Sunday’s Mystery eBooks

The Hostess With the Ghostess
by E. J. Copperman
Rating: 4.6

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Solving a murder way too close to home, Alison Kerby can’t catch a break. If Alison Kerby really wanted peace and quiet, she never should have opened the Haunted Guesthouse. The Jersey Shore lodge’s latest polter-guest is Richard Harrison, the recently murdered brother of long-time resident ghost PI Paul Harrison.

Alas, a beyond-the-grave brotherly reunion is nowhere in the foreseeable future—phantasmal Paul left the guesthouse months ago for parts unknown, and for all her ghost-whispering prowess…

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Taking on Water
by David Rawding
Rating: 4.2

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“A harrowing tale of abuse and addiction, told in a beautiful way that will touch your heart. This book was very emotional, very driven…” Kelly Smith Reviews

When a kid at the local recreation center dies of an overdose, Detective Maya Morrow adds the case to the long list related to the drug problem plaguing the small New Hampshire coastal town of Newborough. But her investigation gets her much too close to the dangerous players. Both the Morrows and the Flynns are holding dark secrets, and when their lives collide, tragedy is inevitable.


The 14th Colony
by Steve Berry
Rating: 4.2

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Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and another ex-KGB officer, this one a sleeper still embedded in the West, are headed overseas to Washington D.C. Noon on January 20th – Inauguration Day – is only hours away. A flaw in the Constitution, and an even more flawed presidential succession act, have opened the door to disaster and Zorin intends to exploit both weaknesses to their fullest.

Armed with a weapon leftover from the Cold War, one long thought to be just a myth, Zorin plans to attack

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(Cotton Malone)


Sweet Retaliation
by Mimi Barbour
Rating: 4.7

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People might think detectives are hard-assed cops with no home life, but Trace McGuire has a dying mom he loves fiercely. Already stressed over his personal problems, he takes a bullet for a virgin beauty hiding while mobsters shoot her brother.

This chick draws out every protective instinct he thought had disintegrated over years on the job and he becomes invested – in her hot body, her plans for retaliation and her fighting spirit.

Helpless, he watches her enter the seedy underworld that’ll eat her alive. Then he sees her fight. And wonders if they’ll survive her.

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(Mob Tracker Mysteries)


The Sun God’s Heir: Return
by Elliott Baker
Rating: 4.7

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1671. René Gilbert awakens chained aboard the slave ship Albion. A duel has left those he loves at risk and he must find a way to return to Bordeaux.

An ancient vengeance searches for René. Facing Dutch privateers, Barbary pirates, the Spanish Inquisition, and the ocean’s fury, René fights his way to an inevitable confrontation with a unknown enemy who, if unchecked, will create a world of slaves drenched in a river of blood.

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(The Sun God’s Heir)


Bury Your Dead
by Louise Penny
Rating: 4.6

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It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society – where an obsessive historian’s quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it?

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(A Chief Inspector Gamache)

Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

Oh, Fudge!
by Nancy Coco
Rating: 4.6

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After Allie inherited her family’s McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop, cousin Tori moved off to California in a bitter huff, and the two haven’t spoken since. So to have her cousin reappear on Mackinac Island without warning is a big surprise – but not as surprising as finding her standing over a dead woman impaled with a garden spade in the Mackinac Butterfly House. Butterflies may be free, but Tori won’t be for much longer—unless the cousins can bury the hatchet and work together to catch a killer who’s taken flight. Because when it comes to family, blood is thicker than fudge . . .

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(A Candy-coated Mysteries)


When Justice Calls
by Jamie McFarlane
Rating: 4.9

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Army Ranger Henry “Biggs” Biggston just can’t seem to fit in. The recently discharged vet desperately wants to put his specialized skills to good use. And when a security gig reveals a stray CCTV clip of shocking sex-trafficking footage, Biggs’ desire to nail the bad guys kicks into action.

Teaming up with a no-nonsense school friend turned cop, the burly ex-Ranger discovers he’s up against a seriously organized crime syndicate. It doesn’t take long for the mobsters to put a price on his head, and the first life Biggs will have to save is his own. Can the ranger save the innocent girls from sexual slavery or will a murderous cartel cut his retirement short?


Quest to the Unknown
by Annelies George
Rating: 4.4

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Dutch journalist Jessie Golden, an ordinary career woman, is completely unaware she has a special mission in life, relating to the existence of the human race on a completely changed planet. Living in Amsterdam she has a fast paced career as a young journalist, traveling around the globe and engaged in a budding romance with business mogul and playboy Carlos Gomez.

Her journey begins when she finds a folder full of information on a mysterious woman named Nancy and her son Paul, leading her to an unexpected quest. Soon thereafter Jessie is confronted with a series of unexplainable supernatural occurrences.


Watchers of Time
by Charles Todd

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In his latest novel, bestselling author Charles Todd brings his classic mystery series to a new level of intensity and intrigue. The year is 1919, and Ian Rutledge is a fragile yet courageous former soldier searching for his place in a postwar world. Now a Scotland Yard investigator, Rutledge is called upon to probe a small-town murder – and discovers that it may be connected to one of the greatest disasters of all time….

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(An Inspector Ian Rutledge)


My Mother, a Serial Killer
by Hazel Baron
Rating: 5.0

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A gripping and shocking story of a serial killer mother, and the brave daughter who brought her to justice.

Dulcie Bodsworth was the unlikeliest serial killer. She was loved everywhere she went, and the townsfolk of Wilcannia, which she called home in the late 1950s, thought of her as kind and caring. The officers at the local police station found Dulcie witty and charming, and looked forward to the scones and cakes she generously baked and delivered for their morning tea. That was one side of her. Only her daughter Hazel saw the real Dulcie. And what she saw terrified her.


The Things you find in Rockpools
by Gregg Dunnett
Rating: 4.7

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How do you catch a killer – when you’re just a kid? A teenage girl disappears from an island beach town. Two months later the police still haven’t found her. And quirky local boy Billy Wheatley steps in to help.

At just eleven-years-old, he’s a little young to get involved, but he’s confident of success. After all he’s something of a child prodigy (or he thinks he is). Either way, he’s got very good reasons to want the police and the coastguard off his beach.

Friday’s Mystery eBooks

Til Death Do Us Party
by Vickie Fee
Rating: 4.7

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The Dixie gang is in Sin City to celebrate Mama and Earl’s rockin’ Elvis-themed wedding. And between juggling the botched bachelorette party and a problem-plagued soirée back home, Liv’s ready to double down on some fun.

Mama & Earl’s happily-ever-after seems like a sure thing, but all bets (and nuptials) are off when they get to the Burning Love Wedding Chapel. Their Elvis-impersonating minister has left the building . . . permanently. And even worse, Liv’s cousin, Little Junior, is suspected of his murder.

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(A Liv And Di In Dixie Mysteries)


Darkness Begins
by Harley Tate
Rating: 4.3

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If the power grid fails, how far will you go to survive?
 Madison spends her days tending plants as an agriculture student at the University of California, Davis. She plans to graduate and put those skills to work only a few hours from home in the Central Valley. The sun has always been her friend, until now.

When catastrophe strikes, how prepared will you be? 
Tracy starts her morning like any other, kissing her husband Walter goodbye before heading off to work at the local public library. She never expects it to end fleeing for her life in a Suburban full of food and water. Tackling life’s daily struggles is one thing, preparing to survive when it all crashes down is another.

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(After the EMP Mysteries)


Christmas Caramel Murder
by Joanne Fluke
Rating: 4.1

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The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal Lisa have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say “Bah, humbug!” a Santa-sized sackful of trouble ensues. Like the fact that Lisa’s husband will be playing Mr. Claus to his ex-girlfriend Phyllis Bates’ Mrs. Claus. Or that before the curtains even go up Phyllis is found dead in the snow—wearing a costume that the real Mrs. Claus would put on the naughty list.

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(A Hannah Swensen Mysteries)


Keepers of the Dawn
by Herb J. Smith II
Rating: 4.4

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For two thousand years the Teeth have stood, three immense barriers of divine light rising high into the heavens, encircling the world, dividing it from Paradise. Like others of the Penitent world, Dreen and his telepathically impaired son, Bartu, cling to a dream. A dream that one day a savior will arrive to fell the imprisoning Teeth. Unlike others, however, their dream rests on more than mere faith. It rests on the promise of an artifact that came to their family centuries ago. A holy relic that is key to a future savior’s success.

To keep the relic safe, Dreen and Bartu must keep it secret. A task not easily accomplished in this world of telepaths. Making the task even more difficult is an obscure prophecy that foretells of the sacred artifact.


Solo
by Jack Higgins
Rating: 4.2

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John Mikali is known throughout the world as a brilliant concert pianist and playboy. But his true vocation is far more interesting and lucrative: He is a peerless international assassin. His music and fame give him entrée to complete his assignments all over the world without fail. He believes himself truly untouchable—until he makes one fatal mistake. Col. Asa Morgan is a military man to the bone. A veteran of wars both declared and undeclared, he’s one of the most respected and lethal members of the British SAS, and utterly devoted to his country.


Love, Alchemy
by Eden Ashley
Rating: 4.1

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Daveigh Little is preparing for college, planning to leave behind the tiny hick town she’s spent her entire life in once and for all. But plagued by troubles at home and school, Daveigh makes a series of bad choices that land her in hot water with a local kingpin. Suddenly, people around her are dying and Daveigh finds herself on the run.

And then there’s Ethan. Fresh out of the academy, Ethan Remington represents the authority Daveigh has come to despise, but she is inexplicably drawn to the handsome rookie of few words.

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

A Whole Lotta Witchin Goin On
by Constance Barker
Rating: 4.5

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Something evil is heading to the town of Stillwater….

The 150th year anniversary of the town’s founding is only a few days away and the witches feel their power growing. The battlefield ghosts are becoming more life like as well. But with it comes a sense of dread and doom. Every 50 years the town of Stillwater must endure tragedy. And this year one of their own goes missing right before her eyes took on a hideous glare. What does it all mean? More revelations are put forth…are they good or bad?

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(The Witch Sisters of Stillwater Mysteries)


The Midnight House
by Alex Berenson
Rating: 4.1

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One morning, a former CIA agent is shot to death in the street. That night, an army vet is gunned down in his doorway. The next day, John Wells gets a phone call. Come to Langley. Now.

The victims were part of an interrogation team that operated out of a secret base in Poland called the Midnight House, where they worked over the toughest jihadis, extracting information by any means necessary. Now Wells must find out who is killing them. Islamic terrorists are the likeliest suspects, and Wells is uniquely qualified to go undercover and find them.

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What We Kill
by Howard Odentz
Rating: 4.4

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Four life-long friends wake in the woods overlooking the highway, without any memory of how they got there.

One has a triangle burned into his forearm. One has lost her pants. One is missing his glass eye. The last is covered in blood. As images of big, black eyes and the cries of sheep haunt their addled brains, the town fire alarm and police sirens can be heard in the distance. What is happening to them? What is happening to their pristine town?


Once Upon a Desert Moon
by Anna Lowe
Rating: 4.8

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3 suspenseful stories + 3 EXCLUSIVE BONUS scenes in one red-hot volume!

There’s more than meets the eye on Twin Moon Ranch, home to a pack of shapeshifting wolves willing to battle for life and love. In Desert Moon, lonely pack alpha Ty Hawthorne meets his match. If only his destined mate weren’t the daughter of a rival pack! In Desert Blood, sunny Cody Hawthorne faces the challenge of his life when a trio of vampires hunt down a beguiling woman who will never be accepted by his wolf pack. In Desert Fate, lone wolf and cop Kyle Williams comes face to face with all the good – and bad – of a troubled past. All three stories are packed with action, suspense, and romance!


The Devlin Diary
by Christi Phillips
Rating: 4.4

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From the acclaimed author of The Rossetti Letter comes a dazzling novel of intrigue, passion, and royal secrets that shifts tantalizingly between Restoration-era London and present-day Cambridge.

London, 1672. The past twelve years have brought momentous changes: the restoration of the monarchy, a devastating plague and fire. Yet the city remains a teeming, thriving metropolis, energized by the lusty decadence of Charles II’s court and burgeoning scientific inquiry. Although women enjoy greater freedom, they are not allowed to practice medicine, a restriction that physician Hannah Devlin evades by treating patients that most other doctors shun: the city’s poor.


The Forgotten Man
by Robert Crais
Rating: 4.5

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In his major New York Times bestseller, The Last Detective, Robert Crais returned to his signature characters, private investigator Elvis Cole and his enigmatic partner, Joe Pike. Now Crais delivers a stunning, edge-of-your-seat suspense novel that leads Elvis to the very thing he’s always searched for – the dark secrets of his own life—as well as a brutal killer determined to stop him.

Los Angeles, 3:58 a.m.: Elvis Cole receives the phone call he’s been waiting for since childhood. Responding to a gunshot, the LAPD has found an injured man in an alleyway. He has told the officer on the scene that he is looking for his son, Elvis Cole. Minutes later, the man is dead.