Tuesday’s Mystery eBooks

Cat on the Edge
by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
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It’s been quite a week for Joe Grey. First the large, powerfulfeline discovers that, through some strange, inexplicable phenomenon, he now has the ability to understand human language. Then he discovers he can speak it as well! It’s a nightmare for a cat who’d prefer to sleep the day away carefree, but Joe can handle it. That is, until he has the misfortune to witness a murder in the alley behind Jolly’s Deli — and worse, to be seen witnessing it.

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Dark Days of the After
by Ryan Schow
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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BRAND NEW SERIES! For the next few days, save 66% on the ebook before it goes to full price permanently! From Ryan Schow, bestselling post-apocalyptic fiction author of The Last War and The Age of Embers, comes an intense new tale of strength, survival and patriotism. Dark Days of the After puts ordinary citizens on the front line of a domestic war that was never supposed to have happened, one that will either unify the country or break her for good…

THIS IS NOT THE AMERICA YOU KNOW. In the near future, the Constitution is outlawed, the government is ceremonial at best and the country is about to lose her name. No one knows how this happened, or why America prostrated herself to the kind of foreign forces who would impose obedience through compliance. Resistors call the occupation “creeping death.” Those countries grabbing at the reins of power see it for what it is—a full scale invasion.


Tragedy at Silver Creek
by Belinda G. Buchanan
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Guilt is a powerful thing, and former deputy Jack Collins is mired in it. Unable to forget the events that have taken place in the town he was sworn to protect, he feels as if he is slowly drowning as he tries to cope with the aftermath of a serial killer’s reign of terror, as well as his new – and unwanted – job as chief of police.

When the body of a young woman, having the same puncture wounds as the serial killer’s previous victims, is discovered, Jack must determine if this is a copycat crime or the work of a possible accomplice – either of which – could put the killer’s only surviving victim in grave danger.


Only Ever Her
by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
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Annie Taft’s wedding is four days away, and it will be one of the grandest anyone can remember in her small South Carolina town. Preparations are in order. Friends and family are gathering in anticipation. Everything is going according to plan. Except that Annie herself has vanished. Did she have second thoughts? Or has something much worse happened to the bride-to-be?

While her loved ones frantically try to track her down, they’re forced to grapple with their own secrets—secrets with the power to reframe entire relationships, leaving each to wonder how well they really knew Annie and how well they know themselves.


The Good Liar
by Nicholas Searle
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen.

“A superb thriller and a truly engrossing read.” – Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10

When Roy meets a wealthy widow online, he can hardly believe his luck. Just like Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley, Roy is a man who lives to deceive—and everything about Betty suggests she’s an easy mark. He’s confident that his scheme to swindle her will be a success. After all, he’s done this before.


The North and South Trilogy
by John Jakes
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Two families are united—and torn apart—by the Civil War in these three dramatic novels by the #1 New York Times–bestselling master of the historical epic.

In North and South, the first volume of John Jakes’s acclaimed and sweeping saga, a friendship is threatened by the divisions of the Civil War…

In Love and War, the Main and Hazard families clash on and off the Civil War’s battlefields as they grapple with the violent realities of a divided nation…

In Heaven and Hell, the battle between the Mains and Hazards—and Confederate and Union armies—comes to a brilliant end.


25 Websites that Will Pay You to Write
by Writing Axis
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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“A great resource for writers who need regular work that pays well.” – HBC Book Reviews

The rise of the gig economy has provided more opportunities for writers to profit while working remotely. Whether you’re looking to launch a writing career, supplement your income or increase your earning potential by writing for high-paying, big-name brands, this is the only resource you need…

Monday’s Mystery eBooks

Strangled Eggs and Ham
by Maddie Day
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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While Robbie scrambles through breakfast orders for her expanding clientele at Pans ‘N Pancakes, tempers run as high as the sticky August heat in South Lick, Indiana. Real-estate developer Fiona Closs plans to build a towering luxury resort at one of the most scenic hilltops in Brown County, and not everyone can see the sunny side of the imposing proposition—including Robbie’s furious Aunt Adele, who doesn’t waste a minute concocting protests and road blockades.

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(A Country Store Mysteries)


LET ME GO
by Willow Rose
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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NEW RELEASE from multi-million-copy best-selling Author Willow Rose.

What if a stranger told you that she believed your child is about to be killed? What if that woman was an ex-FBI profiler with a disputable reputation? Would you believe her?

Eva Rae Thomas is chasing down a vicious killer, but no one will believe he even exists. If there are no unexplained dead bodies or missing persons, then how can there be a killer on the loose?

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(Eva Rae Thomas Mysteries)


The DarkWorld SkinWalker Series Box Set
by T.G Ayer
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In the DarkWorld the things that go bump in the night are most likely true. And the problem is they are probably not sticking to bumping around in the night. They are everywhere. Your work colleagues, your teachers, even your friends. They’ve been living that way for a long time. And you haven’t noticed because they don’t want you to.

You’re much better off not asking any questions.


Life Support
by Robert Whitlow
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Alexia Lindale knows her new case is a matter of life and death. She doesn’t have a clue what it will do to her heart…and soul. From the Christy-award-winning author of The List, The Trial, and The Sacrifice comes this twisting tale of tough decisions, mixed motives, and mysterious, healing grace.

Baxter Richardson survived a fall from a cliff while hiding in the mountains. Whether he’ll make it through the next few weeks is unclear. His survival depends on the machines that help him breathe. On the haunted, unstable wife who wants to pull the plug and hide her secrets.

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(An Alexia Lindale Series)


Overwhelming Force
by Andrew Watts
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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When the Chinese military launches a surprise attack on the United States, the world is thrown into chaos. The Manning family is spread out over the globe, each doing their part to defend America.

With the Chinese fleet advancing, Admiral Manning commands the USS FORD carrier strike group near Midway. CIA operative Chase Manning is sent home to the US to fight a lethal unit of Chinese special forces. LCDR Victoria Manning hunts submarines off the coast of Guam. And intelligence analyst David Manning tries to decipher Chinese plans.

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Elmet
by Fiona Mozley
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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The family thought the little house they had made themselves in Elmet, a corner of Yorkshire, was theirs, that their peaceful, self-sufficient life was safe. Cathy and Daniel roamed the woods freely, occasionally visiting a local woman for some schooling, living outside all conventions. Their father built things and hunted, working with his hands; sometimes he would disappear, forced to do secret, brutal work for money, but to them he was a gentle protector.


American Operator
by Jeffrey Wilson, Brian Andrews
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What Dempsey doesn’t realize is that Allen is just a pawn in a much larger game. A new player has already been unleashed: a legendary mercenary who matches the American Operator in skill, tactical prowess, and a killer instinct for survival. Now there is far more at stake than a kidnapped CIA agent. Dempsey and his team better get this one right, because the balance of power for the entire Middle East rests on their shoulders. And the new threat is far more dangerous than any Dempsey has encountered in his decades waging war against terrorism. Game on.

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Sunday’s Mystery eBooks

Cat Telling Tales
by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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Mystery fans and cat lovers alike rejoice. The infallible feline sleuthing team of Joe Grey, Dulcie, and Kit return in Cat Telling Tales—author Shirley Rousseau Murphy’s seventeenth ingenious whodunit that once again gives readers a cat’s eye view of crime, murder, and mayhem. Already honored with nine Cat Writers’ Association Muse Medallions for her series, Murphy takes us back to Molina Point, California in Cat Telling Tales, as a suspicious fire, a tragic death, and a rash of unanticipated houseguests, both human and feline, inflame the investigative curiosity of our furry detective trio.

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(Joe Grey Mysteries)


I Know Everything
by Matthew Farrell
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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A psychiatrist grapples with his own sanity as murder evidence mounts against him.

Police investigator Susan Adler is ready to close the book on a deadly car accident, but after the medical examiner discovers evidence of foul play, she knows she has a murder on her hands. The victim was the wealthy wife of Randall Brock, a renowned psychiatrist who treats patients with disturbing, brutal fantasies. And just like that, Susan’s got a suspect.

Randall has a violent past but knows he didn’t kill his wife. In the midst of his crushing grief, Randall receives a visit from a stranger with information to share about his wife’s death.


If I’m Found
by Terri Blackstock
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Casey Cox is still on the run, fleeing prosecution for a murder she didn’t commit. Dylan Roberts – her most relentless pursuer—is still on her trail, but his secret emails insist he knows the truth and wants to help her. He’s let her escape before when he had her in his grasp, but trust doesn’t come easily.

As Casey works to collect evidence about the real murderers, she stumbles on another unbearable injustice: an abused child and a suicidal man who’s also been falsely accused. Casey risks her own safety to right this wrong and protect the little girl from her tormenters.

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(If I Run Mysteries)


Into the Wolves’ Den
by Jon Athan
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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What would you do to protect your family? Keith Klein, a beat cop in the small New Mexico town of Montaño, sets out to find his missing daughters after they vanish on their way home from school. He enlists the help of Gerald Greenwood, an old friend and a private investigator. When their investigation stalls and desperation creeps in, Keith’s methods become unorthodox, illegal, and extremely violent.

Meanwhile, Keith’s daughters, fourteen-year-old Carrie and eight-year-old Allison, witness horrors beyond imagination at the Wolves’ Den, a house in the middle of nowhere. In that house, a group of psychopaths in animal masks produce snuff films and other disturbing content for clients across the globe.


The Masterpiece
by Fiona Davis
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For most New Yorkers, Grand Central Terminal is a crown jewel, a masterpiece of design. But for Clara Darden and Virginia Clay, it represents something quite different.

For Clara, the terminal is the stepping stone to her future. It is 1928, and Clara is teaching at the lauded Grand Central School of Art. Though not even the prestige of the school can override the public’s disdain for a “woman artist,” fiery Clara is single-minded in her quest to achieve every creative success – even while juggling the affections of two very different men. But she and her bohemian friends have no idea that they’ll soon be blindsided by the looming Great Depression…and that even poverty and hunger will do little to prepare Clara for the greater tragedy yet to come.


Take It Down A Notch
by Weston Parker
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If only men were for sale this time of the year.

Then I could buy one, use him as a companion for my son who needs a male figure in his life, and then return him once we were all good again. But it doesn’t work that way. A friend mentions a Big Brother Program, and I’m all in. My little one gets what he needs, and I don’t have to sacrifice my freedom and worry about love loss again. The handsome guy they assign my son isn’t at all what I expected. Nor are the warm fuzzies I get when I see him.


That’s My Sister
by Roxanne Rhaman
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Having a younger, beautiful sister is hard enough. Having one who’s on the cover of magazines and is loved by all? Torture. For single mom Marie Stephens, all she wants is to survive her new business, provide for her children, and ignore the intense feelings she has for her married neighbor.

When her famous sister, Sadie, shows up after a five-year absence, Marie’s normal life ceases to exist. Add in their celebrity-obsessed mother, it’s no wonder they can’t get along.


The Ruby’s Place Christmas Collection
by Holly Schindler
Rating: New Release

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Journey with me to tiny Sullivan, Missouri and unwrap an unexpected gift…

Welcome to Christmas Eve at Ruby’s Place, a nightspot where memories of yesterday come alive. Where one night a year, the past and the present bump headlong into the future. Where beginnings and endings circulate through mystery and the magic of love. Meet the establishment’s current owner, Angela, its first owner, Frankie, and Ruby herself.

Get to know the happy hour regulars whose presence is the stuff of quiet speculation. Revisit the Christmas within yourself.

Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

Aunt Dimity and The King’s Ransom
by Nancy Atherton
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On a dull and dreary October day, Lori Shepherd and her husband Bill set off for the historic town of Rye, on the southeast coast of England, for a quiet weekend together without the kids. Bill must first pay a visit to a reclusive client–but after Lori drops him off, a powerful storm drives her off course and leaves her stranded in an ancient, rambling inn called The King’s Ransom. When Lori is spooked by ghostly noises in the night, Aunt Dimity reminds her rather tartly that not all ghosts intend to harm the living.

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Third Party
by Brandi Reeds
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Is it murder? Is someone playing mind games? Or is it both? The chilling answers are in this twisting novel of psychological suspense by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of Trespassing.

The apparent suicide of a beautiful aspiring law student unites two strangers, connected only by their tangled suspicions: that nothing about Margaux Stritch’s tragic end is what it looks like. Firefighter Jessica Blythe is courageously making her mark in the male-dominated Chicago Fire Department while navigating a complicated relationship with a detective.


Cross and Burn
by Val McDermid
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Psychologist Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan—the UK crime fighting partners from the TV series Wire in the Blood—face down a serial killer.

International bestselling crime writer Val McDermid’s work speaks for itself: her books have sold millions of copies worldwide, won numerous accolades, and attracted a devoted following of readers around the globe.

Cross and Burn picks up where The Retribution left off: following the best crime-fighting team in the UK – clinical psychologist Tony Hill and police detective Carol Jordan – who when we last saw them were barely speaking, and whose relationship will now be challenged even further. But just because they’re not talking doesn’t mean the killing stops.


Chilled to the Bone
by Quentin Bates
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When Sgt. Gunnhildur Gísladóttir of the local police force is called in to investigate the death of a man found tied to a bed in one of Reykjavík’s nicest hotels, she finds no sign of criminal activity—but suspects there may be more to this fatality than meets the eye. Could the death of the ship owner be related to a local gangster’s recent return to Iceland after many years abroad?

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Life after Life
by Beatrice Brunner
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In this book 12 deceased human beings describe their initial experiences and encounters in the beyond. These personal accounts, transmitted through the Swiss deep trance medium Beatrice Brunner, are impressive testimonies of the continuation of life after death and provide revealing insights into the world that awaits us. Each of these accounts gives us information which goes far beyond what has been ascertained by classical thanatology.

“My name is Mathys … When I arrived here in the beyond, I was astonished at the reception I was given. My parents, who had returned to the spirit world a long time before, came to greet me and were overjoyed to see me. ‘Now you need never worry again about your daily bread!’ they told me.”


Sovereign
by C. J. Sansom
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The third Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery by C. J. Sansom, the bestselling author of Winter in Madrid and Dominion

C. J . Sansom has garnered a wider audience and increased critical praise with each new novel published. His first book in the Matthew Shardlake series, Dissolution, was selected by P. D. James in The Wall Street Journal as one of her top five all-time favorite books. Now in Sovereign, Shardlake faces the most terrifying threat in the age of Tudor England: imprisonment int he Tower of London.

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