Wednesday’s Mystery Kindle Books: Late Reads

Lowcountry Book Club
by Susan M. Boyer

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(Cozy) Somebody pushed Shelby Poinsett out her second-floor library window and it wasn’t her husband. At least that’s what Charleston’s most prestigious law firm wants Liz Talbot to prove.

Liz must run the spectrum of Southern society, from the local homeless shelter where Shelby volunteered to the one-hundred-year-old book club where Charleston’s genteel ladies are dying to join, to bring a killer to justice.

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(A Liz Talbot Mysteries)


The Croning
by Laird Barron

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(Horror) Strange things exist on the periphery of our existence, haunting us from the darkness looming beyond our firelight. Black magic, weird cults and worse things loom in the shadows. The Children of Old Leech have been with us from time immemorial. And they love us…

Donald Miller, geologist and academic, has walked along the edge of a chasm for most of his nearly eighty years, leading a charmed life between endearing absent-mindedness and sanity-shattering realization. Now, all things must converge.


The Lost Island
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

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Gideon Crew–brilliant scientist, master thief–is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon’s task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security.

Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment–only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks.

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(Gideon Crew Mysteries)


Lie Still
by Julia Heaberlin

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(Psychological Thriller) When Emily Page and her husband move from Manhattan to the wealthy enclave of Clairmont, Texas, she hopes she can finally escape her haunted past a- nd outrun the nameless stalker who has been taunting her for years. Pregnant with her first child, Emily just wants to start over. But as she is drawn into a nest of secretive Texas women – and into the unnerving company of their queen, Caroline Warwick – Emily finds that acceptance is a very dangerous game.

Wednesday’s Mystery Kindle Books: Early Reads

Miss Julia Renews Her Vows
by Ann B. Ross

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(Humor/Women Sleuth) Every one loves the irrepressible Miss Julia. Her latest triumph is getting Hazel Marie and J. D. Pickens to the altar before it becomes too obvious that they’re expecting twins! But why has Sam agreed that he and Julia will attend the odious Dr.

  Fowler’s marital enrichment sessions? Could Sam feel their flames need fanning? With a fragrant felon to be caught- plus a wedding, babies, and a heaping dose of mischief-it’s fortunate for all that Miss Julia’s on the case.

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(Miss Julia Mysteries)


The Hard Way
by Lee Child

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(Crime/Thriller) BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s Bad Luck and Trouble.

In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, ex–military cop Reacher sees more than most people would…and because of that, he’s thrust into an explosive situation that’s about to blow up in his face.

For the only way to find the truthan – d save two innocent lives – is to do it the way Jack Reacher does it best: the hard way…

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(Jack Reacher Mysteries)


This Dark Road to Mercy
by Wiley Cash

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(Literary/Suspense) After their mother’s unexpected death, twelve-year-old Easter and her six-year-old sister Ruby are adjusting to life in foster care when their errant father, Wade, suddenly appears. Since Wade signed away his legal rights, the only way he can get his daughters back is to steal them away in the night.

Brady Weller, the girls’ court-appointed guardian, begins looking for Wade, and he quickly turns up unsettling information linking Wade to a recent armored car heist, one with a whopping $14.5 million missing…


Learning to Swim
by Sara J. Henry

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(Crime/Kidnapping)  When she sees what looks like a child tumbling from a ferry into frigid Lake Champlain, Troy Chance dives in without thinking. When she gets the child to shore she discovers that his name is Paul, he speaks only French – and no one seems to be looking for him.

Her determination to protect Paul pulls Troy from her quiet life in a small Adirondack town into an unfamiliar world of wealth and privilege in Canada and then in Vermont…


Never Coming Back
by Hans Koppel

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A harrowing thriller that has taken Sweden and Britain by storm – by a writer whose style evokes Henning Mankell and Hakan Nesser.

Mike Zetterberg lives with his wife Ylva and their daughter in a house just outside Helsingborg in Sweden. One evening, Ylva doesn’t come home as expected. Mike passes it off as a drink with a work friend, but when she’s still missing the next day, he starts to worry.

Tuesday’s Mystery Kindle Books: Late Reads

Midnight Riot
by Ben Aaronovitch

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(Witches & Wizards) Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit,

where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut. But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost…

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(PC Peter Grant Mysteries)


Deadline
by Randy Alcorn

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(Crime/Religious) When tragedy strikes those closest to him, Jake Woods must draw upon all his resources to uncover the truth about the suspicious accident. Soon he finds himself swept up in a murder investigation that is both complex and dangerous.

Unaware of the threat to his own life, Jake is drawn in deeper and deeper as he desperately searches for the answers to the immediate mystery at hand and – ultimately – the deeper meaning of his own existence.


Pianist in a Bordello
by Mike Erickson

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(Political/Satire)  What would happen if a politician decided to tell the truth–the whole truth? Richard Youngblood, aspiring Congressman, is about to find out. His autobiography will lay his entire life bare before voters just days before the election.

And what a life he’s had. Born in a commune and named Richard Milhous Nixon Youngblood as an angry shot at his absent father, Richard grows up in the spotlight, the son of an enigmatic fugitive and the grandson of a Republican senator…


The Golden Egg
by Donna Leon

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(Police Procedural) In The Golden Egg, as the first leaves of autumn begin to fall, Vice Questore Patta asks Brunetti to look into a minor shop-keeping violation committed by the mayor’s future daughter-in-law. Brunetti has no interest in helping his boss amass political favors, but he has little choice but to comply. Then Brunetti’s wife, Paola, comes to him with a request of her own…

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(Commissario Brunetti Series)

Tuesday’s Mystery Kindle Books: Early Reads

The Alpine Quilt
by Mary Daheim

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(Crafts & Hobbies Mystery) Members of the Burl Creek Thimble Club, a quilting circle in small-town Alpine, Washington, are planning a fete to welcome back Genevieve Bayard, who left the group, and Alpine, decades ago. But Gen’s homecoming is cut decidedly short when she dies at a dinner party.

 Emma Lord, owner and publisher of the local newspaper, The Alpine Advocate, immediately arrives on the scene to report the incident and sleuth her way to the truth.

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(An Emma Lord Mysteries)


Don’t Catch Me: Chase
by Lorhainne Eckhart

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(Hard-Boild) Having left his life in politics, lawyer Chase McCabe is on his way to meet his brothers and sort out family matters when he stops for gas and walks in on a robbery in progress. However, he discovers the culprit is just a kid, and her situation may not be as clear as he thought.

Authorities have written the girl off, and his need to fix everyone’s problems sets in, putting him on a collision course with a mysterious woman with secrets of her own and entangling him in a precarious relationship that ties him to a place he was just passing through.


Host
by Robin Cook

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(Medical) Lynn Peirce, a fourth-year medical student at South Carolina’s Mason-Dixon University, thinks she has her life figured out.

But when her otherwise healthy boyfriend, Carl, enters the hospital for routine surgery, her neatly ordered life is thrown into total chaos. Carl fails to return to consciousness after the procedure, and an MRI confirms brain death.


Starvation Heights
by Gregg Olsen

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(True Crime)  A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest. In 1911 two wealthy British heiresses, Claire and Dora Williamson, arrived at a sanitorium in the forests of the Pacific Northwest to undergo the revolutionary “fasting treatment” of Dr.

 Linda Burfield Hazzard. It was supposed to be a holiday for the two sisters, but within a month of arriving at what the locals called Starvation Heights, the women underwent brutal treatments and were emaciated shadows of their former selves.


Paradise
by Sharon Hamilton

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(Romantic Suspense) Retired Navy SEAL Sean Harper knows all about success. He’s established himself as one of New York’s premiere investment brokers and enjoys the parties and women that life allows. But he’s become a stranger to is happiness.

When a new client brings tales of a secret island paradise in the Caribbean and the woman he’s willing to leave society for, Sean begins to fantasize about what that life could be like and the serenity and peace it could offer. But when something sounds too good to be true, it oftentimes is…