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Newly Free Cozy Kindle Books for 2020-04-05

Sweet Deal Sealed (Donut Lady Mystery Series Book 1)
by Judith A. Barrett
$0.00, 297 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (49 reviews), #4 in Cozy Animal Mystery
NEW RELEASE! EXPANDED SECOND EDITION Convicted felon Karen O’Brien completes her prison sentence, but she can’t shake the haunting shadows and terrifying nightmares or walk away from her prison ties after a close friend is murdered.

She moves to her hometown in southern Georgia and buys a charming, old-fashioned donut shop, complete with the owner's dog, cat, and secret recipes. Karen O’Brien begins her new life as the Donut Lady.

Karen's struggles to solve the prison murder and adapt to civilian life become even more complicated when a neglected boy suddenly disappears from his sketchy living conditions. While the Donut Lady searches for the missing boy and pursues clues to solve the prison murder, the killer stalks her.

The Second Edition of BOOK 1 of SWEET DEAL SEALED, DONUT MYSTERY SERIES includes all of the FIRST EDITION story PLUS murders to solve and a killer to stop. Right up Donut Lady's alley!

A Caffeine Conundrum (The CafFUNated Mysteries Book 1)
by Angela Ruth Strong
$0.00, 278 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (40 reviews), #11 in Cozy Mystery
Solving a murder mystery is harder when you don't trust your partner...or their taste in beverages.

Sassy city girl Tandy Brandt moves to the small town of Grace Springs to start a coffee shop, never imagining she'll be competing with local beauty queen Marissa Alexander and her dream of running a tea house. Unfortunately, the current store owner dies before selling the location to either of them, and they both become murder suspects.

The unlikely pair team up in an attempt to discover the real killer, though with the secrets in Tandy's past and Marissa's infamous clumsiness, they could be their own worst enemies. Despite their differences, they follow clues to question a sweet, apple pie baking antique store owner, a GQ Santa in the retirement center, and a hipster millionaire with no social skills. Will they be able to figure out whodunit and prove their innocence before one of them goes to jail...or worse?

Stolen (A Diana Hunter Mystery Book 3)
by Alison Golden
$0.00, 182 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (247 reviews), #2 in Heist Crime

An impossible theft. A dark conspiracy. Diana Hunter is on the case…

Vancouver’s elite have convened at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel, to celebrate funding the new British Columbia Children’s Hospital. The event is a night of elegant glamour, where the wine and champagne flow like water. But the star-studded evening comes to a screeching halt, when the guests suddenly realize all their precious jewels and baubles are gone…

In an instant, the night turns from joy to confusion and fear…. How did it happen? How were they all robbed, all at once… without anyone seeing a thing?

Enter Diana Hunter. Diana works for a news and crime magazine, but her impressive deductive skills hint at her secret history as a trained government asset. And those skills are put to the test when the Superintendent of the Vancouver Police Department calls her in to work the case.

Thrown together with a talented group of investigators, Diana must unravel the clues before the phantom bandits strike again. With two successful heists behind them, Diana begins piece together a puzzle of conspiracies and lies. She soon she realizes that these ‘robberies’ may not just be robberies after all….

Mystery fans will love this clean read, that contain no graphic sex or violence, but plenty of twists and turns. Buy Stolen and follow the investigations of Diana Hunter today.

Hero Bear: Small Town Romance (Fate Valley Mysteries Book 1)
by Scarlett Grove
$0.00, 100 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (90 reviews), #24 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
A fated wedding ...
Bear shifter Sunshine Blackthorn is in Fate Valley to be the maid of honor at her best friend Melody's wedding. At the fun-filled bachelorette party, the bridesmaids convince Sunshine to sign up for a human/shifter dating site.

A heroic bear ...
Grizzly shifter Harrison Cole is an ex-Marine turned firefighter. A local hero who risked his life to save a woman and child from a burning building, he's delighted to have finally found his mate ... but Sunshine isn't sure about settling down so far from her home on Fate Mountain.

Burning questions
When the chapel catches fire in the middle of the wedding, Harrison is certain it was deliberately set. Sunshine is just as eager to find out who's responsible, and as the two investigate, their relationship blossoms. Can they uncover the arsonist's identity and see that justice is served? And can Harrison convince Sunshine that her true home is with him?

Dyeing For Change (An Addie Foster Mystery Book 2)
by Kimberley O'Malley
$0.00, 96 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (34 reviews), #13 in Cozy Mystery
Addie Foster’s life was moving in the right direction. She owns a successful bookstore. She’s dating a cute doctor. All she wanted was a trim. Before she knows it, she’s knee-deep in a murder investigation. When she gets too close, trouble finds her. Will she and her BFF Grey figure out the mystery in time?

A Working Stiffs Mystery Boxed Set Vol 1 (Books 1-3)
by Wendy Delaney
$0.00, 706 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #32 in Cozy Mystery

The first three books in the award-winning Working Stiffs cozy mystery series!

Meet Charmaine Digby, human lie detector.
Char’s psyched to put her ability to the test as the County Coroner's new investigative assistant. But she sure never expected she’d need it to solve a murder! Of course, that was before she got her first assignment. Interview the hunky doctor reporting the suspicious death of Trudy, a family friend and one of several elderly patients at the hospital whose heart mysteriously stopped. Coincidence? More likely, there’s a murderer on the loose! In hot pursuit of the truth, Char’s on the case, much to the irritation of her cop buddy, who doesn't want her to stick her nose in his investigation. But she had better keep her eyes open or the next body on the way to the morgue could be hers!

Everybody’s got a secret. A secret crush. A secret liaison. A secret recipe. And for a deadly few... a secret murder. Port Merritt’s favorite bad boy, Russell Falco, was a seasoned veteran of secret liaisons. But after his body washes up on the shore of Merritt Bay, Deputy Coroner and human lie detector, Charmaine Digby, suspects one of those liaisons got Russell killed.
Secrets. Lies. Cookie-baking rivals. And a dead guy! Char’s on the case and is determined to find the killer...if the killer doesn’t find her first!

It was Marty McCutcheon’s bad luck to die on his birthday. Then again, since Marty is the third husband his young widow will be burying, maybe luck had nothing to do with it. As Deputy Coroner Charmaine Digby discovers when she questions Marty’s widow about his sudden death, she had ample opportunity to kill him. Victoria McCutcheon even admits as much, right before she asks Char to solve her husband’s murder. What? A suspected black widow who wants her husband’s murderer brought to justice? Victoria McCutcheon is either the most skillful liar Char has ever encountered or someone else has spun a web of lies to cover their murderous tracks. But who, and why? With no hard evidence to go on, it’s up to Char and her ability as a human lie detector to break this case wide open. Assuming that someone doesn’t crack her skull open first!

What reviewers are saying...

“Through her nimble use of wit and humor Ms. Delaney delivers rich, eccentric characters and clever plot twists that promise to keep the reader turning the page.”
~ Chanticleer Book Reviews

“I love this funny series.”
~ Cozy Up With Kathy

“Delaney's style of writing is fun, laugh out loud brilliance."
~ Kimmy’s Korner

“The Working Stiffs series is just fun, fun, fun.”
~ Kate, Romance Junkies Book Reviews

If you enjoy small town life, quirky characters of all ages, and a splash of romance with your whodunit, you’ll love the Working Stiffs Mystery series. Grab this boxed set today and start reading!

A Devilish Choice: Devil Springs Cozy Mysteries Book 5
by Jennifer Bramseth
$0.00, 291 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #6602 in Cozy Mystery
Loyalty, lies, and loss propel Greer toward her goals. Or maybe deadly disaster.

After an unsolicited appointment by the chief justice, Greer Galloway finds herself in the unenviable position of becoming the decisive vote on whether a major courthouse renovation will proceed. Carlton Carlisle, the wealthy father of Greer’s rival, Delaney, backs the campaign for an updated building. And the lucrative construction contract he would undoubtedly win would help line the coffers of his daughter’s next campaign—for circuit judge.

The same office to which Greer just happens to aspire.

And after Greer’s mentor, Judge Winslow, gets a temporary assignment to the supreme court as a special justice in a murder case, he escapes an attack that is creepily similar to how the victim in the same murder case met her demise. Yet Greer is the only one who worries the attacks are connected—even after the subsequent death of someone with a connection to murderer and victim.

And why is Greer picking up strange vibes from Brock, her long-term beau? Is he going to propose?

But more importantly, does Greer want him to?

A Devilish Choice is the fifth book in the Devil Springs Cozy Mysteries Series.

Spellbinding Blend (A Paramour Bay Cozy Paranormal Mystery Book 6)
by Kennedy Layne
$0.00, 176 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #2 in Cozy Animal Mystery
This is one spellbinding tale of magical chaos you won't want to miss in the continuation of USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne's cozy paranormal mystery series...

The flowers are in bloom, the songbirds are singing, and the tourists have begun to flock to the small coastal town of Paramour Bay for the Spring Festival. All is going according to plan, but Raven Marigold has one itsy-bitsy loose end to tie up regarding a possible warlock posing as one of the townsfolk. There has to be a simple solution, right?

Well, one itsy-bitsy loose end turns into two...maybe three...when a body is found behind the kissing booth at the traveling carnival on the edge of town. When Raven discovers a connection between the victim and the warlock she's been keeping a close eye on, she and her trusty familiar will have no choice but to take the case. After all, it wouldn't do to have the residents know that magic exists!

Grab a ticket and take a ride on this swirling mystery that will leave you dizzy with misleading clues, magical chaos, and a spellbinding blend that doesn't quite go according to plan!

The Lost Great Dane: A Lost and Found Pets Mystery
by B. L. Blair
$0.00, 86 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (40 reviews), #3 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
The Lost Great Dane is the first novella in the Lost and Found Pets series. Alexandra Prescott is a licensed private investigator specializing in finding missing animals. Reuniting pet and owner is more than just a job.

While looking for a lost cat, Alex finds a weak and injured Great Dane. The dog has no collar, no tags, and no microchip. And the only person looking for him is a man who might have murdered his own wife.

Within 24 hours, Alex has a hunted dog, a cryptic message, and a hitman on her tail. She realizes the only way out of this mess is to solve the mystery of the lost Great Dane.

Girl's Night: A short, delicious murder spree.
by J.D. Faver
$0.00, 40 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #80 in One-Hour Literature & Fiction Short Reads
Can 5 women share a deep, dark secret without exploding? What's a little murder between friends?
When one of Lindsey Cooper's 'book club' pals shares a disturbing secret, it kick-starts a series of events that changes all of their lives forever.
A light and lively adventure that transforms an unassertive soccer mom into a force to be reckoned with.

The Blue Butterfly: A Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery
by Dianne Harman
$0.00, 151 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (128 reviews), #1 in Conservation
An endangered butterfly. Is it worth murder?

When the Lotis Blue butterfly, an endangered species, is sighted in a forest where logging operations are being conducted, it sets off a chain reaction in the small town of Red Cedar, California which results in a murder.

Join Liz and her boxer guard dog, Winston, as she helps the incompetent, bumbling chief of police search for the murderer, before he makes a mistake and arrests her friend Gertie. As always, plenty of dogs, good food, and recipes.

Into the Lion's Den: (A Christian Cozy Mystery) (Reverend Margot Quade Cozy Mysteries Book 1)
by Sarah Biglow
$0.00, 78 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (13 reviews), #6 in Amateur Sleuth Mysteries (Kindle Store)
She'll need the courage of Daniel to survive this lion's den.

Reverend Margot Quade never expected to be dropped in the midst of a murder. She just wanted to get reacquainted with her hometown of Port Marie, Vermont, maybe find her place in the world again after serving her tour of duty. But when a friendly dinner with a member of her unit turns deadly, she's pulled into a mystery she can't help but solve.

Then things go from dead to worse when she and all the suspects are stuck in the victim's home during the worst snowstorm her little town has seen in decades. Now she'll need more than a prayer to discover the truth behind who wanted the victim out of the picture ... and to stay alive herself. To complicate matters, her strained relationship with her cousin, who just happens to be the attending officer, threatens to ruin the whole investigation.

Can Margot and her cousin set aside their differences and bring a killer to justice? Or will the real reason behind the murder haunt Margot as much as her past?

Scroll up and one-click now to see why fans of Alison Golden and Mindy Quigley will love INTO THE LION'S DEN.

Mutts & Murder: A Dog Town USA Cozy Mystery
by Meg Muldoon
$0.00, 163 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (46 reviews), #1 in Cozy Animal Mystery
Welcome to Dog Mountain, Oregon a.k.a. Dog Town, USA.
Population: 30,342 people, 25,212 dogs and counting.
Mutts of all sizes, shapes, and creeds welcome. Wipe your paws at the front door.

After spending six years covering crime for a big newspaper in Portland, ace reporter Winifred Wolf returns to her hometown of Dog Mountain and takes a job covering canine-related stories for the local paper. But soon the dog parades, humane society fundraisers and Dog-a-thons take a toll, and it’s not long before the normally dogged reporter finds herself…well, dog tired of her boring new beat.
That is, until a dead body shows up in a local dog park one day in June, and Winifred’s sister, the owner of prominent pastry shop The Barkery, is accused of committing the ghastly deed.
Winfred suddenly finds herself in a race against the clock to uncover the real murderer. Her only hope in saving her sister is convincing a police lieutenant who she’s been at odds with to break the rules and delve deeper into the mystery.
Can Winifred find the real criminal in time for the town’s annual Fourth of July Pooch Parade? Or will the summer go to the dogs?
Romance smolders, mystery flourishes, and dogs of every sort abound in the first installment of this brand new cozy mystery series from Amazon bestselling author Meg Muldoon.

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?: A Garden Girls Cozy Mysteries Book (Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series 1)
by Hope Callaghan
$0.00, 214 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (491 reviews), #1 in Women's Christian Fiction

Read This Cozy Mystery FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

“If you like clean cozy mysteries that keep you guessing until the end, you’ll love the Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Series”

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? is Book 1 in the Garden Girls Cozy Mysteries Series


Nothing exciting ever happens in the small town of Belhaven. Nothing that is, until a body was found in the woods behind the local elementary school.

With the entire town in an uproar, "Garden Girl" Gloria Rutherford makes it her personal mission to find the killer or killers and solve the mystery with some help from her friends.

With a little amateur detective work, Gloria is able to uncover enough clues that point right to the murderer.

She's about to discover, however, things aren't always as clear cut as they would appear.

Read all the novels by Amazon bestselling author, Hope Callaghan!

Divine Christian Cozy Mystery Series

(Brand New Series)

Divine Intervention: Book 1
Divine Secrets: Book 2
Divine Cozy Mystery Book 3 (Coming March 2019)
Divine Cozy Mystery Book 4 (Coming Soon!)
Divine Cozy Mystery Book 5 (Coming Soon!)
Divine Cozy Mystery Book 6 (Coming Soon!)

Made in Savannah Cozy Mystery Series

Key to Savannah: Book 1
Road to Savannah: Book 2
Justice in Savannah: Book 3
Swag in Savannah: Book 4
Trouble in Savannah: Book 5
Missing in Savannah: Book 6
Setup in Savannah: Book 7
Merry Masquerade: Book 8
The Family Affair: Book 9
Pirates in Peril: Book 10
Matrimony & Mayhem: Book 11
Book 12: Coming Soon!

Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery Series

Starboard Secrets: Book 1
Portside Peril: Book 2
Lethal Lobster: Book 3
Deadly Deception: Book 4
Vanishing Vacationers: Book 5
Cruise Control: Book 6
Killer Karaoke: Book 7
Suite Revenge: Book 8
Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’: Book 9
High Seas Heist: Book 10
Family, Friends and Foes: Book 11
Murder on Main: Book 12
Fatal Flirtation: Book 13
Deadly Delivery: Book 14
Reindeer & Robberies: Book 15
Book 16: Coming Soon!

Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Series

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1
Grandkids Gone Wild: Book 2
Smoky Mountain Mystery: Book 3
Death by Dumplings: Book 4
Eye Spy: Book 5
Magnolia Mansion Mysteries: Book 6
Missing Milt: Book 7
Bully in the ‘Burbs: Book 8
Fall Girl: Book 9
Home for the Holidays: Book 10
Sun, Sand, and Suspects: Book 11
Look Into My Ice: Book 12
Forget Me Knot: Book 13
Nightmare in Nantucket: Book 14
Greed with Envy: Book 15
Dying for Dollars: Book 16
Stranger Among Us: Book 17
Dash For Cash: Book 18
Arsonist and Lace: Book 19
Court of Corruption: Book 20
Framed in Florida: Book 21
Book 22: Coming Soon!

Samantha Rite Deception Mystery Series

Waves of Deception: Book 1
Winds of Deception: Book 2
Tides of Deception: Book 3
Samantha Rite Series Box Set – (Books 1-3)

Sweet Southern Sleuths Cozy Mysteries Short Stories Series

Teepees and Trailer Parks: Book 1
Bag of Bones: Book 2
Southern Stalker: Book 3
Two Settle the Score: Book 4
Killer Road Trip: Book 5
Pups in Peril: Book 6
Dying To Get Married-In: Book 7
Deadly Drive-In: Book 8
Secrets of a Stranger: Book 9
Library Lockdown: Book 10
Vandals & Vigilantes: Book 11
Fatal Frolic: Book 12
12 Book Box Set - Sweet Southern Sleuths (Entire Series)

Deadly Deals and Donuts (A Donut Truck Cozy Mystery Book 1)
by Cindy Bell
$0.00, 242 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (66 reviews), #3 in Cozy Animal Mystery
With the victims piling up will Joyce and Brenda stay alive long enough to solve the murder?

Joyce and Brenda are enjoying running their newly opened donut truck, ‘Donuts on the Move’. They love working together and despite a few hiccups things are running along smoothly.

That is until business comes to a grinding halt when the owner of the hot dog truck is found murdered. Wanting the murder solved as quickly as possible so justice can be served and business on Green Street can return to normal, the friends decide to do a little digging of their own.

But things go from bad to worse when it looks like the murderer is targeting the food truck owners on Green Street. It is a race against the clock to find the killer before Joyce and Brenda become the next victims.

Recipe Included: Chocolate Glazed Donuts with Sprinkles

Somebody's Doodle
by Nikki and Richard Attree
$0.00, 336 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #25 in Amateur Sleuth Mysteries (Kindle Store)

How could anybody steal a dog like Gizmo … ?

When petty criminals ‘Flash Harry’ Smith and Jack (‘The Lad’) Jones start nicking dogs, they soon realise they’ve bitten off more than they can chew …

Their victim, Elizabeth Parker-Smyth, is a high-flying movie producer with a Grand Design of a house and a designer dog to match. Their hostages, Gizmo and Doodle, are the co-stars of her next film: ‘Nobody’s Poodle’. Their nemesis, Annie Capello, is a quirky, big-hearted pet detective, who tracks the dognappers through cyberspace and finds herself entangled in their shenanigans.

Then there are the two pairs of star-crossed lovers. One couple may be human and the other canine, but they share similar memories of a whirlwind romance: “We’ll always have Stoke Newington.”

SOMEBODY’S DOODLE is a fast-moving, heady mix of crime, humour, romance, and some wooftastic dogs. As it races towards the climax, the human protagonists search for truth and reconciliation and glimpse what we can all learn from Man’s Best Friend.

Delusions of the Past (Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator Book 6)
by P.D. Workman
$0.00, 227 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #8 in Cozy Animal Mystery

From USA Today Bestselling Author, P.D. Workman!

What kind of a monster poisons a psychic’s cat?

When Starlight first fell ill, Reg thought that she was the cause of it. She should have been watching him more carefully. She should have found out about household plants and chemicals that could hurt her familiar. She was clearly a negligent owner.

But it soon becomes clear that there is some darker force at work, and Reg is going to need all of her resources to find the culprit before it is too late if she is to have any chance of saving her furry companion’s life.

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Morwen Cottage: A Novel
by LeAnn L. Morgan
$0.00, 241 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #352 in Cozy Mystery
*MORWEN COTTAGE placed in the top three with the 2018 "Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author" finals*

Rowena despises the woman she’s become. Her ex-husband has bent her mind to believe in third and fourth chances, but this time she’s done with him. He’s left her with nothing but a broken heart, shattered promises and a stack of bills. Looking down at her mail, she finds a certified letter stating she’s inherited a cottage in Cornwall, U.K., located in the Bodmin Moors.
After arriving at the home, she’s determined to start her life anew, even with the news of a murderer on the loose, which keeps her close to a neighbor and trusted dog.
Rowena meets the handsome Dr. Reader and they become infatuated with each other. But…there are two obstacles standing in their way—one, the doctor is the top suspect in one of the murders—and the other is a secret Rowena keeps close to her heart...something that can’t be hidden forever.

What people are saying about Morwen Cottage:

"I couldn't put it down. I laughed, I cried and laughed again. So good!"

"A very beautiful novel."

"The author has a unique voice with some fun and quirky sayings."

"A well thought out thriller with great character and human emotions."

"The heroine had me at hello."

"Such a beautiful story with plenty of unexpected twists and turns to keep you hooked. Really recommend reading."

Pelican Cove Short Cozy Mystery Collection: Cozy Mysteries with Recipes
by Leena Clover
$0.00, 137 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #5 in Cozy Culinary Mystery

Welcome to Pelican Cove!

If you like cozy mysteries featuring strong heroines, nonstop action, yummy food and a dash of romance, you will love these stories.

Dumped by her cheating husband, 44 year old Jenny King arrives in the remote island town of Pelican Cove. At her aunt's urging, Jenny starts working at the Boardwalk Cafe, slowly rebuilding her life. Her delicious cakes and muffins make the town famous, drawing tourists from far and wide.

Jenny will form lifelong friendships with the local women. And she might even dare to love again.

This collection contains three standalone stories set in Pelican Cove.


5 stars - 'Short, fun Halloween read!'

When an unidentified body washes up on the beach the morning after the Halloween party, Jenny is hired to solve the murder. With a town full of people dressed in costumes, it's going to be hard to narrow down any suspects.


5 stars - 'Pelican Cove is a wonderful place to visit.'

It's Christmas time and Jenny is trying to raise money for the local children's home. When a confused old man arrives on her doorstep, Jenny takes him in without a second thought.

Is he a trickster like her boyfriend suspects, or just a lost soul looking for a warm haven?

Hallmark fans are going to love this!


***Brand New story***

When a cheerful young sailor is found dead in the marshes, Jenny's favorite customer becomes the top suspect. Can Jenny find a motive in the sailor's colorful past?


Check out the other books in the Pelican Cove Cozy Mystery Series -

Strawberries and Strangers Book 1
Cupcakes and Celebrities Book 2
Berries and Birthdays Book 3
Sprinkles and Skeletons Book 4
Waffles and Weekends Book 5
Muffins and Mobsters Book 6
Parfaits and Paramours Book 7
Truffles and Troubadours Book 8
Sundaes and Sinners Book 9
Croissants and Cruises Book 10
Pancakes and Parrots Book 11

Ahoy!: An Alex M. Mystery #1
by Maggie Seacroft
$0.00, 216 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #91 in Cozy Mystery
Alex Michaels is right at home with the rest of the quirky residents of the Marysville Marina – but when a close friend goes missing, she’ll have to batten down the hatches to uncover the truth no matter how choppy the water gets in the first novel of the Alex M. Mystery series!

She was never more at home than she was on the water. In fact, Alex loved it so much she’d ditched her high finance job and moved on to her converted tow tug docked at Pier 17 in a tiny California coastal town.

But it’s not all smooth sailing. When the man who’s been like a father to her disappears and is presumed dead, Alex is stunned to learn she’s the primary beneficiary of his sizable estate. And when Bill “Bugsy” Beedle, the new rookie marina manager, accuses her of being involved in the disappearance, he’d do well to keep his life vest on, because talk like that’ll get you tossed overboard – dimples and all. It’s up to Alex to navigate her way through the uncharted waters of intrigue, insinuation and a murder investigation.

Tortured Blues (Nolan Smith Detective Book 1)
by Blair Redd
$0.00, 333 pages, 3.6 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #347 in Cozy Mystery
Steroids, Fighting, and drug deals., and that's just in the high school. St. George Utah is known for it's unbearable heat, and it's beautiful scenery. NOT it's massive drug ring, but that's just what Nolan has found. Nolan is a hotshot detective with the St George police department. He's the fastest advancing detective in the department, but only because his Grandfather is a legend in the department, and is mentor Lou is the Chief, and their are plenty of people who despise him for that. Nolan tries hard to get out of the shadow of not only his Grandfather, but also his Mom, who was killed on duty.

Nolan is bitter, anxious, and ready to prove himself. He get's thrown into going back to school trying to expose the drug epidemic that is blazing over St. George Utah. That's when he meets the man who changes his life forever. Juice and his crew are the Roid Raging alpha males not only of the school, but the entire town. What will Nolan have to do to get in with this rowdy crew, and is he willing to go that far?
His Grandfather wants him to succeed
Lou wants him to succeed
But does Nolan have it in him to succeed?

by Simon Hartwell
$0.00, 224 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #116 in Paranormal Ghost Romance
UNREQUITED blends the musicality and vigor of the hit TV show High School Musical and the haunting emotions of SCROOGE within an unforgettable tale of second chances.

Simon Smith inherits The Old Abernathy Theatre out of the blue. Throwing caution to the wind, he decides to sell his home, move into the theatre and bring the place back to life, at least partially.

Threatened by a couple of debt collectors, Simon needs to put on a show quick, earn some money and get the goons off his back but lacks a stage crew, a cast, not to mention a play.

Facing these challenges head on, Simon makes progress with some out of the box thinking by collaborating with a School for the Performing Arts, only to be confronted with an unsolved murder, arson, theft, the Ghost of George Abernathy and a high school love that never was.

Parsley, Sage, Rose, Mary & Wine (The Bloodline Series Book 1)
by Lynda Rees
$0.00, 282 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #116 in Cozy Animal Mystery
After her husband’s violent death, Lemon Sage Benton pursues her dream of rural Kentucky horse country. When a murder victim is discovered Sage and sexy Sheriff Wyatt Gordon clash at every turn, but their growing attraction is undeniable. Wyatt’s jealous teenage daughter, Hailey, wants Sage out of the picture. Wyatt's political aspirations conflict with the life Sage wants, and she won't try to change him like his ex-wife did. Can Sage give up her dream for Wyatt? Who survives when the killer targets Sage and Hailey? Can Sage face the assassin, gain Hailey’s affection and win the sheriff’s heart? Or will she throw Wyatt over for his friend, wealthy racing tycoon, Levi Madison?

The Murdered Heiress: Ashdown Estate Cozy Mysteries: Book 1
by Lori Woods
$0.00, 79 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #4 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
Cecily Armstrong has done everything she could to erase her murky past. She’s become a celebrated pastry chef and could have her pick of any job on the market. When’s she’s called upon to come back home to look after her ailing grandmother, Cecily reluctantly returns to a town that ostracised her years ago.

She’s offered a position at the local hotel, Ashdown Estate. A renowned little resort by the sea that invites the rich to come and forget about their worries. Things start off rocky as the townspeople make it clear that her past sins aren’t forgiven. All eyes turn to Cecily when a young heiress, Vanessa Murray, goes missing. Vanessa is vivacious, beautiful, and enjoys doing things she shouldn’t. In a desperate bid to prove her innocence, Cecily sets out to find the girl. With the help of a surly detective and the one friend who never gave up on her, Cecily must do all she can to find the petulant heiress in time.

As her past and present collide, Cecily finds clues to an old mystery that no-one will let her forget. What does this new case have to do with the old? Will she be able to prove her innocence in time? Or is Cecily doomed to the mistakes of her past?

This is Book 1 in the Ashdown Estate Cozy Mysteries. Read FREE with KU!

What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery And The Illuminated Fruit Mystery (Ronin Flash Fiction Collection Series Book 9)
by Kristie Lynn Higgins
$0.00, 713 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #35 in Cozy Animal Mystery
Ronin Flash Fiction Collection includes two books from the Ronin Flash Fiction series, a short story collection.

1. Type: flash fiction about 920 words
What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding a thief and a very unique dog.

2. Type: flash fiction about 525 words
The Illuminated Fruit Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding the thief of rare fruit.

Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story.

Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of 'Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel' and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery (dog mysteries novel)
2. How To Frame A Murder: Part One: Cat Painting Mystery
3. How To Frame A Murder: Part Two: Household Of Death Mystery

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery (Baking Mystery Into Cooking)
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery (Food, Baking, And Cooking With Oil Of Mystery)
5. Midnight Blue Valerian Murder Mystery
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder Mystery
7. Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat Mystery (Catnap! Kitty Missing! Kitten in trouble mysteries with cats)
8. Ivory Jade Cat Statue Mystery (Stolen kitty-cat statue)
9. Scarlet Ibis Fever Murder Mystery (infectious contagion)
10. Scarlet Lovers Murder Mystery
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery (stray cat is a witness to a crime)
12. Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery (rare feline coins cat mystery)
13. The Hammer And The Egg Murder Mystery
14. Who Is Guilty? The Kitten Or The Puppy Murder Mystery
15. The Kimono With The Red-Crowned Crane Mystery
16. The Cat Who Ate The Dog Murder Mystery
17. The Illuminated Fruit Mystery (cookbook mystery)
18. What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery (dog mystery book)
19. A Hawkeye View Of Murder, A Vexed Archer Mystery
20. The Guilty Blowfish Mystery, A Recipe For Murder
21. The Sword Of Death
22. Sharper Than A Blade
23. The Leopard-Spotted Orchid Flower Mystery
24. The Horse And Carriage Murder Mystery

Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need. Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Very quick whodunit mysteries. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West. Action-adventure thriller in a parallel world. An alternate history of Japan. An alternate reality with action adventure mysteries. Whodunnit mysteries mixed with Japanese culture.

New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer's style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one. Enjoy female sleuths mysteries then check out this crime thriller series. Two quick tales in one mystery short stories anthology. If you enjoy police detective mysteries, check out this ancient world where the tool of the trade was the mind. Grab these two short shorts and sit back, relax, and read this free Kindle Unlimited mystery short stories collection.

Baking can be fatal: A Belinda Luper mystery
by Scott Kelly
$0.00, 207 pages, 3.7 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #21 in Cozy Culinary Mystery
Belinda Luper certainly has a lot on her plate...

If it wasn't enough that the former winner of TV's biggest baking competition has been asked to take over as the co-judge and presenter on the new series, she is also struggling to get her new patisserie and tea room ready to open by the autumn.
Realising she needs help, Belinda hires talented pastry chef Gabrielle Hugel to assist her in the kitchen. The two of them soon get to work, sharing recipes and baking tips at Belinda's home in Warley Village. But when Gabrielle is found dead from an overdose of sleeping pills, Belinda's world is thrown into crisis.
A hidden message points to Gabrielle having been murdered ... but can Belinda put all the clues together before the killer hunts her down?
Set in London and Paris, this murder mystery features 'The Blingwood Chronicles' Belinda Luper in her first solo case. Perfect for fans of cozy mysteries and the Great British Bake-off.
Note: This book has been re-edited to correct typos identified by earlier reviewers.

Silver Betrayal
by Kathy Morgan
$0.00, 212 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #290 in Cozy Mystery
In the early hours of the morning, an antiques dealer is knocked unconscious outside her house. It quickly becomes apparent that a secret organisation is in operation in the area, and that one or more of her close friends is involved.

THE OTHER ME: A Short Story
by J.L. Shojosh
$0.00, 62 pages, 3.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #214 in 90-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
Lana undergoes a near death experience. Michael’s life, as a baby, is just beginning. What tethers together the two lives? This pseudo-paranormal short story has a few mysteries that beg to be unpacked. From having to contend with notions of the Lazarus effect, to briefly flirting with other dimensional space, find yourself entreated to an odd day, as Francistown folk grapple with life, friends, family and courage.

The Fast Train to the Grave: A twist-filled noir mystery set in the golden age of crime
by C. A. W. Parker
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #12 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)

There's a corpse on his train -- and a killer still on board...

Rusty Macduff is a private eye with a niche: he only takes on the cases every other detective in the golden age of crime turns down. 

But this time he hasn't got a choice. The only other passenger in his railway compartment has just been murdered in front of him without a sound or sign of struggle, and there's no other detective on his train.

There's less than an hour till the train arrives at its final stop. Somewhere an ingenious killer must still be on board. Somehow Rusty has to find and stop him -- before he can escape forever.

THE FAST TRAIN TO THE GRAVE is a novella-length Rusty Macduff mystery. For the first full-length novel in the Rusty Macduff series, be sure to check out THE GIRL FOR THE GOLD ("Joyous, amusing and highly entertaining. There are too many funny lines to mention." --E. V. Seymour, bestselling novelist).

Nowhere to Run: (McCall Junction Romantic Suspense Book 1)
by Julia Payne
$0.00, 42 pages, 2.8 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #26 in One-Hour Literature & Fiction Short Reads
A peaceful town nestled at the foot of rising hills and a glacier lake becomes the scene of strange murders. Bodies of unidentifiable women start popping up across town. One murder after the next without any possible clues and rhyme or reason, but heavy with symbology alter the tenor of the town.
Chris Clapman leaves town the week bodies start showing up. He leaves and never tells anyone where he is going. When the bodies start showing up, the cops have no way of tracking who the victims are much less who the perpetrator is. But just because he has left town does not mean that he escapes the pain the city is put through. He has his coming as well.
Follow the case and the clues that are in plain sight as the town of McCall Junction tries to find the person behind a spree of murders and stains this once-pristine town with the blood of strangers. Who do you think it is?
This is the first book in a six-part series. As the clues in this book are presented, take note because they will be needed as you navigate your way through the other five books. Get your self to McCall Junction and grab a seat at the diner while you watch the suspense, thrill, and pain unfold. Get your copy now and come back for the other five in the series.

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Secret Hunger: A Gripping Romantic Suspense Novel (The Harper Sisters Book 1)
by Satin Russell
$0.00, 396 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (83 reviews), #15 in Satire Fiction (Kindle Store)
She's chasing dreams.

Olivia, a café owner and cook, never regretted forsaking her dreams to finish raising her sisters after the death of their parents. Now grown, they've moved out of the house, leaving Olivia free to pick up where she left off, if she can find the courage to start over.

He's hunting nightmares.

Mason is a Boston police detective, recuperating from a tragic incident that left his partner dead. All he wants is to heal and get back to the job of hunting the killer down. The last thing on his mind is romance.

Finding love wasn't in either of their plans.

But as things heat up between Olivia and Mason, events happen that make her realize she's drawn a far more sinister kind of attention. Suddenly, she finds herself fighting not only for her dreams, but her very life!

This is a romantic suspense novel with a HEA and NO cliffhanger!

Fans of Cate Beauman, Kendra Elliott, and Kaylea Cross will love this first book in the Harper Sisters Trilogy.
Note to readers each book in the series can be read as a stand alone.

Reading order: Secret Hunger > Secret Need > Secret Gifts (A Holiday Novella)
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No Sh*t! Sherlock: A Sherlock Jones Mystery
by Randy Moore
$0.00, 310 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #10 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Sherlock Jones, a modern-day hard-boiled detective, is an aging dysfunctional cynic whose major food groups are bourbon, caffeine, nicotine, Vicodin and bar food. He supplements his Army disability check by advertising as a private investigator on Craig’s List offering divorce tails and missing person traces. At first, when he’s offered a retainer to investigate an actual murder, he sees it as an easy way to pad his meager income, but he quickly realizes reclaiming his own self-worth through the eyes of his client with the sexy European accent is worth much more than the $500 cash she counted out.

Driven by a cast of colorful characters and multiple plots, No Sh*t! Sherlock moves at a fast pace, offering action, suspense and laughter. It’s a novel that makes it easy to cheer against the really-bad bad guys and cheer for the not-so-good good guys, while wincing at some of the stereotypes that haunt us southerners. The book is set in today’s multicultural Atlanta, and deals with contemporary issues like internet stalking, sexual predators, homosexuality, and intolerance

New Blood (Dana Hartman Book 1)
by Shane Lusher
$0.00, 428 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #531 in Travel (Kindle Store)

His life shattered after the horrific loss of his only son, Dana Hartman staggers back into a home town he's avoided for over twenty years.

His brother, the sheriff, is shot dead in the street not long after and now the sheriff's right-hand man wants Dana in on the investigation.

Dana isn't a detective. He's not even a cop. He helped the Chicago PD solve one case.

Now all he wants is to live out the rest of his life in peace, with a grieving nine-year-old niece he hadn’t bargained for.

But why are there so many dead bodies in Tazewell County? Why does everything seem to lead to the pillars of the community? And why is everyone trying to warn him off the case?

New Blood is the first of the Dana Hartman series of thrillers. If you read John Sandford, Karin Slaughter and Lee Child, you’ll love Shane Lusher’s new book.

"A fast moving plot that often heads in unexpected directions- you'll want to set aside time for this read!"

The Vanishing Wife: An Action-Packed Crime Thriller (Marcie Kane Thriller Collection Book 1)
by Barry Finlay
$0.00, 298 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (148 reviews), #1 in Crime Action Fiction (Kindle Store)

How far will a man go to protect his family? Mason Seaforth is about to find out.

Mason Seaforth, a mild-mannered accountant. wakes up the morning of his 20th wedding anniversary to find that his wife, Sami has disappeared. A search of Sami's computer uncovers a past she has buried for more than 20 years.

Together with their strong-willed friend, Marcie Kane, Mason leads an investigation that takes them from the home he and Sami share in Gulfport, Florida to a casino in Gatineau, Quebec. As he and Marcie close in on Sami's whereabouts, so do Aaron Marshall and his enforcer, Greg Johnson, AKA, "The Force" - deadly serious men willing to kill the entire Seaforth family to protect Sami's secrets.

Action-packed crime thriller with suspenseful storytelling and a surprising twist.

Mason is thrust into a race against Marshall and Johnson, thrown into a life that is meant for other people. He must put his quiet job on hold and quickly learn how to handle a Glock 17. Each decision he needs to make is deadlier than the last, and one wrong move could result in the death of his family.

The Vanishing Wife is written by one of the Authors Show's "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading" list in 2012 and the winner of multiple literary awards.

"Barry Finlay writes from inside the mindset of his readers."

"There is a fluidity to the language that will mesmerize readers."

"He has created beautifully developed characters, detailed their relationships and created such a mystery, I struggled to put this book down."

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Roadhouse Affairs
by Newton Love
$0.00, 156 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #10 in Noir Crime
December, 1930 — when the high times of the Roaring Twenties were sinking fast into the blues of the Great Depression and the mostly tolerated crime of rum-running and selling bootleg alcohol during Prohibition was all the rage, California's San Mateo Coast was jumping. Despite hard times, there were still plenty of people who had money enough for the good life. Socialites, high-stakes gamblers, and movie stars flocked to the fashionable speakeasies, especially along the coasts, where real hooch could still be run in by night, Roulette wheels kept spinning, poker games shuffled along, and the dames were as gorgeously outfitted as ever. There, parties could continue virtually uninterrupted. At Frank's Roadhouse in Half Moon Bay, the good life is in full swing. Until a blackmailer begins targeting Frank's wealthy and well-known clientele.

Though retired from the American Detective Agency and living an unencumbered life in Mexico, The Detective's unique skills are required to ferret out the blackmailer without either scaring away the rich and famous clientele at The Roadhouse, or alerting the Roadhouse owner, Frank Torres, who may be involved in the scam himself. Torres is wary about having The Detective as a guest at his Roadhouse, but he is a paying customer. Torres suspects ulterior motives, something beyond a mere vacation.

Discretion — even subterfuge — is imperative, especially since the Agency and its wealthy client, socialite Alma Spreckels, widow of the sugar magnate, have no idea which people at the Roadhouse are part of the complicated blackmailing scheme. All anyone knows for certain is that members of several wealthy families who stayed at the Roadhouse have been marks, and Mrs. Spreckels is paying big money to have it stopped — to safeguard her son, who's one of the victims. Whether anyone else also benefits from her intervention is irrelevant to "Big Alma," so long as her son, the heir to the vast Spreckels' fortune, is protected.

The Agency Chief calls The Detective out of retirement to do this one last job. A perilous one involving criminals who are willing to prey on socialites and movie stars wealthy and courageous enough to fight back against blackmail.

Bootleggers, socialites, movie stars, blackmail.
It's a dangerous cocktail.
And no one can guess how it will taste going down.

Conspiracy Theory: A Supernatural Thriller (The Books of Jericho Book 0)
by J.D. Oliva
$0.00, 115 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #16 in African American Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction

A savage murder. A multimillion-dollar business. An earth-shattering secret.

From the pages of Harvest Moon, comes Ethan Jericho, an international assassin whose work takes him into the darkest corners of the world.

When a high-powered DC lobbyist hires Jericho to silence the man responsible for his son's murder, Jericho discovers the crime was merely the first step toward unearthing a dark evil upon mankind. Some secrets are best left underground.

This is first entry into the Books of Jericho, a supernatural thriller series that answers the question, "What if John Wick worked the X-Files?"

Not Forgotten (Nick Fischer Series Book 1)
by George Lee Miller
$0.00, 289 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #27 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
"Loved it! Not Forgotten is tightly written, well-paced, and as hot as a San Antonio summer."
A boy in a Davy Crockett outfit discovers a dead woman in the San Antonio River. Her death is ruled accidental drowning. Two months later, the dead woman is forgotten by everyone but her mother. She’s convinced it was murder and turns to former Marine and rookie private investigator Nick Fischer for justice.

Nick follows the trail to the grandson of one of the richest oilmen in Texas, a dirty cop, and a popular local attorney running for governor. Somewhere in the mix lies a secret they will kill to keep. Anyone else would quit, but Nick made a promise to keep going until justice is served.

The Boots Are Red (Cigars and Legs Book 1)
by Adam Lawson
$0.00, 146 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #80 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
"At this point? Everyone is a suspect."

"One thing about Kate, though, was that he hated everyone just the same."

"It was ten, maybe fifteen seconds til they got around the car, guns drawn. But it felt like an eternity."

Ron Cavanaugh flew a fighter over Korea, at one point taking shrapnel, and then spent time recovering in England. He thought coming home, a home he left in anger before joining the Air Force, would be a break from the violence. Until he found out that his mentor, a grizzled, cynical old gumshoe named Kate Nass, had been murdered. There were no answers forthcoming from the residents of the small town, or their police. Ron began looking for answers on his own.

What he discovered was more than he expected. A criminal conspiracy, running deep and with deeper pockets. Drugs, weapons, and sex -- all for sale, all under the table, and all at the expense of the innocent citizens of Escagoula Point. And all protected from on high.

Audrey Carmen, his leggy love interest, served as an interesting distraction... or did she?

The first book in the Cigars and Legs series, The Boots Are Red introduces Ron, his companions, his city, and his enemies. Set in the 1950s, Ron has to deal with the limitations of technology as he pursues answers, and he has to deal with a police force governed by a man distrustful of him and with no interest in solving the Kate Nass Murder.

Ron also has to deal with himself: his feelings for Audrey, and his frustration at the progress and process involved in bringing the conspiracy down and the conspirators to justice.

The sequel, The Boots Come Off, is out now!

Stolen: (The DI Scott Baker Crime Series Book 2)
by Jay Nadal
$0.00, 215 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (24 reviews), #16 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
"Innocence comes at a price…How far would you go to protect it?"

A girl’s body washes up on the beach. She needed to be silenced. But what secrets did she take with her to a watery grave? Secrets so dark she had to be eliminated.

Detective Inspector Scott Baker and his team are thrown head first into their most challenging case to date. What did the girl know that led to her violent, slow and painful death? As they dig deeper, evidence emerges of an organised trafficking and teen prostitution ring, where girls are commodities, their childhoods erased, and their futures uncertain.

The sudden death of a loving mother and devoted wife complicates the case. Is there a connection or is it a tragic random murder?

The investigation rocks the team to the core. Emotions run high as they uncover a dark, sick, twisted web of human depravity that causes Scott to question the notion of justice.

Scott faces his own demons as the case stirs deep-seated grief that he fights hard to contain. Old memories race to the surface making him confront his difficult past and look to the future.

It’s now a race against time, can Detective Inspector Scott Baker save the girls from an unknown future of human slavery which offers one outcome…their eventual deaths.

Stolen is the latest gritty police procedural in the DI Scott Baker Crime Series. A story of injustice, greed, control and heartache.

Stolen is a murder mystery thriller peppered with a sprinkling of romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set in the coastal town of Brighton on the south coast.

If you love police procedurals, hard boiled mysteries, or books from Damian Boyd, Angela Marsons, Helen H Durrant, Mel Sherratt, Lisa Hartley or Kerry Wilkinson, you’ll enjoy the second in the DI Scott Baker series.

The DI Scott Baker Crime Series currently numbers four. They don’t have to be read in order; they do all work as stand-alone novels. However, to get the most out of each and to develop a better appreciation of the main characters and their backgrounds, it’s recommended that they are read in the order in which they were written.

Here are the books of the series in order:


Other Books by Jay Nadal

Detective Inspector Scott Baker Series
Book 1 – Greed
Book 2 – Stolen
Book 3 – Retribution
Book 4 – Captive
Book 5 – Sacrifice
Book 6 – Isolation
Book 7 – Missing

Collaborative Series-Psychological thriller
Book 1 - You Saw Too Much
Book 2 - Don’t Look Back

Standalone Psychological thriller
Last One Alive

Thomas Cade Thriller Series
Book 1 – Last Shot
Book 2 – Dying Truth
Book 3 – Too Close to Home
Book 4 – Her Last Breath (coming soon)

The Pirate Investigator
by Derrick Tribble
$0.00, 316 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #9117 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Tom Roberts is a 17th Century theologian . . . with the soul of a hard-boiled detective. When his ship sinks in the West Indies, he has no choice but to cast his lot with a crew of English privateers who he is convinced are pirates. This kicks off a series of mysteries, mishaps and murders that stretch Tom’s lofty morals but tickle his investigative instincts. Can he solve a multitude of crimes and still obey God’s will aboard a pirate ship?

Second Chances (Nick Fischer Novel Book 2)
by George Lee Miller
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #24 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
San Antonio private eye Nick Fischer deals his own brand of justice in the new action-packed thriller.

When a local rancher’s estranged granddaughter goes missing, he turns to his old family friend Nick Fischer for help. Still recovering from the bullet wound he received on his last case, Nick promises to bring her home. He trails granddaughter Maya from Fredericksburg to the back alleys of San Antonio. All the clues lead to the Dragon, a charismatic and ruthless sex trafficker who preys on runaways. His victims are never seen again, and Maya may have fallen for his charms.

The gangster has managed to keep his criminal enterprise off law enforcement radar, but now Nick Fischer has his number. He exposes the Dragon’s organized crime ring to SAPD, but they need time to build a case. Time Maya doesn’t have. Nick will have to take on the Dragon alone. He made a promise to bring Maya home or die trying. The only question is, which will it be?

The Devil's Tourniquet: An Inspector Abaline Mystery Series. Book 1: A Chilling British Detective Crime Thriller, with Murder, Mystery, Suspense, and a twist of the Occult and Supernatural. Book 1
by Paul R Melia
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #20 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Someone is killing the women folk of Oakwell, and the body count is growing. The moorland that surrounds the town has begun to relinquish some of its morbid past. Inspector Abaline has been drafted onto the case, to breathe new life into the faltering investigation. Can he unlock the secret of the Devil's Tourniquet before deaths shadow casts its cloak once more over the already terrified residents of Oakwell? Excitement, suspense and mystery. If Hard-Boiled, British Detective Crime Thrillers, with a light sprinkling of the Occult and Supernatural are your vice, then welcome to a refreshing approach and original plot to engage and captivate your senses. Inspector Maxwell Abaline, a gruff stalwart with the patience of a three-year-old child, and his sidekick, Sergeant William Bowman, a mild mannered and conscientious member of the local police force are the two detectives tasked with leading the investigation to solve a series of gruesome murders of local woman. Along the way they must sift through the lines of deceit, deception, depravity, double-cross and death in their quest to find the killer. If you are a reader of works by authors such as Ruth Rendell, Ian Rankin, P.D. James, Agatha Christie and Elizabeth George, then Paul R Melia would be a welcome addition to your book collection.

I Am Justice: A Will Carson Thriller
by Lara Coates
$0.00, 308 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #38 in International Mystery & Crime (Kindle Store)
I Am Justice is the first book in the Will Carson crime thriller series.

In a fish market shed in Apollo Bay, a young woman is found murdered—bound and savagely mutilated. Once a beauty, she’s now barely recognizable, and with a message carved into her stomach, but who is it for?

Melbourne Homicide Detectives Carson, a former criminal profiler for the FBI, and his partner Declan are tasked with figuring it out before the killer strikes again. And he will—because to him, murder is more than just the killing, it is justice.

As more victims show up, and the kidnapping, torturing, and mutilation show no sign of stopping, Carson and Declan are thrown into a whirlwind of inconceivable evil; a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a sadistic psychopath.

As Carson struggles to link the seemingly random victims and their locations, the killer calmly plans his next move.

If you enjoy fast-paced, violent, police procedurals with a curious cliff hanger and something a little outside the usual American or British settings, then you’ll love this first instalment in Lara Coates’s page-turning series.

Black Butterfly: When vengeful spirit hits town...
by Alexander Rush
$0.00, 129 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #69 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)

Waking up from a Nightmare, into a world of Death and Horror!!!

Detective Parker, who still suffers from the loss of his wife, emburdened with protecting his daughter, is tasked, in this fast paced story, to catch a new serial killer, whose victims had varying manner of terrifying death.

The vengeful soul is in town to kill and keep killing, until he gets to the last victim.

Samuel Parker and his boss Mary, with their secrete admiration, mingled with the task of finding the Killer, are in for a long ride. Will they be able to find the Killer?

You are just a click away from finding out!

Here Lies the Idler
by Cashel Douglass
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #1681 in Dark Humor
HERE LIES THE IDLER is a story of lying taken to a narrative extreme, an absurdist mystery full of rampant miscommunication, due to both deception and idiocy, and the manufacturing of truth for gain and folly.
The story begins when a lady suddenly dies in front of an unfamiliar man and woman. It follows this man and woman over the next two days as they become tied together through the violent and unpredictable events ensuing the joint witnessing of the death. They soon find themselves entangled in an unclear criminal plot, pursued by a misguided cop, a liquored priest, a loquacious crime boss, and various other parties whose intentions remain elusively ambiguous. Everyone is after something, but no one is quite sure what that is—which has no diminishing effect on the characters’ drives. While the determined heroine attempts to get to the bottom of the mystery that they’ve become embroiled in, the hero/antihero, adrift in his own speculations, bad habits, and hopes for romance, never seems to grasp that anything serious is happening at all.

The Case of the Photoshop Guy: From: Tales of Tales of Melvin G. Whiz, Private Investigator- a noted Noir Detective
by Erwin Posner
$0.00, 12 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Hard-Boiled
When Melvin G. Whiz comes on the scene of an accident he becomes involved with solving the mystery of an attempted murder which becomes an international affair. This is exciting, dramatic and involves sports figures in the big leagues.

The Kebab King
by Richard Rippon
$0.00, 242 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #117 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Private Investigator Tommy Rowan ekes out an existence spying on the adulterous partners of his clients. A job for which he is well suited: he’s practically invisible. His next client is faded 80’s popstar and botox enthusiast Marty Del Rio, a local lad done good, who pays him to track down his wayward stepdaughter.

Has she been kidnapped? Murdered? And whatever happened, does it have anything to do with Kenny Gibson, bar owner and loan shark, to whom Tommy already owes money?

To complicate matters, Tommy's ex is back in town and everyone - even best mate Chris - seems to be acting weird.

Rowan needs to summon up all his investigative skills to find the girl and make some money before he goes under, but like a kebab with hot chili sauce, very little happens in life without a little pain...

The Kebab King was the winner of a New Writing North 'Northern Promise' award for writing.

Meet 'Tony the Gent'
by Thomas Kennedy
$0.00, 19 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #142 in 30-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
One of Ireland's top crime bosses has a probelm. His daughter has been kidnapped. He wants you to find her. And you get to meet his relations.

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The Judas Cypher (The Synth Crisis Book 1)
by Greg Dragon
$0.00, 244 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (31 reviews), #29 in Noir Crime
When machine murders man, one detective is the world’s only hope of preventing an all-out-war...

Dhata Mays has become used to living on the fringes. Unlike most of humanity, the detective treats the synth population with the respect they deserve. But when a gruesome murder points to a synth as the perpetrator, Dhata must do everything in his power to discover an explanation before the case goes public.

In a race against time, Dhata discovers a scheme involving cypher hackers, synth prostitutes, and a pair of rival gang bosses that could tear the city apart. When the case puts his loved ones in harm’s way, the investigation becomes personal. For Dhata to keep the uneasy peace, he’ll have to track down the murderers himself, but no one said he had to take them alive.

How the Strong Survive
by Newton Love
$0.00, 316 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #350 in Crime Fiction (Kindle Store)
When four rape victims come to Ben Pace — a Lakhota healer — Ben is given the task to help these women seek justice while, at the same time, aid them in their healing process. Only at the beginning of his spiritual development as a healer, Ben isn't sure how to help these women. After all, they are all white, and Ben is a Lakhota Sioux.

After much thought and spiritual preparation, Ben comes up with a plan to help the women take back the power that the serial rapist stole from them. The action they take, however, does not work as Ben had expected it to. Some of the women seem better, some worse, but none of them is completely healed. Is it because they are white and Ben was using Lakhota ways?

Though the women have suffered the same violation at the hands of the same perpetrator, the women have not reacted as Ben thought they would. And the serial rapist, despite Ben's carefully planned strategy, is still at large, protected by his family's tremendous wealth and political power.

Is the difference in cultures the problem? Are Ben's and the women's cultural and spiritual beliefs at such odds with each other that no healing can occur? Is the conflict between the cultures too great for Ben and the victims to cross the chasm and reach what they all seek: justice and healing.

In powerful writing and vivid descriptions that allow us a glimpse into the world of Lakhota beliefs and spirituality, Newton Love has given us a twist on the detective novel. Ben Pace is not Sherlock Holmes. Ben is a detective who is Lakhota, human, imperfect, but, according to Lakhota ways, honorable.

With memorable characters, an exciting plot, and stimulating dialogue, Love has created a new kind of detective while exploring the conflict between the Lakhota Way and other cultures' Ways.

A Barrow Boy's Cadenza: In Dead Flat Major (Kind Hearts And Martinets Book 3)
by Pete Adams
$0.00, 329 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #34 in Terrorism Thrillers (Kindle Store)

Surviving a terrorist explosion, a tutu incident, and a night of celebratory drinking, hungover hero DCI Jack Austin proposes an ill-advised alliance with a newly-turned criminal informant.

After a string of high-profile murders is committed, Austin goes deep undercover – and uncovers a villainous scheme that threatens the Star Chamber.

His world turned upside down, Austin needs to rely on courage, skill and improbable luck. But can he bring the perpetrators of the far-reaching scheme to justice?

The Reunion (Sara Connolly Mysteries Book 1)
by Claudette Cleveland
$0.00, 69 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #260 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
Sara Connolly finds that going to her 20-year reunion results in more excitement in her life than she would have ever imagined. She is flattered when her classmate, Sean McCauley, high school superstar and all around stud, connects with her until the connection puts her life in danger. As a psychic consultant for the Chicago police department, she works with Detective Jim O’Brien to catch the culprits. Even when her life is threatened, Sara never looses her sense of humor.

Spilled Blood: A Krystal Murphy Mystery (Krystal Murphy Mysteries Book 3)
by Michael R. Davidson
$0.00, 141 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #9548 in Private Investigator Mysteries (Books)
Krystal Murphy faces her own demons and a new job in this third book of the Krystal Murphy mysteries. Relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina to work in the security and investigation firm of her friend Robert Strachey, she is immediately drawn into a complex multiple murder case while battling personal problems that take her to the edge.

Riley and The Rat: A Question of Deceit (The Judge Ment Series Book 4)
by Ken Klopper
$0.00, 305 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #132 in Murder
James Riley's plea for help sends William Ment on a journey that uncovers a path of lies and deceit as he unravels the hidden truths behind the death of his colleague, Frank Motaung and the demise of Ricardo Bernato alias Ricky the Rat.
Not able to move forward, Ment must retrace his steps and follow the trail that leads him back to Mandy Kershaw, Frank's exotic lover. What secrets does she hold?
A visit to Gloria and Eddie who are doing jail time for Frank's murder provides a further clue despite their reluctance to talk.
Returning to the Oasis Game Farm, Ment discovers the important link that he is looking for and the key to Riley's dilemma.
But ultimately only James Riley holds all the answers as finding him takes on a new dimension.
Is there anyone out there who is not serving their own agenda? Are the seeds of distrust scattered everywhere and sprouting with increasing vigor? And has a single rat led Ment to the horde?

Volume 4 of The Judge Ment Series. Reading the previous volumes is recommended but this volume may be read as a standalone novel.

Wasted Space: A Tony Gavel Mystery (Tony Gavel Private Eye Book 1)
by JW Metcalf
$0.00, 584 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #140 in Private Investigator Mysteries (Kindle Store)
When a successful business man is found dead in his home, the police rule it a suicide. However, certain evidence suggests otherwise.
Private investigator, Tony Gavel, is hired to find out the truth of the matter. Tony's investigation leads him from the carefully manicured lawns of the suburbs to the seedy underbelly of the Big City. As he delves further into the case , he uncovers secrets, lies, and danger at every turn. When an attempt is made on his own life, his friend and former partner, Officer Dwight O'Toole, gives Tony until the end of the week to solve the case before the police take over. Can Tony crack the case before the clock runs out, or will his unstoppable pursuit of justice land him in the morgue as the latest victim?

An Audience of Corpses: The First Jack Hornby Noir Mystery
by John Maygrove
$0.00, 219 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #94 in Private Investigator Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Apprentice P.I. Jack Hornby had only just buried his friend and mentor, stricken with grief and contemplating his future. Sitting alone in the office they once shared, he is accosted by an eccentric woman in desperate need of help. Reluctantly, he agrees. But a case of suspected infidelity turns out to be so much more when his target winds up dead in the middle of a grisly scene.

Jack finds himself pitted against his old nemesis- now a highly decorated police investigator- in a bid to uncover the truth behind what really happened in that seedy hotel room, and just how the victim was sighted walking down the street shortly after his death. In a case where nothing makes sense and no one is what the seem, Jack's only ally is his old mentor's peculiar yet alluring niece, the former secretary from the now-defunct detective agency.

Udder Confusion: The Case of Choreographed Cows and Alien Abductions (Marianna Morgan, Private Investigator Book 2)
by Janet Christian
$0.00, 305 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #419 in Women Sleuths (Kindle Store)
Private Investigator Marianna Morgan is up a tree in the dark (literally) overlooking William “Bubba” Taylor Sutton Livasee’s cows, waiting for a mysterious light to show up. Rumor has it there have been UFO sightings in the area. It’s not a rumor that each time the light shows up over Bubba’s ranch, one of his cows ends up dead—and headless.

It's the strangest case the motorcycle-riding, cat-loving, PI has ever taken. She's sure Bubba is over-reacting—and the actual cause much more mundane—until she sees the light for herself and witnesses how the cows react to it. The bovine herd's fancy footwork and unison mooing have Marianna scratching her head and researching past alien abductions and cattle mutilations.

Alien experiments? Cattle rustlers? Hippie neighbors hiding secrets? Government conspiracies? And to complicate matters, Marianna also has to figure out why she's suddenly started blacking out when the light shows up. Is her life in danger, too? What happens during her missing hours? How is it related to the cow deaths? Marianna races against the clock to solve the case before Bubba loses all of his cows—or she loses her life.

The Case of the Aged Venture Capitalist Scam: From: Tales of Melvin G. Whiz, Private Investigator & Noted Noir Detective
by Erwin Posner
$0.00, 25 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #22 in 45-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
In an age of growing scams perpetrated on our population, particularly on our elderly, Melvin G. Whiz is called on to defend, detect and assist in destroying the unscrupulous plans of evil elements of our society. How he does this with breathtaking skill makes this work so readable and enjoyable.

RideShare Killer: A Finder Mystery (The Finder Book 1)
by Elijah Hill
$0.00, 26 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #106 in 45-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
'Your ride is waiting’
Introducing The RideShare Killer, a brand new white-knuckle mystery from Elijah Hill.
People disappear, it’s a fact of life. But usually they leave behind a note, a paper trail, something.

In the capital of England people are disappearing without a trace. The only thing that connects them is the oil industry and the RideShare app.
Finder has a special talent for locating people.
He’s not afraid to break the law. He enjoys it and nothing will stop him in his pursuit of the RideShare Killer. Especially now that he has Maddox by his side.
Ex-SAS and with the wounds to prove it. Maddox is stepping back into the ring.
Can the RideShare Killer be found? What is their motive? And how many bodies will it take to bring the killer to justice?
The odds of finding out are far better with Finder involved. That's for damn sure.

Blood and Coins
by David Kesting
$0.00, 720 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #112 in Alternative History

'Blood and Coins' is actually two novels in one.

The first part of the book chronicles the journey of a certain box over a period of time covering nearly two millennia of history.

Surrounding the fate of this box are the stories of a fallen priest, a disgraced French naval officer and the martyred leader of a super power.

The second part of 'Blood and Coins' tells of private investigator Sid Ericson's journey to an island.

This is Ericson's second trip to the tiny isle out in the Pacific Ocean. The return visit will change Ericson's life forever.

At the very end of 'Blood and Coins' the reader will be jolted by a new twist that will take Sid Ericson from the island into a new and unimaginable world.

'Blood and Coins' is the sequel to 'Tracking the Minotaur', also available on this site.

Gumshoe - The General Simpson Case (The Gumshoe Mysteries Book 2)
by Paul Henke
$0.00, 110 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #99 in Private Investigator Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Frank O'Brian is a Gumshoe living and working in New York in 1945. He had trained as a lawyer but joined the Office of Strategic Services where he spent two years fighting the Germans, mainly in France.

After solving a high celebrity case, business is booming for O’Brian. Then a retired General visits him, distraught that his daughter has been kidnapped. Is his distress an act? Hired to pay the ransom, O’Brian agrees to take the case. Things spiral out of control and he realises he hasn’t been told the truth and all is not as it seems. If he is to save the girl, answers are needed and needed fast.

The second in the Gumshoe mysteries, this page-turning mystery provides the reader with twists right to the end.

The Case of the Missing Person Lost to the Cult: From; Tales of Melvin G. Whiz, Private Investigator and noted Noir Detective
by Erwin Posner
$0.00, 25 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Private Investigators
Melvin G. Whiz gets the call when the daughter of a businessman and granddaughter of a major underworld figure is brainwashed to follow a cult leader. Will Gee solve the problem and rescue this girl from her predicament? So far Gee hasn't failed in the past but how his carries out the rescue is a must read story.

The Case of the Drowned Man's Fingernails: from: Tales of Melvin G. Whiz, Private Investigator & Noted Noir Detective
by Erwin Posner
$0.00, 15 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Private Investigators
Private Investigator, Melvin G. Whiz observes a police unit dragging the water in Boston Harbor for a body. Mr. Whiz is enlisted to solve this murder mystery by his friend, Detective Ryan of the Boston PD. Once again Melvin Gee Whiz proves to be the Whiz Kid when he unravels the secrets behind the murder.

The Case of the Cat Napper: from Tales of Melvin G. Whiz, Private Investigator & Noted Detective on the Wharf in Boston
by Erwin Posner
$0.00, 9 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Private Investigators
Melvin G. Whiz, the noted Noir Detective on the Wharf in Boston, shows he can apply his investigative skills in complicated cases for persons of means as well as in pro bono cases for the elderly who have little means. Here Mr. Whiz goes out of his way in an unusual case which he and his assistant, Ms. Teeny Tiny are able to solve.

The Baseball Card Case: from Tales of Melvin G. Whiz, Private Investigator & Noted Noir Detective
by Erwin Posner
$0.00, 9 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Private Investigators
Melvin Gee Whiz again solves difficult case using the creative detective methods for which he is known. Fearless and forthright, M. G. Whiz tackles a loan shark type low-life to restore peace and tranquility for his client. An easy, short read.

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The Mute of Pendywick Place: The Complete Series
by Alydia Rackham
$0.00, pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #4 in Children's eBooks on Disabilities & Special Needs
Discover the adventure, romance and mystery of the complete Mute of Pendywick Place Series in one volume. Explore Victorian England in all seasons, and experience the lives of Victoria Thulin and her teacher Basil Collingwood as they endeavor to retrieve Victoria's unbreakable code and stop the deadly Professor Winchester from selling it to the highest bidder in Europe.

Murder on the Links: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot series Book 2)
by Agatha Christie
$0.00, 194 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (708 reviews), #21279 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books)
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.

Matzah Mia! (Jewish Regency Mysteries Book 5)
by Libi Astaire
$0.00, 149 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #7611 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books)
When a sack full of counterfeit gold coins is found in a matzah bakery, the most likely suspect is the Jewish baker who owns it—and if Mr. Ezra Melamed can’t prove his innocence the baker will hang.

Enlisting the aid of the Earl of Gravel Lane and General Well’ngone, the leaders of a gang of young pickpockets, Mr. Melamed embarks on a search for the real culprit that takes the trio from Houndsditch pawnshops to aristocratic Mayfair homes to rehearsals for a new opera by a young Italian composer named Rossini.

But to their dismay, every clue they turn up leads in an equally distressing direction. Because if the baker didn’t do it, it seems there is only one other person who could have counterfeited the coins—the baker’s opera-loving son.

Matzah Mia! is the fifth book in Libi Astaire's historical mystery series that takes a humorous and engaging look at Jewish Regency England.

Dr Morelle and Destiny (Dr. Morelle Book 8)
by Ernest Dudley
$0.00, 151 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #90 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Johnny Destiny has spent long enough lying low in the South of France. Now's his chance to resurface and begin again...

Once a ruthless killer, Destiny seeks his accomplice. Not an easy feat if one doesn't do their homework, but Destiny has, and his ex-accomplice's daughter is none the wiser... What could go wrong? All he had to do was kill off 'Johnny Destiny', and he was home-free to chase his goal...

Dr. Morelle's secretary, Miss Frayle is due to go on holiday. After an episode with Mr. Beaumont, a patient who is convinced he is dying of an asthma attack, Miss Frayle believes Dr. Morelle will cope just fine in her absence. Two weeks away from the hot and noisy London on an idyllic houseboat belonging to Erica Travers' Aunt Edith in Essex seemed perfect.

But the holiday doesn't start off smoothly, and the trend continues as Miss Frayle finds herself unwittingly caught up in Johnny Destiny's plan. The mysterious death of 'Johnny Destiny' on the train sends Dr. Morelle to Essex, where a look-alike is spotted. And soon a serious of sinister events take place, putting Miss Frayle and Erica's lives in danger...

Ernest Dudley was a journalist, novelist, playwright, scriptwriter and actor. He was born in Worcestershire in 1908 and died in London in 2006. Largely self-educated, Dudley had a fascinating career. His most enduring achievement was the creation of Dr. Morelle, the lead character in Dudley's successful classic mystery fiction.

The Killer's Mask
by Annette Towler
$0.00, 190 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #66 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)
In this gripping psychological thriller, a serial killer is on the loose in a small city. It’s the year 1984 and the miners have gone on strike in England. A year earlier, police officers discovered the body of Lynda Mann in Narborough, a small town outside the East Midlands city of Leicester. When another body is discovered in Leicester in 1984, Inspector Thomas Jackson and Sergeant Daniel Tate believe it is the same killer. However, when they invite Dr. Claire Ashby, a psychologist to help them build a profile of the killer, it seems their initial conclusions were false. The killer leaves mementos at the scene of each crime and also sends letters to the police and Claire Ashby to increase confusion. Adding to the confusion, Thomas Jackson is in love with Claire, yet she is distracted by the death of her mother and the investigation. The body count continues as the team become frustrated leading to mistakes and poor judgement. This psychological thriller weaves a real-life murder into a tale of a serial killer who wears the mask of sanity.

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The Executive Graveyard
by Shaye Mann
$0.00, 344 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (40 reviews), #34 in Conspiracy Thrillers (Kindle Store)
"Shaye Mann weaves a scintillating tale of greed and evil that kept me reading late into the night. Put Executive Graveyard on your reading list"
- Robert Dugoni
New York Times Bestselling Author

Deep in the canyons of Southern Utah lies nature's deadliest predator: man. The location is Zion National Park, host to three million tourists each year. But unfortunately, not all of them make it out alive.

Nick Perrone is a successful executive whose wife is seven months pregnant with a child he never wanted. Wyatt Orr is a struggling Homicide Detective who joined the force after failing to save his father from an armed burglar. A camping trip seems like the perfect opportunity for these estranged friends to reconnect - and what better place than Zion? But after a heated argument, Wyatt backs out, leaving Nick to go alone.

Now Nick is missing and the authorities suspect he staged his own disappearance. But Wyatt doesn't believe it, and finds himself en route to Utah fighting old and new demons. When he discovers Nick has been kidnapped, the pieces of an incomprehensible puzzle of human depravity and corporate greed begin falling into place. With every twist raising the stakes, it becomes a furious race against the clock. Something sinister hides behind those canyon walls, and if Wyatt can't uncover it in time, he, Nick, his wife and their unborn child will be forced to pay the ultimate price.

Their lives.

"THE EXECUTIVE GRAVEYARD is a gripping novel which hooks the reader on page one. Author Shaye Mann keeps you guessing in this suspenseful page turner. A must read!"
- Thomas O'Callaghan
Author of BONE THIEF and THE SCREAMING ROOM from Kensington Books

Trigger: A Circle of Justice Novel
by L.P. Dover
$0.00, 296 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (157 reviews), #1 in Women's New Adult & College Fiction

A killer . . . that’s what I am.
It’s what I do.
It’s what I live for.
I’m no longer the Preston Hale everyone knew. I left that life and the people in it a long time ago the second I made my first kill. I wasn’t going to give in, but when I heard the screams there was no going back.
It triggered the pain, the need.
I knew what I had to do, and I did it well. But I never expected for Emma Turner – the only link to my past – to come back into my life.
She triggers a different emotion inside me, something I hadn’t ever felt.
It’s not a want to kill . . . but a need to CLAIM.

Full Force: First Novels from the World of Iniquus Romantic Suspense Mystery Thrillers (Iniquus Security Book 1)
by Fiona Quinn
$0.00, 1371 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (39 reviews), #38 in Mystery Anthologies (Kindle Store)

USA Today Best Selling Author Fiona Quinn

writes smart, sexy, suspense in the World of Iniquus where ex-special forces security teams live, work, and love in a tightly knit family.

Here are the first novels from the first five Iniquus Series:

Weakest Lynx - the Lynx Series

What she wanted was a simple life. What she got was simply terrifying.

A madman forces his way into Lexi's home.

Her survival means she is the only one who can identify the stalker. Lexi becomes the critical witness who holds the key to stopping the serial killer, terrifying Washington families.

Striker Rheas, an ex-Navy SEAL, and his team of expert operators are charged with protecting Lexi.

Striker knows Lexi is keeping secrets and protecting her is not going to be an easy task if he's missing vital information, and losing his heart to her.

With her psychic antennae tuned in, time is running out.

WASP - Uncommon Enemies

Zoe knows the secrets, now they're coming for her.

The enemy will stop at nothing to get to Zoe and the military secrets that could change everything. What Zoe knows is getting people killed. Is she next?

Gage is a hardened Marine special forces operative with only one soft spot: Zoe.

Her desperate screams echoing from inside her home switch his instincts from lover to guardian. To keep America safe, to protect the love of his life, Gage is coming full throttle.

Take a thrill ride, weaving through an intricate plot that puts Zoe’s scientific mind and Gage’s battle-hardened skills to the test. With the safety of the US at stake.

In Too DEEP - Strike Force

Sometimes Trust Can Get You Killed

Retired Marine Special Operator Deep Del Toro watched the newscaster play the video of the woman he loves fighting off the FBI agent and escaping from a murder scene the night before. Now, Lacey's turning herself over to the police. What Deep’s practiced eye saw in the video was a highly-choreographed crime. But somehow Lacey had thwarted the professionals’ plans.

She is in imminent danger.

Enmeshed in a mystery that includes the FBI, the CIA, and a tangle of interconnected international crimes, Deep and Lacey work to discover who plays the good guy and who plays the bad guy in a gray world where right and wrong easily overlap.

Lives depend on them.

Mine - A Kate Hamilton Mystery Novella

A sleepy town in southwest Virginia wakes up to a nightmare of untimely deaths.

Not safe at home in Boston, science teacher Kate Hamilton seeks refuge in the small Virginia town where she was born and raised.

Scarborough is no longer the bucolic village that she remembered. Pleasantries are only skin deep as big city issues and the politics of the world roil just under the surface.

A string of untimely deaths has the whole town grieving.

Kate is determined to solve the puzzle and save lives, especially her own.

Open Secret - FBI Joint Task Force

280 characters can destroy a nation.

Avery Goodyear, a romance editor from the suburbs, becomes a player in an international game of psychological warfare.

Russia is playing mind games.

The FBI watches the attacks unfold in real time. The enemy’s strategy: win hearts and minds to destroy American unity. The FBI focuses their secret weapon, ex-Army Ranger Rowan Kennedy, at the crisis. With a PhD in propaganda, Kennedy risks his life to expose the wealthy oligarchs and high-powered schemers threatening our way of life, and to protect Avery.

Download this boxed set and join the Iniquus family as they fight for America's safety and the people they love.

Dynasty: A Passion Patrol Novel - Police Detective Fiction Books With a Strong Female Protagonist Romance
by Emma Calin
$0.00, 292 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (106 reviews), #1 in British Literature Anthologies

... she's driven out of town.

Police bosses swap her concrete for the green grass of an English village. Lord of the manor is sexy aristocrat, Spencer. The collision of cultures splinters all conventions setting free the steamy power of uninhibited erotic love.

But paradise is flawed.

An evil upper class rival.
A dead unknown girl.
A teenager's life chances marred by drugs.
The mysterious death of her new lover's wife.

...these things focus the duty of a cop.

No risk or danger is too great as she fights for the truth and for the survival of her love.

Beware of the sexual heat and jealousy as you follow the clues. Be prepared for some shocks on the way to the triumph of justice.

Buy this book now to know the truth of passionate human love beyond the accidents of birth.

'Dynasty' - another novel in Emma Calin's kick-ass female cop 'Passion Patrol Series', combining thrilling crime mystery with suspense romance. If you enjoy James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Catherine Coulter and Kendra Elliot, you'll love a series that combines all of their best traits in fast-paced, pulse-pounding roller-coaster adventures full of passionate steamy romance, danger, love and... hot tea... yes really!

Desperate Deeds (The Malone Mystery series Book 3)
by Patricia Gligor
$0.00, 268 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (19 reviews), #41 in Family Life Fiction (Kindle Store)
As Ann Malone Kern starts her new business as an interior decorator, the temperatures have risen, tulips and daffodils are in bloom and there’s a feeling of endless possibilities in the air. She has no idea that her world is about to be turned upside down.

The day before Easter, Ann wakes up to discover that her young son is gone. Frantic, she searches the house and the yard but there's no sign of Davey. Desperate, she and her husband, David, call the police but their ongoing search continues to turn up no leads. It appears the little boy has disappeared into thin air.

Another child, Kelly Kramer, has been missing since December. Where are the children? And what, if anything, can Ann do to get her son back?

Untold: Secrets Can Kill
by Tammy Witherspoon
$0.00, 269 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (29 reviews), #99 in Women Sleuths (Kindle Store)
Untold is a cold case murder mystery. The bones of several bodies are dug up at a construction site along the Osage River in Central Missouri. A small town newspaper reporter works to find out the secret of the bones while saying goodbye to her dying lover. The secrets she uncovers have a surprising connection to her own childhood.

Nobody: A Homeless Las Vegas Murder Mystery Thriller
by Creston Mapes
$0.00, 309 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (214 reviews), #1 in Miracles & Spirituality

Murdered Vegas Homeless Man a Millionaire in Disguise?

Reporter Hudson Ambrose hears an early morning call on his police scanner about an injured person at a bus stop on Las Vegas Boulevard and rushes to the scene. His world is blown off its axis when he discovers a murdered homeless man with a bankbook in his pocket showing a balance of almost one million dollars.

Should Hudson wait for the police, knowing the case will get lost in reams of red tape, or swipe the bankbook and take the investigation—and perhaps a chunk of the money—into his own hands?

With sirens bearing down on the scene, Hudson makes an impulse decision that whisks him on a frantic search for answers.

Uncovering bizarre links between a plane crash, a Las Vegas pit boss, a dirty cop, and a widowed Atlanta business mogul, Hudson is forced to find out: who was Chester Holte, what was he doing on the streets, and why are his homeless friends convinced he was an angel in disguise?

With tension on every page, Bestselling author Creston Mapes demonstrates why he is a "Top Pick" among mystery, fiction and thriller lovers.

Fans of Joel Rosenberg, Lynette Eason, Jonathan Cahn, Terri Blackstock, Lynn Shannon, Liz Bradford, Susan Sleeman and Lorana Hoopes will love this thriller from award-winning and bestselling author Creston Mapes.


“Creston Mapes has given us a wonderful gift with Nobody. The story compels, the pages fly, the city of Las Vegas pulsates with life, and the twists keep coming. We can all benefit from the message of this book, and once you start it, you won't be able to put it down. Nobody rocks.” - Jud Wilhite, author of Stripped and pastor of Central Christian Church in Las Vegas

“Nobody was absolutely riveting from the opening scene to the final page... This book goes straight to the top of my highly recommended list.” - Deborah Raney, Best-selling Author

“A wild ride...a captivating mystery.” - Christian Retailing

“A taut, entertaining novel of mystery, intrigue and spiritual truth. Creston Mapes deals a winning hand in Nobody.” - James Scott Bell, Best-selling Author

“Tantalizing storytelling and unique plot twists abound. A winner.” - Romantic Times

“A savory tale sizzling with deceit, greed, and selfish ambition, seasoned with just the right measure of grace. Highly recommended!” - Kathy Herman, Best-selling Author

“An excellent murder mystery.” - Christian Fiction Review

“Nobody had me fascinated from the first paragraph and kept 
the surprises coming to the very end. From now on I'll read anything by Creston Mapes the instant it hits the shelves.” - Athol Dickson, Best-selling Author

“A great thriller. Don't miss this one.” - Linda Hall, Best-selling Author

“Read this book where you can make a little noise. From the time Hudson Ambrose dips his hand into a dead man's pocket until the moment
 this novel ends, you're going to find yourself talking back at the pages.” - Tom Morrisey, Best-selling Author

“When it comes to thrilling, fast-paced and provocative, I didn't think 
Creston could ever top Dark Star, but he has! And it's Nobody!” - Wanda Dyson, Best-selling Author

“Mapes sculpts a story of suspense and beauty while guiding the reader to the ultimate ending, redemption…A page-turning thriller.” - Patti Callahan Henry, Best-selling Author

“Mapes has a way with words. And a way with characters. And a way with dialogue. And a way with story. Read this one. If you can stand the glimpse in the mirror.” - Melanie Wells, Best-selling Author

Catch A Falling Star (Eden Mysteries Book 1)
by Laurel Heidtman
$0.00, 245 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (34 reviews), #220 in Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Missing treasure, criminals, cops, co-worker hostility, and the surprise appearance of an ex-lover — definitely not what mystery novelist Kate Rawlings expects when she accepts a summer teaching position at her alma mater in the peaceful college town of Eden, Kentucky.

Michael Mabry was Kate’s lover in college, but did she ever really know him? Thirty years later, he’s on the run from his partners in a Chicago museum heist in which a valuable ancient Indian artifact called the Shooting Star was stolen and two people killed. Michael escaped with the Star and his life, but he needs money to get out of the country. After so long, Eden should be the last place anyone would think to look for him, but his partners and an insurance investigator with his own agenda are hot on his trail. Kate finds herself suspected of involvement in the heist, but when a murder occurs in Eden, she also finds herself suspected of murder.

Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller (Zelda Richardson Mystery Series Book 3)
by Jennifer S. Alderson
$0.00, 287 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (29 reviews), #4 in Action Thriller Fiction
An exhilarating adventure set in the Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, Luxembourg, and Turkey about stolen art, the mafia, and a father’s vengeance.

When researcher Zelda Richardson begins working at a local museum, she doesn’t expect to get entangled with an art theft, knocked unconscious by a forger, threatened by the mob, or stalked by drug dealers.

To make matters worse, a Croatian gangster is convinced Zelda knows where a cache of recently pilfered paintings is. She must track down an international gang of art thieves and recover the stolen artwork in order to save those she loves most.

The trouble is, Zelda doesn’t know where to look. Teaming up with art detective Vincent de Graaf may be her only hope at salvation.

The trail of clues leads Zelda and Vincent on a pulse-pounding race across Europe to a dramatic showdown in Turkey that may cost them their lives.

- Awarded a Chill with a Book Readers' Award in June 2019
- A Women Writers, Women's Books magazine Recommended Reads in June 2019
- One of Amy's Bookshelf Reviews Top 20 Reads of 2019
- Placed at #30 in ReadFreely's Top 50 Indie Reads of 2019
- Chosen as Chill with a Book's June 2019 Cover of the Month

Marked for Revenge is the third book in the Zelda Richardson Mystery Series. The novels in this series can be read in any order.

Behind the Seventh Veil (Thomas Sebastian Scott Espionage Mystery Book 3)
by Barry Fulton
$0.00, 276 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #18 in Espionage Thrillers (Kindle Store)
Behind the Seventh Veil is the third in the Thomas Sebastian Scott Espionage Mystery series: Flame: Artists, Hackers, Lovers, and Spies (2014); The Lady is Bugged (2015).

A long-lost erotic film discovered in Pittsburgh leading to the search for a descendent of Austrian Emperor Franz Josef, the disappearance of a rogue NSA cyber-spy in Turkey, a West Virginia artist witnessing a ritual Japanese suicide, the assassination of a top general in Iran, a secret revealed from a youthful dalliance by a beloved priest, an airport bomb blast in Istanbul leading to incarceration in an ancient sanatorium, and a surprising conclusion involving an undercover British agent, an eager American intelligence analyst, and a return to the Austrian village of St. Wolfgang by Thomas Sebastian Scott.

Run Down the Sun
by Dave P. Fisher
$0.00, 308 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #71 in Children's Mystery & Detectives Books
A Northwest Suspense Novel

A botched poaching attempt, resulting in the murder of two Glacier National Park rangers, initially points to Earl Talbot as the killer, a reprobate from a Montana family with a 150-year criminal history behind them.
Flathead County Sheriff’s Sergeant Jake Fontaine and Detective Tiger Reagan believe they have an open-and-shut case with Talbot’s arrest until an unidentified bootprint at the murder scene and a stained area on Earl’s blood splattered jeans with DNA belonging to another person makes them question their ‘facts’.
Digging deeper, Jake and Tiger uncover a maze of suspects and seemingly unrelated evidence, but after three more murders their answer becomes clear and culminates with a desperate chase through the rugged Montana mountains to catch the killer before he crosses the border and disappears into the Canadian wilderness forever.

Da Nang Damned!: A O'Neil & Troutman Crime - Suspense - Mystery Series (An O'Neil - Troutman Crime - Suspense Series Book 1)
by Peter Alan Turner
$0.00, 250 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #1 in Teen & Young Adult War & Military Fiction eBooks

Buried in a Vietnamese river is a dark secret. If discovered, it will topple a rich and powerful crime boss.

While on deployment in Vietnam, Rick O’Neil witnesses a lot of dark things. But when a fellow soldier Tony Marchesi murders two Vietnamese who he claims are black marketers, Rick is faced with a choice. Knowing that going to the authorities could jeopardize their chances of returning home, the men take a vow of silence.

Forty years later and Tony has built a business empire, and is now planning his son’s run for congress. But after one of his workers commits suicide, Rick stumbles upon a package which exposes the dark secrets behind Tony’s sudden wealth. Conflicted and grappling with his conscience, Rick must decide whether to rip open old wounds or to keep the pledge he made in that Vietnamese village so long ago – all while trying to stay one step ahead of Tony Marchesi and his hired gun.

Drawing from his own experiences in the Vietnam war, author Peter Alan Turner’s captivating novel exposes one man’s conflicting emotions, and the high cost of war.

Two Guns: a serial killer thriller (Run Rabbit Run Book 2)
by Jette Harris
$0.00, 389 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #26 in Horror Suspense
FBI special agent Richard Steyer was not there when the murders began, with two men and two women chained to bed in the burnt-out ruin of a shack in Phoenix, Arizona.

But since the Phoenix killed his mentor in Detroit, Steyer wants to be there when it ends.

Steyer wants it so much, he walks out of his retirement ceremony to board a plane to Atlanta, Georgia, where evidence points to the Phoenix Killer returning for a fourth round of his month-long game.

With his renegade partner, Remington, and a rag-tag team of small-town cops, Steyer races to find the house the Phoenix Killer has chosen for his sadistic activities. Will investigators find the four in time, or will they become entangled in the Phoenix's sick game?

A riveting crime thriller and FBI procedural, Two Guns complements and contrasts the horror of COLOSSUS.

Follow a resilient young woman, a mismatched team of investigators, and a mesmerizing antagonist in Run Rabbit Run, a twisted cat and mouse suspense series:
COLOSSUS, book 1
Two Guns, book 2
(books 1 & 2 can be read in any order)
RUIN, book 3
… and more to come!

“[Two Guns] chilled me to the bone.” – Read with Me

In a story that continues what she started with the very good COLOSSUS: Run Rabbit Run Book 1, Harris shows a wealth of improvement from one already-exceptional book to the next. Two Guns expands brilliantly and powerfully on Avery Rhodes… Two Guns is a near-flawless continuation of Harris’ ongoing story. -- Gabriel Ricard, Drunk Monkeys

Path of the Dead (The Arthur Nakai Mysteries Book 1)
by Mark Edward Langley
$0.00, 216 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (39 reviews), #169 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
The battle is one of wits and cunning, where the strong heart will overcome his enemy.

Ex-marine Arthur Nakai spent years as a member of the Shadow Wolves, an ICE tactical unit tasked by the US government to hunt human traffickers and drug smugglers on the US/Mexico border. He put that life of confronting violence in the darker contours of the desert landscape behind him and settled into a quiet existence in New Mexico with his wife, Sharon, a local TV reporter.

But when Sharon goes missing after crossing paths with a serial killer who has just added to his list of young victims, Arthur’s calm world is shattered. He must return to the darkness of the life he left behind in order to save what matters most to him, and the future he and his wife plan to share together. He can only hope that she is still alive, and that his skills will be enough to find her.

So begins the hunt—to find a ruthless killer and save the love of his life.

The Missing Element (James Becker Suspense/Thriller Series Book 2)
by John L. Betcher
$0.00, 273 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (92 reviews), #411 in Mysteries (Kindle Store)

FINALIST - Readers Favorite Book Awards for Fiction


“The Missing Element is an action-packed, high-stakes suspense thriller. Through well-developed characters and deftly intersecting plotlines, author John Betcher relates a riveting - and disturbingly realistic - tale of intrigue, mystery, and high-tech espionage. Fans of the genre are sure to find themselves engrossed in the unfolding action of Betcher's fast-paced narrative, and his skillful storytelling stands out as a key element in the overall enjoyment of the well-crafted tale. Taut, compelling, and highly entertaining, The Missing Element is a dynamic read. The latest thrilling offering from an exciting new literary voice.” APEX REVIEWS.

“The Missing Element is well-written, the plot is intriguing, and the characters are interesting. Betcher draws you in from page one and holds your interest to the very last. Unlike many recent novels, Betcher takes his time tying up the loose ends and concluding the story. This book is obviously the beginning of an exciting new series of suspense novels for Betcher. The Missing Element is highly recommended . . . “ READERS CHOICE REVIEWS.

“I was impressed all the way around with the writing, the plot, the whole story. As I finished the last pages I closed the book very satisfied that all the loose ends had been tied and hopeful that I could follow the roads that Beck travels again...” Sheila A. DeChantal, Book Reviewer & Blogger.

“Sure this was a great mystery and it was complex and diverse enough to keep me totally interested while both Beck and his wife must get involved in order to stop what would have been a world-wide "information" disaster. So if mysteries are your interest, The Missing Element by John L. Betcher is excellent reading. But if you are also a fan of the late Robert B. Parker and/or fun snappy dialogue, then I move this into the must-read category for you! For myself, you might have already realized that I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with James Becker, et. al., and look forward to meeting them again in their next mystery! GA Bixler (PA), REVIEWERS ROUNDUP

“This is such a good book. It is written at the perfect pace that keeps you turning page after page after page. It is hard to believe this is the author's first mystery novel. The characters are wonderfully developed, my favorite character of the book is Bull, an American Indian, with some very special skills and a very dry wit. The plot is one that may scare anyone who uses a computer, which today is everyone, when you realize this story can actually be true. Are machines running the world? Are humans THE MISSING ELEMENT? Lori Caswell, Book Reviewer and Blogger.


After decades of clandestine government operations, James "Beck" Becker and his wife Elizabeth return to Beck's childhood home town to enjoy a settled retirement in the small Mississippi river community of Red Wing, Minnesota. But "settled" is a relative term and no matter where Beck goes, intrigue follows.

When Minneapolis computer genius, Katherine Whitson, disappears under peculiar circumstances, her husband exploits a sympathetic Red Wing acquaintance to enlist Beck's aid in finding her.

As Beck searches for Katherine, the tangled trail leads from her luxury Minneapolis Warehouse District condo, through her husband's extra-marital escapades, past the entrenched hierarchy of elite computer professionals, and into the mind-bending world inside computer microprocessors.

Katherine's kidnapping is clearly more complicated than a typical abduction.

As it turns out, the Beckers must use all of their considerable experience -- his as a military intelligence operative; hers as a CIA code-cracker -- to save Katherine and bring her abductors to justice.

The Puddingstone Well
by William Westhoven
$0.00, 374 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #1215 in Paranormal & Urban Fantasy (Kindle Store)
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR: Music lovers around the world are mourning the alleged suicide of a famous musician while sports fans are shocked by the sudden death of a mercurial tennis champion. Only one person — a troubled young writer — knows these two doomed celebrities shared a mysterious past. When would-be investigative journalist Jersey Jackson sets out on a search for the truth, he finds a great deal more than he bargained for, including the stunning secrets of his birthright. Meanwhile, a benevolent billionaire inventor, gripped by terminal illness, embarks on a similar path to the same destination — a dream-like village inhabited by a peaceful community of extraordinary people hiding in plain sight from an increasingly wired and intrusive world. The myriad pleasures of this idyllic land, including the beautiful soul mate who’s been waiting a lifetime for his arrival, seduce Jersey into joining the Dwellers of Avalon. But just when it seems that his every wish has been granted, he learns that all is not well in paradise, nor is it easy to hide from a greedy power broker who would steal their secret for himself.

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NOVEL "ONE-HIT WILLIE" WILLIAM WESTHOVEN is a longtime journalist and newspaper columnist whose work has won state and national honors, including seven first-place awards from the New Jersey Press Association for Critical Writing. He also is the author of the nonfiction "Eric Clapton: Career of a Rock Legend"

Krystal: A Krystal Murphy Mystery (Krystal Murphy Mysteries Book 1)
by Michael R. Davidson
$0.00, 353 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #23772 in Women Sleuths (Kindle Store)
A controversial Miami judge is murdered in a Washington hotel room. Homicide detective Krystal Murphy identifies an ideal suspect, a person with motive and opportunity. Following the suspect’s trail to Miami, she is confronted by an unspeakable tragedy. Convinced her initial instincts were wrong, she teams with a Miami detective. When more people associated with the case begin turning up dead, Krystal finds herself in a race against time before she herself becomes the next victim of an increasingly desperate killer.

Game 7: Dead Ball (Marshall Connors Series Book 1)
by Allen Schatz
$0.00, 400 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (44 reviews), #46 in Sports Fiction (Kindle Store)
Secrets, lies, and revenge provide the sparks that ignite a fiery collision between past and present…

A puzzle takes shape as baseball’s World Series unfolds, but the pieces don’t fit: a string of missing women, strange threats, gambling problems, kidnappings, and relationships long dormant are all somehow connected, but Marshall Connors--major league umpire--may run out of time before he can solve the mystery.

Marshall’s season has ended and he is looking forward to post-season plans that include time in Florida, first helping his mentor teach an umpire training class, followed by a lot of sun. Those plans are cut short when Marshall is given a surprise assignment to work the World Series as crew chief, but the real reason is not discovered until he is neck-deep in trouble.

The sudden change in plans rekindles a relationship with the O’Hara family--Terry, major league pitcher and Game 1 starter in the Series, Michael, Terry’s father and former major leaguer, and Samantha, Terry’s mother and Michael's ex-wife--but Marshall quickly realizes some things truly are better left alone.

As the Series plays out, so does the truth behind long-buried O’Hara family secrets and Marshall is caught in a storm that threatens to destroy him and those he loves. With the help of his best friend, Thomas Hillsborough--ex-CIA spy--Marshall fights to solve the puzzle before the Series reaches its climax in GAME 7: DEAD BALL, the ultimate contest of survival.

The Life and Times of William Boule: A fast-paced serial killer thriller
by Max China
$0.00, 174 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (63 reviews), #17 in Contemporary British Fiction
Freelance journalist Carla Black investigates reports of a vigilante killer in Scotland and meets a mysterious man named Miller on the London to Edinburgh train. After drawing a blank on her enquiries, she follows up on a tip-off Miller gave her and discovers it leads back to her original investigation.

With the killer still at large, she writes a book about him, and during her research, has an idea for an even bigger story, but first, she must use herself as bait to draw him out and accomplish what the police have been unable to do - end his forty-year reign of terror.

What reviewers are saying about The Life and Times of William Boule:

“The author voted as one of the top 50 crime writers to watch last year has created a crime tale looking into the mind of a deranged and psychotic killer.” USA Kindle reviewer

“If you like James Patterson, you will love Max China. This is an intense thriller, with an interesting cast of characters. Highly recommended” USA Kindle reviewer

“This story had me in its grip...and what a story it is. It picks up where The Sister left off. Terrifying, suspenseful, full of surprises. I caught myself holding my breath at times. William Boule is a wicked, wicked man...Just thinking it all over again makes my skin crawl. Max China is a master at his craft, bravo Max China. ” USA Kindle reviewer

“In the past two weeks, this is the 3rd Max China book I've read!!... Just can't get enough!!! Max has a writing style all his own!! A page-turner INDEED!! He has made a psychologically charged thriller yet again!! I just love that the characters in this and his other books go together...but can stand alone too!! Max China has opened my eyes to this genre of book but I'm afraid he may have set the bar too high!!! I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good cat and mouse chase!! He has a way to take your breath away...I can't believe with this much took him so long to start being an author!!!” USA Kindle reviewer

“A simple but very effective plot. A female journalist hatches a plan to draw a serial killer out of hiding, putting her own life and that of friends in danger. Good writing, interesting characters and setting, a hint of paranormal along with natural dialogue made this an enjoyable read, full of suspense and intrigue.” UK Kindle reviewer

“China keeps the reader guessing with the direction the plot is going to take next and the pace is frantic, the chase scenes desperate and nerve-wracking and the pauses in action claustrophobic with menace. Everything gathers pace and momentum neatly until the final showdown which is perfectly pitched in terms of drama. I really was impressed by this book and China is an outstanding writer.” UK Kindle reviewer

“Another gripping story following on from The Sister, Looking forward to more tales with Miller and Carla Black” Australian Kindle reviewer

“A word rare in a world of endless repetitive fiction. This book is unique. The blend of the fey, with the horrors of tainted childhood and foreign places is all stirred with some truly unique characters. I will be finding the other and reading them. An excellent book that kept me enthralled.” Canadian Kindle reviewer

If you enjoy fast-paced crime thrillers filled with mystery and suspense, don’t miss this one!

Murder On The Rue Cassette (A Serafina Florio Mystery Book 4)
by Susan Russo Anderson
$0.00, 386 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (38 reviews), #83 in International Mystery & Crime (Kindle Store)
The story begins in Paris at the first Impressionist exhibit on April 15, 1874. Later that night, when the body of a countess is found in the Rue Cassette, Serafina is sent by the slain woman's wealthy father to investigate the brutal murder. Her budget bountiful, Serafina and her entourage stay at the plush Hôtel du Louvre, dine at Véfour and La Maison Dorée, interview friends of the deceased, have a midnight snack at Les Halles, visit with Berthe Morisot, Cézanne, Les Mardistes and other artists, and lock horns with the French police. As the plot twists, Serafina and her friends find themselves in the savage grip of a mind gone feral.

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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.