming him and bracing herself for the worst, Marisa never imagined that months later Robert would go missing. After being questioned by the police, Marisa goes in search of answers only to be attacked inside Robert’s rental house. Found by the new local innkeeper, James Collington, Marisa wakes up in the Lakeside Inn, a local bed and breakfast. Under the care of her charming host, Marisa soon learns that her world has turned upside down. Her home is ransacked, and when Robert’s body is found on the lake’s edge, she finds herself a prime suspect in his murder. The police don’t trust her; she can’t go home; and what’s worse, she’s a target. Marisa and James now find themselves thrust into a life and death struggle to uncover the truth. What happened to Robert? Why is Marisa a target? And, how far will somebody go to cover their trail?

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BIG SLICK (Jon "Big Slick" Elder Book 2)
by Elijah Drive
$0.00, 278 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (31 reviews), #30 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
“We deal in blood, friend.”

With those prophetic words, John “Big Slick” Elder, a professional killer with an unbendable set of ethics, finds himself trapped between the harsh concrete will of a brutal boss of bosses and Slick’s own never-broken boundaries on what he will or won’t do for money.

Slick had vowed never to work in Ohio, for very personal reasons, yet now he’s found himself in that great flat state with his work-partner, Thumper, and at the beck and call of a very violent criminal underworld boss who forces them to carry out on a very unusual errand, one that he claims involves no violence and appears harmless at first.

The question is, will Slick and Thumper figure out the end game behind this simple chore in time, and are they prepared for what it will reveal about who they are, as men?

The thrilling followup to Elijah Drive's debut mystery novel BULLETS.

“Razor sharp writing, crackling dialogue, characters that jump off the page and slap you in the face. In BIG SLICK, Elijah Drive delivers a compulsively readable thriller that held me captive until the last page. Can’t wait to read the next one.”
—Dwayne Alexander Smith – FORTY ACRES.

“An emotional roller coaster of a novel that manages to be profound, moving and completely surprising. A rarity for a thriller, BIG SLICK shocks you by exploring the mystery of the characters in addition to the situation they’re trapped in.”

Moonlight Weeps: (A Dick Moonlight PI Thriller Book 8)
by Vincent Zandri
$0.00, 391 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (22 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Amateur Sleuth

Dick Moonlight can’t help himself. Moonlight, the private detective known as the head case with a bullet lodged in his brain, should be grateful for his current job. But when it becomes clear the cash-starved brain surgeon he’s been hired to drive around is protecting his son from a rape conviction, Moonlight is disgusted.


Worse, when the charges turn into a case of “reckless murder,” Moonlight’s the only one trying to keep the kid from the electric chair though the girl—a state senator’s daughter—clearly committed suicide. Then Moonlight and his unwilling assistant, a fat Elvis impersonator owing him money, stumble into a much bigger plot and are soon dodging Hollywood obsessed drug-running Russian thugs, corrupt government officials, and the specter of Moonlight’s recently diseased girlfriend.

New York Times bestselling author Vincent Zandri delivers another fast-paced, grizzly thriller in the Dick Moonlight series, offering readers plenty of wry humor, bullets, car chases, and Scarface references.

Scroll up now and grab your copy today!

*****WINNER of the 2015 PWA Shamus Award for Best Paperback Original and the 2015 ITW Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original!*****


“Sensational...Masterful...Brilliant.” —New York Post****

“The action never wanes.” —Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinal*****

“Gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting.” —Harlan Coben, bestselling author of Six Years****

“Tough, stylish, heartbreaking.” —Don Winslow, bestselling author of Savages*****

“Non-stop action.” —I Love a Mystery*****

“Vincent Zandri nails reader’s attention.” —Boston Herald*****

Bleeding Levee Blues: A Tom Connelly Story
by Nick Dorsey
$0.00, 260 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Hard-Boiled
Tom Connelly left the New Orleans Police Department after the horror of Hurricane Katrina, and his life has gone downhill ever since. He lost his friends. He lost his wife. And now his son barely knows his name.

But a figure from his past has asked Tom to help a wealthy politician find his missing daughter. If Tom keeps this quiet, the politician promises Tom the one thing he needs most: redemption. A name cleared from past controversy. A new life moving forward.

The search for the young woman leads Tom into the dark corners of the decaying New Orleans landscape and beyond, right into the heart of a deadly human trafficking organization and to the other side of the world. Now Tom isn't just worried about redeeming himself, he's hoping he can get out of this alive.

Fans of Michael Connelly, Greg Iles, and James Lee Burke will love this fast-paced thriller.

The Guilty: A Gripping Hard-Boiled Mystery (P.I. Jack Marconi Book 3)
by Vincent Zandri
$0.00, 249 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (50 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Mystery

From New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Overall No. 1 Bestselling Thriller and Shamus Award Winning Author Vincent Zandri Comes a Brand New Hard-Boiled Mystery.


Private Investigator Jack Marconi is back in legal hot water. In the hard-boiled mystery, The Guilty, Jack finds himself investigating a local restaurateur and spoiled playboy who’s accused of attempting to murder his school teacher girlfriend.

˃˃˃ As the now brain-damaged young woman begins recalling events of that fateful dark winter night when she was allegedly pushed down the stairs of a West Albany mansion, she becomes the target of the powerful but angry foodie/sex-obsessed boyfriend once again.

Only this time, he’s cooking up a bloody plot to keep her silenced forever.

˃˃˃ For fans of Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben, Joe Landsdale, Robert B. Parker, and more, NYTimes and USA Today bestselling author Vincent Zandri delivers the third book in the bestselling Jack Marconi hard-boiled private detective series.

A hugely successful series. Vincent Zandri’s The Guilty is a gripping combination of old-school hardboiled detective yarn and a 80s high-octane action movie. Immensely enjoyable. -Paul D. Brazill, Pulp Metal Magazine

˃˃˃ Tough, stylish, heartbreaking. - Don Winslow, bestselling author of Savages

A riveting story..oh, what a story it is: grisly, surprising, and page-turningly suspenseful. A terrific old-school thriller. - Booklist (starred review)

Captures readers’ attention from the opening scene...creates a story that... is hard to tear away from once a reader is hooked. - BookPage

Sensational...Masterful...Brilliant. - New York Post

The action never wanes.- Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinal

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

Non-stop action. - I Love a Mystery

Vincent Zandri nails reader's attention. - Boston Herald

(Zandri) demonstrates an uncanny knack for exposition, introducing new characters and narrative possibilities with the confidence of an old pro...Zandri does a superb job interlocking puzzle pieces. - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Join up with Keeper Marconi and help unravel this mystery today!

Death on Delivery: A John Bent Mystery
by Daniel Ferry
$0.00, 217 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #32 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
A few weeks after disgraced Montgomery County, Maryland police detective John Bent gets out of prison, he lands a new job as a software developer on an important NASA contract. Hired to replace a programmer killed in a suspicious ski accident, Bent finds his new career more dangerous than his previous one. On his first day at work he discovers another team member, a reserved computer guru, dead of an apparent suicide. Four days later, someone murders the database administrator—hours after her date with John Bent. Are the three deaths related to the project? Is someone trying to frame Bent for the murders? Can Bent find and stop the killer before everyone on the project is murdered?

Doctor Albatross: A Kendahl case thriller (Kendahl case thrillers Book 1)
by D.P. Vent
$0.00, 180 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Detective Jack Kendahl has found the woman of his dreams, unfortunately that woman is his partner Sandara, an Indonesian goddess who has captured his heart, putting his career with the Seattle P.D. in jeopardy!

Jack and Sandara must put aside their relationship dilemma when a new case demands their full attention. A murder victim is found outside a popular Seattle nightclub, Jack and Sandy are called in to consult when local detectives discover a shocking similarity to one of their open cases, both victims have been scalped. As the detectives begin to dig into the case, reports pour in from across the country of similar killings and it becomes apparent a cult of killers is committing these heinous crimes!

Rookie detective Larry Maroney, uncovers a dark secret on the dark web that leads them to a prime suspect, a fictional character known as Doctor Albatross, and the author who created him. But nothing is as it seems as Jack and Sandy follow the investigation down the rabbit hole of a popular graphic novel series.

Fiction battles reality in this shocking psychological thriller that will leave you breathless until the very last page!

Bongo Fury 2: Holiday for Skins
by Simon Maltman
$0.00, 47 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #115 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Sequel to the bestselling 'Bongo Fury' novella. Follow Jimmy as he gets into much deeper trouble in this black humoured, Northern Irish noir.

Previous Press:

“The mood is cynical, the wisecracks are plentiful, and the alcohol pours generously… an engaging and unique tale of crime and corruption.”
The High Window

“A mystery noir with a twist ending worthy of Dennis Lehane.”
The Big Thrill

NEW, CLEAR VISION: Energy: friend or foe? (Mickey from Manchester series Book 5)
by Mike Scantlebury
$0.00, 243 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #57 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Political
Who wants nuclear power now? Well, the government of Britain for one. Despite the opposition from members of the public, the organised demonstrations and the promise of more environmentally friendly forms of renewable energy coming on stream, top dogs in Parliament can't give up the dream of building a whole new wave of nuclear power stations across the country. To Mickey, it was all a bit far removed from his everyday concerns, but then he lost a friend, and the whole thing has become personal. He can't forget Caitlin, so when the chance comes to work with her sister on an undercover investigation, it seems like an idea chance to pay back the debt he feels he owes the family and her memory. Then it gets dirty, mainly due to the outright interference of an eccentric computer millionaire, who seems to have his own ideas of where the country should be looking for its energy future. One thing is clear: before the vision can be realised, more people are going to have to die.

Bongo Fury (2 Book Series)
by Simon Maltman
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Hard-Boiled
From Book 1: From the Bestselling author of A Chaser on the Rocks and More Faces, comes the noir novella series: Bongo Fury. Follow Maltman’s new protagonist as he tries to balance a music shop, his paramilitary family, a newborn, a little drug dealing and a spot of private detection.

A black comedy from the fresh new voice in Northern Irish Crime Fiction.

Previous press:

“A flair for adrenalin-packed action and unpredictable characters.”
Murder, Mayhem and More

“The mood is cynical, the wisecracks are plentiful.”
The High Window

“You hit the ground running and it’s a sprint finish.”
Crime Book Junkie

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Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection (All the novels and stories in one volume)
by Arthur Conan Doyle
$0.00, 1178 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (5,230 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Collections & Anthologies
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of Scottish born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess, and is renowned for his skillful use of deductive reasoning (somewhat mistakenly - see inductive reasoning) and astute observation to solve difficult cases. He is arguably the most famous fictional detective ever created, and is one of the best known and most universally recognizable literary characters in any genre.

Conan Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories that featured Holmes. All but four stories were narrated by Holmes' friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson, two having been narrated by Holmes himself, and two others written in the third person. The first two stories, short novels, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887 and Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the beginning of the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine in 1891; further series of short stories and two serialized novels appeared almost right up to Conan Doyle's death in 1930. The stories cover a period from around 1878 up to 1903, with a final case in 1914.

This collection contains all the 60 official and the 6 unofficial Sherlock Holmes stories - in total 66 works (the biggest and greatest Sherlock Holmes collection in the eBook world).

Sharp Shooter (Tara Sharp Book 1)
by Marianne Delacourt
$0.00, 394 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (365 reviews), #31 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators

Tara Sharp can see auras, and it’s ruining her life.

When she tries to turn her inconvenient secret into a paying gig, her first job lands her in the middle of a tug of war between the biggest, baddest crime lord in town and the hottest business man Tara has ever met.

With only a narcoleptic ex-roadie, her pet galah and a vanilla slice for back up, Tara is ready to take on trouble with a capital ‘T’.

Sharp Shooter is a hilarious, action-packed novel and Tara Sharp is Triple F: Funny. Fast. Feisty.

WINNER of the Davitt Award 2010 Best Crime Novel and nominated for Ned Kelly Award 2010 Best First Crime Novel

Book 3 - TOO SHARP
Book 4 - SHARP EDGE, coming later 2017!

“Light, fast-paced, humorous, and yes, sharp, this Perth-based series is a lot of fun to read. As the cover declares, Delacourt has created a heroine Janet Evanovich fans will love – only this lanky lady is pure Aussie. You’ve not met anyone quite like her.” – Tara Moss’s Book Club, 13th Street

“Australia’s Marianne Delacourt delivers the laughs and action with her sassy, unorthodox PI Tara Sharp...” – The Herald Sun

“Tara Sharp is a gust of fresh air in the local crime fiction scene. While it is wonderful that our more literary crime writers are finally getting the attention they deserve, there’s still plenty of room for fast-paced commercial female-oriented Australian crime fiction. And Marianne Delacourt (aka sci-fi writer Marianne de Pierres) has certainly nailed that brief. – The Australian Bookseller and Publisher.

“Marianne Delacourt’s heroine – Perth PI Tara Sharp – invites comparison with Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, and there’s no doubt if you’re an Evanovich fan you’ll enjoy this. Sharp, however, has the added wrinkle of being able to read peoples auras, as much a curse as a blessing.” – Scoop Magazine

The Case of Bonnie and Clyde: A Laurel Private Eye Mystery
by Shannon D. Wells
$0.00, 163 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Historical

A notorious criminial duo with little to lose. A sassy Pinkerton Lady with a lot to prove. Who will prevail?

Dallas, 1932

Laurel goes in to work on Monday, frantic. Her new husband, Tom, has disappeared . Alone and desperate in big Dallas, she loses both her temper and job in one fell swoop.

When Tom does return, she’s left with more questions than answers. Laurel doesn't know if she can pick up the pieces of their lives. She'll need a miracle.

In Rome, Texas, the not-yet-famous duo of Bonnie and Clyde have robbed a bank in broad daylight, kidnapping the manager. Could a mother's determination to find her son end up being Laurel's miracle?

Given a second chance, she must team up with the husband she can't quite trust and his enigmatic Pinkerton partner to find the real story behind the robbery.

As they go on a wild chase through the dark underbelly of Depression era Dallas and not-so-innocent little Rome, the tale tangles and the lies pile up. Life, love and livelihood are all on the line, and nothing is as it seems.

The Case of Bonnie and Clyde is the first in the Laurel Private Eye Mystery series of historical cozy mysteries. If you like witty repartee, surprising turns, and colorful characters, you'll love this fresh take on the classic detective fiction from a woman’s perspective.

Enjoy the ride through the golden age of mysteries with The Case of Bonnie and Clyde.

STATELINE: A Hard Boiled Crime Novel: (Dan Reno Private Detective Noir Mystery Series) (Dan Reno Novel Series Book 1)
by Dave Stanton
$0.00, 313 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (1,451 reviews), #35 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Murder
Cancel the wedding–the groom is dead.

When a tycoon’s son is murdered the night before his wedding, the enraged and grief-stricken father offers private detective Dan Reno (that’s Reno, as in no problemo), a life-changing bounty to find the killer. Reno, nearly broke, figures he’s finally landed in the right place at the right time. It’s a nice thought, but when a band of crooked cops get involved, Reno finds himself not only earning every penny of his paycheck, but also fighting for his life.

Who committed the murder, and why? Which cops can he trust, if any? Haunted by his murdered father and a violent, hard drinking past, Reno wants no more blood on his hands. But a man’s got to make a living, and backing off is not in his DNA. Traversing the snowy alpine winter in the Sierras and the lonely deserts of Nevada, Reno must revert to his old ways to survive. Because the fat bounty won’t do him much good if he’s dead…

Dog Gone Lies (Pacheco & Chino Mysteries Book 1)
by Ted Clifton
$0.00, 354 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (107 reviews), #77 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
Retired sheriff looking forward to solitude and fishing finds his world turned upside down by a stray show dog and a dead body near his cabin.   Sheriff Ray Pacheco returns from his introduction in The Bootlegger's Legacy to start a new chapter as a private investigator, along with his partners: Tyee Chino, often-drunk Apache fishing guide, and Big Jack, bait shop owner and philosopher.
The trio are pulled into a mystery immediately when an abandoned show dog appears at Ray's cabin and the dog's owner is reported missing. Ray and his team pursue leads that bring them into confrontations with the local Sheriff, the mayor, and the FBI, while in the meantime two bodies are found--neither of which is the missing woman.

by Donahue B. Silvis
$0.00, 233 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #111 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
A Detective Thriller, a sequel to Puzzle of Death.

When a dead woman is found floating in the pool of a fashionable Fort Lauderdale home, police lieutenant Kenneth Kelly already knows this isn’t going to be a simple homicide. The house belongs to the late Dr. Fredrick Rhineman, a cunning mastermind whose devious scheme resulted in multiple murder victims...and left a dangerous chemical formula and ten million dollars in cash unaccounted for.
It seems someone is still looking for the formula and the money. So when the dead woman’s husband wants answers and a PI, Kelly calls in Jake Wayde, who worked the previous case. Rhineman’s son, Jeffery, has disappeared and is on the run: He’s reneged on a deal to sell the deadly formula to Middle Eastern operatives. And since he’s now suspected of having both the formula and the cash, Kelly and Wayde need to find Jeffery before the vengeful Palestinians and Iranians do.
The FBI soon becomes involved as Wayde and Kelly race to follow the twisting trail of clues—and dead bodies—that may lead to Jeffery’s whereabouts. Can they stay one step ahead of the killers, find Jeffery, and keep the deadly chemical formula from falling into the wrong hands?

Home to Roost (Keith Calder Book 16)
by Gerald Hammond
$0.00, 138 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #14 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Traditional Detectives
Gerald Hammond’s Keith Calder mysteries continue to delight a devoted following, each new tale of gunsport and sleuthing in the Scottish Highlands told with a new take on the Calder clan.

In Home to Roost, daughter Deborah—heroine of Hammond’s Let Us Prey—takes on rogue-hunting and romance in one fell swoop.

When Detective Sergeant Fellowes learns that poachers are operating in his area, he’s of two minds about whether to take the matter seriously—after all, his superiors can’t even agree whether it’s worth the trouble to investigate the problem. But when he goes on his first pigeon shoot with Deborah, and a missing-sportsman case comes his way, Fellowes feels bound to follow up; and with the gun-sporting expertise of Deborah Calder at the ready, the Calder/Fellowes team finds itself on the trail of not only a murderer but a burgeoning mutual attraction as well.

Praise for Gerald Hammond:

“Gerald Hammond’s series about gunsmith Keith Calder is rewarding indeed.” - Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

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.

Blood Drops and Desperate Measures: A Stacey McKinnon Mystery (The Portman Creamery Mysteries Book 6)
by CS Patra
$0.00, 170 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #35 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
Meet the ladies of Portman's Creamery. Run by Irene and Chrissie Garcia-Galvan, they run their ice cream shop by day and solve the toughest cases at night. Join Pippa, Becca, Mary Beth, Stacey, and Winky as they take on their latest case involving a missing person.

When a bike club president's sister goes missing during a meeting, he goes straight to Portman's Creamery for help when he hears their name. The girls take on the case without telling anyone else. They dig deep into the case and realize that it may be a bit more complicated than expected. What appears to be a kidnapping may be about a runaway. It may also be about star-crossed lovers.

The case leaves them with very little clues to work with. It also doesn't help Stacey is starting to fall for her own client.

The Nursery Rhyme Murders (Robert Budd Mystery Book 13)
by Gerald Verner
$0.00, 152 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Traditional Detectives
Mr Budd and Sergeant Leek investigate a peculiar murder in the village of Marbury.

A body has been found in a derelict house called 'Jackson's Folly'. A note, pinned to the door, has the nursery rhyme 'The House That Jack Built' scribbled on it.

Then Lady Conyers, a local resident, is also found dead in bed with the same rhyme scrawled on the door...

Gerald Verner can be relied upon to keep you guessing to the last chapter.

Gerald Verner (1897-1980) was the pseudonym of British writer John Robert Stuart Pringle. Born in London, Verner wrote more than 120 novels that have been translated in over 35 languages, and many of his books have been adapted into films, radio serials and stage plays. Verner also wrote forty-four Sexton Blake tales.

by Thomas Kennedy
$0.00, 282 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Private Investigators
Liam, a quiet unassuming Accountant, depressed, with marriage difficulties and recently made redundant, impulsively rescues two people from a knife attack. The consequences change his life forever. His action brings People Trafficking and Drug smuggling to his door. The man he rescued is an International Criminal and the girl he rescued is given to him as a reward for his actions. He must navigate this and his normal life including his rocky marriage.

Their First Murder Case: M & M Investigations
by Phillip N. Hancock
$0.00, 168 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #168 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
They grew up together investigating minor mysteries, as curious children sometimes do. Now as adult Private Investigators, they are handed their first murder mystery. Working for a lawyer who has a client that is destined to be charged with murder, they search for clues that will exonerate the client and reveal the true culprit. They quickly find out that real murder investigation is a far cry from the childhood mysteries and the uncovering of clues could cause disastrous consequences to their livelihood.

$0.00, 40 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Private Investigators
A page-turning novel of ambition, betrayal, vengeance, and depraved secrets.
A young businessman who was doing great, but went beyond doing the legal after he meet his new friend Dylan who was part of a big Drug Cartel.

Protection 8
by J.T. Whitman
$0.00, 19 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
When an old friend is murdered, Jessica goes undercover to find the killer. She is taken to the home of a handsome rich man who can make her wildest dreams come true. But is it too good to be true?

Father Brown: The Complete Collection
by G. K. Chesterton
$0.00, 499 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Collections & Anthologies
Here you will find the complete Father Brown stories in the chronological order of their original publication.

- The Innocence of Father Brown
- The Wisdom of Father Brown
- The Donnington Affair
- The Incredulity of Father Brown
- The Secret of Father Brown
- The Scandal of Father Brown
- The Mask of Midas

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Hey You, Pretty Face - A baby left for dead. Three girls stolen in the night. A Psychological Thriller. (Jack Rutherford - Solo Book 1)
by Linda Coles
$0.00, 318 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Psychological

An abandoned infant. Three girls stolen in the night. Can one overworked detective find the Christmas connection to save them all?

London, 1999. Short-staffed during Christmas week, Detective Jack Rutherford can’t afford to spend time on the couch with his beloved wife. With a skeleton staff, he’s forced to handle a deserted infant and a trio of missing girls almost single-handedly. Despite the overload, Jack has a sneaking suspicion that the baby and the abductions are somehow connected…

As he fights to reunite the girls with their families before Christmas, the clues point to a dark secret that sends chills down his spine. With evidence revealing a detestable crime ring, can Jack catch the criminals before the girls go missing forever?

Hey You Pretty Face is a standalone spinoff mystery featuring relentless Detective Jack Rutherford. If you like hard-nosed cops, intricate casework, and plots ripped from the headlines, then you’ll love international bestselling author Linda Coles’ dark tale of suspense.

Buy Hey You Pretty Face to unravel a missing persons mystery today!

Arrest the Bishop?
by Winifred Peck
$0.00, 226 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #35 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Traditional Detectives

He caught the back of a chair, staggered and groaned. There was a heavy crash and fall, and the parson lay motionless and livid, while lilies from a vase fell, like a wreath, across his chest.

The Rev. Ulder, everyone agreed, was the parish priest from hell. In addition to tales of drunkenness and embezzlement, the repellent cleric had recently added blackmail to his list of depravities. There was scandal in the district, plenty of it, and Ulder had the facts. Until, that is, a liberal helping of morphia, served to him in the Bishop’s Palace, silenced the insufferable priest – for good.

Was it the Bishop himself who delivered the fatal dose? Was it Soames, the less-than-model butler? Or one of a host of other inmates and guests in the house that night, with motives of their own to put Ulder out of the way? Young Dick Marlin, ex-military intelligence and now a Church deacon, finds himself assisting Chief Constable Mack investigate murder most irreverent.

Arrest the Bishop? was first published in 1949. This new edition, the first in many decades, includes a new introduction by crime fiction historian Martin Edwards.

Entruppted : Where Entrepreneurship is Interrupted
by Devarajan Venkat
$0.00, 260 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Detectives

Radhika Narayan is missing.

The road to the entrepreneurial pinnacle is fraught with blocks which she had never imagined nor bargained for. She was ready to pay the price, but others were also striving to win their individual battles at any cost or consequence. Ultimately, who will succeed?

This is the story of the corporate breed who are blinded by the web of official needs and their personal greed. Everyone is a hunter in this corporate jungle: A grey jungle where the hunter may not be the winner and the hunted need not be the loser. So, who is the culprit?

Enjoy the thriller moments as you try to unfold this corporate mystery. You may even find your own non-fictional story in this fictional work.

Voodoo Cruise
by Mario Iezzoni
$0.00, 250 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Detectives
When TV reporter Gail Stroud boards the Sapphire Orchid, she is the only single women aboard. That’s because the ship has a reputation as a place where infertile couples miraculously conceive. But thanks to a humiliating event that occurred on live TV, Gail no longer has a husband. Holding on to hope that she can still conceive the child she’s been yearning for, Gail wonders if she should lure a crew member into her cabin for a quickie.

When she unexpectedly stumbles onto the ship’s secret, Gail turns investigative reporter as she digs into how a tiny village in Haiti is linked, and discovers the ship and all its passengers are suddenly in danger. Feeling her baby clock nonstop ticking, Gail also finds herself drawn to a passenger named Jason Applegate, a brooding, mysterious man who may or may not be a diamond thief and who appears to have secrets of his own.

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Redemption: (A Urban Paranormal Romance Book-1)
by Edwina Fort
$0.00, 466 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (133 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > African American > Fantasy
You've Never Read Beauty And The Beast Like This!

I was messing with fire. He reeked of danger. He was so far out of my league, yet it was me he watched, so why not give him a show. I was safe in this cage. He could not get to me. My eyes closed as pleasure shot down my spine. I can’t explain what it was like teasing a hungry beast, especially knowing that he couldn’t touch me.
It was like being watched by a lion behind the glass at the zoo. His consuming, hungry gaze washed over my body, leaving a flaming path in its wake. I moaned as a shiver went through my core.
Needing… I didn’t know what I needed.
But I needed it so bad it hurt. He leaned over and said something to the man that sat next to him that was dressed in a white linen suit. The man’s gaze fell on me, before he nodded and stood coming my way.

Face The Music: Their indulgence cost him his youth, his reprisal cost them millions. (Music City Murders Book 2)
by Ken Vanderpool
$0.00, 310 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (24 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery
Inside a multi-million dollar mansion in the quiet well-to-do Belle Meade area of Nashville, a sixty-something widow is murdered. Unsolved after eight years, no one has the nerve to call this one a cold case, at least not in the presence of the victim’s brother, Music City Mayor Harrison Rowe.
Still frustrated by the lack of evidence and convinced he knows who the killer is; Mayor Rowe pulls rank and calls in veteran Nashville homicide detective, Sergeant Mike Neal. Rowe is familiar with Sergeant Neal’s unique past and he’s certain this investigator will have no trouble relating to the case.
The mayor’s appeal is motivated by his knowledge of Sergeant Neal’s most recent assignment. A young attorney was murdered near his home in Brentwood. The early stages of Sergeant Neal’s investigation have produced a person of interest, Nashville financial advisor Barrett Stone, who was the son of Mayor Rowe’s sister’s fiance and the man Rowe is convinced killed his sister.
The morning following Sergeant Neal’s initial interview with Barrett Stone, the offices of Stone Asset Management, as well as all client investment accounts, are found empty. Initial investigations uncover reliable evidence that Barrett Stone has left the country with a new identity and forty-five million dollars.
Mayor Rowe, guided by this knowledge and desiring revenge even more than justice, charges Sergeant Neal with one solitary assignment. Find Barrett Stone, and bring him back to Nashville to FACE THE MUSIC.

Who Sings to the Dead?
by Max Tomlinson
$0.00, 331 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (43 reviews), #48 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > International Mystery & Crime
Who can you trust in a country haunted by its past?

On the hunt for an abducted Indian beggar girl, Peruvian National Police officer Nina Flores is determined to track down the suspected kidnapper, a man who resembles what the locals call pishtacos: tall, pale ghosts who steal children. In spite of being jumped by a mysterious attacker, and the murder of a woman who gets too close to the truth, Nina is blocked at every turn by her superiors. Then she discovers links to a second case reaching back twenty years to the country’s dirty war. Defying the powers that be, Nina forms a shaky alliance with a member of a brutal drug cartel and heads deep into the Amazon jungle. She will bring the lost one home, or die trying.

Although WHO SINGS TO THE DEAD reads as a standalone novel, SENDERO is the prior book in the series.

Bad Blood: An Emily Swanson Thriller (The Emily Swanson series Book 0)
by Malcolm Richards
$0.00, 200 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (72 reviews), #5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > British > Contemporary

Emily used to be a quiet, small town girl with a troubled past. Now she's a confident young woman on the threshold of a promising career. But her carefully constructed life is about to be torn apart.

When fellow student teacher Becky vanishes, Emily is alarmed to find that no one cares. Searching for answers, it's not long before she's questioning just how well she knows her friend. Because it seems everyone has a reason to hate Becky. But has hate led someone to kill?

Caught in a deadly web of lies and with time running out, Emily must race to uncover the sordid truth. But with her own future hanging in the balance, is she saving a life or solving a murder?

'Bad Blood' is the gripping standalone prequel to the Emily Swanson series and introduces a compelling new heroine. Perfect for fans of Paula Hawkins, Nicci French, Steve Cavanagh & Ruth Ware.

Includes the first chapter of the first full-length Emily Swanson novel: 'Lost Lives'

The Adventures of Miss Vulpe: A Coming of Age Story for Adults
by Maria Elena Sandovici
$0.00, 158 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (20 reviews), #101 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > International Mystery & Crime
Ana Petrescu (a.k.a. Miss Vulpe) is a troubled teenager determined to solve the mystery of her parents' double suicide. Escaping the scrutiny of her legal guardian and the unwanted interference of several therapists, she starts looking up people from her mother's past. Her sleuthing requires her to lie about her identity, her age, and her lack of experience with men. While impersonating Miss Vulpe is more fun than going to school, there's bound to be trouble and heartache when her web of lies unravels.

Paint It Black: A Louis Kincaid Thriller (Louis Kincaid/ Joe Frye Mystery Series Book 3)
by PJ Parrish
$0.00, 420 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (45 reviews), #293 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense
The placid town of Sereno Key is being rocked by a serial killer who is targeting black men, leaving his victims marked with black paint. When police zero in on a suspect, his wife hires Louis to help clear him. Lured from Michigan to work as a PI by his ex-boss, Louis joins forces with a novice FBI profiler, Emily Farrentino, and they quickly discover these are no ordinary hate crimes and that Sereno Key is only the latest stop on a psychopath's road tour from hell.

Shamus Award finalist
Anthony Award finalist

"If you haven't read the other Louis Kincaid novels by P.J. Parrish, Paint it Black will send you scurrying in search of them. It's a deft, fast-paced plot, knowledgeable writing on police procedure and an interesting lead character propel you through the book, but it's the inclusion of intriguing ideas on racism and identity that elevate it."
—Miami Herald

The Fifth Juror: A Women of Redemption Suspense Thriller
by Lori Lacefield
$0.00, 217 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (33 reviews), #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Women Sleuths
The trial ended years ago, but her nightmare is just beginning.

“The ending was unpredictable. Definitely a great read…” – A Lawrence
“Intriguing from the very first page…” – K Crowell
“This book did not disappoint!” – H Watt

Former juror Jess Dawson is facing a difficult time in her life, raising an autistic son and navigating a failing marriage, when her past service as a juror on a high-profile death penalty case comes back to haunt her. Mikael Kriskan, a young Russian the jury sentenced to death for killing his adoptive American parents one cold Colorado night, is nearing his execution date when the foreman of their jury and his wife are found dead, killed in the same manner as Kriskan’s parents.

Then, a second juror appears to commit suicide and leaves a disturbing note to his fellow jurors attached to his chest: KJ - do the right thing. Only Jess knows the true meaning of the message but as others begin to suspect the truth, Jess quickly finds herself in the crosshairs of Kriskan’s prosecutor, also her lover, who’s intent on executing Kriskan, and members of the Russian mob, who are hell bent on returning the genius Kriskan to his Russian roots.

The choice they give former juror Jess Dawson seems easy: Kill Mikael, kill her son. Save Mikael, save her son. But in a case where the post-conviction appeals have run out, the impact the truth will have upon her family is dire, and the lives of her fellow jurors are equally at stake—this choice will be anything but easy.

A nail-biting suspense thriller that is part of the Women of Redemption Series, books that feature women who may not be perfect, but perfectly kick-ass when given a second chance. Be one of the first to discover this new series! !

Interview with the Author

Q - So, what makes the Women of Redemption books special?

A – I think it really boils down to the characters. When I write, I let the characters tell me who they are, and what I discover is that like any of us, they wrestle with the challenges life throws at them in a varied manner. The emotions they experience are real – anger, betrayal, hurt, grief, guilt – and the choices they make as a result – whether revenge, vengeance, or just turning a blind eye - may not be good or right, but they’re human, and people make mistakes. The question facing each in the end, is what will they do to make the wrong right?

Q – You like to throw your strong female protagonists into some impossible situations. Why is that?

A – I’ve always liked books about ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances. I believe people often find the best in themselves when faced with the worst. I want readers to put themselves in these women’s shoes, and think… What if I discovered the man I found guilty of murder was innocent and I was the one responsible for securing his death sentence? How far would I go to get justice if I was kidnapped and the perpetrators responsible were never punished? What would I do if I found out the woman I most respected was taking justice into her own hands?

Q – These books seem to cross genre boundaries, a bit mystery, suspense, and thriller.

A – I think all authors like to create books that mirror the kind of books they like to read. My top picks are usually serial killer thrillers, psychological thrillers, private detectives, and any number of thriller and mystery best sellers. I love a fast-paced style that keeps me on the edge of my seat. As a result, I think my books tend to take a part from each genre – a bit “whodunit”, some “don’t open that door”, add a few high stakes and blend them together...

Q - So, why should a reader check out your books?

A - Because you'll love the page-turning action! Thanks for reading!

Palm Beach Predator (Charlie Crawford Palm Beach Mysteries Book 6)
by Tom Turner
$0.00, 256 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (24 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
SPECIAL: get the first three Palm Beach Mysteries for $0.99/ea (save $12) until Jan 19 -

Someone’s killing the top real estate agents in Palm Beach, then posing them as figures from famous paintings. And homicide cop Charlie Crawford’s on-again, off-again girlfriend could be next.

Crawford is up to his eyeballs in suspects but way short on clues. There's the polo playboy with the sketchy past. The ex-con who’s murdered before. The husband of one of the richest socialites in town. Or someone who might not show up on Crawford’s radar screen until it’s too late.

Caught Fire: A John Seal Novel
by Michael D. Wright
$0.00, 73 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (37 reviews), #57 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > International Mystery & Crime
Who is John Seal?
He’s a rookie CIA agent.
His job is to protect America against cyber attacks from enemy organizations and terrorists whose tactic is to disrupt lives as a means to leverage their agenda.
John finds himself in the middle of Barcelona during the Saint Joan Festival where he meets his handler for the first time. During his high stakes first mission, he is faced with hard decisions and is forced to go against his moral compass to complete his assignment leaving him to wonder if he is the right man for the job.
Does John have what it takes to be a covert operative, or will he fail and possibly lose his life?

***Caught Fire is a novella and the prequel for the John Seal Series, and by no means the end of the story.***

Death and Repair: A Michael Hart Mystery
$0.00, 224 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #122 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery
Michael Hart would do anything to bring her back.

Fate took her away from him, then, years later, fate pushes him to the town of Malway, a town with a secret. Michael, a retired policeman, believes he has stumbled across a crime, but soon discovers it is something far more incredible, something that could make his one wish come true. But it might come with a terrible price.

Death and Repair explores the power of love and the permanence of death. It is a re-imagination of the classic Djinn tales, part mystery, part science-fiction, part love story.

A Devious Mind (Dusty Kent Mysteries Book 2)
by Brigid George
$0.00, 258 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (30 reviews), #4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Collections & Anthologies

A Dusty Kent Murder Mystery by an Amazon Best Selling Author!

It was a silent death. One blow to her head was all it took. The killer struck Marcia Hamilton, a sixty-year-old grandmother of slim build, from behind. Marcia’s status as a distinguished author could not save her. The killer rolled her body, ‘like a piece of discarded junk’, down into a gully where it remained for almost two weeks.

This murder is the most heinous crime imaginable: the crime of matricide. Dusty Kent is sure of that. But which of Marcia’s four offspring would be capable of such a deed? Dusty is determined to expose the murderer no matter who it is. Can she do it before the killer strikes again? Someone who’s already killed their mother would have no qualms about ‘bumping off’ a mere sibling in order to avoid exposure.

A Devious Mind is an enthralling whodunit awash with mystery and atmosphere — from the message seemingly sent by the murder victim after her death, to the intrigue of family dynamics, to the ambling lifestyle of Byron Bay: Australia’s famous beach town.

This is Book 2 of the Dusty Kent murder mysteries following Murder in Murloo. Brigid George is the pen name of JB Rowley, author of Amazon Best Sellers Whisper My Secret and Mother of Ten.

*It is not necessary to read the Dusty Kent murder mysteries in sequence. Each one is a different stand-alone story with new characters except for Dusty and Sean: the two main characters who feature in all the stories. In other words, the books constitute a series NOT a serial.

The False Faces (Lone Wolf Book 2)
by Louis Joseph Vance
$0.00, 147 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #55 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime
The second installment in the thrilling adventures of the Lone Wolf

A muddy figure inches his way across no man’s land, the only living thing in a hellscape of death and misery. Artillery lights up the night sky and he pauses-as stiff and motionless as the corpses that block his path. Darkness returns, and he sprints to safety, tumbling down a ladder into the British trenches. He is no ordinary soldier returned from a nighttime mission. He is the Lone Wolf, master jewel thief, and he has been hunting his prey for years.

When last we saw Michael Lanyard, he had turned his back on crime and was ready to start life anew, the beautiful Lucy Shannon at his side. But the reputation of a world-class thief always precedes him, and Lanyard’s young family has been denied a home in America, England, and France. In Belgium, they thought they had found peace-until the invading German army brought a ruthless villain to their door.

Alone again, Lanyard dedicates himself to vengeance, tracking his archnemesis across every battlefield in Europe. Herr Ekstrom is bound for New York, and the Lone Wolf will brave torpedoes, secret agents, and impressionable young women to exact his righteous revenge.

This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Thieves About (Enchantress Book 2)
by Erin R Flynn
$0.00, pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #61 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Ghosts
Being one of the most powerful enchanters ever and a woman doesn’t always have too many people giving Soraya Devil much credit… Even if most don’t have the balls to admit that to her face. That’s fine. She knows how to play the games and normally better than the people who start them.

Her coven of those tossed from the enchanter community always has a list of enemies, but when there’s a ghoul on the loose in Indianapolis, that’s way too close for people not to be upset. However, there seems to be a silver lining to the bad news when Soraya meets a sexy vampire working the case who is all about working closely during the case in any way she wants.

However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg of what’s on Soraya’s plate, leaving too much for her to juggle at once. Most of it’s good—like the possible expansion and new factory—but she is only one person. But when the people who care about her call in help, they might have added more than she can handle instead of helping.

Horizontal Living: A Dark Comedy-Thriller (Roy Groves Thriller Series Book 4)
by Ray Green
$0.00, 340 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Series

"Mediterranean Noir with a comic twist."

Roy Groves has led a colourful career in business, during which he battled with corporate politics, deception, and even vicious criminals.

But now Roy has retired and he is looking forward to a quieter life. He and his wife, Donna, have bought an apartment in an exclusive development on Spain’s Costa del Sol.

˃˃˃ He soon learns, however, that there are financial problems: the community is, in effect, bankrupt.

Roy is persuaded to take on the role of president of the community, confident that, with his extensive business experience, he should easily be able to sort things out. It soon becomes clear, however, that nothing is as simple as it seems.

˃˃˃ As he tries to come up with a rescue plan, Roy discovers that a poorly-constructed retaining wall has begun to collapse, threatening the development with a landslide. And this is just the start.

As the problems mount up, one after the other, Roy becomes entangled with an astonishingly diverse cast of characters: the devious building developer; the vengeful former President; the Russian prostitute, and her mafia minders; the deranged Middle-Eastern doctor; the devastatingly glamorous French girl who moves in next door; and many more

˃˃˃ Horizontal Living is an illuminating insight into the shenanigans which pervade an ex-pat community abroad:

Sometimes hilarious, sometimes hard to believe, but sometimes darkly disturbing.

Scroll up and grab a copy of Horizontal Living today.

The Color of Fear
by Wendy Wanner
$0.00, 430 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #47 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Paranormal

Murder. Unexplained events. Mysterious symbols. One woman risks her life and challenges her belief in good and evil to uncover the truth...

A spree of unexplained serial killings rocks the quiet, God-fearing town of Eastwood, shattering nearly 350 years of peace and harmony since the witch trials in neighboring Salem. Rachel, a successful interior decorator, finds her own past is inexplicably entwined with the happenings.

Rachel’s focus on growing her clientele leads to redecorating the family homes of some of the oldest, wealthiest and most powerful women in Eastwood. With no family of her own, Rachel welcomes becoming a trusted confidant and is taken into their social circle. She learns that her own past is tied not only to this society of women but also to the town itself, and that history is darker and more sinister the deeper she dives.

As she tries to learn all she can from her new friends, she finds herself in a race against time as the genteel women are being targeted and murdered before they can divulge their secrets. Each new murder leads Rachel further into their murky past to try to unearth the truth behind one cryptic symbol, and what it means to the future of the town.

Pitted against the killer, will Rachel succeed in unlocking the mysteries of supernatural phenomena, save her new friends and prevent a rebirth of Wiccan hysteria?

Temple of Indra's Jewel: A Women's Action & Adventure Romance (Time Traveling Bibliophile Book 1)
by Rachael Stapleton
$0.00, 394 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (38 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality > Occult > Alchemy
​While vacationing in the South of France, a librarian is pushed from a cliff and into the body of a 19th-century princess destined to be murdered. Will this resourceful librarian be checked out for good?

SOPHIA MARCIL loves her grandmother's twisted tales almost as much as the sapphire ring passed down to her. Wearing it, however, could be her downfall. After slipping the jewel onto her finger she is pushed from a cliff-landing splat in the middle of 19th Century Monaco, where a killer plot to seize the throne could consume her entire future-past and present. Sophia believes she's being forced into an eccentric millionaire's dinner theatre but a hidden diary, a secret passage and a whispered conversation reveal to her that the role of a princess is not all fun and games.

With the help of a man from outside the palace walls, Sophia undertakes a spellbinding journey straight out of a Grimm tale. With time and the constant threat of death hanging over her, she must take a page out of her own magical history to hunt down someone who isn't killing by the book.

Adventure meets fantasy. The Temple of Indra’s Jewel is the first novel in the adventurous time travel romance series. If you like Diana Gabaldon, C.N Crawford, Bethany Claire, or just plain old-fashioned funny, quirky love stories, then give this try!

Scroll up and buy to begin your time traveling experience today! Because love is the greatest adventure of all.

Something Just Ain't Right
by Sheena Binkley
$0.00, 193 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (37 reviews), #11 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > African American > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Morgan Carter always lived life on the edge. He never cared about anything or anyone until he set his sights on Hayley Stevens. Hayley is someone that he has known since they were kids, but it wasn’t until their adult years that he started to notice how beautiful of a woman she really had become. Unfortunately, it’s hard to see her as anything more than his best friend’s sister.

Hayley, on the other hand, had instantly felt a connection with Morgan the moment they met. She knows that she’s playing with fire, especially since her brother doesn’t want him anywhere near her. But, she’s determined to make Morgan hers, even if it destroys the relationship she has with her brother and the life-long friendship between the two.

Once they give in to their desires of being together, they are faced with several issues. Secrets are unveiled as deceit and mayhem follow. Will there be anyone that Morgan and Hayley can run to or will they learn there is nobody around that they can really trust?

Blood Money: A Lucky Dey Thriller
by Doug Richardson
$0.00, 344 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (144 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery
If you love nonstop thrills don’t miss this action-packed ride from the screenwriter of DIE HARD 2, BAD BOYS, and HOSTAGE.

When Deputy Lucky Dey discovers his little brother has been murdered, he’ll stop at nothing until he takes down the cop-killer. Lucky finds himself in L.A., trapped in a storm of media and political interference. The entire city is whirling in the wake of a major star’s fatal accident and people want a story—a story that might be more tangled than anyone ever imagined. With peril and mayhem around every corner, the risk-addicted cop might not be so lucky this time around.

Medicine Wheel (The Lizzy O'Malley Mysteries Book 1)
by Kelly Running
$0.00, 197 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (49 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Metaphysical
A murder interrupts Lizzy O’Malley’s work as stage manager for her brother’s Shakespeare company in Sedona, Arizona. Her efforts to clear her brother’s name lead her on an odyssey of Navajo visions, sweat lodges, medicine wheels, and mysticism. The journey promises to waken her latent psychic abilities if she survives numerous attempts on her life and figures out who wants her dead.

Good Morning, Darkness
by Ruth Francisco
$0.00, 320 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (40 reviews), #57 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
Everyone is in love with Laura: the Mexican fisherman who admires her through her kitchen window as he walks in the predawn darkness to the ocean; her boyfriend, Scott, a successful real estate agent who asks her to marry him and won’t take no for an answer; the detective who instructs her in martial arts; and her lascivious boss.

Then one day Laura disappears. There is no evidence of foul play—she had quit her job and claimed to be visiting her sick mother on the East Coast. But while wandering the beach one night, the fisherman finds a woman’s severed arm. When another one turns up shortly afterward, he believes they must be Laura’s. LAPD Detective Sergeant Reggie Brooks is also wondering if Laura is alive or dead. Yet without a missing person’s report or any evidence to suggest that the arms belonged to Laura, he cannot officially investigate.

Unofficially, however, Reggie Brooks can’t stop thinking about what happened to the vanished, beautiful woman who took his martial arts classes and now haunts his dreams. Soon he is driving up and down the windswept, lonely coastal highway in search of answers. He risks his job and his marriage as his obsession deepens. And his passion will lead him to a dark, terrifying place of unthinkable acts, irrational behavior, and premeditated murder...

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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.