Newly Free Mystery Kindle Book Listings for 2021-06-20 AU CA DE IN IT MX UK USA

Newly Free Cozy Kindle Books for 2021-06-20

The Client's Conundrum: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Vegan Vamp Mysteries Book 2)
by Cate Lawley
$0.00, 228 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (209 reviews), #28 in Cozy Animal Mystery
A canine collaborator


Mallory’s client is relying on her to solve an inconvenient murder, and her stomach won’t stop grumbling.
Thankfully, she’s got a team of magical and human friends to help her find the culprit…and slip her snacks to stave off a devilish hunger. But she’s also got a secret weapon: a wickedly clever bloodhound with a nose for the bad guys.

Click to discover if Mallory and her new canine friend keep her client out of hot water.



Vegan Vamp Mysteries includes:
Adventures of a Vegan Vamp
The Client's Conundrum
The Elvis Enigma
The Nefarious Necklace
The Halloween Haunting
The Selection Shenanigans
The Cupid Caper



The Milburn Big Box Set: Two Complete Series: "A Murder In Milburn" & "Return To Milburn"
by Nancy McGovern
$0.00, 2419 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (266 reviews), #13 in Mystery Anthologies
Limited Time Release! Contains ALL 18 books from both series featuring Nora Newberry & Milburn, Wyoming PLUS 18 delicious recipes straight from the stories!

"A Murder In Milburn" was Nancy McGovern's 1st cozy mystery series, featuring the young, up-and-coming super-sleuth & super-chef, Nora Newberry. The series included 12 stories, ranging from murders at a wedding and a zoo to...well...murders at an ice cream factory and a bed & breakfast. It also included 12 delicious recipes straight out of Nora's own cookbook. But, after a dozen murders in the small, quiet town, it felt like maybe enough was enough. So Nancy moved on to other characters & series in an effort to give Milburn some time to repopulate.

But fate intervened...

After some time away, Nancy missed her old friend, Nora, so much that she just had to "Return To Milburn" and published 6 more stories in this sequel series, set 25 years after the original. We reunite with Nora on her 55th birthday, happily married with two grown daughters and still up to her old tricks: solving murders & whipping up dishes like she never missed a beat! It seems there's never any shortage of murder in Milburn!

So, if you like cozy mysteries with intriguing mysteries, fun characters & tasty treats, grab your copy of this limited time release while it is JUST 99 CENTS! Or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!


INCLUDES:
Stories From "A Murder In Milburn"

Death At A Diner
Death Of A Deputy
Death In The Library
Death Under The Fireworks
Death By Ice Cream
Death At The Zoo
Death At A Wedding
Death Of A Psychic
Death At A B & B
Death On Social Media
Death Of A Rock Star
Death On Bingo Night

Stories From "Return To Milburn"
Berry The Dead
Dancing With The Dead
Reminiscing With The Dead
Reading With The Dead
Knitting With The Dead
Retiring With The Dead

18 RECIPES INCLUDED:
Nora’s Shepherd’s Pie
Nora’s Delicious Crepes
Nora’s Pomegranate Iced Tea
Nora’s Wonderful Watermelon Cocktails
Nora’s Cardamom Buttermilk Pie
Nora’s Mahi Mahi With Pineapple Salsa
Nora’s Peanut Butter Bacon Burgers
Nora’s Sweet & Spicy Mac & Cheese
Nora’s Lovely Lamingtons
Nora’s Crispy Orange Chicken Sandwich
Nora’s Chocolatey Chocolate Cake
Nora’s Super-Soft Super-Simple Peanut Butter Cookies
Nora’s Fudgy Caramel Brownies
Nora’s Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Nora’s Chocolatey Hot Chocolate
Nora’s Super-Crunchtastic Banana Nut Muffins
Nora’s Gingerlicious Gingersnap Cookies
Nora’s Super-Chocolately Cola Cake

And for even more fun, follow the link inside this box set to subscribe to Nancy's newsletter and you'll receive a FREE PREQUEL to the Milburn stories, in which you'll meet Nora as a teenager, long before her life became saturated with murder & mayhem!


Crumbs of Passion (A KC Crumb Mystery Book 1)
by Georgiana Daniels
$0.00, 216 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (19 reviews), #15 in Cozy Culinary Mystery
What do you get when you cross a jilted ex, a dead body, and a killer canine named Pooh Bear?

When social media manager KC Crumb is fired from her bougie job in L.A., she returns home to Beaver Bluff, Oregon only to discover a dead body in her new rental. Unfortunately, the body belongs to her philandering ex-boyfriend—a man she publicly threatened before she left town 15 years ago. Now all eyes are on KC, including those of hunky officer Antonio Hamson.

With the help of her new best friend, who happens to be a jiu-jitsu expert/librarian, and a gaggle of gung-ho ladies from her aunt’s bakery, KC and Pooh Bear set out to track down the real killer. Half the town is under suspicion, including a shady car salesman and a preening personal trainer, causing the clues to mount faster than the followers on her newly single social media profiles. And when her life is mysteriously threatened, KC has to sniff out the murderer…before the handsome officer hauls her in for homicide.


RIDING FOR REDEMPTION: Romantic Mystery (Redemption Series Book 1)
by Bev Pettersen
$0.00, 321 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (466 reviews), #1 in Equestrian Sports
"Packed with both mystery and romance, conspiracy and emotion, with story lines centered on the polar opposites of horses and the Mexican drug cartel, this award-winning romantic mystery novel is a thrill throughout...a great read all around!" - Pacific Book Reviews

Winner, Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award
HOLT Medallion Award of Merit
Heart of Excellence Readers Choice Award
National Readers Choice Award Finalist


A frantic sister is determined to find her missing brother even though no one else at the isolated California Jockey School seems to care. Her only ally is a rugged private investigator who unfortunately is the owner's best friend. Soon she is torn between a smoldering romance and a far-reaching conspiracy. Can the pair survive treachery, betrayal, and their own mistrust?


In Dog We Trust (Cozy Dog Mystery): #1 in the Golden Retriever Mystery Series (Golden Retriever Mysteries)
by Neil S. Plakcy
$0.00, 277 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (522 reviews), #1 in Cozy Animal Mystery

THE START OF A BEAUTIFUL PARTNERSHIP—
A DETECTIVE DUO WITH HEART AND FUR


Steve’s ripe for a new relationship—divorced, over forty, and still dusting himself off from a lamentable sojourn in prison, an unusual experience for a professor, to say the least. (He really must do something about his hacking habit!)

Rochester’s a handsome, homeless, loveable golden retriever whom Steve had always found too big, too enthusiastic, and too shaggy.

But tragedy struck their neighborhood when someone murdered Caroline, Steve’s nice next-door neighbor, while she walked her best friend, Rochester. Steve’s the unlucky guy who finds her body and he just knows, despite their differences, that he has to take in the broken-hearted pooch.

Once they’re both properly rehomed, these two form a detective partnership that’ll make you sit up and beg for more. Eat your hearts out, Spade & Archer—pretty soon they’ve got a warm and fuzzy thing going. Big furry forthrightness—not to mention heart—meets tech-savvy craftiness as they work their case.

In Plakcy’s capable hands, watching these two fall in love (which of course is the most irresistible treat on offer here) is like watching a time-lapse film of a flower blooming— it doesn’t happen too fast, and it’s never cloying. Instead it’s slow and satisfying, magical to the point of jaw-dropping even while absolutely expected. You just know you could watch it over and over again.

Neither of the new partners knows about his own hidden talent, let alone the other guy’s. Rochester has no idea he has the potential to be the greatest doggy detective since Rex the Wonder Dog was a pup. But he’s got a job to do and he has to find a way to train Steve in the fine art of investigation. Unbeknownst to Steve, his life just changed radically—because a big furry mentor has just trotted into it.

Both want justice for Caroline, and Rochester’s way of expressing it is simply to sniff out one clue after another in the hope his two-legged colleague can piece them together. Steve’s way—when all’s said and done— is still to bend the law a little, with the help of Caroline’s contraband laptop. And also to follow Rochester’s trail of treats.

Fans of animal cozies—and all cozies!--will find pure gold here especially aficionados of mutt heroes from the aforementioned Rex through the immortal pooches created by Spencer Quinn, David Rosenfelt, Garth Stein, and Laurien Berenson. Lovers of canine classic films like TURNER AND HOOCH, BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA, and the immortal BENJI will also want to sit and stay awhile. Luckily, there’s a whole litter of cases out there.

Neil S. Plakcy is the author of the award-winning Mahu mystery series, and coeditor of Paws and Reflect: A Special Bond Between Man and Dog.


Death at the Café (A Reverend Annabelle Dixon Mystery Book 1)
by Alison Golden
$0.00, 123 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (397 reviews), #1 in Christian Suspense
“This cozy mystery series is a riot!”

A vicar with a taste for sweets. A nun with a knack for trouble. A deliciously diabolical crime…

When Annabelle meets her friend Mary, she expects tea and cake. What she gets is a double helping of murder.

Armed only with a note, a disappearing dart, whispered rumors, and a love of sweets, this quick-thinking, quick-footed holy woman must piece together the clues, pacify a dogged detective, and find a killer… before she and her friend both wind up in jail.

Part Sherlock Holmes, part Miss Marple, Annabelle is a new kind of sleuth, with an appetite for cakes and crime. If you love solving puzzles, then this suspense-filled yet endearing cozy mystery is just for you. Annabelle's jaunt around London will keep you guessing until the very end!

Death at the Cafe is the first in a furiously fast-paced, funny new series featuring a young female vicar whose passion and dedication to her parish are matched only by her weakness for cake.

This series of books are clean cozy mysteries that contain no swearing or graphic descriptions of violence or bedroom activities. Get ready for a new series of a different type of thrills. There are even recipes in the back!

"I have read and loved all the books so far in the Reverend Annabelle series. If you like books that are well written with well-developed characters, and a story line that will keep you interested right to the end, you will love Alison Golden's books.”

Praise for the Reverend Annabelle Dixon cozy mystery series:
"Reminds me of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple.”
"You have done it again. Kept me guessing until the very end."
"Please don't let it be long before the next books.”


Books in the Reverend Annabelle Dixon cozy mystery series:
Death at the Cafe
Murder at the Mansion
Body in the Woods
Grave in the Garage
Horror in the Highlands
Killer at the Cult
Fireworks in France


Download your copies today!


Something to Crow About: Another P.J. Benson Mystery
by Maris Soule
$0.00, 250 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (21 reviews), #48 in Cozy Animal Mystery
P.J. Benson is at it again. She has clients’ taxes to finish and her baby is due in two weeks. This definitely is not the right time to get involved in solving a murder. But it seems she has no choice, and now her own life and the life of her unborn child are in danger.

Prior to her scheduled Mothers-to-Be meeting, P.J. Benson enters a church bathroom and overhears Brenda Cox, a friend and former co-worker, tell someone on the phone that she was caught getting the information they wanted and barely got away. P.J. tells Brenda to call 9-1-1, but Brenda says she’ll be fine and will see P.J. soon. When P.J. and the other women attending the Mothers-to-Be session hear police cars and an ambulance out front, they know it’s a serious accident, but it isn’t until the next day that P.J. discovers the victim was Brenda. The police consider the hit-and-run an accident. P.J. is certain Brenda was murdered. P.J.’s husband, Sheriff’s Deputy Wade Kingsley, warns her not to get involved, and P.J. knows he’s right, but someone seems intent on involving her. Over the next few days, friends and family help and complicate P.J.’s life as she tries to understand what Brenda took and why she was killed. Curiosity, however, can put a person’s life in danger. Not a good thing when SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT is ready to arrive on the scene.


Over the Broomstick (A Wildes Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 1)
by Mara Webb
$0.00, 98 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (92 reviews), #7 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
Starting from scratch has been hard for Nora Wildes. She just left her husband and career behind to move into a one bedroom apartment paid for by two jobs she hates, things couldn’t get much worse. She is just trying to get through the day when she finds out that her aunt Edith is dead and her world is flipped upside down.

Everyone is saying that Edith drowned, the problem with that is that witches can’t drown.

In Sucre, the small town her aunt lived in, Nora discovers that it isn’t the same sweet place she remembers from her childhood, now it is filled with magic and mayhem. After inheriting powers, money, a huge pile of problems and a cat that won’t stop talking, Nora is thrust into the middle of a murder investigation. It’s hard to make friends when everyone you meet is a suspect.

Will she learn how to use her newly found powers quickly enough to defend herself? Or will she become the next Wildes witch to wind up dead on the banks of Lake Spectre?


Mountain Mayhem: A Daisy Marconi Adventure (Daisy Marconi Adventures Book 1)
by J. L. Spencer
$0.00, 287 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #26 in General Humorous Fiction
Follow Daisy Marconi in this comedic romp through Appalachia Tennessee with a family who refuses to allow the law to interfere with their mountain code of honor or their backwoods shenanigans.

When Daisy accidentally kills her ex-husband, it becomes a race to cover up the death and keep the focus of a new police officer away from the family. The situation becomes even more complicated when Grandpops is kicked out of the nursing home for sharing moonshine with his fellow residents. It’s a full-time job pulling the old guy out of sticky situations, hiding a rotting corpse from her nine uncles, and avoiding her mom’s matchmaking schemes.


Magical Cures Mystery Box Set 3, 4, & 5
by Tonya Kappes
$0.00, 566 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #97 in Cozy Animal Mystery
"USA Today Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes' A Magical Cure Series, charmed me until the end!" ~ Cozy Mystery Book Reviews Bubble, Bubble. . . It seems shop owner and newly appointed Whispering Falls Village President June Heal has it all: Beauty, wits, bewitching powers...Sheriff Oscar Park. Life is good. Because life in Whispering Falls is magical. Cures and Trouble. . . But when a member of the community is found dead on the steps of A Charming Cure, June's homeopathic cure shop, and her fingerprints show up at the scenes of local robberies, she is kicked off the village council and her powers fall under scrutiny. Until it's uncovered who is wreaking havoc on the town...June's magic is suspended. Magic Stirs. . . With the help of a rather obnoxious genie and Mr. Prince Charming, June's Fairy-God cat, June is determined to figure out who is framing her. Time is of the essence when it becomes clear that the true villain is trying to get rid of her...permanently! And Trouble Doubles. . . Oscar Park will do anything to protect June even if that means giving up all of his magical powers. . .or worse, his life. A Charming Wish is book three of the bestselling Magical Cures Mystery series. Come walk around Whispering Falls for a fun, fantasy mystery with magic and romance. You won't want to leave.A CHARMING SPELL is book four of the top-rated A Magical Cures Mystery Series from USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes. Get lost in Whispering Falls, a place full of magic, romance, and humor. Bubble... Bubble... There is a new store Whispering Falls, Kentucky. Ophelia Biblio, the owner of Ever After Book Shop, has a power that no one else in Whispering Falls has. She’s a witch and her shop is magical. Cures and trouble... June Heal is on a mission to come up with a special cure for Sheriff Oscar Park to help him regain his memory, while working hard at being the best newly elected Village President of the magical village. Magic stirs... Alexelrod Primrose shows up on June’s doorstep begging her to block the opening of Ever After Books, making her wonder if opening the village doors to witches is a good idea. And troubles double... When one of the Spiritualist turns up dead and Oscar Park is falling in love with someone else, June has her hands full trying to solve a murder and fix her love life. A Charming Spell is book fourth of the bestselling Magical Cures Mystery series. Come walk around Whispering Falls for a fun, fantasy mystery with magic and romance. You won't want to leave.Bubble, Bubble. . . Magic is floating all around Whispering Falls. There is a new flower shop, Magical Moments, and an upcoming wedding that has the town on cloud nine. Cures and Trouble. . . Arabella Paxton, the owner of Magical Moments is smart, beautiful and has her eyes on Oscar Park. Not even the dark cloud looming over Whispering Falls is going to stop her from what she wants. Magic Stirs. . . Village President and A Charming Cure owner, June Heal, is on a mission to find out why things are dying in Whispering Falls including her relationship with Oscar Park. And Trouble Doubles. . . There is a perfect storm brewing and a beloved Whispering Falls resident has been poisoned from a potion bought at A Charming Cure. June Heal has to use all her sleuthing skills and a little bit of magic to not only clear her name but help Oscar remember that she is the love of his life.


Codename Romeo
by Kat Attalla
$0.00, 288 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #164 in Mystery Romance
Victoria Jansen, card carrying MENSA member, can write a book about Quantum Physics—but get her around a handsome man and Charlie Chaplin looks graceful compared to her. She’s determined to break out of her shell, though, and she’s going to start with the sexy plumber in her basement.

Erik Sanders doesn’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that Victoria is trouble. The physicist has the mind of a computer and the body of a centerfold model—too bad she’s also the prime suspect in his industrial espionage case. Working undercover as a plumber will get him the evidence he needs to close this case.

Once he realizes his prime suspect is an innocent pawn, he must protect her until the real criminals are brought to justice. And as her bodyguard, Erik finds himself guarding her body more closely than he should. Suddenly scientific principals like chemistry and forces of nature are taking on a whole new meaning.
Reviews:

Lovely Butterfly of Cocktail Reviews gave it 5 Flutes.
"A heart-warming, exciting, and at times funny tale of love and thrills."

Kim N. of Fallen Angel Reviews gave it 5 Angles
"Ms. Attalla writes in such a way that the characters are real. They blend with each other so naturally that their relationship is innate. Erik and Victoria complete each other. I look forward to reading more books by Ms. Attalla."


A Caterer's Guide to Love & Murder
by Jessica Thompson
$0.00, 261 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (49 reviews), #1 in Culinary Arts & Techniques
A wedding caterer, a florist…and a dash of poison.

“Wow, this dough is sexy!”

As their wedded bliss starts to show signs of serious strain, Violet and her new husband, Jake, put their feelings aside to focus on catering a wedding that could make or break her career.

When murder ruins the rehearsal dinner, and her sister, Greta, the florist, becomes the prime suspect, Violet risks everything to clear her – and still deliver the beautiful wedding her new friend deserves.

But will she be in time before the killer dishes out seconds?

A Caterer’s Guide to Love & Murder takes you on a culinary journey you won’t forget!


Fireworks, A Firecracker & Foul Play: A Humorous Culinary Cozy Mystery Short Read (Death by Cupcake Book 5)
by Elaine Spaan
$0.00, 110 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (20 reviews), #2 in Cozy Mystery
Pulling off the perfect wedding is tricky. Pulling off the perfect wedding with the groom in jail? Impossible.

The last thing Anna needs two weeks before her wedding is the groom winding up in jail for murder. Nothing and nobody is going to ruin her perfect July 4th wedding. And no way is she getting married in the jailhouse. Not happening. Instead, she’s off to uncover the actual murderer, because there’s no way her fiancé Logan would hurt anyone. He’s a cop. He fights crime. He doesn’t commit it!

Will the gals of Callie’s Cakes solve the mystery before Anna’s wedding is ruined?

Cupcakes not included, although you’ll find recipes for all the delicious cupcakes Anna bakes.

Each book in the Death by Cupcake series can be read as a standalone, although they're way more fun if read in order.


Thieves (A Drop of Mystery)
by C. R. Fulton
$0.00, 112 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (20 reviews), #7 in Religious Mysteries
Thieves is a finalist in the 2020 Foreword Indies book award.Stephanie Pierce has corporate burnout.As an executive assistant to a callous CEO, her life is filled with organizing her boss's schedule, social events, and countless, soul-draining business trips.

The cure? Essential oils and solving a murder mystery.

After finding her building manager dead in the stairwell, Stephanie finds solace in the watchful attention of the handsome police officer working the case. At first, death seems to be the result of natural causes, but it soon becomes apparent that something sinister is at work. Could she be the next target? With a vigilant protector at her side, Stephanie attempts to stay one step ahead of the danger. Not everything is as it seems, and even the tiny oil bottles she relies on have hidden secrets.


A Dose of Nice: A Parker Bell Humorous Mystery - Book 1
by Sharon E. Buck
$0.00, 181 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (13 reviews), #5 in Humorous Literary Fiction
Every year there has been a Full Moon Crappie Festival in beautiful, power plant emissions-filled Po'thole, Florida. Coffee addict Parker Bell, bestselling novelist and Atlanta cyber security company owner, has been lured back to help her oldest friend during the hottest weekend of the year at the festival’s Old Fashion Antique Show and Sale. The murder of Beer Barn owner Boby Derlicter occurs the first day Parker is back in Po'thole. Barbeque was his last meal. Local delicatessen owner Buddy Walker was found dead. A barbeque dinner was his last meal. Happy Jack Canaday, everyone's friend...it says so right on his business card...turns up dead. The only commonality? Barbeque dinners.

Homeland Security believes there may be a terrorist cell in Po'thole. Parker thinks they have their lost mind until her house is blown up, her car explodes in front of the donut shop, and three murders take place. Wherever Parker turns there’s murder and mayhem involved along with a lot of humor. Who said death couldn't be funny?

The roving band of 5 hormonal, caffeine-and-sugar-infused Lady Gatorettes, die-hard University of Florida football fans, are wrecking havoc on River County and Parker's sanity. Are they the ones committing the murders or is it a sinister Middle Eastern plot to take over Po’thole and River County or is Joe D. Savannah, Parker’s former boyfriend and owner of We Make Money, CPAs, conspiring to commit murder of Po’thole’s youngest mayor, the local deli shop owner, and the ever-popular owner of a used car lot?

Parker’s up to her eyeballs in craziness, not to mention her book agent Saffron Woo is convinced there’s a bestseller to be written about Po’thole. Parker's appears to be the only sane person in Po'thole...and even that's debatable.

Murder, suspense, terrorism, conspiracy between the FBI and Homeland Security, and a bunch of hormonal crazy women on the loose, what more could you ask you for in A Dose of Nice?


Mushing is Murder (Cozy Mystery Tails of Alaska Book 1)
by Patti Benning
$0.00, 140 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (123 reviews), #2 in Cozy Culinary Mystery
Sometimes the warm love of a dog eases the discomfort of being cold and alone.

Angie Seaver isn’t exactly thrilled to be moving back to her small hometown of Lost Bay, Alaska. Her mother’s health isn’t good, and her father is away much of the time, determined to win the Iditarod dog sled race, which leaves no one to run the family diner.

A stranger in the harsh land that was once her home, Angie is faced with the challenge of figuring out how to run the business on her own. She soon realizes that many of the locals still see her as “little Angie Seaver,” and vows to prove herself by making the diner more successful than it’s ever been.

When the unexpected death of a friend casts suspicion on her father, Angie is determined to prove her father’s innocence, and discovers that things aren’t as they seem in the small town. With help from a handsome young acquaintance, she uncovers secrets that have been buried for decades…but will what she finds clear her father’s name, or condemn him?

Will the answers leave her heart colder than the Alaskan wilderness?


The Perfect Girl (May Queen Killers Book 1)
by Lorna Dounaeva
$0.00, 340 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (94 reviews), #6 in British Contemporary Literature
She was beautiful, popular and successful, the one they all wanted to be. So who, or what, was she running from?

When reclusive writer, Jock falls for vivacious Tea Shop owner, Sapphire, he is amazed that she seems to feel the same way about him. He watches with pride as Sapphire is crowned May Queen at the town's May Day celebrations, but his joy turns to heartbreak when she runs off into the crowd, never to return.

As the days pass, he becomes increasingly desperate. Everyone he speaks to seems to love Sapphire. No one has a bad word to say about her. So why did she run away like that, and what is stopping her from coming back?

The Perfect Girl is a claustrophobic British thriller set on the English/Welsh border.

Ideal for fans of Paula Hawkins, Julia Crouch, Rachel Abbott and S.J Watson

Get your copy now!

This book was previously titled May Queen Killers


Hugs Bugs and Danger: A Button Up Detective Agency Cozy Mystery #2
by Lizzie Lewis
$0.00, 142 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (41 reviews), #48 in Private Investigator Mysteries
As Janika Jones settles into her new career as a private investigator – fully trained, of course – she is asked to take the part of a New York art collector’s assistant to investigate a picture in a London art gallery, where she has to obtain vital photographic evidence without being caught. The theft of a collection of wartime medals leads to a gruesome discovery. And being accused of poisoning an unwelcome visitor is just another event in Janika’s hectic life at the Button Up Detective Agency.


Tough Luck Lane (Tough Luck Lounge Book 1)
by Lois Crockett
$0.00, 379 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #58 in Mystery Action Fiction
Stacey Jennifer Longacre is a bartender who leaves her hard-bit existence in Okeechobee, Florida. She’s likeable, but with a touch of sand.

Landing in a quirky Key West-style compound in south Florida, she and her new-found crew head off a ring of dangerous bed guys who keep her off-balance while perpetrating their deadly game.

Stacey is no stranger to danger yet she always strives to do the next right thing in spite of her "tough luck" attitude. An “ordinary” woman thrown into extraordinary circumstances, she’s someone with whom you will relate to and cheer on.


LAST FERRY TO GULF HARBOUR: ANN GRIEVES MYSTERIES
by Patricia Snelling
$0.00, 189 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #35 in Private Investigator Mysteries
Amber Raymond locks the door of the city medical clinic and sets off for a late-night shopping spree. Hurrying to catch the last ferry home to Gulf Harbour, she is accosted by a stranger in a dark and empty street. This ignites a full-blown investigation into organised corporate crime at her husband Kyle’s factory that exposes its workers to a life-threatening product and dumps toxic waste. When Private Investigator Ann Grieves takes on the case, she expects it to be a walk in the park, but to her later dismay, it turns out to be a full-blown attempted murder enquiry.


Death and Secrets
by Brenda Gates Spielman
$0.00, 63 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #49 in 90-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads

Death has a way of exposing things…


I learned my husband’s secret after his murder. I can forgive his silence; I have secrets of my own.


But I will not forgive his killer.


The police have the wrong man. I am going to fix that.



Death and Secrets is a cozy mystery with a determined woman and unlikely allies.
Note: Death and Secrets is a novella.




Take Her to the River (Macey Malloy Mysteries with a Chick-Lit Twist Book 3)
by Jada Ryker
$0.00, 241 pages, 3.2 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #137 in Mystery Romance
~*~ Take Her to the River is the third installment in the Macey Malloy series, which began with the Kindle Scout winner, and goofy thriller, Take the Body and Run ~*~

Macey Malloy has hit rock bottom. Never a serious contender for Miss Congeniality, Macey is persona non grata on campus. Macey was tried in the court of social media for her employee’s murder and found guilty, even though the real killer is in custody. Her boss teeters between barely tolerating Macey, and threatening to fire her. Her mask, her dead friend’s identity, was ripped off, exposing Macey as the daughter of a notorious cult leader.

Macey finds that rock bottom was just a sightseeing jaunt on her trip to the depths of despair. Kayla, a delusional nurse, sings “Take Me to the River” when Macey confronts her. The girl is killed, and the murder weapon is found in Macey’s coat pocket. When Macey’s best friend, Leila, hears about the meeting and the song, she collapses. Leila disappears without a trace, leaving only the song and the dead nurse in her wake.

While she investigates the murder, searches for Leila, and tries to hang onto her job, Macey has even more problems. Harlan is the compelling man from her past and her father’s cult. He’s breaching the defenses to her heart, body, and soul, but he’s also keeping an explosive secret from her. Handsome and ruthless, Jeremy wants Macey as badly as the grand prize in a scavenger hunt. He’ll wield any weapon in his quest to win her, including Harlan’s devastating secret.

With time running out, Macey and Wikket, her feline partner in crime, have their backs to the wall. Macey joins forces with an oddball group. She’s not sure if they’re helping her, or hindering her. The investigation will hurtle them into a desperate killer’s path. Will they survive, even with Wikket’s unusual brand of help?


Macey Malloy Mysteries with a Chick-Lit Twist Series

Sassy Macey Malloy and her grumpy cat Wikket debuted in Take the Body and Run. The Kindle Scout winner is about a hunted woman, a handsome lawman, a have fart machine-will travel doctor, and a crime-solving cat.

★★★★★
“TAKE THE BODY AND RUN is a fast-paced ride with a sparkling character and written in a new, original voice. This is a don’t-miss debut.”
-Carolyn Haines, USA Today bestselling author of Pluto’s Snitch and Sarah Booth Delaney

The series is fun to read in any order. Here’s the list in chronological order.

#0 - Prequel: Two Tickets to Paradise
Macey risks her life when she’s embroiled in a brutal murder, and meets her feline, crime-solving partner. The novelette appears in the Kindle Scout winners’ anthology, Winter Solstice. It’s permanently free on Amazon in a digital format. It’s also included in Gone Cat and Other Stories.

#1 - Take the Body and Run
The Kindle Scout winner is a “goofy thriller” about a hunted woman, a handsome lawman, a have fart machine-will travel doctor, and a crime-solving cat.

#2 - Take a Walk on the Dead Side
Macey and Wikket, her crabby cat with a nose for crime, plunge headlong into danger when a stalker targets an innocent college student. Terrified for the girl, Macey tries to help her, only to be trapped in the web of deceit with tangled links to missing women.

#3: Take Her to the River
Macey has to solve a murder, and find her missing friend, Leila. The investigation hurtles Macey and Wikket into a desperate killer’s path. Will they survive, even with Wikket’s unusual brand of help?

#4: Gone Cat and Other Stories
In the prequel novelette Two Tickets to Paradise, Macey risks her life when she’s embroiled in a brutal murder and meets her feline, crime-solving partner. The novella Runnin’ with the Devil Cat resumes the story right after Take Her to the River. The action continues with the short story “What the Cat Dragged In,” and the novelettes Cat Scratch Fever and Gone Cat.


Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection: Box Set Books 4-6 (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery)
by Barbara Venkataraman
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #165 in Women Sleuths
"I have really enjoyed Jamie's journey from the first book until now." Jump back into the Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery Series with this box set of Books 4-6.

"Engaged in Danger"--First place in the Chanticleer Murder & Mayhem Mystery Novel Competition. Finally life is good for reluctant family law attorney, Jamie Quinn--her father may get his visa soon, her boyfriend is the bomb, and her law practice is growing like crazy--but when she agrees to take on a high-profile divorce case, everything falls apart. What looked like an opportunity to work with her friend Grace and make some serious bucks has turned into a deadly game, one that could destroy their friendship and tear their town apart. Why couldn't Jamie just leave well enough alone?

"Jeopardy in July"--Attorney Jamie Quinn is enjoying her new side job at La Vida Boca, a posh assisted living facility in Boca Raton, but when members of the poker club start to die under strange circumstances she finds herself once again embroiled in a mystery. With help from her new friend, Jessie Sandler, and her favorite P.I., Duke Broussard, Jamie uncovers a crime that took place forty years earlier. Can she stop the killer in time? Or is she in danger of becoming the next victim?

"Malice in Miami"--Attorney Jamie Quinn is loving life--her boyfriend Kip is back from Australia, her long-lost dad finally has his visa and she's about to start her dream job at an art foundation. But it all falls apart when Jamie is accused of stealing priceless art. If she can't find out who framed her, she can kiss her dream job good-bye--and her law license too. Meanwhile, Kip, now an environmental activist, uncovers a deadly secret--one that just might get him killed. Jamie's in trouble, Kip's in danger, and Duke Broussard has gone AWOL. How could Jamie's favorite P.I. abandon her at a time like this?


The Lampy Mystery (Red Fox Files Book 3)
by R.P. Thompson
$0.00, 214 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #29 in Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Literary Fiction

Mysterious deaths of top scientists, glow worms released from a lab, and threats of a cover-up.

Top scientists working on a secret project called Lampy are mysteriously dying within a few short days or weeks of each other. MI5 Intelligence agents Jack, Alena, and Ron in the Red Fox Files team are told to work on the case, but only to confirm the outcome of a police investigation already completed. Relatives of the dead threaten to go to the press that there is a cover-up.


The Red Fox Files team become more suspicious when they are told to wrap this assignment up quickly and not to dig deeper into the deaths. What is being hidden and why?
As they continue to investigate, more scientists on the project die with two scientists found dead with the same black dragon tattoos on their body. Why do they have these?


There is an urgency to stop any more deaths and prevent the press from finding out. Read the Lampy Mystery to discover how the Red Fox Files team resolves it.

The Lampy Mystery is a thrilling read and full of suspense.



Forgotten: Airports will never feel the same (The Airport Murder Mystery Series Book 1)
by Padraic Regan
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Cozy
A murdered girl is found in a suitcase on an airport conveyor belt. An armed robbery takes place in the cargo terminal the next day. The police officer who discovered the body, Anna Jenkinson, believes the two crimes are related but she’s told to stay off the case. She can’t do that.


UNDERCOVER HILLBILLY #1 (A FINANCIAL MYSTERY)
by Donald W. Desaulniers
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Cozy
Billy Hill grew up in the north woods of Vermont where he resided with and was home-schooled by his reclusive bachelor uncle. Billy then found a job as a glorified book-keeper in the tiny village of Vergennes, Vermont but also earned pretty good money participating in illegal cage fights. When his boss retired, Billy was offered a temporary job to go undercover in a Tallahassee, Florida landscaping business in order to ascertain why the company was losing so much money.
Billy will soon learn that he'll require both his flair for numbers and his top fighting skills to carry out his mission as an UNDERCOVER HILLBILLY and solve this financial mystery.
This is the first instalment in what the author hopes will be a continuing series of shorter novels as he dreams up more adventures for Billy to tackle.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Donald W. Desaulniers is a retired Canadian lawyer who has penned more than 80 novels, all of which are available on Amazon. Please check out his Author Page for details about each book.


Newly Free Mystery Kindle Books for 2021-06-20

The First Time I Died (Garnet McGee Book 1)
by Jo Macgregor
$0.00, 422 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (199 reviews), #4 in Psychic Suspense

The first time I died, I didn’t come back alone.


When Garnet McGee returns to her small Vermont hometown for the holidays, she vows to solve the mystery of the murder which shattered her life ten years ago.

Then she dies.

After she's resuscitated, she starts hearing voices, seeing visions and experiencing strange sensations. Are these merely symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and an over-active imagination, or is she getting messages from a paranormal presence?

Garnet has always prided herself on being logical and rational, but trying to catch a killer without embracing her shadow self is getting increasingly difficult. And dangerous, because in a town full of secrets, it seems like everybody has a motive for murder.

Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovich) meets Medium in this fast-paced and haunting crime story with a psychic twist.

Great reading for fans of Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Ruth Ware and Liane Moriarty.

Reviewers are saying:

Leaves you breathless. I LOVED this a LOT. Incredibly clever … It genuinely kept me guessing and, between that and the incredible characters, it kept me turning pages like the book was crack. I literally spent all day reading it. All. Day. Practically in one sitting. All in all, this book was an emotional roller-coaster. I definitely, HIGHLY recommend this book to any mystery lover — but ESPECIALLY if you’re a reader like me, who gets pretty burnt out on the repetitiveness of the mystery genre. I can guarantee that this book will restore your faith in the genre.” - Dream With Your Eyes Open Book Reviews

"A fabulous mix of love story and paranormal mystery, skillfully stitched together with beautiful writing. A gripping, sometimes funny and heart-wrenching read!" - Edyth Bulbring (Author: The Mark, The Club)


Max (Kincaid Security & Investigations Book 5)
by Apryl Baker
$0.00, 113 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (52 reviews), #11 in Private Investigator Mysteries
Max ~

As an elite tracker, Max Sheridan’s job is to find people who don’t want to be found. He’s the one who hunts them down and brings them to justice.

What he doesn’t do is bodyguard work. He’s always made it clear he never wanted to be a glorified babysitter, but after meeting with his sister’s best friend, he knows she needs KSI.

Shayna ~

Television star Shayna Moore has fallen victim to a stalker. While Max would rather saddle one of the other team members with the job, he knows the threat to her is real, so he grudgingly accepts.

However, things take an unexpected turn and Max finds himself falling for Shayna while posing as her fake boyfriend. Now, he needs to convince her that this thing between them is real and worth fighting for.

But one question remains...
Can Max keep Shayna safe from a stalker who's not only trying to end her career but her life as well?


Ghost Cave (The Alice MacDonald Greer Mysteries Book 1)
by Helen Currie Foster
$0.00, 216 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (43 reviews), #278 in Women Sleuths

Big-city lawyer Alice MacDonald Greer moves her office to the small town of Coffee Creek, in the heart of Texas Hill Country. As she is learning to enjoy the quirky residents, brusque, elderly rancher Ollie West walks into her office.



Ollie wants her to create a trust to protect prehistoric rock paintings on his ranch. Alice obliges, intrigued by the unexpected power of the ancient paintings.



When Ollie is murdered, Alice is determined to honor his wishes—in spite of his family. And what starts as a series of inept break-ins at Alice’s office and ranch escalates into violence by an unknown adversary. Climbing the cliffs of Cloud Ranch once more to seek inspiration from the rock art, Alice finds herself not only fighting to vindicate Ollie, but fighting for her life.



The first of the Alice MacDonald Greer Mystery series, Ghost Cave plunges the reader into a world of ancient shamans and murderous greed. In the heart of Texas, the passion for land runs deep—sometimes dangerously so.





Bad Guys Finish First: The Sandman and The Librarian (BWWM) (The Sanctuary Series Book 1)
by T.C. Clark
$0.00, 138 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (151 reviews), #10 in Black & African American Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
An assassin is just an assassin until you mix in a little love...

The Sandman and The Librarian were from different sides of the war, but they carried the same kind of gun. He was a man known for his stealth kills. She was a woman who'd never missed a target. Together they were invincible or so they thought. When the Sanctuary is exposed and deadly secrets are revealed will they chose each other over survival? One never knows when killers are involved...


The Anglesey Murders: Unholy Island
by Conrad Jones
$0.00, 291 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (960 reviews), #1 in Serial Killers
★★★★★ The first of the Anglesey Murders novels. One of the best series you will read..If you like gripping and violent, then Conrad Jones will enthrall you.
★★★★★ Outstanding!
★★★★★ A powerful and gritty read, not for the faint hearted.
★★★★★ The Anglesey Murders and Anglesey Mysteries Series are THE must-read thriller series of 2021
★★★★★ Discover the explosive, unmissable and best-selling Anglesey series today.
★★★★★ "This is the most gripping thriller I have read in the last 10 years. A serial killer is serving life but a new wave of murders begins, with startling similarities. This author is up there with the UK's best offerings. I can't believe it's free on kindle unlimited! "
★★★★★ "Couldn't put this down. Fast-paced from the beginning. Get your tissues out for this one."
★★★★★ "An impressive series. This author has 24 best selling novels. This shows the flexibility of his storytelling.One of the best books you will read this year..Outstanding! A powerful and emotional read. The Anglesey Murders Series is THE must-read thriller of 2020. BOOK 1 in the series. DI Alan Williams is called to the recovery of two bodies from the sea at Trearddur Bay, during a storm. The lifeboat crew suspect they're fishermen, washed away by a wave but they’re wrong. Alan and his detective sergeant, Kim Davies, realise the men were beaten and tied together before they entered the water. Two miles along the headland at Porth Dafarch, a third victim is found but there are no obvious links. As the number of victims increases, a major investigation team battles to unravel a deadly puzzle which, appears to have links to a series of historic murders from the 90’s. In 1995, Peter Moore owned and operated the cinema in Holyhead. It is thought he assaulted over 40 men and he was arrested and charged with four murders, which he’d committed in as many months. He was jailed for life in 1996 and is still the only recorded Welsh serial killer. Fast forward to today and Detective Inspector Alan Williams is investigating a series of murders with uncanny similarities to the Peter Moore attacks. Is there a copycat on the loose or are the murders connected to the local underworld, which controls the supply of narcotics across North Wales and the North West? Finding a motive, is the challenge he might not win. ALL THE TIME THEY’RE TRACKING THE KILLER, THE KILLER IS STALKING THEM…

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CONRAD JONES "If you’re looking for something to open your eyes, break your heart, and look to take action to promote change, start with The Journey." Tiffany Hall - Beyond The Stars "I have never read a book before where I have had to stop reading because I couldn’t cope with the emotions the book engendered in me but the author writes so powerfully that I HAD to finish it." Joanna Lanum - Guest Reviewer "Such an intense, chilling and eye-opening novel which is guaranteed to leave you utterly speechless." Kaisha Holloway - The Writing Garnet "The plot line is superb and the characters are brilliant and really help carry the story forward." Donna Maguire - Donnas Book Blog "It had me captivated until the end. An easy, fast-paced read!" Gemma Myers - Between The Pages Book Club


Coming of Winter (A Jeremy Winter Thriller Book 1)
by Tom Threadgill
$0.00, 335 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (385 reviews), #1 in Domestic Thrillers

Catherine Mae Blackston is missing. She is not the first.


While investigating Blackston's recent activities, FBI Agent Jeremy Winter stumbles upon a string of missing persons within state parks. Unable to convince his boss that Blackston's disappearance is anything other than a lost hiker, Winter joins forces with a local police officer to continue the search.

As the clues mount, a dark figure from Jeremy's past emerges with an ultimatum — one that could force him out of the Bureau. Afraid that his girlfriend, fellow agent Maggie Keeley, will be dragged into a high-stakes political game, he delays his decision. But as the tally of missing persons increases, Winter closes in on the unlikeliest of suspects.

The bodies are out there.

He just has to find them before his past catches up with him.

Written for the General Market (G) (I) (V) Eligible for Amazon Prime Reading on Kindle: Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations, or strong language. May also contain some content of a violent nature.


FOLLOWING YOU: Suspenseful page turner with surprising ending
by Eva Lesko Natiello
$0.00, 265 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (41 reviews), #1,237 in Domestic Thrillers

FROM NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR of THE MEMORY BOX.

A fear-induced split-second decision goes terribly wrong, altering the fate of three strangers.

It's New Year's Eve. Shae Wilmont, the adored celebrity host of IShop—a popular shopping site—is ready to reclaim her life. Her stalker has been caught. But en route to a party, a harrowing encounter lands her in the wrong place at the wrong time. She panics. And trusts her gut. It's a devastating mistake.

Only one person knows where she ends up. It's where no one can find her.

Shae's stunned fans quickly galvanize to track her down. Yet the charismatic Shae they know, who delivers digital intimacy to viewers who'll buy anything she sells, off camera is an enigma—private and strangely insecure—unable to let anyone get close. When startling personal secrets are exposed during the investigation, the paradox of Shae begins to unravel.

In this dark psychological suspense, the lives of three strangers collide irreversibly. Honey, a displaced Southern girl with a painful past, is fiercely protective of her friends at the expense of her own safety, derailing her new life in California. Creepy Lawrence, a Detective Bureau fast-tracker with a penchant for latex gloves and a perverse obsession with Shae. And Shae, with millions of fake friends but hardly a real one.

All three are hiding something, but only two of them are lying.

This suspenseful page-turner bares our assumptions of strangers. Who we believe without judgment and who we judge without believing. A story about privilege, family, identity, the need for belonging and the destruction caused by secrets.

How can you trust your instincts when they turn out to be wrong?

PRAISE for FOLLOWING YOU

“FOLLOWING YOU is a raw, unflinching story about obsession as it follows three characters through a maze of twisted lies. Guaranteed to shock, this one will keep you reading late into the night.”

Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It

Honey is a train wreck, and that is the beauty of this novel. With one eye covered, you can't help but turn the page. Expertly paced, gripping, and intoxicating, the NY Times Bestselling author of THE MEMORY BOX returns with a sophomore effort that will leave you breathless.

—J.D. Barker, New York Times bestselling author of A Caller's Game

“FOLLOWING YOU is a dark, delicious thriller. I voraciously flipped the pages, looking over my shoulder, at times thoroughly creeped out, other times shocked. Read it with the lights on. And the last couple of twists – oh, my! I did not see them coming.”

—Amber Garza, author of When I Was You

“An inherently riveting and deftly crafted novel of dark psychological suspense, FOLLOWING YOU showcases author Eva Lesko Natiello's genuine flair for originality and a distinctively entertaining narrative storytelling style. Highly recommended, especially for community library Contemporary Mystery/Suspense collections . . . and all dedicated psychological thriller fans . . .”

—Midwest Book Review

“Eva Lesko Natiello, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE MEMORY BOX, returns with a sizzler in FOLLOWING YOU . . . Diabolically twisted and entertaining . . . Intense and creepy . . . A smart, wickedly plotted psychological thriller brimming with dark surprises at each page turn. From the enigmatic and stunning front cover to the gripping last page, you will be spellbound.”

—Judith D. Collins, Must Read Books



Shadow Man: The first nail-biting case for DI Lukas Mahler
by Margaret Kirk
$0.00, 349 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (157 reviews), #2,535 in Serial Killers

'Shadow Man is a harrowing and horrific game of consequences.' Val McDermid

THE FIRST COMPELLING SCOTTISH CRIME THRILLER IN THE GRIPPING DI LUKAS MAHLER SERIES

Two sisters

Just before her wedding day, Morven Murray, queen of daytime TV, is found murdered. All eyes are on her sister Anna, who was heard arguing with her hours before she was killed.

Two murders

On the other side of Inverness, police informant Kevin Ramsay is killed in a gangland-style execution. But what exactly did he know?

One killer?

As ex-Met Detective Inspector Lukas Mahler digs deeper into both cases, he discovers that Morven's life was closer to the Inverness underworld than anyone imagined. Caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse, is Lukas hunting one killer, or two?

READERS LOVE MARGARET KIRK'S DI MAHLER SERIES:

'A harrowing and horrific game of consequences' VAL McDERMID

'Margaret Kirk's brilliant Inverness series is atmospheric and gripping. She goes from strength to strength. An absolute cracker!' CASS GREEN

'Tartain Noir at its very best' DAILY MAIL

'Harrowing...Be prepared to hear more from Lukas Mahler and his talented creator' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

'Dark and compelling' SUN



Rebekka Franck: Book 1-2
by Willow Rose
$0.00, 440 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (83 reviews), #130 in Mystery Romance

An electrifying series from a Multi-Million-copy bestselling author.


- One, Two...He is coming for you:

Journalist Rebekka Franck returns to her hometown with her six-year-old daughter. She is trying to escape her ex-husband and start a new life for her and her daughter when the small sleepy town experiences a murder.

One of the country's wealthiest men is brutally killed in his summer residence.

While Rebekka Franck and her punk photographer Sune try to cover the story for the local newspaper, another murder happens on a high society rich man. Now Rebekka Franck realizes that the drowsy little kingdom of Denmark has gotten its first serial killer and soon a series of dark secrets - long buried but not forgotten - will see the light of day.

- Three, Four…Better lock your door:

It was supposed to be a night of fun, pleasure, lust, and pain for Susanne Larsen when she agreed to meet with a stranger from a chatroom. She met him for dinner that later led to casual, anonymous sex in the hotel room at the local inn.

But someone else showed up in the room, and suddenly it was no longer a game.

Zeeland Times star reporter Rebekka Franck and her photographer Sune are covering the case for the newspaper, and soon they find themselves deeply involved in a story of deceit and ugly secrets.

Grab a copy today.



Look Down: A Jonboy File in the Brook Deelman Series
by Ed Church
$0.00, 106 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (13 reviews), #24 in Military Thrillers
Kosovo. 2004. When five years of fragile peace collapses, a Royal Military Police investigator is sent to explore the unrest. The fact-finding mission should be straightforward, but Corporal ‘Jonboy’ Davies soon senses something else going on beneath the surface. Something that has got one of his UN overseers very twitchy about what he might find.

Assisted by interpreter Anna and a team of Gurkhas, the Redcap must decide how much he is willing to risk. For the truth will be lurking in the darkest of places – both of a war-torn land and the human psyche.

And its repercussions will stretch all the way to the present…



Ed Church is a former Press Association journalist who switched careers, going on to serve ten years with the Metropolitan Police in both uniform and CID. ‘Look Down’ is his third book.

www.edchurch.co.uk


His Dark Enchantress (Berkeley Square Book 1)
by Victoria Chatham
$0.00, 340 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (37 reviews), #30 in Historical Mysteries
A London season is the last thing bright, beautiful Emmaline Devereux wants. Her grandfather knows he is dying and insists that she find herself a husband and secure her future. The only husband Emmaline would consider is her friend’s dark and imposing brother. But Emmaline has a past that, if revealed, will undoubtedly bring disgrace to her and those with whom she associates. Dare she risk pursuing her heart’s desire?

Lucius, Earl of Avondale, with a secret of his own, has sworn to not marry until he is forty but fate brings Emmaline to his door. Intrigued by her, Lucius swears to unravel the mystery she presents. With a war raging between his head and the heart he is in danger of losing to her, he enters into a marriage of convenience with her.

But then Emmaline’s past catches up with her and she is abducted. Will Lucius succeed in finding her and will the truth tear them apart or strengthen their love?


Love Thy Sister (Mina's Adventures Book 1)
by Maria Grazia Swan
$0.00, 306 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (91 reviews), #1 in U.S. Historical Fiction

Italian-born Mina Calvi lives in a mansion in idyllic Orange County, California with her protective older sister, Paola.

Unemployed again and aimless, Mina can't seem to find her niche in her adopted country, but confusion and restlessness soon become the least of her problems.

Someone is stealing from the software business owned by Paola and her husband, losses so great the business is sinking like the Titanic. And the strange death of a company employee turns out to be murder.

Then, while facing a loss so terrible she can't bear it, Mina discovers an old family secret that turns her world upside down. There's some solace in the arms of her blue-eyed lover, amateur sleuth Brian Starr, but danger still stalks her at every turn, edging closer and closer as

Mina tries to untangle the web of lies, adultery and treachery, and put her life back together.



Back Door To Hell
by Paul Gadsby
$0.00, 215 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #25 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries
Boy meets girl. Girl has a plan. A plan that’ll change everything.

Nate and Jen are two working class kids looking for a chance to leave behind their dreary, minimum wage lives forever.

Jen has figured out a way to change everything, she just needs a little help to pull it off. That’s where Nate comes in.

She’s got it all planned. In and out before anyone notices, nobody gets hurt and finally they can start living the lives they always imagined. A simple heist, even for amateurs like them.

The problem is local crime lord Crawford is not an amateur. Not by a long chalk. Jen & Nate have stolen his money and more importantly they’ve damaged his reputation. He intends to get both back. No matter what the cost.

Praise for Paul Gadsby

“Thrilling, razor sharp Brit-Noir…”

“A real page turner. Beautifully plotted, with lots of twists and turns.”

“A great read, couldn't put it down.”

“Too many gangster books can slip into caricature, but the highest praise I can give is that so much of the detail and Gadsby's sharp dialogue evoked memories of when I discovered Jake Arnott's series of books more than a decade ago.”

“This is a really good read. The characters personalities all come alive and keep you guessing at what their fate will be. the story moves along at a good pace and makes the book difficult to put down.”





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Notes and Tips


I started making these lists for my own use in 2013 when an Amazon policy change gutted all of the web sites that listed free Kindle books. Before the policy change, those sites would get some amount of compensation for directing people to the Amazon web site. After the policy change, they lost all compensation for the month if most of their referrals that month were for free books. So most of those web sites stopped listing the free books.

I use the description "newly free" for these book lists. That means I won't list a book again if I've listed it recently. There are so many books that are permanently free, or frequently free, that it makes it difficult to find "newly free" books manually looking through the Amazon search results. There are just too many repeats every day. But I have included the links to those Amazon searches on the category headers, so you can always click the link to see the full list if you'd like. My process just extracts the "newly free" books from those search results, by keeping a record of books I've listed in the past.

The lists are designed for easy navigation through the books. Clicking on the blurb of any given book will bring the next book in the list up to the top of the screen. This makes it easy to quickly go through them one-by-one. Each category header has an index of the various categories available, and also shows the number of books available in each category. Clicking on the category header itself will bring up the full Amazon search listing of free books for that category.

If you're in Canada, Germany, or the UK, clicking on the "CA" or "DE" or "UK" link in the top right hand corner of the document will change all of the book links from USA to Canada or Germany or the UK. But they may not be free there as they are in the USA. Usually, but not always.

If an author classifies their book as belonging to multiple genres (e.g. fantasy, horror), it will only be listed in the first genre that I process. I process the sub-categories of a major category first, so that the book will be listed in the more specific category.

The rating and # of reviews will be highlighted green to flag ratings above 4.5 stars with more than 50 reviews.

Horizontal bars above the blurbs may be red. You can ignore that. They're just reminders to me that I have already purchased that book.


Free book searches on Amazon

Three ways to search for free (or Prime) books on Amazon:

Currently, there are about 90,000 free Kindle books, a thousand "Prime Reading" books, and over 1.6 million "Prime Eligible" books. With only a few exceptions, "Kindle Unlimited" means "Prime Eligible". "Prime Reading" offers unlimited loans per month, while "Prime Eligible" is just one loan per month.

From the initial search results, you can drill down into categories and use any of the left navigation bar filters.

Those same searches with a keyword:

Click on the "search" part of the "results for" line and you can change the search term to whatever you desire. Then you can continue as before and use the normal drill-down and/or filter choices.


Reddit Groups

There are two Reddit groups that regularly have free Kindle books listed:

Kindle Freebies
Free E-Books


eReaderIQ

The eReaderIQ web site is a price tracking service for Kindle books. It allows you to set up watch lists for books and authors, and then they will send you an email alert when a book reaches a certain price, or an author has a book with a price reduction.


BookBub

The BookBub web site will send you email alerts with handpicked recommendations on books, for your selected genres. Some are free, others just have price reductions.


Galaxy Magazine

Galaxy Science Fiction was an American digest-size science fiction magazine, published from 1950 to 1980, and they are now offered free online:

https://archive.org/details/galaxymagazine?sort=-date

​They can be downloaded as mobi files for the Kindle as well as being read online.​ Used to be one of my favorite SF magazines. I almost always had one with me when I was in high school.


Overdrive

If you're more interested in mainstream books, check to see what options you have from your local library. Many use the Overdrive or Libby sites to loan out Kindle books. If that's not available to you, or your local library has a limited collection, the "Free Library of Philadelphia" has an extensive Overdrive collection, and an out-of-state library card is only $50 per year. Less than half the price of KU.


Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg, founded in 1971, is an Internet archive of free public domain books, created via a volunteer effort that digitizes and archives such books. You can download the Kindle format of a book and then transfer the book to your Kindle directly using a USB cable or by emailing it to your Kindle via its Send-to-Kindle email address using your email client or something like the Amazon Send-To-Kindle tool or an eBook management tool like Calibre.


Notifications

Notifications of new listings will be made in various GoodReads discussion groups (e.g. Amazon Kindle), as well as on the Reddit FreeEBOOKS group. There is also an RSS Feed.

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