Sunday’s Mystery eBooks: Late Reads

Seeds of Deception
by Linda Castillo


From the New York Times bestselling author of THE DEAD WILL TELL comes a new short story offering a glimpse into Chief of Police Kate Burkholder’s past and her Amish roots.

It’s autumn in Painter’s Mill, and fourteen year old Katie Burkholder has been tasked with picking apples in Zimmerman’s Orchard with her brother. It’s just another day filled with chores – until her best friend Mattie arrives to help. Somehow, boredom transforms into fun and games whenever the girls are together.

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(A Kate Burkholder)

Buttered and Scrambled With Murder
by J R Pearson


Murder & Maple syrup… Josie and Tony are back for another savory mystery! This time, with a stack of pancakes on the side.

Since having their relationship outed – much to Josie’s dislike – the couple has been summoned by Mama Rizzo to the family’s breakfast diner for a Sunday morning brunch. A mouthwatering spread is expected from Josie’s culinary-genius parents, but serve up a rebellious older brother, a furry bacon thief, and a wealthy businessman bludgeoned to death, makes for a very unappetizing event.

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(A Josie Rizzo Mysteries)

Blue Fall
by B. B. Griffith


The Tournament is a massive state-sponsored war game. Each country fields a team of three players. Each team is given a color as their calling card and the freedom to do whatever it takes to win. The playing field is the entire globe and the stakes couldn’t be higher. There is only one requirement: it must be kept secret. Frank Youngsmith’s life is stuck in a rut. He’s broke, bored, and works a dead-end job.

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(The Tournament Series)

The Black Ice
by Michael Connelly


Narcotics officer Cal Moore’s orders were to look into the city’s latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with a fatal bullet wound to the head and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket. Working the case, LAPD detective Harry Bosch is reminded of the primal police rule he learned long ago: Don’t look for the facts, but the glue that holds them together. Soon Harry’s making some very dangerous connections, starting with a dead cop and leading to a bloody string of murders that wind from Hollywood Boulevard

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(A Harry Bosch Series)

The House of Secrets
by Brad Meltze, Tod Goldberg


A secret worth killing for. A woman with no past. An act of treason that changed America. 

When Hazel Nash was six years old, her father taught her: mysteries need to be solved. He should know. Hazel’s father is Jack Nash, the host of America’s favorite conspiracy TV show, The House of Secrets. Even as a child, she loved hearing her dad’s tall tales, especially the one about a leather book belonging to Benedict Arnold that was hidden in a corpse.

Sunday’s Mystery eBooks: Early Reads

Dark Moon
by Deborah Hawkins


Legendary criminal defense attorney, Sarah Knight, has spent all of her forty-six years hiding the unspeakable secrets of her past. Now, newly arrived in San Diego from New York, she is appointed to represent Alexa Reed, a former U.S. Supreme Court clerk and the daughter-in-law of Supreme Court Justice Coleman Reed.

Alexa is arrested for the murders of her ex-husband, attorney Michael Reed, and La Jolla psychologist, Ronald Brigman. All the evidence points to Alexa. Her gun was the murder weapon and her cell phone places her at the scene of the murders. Sarah is warned that doing anything more than the minimum for her client will be professional suicide…

by T.G. Brown


A TALE OF MURDER, MADNESS AND POLITICAL INTRIGUE . . . Spring of 2003. After spending eleven months at the Vandenberg Psychiatric Hospital of Massachusetts, Josh Ingram, once a decorated FBI profiler is released back into society.

Present day. While out learning to noodle for catfish in the Louisiana Bayou, Ingram gets notice the FBI is looking for him. O’Henry, a serial killer who once plagued New York City, has resurfaced…

A Dark Song of Blood
by Ben Pastor


Rome, 1944. While the Allies are fighting their way up the Italian peninsula, Rome lives the last days of Nazi occupation. Their world is falling apart as the German Army, the Gestapo, and the SS vie for power while holding glittering and debauched parties. But this is also a time of Italian partisan attacks, arrests, and mass executions, all to the sound of Allied artillery bombardment just outside the walls of the city.

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(Martin Bora)

Deep Focus
by Gloria Repp


A scheming woman. A man she can’t fathom. A mystery that endangers her career.

Lindsey Dumont, photographer, travels to the rugged coast of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula to finish her photo essay on a rare breed of Makah dogs.But disaster looms for her project, and she decides to fight back. Now she must confront the man who deceived her and unravel a threatening mystery.

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(The Dumont Chronicles)

Happily Ever Alpha
by Multiple Authors


20 Billionaires. 20 Sizzling Ways to Fall in Love. Whether your fantasy is a prince or a self-made man, this set has all the hard-bodied, Alpha billionaires you can handle. Let our award-winning, best-selling authors take you on a trip filled with exotic locales, dizzying privilege and heart-warming happily ever after.

Saturday’s Mystery eBooks: Late Reads

Talk Me Down the Crazy Tree
by Anita Higman, Hillary McMullen


Two opposite teenage girls agree to a social experiment that is meant to breach the invisible walls of high school cliques. One girl is an in-your-face, flaming diva named Audrey Slater, and the other girl is a dejected outcast named Piper Collins. After they agree to participate in this curious human test, will Audrey and Piper clash and self-destruct or could it bring Audrey and Piper to place of understanding and enduring friendship?

A Dark Lure
by Loreth Anne White


Twelve years ago, Sarah Baker was abducted by the Watt Lake Killer and sexually assaulted for months before managing to escape. The killer was caught, but Sarah lost everything: her marriage, her child, and the life she loved.

Struggling with PTSD, Sarah changes her name to Olivia West and finds sanctuary working on Broken Bar Ranch. But as her scars finally begin to heal, a cop involved with her horrific case remains convinced the Watt Lake Killer is still out there…

Plague of the Undead
by Joe Mckinney


A Handful Of Survivors. For thirty years, they have avoided the outbreak of walking death that has consumed America’s heartland. They have secured a small compound near the ruins of Little Rock, Arkansas. Isolated from the world. Immune to the horror. Blissfully unaware of what lies outside in the region known as the Dead Lands. Until now. . .
A New Generation Of Explorers. Led by a military vet who’s seen better days, the inexperienced offspring of the original survivors form a small expedition to explore the wastelands around them…

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A Grain of Truth
by Multiple Authors


Hoping to start a “brave new life,” Szacki instead finds himself investigating a strange murder case in surroundings both alien and unfriendly.The victim is found brutally murdered, her body drained of blood. The killing bears the hallmarks of legendary Jewish ritual slaughter, prompting a wave of anti-Semitic paranoia in the town, where everyone knows everyone. The murdered woman’s husband is bereft, but when Szacki discovers that she had a lover, the husband becomes the prime suspect.

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(Polish State Prosecutor Szacki Investigates)

Amish Mystery Collection
by Samantha Bayarr


Four books in Collection
1. The Amish Girl
2. Sins of the Father
3. Blood Brothers
4. Bless the Child

Saturday’s Mystery eBooks: Early Reads

The Deadly Art of Deception
by Linda Crowder


Culinary, Amateur Sleuth. Only two seasons matter in Coho Bay, Alaska – cruise ship and winter. Caribou King, owner of The Broken Antler Gallery, is hip-deep in tourists when her old college pal Taylor shows up asking for refuge, saying she has no place else to go. Cara is cautious; Taylor was the wife of one of Alaska’s most renowned artists – Jonathan Snow, who was mauled to death by a bear the previous year. Why would his widow want to return to the location of her tragic loss? Something about Taylor’s story just doesn’t ring true. Of course, she may not be the only liar in town.

The Mental Case
by John Ellsworth



The Mental Case is a novel about law firm money and a law firm death. Ansel Largent has been a founder and managing partner of a large Chicago law firm. He is respected. Ferocious in the courtroom but a winner with the jury. Happy at home with wife Libby, a stroke victim. Happy at the office with Melinda, a married woman with a special interest in him. Then she is found murdered. Overnight, Ansel’s trust account is embezzled. Two-hundred-million dollars of client money has vanished.

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(Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller)

Rules of Civility
by Amor Towles


The New York Times bestselling novel. This “wonderful” (Chicago Tribune) and “sharply stylish” (Boston Globe) debut novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table.

The Sleepwalkers
by B. B. Griffith


When a strange epidemic of sleepwalking strikes the kids of Baltimore, only has-been psychiatrist Gordon Pope understands the truth of what is happening. The problem is, Gordon lost all of his self-confidence and the lion’s share of his client list in his divorce. Now he can’t seem to get anyone to listen. As the epidemic grows, Gordon unearths clues with disturbing parallels to his own childhood and quickly comes to realize that if he can’t stop it, and soon, the consequences will be disastrous.