Thursday’s Mystery eBooks: Late Reads


the-fashion-in-shrouds-0-99The Fashion in Shrouds
by Margery Allingham


“The best of mystery writers”The New Yorker. First, there is a skeleton in a dinner jacket. Then a corpse in a golden aeroplane. After another body, Albert Campion nearly makes a fourth…

Both the skeleton and the corpse have died with suspicious convenience for Georgia Wells, monstrous but charming actress and femme fatale with a raffish entourage. Georgia’s best friend just happens to be Valentine, a top couturiere and Campion’s sister. In order to protect Valentine, Campion must unravel a story of blackmail and ruthless murder in the world of high fashion.

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(A Campion Mystery)


Seconds to Live
by Melinda Leigh


A Wall Street Journal bestseller. Wildlife biologist Mac Barrett avoided his hometown of Scarlet Falls for years – too many bad memories. But when he receives the news that his father is dying, he rushes home only to discover he’s too late. Shaken, Mac retreats to his remote cabin seeking peace and solace. Instead, he crashes his jeep to narrowly avoid running over the naked body of a woman lying in the road. Even more disturbing, when he regains consciousness, the body is gone.

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(Scarlet Falls Series)

while-you-were-sleeping-0-99While You Were Sleeping
by Kathryn Croft


Yesterday your life was perfect. Today you’ll find out that was all a lie. A gripping, shocking psychological thriller, with a twist that will take you by surprise. For fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and Behind Closed Doors.

Tara Logan adores her perfect little family: husband, Noah, and two children, teenager Rosie and eleven-year-old Spencer. But her happiness is shattered when she wakes up one morning in her neighbour’s bed, with no memory of how she got there or what happened between them. And worse – he has been stabbed to death..


The Twenty-Year Death
by Ariel S. Winter



A breathtaking first novel written in the form of three separate crime novels, each set in a different decade and penned in the style of a different giant of the mystery genre. Three complete novels that, taken together, tell a single epic story, about an author whose life is shattered when violence and tragedy consume the people closest to him.

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(Hard Case Crime Series)

transform-your-life-0-99Transform Your Life
by Dr. Nella Ann Roberts


7 Steps to a Better Life. Do you want to make positive changes in your life?
The reader will learn to renew the mind with positive affirmations and visualization. Setting and monitoring goals will also be shared along with the following:

– The 12 phases in transformative learning
– how to create a strategic plan for your life
– 10 habits that can help you live a better life
– The importance of gratitude and ways we can express it.

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks: Early Reads


the-haunted-fixer-upper-0-99The Haunted Fixer-Upper
by Rose Pressey


Alabama Hargrove is headed South to meet the family of her hunky handyman boyfriend, Reed O’Hara. On the way, she stumbles on a grand, old house and catches the renovating bug again. Reed and Alabama purchase the house, but when he discovers the lifeless body of the previous owner, Alabama must clear his name before their renovating days are over. This small town has secrets, and so does the house… it’s up to Alabama to solve the mystery or possibly be haunted for life.

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(A Haunted Renovation Mysteries)

the-kate-jones-thriller-series-0-99The Kate Jones Thriller Series
by D.V. Berkom


Like fast-paced action and adventure with a little romance? Then you’ll love Kate Jones! This exciting box set contains the first four novellas in the bestselling Kate Jones Thriller Series:

Bad Spirits, Dead of Winter,
Death Rites, Touring for Death


Murder in Cherry Hills
by Paige Sleuth


Kat Harper has only just returned to her small hometown of Cherry Hills, Washington when she discovers the dead body of her neighbor, Mrs. Tinsdale. Matilda, Mrs. Tinsdale’s orphaned rescue cat, just might be the only eyewitness to the murder. But how do you convince a cat to reveal “whodunit”?

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(Cozy Cat Caper Mysteries)


Son of a Gun
by Ed Markham


No two madmen are alike. Fourteen-year-old Carson Affeldt wakes in a subterranean room. He has vague recollections of a man in a forest, but everything else about his abduction is hazy. As he looks at his new surroundings, he can’t make sense of what he sees.

What Carson doesn’t know: Three boys are dead, their bodies discarded along wooded trails in rural Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Whoever killed them concealed each of their faces behind expressionless white masks.

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(A David and Martin Yerxa Mysteries)

lost-in-a-good-book-1-99Lost in a Good Book
by Jasper Fforde


The second installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York Times bestselling series follows literary detective Thursday Next on another adventure in her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England

The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that began with The Eyre Affair continues with New York Times bestselling author Jasper Fforde’s magnificent second adventure starring the resourceful, fearless literary sleuth Thursday Next. When Landen, the love of her life, is eradicated by the corrupt multinational Goliath Corporation..


Tug of Attraction
by Ashlyn Chase


Failed actress Brigit Love moved back to New Hampshire from Hollywood with one goal: to have a child. So far her only babies are furry and live at the animal shelter where she works. Brigit isn’t willing to marry to get what she wants, so doing things in “the correct order” may not be possible. Even her Wiccan spells don’t seem to be working. Until she comes up with an outrageous idea that just might do the trick.

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(Love Spells Gone Wrong Series)

Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks: Late Reads

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the-boy-and-what-might-have-been-0-99The Boy and What Might Have Been
by Russell Newell


At a time before Amber Alerts and America’s Most Wanted, missing children on milk cartons and DNA forensics, on Christmas Day, 1977, the little boy of the premier mutual fund manager in America disappears.

Thus begins Gus Delaney’s long journey to find his son and discover what happened. Was he kidnapped? Is he still alive? Is his ex-wife involved? When the police begin to suspect Gus, he loses everything and descends from the pinnacles of success, where the world adores him, to a private hell on Earth, abandoned and alone.


Dead Men’s Hearts
by Aaron Elkins


An ancient skeleton tossed in a garbage dump is the first conundrum to rattle Gideon Oliver when he arrives in Egypt. There to appear in a documentary film, he expects an undemanding week of movie star treatment and a luxurious cruise up the Nile with his wife, Julie. But when Gideon discovers a tantalizing secret in the discarded bones – and violence claims a famous Egyptologist’s life – he is thrust into a spotlight of a different kind.

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(The Gideon Oliver Mysteries)

the-phantom-killer-1-99The Phantom Killer
by James Presley


Unlocking the Mystery of the Texarkana Serial Murders: The Story of a Town in Terror. Set in the rowdy, often lawless town of Texarkana shortly after WWII, The Phantom Killer is the history of the most puzzling unsolved cases in the United States.

The salacious and scandalous murders of a series of couples on Texarkana’s “lovers lanes” in seemingly idyllic post-WWII America created a media maelstrom and cast a pall of fear over an entire region. What is even more surprising is that the case has remained cold for decades.

the-midwifes-confession-1-99The Midwife’s Confession
by Diane Chamberlain


Dear Anna, What I have to tell you is difficult to write, but I know it will be far more difficult for you to hear, and I’m so sorry…

The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to the reason behind their close friend Noelle’s suicide. Everything they knew about Noelle – her calling as a midwife, her passion for causes, her love for her friends and family – described a woman who embraced life. Yet there was so much they didn’t know.

by Sandra Cox


As Sarah Miles drives down Eighteenth Street a stranger materializes in front of her car. She throws on her brakes, braces for impact and…drives straight through him. For a brief moment, his voice echoes in her head, “Saura.” Then he’s gone. Later that day, she discovers the SUNDIAL and her incredible journey through time begins.

Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks: Early Reads


suite-revenge-paidSuite Revenge
by Hope Callaghan


After a brief break back home, Millie Sanders returns as Assistant Cruise Director aboard the “Siren of the Seas” mega cruise ship. She can’t wait to get back into her routine and to see her good friends Cat and Annette, but also the love of her life, Captain “Nic” Armati.

When Millie’s daughter, Beth, and her family decide to book a week long cruise aboard Millie’s ship the same week Millie returns, she’s excited to introduce her family to her cruise ship family… BONUS: Recipe Included!

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(Cruise Ship Christian Cozy Mysteries)

caribbean-layoff-book-dayCaribbean Layoff
by C.M. Lance


Steve and Jen Henning have both been laid off in the great recession of the early 21st century. Their marriage is falling apart.

On the way home from coaching at a martial arts tournament, Steve witnesses a single-vehicle wreck on a lonely Kansas highway, and stops to render aid. The driver is dead. The van is full of drugs and cash. Steve takes the money. He thinks it’s the perfect crime. No witnesses. No fingerprints. No sign the cash was ever there. Steve and Jen come together in a plot to move the stolen funds to a Caribbean tax haven…

the-devils-work-1-99The Devil’s Work
by Mark Edwards


It was the job she had dreamed of since childhood. But on her very first day, when an unnerving encounter drags up memories Sophie Greenwood would rather forget, she wonders if she has made a mistake. A fatal mistake.

What is her ambitious young assistant really up to? And what exactly happened to Sophie’s predecessor? When her husband and daughter are pulled into the nightmare, Sophie is forced to confront the darkest secrets she has carried for years…


The Love Killings
by Robert Ellis


For the past six weeks, LAPD detective Matt Jones has been recovering from the wrong end of a hit man’s bullet. Before he can look for payback, Jones finds himself enlisted in the manhunt for an old foe. Dr. George Baylor, the serial killer who escaped after murdering three coeds in LA, resurfaces on the East Coast. This time, an entire family has been slaughtered in their home outside Philadelphia, and the doctor’s fingerprints are all over the crime scene.

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(Detective Matt Jones Mysteries)

to-swim-beneath-the-earth-deal-dayTo Swim Beneath the Earth
by Ginger Bensman


MEGAN KIMSEY, born and raised in a small Colorado town on the edge of the La Plata Mountains, grows up haunted by images. Straddling cryptic glimpses of events that foretell her own future, and events remembered from a past in the highlands of Ecuador and Peru more than 400 years before she was born, she must challenge her Catholic upbringing and the stigma of a mental breakdown following a childhood tragedy, before she can strike out on a quest for meaning.

Megan’s story shifts between present tense and flashbacks that recount her nervous breakdown and grief, when, as a teenager, a child she loves freezes to death on the family’s front porch…