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Newly Free Cozy Kindle Books for 2018-08-15

The Farmer's Slaughter (Book 1) (A Harley and Davidson Mystery)
by Liliana Hart
$0.99, 121 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (41 reviews), #556 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators

Book 1 - The Farmer’s Slaughter


A Harley and Davidson Mystery

The Texas Hill Country promises to be anything but ordinary when bestselling mystery writer, Agatha Harley, begins researching her next novel. What she doesn't expect is for her research to lead her to her newly retired neighbor, Hank Davidson. She recognizes a cop when she sees one, and Hank doesn't look like her idea of retired, despite the black socks, sandals, and manicured lawn.

Hank needs a place to forget his past, but Agatha needs his past to secure her future.

As an FBI trained profiler, Hank Davidson sees right through most people. But Agatha isn’t most people. She's as seasoned as any cop he knows and just as mouthy. It doesn't take long for him to get caught up in the cold case Agatha's using for research, but small town roots run deep, and loose lips will tell you anything you want to know--except who the killer is.

In the spirit of Angela Lansbury and Murder She Wrote, enjoy these cozy mysteries in order to get the most fun out of your experience.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS


The dynamic husband and wife writing duo of Liliana Hart and Scott Silverii combine their love of adventure and storytelling into the Harley and Davidson Mystery Series. While they've discussed a team writing effort for years, when it came time to actually develop their characters, both admit to being stumped.

Why not write us they laughed.

Liliana, a 29-time NY Times and USA Today bestseller and author of over 59 titles, enjoys this labor of love with her husband. Scott, a former Chief of Police and law enforcement professional has over 25 years of banging down doors and busting bad guys. An author of 10 titles, he says this by far is his favorite mission.

Together, they have created a lovable tandem of adventure seeking, mystery-solving heroes that you'll get to know and love. You might even catch a glimpse of Liliana and Scott in each story. Well, probably much more than a glimpse.
Other Books In The Series:

BOOKS IN THE SERIES


Book 1
The Farmer’s Slaughter
Book 2
A Tisket A Casket
Book 3
I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus
Book 4
Get Your Murder Running
Book 5
Deceased and Desist
Book 6
Malice In Wonderland (4-30-19)
Book 7
Tequila Mockingbird (4-30-19)
Book 8
Gone With the Sin (4-30-19)
Book 9
Grime and Punishment (TBA)
Book 10
Blazing Rattles (TBA)


Mystic Falls (A Coyote Wells Mystery Book 1)
by Vickie McKeehan
$0.00, 276 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (19 reviews), #11 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Animals
Cozy mystery with a side of chocolate.

Emotionally reeling after the death of her grandmother, Gemma Channing is settling into Coyote Wells, the hometown where she grew up, after a ten-year absence. While coming to terms with the loss of her Gram, disturbing things begin to happen. Women are disappearing. Just when she begins to realize Coyote Wells has changed—and not for the better—she’s forced to bump heads with Lando Bonner, her ex, a man who still carries around a grudge. But since she’s digging for answers trying to explain exactly how her grandmother died, she needs his help. It won’t be easy. Lando has never forgiven her for leaving him. Tensions flair between the two as a killer grips the town in fear. Is it kill or be killed? Who will the killer target next? And when will it all end?


A Misty Morning Murder (Myrtle Grove Garden Club Mystery Book 4)
by Loulou Harrington
$0.00, 206 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (21 reviews), #69 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy
Just as Jesse Camden is ready to shake herself out of her romantic rut and take a giant step forward with Sheriff Joe Tyler, a dead ex-fiance reaches out to yank her two steps back.

Misty Bennett, seventeen-year-old daughter of Jesse’s former beau Ronald Bennett, is the closest thing to a daughter of her own that Jesse has ever had. So when Misty flees from her father’s overbearing bride-to-be and travels across two states to arrive on Jesse’s doorstep, Jesse takes the girl in. And when the fiancée herself shows up demanding the girl’s return, Jesse sends the woman packing and vows to keep Misty safe until her father comes for her.

But when Ronnie Bennett’s body is found just miles from Myrtle Grove, Jesse is left to unravel the mystery of his murder and help gather the shattered pieces of his daughter’s life.


Peril in the Park: A Jamie Quinn Mystery
by Barbara Venkataraman
$0.00, 154 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (87 reviews), #52 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Mystery & Suspense > Mystery
There's big trouble in the park system. Someone is making life difficult for Jamie Quinn's boyfriend, Kip Simons, the new director of Broward County parks. Was it the angry supervisor passed over for promotion? The disgruntled employee Kip recently fired? Or someone with a bigger ax to grind? If Jamie can't figure it out soon, she may be looking for a new boyfriend because there’s a dead guy in the park and Kip has gone missing! With the help of her favorite P.I., Duke Broussard, Jamie must race the clock to find Kip before it’s too late.

A preview of the next Jamie Quinn Mystery, "Engaged in Danger," can be found at the end of the book.


Death Under The Fireworks: A Culinary Cozy Mystery (A Murder In Milburn Book 7)
by Nancy McGovern
$0.00, 69 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #45 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Culinary
A NEW NOVELLA IN THE POPULAR SERIES! FREE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED!

Nora Newberry could use a weekend getaway. She feels trapped & alone in her small town of Milburn, Wyoming and she just wants a break for a little while. So when she receives an invitation to visit an old friend for the 4th of July weekend, she jumps at the opportunity!

Nora met Katya when she worked as a chef in New York City. It's been years since they've seen each other and it would be wonderful to catch up. And to do so on a private island in Portland, Oregon (who knew they had private islands in Portland, Oregon?!) seems like a dream come true! Especially considering that Katya's in-laws-to-be, the owners of the island estate, have offered to pay Nora to cook a few meals while she's there!

It can't get better than a paid vacation with an old friend! So, without much need for consideration, Nora packs her things and heads off for a weekend in paradise!

Unfortunately, her dream weekend turns into a nightmare when her host dies at the dinner table. And, as if that's not bad enough, it appears as if it was something in a dish Nora prepared that did him in...

Find out what happens in Death Under The Fireworks, the latest installment of Nancy McGovern's popular culinary cozy mystery series, "A Murder In Milburn"!

Be sure to check out the rest of Nancy McGovern's cozy mystery books on her Amazon Author Page! And when you join her mailing list inside any of her books, you'll receive a FREE Prequel to this series called Dying To Be Cool, where you get to meet Nora Newberry as a teenager!


Bound: A Doyle Witch Cozy Mystery (The Witches of Doyle Book 1)
by Kirsten Weiss
$0.00, 216 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (156 reviews), #32 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy
Now available in audio!!!

Bound by magic, bound by love, bound by murder…



The Bonheim triplets live seemingly ordinary lives, hiding their magic from the neighbors in the small, mountain town of Doyle, California. But when a body is found in big sister Jayce’s coffee shop, Karin, the practical one, is determined to prove Jayce innocent.

A murder isn’t the only bizarre event in Doyle. Why are hikers vanishing in the nearby woods? Why are some people cursed with bad luck and others with good? And why is Karin’s magic the weakest of the three sisters'?

As Karin digs deep to uncover the truth and regain her magic, her family is thrown into peril. Will her power return too late to save the people she loves the most, or will it be the cause of disaster?

If you enjoy witch mysteries with a splash of romance, scroll up to buy Bound now and download the book instantly!

Bound is Book One in the Witches of Doyle Trilogy.

Spells included at the back of the book!


Death In The Library: A Culinary Cozy Mystery With A Delicious Recipe (A Murder In Milburn Book 3)
by Nancy McGovern
$0.00, 176 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (35 reviews), #10 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Traditional Detectives

NOTE:  GET A FREE PREQUEL TO THIS SERIES WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR NANCY'S NEWSLETTER (LINK INSIDE!)


Nora Newberry is doing her best to move forward since her best friend, Raquel Madden, was murdered and their dream of opening a diner together was shattered.  While things will never be the same, she knows Raquel would want her to be happy, and this helps guide her toward a future she wishes they could have shared.  A future where The Madness Diner will be open for business…and thriving!


Until that happens, however, she has been keeping her culinary skills sharp by catering events around her hometown of Milburn, Wyoming.  Events like the book signing at the library.  The book signing that leaves a famous author dead…and a long list of suspects with reasons for wanting her that way!


Find out what happens in Death In The Library, Book 3 in Nancy McGovern's popular culinary cozy mystery series, "A Murder In Milburn"!


NOTE:  The remaining books in the series are also available on Amazon, either individually or in a box set!  And each includes a wonderful recipe from the story!


*** Also, be sure to check out Nancy's other series, "Bluebell Knopps Witch Cozy Mysteries"!  Book 1 is ALWAYS FREE!



Lost and Gowned: Rosemary's Wedding (A We Sisters Three Mystery Book 4)
by Melissa F. Miller
$4.99, 228 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (29 reviews), #971 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Culinary
The Field Sisters return in another rollicking, romantic comedic mystery by USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller.

Rosemary and Dave are tying the knot at the Resort by the Sea! Rosemary and her sisters have their hands full with wedding preparations. But when the bride vanishes (along with her wedding dress) after the rehearsal, Sage and Thyme know beyond a doubt that this isn't a case of cold feet.

Sage and Thyme become bridesmaids on a mission: to find the bride and return her, unscathed, in time for the wedding. Meanwhile, Rosemary's discovering that being abducted the night before the ceremony isn't even the worst of her situation.

Join the sisters for a madcap wedding adventure with plenty of surprises.


Bidding On Death
by Joyce Harmon
$0.00, 176 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #13 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Animals
1998 – On-line auctions are the new craze, and tech writer and vineyard co-owner Cissy Rayburn is joining the frenzy. New friend Amy is teaching Cissy and old friend Julia how to navigate the wonderful world of eBuy. But while the ladies were at Cissy’s house on the computer, someone broke into Amy’s and Julia’s houses.

Could it have something to do with the weekend estate sale they all went to? The other big buyer at the auction was Rose Jackson, retired county government employee and on-line auction shark. Cissy wonders if Rose’s house was broken into as well. But when she stops by Rose’s house, she finds that not only was the house broken into – so was Rose’s head.

Now Cissy is once again hip-deep in a murder investigation, but with the added aggravation of providing a temporary home for Rose’s untrained and obnoxious chihuahua Paco. Both identifying the killer and finding a permanent home for this awful little dog seem like impossible tasks.


Graveside Manner II: Death Waltz
by Joyce A. Scott
$0.00, 295 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #297 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy
It's no surprise when a thump hits Amanda Liesing's door. Bodies are always being dropped off at Amanda’s. The widow of a detective, she’s helped the police solve three other murders, but her present guest is Landra Phillips, a young pianist and composer. There’s a music box in her pocket with a mysterious inscription on the lid and there’s also a skeleton key hidden beneath the red velvet lining.
Did her husband, recluse millionaire Rigo Baldacci, kill her? Perhaps one of his staff? A former paramour? Why was the music box in her pocket? Why didn’t the person sign the inscription? What does the skeleton key fit?
Join Amanda, her best friend Prunella Fairweather, and police chief Matthew Jenkins, in Graveside Manner II: Death Waltz, a quirky murder tale with a whole lot of mystery.






The Prince and I: A Romantic Mystery (The Royal Biography Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)
by Julie Sarff
$0.00, 135 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (49 reviews), #37 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Crafts & Hobbies
~The main mystery is solved in each book, although the romance runs from book to book. Some people may enjoy the books more by reading the series in order, but it is not necessary for understanding the standalone mysteries. Cheers!
~Julie Sarff's books are on my short list of indie books to read. Her books are as much about the journey as the destination. Part romantic comedy, part mystery and part farce, they leave me with a smile on my face long after the last book is read. ~ U.S.A. Today Bestselling author Linda Ryn


When Trudy Rue is assigned the royal biography of the Prince of Wales after her ex is murdered, Trudy is faced with a number of problems. Firstly, she doesn’t know anything about the modern royal family and has no time to prepare, and secondly, she is named a person of interest in the death of her ex. Under enormous pressure, she goes about her day, trying to do her job and becoming more and more enchanted with the subject of her study. When the Prince gives her a private tour of Holyroodhouse, she decides she is definitely smitten. There is no time for romance, however, as Trudy begins to uncover the dark secrets of her ex’s past, and the numerous people who might have wanted him dead.

Will Trudy be able to find out who murdered her ex without getting murdered herself?
Will the Prince turn out to be Mr. Right or just another frog in disguise?


Cozy Cat Shorts: Twenty-five short stories from the authors at Cozy Cat Press
by Patricia Rockwell
$0.00, 342 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Anthologies
A delectable offering of short stories from cozy mystery authors Amy Beth Arkawy, Allen B. Boyer, Sally Carpenter, C.F. Carter, Linda Crowder, Glen Ebisch, Bart J. Gilbertson, Helen Grochmal, Lorrie Holmgren, Bret Jones, Mary Koppel, Elizabeth Lanham, Owen Magruder, Jane O'Brien, Joyce Oroz, David Pauwels, Emma Pivato, Joe and Pam Reese, Megan Rivers, Patricia Rockwell, Rita Gard Seedorf, Rae Sanders, Annie Irvin, Lane Stone, Margaret Verhoef, and Carmen Will.


Cat Killed A Rat (A Ponderosa Pines Cozy Mystery Book 1)
by ReGina Welling
$0.00, 203 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (313 reviews), #16 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Crafts & Hobbies
Nothing bad ever happens in Ponderosa Pines

At least, that’s what anonymous gossip columnist Chloe LaRue and her best friend, town matriarch EV Torrence thought—until a resident of their sleepy little village turns up dead. When EV becomes suspect #1, even Chloe can’t stop the rumor mill from churning.

Against Detective Nate Harper and Deputy Dalton Burnsoll’s orders, Chloe and EV mount their own investigation—but what they uncover might just rock the community to its very core. Could one of their own beloved citizens really be a killer?

Clean read: no graphic violence or sex.


Hidden Agemda (Kate Diamond Adventure Series Book 1)
by Leighann Dobbs
$2.99, 309 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (193 reviews), #488 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Travel
The Millenia Ruby is stolen from the Ritzholdt Museum and insurance investigator Kate Diamond will stop at nothing to retrieve it ... even if it means getting shot at, impersonating an FBI agent and tangling with a live volcano.

Enlisting the aid of her retired jewel thief parents and their band of thieves, safecrackers and con men from the Golden Capers retirement village, Kate arms herself with a variety of gadgets and disguises to follow a trail of clues from icy Antarctica to a desolate tropical island. But she soon finds that what started off as an easy job may end with a deadly twist.

Why is someone going to so much trouble to keep possession of the ruby? And what, exactly, does Kate’s ex-partner, FBI agent Ace Mason, have up his sleeve? Is he really trying to keep her safe as he suggests, or is he simply trying to find the ruby first and take all the credit?

By the time Kate realizes things are not as they seem, she may be in too deep. Will she discover the real hidden agenda behind the theft of the gem before it’s too late?


Memento Mori (Miss Henry Cozy Mysteries Book 6)
by Melanie Jackson
$0.00, 95 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
"Memento Mori" is the sixth installment in the Miss Henry Cozy Mystery Series.

Juliet Henry has seen many strange things in her life but nothing prepared her for the Memento Mori Museum in southern California. While she assists Esteban in preparing a display of his bone puppets for the gala opening of the modern death art wing of the museum, a murder takes place and a mummy goes missing. The press is ready to blame the killing on a mummy's curse, but Juliet knows the killer is mortal and likely to strike again.


A Ghost of a Chance: Funny Cozy Mystery Series (Witch Woods Funeral Home Book 1)
by Morgana Best
$0.00, 254 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (145 reviews), #33 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Crafts & Hobbies

A fun, humorous cozy mystery - with ghosts!


Funny and quirky cast of characters! - Alison Jamieson
A great read! - Indy Girl
A clever, fun mystery with a great cast of well-developed characters! - Bryony Gatgens
Nobody knows that Laurel Bay can see and talk to ghosts. When she inherits a funeral home, she is forced to return from the city to the small town of Witch Woods to breathe life into the business. It is a grave responsibility, but Laurel is determined that this will be no dead-end job.
There she has to contend with her manipulative and overly religious mother, more than one ghost, and a secretive but handsome accountant.
When the murder of a local woman in the funeral home strangles the finances, can Laurel solve the murder?
Or will this be the death of her business?

Note: This fun book is humorously irreverent in places, so please read only if you won’t be offended.

All Morgana Best books are clean and wholesome cozy mysteries.


Note: This is a cozy mystery. It is a clean read, a supernatural ghost mystery.
A Ghost of a Chance (Witch Woods Funeral Home Book 1) will suit readers who like supernatural mystery books, cozy animal mystery books, as well as books about ghosts.
All Morgana Best books are clean, funny, cozy mysteries. Most are also supernatural mysteries.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
After surviving a childhood of deadly spiders and venomous snakes in the Australian outback, bestselling author Morgana Best writes cozy mysteries and enjoys thinking of delightful new ways to murder her victims.


Who Knew Tasmanian Tigers Eat Apples! (Windy Mountain Book 1)
by John Martin
$0.00, 214 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #9 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Australian & Oceanian
A FUNNY STORY OF REVENGE, APPLES AND TASMANIAN TIGERS ...
The greedy mayor has gone too far this time. The Tasmanian Tiger hunter he despises is given no choice but to get revenge.
If you want laughs, a quirky storyline and eccentric characters, this is the novel for you. Author John Martin is the mysteriously funny writer bloke from Australia.
He provides the Tasmanian Tiger hunter with a large cheer squad. But while it takes a whole town to rile the obnoxious mayor, it takes just one visiting Texan to twist the knife.
EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 1
THE SIGHT of the rope was enough to make the mayor plead for the first time in his life.
When he looked up and saw the overhanging branch, Mayor James Northan gulped.
'Please don't hang me. I've got a family.'
The man with the rope smiled. Some of the others in the mob sniggered.
'Hang you? You don't get out of this that lightly.'

PRAISE FROM AMAZON AND GOODREADS READERS
THIS WAS a really fun, easy, breezy read. The pacing moves along at a good clip. No meandering, dull exposition.
DIDN'T WANT to put it down ... the characters were colorful and fun! This is a quick read and enjoyable!
THERE ARE several stories going on in this book, all with humorous moments, and well developed characters. I gave it 4 stars only because I never read 5 star reviews.
I'M OFF TO read the second Windy Mountain book, Lie of the Tiger. The Thylacine lives!
IF YOU like your humour with a touch of mystery and quirky townsfolk, then you may also enjoy this story.
SOME OF the Australian slang was a little difficult to understand at first, but added to the flavor of the book.
I ENJOYED THE book for its quirky, exaggerated characters and it's satirical, tongue in cheek look at life in a small town.
WHAT MORE can you ask in a cast of characters? The story itself, a quick read, is light-hearted and humorous, and a good start to a series.
THIS WAS a goofy, enjoyable book, a real change of pace from most books out there.
IT WASN'T until I got over halfway through that I started to appreciate that the author's humour was much subtler than I had initially given him credit for. And the ending was perfect. This is a book that rewards perseverance.
This is the first novel in the Windy Mountain Tasmanian Tiger series.
1. Who Knew Tasmanian Tigers Eat Apples!
2. Lie of the Tiger
3. Blokes on a Plane
Get them all together: Different Stripes


Cowabunga Christmas Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery #1
by Anna Celeste Burke
$0.00, 198 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (119 reviews), #20 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Crafts & Hobbies
Cowabunga, Baby! It's another fun, funny, fast cozy mystery from USA Today Bestselling author Anna Celeste Burke.
"Are you telling me we have a dead Santa on our hands?"
 

It's a Cowabunga Christmas in Corsario Cove for newlyweds, Kim and Brien, until an unexpected visit from Santa changes everything. Murder, mayhem, and shady secrets in the cove make this a honeymoon to remember. 
 
Surf's up at the exclusive resort Kim and Brien have chosen as their honeymoon destination. The Sanctuary Resort and Spa at Corsario Cove has everything: a spectacular location with scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, luxurious accommodations, 5-star cuisine, spa services, and a staff that aims to anticipate your every need. 

A romantic midnight swim in the Club Level terrace pool changes everything when an unexpected guest drops in wearing a Santa Suit with a couple bullet holes in it! Who killed Santa? Kim and Brien are soon swept up in murder and mayhem trying to unravel the mystery.
Grab your copy and join the fun! 
What readers are saying about Cowabunga Christmas:
5***** "This book had me laughing uproariously at times. A surfer dude and his bride go on a surfing honeymoon and the bodies start dropping. Anna Celeste Burke will have you laughing your way through this suspense filled rollicking Christmas."
5***** "My husband got the first book for me and it was a hoot! I thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Burke's lighthearted, fun and interesting story. I kept chuckling and my poor husband kept getting up and running in to see what was so funny. I definitely recommend Ms. Burke"s books to anyone who loves a good story."


Miz Scarlet and the Holiday Houseguests (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery Book 3)
by Sara Barton
$0.00, 300 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (110 reviews), #73 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Holidays
The third book in the popular Scarlet Wilson Mystery Series....The time-honored Red Sox versus Yankees rivalry...bitter, divorced parents who can't stop bickering...a challenging teenage daughter who questions everything her mother tells her....These are the least of overworked homicide investigator Laurencia Rivera's troubles when she's stalked during an important case.

A teenager turns up dead in the woods, brutally murdered, and it looks like it might be politically motivated....the short-handed homicide team can't seem to get a handle on the case...things just keep going wrong....Is someone trying to intimidate Laurencia Rivera and her investigators, to protect the killer and prevent him from being caught?

Better known as Larry, the gutsy, romance-challenged Connecticut state trooper is desperate to avoid World War III when her parents announce they are both coming for the holidays. She thinks that renting a room for her father at the Four Acorns Inn will solve the problem, but it just makes everything worse. -- Larry's mother is offended that her ex-husband, a Boston Red Sox assistant coach, gets all the pampering; she's determined to kick up a fuss. When Mama's unhappy, everyone is going to hear about it!

Sometimes the only thing for a good friend to do at a time like this is to offer respite from a quickly unraveling family life by stepping in and taking charge of the care and feeding of the entire Rivera family. Scarlet Wilson, innkeeper at the Four Acorns Inn and amateur sleuth, is the perfect person for the task. If only she stuck to guest services....

"Miz Scarlet" may not have Larry's professional cop training, but that doesn't stop her from going head to head with a killer bent on revenge! Her boyfriend, Kenny Tolliver, happens to be a public safety expert and he's got some tricks up his sleeve. But it's Larry's former partner, Max, who rallies the troops with an amazing effort to rescue the uncooperative damsel in distress....What will a guy in love do to save the woman he adores? Can love save the day?

Before the Rivera visit to the Four Acorns Inn ends, not only will a killer be sent packing, everyone will learn the shocking reason for the bitter divorce of "The Spitball King" and the "Queen of Clean", and the mystery will finally be solved as to how the granddaughter of a Red Sox assistant coach came to be named after a famous Yankee center fielder. (Novella)


Murder & Mayhem (Cryptic Cove Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)
by KP Stafford
$0.00, 128 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (103 reviews), #38 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Animals
Within twenty-four hours, Alexis Danforth's world is shattered.
She loses her parents and her job.

Rummaging through the attic she discovers family secrets and returns to her hometown of Cryptic Cove; a quiet, sleepy little town perched above the sea.

The disappearance and death of an elderly couple sets the town on edge. Accusations fly. The past is dredged up. Bodies are found.

Some even question her return and the timing of the murders.

As she joins the town constable to help solve the case, she finds herself attracted to her main suspect, Jake Donovan.
Jake is handsome, charming, and secretive. Is he a threat to her or just a threat to her heart?

Cryptic Cove Cozy Mystery Series

Book 1: Money, Murder and Mayhem

Book 2: Murder & Menace (Oct. 2016)

Book 3: Murder & Mockery (2018)

Book 4: Murder & Marriage (2018)


Newly Free Hard-Boiled Kindle Books for 2018-08-15

The Bear Wagon (A Stephen Attebrook mystery Book 7)
by Jason Vail
$0.00, 254 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (66 reviews), #13 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
The war that England had feared for months begins during the summer of 1263 not with a clash of great armies, but with little spasms of violence across the land as small bodies of troops loyal to the barons gathering around Simon de Montfort and King Henry III attack their foes here and there about the country.

Even such a minor family as the Attebrooks of Hafton Manor cannot avoid being drawn in, as Stephen Attebrook’s elder brother, William, takes part in an assault on a castle held by the Bishop of Hereford, one of the King’s staunch supporters.
But the coming war is the last thing on Stephen’s mind that June. For a dead girl whom no one can identify is found floating in the River Teme at the Dinham mill, drowned under circumstances that only the most addle-witted could think was anything but murder.

There is no time, however, for Stephen and his friend Gilbert Wistwode to devote to the fate of that poor girl, for an even more pressing dilemma is forced upon them — unknown ruffians traveling with a bear wagon have kidnapped Stephen’s niece, Ida, William’s daughter.

Despite the bad blood between the two brothers, William seeks Stephen’s assistance it finding Ida. And so begins the desperate pursuit of the bear wagon across England, reaching to the depths of London itself and far into Norfolk, as Stephen races to find Ida before she meets a fate worse than murder. “The Bear Wagon” is the story of Stephen’s most complex and dangerous adventure yet.


The Dewey Webb Series: Books 1 and 2 (The Dewey Webb Historical Mystery Series)
by Renee Pawlish
$0.00, 352 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
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The first two mysteries in the acclaimed Dewey Webb series: Web of Deceit and Murder in Fashion.

Meet Dewey Webb, a hard-boiled 1940s detective, a man of contradictions who gets down-and-dirty to get the job done. For a limited time, you can grab the first two full-length thrillers in this highly acclaimed historical mystery series, almost 600 pages, for just a little more than the price of one.

Web of Deceit

It's 1949. World War II is over, but it has a way of haunting people for years to come.

Gordon Sandalwood suspects his wife Edith is hiding something from him, and he asks Denver private investigator Dewey Webb to find out what. Dewey, toughened by his own war experiences, reluctantly takes the case, certain it will lead to nothing. But when he sees Edith rendezvous with a mysterious man, Dewey realizes his assumptions might be wrong. As he digs deeper to identify the stranger, he turns up secrets that reach back into the war, and as he unravels a web of deceit, he discovers who has the most to gain, and the most to lose.

Murder in Fashion

In post-World War II Denver, the world of fashion can be murder.

Herb Washburn has already been convicted of murdering his boss, Mel Templeton, owner of Templeton Fashion. And in a few days, Herb is headed to the Colorado state prison for a long stay in a decidedly unfashionable suit of clothes.

Herb still claims he didn’t commit the crime and, as a last resort, his wife hires Denver private investigator Dewey Webb to find the real killer. During Dewey’s investigation into the personalities and workings of the world of design, he discovers clues that may exonerate Herb. At the same time, Dewey senses secrets and lies that cast serious doubt on Herb’s version of the events. And when Dewey realizes that someone is on his trail who doesn’t want the murder solved, he must act fast before he becomes fashion's next victim.

These novels are hard-boiled, historical mysteries that are great for fans who love Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.

Dewey Webb first appeared in the Reed Ferguson mystery, Back Story. Pick up a copy of Back Story to find out more about this classic hard-boiled detective.

The Dewey Webb historical mystery series:

• Book 1: Web of Deceit
• Book 2: Murder In Fashion
• Book 3: Secrets and Lies
• Book 4: Honor Among Thieves
• Book 5: Trouble Finds Her
• Short Story: Second Chance
• Short Story: Double Cross

★★★★★ 'The world of Mr. Webb - lacking the Internet, relying on pay phones, demanding brain power instead of computers - is straight out of a black and white Bogie film. Dames in trouble, shady characters, the carefully researched clothing and scenes, Ms. Pawlish has the era down flat.'

★★★★★ 'Great mysteries with twists and turns almost around every corner.'

★★★★★ 'I will definitely read more from this author.'

★★★★★ 'Renee Pawlish is a first rate author! Well crafted stories, good character descriptions, good pacing. Difficult to put down. Definitely recommended!'

★★★★★ ' It’s a great start to a new series by Ms Pawlish. Looking forward to the next books!'

★★★★★ 'I will definitely read more from this author.'

★★★★★ 'Another Winner!! Page Turner for sure!! Loving the beginning of this new series!!!'

★★★★★ 'Couldn’t put the book down!'

Buy the box set and start a series you'll stay up late to finish!


Skeleton's Key (Delta Crossroads Trilogy, Book 2)
by Stacy Green
$3.99, 343 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (657 reviews), #631 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Series
Some secrets should stay buried…

Cage Foster thought taking a new job would be what he needed to get a fresh start on life—and forget about the woman who broke his heart. As caretaker of a beautiful Antebellum mansion, he can’t wait for a peaceful, solitary lifestyle. But nothing could be farther from the truth. The discovery of a skeleton and two fresh bodies buried on the grounds makes Cage a suspicious enemy of everyone in the small town. Everyone but her. Just his luck his ally is a pushy Yankee, a woman who talks too fast and still believes in the romance of the Old South.

Some secrets can set you free…

Restoration expert Dani Evans bought Ironwood plantation to restore it to its former glory. After her mother’s death, Dani wants to rebuild her life, and what better place the sumptuous grandeur of the South. Except what she finds at Ironwood isn’t quite what she hoped. A surly caretaker is only the beginning of her problems. Death, hidden treasure, and falling for a murder suspect were not part of her plan. Dani is convinced the legend of hidden treasure at Ironwood and the murders are tied together, but she has to find the truth before Cage is arrested. And if she’s not careful, she might become the next victim.


The Devil Died at Midnight
by Cheryl Bradshaw
$0.00, 258 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (65 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Heist
The devil is in the detail.

When true-crime writer Alexandria Weston is found murdered on the last stop of her book tour for The Devil Wakes, a story about the life and death of serial killer Elias Pratt, fellow writer Joss Jax steps in to investigate.

Joss's search reveals disturbing details from Alexandria's past, and a long list of enemies, each with a secret to hide. Just when Joss believes she's solved the mystery, an unexpected twist rises to the surface, a twist so deadly it unearths Elias Pratt from the grave and changes the lives of those who knew him forever.

If you enjoy books by Dean Koontz and Robert Dugoni, you'll enjoy reading Cheryl Bradshaw.

Readers are saying

"The ending was a surprise."
"Bradshaw is an author I can always rely on to entertain."
"If you love a good story, this is a must."


Frozen Past (A Jaxon Jennings' Detective Mystery Thriller Series, Book 1)
by Richard C Hale
$0.00, 328 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (1,187 reviews), #15 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Jaxon Jennings. Cop. Homicide detective. Partner. He always had your back and rarely made mistakes.

Until the death of his son. Until the night he couldn’t save him. Until everything he held dear was taken away from him.

Now, a shell of a man, his reckless actions mark him as a burn-out. A Loner. A dangerous man whom many in the Fairfax County Police Department cannot trust. The criminals he pursues in the suburbs of Washington D. C. are nothing more than ways to bide his time until his next drink, next fix, next loss of control. His past haunts him no matter how hard he tries to hide from it.

So, when a boy’s body shows up floating under the ice of a quiet neighborhood pool, Jaxon finds himself immersed in a world where the ghosts of his past feel too close for comfort. A psychopath is using the innocent in ways that appear familiar.

Jaxon’s past is catching up with him. And the anger that seethes below the surface threatens to destroy not only his life, but the lives of a group of kids somehow connected with him. The answers are locked, frozen in the part of his past he refuses to confront. But people are counting on him. And he must do anything to save them.

Anything. Even if it costs him his life.

**The next exciting Jaxon Jennings’ Thriller is now available. You can find CACHE 72 by clicking on the author name above and navigating to Richard C Hale’s Amazon Author page**


Interview With The Author

Q - So, what makes the Jaxon Jennings’ Thriller Mystery Series so special?


A – Jaxon’s not your typical hero. He’s flawed, and that makes him entertaining. As a reader, I want to be entertained and thrilled. I’m a fan of the Action & Adventure and Thriller genres, so it was natural for me to write in them. I’m also a lover of things that go bump in the night and I add a little creepiness just to make things interesting.

Not only will you want to keep reading late into the night, the pace and action keeping your nose in the page, but when you finally close the book, you’ll probably keep the light on as well.

“Help me…”

Q – With the main story focusing around two younger characters, is Frozen Past written for adults?

A – It’s definitely an adult book. With a Thriller, a certain amount of violence and adult material is expected, and Frozen Past definitely fits into that category. Younger readers are not the target audience of the Jaxon Jennings’ series.

Jaxon is introduced to the reader in Frozen Past, and though it is not really a prequel, he shares the spotlight with Luke and Ellie, two teenagers who find themselves thrust into a killer’s world for seemingly no reason at all. I feel the divide between the adult world and the kids’ world makes the story that much more enthralling.

Q – Should the series be read in any certain order?

A – Each book is a separate story and I wrote them to be enjoyed in any order. If you find you like to stick to a chronological timeline, I’d suggest following this sequence:

- Frozen Past
- Cache 72
- Father Figure



Jaxon Jennings’ Mystery Thriller Series eBook Categories:

- Crime Thrillers
- Mystery Action
- Mystery Adventure
- Thriller Books
- Detective Thrillers
- Murder Fiction
- Serial Killer Fiction

Thank you for reading!



Looking for Henry Turner
by W.L. Liberman
$0.00, 366 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (24 reviews), #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Mysteries & Thrillers > Detectives
Toronto, 1960. Mo Gold and Arthur "Birdie" Birdwell are like fish out of water. Mo is Jewish and sardonic; Birdie's black, thoughtful and gargantuan. They're private detectives.

Henry Turner disappeared eight years ago, without a trace. His mother wants him back. Mo and Birdie try to find him; they search high and low.

Mo has family issues. His brother, Eli, is a rotten gambler. He’s in hock to John Fat Gai — the city’s most notorious gangster. Mo and Birdie need to find John’s missing money. If they do, John will free Eli. If not, Eli is toast. They’ve got three days.

Mo’s father, Jake, is in prison on a manslaughter beef. Jake and Mo have an acrimonious relationship. Mo worked as a homicide cop while Jake plied his criminal trade. When Jake escapes from prison, all hell breaks loose.

The city is known as Toronto the Good. But Mo never sees that side.

"W.L. Liberman enters the big leagues with this novel, and he stands the test well." - Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer


Searching For Hope
by Michael Joseph
$0.00, 189 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (42 reviews), #51 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Pulp
On a bitter January night, private detective Sam Carlisle steps out of a nightclub and stumbles across a severely wounded man prostrate on the ground, the victim of an apparent knife attack. Despite Sam's efforts to save him, the stranger dies in his arms, uttering three small words before taking his final breath.

Help. Me. Find.

In the days that follow, the tragic encounter plays increasingly on Sam's mind. Who was the victim? What was he trying to find? With the police investigation drawing a total blank, Sam searches for the truth himself, determined to carry out the dead man's cryptic final request. However, following in the footsteps of a murdered man brings plenty of danger of its own.

Searching For Hope is the latest mystery featuring former undercover cop Sam Carlisle as he finds himself drawn into a perilous world of unscrupulous characters, dark secrets and a family torn apart by tragedy and betrayal.


Unleashed (A Sydney Rye Mystery, # 1)
by Emily Kimelman
$0.99, 316 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1,163 reviews), #57 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled

Justice with a vengeance.

Do you love powerful characters, gritty mysteries and heroic dogs?

Join over one million readers in discovering how Emily Kimelman "has reimagined a traditional genre for a new generation." (Mark Bowden, New York Times bestselling author)

After one too many deadbeat boyfriends, Joy needed a fresh new start. She swapped out her man for a giant mutt named Blue and picked up a dog walking gig on the Upper East Side. But she never expected her new lease on life would include a dead body...

When Joy’s curiosity takes her deep into the case, she and Blue dig into the dirty secrets of Manhattan's elite. As it becomes clear murder is only the tip of the iceberg, Joy will put the people she cares about in danger to make sure justice is served. Failure to catch the killer could destroy everything she knows and loves...

Unleashed is the first book in The Sydney Rye series of dark mysteries that never shy away from sex or violence. If you enjoy daring heroines, canine companions, and edge-of-your-seat thrillers, then you'll love Emily Kimelman's series. 

***If you have trouble with the f-bomb, violence, or sex (not graphic but out of wedlock).. then you shouldn't start this series....it's just not your thing. If you're looking for your next adventure, you've found it.***

Download Unleashed today because you love powerful women, gritty mysteries, and heroic dogs! Join the adventure!











An Island of Illusions (Sarah Woods Mystery Book 3)
by Jennifer L. Jennings
$0.00, 226 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (252 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Series
Second Edition with Edits 2016

An Island of Illusions finds our budding sleuth immersed in the tropical splendor of Oahu. However, what begins as an island getaway for Sarah quickly morphs into a desperate search for the missing infant of a wealthy Boston family. Just when the detectives believe they’ve made a breakthrough in the case, a shocking death shakes their investigation to the core. With the only witness gone, will the team ever discover the truth behind the abduction?


Train to Anywhere
by David George Howard
$0.00, 261 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (65 reviews), #97 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Eddie Griffin, a 23-year-old ex-con, is working to put his life back together. Late one evening he witnesses a local businessman committing a murder. His life is spared, but he will be killed if he talks to the police. Everything he has worked for falls apart as he becomes caught between rival criminal and legal organizations.


Escape (a Jim Money Story Book 2)
by Glenn Gamble
$0.00, 29 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #4 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Jim Money novella #2

In the previous story, Carla suspected her husband Steve was having an affair with Jim's girlfriend Jessica. She enlisted the help of Jim Money to discover the truth.


Sometimes, the truth can set you free

And sometimes...


The truth can have you RUNNING FOR YOUR LIFE!

In Bon Appétit, Jim and Carla learned the true nature of Steve and Jessica's relationship.

NOW THEY'RE RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES

The truth turned out to be more sick and more sinister than either Jim or Carla could have ever imagined. And now, with the truth in hand, the pair must run if they want to live to see another day.

THIS IS THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF THE JIM MONEY STORIES

Here are the other stories in chronological order

Bon Appétit
Escape
On the Run
James
BUSTED: a Prequel to the Jim Money Stories

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Contains profanity, sexual innuendo, and explicit violence. If you purchase this book, I am not responsible for any subsequent vomiting, night sweats, or any offense taken to profanity, sexual innuendo, and explicit violence contained within this story. Read at your own risk!!!


The Diary of a Lonely Hit Man
by Al Lamanda
$0.00, 359 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Hard-Boiled
When the inner circle of President John F. Kennedy conspires to assassinate him, they turn to organized crime and the very powerful New York City based LaCasa crime family to get the job done.

Irish/Italian mobster Jimmy Fallen came out of World War Two a disillusioned man and followed the career path of his father as a hit man for organized crime. Scarred by years of fighting in the war, Fallen’s existence is bleak and lonely. However, his professional services are highly sought after and he lands the prize of contracted hits when Tommy LaCasa hands him the assassination of President Kennedy. To Fallen, it’s just another well-paying job and he methodically goes about the task of planning the murder of the President. It’s a time consuming and meticulous process that demands Fallen’s full attention.

Until Hannah, a beautiful Jewish woman who survived a Nazi concentration camp as a child enters his life through a chance encounter. Hesitant and shy at first, Hannah slowly warms to Fallen and a budding relationship begins.

As their relationship deepens, Fallen discovers what has been missing from his dreary existence, the love of a good woman.

As their love grows, Fallen begins to lose his desire to complete his assignment. For the first time in his career, he reneges on a contract, but it’s a dangerous game to play with the mob. LaCasa can’t afford to allow Fallen to live and dispatches a hit squad to kill Fallen and Hannah, and the hit man is now the target.

Set against the backdrop of the Bronx neighborhood known as The Real Little Italy, the story is filled with rich neighborhood characters, family, plot twists, humor, romance and danger and insight into the mind of a lonely hit man.



Chloes Justice
by Adam C Mitchell
$0.00, 68 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #30 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Noir
Central City has fallen on bad times, The Police force is now run by the corrupt.
But there are still a few, who respect the badge.
A drive by shooting of young Chloe brings Detective Harry Morgan into the sorry affair.
The law of the city under new Crime Boss the dark Allegra Renetti, stops Morgan from getting justice for Chloe. So he and a band of like minded Detectives take to the Streets, to stop Allegra once and for all and get justice for yet another innocent victim of their dark city.
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The Murder of Paolo Mancuso: A Joey Mancuso, Father O'Brian Crime Mystery
by Owen Parr
$0.00, 258 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #21 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
This time is personal, very personal. Paolo Mancuso was killed in a bar in Little Italy 20 years ago. To this day, his murder has gone unsolved. A cold-case The NYPD has not paid much attention to in all these years. Enter Antonino "Tony The Hammer" Falcone. Paolo's best friend and co-mafia family member. Tony, in his death-bed, reveals to Joey that the mafia had nothing to do with his dad's murder. Something Joey always believed it had. Instead, with his last breath, Tony whispers only three words to Joey - Barcelona, Wetherly, Stevens. With just those three words, Joey sets off to Barcelona. Is it justice or revenge, Joey seeks? Will he learn things about his dad's past, he wished he hadn't? Is Joey about to go up against one of New York's five mafia families? Will he solve Paolo Mancuso's murder?
Now retired, former NYPD Homicide Detective, with the Midtown South Precinct, Joey Mancuso, had looked at the murder book many times during the time he was with the NYPD. Lacking clues and any evidence, he was never able to pursue the perpetrators responsible for his father's death. Currently a licensed private detective in New York City and half-owner of an Irish Pub in New York's Financial District with his half-brother, Father Dominic O'Brian, the pastor at Saint Helen's Catholic Church in Brooklyn, also a licensed private detective, they set out to solve the murder of Paolo Mancuso.
The brothers, Mancuso and O'Brian have been called by the New York press; - "The Last Advocates of the Victims," for the relentless pursuit of the perpetrators, they exemplified in their last cases, working as consultants for the NYPD or as investigators for criminal law firms.
But, this time is personal, very personal. And, Joey's determination in solving this case, his dad's unsolved murder, could make him do things outside the bounds of justice. Is it justice or revenge he seeks?


Eye For An Eye, Inc. - Welcome To The Family
by A.J. Medina
$0.00, 43 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #56 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Cops go to him for help when they can't connect the dots. Families go to him when the justice system doesn't work. Sometimes they overlap, and for the right price, he'll take care of it. He'll make them pay. The same way the victim suffered, so to shall they suffer. Whatever the crime, if the price is right, he'll dole out the justice.

So go ahead, hire him. But know this, if you do, then you're attached to him for life. You're part of the Eye for an Eye Inc. family... forever.

In the following case, Ryan's hired by the parents of a girl who was tortured and murdered. The prime suspect was found not guilty. Ryan sets out on his investigation to "dig deeper" and find out the truth. Guilty or Not Guilty. Either way, justice will be served.

Warning: may contain graphic depiction of crimes


Justice For All
by Steven Hague
$0.00, 368 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #43 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Zac Hunter’s not your all-American hero – he’s a good guy to have in the trenches, but a bad guy to have on your case. He’s just lost the only job he ever wanted, having been kicked out of the LAPD for whaling on the lead suspect in a string of child murders.

When the suspect walks free on a technicality, Hunter vows revenge, but his decision to turn vigilante puts him bang in the crosshairs of a ruthless assassin.

Rebecca Finch is a hot-shot lawyer who’s dedicated her life to defending the accused. When she takes on the case of a playboy drunk driver, feelings run high, and a hate campaign leaves her under increasing pressure to betray her client.

Viktor Danilov has killed more people than he cares to remember, in more ways than he cares to describe, but his life, which he once ruled with iron-fisted precision, has suddenly spun out of control – being on the run from the Russian mob was bad enough, but his new boss makes them look like a bunch of boy scouts.

These three lives interweave explosively, and as the body count escalates, each of them is forced to examine their own sense of justice as they try to survive.


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Nightstalker - A second chance military romance thriller: Red Team
by Riley Edwards
$0.00, 394 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (75 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Contemporary Fiction > Urban
Lincoln
This may be my toughest mission yet. None of my SEAL training or my time in the CIA has prepared me for this; a prickly five foot nothing hellcat, Jasmin Smith.

She was MINE. She can fight it all she wanted, but in the end I would have her, every way a man can have his woman. She was a sassy little thing, making me work to bend her to my demands. But I will! I will bend her and tie her to me so tight she would never be able to get free. Only problem is I had to break her first. I had secrets that she needed to know. I have fought to get back here, two years breathing in filth and scum. All for her- my warrior princess. Now all I had to do is make her remember.

Jasmin
My entire life was a lie. Just when I thought I could take no more; I am faced with the most important mission of my life. If I fail, it might cost the one man I have ever loved his life- Lincoln Parker.

I was blissfully living my life as a tier one security contractor, shooting guns and killing bad guys. My life was perfect. Almost. I was missing something; a missing piece of time to be exact. For the last two years I have tried to remember the details of my capture and torture. Two years willing my brain to remember. Then he walked into my life, actually he pushed his way in. It was hard not to notice him, tall, bossy, and sexy as hell. He had no respect of personal space, he used every opportunity to get close and breathe me in. He demanded my attention, whispering the filthiest words in my ear and that was all it took to have me yielding to his every demand. One secret after another is revealed, lies are exposed and the missing pieces of the puzzle are finally put together.

Nightstalker is a high paced action adventure series. Featuring Ex-military badboys and possessive alpha males who use dirty language! Be Advised.

Warning* 18+ explicit and graphic sexual content and language.



The Heart Collector: An Alex Rainer Mystery
by J.T. Turner
$0.99, 176 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (186 reviews), #2842 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Crime > Serial Killers
London, England.

A woman’s body is discovered in a home-made grave in a church cemetery. Her torso has been mutilated beyond recognition, and a hole has been cut in her chest to expose her motionless heart.

The murder echoes the crimes of a legendary, uncaptured serial killer known as the Heart Collector.

Private detective Alex Rainer believes this to be a copycat killer attempting to strike fear throughout London. However, there’s one problem.

The heart inside the victim’s chest doesn’t belong to her. It belongs to the Heart Collector’s last known victim, killed thirty years prior.

In order to track down the killer, Alex must navigate a bizarre, underground world of collectors and serial killer enthusiasts to track down the perpetrator. He must locate the detectives who worked on the original case three decades ago to uncover secrets which have been lost to the ages. It seems that a long-dead mystery has returned to life.

Alex finds himself on the trail of an elusive, walking obscurity with the ability to simply disappear into the shadows. A brutal, sadistic monster who literally toys with women’s hearts. A killer for whom love and hate are the same.


The Grave Man - A Sam Prichard Mystery (Sam Prichard, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Private Investigator Book 1)
by David Archer
$0.00, 206 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (2,467 reviews), #53 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
Meet retired cop, Sam Prichard.

Sam Prichard was a cop, and a good one, until the bullets took out the joint of his right hip. Now he's trying to learn to live without being a cop, and getting to know his neighbors, learning to walk again and even ride a motorcycle. Life is bearable, barely, but then he gets asked to find a missing child, and the lure of getting back into some kind of police work is too much for him to resist. When he teams up with computer whiz Indiana Perkins, he suddenly becomes one of the best investigators he's ever even known.

Now, he's found the missing child, but it's thrown him right into the middle of something that may be a drug war--or could be a chance to stop the next 911! There's no way out for Sam, so he's in for the ride of his life, but when the girl he's becoming fond of is suddenly drawn into the line of fire with her own little daughter, Sam is ready to forget all the rules and do whatever is necessary to win the day.


FACETS: A Jake Scarne Action Thriller (JAKE SCARNE THRILLERS Book 6)
by Lawrence De Maria
$0.00, 258 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #35 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Pulp
“If you like hard-boiled action, memorable villains and twisty plots, the Jake Scarne thrillers never disappoint!” (John Crudele, NEW YORK POST)

WHO KIDNAPPED A MOB PRINCESS FROM HER IVY-LEAGUE COLLEGE?
Alana Dallas has been snatched.

Her mother, Maura, head of San Francisco’s powerful Dallassio crime family, will do anything to get her back safely.

As would the fearsome Vincent Anastasia, the elderly family enforcer who adores the girl.

But who would be crazy enough to kidnap her? A rival gang? Or, even worse, a pervert?

Reluctant to contact the F.B.I., Maura Dallas turns to Jake Scarne, who has both police and underworld contacts. And a reputation for doing the impossible – usually because he will bend, even break, the law to help a client.

But there is another reason she wants the private eye’s help.

One that stirs his memories and emotions.

What Scarne and Anastasia eventually discover is far more terrible than Maura Dallas could have imagined.

FACETS, by Pulitzer-nominee Lawrence De Maria, "is a steamroller of action and calculation" that is "notable for snappy dialogue, engaging descriptions of how to work an investigation, boldly drawn characters and vivid settings." (FLORIDA WEEKLY)

So, if you want a thriller with non-stop action, sudden surprises and a shocking ending, FACETS is for you. And it’s only a click away!
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“While De Maria may have been an award-winning financial reporter, he's an awfully good fiction writer as well.” (NAPLES DAILY NEWS)

“What is really almost beyond belief is how easily De Maria has transitioned from the dry world of financial reporting to the wild and lavish world of novel writing.” (COLLIER CITIZEN)

“A master of thriller dialogue.” (WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF BOOKS)



Sherlock Holmes and the Greyfriars School Mystery (The Sherlock Mysteries Book 4)
by Val Andrews
$0.00, 109 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (23 reviews), #33 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Traditional Detectives
1912.

Dr Watson asks for the help of his retired detective chum, Sherlock Holmes, to help his old school master and solve the mystery of a missing manuscript at the Greyfriars School.

Tensions rise as Holmes and Watson are also needed by the local inspector, Grimes, to discover who is behind a local jewel theft and murder.

However, things are not always what they seem and Holmes unlocks the key to more secrets than originally anticipated as the desperation to retrieve the manuscript grows.

More mysteries unravel as what seemed like a simple case of schoolboy rebellion has turned into a story of mystery and excitement packed with plot twists and questions.

Will Holmes be able to succeed against rebellious school boys and catch the culprit?

Is there something more sinister walking the halls of Greyfriars School?

And why is Dr Locke really so desperate to have his manuscript returned?

What could it be hiding?

Full of excitement, tension and school-boy antics, ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Greyfriars School Mystery’ shows that the great detective is still top of his game.

'A treat for any fan of the master detective.' - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of 'Cold Kill'.

Val Andrews (15 February 1926 – 12 December 2006) was a music hall artist, ventriloquist and writer. Andrews was a prolific writer on magic, having published over 1000 books and booklets from 1952. He also authored Sherlock Holmes pastiches and Houdini's novels.

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One Night in Andalucia (Caffeine Nights Short Shots Book 5)
by Harry Dunn
$0.00, 31 pages, 3.7 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #80 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Jack Barclay is hired to investigate a wife's suspicion that her husband is cheating. The investigation takes him to Spain and is complicated when he witnesses the murder of his client's husband. A Jack Barclay short story with a free sample of Harry Dunn's Smile of the Viper.


BRUNETTE: an entertaining murder mystery, full of suspense
by Stan Jackson
$0.00, 306 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Murder
An Olympic hopeful is murdered, a professor is the prime suspect. Can colleague Perry Webster prove his innocence?

Teaching is unexpectedly postponed at York University when a promising student is found dead at the bottom of a flight of stairs. Well-liked, a good student, and an Olympics fencing prospect, Mackenzie West’s death shocks the whole college.

Once suicide is ruled out, police quickly interview everyone in the building, but suspicions soon fall on Matt Harper, head of the philosophy department. When a credible motive emerges, he’ll need his friend and colleague Perry Webster to get himself out of the frame.

Two years after solving the murder of his fiancée, Perry Webster is once again drawn reluctantly into investigating a girl’s death. He unearths an altogether shadier side to the victim’s past life which could hold the key to her murder.

Perry’s stumbling in the dark will not only incur the wrath of the detectives on the case, who’d love to see him fail, but seriously imperil the life of those around him as well as his own. He’ll need all of his wits and intelligence to find the real killer, and bring them to justice.

This is a whodunit that will have you guessing to the very end. BRUNETTE is impossible to put down.

BRUNETTE is the second book featuring Private Investigator Perry Webster. It can be enjoyed on its own, although some of the colourful characters from BLONDE, the first novel, re-emerge in this one. Enjoy both books FREE with Kindle Unlimited or in beautiful paperback editions.


Dead Reckoning: an Al Pennyback mystery (Al Pennyback mysteries Book 24)
by Charles Ray
$0.00, 210 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #163 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
Al Pennyback is just your run of the mill private investigator. He and Heather Bunche, his partner, are on retainer for a law firm, doing routine legal investigations. They handle the occasional over the transom case, so they’re accustomed to strange cases, but when a morbidly obese client offers Al one hundred thousand dollars to pick up a painting worth three quarters of a million dollars, he learns what strange really means.
What he figured would be a well-compensated, but routine, and probably boring, pickup and delivery turns into a run for his life as rogue Russian gangsters decide he needs to die.


Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection
by Arthur Conan Doyle
$0.00, 978 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #6 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Collections & Anthologies
Sherlock Holmes is not only the most famous character in crime fiction, but arguably the most famous character in all fiction. In sixty adventures that pit his extraordinary wits and courage against foreign spies, blackmailers, cultists, petty thieves, murderers, swindlers, policemen (both stupid and clever), and his arch-nemesis Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes, together with his faithful sidekick Doctor John H. Watson, proves himself to be not only the quintessential detective but also the most engaging and entertaining company any reader could ask for.


Rack and Ruin: A Gripping Private Detective Mystery Thriller from the Roberts and Bradley Casebook
by Solomon Carter
$0.00, 20 pages, 3.0 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #17 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Teenagers frolic in the darkness - but their sinister acts are no game. Private detectives Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley are hired to investigate cult activity at an ancient ruin.
Blood is spilled. Lives are ruined. And for one young girl, it's a matter of life or death. But the darkness hides the awful truth.

The investigators must discover who they can trust stop the cult from harming all those it touches. First they must survive the night - and one of its darkest sons...

Fans of Rebus, TJ Brearton, Janice Frost, LJ Ross and Angela Marsons will love Rack and Ruin. A page turning thriller with cliff-hangers!
Rack and Ruin - the first instalment of a thrilling short read mini-series - also available as a superb value complete boxed set.




Rack and Ruin - categorised as:
private detective novel series
private investigator mystery series
Private detective thriller series
Private detective women sleuths
British crime thriller
Gripping detective thriller
Traditional British mystery


Obsessed: Poor Girl Rich Boy Romance (Sad Romance Happily Ever After Series Book 1)
by Cece Bradley
$0.00, 135 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #18 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Collections & Anthologies
NEW SERIES OFFERS DRAMATIC SUSPENSE WITH A ROMANTIC TWIST AND GUARANTEED HEA.

The best thing about tonight’s that we’re not fighting,
Could it be that we have been this way before..
I know you don’t think that I’m trying,
I know you’re wearing thin down to the core..

But hold your breath,
Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you,
Over again,
Don’t make me change my mind.
Or I won’t live to see another day,
I swear it’s true.

Because a girl like you is impossible to find,
You’re impossible to find.

Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.’
Her name was Megan. She was young, beautiful, innocent, and independent.
His name was Enrique. He was rich, ruthless, handsome, and playboy.

When the worlds of these two collide, the collision is explosive. A series of misunderstandings, misinterpretations, and confrontations, and they both started to hate each other. But neither of them could deny the strong attraction.
In the beginning, they fought. And then they fell in love.

However, DESTINY had something different for them.

When things started to feel good, a series of unfortunate events took place, which left both of them heartbroken and alone.
Would they be able to overcome the obstacles in their paths, or would they give up and end their love story?

“I will never break my promise. And I promise that I would do anything to be with you.”


A JOURNEY of TRUE LOVE.




Case of the Man who Refused to Die (Raymond Masters Detective Series Book 3)
by Garrison Flint
$0.00, 154 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #77 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
BOOK THREE in the series: Not even the third time was to be the charm for this murderer. A friend of Masters, a beloved, retired, dying, classical guitarist is the target for murder. In his mansion – curiously – live five of his three former wives; his long time back-up guitarist (and his despicable son); his distant, personal assistant; the charming young chauffeur with a shady past; the cook, and the mysterious prowler. Twists abound in this outing.


The Burnt Bones: (A Pippa Langham Mystery) (The Portman Creamery Mysteries)
by CS Patra
$0.00, 163 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #19 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
Meet the ladies of Portman's Creamery, serving ice cream by day and solving mysteries in between. Join Irene, Chrissie, Pippa, Becca, Mary Beth, Stacey, and Winky as they take on their latest strange case.

After a boat blows up on the lake, no one can seem to figure out who was killed in the blast. DNA records proved one thing with the burnt bones yet someone else is missing from the scene. When another body shows up and their missing person remains missing, the ladies dig deep to find the truth behind it all. Soon, they realize they may not just be dealing with a killer but someone with a very elaborate plan involving money. And what they are looking for may not be too far from where they are.


Case of the Gathering of Killers (Raymond Masters Detective Series Book 4)
by Garrison Flint
$0.00, 128 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #106 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
BOOK FOUR in the series: Retired Detective Raymond Masters is at it again – this time untangling the mystery of a murder in which the body was stabbed, shot, strangled, drowned, poisoned and bludgeoned. It all takes place during the annual Gathering of Marksmen competition for which Masters is a judge. The dozen suspects at the beautiful Whispering Pines Lodge lead him on a merry chase as he systematically sorts away the innocent and hones in on the culprit (or is it culprits?). Again, it remains until the final page to hear he old Detective's solution.


The Replacement: A mystery thriller with a chilling twist
by P.T. Chilton
$0.00, 111 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #30 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
Meet Mona Ray, a damaged and uncompromising private investigator who specialises in missing girls, who can hold her own with the scum of East London’s underworld.

Meet Elise Walker, a 19-year-old costume design student who has vanished without a trace.

To find Elise, Mona must plunge headfirst into the seedy underbelly of Elise’s secret life, where brutal drug dealers and corrupt policemen are just the tip of the iceberg and a dark secret festers at the heart of her disappearance.

Meanwhile, the missing girl finds herself imprisoned in a circular concrete bunker somewhere deep underground. How can she escape her terrifying prison? Who is her enigmatic kidnapper? And what does he have in store for her?

With time running out and a growing list of enemies on her tail, Mona Ray must face her own demons if she wants to bring Elise back alive.

THE REPLACEMENT is a gripping mystery and a gut-wrenching page turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final sentence.


Case of the Restless Crossbow (Raymond Masters Mystery Series Book 6)
by Garrison Flint
$0.00, 148 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #105 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
BOOK SIX in the series: Apparently of its own volition, an antique crossbow, long perched high on the wall of the great room in Winston Rafferty's Mansion, fires and kills one of the guests at a publisher's book launching party. There are a variety of suspects: the publisher, three mystery writers, a universally disliked book critic, the cantankerous neighbor and his son, the wily old grounds keeper, the maid, and the new assistant to Rafferty – himself a noted mystery writer and suspect. Gadgetry abounds. The twists and turns tangle among themselves. Masters identifies and perpetrator in the final words of the final paragraph. (Those who peek will be drawn and quartered!)


Blood Will Tell - a short Milo Peretti mystery
by David Bastiani
$0.00, 61 pages, 3.0 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #113 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > International Mystery & Crime
MILO PERETTI is back in Rome to take over the running of his late uncle’s detective agency. When the body of a businessman is found at an office nearby in Trastevere, the grieving mother refuses to believe her son took his own life. But with the Polizia di Stato preparing to close the case as suicide, will Peretti ever really uncover the truth? And will justice ever be done?


Waiting to Heal: M&M Investigation
by Phillip Hancock
$0.00, 123 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #104 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
The unaccepted suicide conclusion by the police, on her husbands death, forces a widow to obtain outside help. Her quest was two fold. She wanted to restore her husbands good name, which would validate his life insurance policy, and she wanted to bring those responsible for his death to justice.


The Woman In The Title: A Short Story
by Ged Gillmore
$0.00, 68 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #170 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
Do two wrongs ever make a right?

Bill Murdoch, the world's most reluctant private investigator, is hired by a mysterious woman to work out who is blackmailing her. But is there more to the case than meets the eye?

This short story (approx 4000 words) sits alongside the forthcoming 'Bill Murdoch Mysteries' series which will include the full-length crime noir novels, HEADLAND, CLASS ACT, and BASE NATURE. Launching 18th October 2017.


The Evil Waitress
by Jan Glaz
$0.00, 72 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #67 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Psychological
A psychopath waitress suffering from a chronic mental disorder believes the world is against her and descends into acts of hateful revenge. Each devious act becomes more evil than the last until in the end, she is led by fate to her own demise.


Newly Free Detectives Kindle Books for 2018-08-15

Kitsune: The Hour of the Ox
by M. I. Stone
$0.00, 334 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #54 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Traditional Detectives
A serial killer is on the loose in Tyneside, England. A serial killer with an unusual twist — collecting the heads of Japanese men. Chief Inspector McGovan must use all of his special skills to track down the executioner, and alleviate the fears of the Japanese community. However, these are no ordinary murders. There is a supernatural element involved stretching back to old Japan, and McGovan needs the help of Superintendent Murakami to unravel the dark connection. Inspired by the writings of Lafcadio Hearn, Kitsune: The Hour of the Ox, links gritty Tyneside to ghostly Japan in a tale of demonic ritual and karmic revenge.


The Grim Joker (Robert Budd Mystery Book 1)
by Gerald Verner
$0.00, 173 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Traditional Detectives
Mr. Hamilton Lorne is amused to receive a card with the grotesque picture of a fool, complete with cap and bells, one finger pointing at the holder.

He and Superintendent Budd of Scotland Yard laugh at the threatening limerick scrawled across the back, assuming it is a feeble practical joke, and drop the card into a waste-paper basket.

But no one is laughing when the following morning Mr. Lorne is found dead, stabbed through the heart — the first in a series of sadistic murders perpetrated by the elusive Grim Joker…

This not-for-the-faint-hearted thriller will have you scratching your head and reaching for the light!

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


Wednesday: Story of a Serial Killer
by Success Akpojotor
$0.00, 192 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #70 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Traditional Detectives

Westminster, 2013. Wolé Robert is black. A Brit. His marriage is on a razor edge. He had always wanted to be a tattooist but his overbearing mother didn't let his passion see the light of day. He turned out a detective.

Meanwhile, a clever monster glides undetected through London, leaving behind a gruesome trail of carnage...but with few clues - tattoos on the victims.

But this monster takes it one day at a time - strikes every Wednesday.

The nerves of the Specialist Crime Directorate of the London Metropolitan Police are on edge until investigations lead them to believe one of their own - Detective Wolé Robert - is the villain.

As Wolé Robert sets out to unmask a maniac and clear his name, he discovers that someone is trying to sabotage his investigations. Someone wants him dead.



Newly Free Mystery Kindle Books for 2018-08-15

Going for Kona: A What Doesn't Kill You World Romantic Mystery (Michele Book 1)
by Pamela Fagan Hutchins
$0.00, 266 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (230 reviews), #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Multicultural & Interracial

After losing her husband, she’s not about to lose this race. But if she doesn’t drop out, she could lose her family.

When Michele Lopez Hanson quit her law practice to become an author, she was looking forward to spending more time at home with her triathlete husband and her teen kids. But when a tragic biking accident claims her husband’s life, she finds herself with nothing but free time and painful memories. Drowning in grief, she pledges to honor his memory by competing in the Ironman he’ll never finish. But as she follows along his old training routes, she discovers that if she pedals hard enough, she can sense him alongside her.

Her single-minded focus on the race leaves little time for her children, but when her teenage son is accused of murder, she has no choice but to get off the bike seat long enough to track down the real killer. With the Ironman fast approaching and the charges against her son heating up, can she cross the finish line and hold her family together or will everything she loves crash and burn?

Going for Kona is the first standalone book in the adrenaline-pumping Michele trilogy within the What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery series. If you like tenacious heroines, competitive sports, and relationships that last beyond the grave, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning whodunit.

Buy Going for Kona today to strap on your helmet for a pulse-pounding mystery today!


2014 Finalist USA Best Book Awards, Cross Genre Fiction.


˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.

  • 2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery
  • 2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction
  • 2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction
  • 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist

˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer."

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you're going to love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela splits her time between Nowheresville, Texas and the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming.


˃˃˃ The Michele reviews are in, and they're good. Very, very good.

“Immediately hooked." — Terry Sykes-Bradshaw, Author of Sibling Revelry

"Spellbinding." — Jo Bryan, Dry Creek Book Club

"Fast-paced mystery." —Deb Krenzer, Book Reviewer

"Can't put it down." — Cathy Bader, Reader

"LOVED IT!" — Marcy McKay, Author of Pennies From Burger Heaven


˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Michele and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world. Scroll up and grab your copy of Going for Kona today.



Whispered Lies: Web of Lies #1
by Kathleen Brooks
$0.00, 366 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (197 reviews), #5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > International Mystery & Crime
When danger lurks in the shadows…

Government secrets are being sold and the newly sworn in President of the United States already feels out of options. Without knowing the full scope of the scandal, the president decides to turn to the one person he knows he can trust—former FBI Agent, Elizabeth James. Her deep distrust of the system is rooted in her unfair discharge from service. Now she sees a chance to restore her reputation and send a message to those that would use their power to destroy others' lives.

Elizabeth James is ordered to do whatever it takes to end a criminal organization pulling the strings of the worlds’ governments to do their bidding. She's also been told that this is completely off the books. If caught, the government will deny all knowledge of her and the mission. Elizabeth was ready to go it alone until a man with a chip on his shoulder mysteriously helps her when she’s under fire.

Dalton Cage had led his small group of elite Air Force Pararescuemen into the most dangerous parts of the world to rescue civilians and soldiers alike. He thought his time spent evading enemy fire was over after he was booted for ignoring an order he believed to be wrong. But enemy fire was nothing compared to the dangers he faced when he was offered a chance at redemption. All he had to do was provide back up to an undercover agent and he’d get a chance to rejoin his pararescue team. Danger strikes early and often as Elizabeth and Dalton begin their mission and find their hearts becoming involved. Now every decision could cost them their freedom . . . or their lives.


Unbinding Love: An Angela Panther Mystery Novella (The Angela Panther Mystery Series)
by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
$0.00, 96 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (22 reviews), #7 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
When Atlanta-based psychic medium-turned amateur sleuth Angela Panther teams up with her best friend Mel and celestial super sleuth—and Angela's dead mother—Fran to help Detective Aaron Banner find a lost boy, the trio heads into ghostly territory they’ve never experienced. The mob and magic aren't part of the psychic medium handbook, and the trio's not sure they'll make it out of it alive. Well, two of them anyway.

This women sleuth's mystery novella was originally published in InD’tale Magazine. This version includes additional material.


Telegram For Mrs. Mooney (A Tommy Mooney Mystery Book 1)
by Cate M. Ruane
$0.00, 344 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > War
THROUGH THE HAZE OF WAR COMES AN UNEXPECTED HERO.

On the same day that France surrenders to the Nazis, Jack Mooney--a New Yorker, barely out of high school--hitches a ride to Montreal, where he enlists as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force. The last thing he says to his little brother before leaving home is, "Don't forget me, kid."

Two years later a telegram arrives: Jack, now a Spitfire pilot flying for the Royal Air Force, is missing in action somewhere in German-occupied Europe.

With only the telegram to guide him, 12-year-old Tommy Mooney arms himself to the hilt: with a sling-shot, a boomerang, a bow and arrow set, and an indomitable sense of youthful optimism. Mounting his Schwinn bicycle, he heads for the Brooklyn Harbor, setting a course for London, England, where he plans to recruit Jack's British fiancée before continuing on to Nazi-occupied Belgium.

Thus begins a journey that one reader calls, "A rattling, high concept, wartime adventure--with a wonderfully quirky and incredibly brave hero-narrator."

Soon enough, hope turns to foreboding--as it begins to look as though Tommy is being deceived by the Gestapo, used in a plot to expose a Resistance network created to help downed airmen. "Bravery," he realizes, "is like teeth plaque. It takes time to build up."

Hearkening back to the Hitchcock film, Saboteur, and the WWII era mysteries of Eric Ambler and Helen MacInnis, Telegram For Mrs. Mooney will introduce you to a truly likable, sometimes irascible, archetypal "everyman" hero. It's a edge-of-your-seat, hair-raising, nail-biter of an adventure. A novel with the power to invoke the fearless child within you.


Secret Need (The Harper Sisters Book 2)
by Satin Russell
$0.00, 289 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Mystery
Liz may be forced to entrust her life to Alex, but can she trust him with her heart?

Liz Harper is a woman in control of her life. As the owner and mechanic of the best garage in town, she is strong, confident, and in demand. It’s a far cry from her high school days spent as the social outcast. Then she runs into the boy who harassed her as a kid, only now he’s the good-looking man who is showing interest in her. Despite the attraction, she’s determined to keep her distance.

When Alex Weston returns to Bath, Maine to care for his ailing father, the place feels exactly the same. Everything except the awkward girl he used to tease. Liz Harper is all grown up and her transformation is the most intriguing thing about this place. If only he could convince her to give him the time of day.

Then fate throws them together and they discover big secrets lurk in the shadows of this small town. Caught up in a world of drugs and murder and accused of crimes they did not commit, they’re now on the run. They must learn to rely on each other if they’re going to survive.

This is a romantic suspense novel with a HEA and NO cliffhanger!
Readers 18+
This is the second book in the Harper Sisters Trilogy, but each book can be read as a stand alone.


Enough (Iron Orchids Book 1)
by Danielle Norman
$0.00, 254 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (182 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure
For Ariel Beaumont there were some things in life that were inevitable. Like death, taxes, and lying, whoremongering men.
She believed that one woman would never be enough for one man.
So she traded in men for a Harley.
She soon discovered that nothing beats that kind of power between your legs.
But then she blinked and he was there.
~
For Kayson Christakos some things in life had become inevitable; like death, taxes, and badge bunnies willing to hop into his bed.
The only problem was he was a one-woman kind of man; he just hadn't found that one woman...yet.
As a deputy, in his line of work, he'd seen it all.
Nothing much bothers him until he finds a woman’s wrecked body.
When she blinked her gorgeous green eyes his world was changed.
Forever won't come close to giving him enough of her.


The Third Rule: a gripping CSI Mystery Thriller (Eddie Collins Book 1)
by Andrew Barrett
$0.00, 670 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (130 reviews), #42 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals

Looking for your new favourite CSI mystery? Then discover the unmissable The Third Rule today.

Propelled by a wave of atrocities, the government introduces a severe code of capital punishment. They designed The Rules to rid England of serious crime, but they failed. They said The Rules were infallible, but they lied.

Christian Ledger, an innocent man and a talented artist is charged with a fatal stabbing. Christian is heading for the ‘slaughterhouse’ because no one will listen to his pleas. Is the secret he carries enough to save his life?

CSI Eddie Collins, a reluctant hero with one failed suicide attempt behind him, suddenly wants to live when the police hunt him down for shooting a colleague. And now he’s on the government’s list too, and he’s running. But they’re getting closer by the minute…

What everyone is saying about The Third Rule:

"This is the first time I have read this author and WOW from the first page I was hooked." Peggy Beaver - Reviewer

"It kept me on the edge of my seat, turning pages as quickly as possible, never knowing what is going to be thrown at me next." Sue Blanchard - Reviewer

If you like fast-paced and gripping crime thrillers with a strong forensic element, you'll love Andrew Barrett's The Third Rule. It will appeal to fans of authors like Kathy Reichs, Robert Bryndza and Angela Marsons.




Family Counsel (The Samuel Collins Series Book 2)
by Debra Trueman
$0.00, 293 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (33 reviews), #7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Legal
Book 2 of the Samuel Collins Series . . .

Picking up where Advice of Counsel left off, attorney Samuel Collins is learning the ropes of fatherhood, with a kindergartener, a toddler and a newborn on his hands. As he performs a balancing act between his thriving law practice and his newfound parental status, Sam quickly discovers that looking out for #1 is a thing of the past. With new neighbors, new clients, and new relations vying for his attention, Samuel finds a common theme of family recurring not only in his personal world, but in his business dealings, as well. But when Felicia Armstrong, Maddie’s long lost cousin, unwittingly gets him involved in a family dispute that could cost him his life, Sam will need all of his wits about him to keep safe everything he holds dear.

Family Counsel . . . Catch up with the old cast of characters, and meet some new friends and neighbors along the way.


The Ghosts of Varner Creek
by Michael L. Weems
$0.00, 169 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (791 reviews), #15 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Historical
A well-crafted balance of history and supernatural mystery. -Kirkus Reviews
•A Barnes and Noble Nook Sci Fi/Fantasy Bestseller
•A Kindle #1 Bestseller in Historical Fiction and Horror/Ghosts
•An Amazon Top 100 Rated in Fiction, Top 10 in Mysteries

Kirkus Reviews
At 87, Solomon "Sol" Mayfield is taken on an otherworldly journey to discover what really happened to his family. Sol has been able to see ghosts ever since his mother and sister mysteriously disappeared when he was a child. When he dies in a nursing home in the second chapter of the novel, it's only the beginning of his story. He's reunited with his sister, Sarah, who reveals family secrets he was never able to learn while he was alive. The novel flashes back to 1909, when Sol was 12 and Sarah was 13. The day after Sarah's birthday, Sol wakes up to find that his mother and sister are gone. Many in their small town of Varner Creek, Texas, assume that Sol's mother, Annie, had finally had enough of his abusive father, Abram; others suspect foul play. Abram blamed Annie for Sarah's Down syndrome and for trapping him in a small town by becoming pregnant at 14. Sent to live with his Aunt Emma and Uncle Colby, Sol is visited one night by what appears to be Sarah's ghost. Is his sister dead? If so, who killed her? And what about their mother? Sol sets out to find the answers, some of which are not revealed until decades later. Weems' story unfurls slowly, at a pace that feels consistent with life in a small Texas town. He has an impressive knack for dialect, and regional accents and idioms help bring the characters into vivid relief. Also, Sol's self-deprecation and world-weary charm make him an instantly likable narrator. While it's easy to get pulled into his story, the narrative sags a bit in the middle when the reader is given a thorough history of how Sol's parents met, which doesn't feel entirely necessary to the main story. When the final mystery is unveiled, however, the solution is sufficiently unexpected if not completely shocking.

Author note: Not a horror story or thriller. This is a paranormal mystery in the old South. Recommended 18+ for adult themes and content.


Tall Man in Ray-Bans (A John Tall Wolf Novel Book 1)
by Joseph Flynn
$0.00, 224 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (433 reviews), #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Murder
Out for a day’s adventure exploring the dry bed of Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, two young boys stumble upon a skeleton. It might be all that remains of a fugitive named Randy Bear Heart. Wanted for robbing three banks and killing three cops, Bear Heart was never brought to justice.

The FBI is called on to determine how the outlaw avoided arrest for twenty-five years and who put him in the lake wearing chains. The BIA — Bureau of Indian Affairs — gets the very same job. Special Agent John Tall Wolf is put on the case because one of the dead cops was a Native American who worked at the Mercy Ridge Reservation.

The FBI wants John to “coordinate all your efforts” through SAC Gilbert Melvin. John is having none of that, saying, “I’ll conduct my investigation as I see fit.” He doesn’t even get along with his own boss, Marlene Flower Moon, head of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services.

While interviewing John for his job, Marlene was amused by his assertiveness, and asked him, “What do you want, a license to take scalps?” John said, “Yeah, that’d be good.”


The Water Slayer: A Jill Hunter Short #5 (The Jill Hunter Short Story Series)
by Ari Rose
$0.99, 42 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #2348 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Welcome back for the fifth installment of the Jill Hunter Short Story Series.

Each story in the Jill Hunter Short Story Series is a quick read taking the average person about an hour to finish (they're each about 10,000 words). But, what it lacks in length it makes up for in fast-paced thrills.

The Water Slayer: A Jill Hunter Short #5

When Chief Bob Sanderson calls Jill Hunter and asks for her help with a case, she refuses. She doesn’t want to ever get involved with one of his cases again. But then he tells her that her best friend and ex-partner Jan has been abducted.

The case has Jill stumped. There is no evidence and no one seems to have seen or heard anything. It feels as though the perpetrator is a ghost.

Jill finally gets the break she needs, but all is not as it seems. Will she crack the case in time to save Jan?



The Firecracker King
by Matthew Bayan
$0.00, 219 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #182 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Crime
THE SUMMER OF '65 WAS HOT...AND DEADLY.

"I LOVED IT!" - Caroline Leavitt - New York Times bestselling author.

"A WICKED, MARVELOUS BOOK." - --David Corbett, award-winning author of DO THEY KNOW I'M RUNNING?, THE DEVIL'S REDHEAD, and DONE FOR A DIME
"Witty and gritty and paced like a rocket, Matt Bayan’s The Firecracker King is an utter gas to read. A kicker of a plot, wily characters deftly portrayed, a sneakily straightforward style that betrays a subtle, insightful mind—I was smiling with every turn of the page, when I wasn’t laughing out loud. Please excuse the all-too-obvious pun, but this book is an absolute blast.

"Matt Bayan understands a sneaky, subtle truth: that the harshest realties always come salted with an earthy wit. My God, what a funny, jarring, gripping book. You will be laughing as you compulsively turn the pages, wondering; how can this man known so much? How can he convey it so wryly? How can he understand the human condition so unapologetically. What a wicked, marvelous book. What a treat for any serious reader."
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--A.C. Crispin - New York Times bestselling author. (The STARBRIDGE Series, Star Wars - THE HAN SOLO TRILOGY; Pirates of the Caribbean - THE PRICE OF FREEDOM)
"Bayan's description of the firecracker slugfest out on the lake had me howling with laughter. Not many authors can say they've achieved that. The only thing I can compare the writing to (and it holds up very favorably) is Stephen King's THE BODY – the story that inspired the film STAND BY ME."

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Set in 1965, The Firecracker King depicts a quiet lakeside neighborhood that is shocked by the brutal murder of a beautiful teenage girl.

Jake’s idealism is battered by hatred and betrayal as he tries to survive in a dangerous adult world. Part mystery, part coming-of-age story, part thriller, THE FIRECRACKER KING builds its pace to a breakneck ending, yet along the way contains a full measure of humor and insight.


Graveside Manner I: October's Eve
by Joyce A. Scott
$0.00, 216 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (77 reviews), #38 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Mystery & Suspense > Mystery
Amanda Liesing had nowhere to look but down when she heard the thump at the door. Bodies were always being dropped off at Amanda's.
So begins Graveside Manner: October's Eve, a quirky murder mystery in the style of Murder She Wrote and Arsenic and Old Lace.
Join Prunella, police chief Jenkins, a cast of other characters, and Amanda as she solves the tuxedoed gentleman's murder and brings the killers to justice.


The Jill Hunter Short Story Series: Stories 4-6 (A Jill Hunter Short Story Series Boxset)
by Ari Rose
$1.99, 96 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (13 reviews), #2930 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Welcome back for the second boxset of The Jill Hunter Short Story Series. This boxset includes stories 4-6 in this captivating thriller series.

Each boxset is a quick read taking the average person about 3 hours to finish (each boxset is about 30,000 words in total). But, what it lacks in length it makes up for in fast-paced thrills.

In case you haven’t already, as a special bonus for checking out this new series we'd like to invite you to grab the high octane prequel to the Jill Hunter Short Story Series, A New Beginning, by signing up to our no spam newsletter at: https://www.timelypublishing.com/instafreebie-a-new-beginning. It’s something that’s exclusive to our mailing list and you can’t get it anywhere else!


The Hacker: A Jill Hunter Short #4

When Jill Hunter’s friend and ex-colleague Jan tells her of her suspicions that a seemingly innocent website is actually the front for a pedophile ring, Jill can’t walk away.

Jill will do whatever is necessary to take down whoever is behind the website. She soon realizes that she will need help with this case. The help of a hacker. And it just so happens that she knows a hacker who is the best of the best.

But will her history with him allow her to swallow her pride and call him? And if she does, how will she deal with the old wounds it will open up?


The Water Slayer: A Jill Hunter Short #5

When Chief Bob Sanderson calls Jill Hunter and asks for her help with a case, she refuses. She doesn’t want to ever get involved with one of his cases again. But then he tells her that her best friend and ex-partner Jan has been abducted.

The case has Jill stumped. There is no evidence and no one seems to have seen or heard anything. It feels as though the perpetrator is a ghost.

Jill finally gets the break she needs, but all is not as it seems. Will she crack the case in time to save Jan?


The Neighbors: A Jill Hunter Short #6

Jill Hunter is happy for the first time in years. So happy she has put down roots, including a brand new office in town.

When her first client walks in off the streets, Jill takes an instant dislike to her, but when she learns that the case involves potential child abuse, she knows she can’t ignore it.

Jill takes the case and finds the accused to be law abiding citizens with a happy child. She takes pity on the client, an old woman who she believes to be afraid. She agrees to do some further digging, but what she digs up is far from what she was expecting.


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The Devil's Violin
by Art Johnson
$0.00, 174 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (36 reviews), #36 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > International Mystery & Crime

Dan Brown meets Raymond Chandler!


With his diverse background of art evaluation and Desert Storm duty, FBI Special Investigator Chris Clarke is ready for all comers. Only one fugitive haunts his thoughts: the notorious and ruthless assassin known only as “The Man in Black,” whose trail of contract killings had never led law enforcement to anything but a figure lurking in the shadows.


One morning, “The Man in Black” is seen by witnesses in Cremona, Italy, in the area where a young violinist was found dead with his throat cut. Clarke and his partner head off to Europe to tack down the assassin while attempting to decode the mystery that lies behind the motive. Meanwhile, veteran sneak-thief Gus Edward Happy has been hired to fly to Europe and steal the most valuable violin in existence – the famed violin coveted by the Jimi Hendrix of the nineteenth century, Niccolo Paganini – thought to be in league with the devil because his genius was unexplainable in earthly terms.


Through a tangled web involving Illuminati, secret documents in the possession of Paganini at his death, a master violin forger and his deceptive daughter, thieves, and assassins, Clarke faces the challenge of his career as he and his partner move across Italy to the South of France where pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place with the Devil’s Violin at center stage.




THE TAKEOVER: A SONS BETRAYAL (THE TAKEOVER: A NOVELLA Book 1)
by MESSIAH RAYE
$0.00, 78 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (82 reviews), #4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > African American > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Everyone wants to Takeover the streets. Who will come out on top?

“Family isn’t everything; it’s the only thing,” has been the code Tyrik Anderson, aka, Tye has lived by since his first child came into the world and breathed his first breath twenty-one years ago. However, just because Tyrik lives by codes and morals, that doesn’t mean his son Shy does. When Tye’s connect Carlos is viciously robbed, Carlos vows vengeance against all involved. Circumstances causes Tye to exit the game, however, he soon learns that he’s more involved now than ever before. Tye has no idea what’s going on around him, but he’ll soon find out that the same person he’s willing to take a bullet for, also happens to be the same one behind the gun.

Although raised by one of the city’s most respected drug dealers, Shy just can’t seem to stop fucking up. Cars, clothes, and trust funds aren’t enough to an ungrateful Shy, who seems to would rather trade the streets over his comfortable lifestyle. Instead of listening to his father, Shy chooses to embrace the streets with his two friends Drama and Rum. Up to no good, and with ill intentions, they soon begin what will ultimately be a bloody war in the streets.

Tye’s daughter Tasha seems to be doing it all right, and to her, it’s finally paying off. Enrolled in college and successfully running her dad’s business, she still finds time to make room for love. Rich is like a dream come true to a naive Tasha. However, just like her father and brother, he’s tied to the streets in more ways than one.

More titles coming soon from UPTOWN BOOKS. If you enjoy reading titles by MESSIAH RAYE, check out his colleague SHONTAIYE


Involuntary Turnover (Kat Voyzey Mysteries Book 1)
by Cheri Baker
$0.00, 223 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Detective
When a beloved coworker is murdered at work, who will insist that justice be done? Meet Kat Voyzey, a most unlikely sleuth.

HR director Kat Voyzey has a talent for getting things done. Whether it’s brawling employees, difficult bosses, or dress code drama, she knows how to handle a crisis. But when an employee is murdered at the Seattle hospital where Kat works, and the police try to blame the victim, playing by the rules won’t be enough to save the day. Fueled by an endless supply of coffee, and assisted by a colorful cast of coworkers, Kat is determined to bring the murderer to justice. But can she do it before the killer strikes again?


Inner City Youth
by DJ Special Blend from Chicago
$0.00, 236 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #15 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > African American > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Golden Era Hip-Hop crew Inner City Youth comes out of retirement to rock a concert. Violence breaks out during their performance. The venue evolves into the scene of a triple homicide.

Antoinette Miller hires private investigator Doug Scott to find out who killed her son. Inner City Youth member Andre Johnson takes interest in the case.

Andre and Doug pursue leads through the South Side of Chicago streets. The Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords figure into play. Andre and Doug take action to uncover the truth about what happens when Inner City Youth takes the stage.


Murder in Ancient China: Two Judge Dee Mysteries (Chicago Shorts)
by Robert van Gulik
$0.00, 35 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (50 reviews), #19 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Collections & Anthologies
Judge Dee—Confucian Imperial magistrate, inquisitor, and public avenger, based on a famous statesman—was Dutch diplomat and Chinese cultural historian Robert van Gulik’s (1910–67) lasting invention. A welcome addition to the elite canon of fictional detectives, the Judge steps in to investigate homicide, theft, and treason and restores order to the golden age of the Tang Dynasty. In Murder in Ancient China’s first story, we watch as Judge Dee attempts to solve the mystery of an elderly poet murdered by moonlight in his garden pavilion; in the second, set on the eve of the Chinese New Year, the Judge makes two rare mistakes—will peril result?


The Plastic Paradigm (A Jack Jago Thriller - Book# Book 1)
by Paul Stretton-Stephens
$0.00, 108 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #29 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Terrorism

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The Plastic Paradigm – If Plastic Waste is the “New Narcotic”, then Jack Jago is the antidote.

In this fast-paced novella:

After a top government research scientist and his assistant go missing, Jack Jago, an independent Security Specialist goes undercover, posing as a lone fisherman, where he’s at home on the water and busy gathering samples and intelligence.

One evening a ship in port weighs its anchor, revealing the body of a young seaman. His killers had tied him to a link in the anchor chain, and now they’re after his contacts, but why?

Although Jago is happy to work alone his life moves up a gear, to the level where he is most comfortable – one teeming with action and danger, where he has to outsmart and defeat his criminal adversaries.

The question is: Can Jago prevent further loss of life while bringing the upswell of corruption, death, and plastic pollution to an end?

The Plastic Paradigm is the gripping first title in the Jack Jago Thriller Series


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“Meet the next James Bond. Jago is definitely someone I’d want on my side.”

“I’d spend money and time to watch it in movie form.”

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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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