Tuesday’s Mystery eBooks

Dogs Don’t Lie
by Lisa Shay
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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On call at Crater Emergency Animal Hospital, I, Doctor Kallie Collins, receive a curious request from the sheriff’s department. I’m to meet with a detective at a small ranch outside of town. You see, there’s this dog with a bone he’s not willing to part with.

On scene, the dog tells me the bone is human. Actually, he shows me the location of the body, complete with a human skull, through an animal-communication technique I learned a couple years ago. Now I have to explain how this works to the detective, convincing him I’m not the murderer.


Warlord
by Ted Bell
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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Thriller fiction of the highest order, Warlord by Ted Bell returns British-American MI6 counterterrorism operative Alex Hawke to the field, as he races to stop a plot to murder Great Britian’s royal family. This latest spellbinding installment in the New York Times bestselling series is filled with twists and turns, shocks and surprises, ever-escalating peril and ingenious spycraft. Warlord “puts a capital A in adventure” (Madison County Herald) and offers further proof why Ted Bell deserves his position on the A-list along with Clive Cussler, Robert Ludlum, Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, and Daniel Silva.

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Of Dust and Tides
by A.G. Russo
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Chance encounters, voices from the past, or challenging choices can change the course of a life. In this short story collection, told in different genres, young people starting on their journey to full adulthood find themselves on unexpected paths.

I really enjoyed A. G. Russo’s Our Wild and Precious Lives when I read it. Whenever they contacted me to read Of Dust and Tides, I happily accepted. I enjoyed all of the stories included in the book to varying degrees. It’s hard to pick a favorite as I really enjoyed each story. My favorites (in order) were “Impure Earth”, “Sick Grandma”, “Double Vision”, and “Portrait of Jori”. The others were great, too, but those really stuck out to me.


A Minute to Midnight
by David Baldacci
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee’s unresolved anger finally gets the better of her on the job, and she finds she has to deal with the demons of her past if she wants to remain with the FBI.

Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum head back to Atlee’s rural hometown in Georgia to see what they can uncover about the traumatic night Mercy was taken and Pine was almost killed. But soon after Atlee begins her investigation, a local woman is found ritualistically murdered, her face covered with a wedding veil–and the first killing is quickly followed by a second bizarre murder.

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(An Atlee Pine Thriller Mysteries)


Follow You Anywhere
by Weston Parker
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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My new boss is so hot, it hurts. I needed a job, but working as this guy’s personal assistant is going to get me into trouble. I’ve never in my life given into a man the way I want to give into him. And the fact that he’s a single father scares me and draws me in deeper. Where most women are after his wallet, I find myself wanting so much more than I ever have before.

But it’s highly inappropriate. With the holidays approaching, I’m trying hard to focus on the good things in life, but something is missing in mine. Something I can’t deny any longer. A guy. One just like him. Swoony. Strong. Dominant. But am I enough to push through the baggage of his past?


The Solar War
by A.G. Riddle
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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After the Long Winter, Emma Matthews and James Sinclair hoped life would get back to normal. They’ve settled down in Camp Seven and welcomed their first child, a daughter. And they have waited and watched the sky for any signs of the grid’s return.

When NASA discovers that several asteroids have broken from the Kuiper Belt and are headed for Earth, James instantly realizes the truth: the grid is back. And this battle will be one to the very end.

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(The Long Winter Trilogy)


The Ghosts of Ravencrest
by Multiple Authors
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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Darkness Never Dies … Ravencrest Manor has always been part of the family. The ancestral home of the Mannings, Ravencrest’s walls have been witness to generations of unimaginable scandal, horror, and depravity. Imported stone by stone from England to northern California in the early 1800s, the manor now houses widower Eric Manning, his children, and his staff. Ravencrest stands alone, holding its memories and ghosts close to its dark heart, casting long, black shadows across its grand lawns, through the surrounding forests, and over the picturesque town of Devilswood, below…


The Samurai’s Heart
by Walt Mussell
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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Will a clandestine group of samurai make Sen’s belief in God her destruction? “A vivid tale of 16th-century Japan. Saturated with historical detail, The Samurai’s Heart is a timeless story of love, loyalty, and faith” (New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee).

With the death of her older sister and sole sibling, Sen must return home to Himeji and find a husband to marry into the family swordsmith business. Failure ensures her family’s craft, honed through generations, will die. Her father’s handsome apprentice, Nobuhiro, would seem the ideal choice for a husband and her parents press the issue.

Monday’s Mystery eBooks

French Pastry Murder
by Leslie Meier
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Lucy Stone is saying “Au revoir!” to Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and “Bonjour!” to Paris to take in the sights, learn how to bake authentic French pastries, and experience some joie de vivre. But her dreams of la vie en rose are put on hold when the City of Lights turns deadly…

Lucy always dreamed of visiting Paris, but when renowned pastry chef Larry Bruneau is discovered on death’s doorstep and Lucy and her friends are detained for questioning, she’s worried she’ll be trading in her luxury accommodations for a sojourn in the Bastille. Now, if she’s going to enjoy her vacation, she’ll have to unpack her sleuthing skills and clear her name…

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(A Lucy Stone Cozy Mysteries)


Snow Creek
by Gregg Olsen
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Footprints were scattered about like fallen leaves. She looked down into the ravine, and once more her lungs filled with fear. A body, blackened and motionless lay splayed out in the bushes.

Detective Megan Carpenter is no stranger to evil. Escaping the horrors of her old life, she’s vowed never to let anyone hurt her or those she loves ever again. Joining the small police force in Jefferson County’s Port Townsend, Megan is determined to get every victim of a crime the justice they deserve…


Planetside
by Michael Mammay
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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“Not just for military SF fans—although military SF fans will love it—Planetside is an amazing debut novel, and I’m looking forward to what Mammay writes next.” Tanya Huff, author of the Confederation and Peacekeeper series

A seasoned military officer uncovers a deadly conspiracy on a distant, war-torn planet…

War heroes aren’t usually called out of semi-retirement and sent to the far reaches of the galaxy for a routine investigation. So when Colonel Carl Butler answers the call from an old and powerful friend, he knows it’s something big—and he’s not being told the whole story.


Macbeth
by Jo Nesbo
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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Shakespeare’s dark and tragic play retold in a heart-pounding New York Times bestselling thriller from the author of The Snowman and The Thirst.

Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom – a master of manipulation named Hecate – has connections with the highest in power, and plans to use them to get his way.


The Book of Turns
by Edita A. Petrick
Rating: 4.0 #ad

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Cold cases start to warm up as an ancient artifact comes out to wreck the global balance. Two cold cases. A series of phenomenal events. A race against time.

After two years, there has been a long-running account of strange events on the news headlines: rivers altering their courses, campsites shifting locations – to phantom inheritances and severed limbs reattached to war veteran’s bodies. Carter and Stella’s long earned holiday is cut short with the appearance of a mutual friend and F.B.I Special Agent Saunders.

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(Peacetaker Mysteries)


A Redbird Christmas
by Fannie Flagg
Rating: 4.0 #ad

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With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times bestselling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic.

Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River.


Don’t Stop Me
by Lorhainne Eckhart
Rating: 4.0 #ad

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The first book in the McCabe Brothers, a spinoff of the big family romance series The Friessens from New York Times & USA Today bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart.

Fifteen years ago, Vic McCabe was headed down a one-way road to destruction with the love of his life. But then the unthinkable happened, a mistake that changed their lives forever.

Successful billionaire contractor Vic McCabe is a man every woman wants, but he gives his heart to no one. However, one day a reporter shows up, asking questions about a past he’s buried, a mistake he made fifteen years ago that could destroy his future and that of the woman he’s tried to forget.

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Sunday’s Mystery eBooks

Death on the Danube:

A New Year’s Murder in Budapest
by Jennifer S. Alderson
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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A Brand New Release. Who knew a New Year’s trip to Budapest could be so deadly? The tour must go on – even with a killer in their midst…

Recent divorcee Lana Hansen needs a break. Her luck has run sour for going on a decade, ever since she got fired from her favorite job as an investigative reporter. When her fresh start in Seattle doesn’t work out as planned, Lana ends up unemployed and penniless on Christmas Eve.

Dotty Thompson, her landlord and the owner of Wanderlust Tours, is also in a tight spot after one of her tour guides ends up in the hospital, leaving her a guide short on Christmas Day.


Skin Trials
by S.Y. Humphrey
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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Seren is one of the most powerful young women on Earth.

Little does she know her parents’ new government, Perfect Society, harbors a terrible genetic secret. By the year 2042, the nation has managed to survive the floods and flesh-eating outbreak of the 2020’s. Perfect Society has corrected the devastating losses and restored peace to all citizens. Or has it?

The terrorist group Anthistemi shatters the world with the genetically-modified truth. The government, led by Seren’s father, carried out gruesome torture and decimation in the Skin Trials. Antistemi reveals the truth Seren never knew about herself.


The Burglar on the Prowl
by Lawrence Block
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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A philosophical yet practical gentleman, Bernie Rhodenbarr possesses many admirable qualities: charm, intelligence, sparkling wit, and unwavering loyalty. Of course, he also has this special talent and a taste for life’s finer things. So he’s more than willing to perform some vengeful larceny for a friend — ripping off a smarmy, particularly deserving plastic surgeon — for fun and a very tidy profit.

But during a practice run at another address, Bernie’s forced to hide under a bed when the lady of the house returns unexpectedly with the worst kind of blind date in tow. In no time, Bernie’s up to his burgling neck in big trouble. Again.

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(Bernie Rhodenbarr Mysteries)


Yippee Ki Yay-A-Navy
by Gregg Bell
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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It’s de-SEALed Navy SEAL partners Shelby Ryder and Earl Bernstein’s third mission, second opportunity to be re-SEALed and first chance to do something right. Oh, they’ve been in trouble with the government before, but this time if they fail, they’ll face a firing squad.

The mission is simple enough. A key ally of the president of the United States has been murdered by the Dark Cowboy, a mysterious figure holed up in the Arizona mountains, and the president gives Shelby and Earl a deadline to bring him back to Washington dead or alive.

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(Navy SEAL Misadventure Mysteries)


The End of Temperance Dare
by Wendy Webb
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Haunting and atmospheric, The End of Temperance Dare is another thrilling page-turner from the author reviewers are calling the Queen of the Northern Gothic.

When Eleanor Harper becomes the director of a renowned artists’ retreat, she knows nothing of Cliffside Manor’s dark past as a tuberculosis sanatorium, a “waiting room for death.” After years of covering murder and violence as a crime reporter, Eleanor hopes that being around artists and writers in this new job will be a peaceful retreat for her as much as for them.

But from her first fog-filled moments on the manor’s grounds, Eleanor is seized by a sense of impending doom and realizes there’s more to the institution than its reputation of being a haven for creativity.


The King of Plagues
by Jonathan Maberry
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Saturday 09:11 Hours: A blast rocks a London hospital and thousands are dead or injured… 10:09 Hours: Joe Ledger arrives on scene to investigate. The horror is unlike anything he has ever seen. Compelled by grief and rage, Joe rejoins the DMS and within hours is attacked by a hit-team of assassins and sent on a suicide mission into a viral hot zone during an Ebola outbreak. Soon Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences begin tearing down the veils of deception to uncover a vast and powerful secret society using weaponized versions of the Ten Plagues of Egypt to destabilize world economies and profit from the resulting chaos.

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(A Joe Ledger Mysteries)


Escape From Hotel Necro
by Amy Cross
Rating: 3.8 #ad

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When Katie Johnson arrives at Hotel Necro for a romantic weekend with her husband Jason, she thinks she’s going to enjoy a few days of uninterrupted peace and relaxation. On the first morning, however, she wakes up feeling slightly ill, and with a strange scratch mark on her waist.

Soon, Katie and Jason are plunged into a nightmare. Something dark and sadistic lurks beneath the calm of Hotel Necro, something that leaves Katie horrified by her own potential for evil. Can the couple break free from the hotel’s ominous grip? And if they can, will they ever be allowed to leave?

Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

Tigers Love Bubble Baths & Obsession Perfume (who knew!)
by Mary K. Savarese
Rating: 4.8 (Cozy Mystery)

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Angie Pantera thought she had the perfect life: a loving, devoted husband of twenty-five years, two wonderful, grown children, and an impending wedding anniversary celebration with friends and family.

But the celebration is ruined by a cheating husband, and Angie’s life devolves into a living nightmare–until serendipity brings her to Birdsong, Maine, as recreation director at the Home of the Little Flower. A church-run nursing home that is slowly wasting away with its nonagenarian inhabitants, the Home could use a miracle…or maybe a facsimile of one…


Federal Agents of Magic Boxed Set 1
by TR Cameron, Martha Carr, Michael Anderle
Rating: 5.0

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FBI Agent Diana Sheen is an agent with a secret… Find out her secret in this 4-book boxed set full of action, intrigue, and tons of magic!

Magic Ops: …she carries a badge and a troll, along with a little magic. But her Most Wanted List is going to take a little extra effort. She’ll have to embrace her powers and up her game to take down new threats, Not to mention deal with the troll that’s adopted her. All signs point to a serious threat lurking just beyond sight, pulling the strings to put the forces of good in harm’s way.


Code Zero
by Jonathan Maberry
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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For years the Department of Military Sciences has fought to stop terrorists from using radical bioweapons—designer plagues, weaponized pathogens, genetically modified viruses, and even the zombie plague that first brought Ledger into the DMS. These terrible weapons have been locked away in the world’s most secure facility. Until now. Joe Ledger and Echo Team are scrambled when a highly elite team of killers breaks the unbreakable security and steals the world’s most dangerous weapons. Within days there are outbreaks of mass slaughter and murderous insanity across the American heartland. Can Joe Ledger stop a brilliant and devious master criminal from turning the Land of the Free into a land of the dead?

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(A Joe Ledger Mysteries)


The Cycle of Galand: Books 1-3
by Edward W. Robertson
Rating: 5.0

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For years, peace has reigned between the kingdoms of Mallon and Narashtovik. In large part because Narashtovik’s leader, Dante Galand, has forged himself into a powerful necromancer. Yet in Mallon, a rival sorcerer named Gladdic has just made a discovery that is about to tip the balance of power. Soon, half the continent will be dragged into war. But the war is just the beginning. In the chaos of their struggles, they will unleash a force that could consume them all.

Set in a USA Today-bestselling world, this set contains over 1500 pages of warfare, banter, the clash of magics and peoples, and the unraveling of the deepest mysteries of the world.


Transatlantic Tragedy
by Hope Callaghan
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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The “Siren of the Seas” sets sail for the much anticipated transatlantic repositioning cruise to the British Isles. It’s smooth sailing until someone falls overboard. Millie jumps in head first to determine if the passenger’s death was an accident, suicide or murder.

BONUS: Recipe Included!

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(Cruise Ship Cozy Mysteries)


Assassin’s Code
by Ward Larsen
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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Former assassin David Slaton discovers a cryptic message: on a memory stick, a photograph of the man who will soon assume command of DGSI, France’s elite counterterrorism force. With that country reeling under a wave of ISIS attacks, Zavier Baland will be trusted to make the Republic safe again. The problem—Slaton has seen Baland’s face before. He is Ali Samir, a terrorist Slaton is certain he killed fifteen years earlier. Unable to reconcile this frightening disconnect, he attempts to raise the alarm.

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The Dating Game
by Lorhainne Eckhart
Rating: 4.4

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From a Readers’ Favorite award-winning author and “queen of the family saga” (Aherman) comes The Parker Sisters a new spinoff series of the Married in Montana series.

Twenty Six year old Ivy Parker is a Nurse by day, but an unlikely attraction with a mysterious man will turn her world upside down as she finds herself in, The Dating Game. Check out The Parker Sisters complete series!

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Luring Levi: Bad Boys of Sweetwater
by Elizabeth Rose
Rating: 4.9

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A man released from prison gets a second chance at love!

Candace Kane is a food reviewer from Chicago and arrives on the train with her six-year-old twins in Sweetwater where she will be a guest judge at their annual fair. The last thing she expected was to find Levi Taylor, a love interest of her past as her escort. And though she knows she should tell him he’s the father of her children, she is hesitant to do it for more reasons than one…

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(Tarnished Saints Series)