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Newly Free Cozy Kindle Books for 2020-01-17

Grand Theft Retro: A Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mystery (Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mysteries Book 5)
by Diane Vallere
$0.00, 262 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (28 reviews), #2 in Comedy (Kindle Store)

Sometimes you have to accept the past in order to embrace your future. And sometimes "the past" is "the seventies."

When Samantha Kidd's job at Retrofit Magazine leads her into the archives of seventies style, she's prepared to report on patchwork velvet and platform shoes, but she never expected to uncover the theft of a major collection of samples from the days before disco died. When the guilty party threatens Samantha's family and friends, her priorities shift into protection mode. The investigation heats up faster than fondue over sterno, and all too soon Samantha learns that while the beat goes on, there's no guarantee she'll go on with it.

Books in the Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mystery Series:

"Just Kidding" (short story)

Perfect for the beach, the bath, or the line outside of the fitting room (and way more fun than shopping for bathing suits under fluorescent lights).

Let the good times roll. Pick up GRAND THEFT RETRO today!

Life in the Dead Lane (Secret Seal Isle Mysteries Book 2)
by Lucy Quinn
$0.00, 228 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (89 reviews), #6 in Cozy Mystery
All Cookie James, FBI agent and Innkeeper extraordinaire, wants is a romantic date with her hot handy man… but what she gets is a corpse presented with a big red bow.

When she and Dylan discover a boat with a dead body, not only is her picnic ruined, but a woman from Dylan’s past returns to the island. The famous rock star appears to want a comeback tour with her former bodyguard. But Cookie doesn’t have time to worry about that, because her oh-so-sexy ex-FBI partner has arrived, too. And he’s ready to make a little music of his own.

With an entangled love life, too much manscaping, and a songbird in trouble, it’s once again Cookie’s job to wrap up another murder.

Potion Problem: A Halloween Helper's Cozy Mystery
by Linnea West
$0.00, 146 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #7 in Cozy Mystery

Can a non-magical witch and her witch-in-training niece solve a murder at a coven?

It’s October 1st, Vinnie Daggerwood’s first day on the job as a Halloween Helper. Along with her twin sister Lavender and niece Diggy, their job is to help the paranormal world with problems, big and small.

But their first case isn’t small. The leader of a coven has been murdered and it is up to them to solve it.

Just as they are easing into the case, Lavender is kidnapped and Vinnie and Diggy are left to solve the case on their own. The only problem is that Vinnie is a non-magical witch and Diggy is only part way through witch training.

Will they be able to solve the case and look for Lavender at the same time?

Read Potion Problem, the first book in the four book Halloween Helper’s Cozy Mystery series as Vinnie and Diggy work to get Lavender back while helping the paranormal world.;

Death Warmed Over (A Grim Days Mystery Book 1)
by Kent Holloway
$0.00, 299 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #11 in Cozy Mystery

Becca Cole is a big fish in a small pond. The former big-city homicide detective is now the Chief of Police in Summer Haven, a sleepy Florida beach town where nothing ever happens. But all that changes when she is summoned to the scene of a grisly murder. A naked young woman lies dead on the beach, a knife sticking out of her back, and the supposed killer stands over the body. It looks like an open-and-shut case, but not all is as it seems.

The victim, who was tangled up in Santeria and drug-trafficking, didn’t die from a stab wound. In fact, an autopsy can’t determine what killed her. The chief suspect turns out to be Silas Mot, an enigma in his own right. In fact, as Becca digs deeper into Silas’s identity, she discovers the startling truth. He’s the Grim Reaper. The personification of Death. The guy who decides who dies and when. It seems he’s in town in order to determine why unsanctioned deaths have been occurring in and around Summer Haven, and he can’t leave until he’s cracked the case.

Becca and Silas will have to team up to discover who killed the young woman if they are to put a stop to the unscheduled departures, but for Silas, confined to a body of flesh and blood for the first time in his existence, the distractions of the world of the living may be the Death of him!

Jeopardy in January (Calendar Mysteries Book 1)
by Camilla Chafer
$0.00, 198 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (104 reviews), #2 in Cozy Mystery
From USA Today bestselling author Camilla Chafer comes a brand new mystery.

Welcome to Calendar where life is sweet, but death is murder.

Sara Cutler loves her job as head librarian of the public library, an integral part of the historic heart of the picturesque mountain town, Calendar. The combination of old books, quirky clientele, and endless reading is nothing less than perfection for Sara. So when she discovers a body in the rare books section that threatens to destroy her quiet existence, along with the imminent demise of the library, Sara vows to find the killer.

She never expects to receive any help from Jason Rees, the handsome, big city developer whose only objective is to get rid of the library. Sara assumes he is counting on the murder to serve as the final death knell his firm needs to demolish the library. However, that doesn’t prevent him from falling head over heels for the very woman with whom he’s clashing.

When news arrives that the dead woman was nothing that she appeared to be, the whole town is instantly enthralled by the concept of having an actual jewel thief in their midst. Even more puzzling is: where did she hide her stolen treasure?

All Sara must do to save the library is simply solve the murder, find the hidden jewels, and convince herself not to succumb to the one man she would rather see run out town. It doesn’t take long before she realizes that amateur sleuthing isn’t as easy in real life as it is in the stories she loves to read.

Twelve cozy mysteries... one deadly town!

Condos and Corpses (Sapphire Beach Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)
by Angela K. Ryan
$0.00, 233 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #1 in Women's Detective Fiction

Condos and Corpses is Book One in the Sapphire Beach Cozy Mystery Series.

A condo on the Florida Gulf Coast. A humanitarian worker with a passion for jewelry making. A murder next door.

Connie can think of no other option but to sell the beach front condo she recently inherited from her beloved aunt, but a murder in the apartment next door stalls her plans. As she tries to prove her friend and neighbor’s innocence, she contemplates keeping the condo and opening a jewelry shop in Sapphire Beach, where tourists abound, to showcase her handmade creations. But starting a business would mean walking away from an eleven-year career in humanitarian work, and her overseas contacts have become like family over the years. Will she find a way to combine her love for jewelry making with her passion for humanitarian work and solve the murder in the process?

If you enjoy cozy mysteries that keep you guessing, loveable characters, and sun-drenched Florida beaches, you’ll love the Sapphire Beach Cozy Mystery Series.

Download Condos and Corpses and begin your getaway today!

Impression of Bones (Miss Henry Cozy Mysteries Book 4)
by Melanie Jackson
$0.00, 107 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (19 reviews), #27 in Cozy Mystery
The fourth book in Melanie Jackson's bestselling Miss Henry Cozy Mystery Series.

"Melanie Jackson pens a sumptuous modern gothic."

What could be more fun than restoring an old castle? It turns out that almost anything would be better for Juliet Henry who is baking away in her lonely tower room with only the history of old tragedy for company. Already strapped for cash, the project is further endangered when the victim of an old murder is found bricked up in a fireplace and the body reignites old rumors of haunts and curses. But it is the modern day killer who puts everyone at Barclay Castle into jeopardy and it falls to Juliet Henry to unmask the killer before it's too late.

Books in the Series

Portrait of a Gossip
Landscape in Scarlet
Requiem at Christmas
Impression of Bones

Mystery Series

Chloe Boston
Buttersctoch Jones
Wendover House
Miss Henry

Historical Mysteries

Death in a High Place

Praise for the Author

"A wickedly sexy tale!"
--Christine Feehan, New York Times Bestselling Author (on The Selkie)

"... delivers sizzling romance and ghoulish thrills at a breathtaking clip."
--Publishers Weekly (on Traveler)

"Readers of Laurel K. Hamilton will enjoy this complex tale..."
--Booklist (on Still Life)

About the Author

Melanie has been writing her entire life. In fact, one of her earliest fond memories is receieving an IBM Selectric typewriter for her birthday. After publishing romance novels (scottish historical and paranormal) for New York based publisher Dorchester Publishing from 1999 to 2010, Melanie chose to begin self-publishing cozy mysteries. Since then she has released the Chloe Boston, Butterscotch Jones, Wendover House, and Miss Henry Mystery series.

Melanie Jackson is the award-winning author of more than fifty novels, novellas and poems published in various languages. She lives with her writer husband, her bossy cat and spoiled dog in the Sierra foothills where it is almost impossible to grow pumpkins (or anything else the deer like). Besides gardening, she is involved with animal charities.

Three times nominated for RT's Reviewers' Choice Award.
Twice nominated for RT's Lifetime Achievement Award.

***If you're looking for mysteries in other series by the same author, simply search for "Chloe Boston", "Butterscotch Jones", or "Wendover House".

The Slay of the Santas: The Jennifer Hunter Mysteries (The Jennifer Hunter Series Book 1)
by Kacey Gene
$0.00, 350 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #17 in Amateur Sleuth Mysteries (Kindle Store)
You better watch better not cry...or you might be the next to die.

It’s Christmas time in the snowy, quaint town of Middlebridge, Wisconsin, and Jennifer Hunter -- a sweet, organized second-grade teacher who has a mind for sleuthing -- is ready to spend her Christmas break crocheting, baking, and relaxing. But before the school bell can ring for Christmas break, her best friend and Middlebridge’s Lieutenant, Jake Hollow, shows up in her classroom, but he’s not there to bring a cup of Christmas cheer. There’s a murder in town, and he needs Jennifer’s help solving the crime.

Jennifer soon discovers that not only is the killer targeting retired Santa Clauses, but he’s also staging his victims like scenes from the Charles Dickens novel A CHRISTMAS CAROL. As Jake and Jennifer follow the clues, more questions than answers start to arise: What is this Society of Santas they keep hearing about? Why is the killer leaving behind empty pudding packages at each crime scene? And what in the world does the book A CHRISTMAS CAROL have to do with the victims?

Add to that a tight-lipped orphan boy who’s housing a pack of puppies in one of the victim’s buildings, a quirky book store owner who lies about ever having sold a copy of A CHRISTMAS CAROL and Jennifer’s date with a fellow school teacher that ends in total disaster. In between holiday parties, family obligations, baking, and creating handmade Christmas presents, Jennifer must craft together an investigation that catches the killer and saves the Santa Clauses in town. Otherwise, the night before Christmas might be their last.

This clean, cozy mystery will captivate readers with Jennifer’s amateur sleuthing that entangles her in snow-deep shenanigans, cryptic car chases, and more chocolate pudding than she ever imagined. Readers will fall in love with the quick-witted and craft-loving Jennifer Hunter, who is down-to-earth and has a heart as warm as a crackling fire on a cold winter’s night. The charming friendship between Jennifer and Lieutenant Jake Hollow epitomizes the quaint, familial feel that lives in small towns, especially those sleepy hamlets with snow-capped houses and a love for Christmas. THE SLAY OF THE SANTAS is an exhilarating page-turner with cliffhangers around every corner, and it will bring the joy of the holiday season all year round.

Readers who love cozy mysteries like Jessica Beck’s PUMPKIN PLEAS, Betty Hechtman’s BY HOOK OR BY CROOK, and Joanna Campbell Slan’s KIKI LOWENSTEIN SERIES and readers who have holiday favorites like Charles Dickens’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Louisa May Alcott’s LITTLE WOMEN, and O’Henry’s “THE GIFT OF THE MAGI,” will be enchanted by Kacey Gene’s THE SLAY OF THE SANTAS.

The Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen: A Dix Dodd Mystery (Dix Dodd Mysteries Book 1)
by Norah Wilson
$0.00, 205 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (632 reviews), #220 in Cozy Mystery
Tired of getting no respect at the big P.I. firm where she’s worked for years, Dix Dodd has hung out her own shingle at the ripe age of 40. There are plenty of cheating husbands to go around, and Dix has a knack for busting them. Problem is, it doesn’t always pay so well. Conscious that the guys back at the old firm are laying bets about how soon she’ll come crawling back, she figures she’s got six months to make a go of it. The going gets even tougher when she hires Dylan Foreman. But when he told her about getting fired from his law firm and disbarred for putting common decency before the firm’s interests, she hired him on the spot. In addition to being smart, he’s gorgeous enough to remind her she’s a woman. And at 28, young enough to make her feel like a total cougar. Things start looking up when Dix gets hired by millionaire businessman Ned Weatherby’s wife Jennifer Weatherby, to tail Ned 24/7 for a week, for a cool ten grand. Easy-peasy, right? Wrong! The job lands Dix in the middle of a murder investigation – with her as the prime suspect and her arch-enemy Detective Richard Head (a.k.a., Dickhead, one of the cheating husbands she’d nailed) gunning for her. Dix will need all her ingenuity, as well as the help of Dylan and her oddball cast of supporters to extricate herself from this one.

Misguided Mistake: Mike & Peter FBI Agents #11 (A Fun Cozy Mystery)
by Arleen Gabrio
$0.00, 79 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #4 in Two-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
Why would someone shoot the mayor?
Was it a mistake?
Will Scott pay the ultimate price for protecting a friend?
Will the dogs ever learn? I doubt it!
Will Buster the monkey and Jolly Roger the parrot ever learn? Not on your life!
Mike and Peter are caught up in mystery that doesn’t make sense. There is a murderer on the loose and they must find out who it is before an assassination occurs.
Mike and Peter bring the governor to Carol’s house, trying to save his life. Scott is sticking close to his friend, trying to shield him with his own body if necessary.
Mike and Peter soon find out there is much more at stake and this case is far from simple or being over.

Carol is having carpenters working on the larger rooms connected to the far side of the house. The carpenters make the mistake of piling their tools and supplies in the entrance hall. Of course, the animals have found the mountain of fun. What other mischief can they get into? The animals have an agenda of their own as usual.
Come and join the fun at Carol’s house.
This is not a cliffhanger story! It is a complete cozy mystery story for all ages. Full of the escapades of Mike and Peter, FBI agents along with their friends who like to have fun.

Dressed to the Nines: An Enneagram Murder Mystery – discover your Enneagram Type!
by Tracy Higley
$0.00, 57 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #8 in 90-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
Uncover which character represents YOU!

This immensely enjoyable Agatha-Christie-style whodunnit will introduce you to nine fascinating characters, each of whom represents one of the Enneagram Types.

If you’ve been wondering what all the Enneagram hype is about, or you’re looking for an easy (and fun!) way to figure out and understand your Enneagram type, Dressed to the Nines is your answer.

When Desmond Whittaker invites a group of friends and colleagues to his wife Ashley’s 40th birthday party on their dazzling Long Island estate, a dead body in the snow is the biggest surprise of all.

As the winter storm rages and the roads close, angry accusations fly and long-held secrets are uncovered. But which of the nine stranded partygoers is the murderer?

And which of them are you?

The clues to your Enneagram type are scattered through this fun mystery, plus you’ll find explanations of the nine types and a host of linked resources to guide you further on your Enneagram journey.

It’s time to solve the mystery of YOU.

Dog Rough
by John Minx
$0.00, 251 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #6 in General Humorous Fiction

Spy vs. Pooch!

When a disgraced British spy goes under the knife at a secret research facility, he's as surprised as anybody to wake up on four legs instead of two. But barely has the shock registered before a scientist is trying to stick a needle in his canine butt and put Tony Dodds out of his newfound misery.
Still, escaping from the lab is only the first hurdle that Tony will have to scamper over if he's to clear his name and reclaim his manhood. And after being adopted by a young couple, and developing strong feelings for his new mistress, all hell starts to break loose . . .
Spanning cozy canine mystery, romantic comedy, and thrilling adventure, this is a feel-good story about friendship, espionage, and the tail that wags the dog.

The Killing Bee (A Jacob Burns Mystery Book 4)
by Matt Witten
$0.00, 303 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (29 reviews), #308 in Cozy Mystery
Greetings, potential readers! The Killing Bee was previously published by Signet; it's book #4 in the Jacob Burns mystery series. Book #1, Breakfast at Madeline's, received the Malice Domestic Award.


Controversy abounds at the public elementary school where Jacob and Andrea Burns send their two sons. Somebody's cheating on the standardized tests. The principal wants to fire the new fifth grade teacher. Ambitious parents are frantic to get their kids into the gifted and talent program. The school psychologist is way too eager to label kids ADD. All of these frustrations literally come to a head when the principal gets fatally bashed in the skull with a spelling bee trophy.

Praise for The Killing Bee and the Jacob Burns Mysteries

"Witten delights with his charming characters, especially Burns himself." - Publishers Weekly

"A success. Fast...lighthearted... Witten presents his characters and plot twists in a straightforward and believable manner." - Albany Times-Union

"Matt Witten returns with another mystery featuring stay-at-home dad Jacob Burns. This is a delightfully refreshing series, and this installment does not disappoint. The Killing Bee is a very satisfying cozy read - good characters, good plot, well-timed action." - Reviewing the Evidence

"Interesting characters, a substantial plot, and a subtle sense of humor." - The Mystery News

"An enjoyable cozy with well-drawn characters." - The Charlotte Austin Review

"The perfect escape... The Killing Bee is a fast, witty, thoroughly engrossing novel that I was sorry to see end. This one is a keeper!" - Murder Express

"Charming, witty and irresistible read. Jacob Burns is a welcome addition to crime fiction." - Don Winslow, author of Savages

"A winner. Mystery fans are going to love this guy." - Laura Lippman, author of The Most Dangerous Thing

"Jacob Burns is a wise-cracking, write-at-home dad with a nose for trouble. While solving mysterious deaths in Saratoga Springs, he manages to see into the heart of his community with a great deal of humor and tenderness." -- Sujata Massey, Agatha Award-winning author of the Rei Shimura mysteries

A Grave Display: A Lacey Casket Cozy Mystery
by R.M. Wild
$0.00, 350 pages, 3.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #1 in Cozy Culinary Mystery
What if the only witness to a murder was a mannequin?

The year is 1957. In the tiny harbor-side town of Dark Haven, Maine, an impossibly beautiful mannequin stands in the shop window of a boutique bridal shop.

A mannequin that looks all too real.

When Lacey Casket is given a chance to stitch her life back together, she comes to the small town in hopes of finally living up to expectations, of finally putting her life on the straight and narrow...

...until a clash with the owner of the bridal shop jolts Lacey's old, rebellious ways from their restless slumber.

Something about that creepy mannequin won't let her go. And its life-like lips harbor a deadly secret, one that threatens to expose the town for what it really is.

A Devious Deed
by Beth Tovar
$0.00, 638 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #88 in Cozy Animal Mystery
Lydia LeClerc operates a small but successful Thoroughbred racing stable. She is having a great year, until one of her horses suffers a catastrophic break down. His owners find a new horse named Devious Deed, and things seem to be going great again. Until one of the owners is found dead in the barn.

Lydia thinks she knows what's going on, but no one is listening. Not the detective, not her boyfriend, not even her friends. As she navigates through a man's world and the traveling circus that is horse racing, she learns who and what she can rely on.

I wrote this book after spending sixteen years in horse racing, and I think it's a good picture of what really happens in the industry (except for the dead owners in the shed row).

The Werewolf of Wottenham Wood: A cozy murder mystery comedy (Urban-Smith Cozy Mystery series Book 2)
by Rupert Harker
$0.00, 356 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #340 in Cozy Mystery


When a mutilated body is discovered, Urban-Smith and Harker are called in to investigate. Could this be the bloody return of Tripod Jack, the three-legged WEREWOLF OF WOTTENHAM WOOD?

THE WEREWOLF OF WOTTENHAM WOOD is the second book in the Urban-Smith Mystery series of cozy detective comedies.

The Wife: A Heart-Stopping Mystery With A Twist
by Greg C. Jackson
$0.00, 53 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #1 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)

Lily Carter’s gone missing for the past twenty years, but her ailing ex-husband won’t give up searching for her.

Underneath the past she’s trying to hide, and the prudent private eye her ex has hired to look for her, there’s a story of murder, revenge, dark poetry, and an unending yearning to be free from the agony of this world. Will the private investigator Harold Baltimore find Lily before the truth of her past is lost forever, or are there more secrets, lurking in the dark, waiting to be unraveled?

The Wife is a gripping short story filled with memorable characters and surprising plot twists. If you're into mysteries that will keep you hooked until the last page, then scroll up and purchase your copy today!

I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery (Ronin Flash Fiction Book 11)
by Kristie Lynn Higgins
$0.00, 268 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #55 in Cozy Animal Mystery
Type: flash fiction about 340 words
I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of 'Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel' and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery ( A Dog Gone Missing )

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery ( Craft Of Tea, Not Brewing Coffee )
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery ( Fish Of Intrigue )
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery ( Baking Mystery Into Cooking )
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery ( Food, Baking, And Cooking With Oil Of Mystery )
5. Midnight Blue Valerian Murder Mystery ( A Flower And A Strawberry Of Suspense )
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder Mystery ( Bug Of A Thriller And An Insect Mystery )
7. Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat Mystery ( Catnap! Kitty Missing! Kitten in trouble )
8. Ivory Jade Cat Statue Mystery ( Stolen kitty-cat statue )
9. Scarlet Ibis Fever Murder Mystery ( infectious contagion )
10. Scarlet Lovers Murder Mystery ( death of a merchant )
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery ( a stray cat is a witness to a crime )

The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding a missing earring and an observant stray cat. Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story. Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need.

The Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West. Action-adventure thriller in a parallel world. An alternate history of Japan. An alternate reality with action adventure mysteries.

New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer's style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one. Enjoy female sleuths mysteries then check out this crime thriller series.

Newly Free Hard-Boiled Kindle Books for 2020-01-17

Moribund Tales
by Erik Hofstatter
$0.00, 71 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (31 reviews), #2 in British Literature Anthologies
Journey into the dark heart of human nature with Moribund Tales. Reminiscent of Victorian Gothic, these nine tales explore the sinister and the strange in the everyday.

Last Straw of Humanity is a chilling story of brotherly compassion and things best locked away; confused memories of blood and remorse mingle in Broken Glass; a mysterious voice guides a blind traveler in The Chaperone, and one girl reborn for a sinister purpose seeks her revenge in Infant’s Fingers.

Including the acclaimed stories Tears of Repentance and Internal Abduction, Moribund Tales is a raw and visceral collection from the master of horror, Erik Hofstatter.

Fighting Evil: Soul Catcher #3
by Mary Abshire
$0.00, 312 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #5 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Half-demon Jessie Garrett’s battles seem endless. While Jeremy, the demon out to win her heart, teaches her how to fight, Jessie’s relationship with her vampire lover, Drake, reaches a breaking point. Adding to her struggles, she must defend her life against a group of vampires who consider her a threat to their existence.

Held captive on a remote island with both Drake and Jeremy protecting her, she is tested in ways she’s never imagined. Jessie fights back; only her actions do more harm than good. The group offers her a choice, but no matter what she decides, her life will change forever.

Fans of Jeaniene Frosts' Night Huntress series who love urban fantasy romance with mystery and suspense will enjoy the Soul Catcher series.

DEATH OF A LIE: Turning modern day history upside down
$0.00, 426 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #26 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
1944, and a Lend-Lease B-25 with its Soviet aircrew falls from the sky above Timişoara, Romania. Andrei Bălcescu, while camping out that night on his father’s smallholding, finds a battered folder amidst the plane’s wreckage.

Fifty years later, Andrei’s adopted son, Lucian, rediscovers the folder and its eight pages of encrypted material in a garden shed. He visits a childhood friend, who makes a start on cracking the code. Barely a week later, Lucian suspects he is being followed by persons unknown.

Present day, and Lucian’s daughter, Shani Bălcescu, a promising Oxford academic, continues to search for information on her family. When she receives a text from an individual claiming to have known her parents, curiosity takes her to Timişoara, where she soon regrets her impulsive nature. Witness to the aftermath of a vicious murder, and hearing that both Oxford and her home city of Prague have been ‘visited’, Shani knows that to leave Romania would prove fatal without first piecing together her father’s movements days before she was born.

The Killer Outside Me
by Stephen Woodfin
$0.00, 168 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #8011 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Gil Thompson’s main squeeze turns State’s evidence against him in a double homicide he didn’t commit. From his jail cell, Gil, one of law enforcement’s “usual suspects,” must convince his court-appointed lawyers of his innocence. With each new revelation about the killings of two men Gil knew well, Gil knows he must provide his attorneys another small dose of the truth about the bizarre events that led to their deaths. Will the jury believe him or the woman he loves?

The Snowdonia Killings: A Snowdonia Murder Mystery Book 1 (A DI Ruth Hunter Crime Thriller)
by Simon McCleave
$0.00, 298 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #2 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)

A small town murder. A big city detective.

DI Ruth Hunter's dream of escaping the murderous streets of South London and settling in the rural peace of Snowdonia has come true - until a brutal killing turns it into her worst nightmare.

Detective Inspector Ruth Hunter lives with the pain of her partner’s mysterious and unsolved disappearance. About to hit fifty, the veteran police officer trades in the crime-ridden streets of London for a more peaceful life in rural North Wales. But Ruth has barely settled into her new position in North Wales Police, when the body of a brutally murdered woman is discovered…with strange symbols carved into her skin. Teaming up with an obstinate deputy, Ruth struggles to eliminate anyone from a long line of suspects. When another slain victim is discovered with the same cryptic markings, she’s forced to re-think the investigation.

Has Ruth got what it takes to solve the case before the murderer attacks again?

The Snowdonia Killings is the first book in the DI Ruth Hunter Crime Thriller series and set against the majestic backdrop of Snowdonia, a timeless land of Arthurian legend, folklore and myth. If you like dark police procedurals, psychologically complex characters, and shocking twists, then you’ll love Simon McCleave’s pulse-pounding debut novel.

The Ballad of Jack Duggan: Make a stand, no matter the odds.
by Leigh Barker
$0.00, 311 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Hard-Boiled

The Ballad of Jack Duggan.

Another white-knuckle read peppered with humor, twists and surprises.

Introducing US Federal Marshall Jack Duggan. His duty is to uphold the law.

There are no shades of grey in Jack's world; he will take down the law-breaker no matter how rich and powerful.

The most influential political fixer in Washington DC discovers a way to get everything he wants, and nobody, no little Irish Cop, is going to stop him.

This time Jack Duggan isn’t facing off to some murderous felon determined not to go back to jail, this time he is taking on the most powerful people in the US. One man against overwhelming force can end only one way. But for the sake of the kids dead and soon to be, he will make his stand.

If he is going to live through this he’s going to need all the luck this merciless city has to offer, and more.

They wrote a song about Jack Duggan’s ancestor. Maybe they’ll write one about him. The Ballad of Jack Duggan. Will that be posthumously? Only the next few days will tell.

The politicians think their scheme is a slam-dunk. Jack’s duty is to prove them wrong, regardless of the cost.

Newly Free Private Investigators Kindle Books for 2020-01-17

Stalking the Crow: Tony Crow private detective (The Tony Crow private investigator mystery series Book 3)
by Howard Schwartz
$0.00, 289 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (34 reviews), #24 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
Private investigator Tony Crow thinks it’s just another case when his former police sergeant calls him to identify a dead body. He quickly realizes it’s anything but routine, when he discovers who the victim is.

A note found on the body propels Tony into pursuit of a sadistic killer whose intent is to destroy Tony’s life. The mystery man is out for revenge and a single death won’t satisfy him. It’s not just Tony himself who is in deadly peril, but all his loved ones.

With his former colleagues on the police force as his occasional allies and sometime opponents, the tension quickly escalates as each new clue is revealed.

In Tony’s toughest case yet, he must use all his investigation skills to confront the demons of his own past and stop the killer before more lives are lost.

The Singular Case of the Duplicate Holmes
by Jan Walker
$0.00, 149 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #11 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Once there was Irene Adler, thereafter known as “The woman”.
With a mind to match his, she blazed through his life as the only woman to outwit Sherlock Holmes.
But there was another… not an adversary and certainly no “adventuress”.
She was courageous, with an intellect both perceptive and prescient.
Beyond that evanescent blaze, she remained for Holmes in the lasting light of imperishable memory.

A hidden past.
An innocent woman.
A duplicate Holmes.

It is 1901 and London is veiled in fog. Behind the façade at 221B Baker Street, the great Sherlock Holmes stands in shock as a courageous young lady confronts him with a series of threatening letters she has received, all signed by… Sherlock Holmes.
As he works to clear his name and protect the very intuitive and unpretentious Elizabeth Penrose, Holmes is soon probing the tangled history of an aristocratic family. Holmes and Watson find themselves charmed by the feisty Lady Featherstone, exasperated and amused by an American who is not what he presents himself to be, and assisted by an energetic gnome of a London solicitor. Warned off by Inspector Lestrade, Holmes is eventually forced into running for his life from Scotland Yard, accused of burglary, kidnapping and murder. In a rare glimpse into the aftermath of an adventure, Watson shares why this adventure has changed Holmes forever.
In a story of greed, loss and bravery, Holmes is driven to contend with shadows from his own past. From the vice-ridden depths of Rotherhithe to the pastoral vistas of Hertfordshire, he and his trustworthy biographer, Dr. John Watson, follow a convoluted path leading them face-to-face with a duplicate Holmes.

4.5 stars on Good Reads; “Highly recommended” by the Sherlock Holmes Scion Society Unclubables.
The Kindle edition contains 16 chapter illustrations and updated text not available in the hardcover edition.

Deadly Curiosity: A Murder Mystery (Paradox Murder Mystery Book 3)
by Charles Thayer
$0.00, 250 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #1 in Financial Thrillers (Kindle Store)
Steve’s curiosity about a tragic accident, a cybersecurity intrusion and a mysterious blonde leads him into a complex web of unanswered questions. Join Steve as he investigates an international money laundering scheme. Steve’s plan to move his boat from Palm Beach to Chesapeake Bay for the summer places him closer to the answers and to dangerous political intrigue.

The Assassin Bug: No. 1 of the Series: Robn, The Assassin Bug
by Lee Ellwood
$0.00, 108 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #12 in LGBT Mystery
While vacationing in Southern California with beagle Ollie, Robn Sujit-Brennan stumbles on a chilling clue and seizes the chance of a lifetime: a prolific serial killer becomes a target of opportunity. Robn hatches a daring plan to capture the killer. Unfortunately, s/he discovers that the old adage “no plan survives contact with the enemy” is still true.

Author's Note:
We are introducing a new kind of action figure: Robn Sujit-Brennan, former U.S. Army military intelligence officer. Now a Private Investigator and crime blogger, Robn is highly capable, resourceful, exceedingly driven, and bi-gendered. S/he might reply to a question about gender with the answer “Yes.” S/he might reply to a question about anatomy with: “None of your business!”

Now, we have no social axe to grind, no particular social agenda, other than this: we believe every moral person is deserving of respect. But we thought: how interesting would it be to have a character that chooses to fluidly use gender to maximum advantage?

When we were out on a jaunt with our beagle Ollie, one fine day after a Fall storm and flash flood, we saw a single, candy-apple red stiletto lying on top of a green thicket rising above a muddy creek bed. This prompted intense suspicions of foul play, eventually culminating in this modern novella.

The shiny red shoe inspired us to imagine a crime too commonly reported in the news today—the kidnapping of young women who often feel no one cares one iota for them nor for their babies. Human trafficking is here, happening now in our own neighborhoods, not just overseas.

There's a dormant spirit of a vigilante in us all, especially at times when there's no help to be found anywhere. While some of the topics in this story may be somewhat morbid, the intent is to portray events that allude to the genesis of righteous civic duty and benevolent vigilantism in the old-school tradition (Batman, Lone Ranger...)

Serendipity favors those who are prepared to step forward at the right moment with a sense of purpose and power, wherever they may be, so life will go on. So we all would like to believe. But there is a real risk in becoming another victim. So...most of us should probably just call the cops. Our hero/ine Robn, though, is unusually capable and driven by a history we hope to bring out in future books.

EGYPTIAN STATUETTE: Vincent Strafford investigating
by Svetlana Gilman
$0.00, 27 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #60 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Kindle Store)
This book will be interesting to fans of classic English detective.
Vincent Strafford is a private detective. But he was not a regular detective, but one of a kind – a detective and expert consultant, specializing in art pieces. He, like no one else, knew how to find stolen values and determine the difference between fake and original works. In addition, belonging to an old family opened up the doors to many high-society homes.
The rich aristocrat and collector of antiques appeals to Vincent with a very delicate matter.
He celebrated the engagement surrounded by several close friends. After the departure of the guests, lord discovered disappearance of small golden statue of the goddess Isis. Lord doesn't want to go to the police and entrusts the investigation to Vincent.

Beyond the Blood Streams (A Harrison Lake Mystery)
by Ben Oakley
$0.00, 342 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #171 in Private Investigator Mysteries (Kindle Store)
The sewers and canals run red with the blood of his victims.

Oculus Investigative Researcher, Harrison Lake, answers a call from a blocked number to hear a teenage girl crying out for help. She is being held captive in a dark room and he is the only one in the city who can save her.

Incredible circumstances then restrict him to a five-mile radius from his home in Camden. As his world becomes smaller, he is forced into an unlikely alliance in a last-ditch attempt to solve the mystery of the Blood Streams.

They have only 36 hours before the Killer claims his next victim.

'From the author of 1978: Year of the Serial Killer.'

Newly Free Detectives Kindle Books for 2020-01-17

The Killing Hour: A Detective Dave Perez Mystery
by lee sims
$0.00, 31 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #284 in 45-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
A serial killer is loose at Fairbanks Hospital and is killing people every hour, on the hour.

When several patients and an unpopular ER Resident, Doctor Benson, who acted erratic since a grave accident, are murdered in Fairbanks Hospital. Detective Dave Perez figure out the killer seems to be striking every hour. So, every minute counts to save the next victims from the same fate. Detective Perez was already in the hospital after bringing in an officer who was shot by mistake by a disgruntled gunman.
Several people had the opportunity, but nobody seems to benefit from the deaths. After a suspect’s alibi checks out, Detective Perez along with Doctor Woodward discovers an eery point in common. They all survived a near death experience.

Inglês para Iniciantes: 10 Contos Para Turbinar seu Inglês : (Vocabulário, Gramática, Phrasal Verbs, Expressões Idiomáticas, Básico, Intermediário e Avançado)
by Edward W. Cooper
$0.00, 51 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Detectives

Inglês para Iniciantes: 10 Contos Para Turbinar seu Inglês

Avance na sua fluência com 10 histórias criativas em inglês. Cada história vai te despertar para novas palavras, phrasal verbs e expressões idiomáticas utilizadas pelos próprios nativos. Além disso cada história vem acompanhada por um pincelada de gramática para que você possa entender melhor determinados assuntos do idioma.

Veja o tema de cada conto:











Veja algumas palavras que você vai aprender:

Você vai aprender vários vocabulários para enriquecer sua linguagem que vai te destacar em relação aos outros estudante. Veja algumas palavras que você irá aprender:

  • More than One Way to Skin a Cat

  • On your own

  • Enhance

  • Variegated

  • Little by little

  • Old adage

  • Dye

  • e muito mais...

Adquira o seu hoje e turbine seu inglês

Newly Free Mystery Kindle Books for 2020-01-17

The Shaman's Secret (Manny Rivera Mystery Series Book 7)
by Rich Curtin
$0.00, 289 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (92 reviews), #4 in Police Procedurals (Kindle Store)
A member of "The Keepers of Order," an armed militia determined to hunt down the culprits who have been poaching bighorn sheep, is shot while patrolling one of the remotest parts of Utah's rugged backcountry. In pursuit of the shooter, Deputy Sheriff Manny Rivera stumbles upon another crime linked to the activities of a Ute medicine man who roamed those same lands in the early 1700s.
With the help of a smart, young anthropologist, Rivera plunges into the past to unravel a sequence of bizarre events underlying a shocking murder. In the end, he’s once again forced to choose between enforcing the letter of the law and serving the cause of justice.

THAT UNEXPECTED KISS (Kissed By Fate Book 2)
by Tamara Ferguson
$0.00, 241 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (41 reviews), #14 in Domestic Thrillers (Kindle Store)

From USA Today Bestselling Author, Tamara Ferguson!

When Clues Link Julie's Mother’s Twenty-Year-Old Disappearance To The Man Who Killed His Father, Can FBI Agent Dylan Keep Her Safe From A Vicious Predator?

FBI Agent Dylan Nash is in Wisconsin searching for his father's killer. While working undercover as a game warden in the town of Crystal Rock, he meets special education teacher Julie Thompson, and he's immediately attracted. But the problem with that? Not only does Julie work in Colorado, but she's involved with another man.

While visiting her hometown, Julie and Dylan become friends, but she's devastated to learn he's dating her best friend Kate.



A few years later, when a teaching position opens at the new Crystal Visions school for children with disabilities, Julie accepts the job and moves back home.

Learning that a series of misunderstandings has kept them apart, Dylan finally confesses his feelings, claiming Julie with an unexpected kiss.

But twenty years ago, Dylan's father was killed and Julie's mother disappeared. Julie is obsessed with discovering the truth, and Dylan wants justice. When clues link her mother's twenty-year-old disappearance to the man who shot his father, can Dylan keep Julie safe from a vicious predator?

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*Due to explicit sex scenes, this is more appropriate for mature readers (per Readers' Favorite 5★ Review.)

The Sailor Who Washed Ashore (Daytona Beach Book 1)
by Frank W. Butterfield
$0.00, 162 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (19 reviews), #2 in LGBT Mystery

It's June of 1947 and the Spanish moss is twirling in the sea breeze beneath the limbs of a massive live oak somewhere in Daytona Beach, the World's Most Famous...

And Tom Jarrell is having a hard time coping with each day. He's recently been made a widower, having lost his wife and daughter (Sarah and Missy) in an accident out on the DeLand Highway back in April.

Fortunately, his good friend, Ronnie Grisham, is keeping an eye on his ole pal, making sure he eats and deposits the insurance checks in the bank when they come in. And, thanks to Sarah's foresight, two or three have shown up in the mail.

Finally, Tom manages to get himself together and takes the train north to visit his grieving in-laws and check into a sanitarium in Wisconsin to get help with his profound sense of loss and the fact that he's turned to drink to help numb the pain.

Six weeks later, Tom is back. He feels like a new man. And, on the advice of his friend, Ronnie, he decides to open up an office on Beach Street in downtown Daytona and put out his shingle as a lawyer.

One day, as Tom is dictating another letter to Allied Southern Insurance up in Nashville, Howie Kirkpatrick walks in the door. The kid, who is probably 21, if that, looks like he's been through the wringer. He's sunburned, needs a shave, and has a problem he hopes Tom Jarrell can help him with.

He's not sure, but he thinks he just might have killed his best friend, Skipper Johnson, out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Howie's arrival is like a pebble that starts an avalanche.

Dark secrets in sunny Daytona Beach are about to be revealed and who knows what might happen when they are.

* * *

Where Perry Mason meets Flamingo Road with a gay twist! Set in the sultry south and by the beach, the Daytona Beach series of novels are about Tom Jarrell, an attorney who's just starting his own private practice, and Ronnie Grisham, Tom's private eye, long-term friend, and new-found lover.

These stories begin with Tom and Ronnie finding each other after a devastating loss and continue as the two men bring together a kind of family that neither of them could have ever imagined having.

Come take a stroll along the World's Most Famous Beach right after the Second World War. Truman is president, the men are home from Europe and the Pacific, and the Red Scare is just getting started.

It's a time and a place that no longer exists.

Take a dive in and see if you might wanna stay for a while.

* * *

"Butterfield transports the reader to post-World War II America with his distinctive narrative and diligent research in this new and wholly clever series starring an attorney and his private detective lover. Heartfelt, honest, and sharp storytelling by a well-respected voice in the gay mystery genre."-C.S. Poe, Lambda Literary Award finalist author of the Snow & Winter series

Silver Light (Alexis Silver Book 1)
by J.R. Rain
$0.00, 294 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (92 reviews), #4 in Paranormal & Urban Fantasy (Kindle Store)
From J.R. Rain and Matthew S. Cox, the bestselling duo that brought you New Moon Rising and Convergence, comes Silver Light, the first in a brand-new fantasy series starring Alexis Silver, mermaid detective!

For centuries, tales have told of merfolk haunting the seas, strange creatures teasing or helping sailors at their whim, occasionally having them for dinner.

And not in a cordial sense.

Alexis Silver was ahead of her time, a woman too smart to fit into society at the turn of the century. She gave up her dreams of higher education for love, marrying young, but her husband, and the life she wanted, perished in World War I soon after. Heartbroken and restless, she booked passage on a cruise along the West Coast in search of adventure, but adventure found her.

The ship capsized, killing everyone on board, except for her. As she drifted far beneath the waves, inexplicably alive, the reason for her survival flashed by in a streak of silver: a merman.

He had passed along the curse-or gift as Alexis sees it.

A century later, she breaks up the monotony of immortality in the Pacific Northwest working as a private investigator. The long-dormant maternal instincts of her resident Dark Master kick in when a nice older couple hire her to find their missing son and his family. Her instincts tell her this isn't like her usual jilted-spouse cases.

If she doesn't work fast, a little girl is going to die.

★★★★★ "After finishing New Moon Rising which JR Rain and Matthew Cox collaborated on to tell the story of Samantha Moon prior to her being turned into a vampire, I immediately wanted to read Silver Light which was again written by both authors who in their own right are amazing.

Silver Light is an engrossing story of Alexis Silver who was turned into a mermaid after a ship she was sailing on sank into the deep ocean. She has become a PI and along with the dark entity that has taken up residence in her, they become one kick-ass team of solving cases for those who need their service.

This was a well written story with amazing characters. Alexis is so likable that I can’t wait to read more of her in future stories. With her winning personality and calming ways to help people in need, you can’t help but like her. The new world of Alexis that JR and Matthew have created is nothing short of magnificent! Their writing techniques blend so well together and make the story flow flawlessly. If you are a fan of either of these authors or are just looking for an extraordinary new book to read, then pick up Silver Light and lose yourself in this amazing world of Alexis Silver!" ―Amazon reviewer

★★★★★ "An entertaining read with the twist of the main character being a mermaid private investigator. The buildup of the supernatural powers of a mermaid are well developed and draw the reader into this storyline. It is refreshing to have a new mythological entity enter the ring as a heroine. The authors spin a well thought out tale of mystery and supernatural resolution. Starting the second book right away." ―Amazon reviewer

★★★★★ "I love the mermaid and her relationship with her dark master. Symbiosis at its best." ―Amazon reviewer

★★★★★ "All I can say is wow! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Who knew that mermaids and other supernatural creatures actually existed? The story flowed well. Getting to see bits and pieces of Alexis' background was good. I highly recommend reading this. I'm ready for the next book in the series now." ―Amazon reviewer

★★★★★ "Having been a fan of the Samantha Moon series I sort of suspected I would enjoy this as well. Boy was I right. I actually laughed out loud several times and the interaction of Alex and her "Dark Master". Thoroughly enjoyable read. If you are a fan of Sam you will enjoy this as well. And the little tie in to the Moon series is a nice little treat." ―Amazon reviewer

Rogue Elements: The Gamma Sequence Book 2
$0.00, 217 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (24 reviews), #5 in Medical Thrillers (Kindle Store)



After completing the biggest case of his career, private detective Hank DeShear returns home to start treatment for a disabling genetic condition that could end his life, but he learns his partner on the prior case has just been murdered. Was he wrong to conclude the secretive killer known as The Greyhound had declared a truce? Or have disciples of The Greyhound surfaced to carry on with the murders?
DeShear is able to attach himself to an overseas goodwill mission headed by the U. S. Vice President, enabling him to pursue leads in foreign hospitals he thinks could be offshoots of Angelus Genetics’ illegal organ harvesting programs and human trafficking operations. Determined to pursue the truth wherever it leads, DeShear must also keep a low profile so he doesn’t become the next murder victim—but the onset of his debilitating condition may kill DeShear before the murderer gets a chance.



"Grabbed me right away and soon after got an actual "WOL" (WOW'D-Out-Loud)... seriously, I only stopped reading to feed the dogs and heat up a bowl of soup for myself. You've outdone yourself ."- Claire Nevins Reviews


"A riveting thriller by Dan Alatorre, the fast-paced plot is loaded with suspense, intrigue and chilling implications for the future of genetic research. I cannot wait for the next book in this spine-tingling series!" - J Barr Reviews


"Another winner! 5 stars. What a surprise ending. Didn't see that coming. Can't wait for book 3. " - >/i>Shirley Boerstler Review

Clean Exit (An Ajax Clean Forensic Thriller Book 1)
by Kent Holloway
$0.00, 309 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (42 reviews), #5 in International Mystery & Crime (Kindle Store)
Anton Jax—Ajax Clean, to those who know—is a professional cleaner. As in cleaner for the mob. Bloodstains on your shirt? No problem. Fingerprints and DNA evidence all over the crime scene, enough to put you away forever? For the right price, Clean will make it all go away.

But now someone wants to make Ajax Clean go away.

His instincts told him the job was too good to be true. He should have trusted them. Two dead bodies, trace evidence pointing to him everywhere, and those sirens he hears in the distance?

Yeah, coming for him.

On the run, Clean will have to take help where he can get it; from a half-crazed voodoo hitman, a retired homicide detective, and the beautiful young medical examiner Clean is desperately trying to protect. All he has to do now is survive long enough to clear his name, get some payback, and maybe, if he's lucky, make a clean exit.

The Case of Mr. Wonderful (A Richard Sherlock Whodunit Book 4)
by Jim Stevens
$0.00, 229 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (39 reviews), #16 in General Humorous Fiction
Richard Sherlock would rather be on the receiving end of a wealthy charity instead of in the middle of investigating the missing millions from one wealthy donor, but, as usual, he has no choice. The last thing Richmond Insurance wants to do is pay out on a six-million-dollar claim.
Sherlock is thrown knee-deep into oodles of free money, but can’t seem to pick up a dime for himself. Complicating matters are cutthroat, corporate conniving, his daughter dating, a new career calling, a botched burglary, Tiffany’s terrible tryst, and how to use used food.
In the end, charity case Sherlock figures out the charity case.

Them Inside Me (The Plan)
by Toki Smith
$0.00, 343 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #74 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
When a bond that was supposed to strengthen and reenergize women turns into something unimaginable. A world of betrayal, self-doubt and murder is brought into the fore. Them Inside Me is a thriller that will get your pulse racing and open your eyes to the unseen world of sexual assault and the deadly after effects. When the victim becomes the hunter, no one is safe.

Intent: A Small Town Secrets Novel Book #1
by Krista Wagner
$0.00, 195 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (49 reviews), #1 in Teen & Young Adult Romantic Mystery eBooks

A Small Town Secrets Novel Standalone Series - (Book#1)

Exclusive Revised Edition

When people she loves start to die, an introverted young woman sets out to uncover a deceptive killer.

A storm is coming. . .

Raylee is certain that danger lurks nearby, but can she trust the clues?

Feeling stuck in her small town, twenty-two-year-old Raylee finds happiness in an old high school crush. But the familiar world she's always known abruptly changes when she is thrust into a dark mystery. Her high school nemesis suddenly shows up. Tragedy strikes. And someone is watching her every move.

Now Raylee will face a frightening uncertainty as she attempts to uncover the truth. The clues point to a suspect who is close to her, but soon her life is on the line in a complex suspenseful encounter. Can she expose the truth before it's too late?

Intent is a clean dramatic mystery thriller

All books in the Small Town Secrets series are clean YA and can be read in any order.

What No One Knew
Cassi Is In A Coma
Intent: The Beginning

Sea to Sky (A Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery, Book 3)
by R.E. Donald
$0.00, 309 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (487 reviews), #533 in Mysteries (Kindle Store)
A dead man rides the chairlift to the bottom of a ski hill on Whistler Mountain. Former RCMP homicide detective Hunter Rayne is at the top of the suspect list, so Hunter has no choice but to get involved in the investigation in order to clear his name.

Meanwhile, trucker Hunter was scheduled to haul a load of freight to Northern California, so he calls up his old friend, biker Dan Sorenson, to take his place behind the wheel. What connects the badass biker from Yreka, California to the most prolific female serial killer in US history? And what happens when dispatcher El Watson ignores Hunter's warning and gets the biker involved in the murder investigation?

In the midst of the investigation, Hunter's life gets complicated when the progress of a new relationship is hampered by the appearance of a woman from his troubled past.

Sea to Sky is the third novel in the Hunter Rayne highway mystery series.

Jealous Broads Still Envy: Book 1
by Stephen Browder
$0.00, 102 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (29 reviews), #5 in African American Women's Fiction (Kindle Store)
The moment that, Seanna Traylor's, mother went to prison and her father took her to live with her 'other' family, her entire life went on a downward spiral. Her father had been living a double life from as far back as she could remember, and her two sisters and their bitter mother, showed her exactly what they thought of her, every opportunity that they got.

Seanna seemed destined to the plight of the inner-city and didn't know what to do to save herself from what was sure to be her inevitable destruction.

All seemed lost until Seanna met an intriguing young man, one day, at the department store, in which she worked.

Tremaine Simeon.

A promising, young professional football player, who was quickly ascending to the top of the league.

He took an immediate liking to Seanna and promised to provide her with all of the luxuries in the world and protect her from anything that threatened her, physically or otherwise. But her sisters are on a personal mission to destroy everything that they're trying to build together, and will stop at nothing until they put Seanna back in her rightful place.

An urban drama that will leave you begging for more.

Women's fiction themes/ sisterhood

Murder Across The Ocean
by Charlene Wexler
$0.00, 235 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #1335 in Mysteries (Kindle Store)
American widow Lori Brill thought she'd have an uneventful vacation in London visiting her Granddaughter, Cate. At the airport she ran into Josh, her high-school boyfriend. This resulted in an unexpected night of passion in a London hotel. Lori was all smiles as she stepped out of the shower the next morning, until she saw Josh's bloody corpse lying in the bed.

Who killed Josh? Find out in Murder Across The Ocean.

No Place to Vanish (Murder in the Keys—Book #2)
by Jaden Skye
$0.00, 164 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (70 reviews), #1 in Romantic Suspense (Kindle Store)
“In NO PLACE TO DIE, Jaden Skye creates a set of characters that are very well developed, and makes you cheer for our heroine on every page. The environment and the overall description of scenes are superb, making you feel the suspense in the air the whole time. Jaden Skye is a natural story teller and the plot is intelligent and intense, developing at a nice pace. The book was well edited and is an easy read...I can hardly wait to put my hands on the second volume of this series….I recommend this book to the permanent library of all readers that enjoy a well written suspense/romance.”
--Books and Movie Reviews (Roberto Mattos)

NO PLACE TO VANISH is book #2 in the new romantic suspense series by #1 bestselling author Jaden Skye.

Olivia, back in New York and trying to resume her normal life, receives a shocking phone call: her best friend from college has gone missing. She never returned from her bachelorette party.

Olivia, implored by her friend’s husband to help, flies back down to Miami, determined to find her. She meets the woman’s friends, and finds herself lead deeper and deeper into a maze of lies, strippers, secret lovers, and jilted husbands. As the trail leads her back to Key West, she finds herself working side by side with Wayne again, stirring up old memories. Yet, even so, the trail has seemed to gone cold.

Olivia can’t help but wonder: did her friend run off? Kill herself?

Or was she murdered?

NO PLACE TO VANISH is book #2 in an explosive new romantic suspense series filled with love, tragedy, heartbreak, betrayal and suspense, one that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Book #3 will be released soon.

Jaden is also author of the #1 Bestselling series MURDER IN THE CARIBBEAN, which begins with DEATH BY HONEYMOON (Book #1), a free download with over 200 five star reviews!

The Scandal in Honor: A Lord Trevelin Mystery (The Lord Trevelin Mysteries Book 2)
by Heidi Ashworth
$0.00, 277 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (19 reviews), #6 in Historical Regency Fiction
What is the price one must pay to protect one's honor? Or that of another? It has been two years since the duel that changed Julian, Lord Trevelin's life. He is now happily betrothed to Miss Jane Leavitt, a wealthy debutante. Her influence has helped to restore his reputation among Society. Her father, however, has not allowed the connection to be made public. He disapproves of Trev's penchant for looking into unsavory matters such as pinched diamond necklaces and dead downstairs maids. He will allow the couple to set a date for their wedding when he is satisfied that Trev will look after his own reputation with the same care as does Jane.
Meanwhile, Trev is taken with the rumors about Miss Hannah Andersen, a young lady newly arrived in London for the season. Her military father was said to have put a period to his existence in order to escape the consequences of fleeing a battle with his wife and child. She, however, insists his death was an accident. Trev can't resist attempting to set the man's reputation to rights. He is assisted by his ethereal friend, Willy, and the boot boy-cum-valet, Jack. When several more "accidents" occur, Trev's list of murder suspects grows. And then his cousin Evelyn threatens him with ruin if he does not release Jane to his clutches--only, this time, it will be her honor that shall be irrevocably tarnished.
The Scandal in Honor is book two in The Lord Trevelin Mysteries. Be sure to also read the first book in this captivating Regency-era mystery series about one man's journey to redemption, told through the eyes of the one whose absolution he longs for the most: his own. THE SCANDAL IN HONOR is the second book in The Lord Trevelin Mysteries. Book one, THE DEVIL IN BEAUTY, and book three (and last) THE MURDER IN MIRTH are also available.

Finding Cade (Dream Catcher Series Book 1)
by Bernice Layton
$0.00, 225 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #1 in African American Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
I have this gift, an ability to transcend myself while I sleep. I never interact with anyone in this out-worldly place. I simply…watch.

I’ve heeded my aunt’s warning to not interfere while I roam freely around the world in my dreams. But that all changes when I find an injured man fleeing his captors.

Now, every night when I fall asleep I manage to find him. I can feel him—his presence caressing my skin. The more I see him, interact with him while I’m in this trance, the more I start to realize that there’s a reason I found him. There’s a reason I sense him wherever I go.

He’s in trouble. In the real world his life is in danger while the shadows keep his soul trapped in limbo.

I have to figure out how to help him, how to rescue him from the darkness.

I need to save…Cade.

Crown of Chaos (Court of Mystery Book 5)
by Sarah E. Burr
$0.00, 186 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #419 in Women Sleuths (Kindle Store)
The War Council convenes...

In Crown of Chaos, Duchess Jacqueline Arienta Xavier makes her way north to the wilds of Cetachi to attend the long-awaited War Council. After spending the last several months evading her enemies, Jax is ready to face her adversaries head on to fight for equality and freedom throughout the Realm of Virtues.

With the sovereigns of the realm gathered together for the first time in recent memory, Jax is prepared for anything to happen…

…except stumbling across a grisly murder.

The crown has never been so heavy in this latest Court of Mystery adventure.

Court of Mystery series:

The Ducal Detective Mysteries
Paradise Plagued
Burdened Bloodline
Sovereign Sieged
Crown of Chaos

Tales for a Dark and Rainy Night: A Ghostly Short Story Collection
by M. Dee Dubroff
$0.00, 154 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #449 in Mysteries (Kindle Store)
A collection of twenty short stories written for lovers of dark fiction and ghostly tales. Mysterious happenings, strange relatives and a slew of unsavory characters with frightful pasts and hidden truths. Sit back and enjoy...but check the doors and windows before you do...

Vulnerable : Bangkok Noir: Book III
by Gino Cox
$0.00, 257 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #443 in Women Sleuths (Kindle Store)
“T.i.T” This is Thailand, like traveling through the looking glass to a land where things that didn’t make sense in the rational world were the norm, and the norms of the rational world didn’t apply.

A team of inept crooks hatch an unlikely plot to steal two tons of ivory before it is destroyed by Thai authorities, but others far more dangerous have similar plans. They soon find themselves running a shell game without knowing where the pea is hidden. As the body count rises, they become suspects in much more grievous offenses.

A young investigative reporter travels to Bangkok to research ivory smuggling and becomes involved in the lives of coyote dancers at an upscale gentlemen’s club. She is accompanied by a wealthy industrialist who has been her best friend, benefactor, constant companion and confidant since she caused an accident which cost him his leg. They are everything to one another except lovers. Their nearly perfect relationship is thrown into turmoil when one of the coyote dancers sets her sights on marrying the wealthy American.

Thailand. Land of Smiles. Jewel of the Orient. Incomparably beautiful women. Unfathomably corrupt police.

The Hangman Box Set
by WL Knightly
$0.00, 620 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #13 in Mysteries (Kindle Store)
Enjoy books 1-3 in WL Knightly's thrilling new Hangman series. See if you can spell out the truth before it catches up with you...

Silent Crime (Book 1)
This world is evil.
My mother used to tell me that evil only comes to those who are looking for it, and maybe she was right.
Corruption and death walk hand and hand in this town. I refuse to give in, but giving up seems to be my only option.
As a detective, I've seen enough killing for ten lifetimes, and now, leaving is the only way to keep my sanity.
I never thought that my last case while training my replacement would have a stranglehold on me personally.
It's like the Hangman is placing the noose around my neck, and the rope is only getting tighter.

Guilty Crime (Book 2)
With new victims in his sights, the Hangman will stop at nothing to get his revenge, even if it means dragging Detective Jake Thomas down with him.
After making it personal, Jake is even more hellbent on solving the case, even if it means delaying his early retirement.
But when his only informant skips town and Jake finds most of the truth has been buried, not only with missing case files but in his own mind, can he and Detective Jo Calloway unlock the clues they need to bring the Hangman to justice before Chief O'Connor becomes the next victim?

Hidden Crime (Book 3)
Now that Detective Jake Thomas knows the Hangman's true identity, he's on the path to wrapping up the case, but when a revelation about Jo's family makes waves between them, will they be able to see eye to eye and make it happen, or will the truth put obstacles in their way?
When Kyle Young comes to town with an agenda of his own, it puts him straight in the Hangman's sights. Will the Hangman's revenge plot go as planned, or will he find himself with some unhealthy competition?
Note: This is a 6 book series. All books are complete. The content is graphic and scary as heck. Not for the faint of heart.

Killypso Island
by Kent Holloway
$0.00, 236 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #19 in International Mystery & Crime (Kindle Store)
The Cold War is heating up in paradise...

“Captain Joe” Thacker didn’t come to the tiny Caribbean island of St. Noel looking for trouble. Just the opposite, the former flying ace turned sometimes-smuggler wants nothing more than to while away his days, smoking hand-rolled Havana cigars and sipping rum as the melodic beat of calypso drums drift through the sultry air.

But trouble has a way of finding Captain Joe.

It begins when the local customs inspector decides, seemingly on a whim, to hassle him over a shipment of booze meant for Jacques “the Candyman” Lagrange--a popular local figure who runs the island’s only candy store, and happens to be both a gangster and a voodoo priest. He’s also the elder brother to the the island’s despotic governor. The long-simmering rivalry between the Lagrange brothers is starting to boil over, making life on the island miserable and posing a serious threat to Captain Joe’s livelihood. To make matters worse, three suspicious figures who just might be Russian spies show up and start nosing around.

Then Joe is accused of murder.

With some help from an eclectic bunch of island dwellers, Joe goes on the run and on the hunt for the real murderer. But St. Noel is a tiny island, and with the police, a horde of angry voodoo practitioners, and a trio of insidious KGB agents hot on his heels, Joe’s biggest challenge will be staying alive long enough to clear his name.

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Notes and Tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free book searches on Amazon

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

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

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

Those same searches with a keyword:

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

Reddit Groups

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

Kindle Freebies
Free E-Books


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


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

Galaxy Magazine

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

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


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


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


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