Monday’s Mystery eBooks

Lucky and the Falling Felon
by Emmy Grace
Rating: 4.9 #ad

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Hi, I’m Annabelle Boucher, but everyone calls me Lucky. Despite my nickname, I’m a magnet for trouble. I can get myself into more jams and pickles than ants at a picnic. My most recent predicament involves being nearly killed by a dead body then finding a note that implicates me in the murder. My only option is to find the killer and clear my name. Fortunately, I have the help of a surly ex FBI agent, a 102-year-old mobster that looks like Mrs. Claus, and my wacky menagerie of rescue animals.

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Trapped
by Lillian Duncan
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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New release from Lillian Duncan.

Angelina Matthews has everything – riches, fame, and beauty – until the day she’s kidnapped and trapped in a basement with a madman, wearing only a stained t-shirt. The dirt is his – the blood is hers. Tormented and tortured, she cries out to God. Help comes in the form of Nate Goodman. When their paths cross months later, Nate discovers Angelina is still trapped – not in a basement but in the memories she can’t escape. Nate knows all about being trapped, and getting un-trapped.

As an ex-Chicago cop he’s had his own demons to wrestle, but his faith helped him to move forward. He reaches out to Angelina whose paranoid delusions have her trapped still. But are they delusions after all?


The Templar Fire
by K. R. Eckert
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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1666: A Mysterious man claiming to be the descendent of a Templar Knight makes his way to London. In his possession is a piece of wood he says is a segment of the True Cross, upon which Jesus Christ was crucified.

His mission is to deliver the Cross to Temple Church, where it will be safe from all enemies. But on the eve if completion, a Great Fire breaks out in the city. The Mysterious man is killed. The Cross disappears from history.

Present Day: Edward Drake, billionaire and religious fanatic, discovers the Cross in the wilderness of Syria. In London he builds a museum as a shrine to the Cross. But on the eve of it’s opening, the Cross is stolen, and a guard is found dead. Drake employs all his resources in a mad effort to exact vengeance.


A Suitable Vengeance
by Elizabeth George
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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Award-winning author Elizabeth George gives us an early glimpse into the lives of Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James, and Lady Helen Clyde in a superlative mystery that is also a fascinating inquiry into the crimes of the heart. Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton, has brought to Howenstow, his family home, the young woman he has asked to be his bride. But the savage murder of a local journalist is the catalyst for a lethal series of events that shatters the calm of a picturesque Cornwall village and embroils Lynley and St. James in a case far outside their jurisdiction—and a little too close to home.

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Servant of The Skull
by Edita A. Petrick
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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“I really enjoyed this book. Well written and a great plot line. It kept me riveted. Will definitely read more by this author.!” by Amazon Customer

When the skulls prove to be fake, and a woman’s body is found on the bottom of the cliff, Gia knows the killer would rather see her dead than let her confirm the victims’ identity.

But that’s not what worries her at all. The most worrisome thing is that everyone who has arrived at the cliff-top monastery to wait for Gina to finish her job, stands only to gain a great deal from identification of the victim’s skull. There is no one, but absolutely no one, who stands to lose if the skull proves to be that of the deceased patriarch. So why is someone trying to sabotage Gina’s reconstructive work…?


Count Zero
by William Gibson
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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A stylish, street smart, frighteningly probable parable of the future from the visionary, New York Times bestselling author of Neuromancer and Agency.

A corporate mercenary wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him, for a mission more dangerous than the one he’s recovering from: to get a defecting chief of R&D – and the biochip he’s perfected – out intact. But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties – some of whom aren’t remotely human…

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Road to Valor
by Aili McConnon, Andres McConnon
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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The inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and secretly aided the Italian resistance during World War II

Gino Bartali is best known as an Italian cycling legend who not only won the Tour de France twice but also holds the record for the longest time span between victories. In Road to Valor, Aili and Andres McConnon chronicle Bartali’s journey, from an impoverished childhood in rural Tuscany to his first triumph at the 1938 Tour de France.

Sunday’s Mystery eBooks

Death of a Greedy Woman
by M. C. Beaton
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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Eight hopeful members of the Checkmate Singles Club converge on Tommel Castle Hotel for a week of serious matchmaking, the clouds roll in. The four couples, carefully matched by dating director Maria Worth, immediately dislike each other. The arrival of Maria’s gross, greedy partner, Peta, kills the last vestige of romance. And as love goes out the window, murder comes in the door. Peta soon slurps up her last meal, and Hamish is left with a baffling puzzle: Who shared the fateful outing that left Peta dead with a big red apple in her mouth?

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Choice Cut
by Arnold Eslava-Grünwaldt
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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“I am becoming a big fan of this up and coming author and the “Cut” series. Each story in the series takes the readers through literary twists and turns seen and unseen. They are not only well written but fun to read. So far, Choice Cut keeps right up with its predecessors!” by Amazon Customer

Although he looks good on paper, he’s no saint and will do whatever it takes to find and destroy them – and whoever gets in his way. In their quest for wealth and/or fame, the two sides inadvertently cross The Butcher, a serial killer with a point to make who has terrorized the residents of Westchester County for several weeks.

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Who Sings to the Dead?
by Max Tomlinson
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Who can you trust in a country haunted by its past?

On the hunt for an abducted Indian beggar girl, Peruvian National Police officer Nina Flores is determined to track down the suspected kidnapper, a man who resembles what the locals call pishtacos: tall, pale ghosts who steal children. In spite of being jumped by a mysterious attacker, and the murder of a woman who gets too close to the truth, Nina is blocked at every turn by her superiors. Then she discovers links to a second case reaching back twenty years to the country’s dirty war.

Defying the powers that be, Nina forms a shaky alliance with a member of a brutal drug cartel and heads deep into the Amazon jungle. She will bring the lost one home, or die trying.


Day of Reckoning
by Kai Strand
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Twelve-year-old, Terra, not only learns she’s a Nature’s Spirit destined to serve the peaceful underground city of Concord, but she also finds that a prophecy names her as the only one who can thwart the leader of the death tribe.The Trepidus are the death janitors of the Underworld. They’re responsible for the termination and cleanup of Concord’s beings.

When their leader, Blanco, learns Terra is the one who can derail his day of reckoning, he does everything he can to get rid of her. Including dispatch a “Bringer” to complete the ultimate of death janitor duties.Terra hopes to complete her training and discover her Spirit talents so, Frank, a Spirit of Security, is assigned to protect her. They undertake a secret investigation of how to defeat Blanco. But with the future of Concord and Terra’s very own life at stake, will they find the answer in time?


Terror on Waxhaw Creek
by Carolyn Digh Griffin
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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After five years of grieving the loss of her parents, Siobhan Ferguson returned to the Land of the Waxhaws and the small town of Shady Hollow on Waxhaw Creek. She was consumed with anger, unforgiveness, and resentment toward God, because of the unsolved, double murder of her parents. Little did she realize the terror that awaited her in that small southern town in North Carolina. Not only did she return to the Land of the Waxhaws, the murderer returned, as well…

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A Room Full of Bones
by Elly Griffiths
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When Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop, she finds the museum’s curator lying dead on the floor. Soon after, the museum’s wealthy owner is also found dead, in his stables.

These two deaths could be from natural causes, but once again Ruth and DCI Harry Nelson cross paths during the investigation. When threatening letters come to light, events take an even more sinister turn. But as Ruth’s friends become involved, where will her loyalties lie?

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The Most Dangerous Animal of All
by Gary L. Stewart, Susan Mustafa
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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An explosive and historic book of true crime and an emotionally powerful and revelatory memoir of a man whose ten-year search for his biological father leads to a chilling discovery: His father is one of the most notorious-and still at large-serial killers in America

Combing through government records and news reports and through conversations with his father’s relatives and friends, Stewart turns up a host of clues, including forensic evidence, identifying his father as one of the most infamous and still-wanted serial killers in American history.

Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

Cross Her Heart
by Sarah Pinborough
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Lisa is living a lie and everyone is about to find out. Lisa lives for her daughter Ava, her job and her best friend Marilyn.

But when a handsome client shows an interest in her, Lisa starts daydreaming about sharing her life with him, too. Maybe she’s ready now. Maybe she can trust again. Maybe it’s time to let her terrifying secret past go. But when her daughter rescues a boy from drowning and their pictures are all over the news for everyone to see, Lisa’s world explodes.


Simple Evidence
by Edita A. Petrick
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A cabin in the woods. A hostage situation. A sabotaged mission. The trauma that rocked her world as a young girl threatens her even in her adult life.

As a seven-year-old, Seabring Roberts was held captive in a cabin with her younger brother, Andrew, while her father was forced to sabotage a crucial military jet engine project. In spite of his cooperation, things went south when negotiating the safe return of his children. His treason cost him not only his life but that of his four-year-old son. The seven-year old daughter was left alone in the middle of the woods, with the bodies of her younger brother and her father, with no resources or instruction on how to survive the wilderness. A trucker found her in the desert, hungry, cold and terrified.


FBI Dragon Chronicles Complete Omnibus
by J.L. Hendricks, J. A. Cipriano
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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Find out the secret darker than her dragon shifter form Enjoy the series created by a NY Times Bestselling Author and USA Today Bestselling Author! Grab the entire series in one complete boxed set!

A Ritual of Fire: In the first novel in The FBI Dragon Chronicles, Alyson Andrews’s Investigation of a gruesome serial murder sends her into the darkest depths of the city’s magical underbelly…

A Ritual of Death: When Alyson, top-flight FBI agent and the world’s last dragon shifter, and her vampire partner Vlad saved the world last month, they thought that would be the last apocalypse they would ever have to deal with.

A Ritual of Conquest: When Alyson, dragon shifter and FBI special agent, and her sexy vampire partner, Vlad…


Winter: A Berlin Family, 1899–1945
by Len Deighton
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Epic prelude to the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, that follows the fortunes of a German dynasty during two world wars.

Winter takes us into a large and complex family drama, into the lives of two German brothers – both born close upon the turn of the century, both so caught up in the currents of history that their story is one with the story of their country, from the Kaiser’s heyday through Hitler’s rise and fall. A novel that rings powerfully true, a rich and remarkable portrait of Germany in the first half of the twentieth century.


Wicked Little Secret
by Lotta Smith, Tree Editing, Hot
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Everyone has secrets – ghosts are no exception…

Finding her body taken over by a ghost with unfinished business while entertaining a tempting (yet dangerous sounding) invitation from Rick Rowling -her boss – has Amanda Meyer, FBI special assistant and resident ghost whisperer for the Paranormal Cases Division, in a tailspin. Her drag-queen-guardian ghost is acting even stranger than usual, a murder victim holds a clue to finding a stolen sculpture, and a parade of well-meaning family members might just set another murder in motion.

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Death in a Strange Country
by Donna Leon
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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Early one morning Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Police confronts a grisly sight when the body of a young man is fished out of a fetid canal. All the clues point to a violent mugging, but for Brunetti the motive of robbery seems altogether too convenient. When something is discovered in the victim’s apartment that suggests the existence of a high-level conspiracy, Brunetti becomes convinced that somebody, somewhere, is taking great pains to provide a ready-made solution to the crime.

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The Man Who Smiled
by Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson
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The #1 international-bestselling tale of greed, violence, and corporate power from the master of Scandinavian noir: “One of his best” (The Times, London).

After killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander finds himself deep in a personal and professional crisis; during more than a year of sick leave, he turns to drink and vice to quiet his lingering demons. Once he pulls himself together, he vows to quit the Ystad police force for good—just before a friend who had asked Wallander to look into the death of his father winds up dead himself, shot three times.

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Friday’s Mystery eBooks

Dead Wrong
by J.M. Griffin
Rating: 4.7

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The race is on to save Lavinia “Vinnie” Esposito in the third book in the Esposito series.

After finding a dead man, Vinnie realizes she has become embroiled in yet another crazy situation, this one involving stolen art, proving her twin brother’s innocence, and saving her own neck.

State trooper Marcus Richmond and FBI agent Aaron Grant are back to help Vinnie find the culprit, while keeping her out of harm’s way. That’s a task to try the most patient of men, because Vinnie isn’t about to let a lead go stale because she’s waiting for back up.

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A Maiden’s Grave
by Jeffery Deaver
Rating: 4.4

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Along a windswept Kansas road, eight vulnerable girls and their helpless teachers are forced off a school bus and held hostage in an abandoned slaughterhouse. The madman who has them at gunpoint has a simple plan: One hostage an hour will die unless the demands are met.

Called to the scene is Arthur Potter, the FBI’s best hostage negotiator. He has a plan. But so does one of the hostages – a beautiful teacher who’s willing to do anything to save the lives of her students. Now the clock is ticking as a chilling game of cat and mouse begins.


School For Reluctant Witches
by Auburn Tempest, Carolina Mac
Rating: 5.0

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Take the best blend of action/adventure, urban fantasy, and witch magick, add in a dash of murder and mayhem, some New Orleans flavor, and you’re left with a fun, rollicking read you won’t want to put down.

Mystere LeJeune isn’t only a witch – she’s THE witch. Her family’s magick roots weave deep into the rich soil and boggy swamps of the New Orleans paranormal community. It’s no surprise that the LeJeune Book of Shadows is coveted by many – even those stupid enough to try to take it from her.

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Voodoo River
by Robert Crais
Rating: 4.5

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Elvis Cole finds himself deep in the bayou of Louisiana searching for the estranged parents of a television star – but something deadly is looking for him.

L.A. private eye Elvis Cole is hired by popular television star Jodie Taylor to delve into her past and identify the biological parents who gave her up for adoption thirty-six years before. Cole’s assignment is to find out their biological history and report back.

It seems all too clear cut. But when he gets to Louisiana and begins his search, he finds that there’s something much darker going on. Other people are also looking for Taylor’s parents, and some are ending up dead.

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Trail of Blood
by Uzi Eilam
Rating: 4.8

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Two old friends find themselves on a bloody collision course. Dr. Gideon Ben Ari was convinced he had found peace and quiet at last.

But a murderous terror attack that leaves dozens of children dead, forces him to postpone his plans and assist the Israeli Mossad in its hunt for the perpetrators of this abominable crime.

With the Mossad hot on his tail, Nimer Al Khaladi, the terrorist, does not rest for a moment. He is already planning a new attack, one that will resound around the world for years to come. In collaboration with Iran and North Korea he is working on long range missiles armed with nuclear warheads, an ambitious project that if brought to fruition, could destroy the fragile world balance.

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The McCabe Brothers The Complete Collection
by Lorhainne Eckhart
Rating: 4.3

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From a USA Today bestseller

Join the five McCabe siblings on their journeys to the dark and dangerous side of love! An intense, exhilarating collection of romantic thrillers you won’t want to miss.

This collection includes all the books in this new spinoff series. Don’t Stop Me, Don’t Catch Me, Don’t Run From Me, Don’t Hide From Me, and the newest addition Claudia’s story in Don’t Leave Me


The Raven Mocker
by Aiden James
Rating: 4.2

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Something evil has awakened beneath a forgotten ravine in the Great Smoky Mountains. After lying in peace for centuries, an ancient deity watches….

David and Miriam Hobbs celebrate their fifteenth anniversary in Gatlinburg, unaware that a violent wraith, Allie Mae, will follow them home on a determined quest for vengeance. Having survived this harrowing experience, David’s new friend, John Running Deer, unwittingly aids the desecration of an ancient burial site while recovering Allie Mae’s remains from a sacred Cades Cove ravine.

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