Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

Christmas Cocoa Murder
by Multiple Authors
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CHRISTMAS COCOA MURDER by CARLENE O’CONNOR
CHRISTMAS COCOA AND A CORPSE by MADDIE DAY
DEATH BY HOT COCOA by Alex Erickson

“I really enjoyed the stories. The first author I was unfamiliar with but enjoyed the story. The other two are authors I read. My only problem was in trying to figure out where they fit in with the other books” by Amazon Customer


The Misery House
by David Kummer
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A psychological thriller and a family you’ll never forget.

New Haven: This rural town has never seen a string of tragedies like this. A local store burns to the ground with two bodies inside. A newlywed couple goes missing, and all signs point to the abandoned house. With no answers, the townsfolk grow more and more worried.

The Woods family has lived here forever. But when their friends and their own children are put in danger, the threat hits home. This close-knit family must risk everything to find answers, but time is running out.


The Mage and The Veil
by Renée Jaggér, Michael Anderle
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Do you enjoy urban fantasy? What about one where the end of the world is nigh and the other some college students find out paranormal creatures are real?

In The Shameless Mage series, join Thea as she breaks every rule in the book to free the werewolves from their ancient prison – and stirs up a tangle of tentacled trouble in the process.

In the Piercing the Veil series, three college students take a crash course in what happens when fantasy becomes a reality!

If these series sound interesting, this combined boxed set is for you!


Dead or Alive
by Patricia Wentworth
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A year after a body presumed to be that of her missing husband turns up, someone breaks into Meg O’Hara’s flat and leaves her a shocking message. Is it a horrible trick? Or is Robin O’Hara still alive? The British intelligence agent vanished the same day Meg asked for a divorce. With the appearance of more cryptic messages, Meg is certain that someone—perhaps her husband—is trying to make contact. But no one believes her.

Except Bill Coverdale. Deeply in love with Meg for years, he sets out to get to the bottom of things. His only lead is the mysterious woman with zinnia lipstick he saw getting into a taxi with O’Hara shortly before the disappearance. According to Frank Garrett of the Foreign Office, O’Hara was on the job at the time.


The Lake House
by Theo Baxter
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Pine Lake seems like a lovely little town. Unless you live there.

Laura thought fiancé Tony was ‘the one’ – until she caught him cheating with her best friend and maid of honor, Mary. Devastated, Laura moved away and settled in idyllic Pine Lake, where she is just beginning to date again.

But her new life is turned upside down when her next-door neighbor dies in a freak accident . . . and Tony and Mary move in beside her. Things go downhill fast…

Mary is convinced that Tony orchestrated the move so he could live near Laura and cheat with her. Tony suspects that Mary moved them here so she could stalk Laura, with whom she’s totally obsessed.


City of Spirits
by Eric Wilder
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When fates intertwine amid the madness of Mardi Gras, chaos reigns supreme

A sinking crew boat carrying a dangerous mob assassin chained up for transport sets off a string of events that will affect the lives of many. Jacque Leguerre, a sociopath and hired killer, is consumed by revenge and blames Catholic priest Father Alphonso for his problems. When Jacque unexpectedly arrives in New Orleans, he’s determined to make the priest pay for his transgressions.

Meanwhile, N.O.P.D. homicide detective Tony Nicosia finds himself facing off against a ruthless killer while dealing with a new partner he can’t stand. As he investigates the murder of a large Norwegian man who turns out to be the victim of Jacque Leguerre, Tony meets Venus Hernandez. Amid the chaos, Tony and Venus embark on a torrid affair while Jacque eludes the police.


Chosen Ones
by Veronica Roth
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THE LAST THING SHE WANTED WAS TO GET BACK INTO THE HERO GAME

THE VILLAIN: The Dark One—probably not fun at parties, definitely cool with murder—was running around North America engulfing whole cities in supernatural chaos and destruction.

THE HEROES: Five Chosen Ones—ordinary strangers with nothing in common—were recruited by the government because they fit the narrow criteria of a prophecy made by [redacted]. You know the rest…heroes fought villain, heroes defeated villain, and everything went back to normal.


The Strange Case of Guaritori Diolco
by Bill Hiatt
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Coming out of a coma after twenty years, Guaritori–Garth to his friends–discovers that the world he knew no longer exists.

Advanced technology has failed. Magic, which he didn’t know even existed, has become much more powerful. Supernatural groups battle for supremacy, forcing human beings to seek shelter wherever they can find it.

Garth’s only hope for survival lies with a varied group including a shape-shifter, an alchemist, a tarot card reader, a blacksmith with a flaming sword, and others. But a prophecy foretells that he will bring about the downfall of their leader, the mysterious Ms. M.


Mind Games
by Nora Roberts
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The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Identity presents a suspenseful new novel of tragedy and trauma, love and family, and the evil that awaits.

As they do each June, the Foxes have driven the winding roads of Appalachia to drop off their children for a two-week stay at their grandmother’s. Here, twelve-year-old Thea can run free and breathe in the smells of pine and fresh bread and Grammie’s handmade candles. But as her parents head back to suburban Virginia, they have no idea they’re about to cross paths with a ticking time bomb.

Back in Kentucky, Thea and her grandmother Lucy both awaken from the same nightmare. And though the two have never discussed the special kind of sight they share, they know as soon as their tearful eyes meet that something terrible has happened…

Friday’s Mystery eBooks

Knit, Purl, Die
by Anne Canadeo
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Gloria Sterling had it all—money, looks, and a new sexy young husband. So when she’s found floating face down in her own swimming pool, shock waves ripple through tiny Plum Harbor. At the Black Sheep Knitting Shop, Maggie Messina and her circle are devastated to lose their dear friend—a woman as colorful as her fabulous yarn creations.

The police are quick to call it an accident, but sorting out Gloria’s final hours leaves too many loose ends to satisfy her friends. The vivacious, fiftysomething cougar had her French manicured tips in more than a few pots, and the threads of some inside deals stashed in her chic knitting tote.


The Renegades
by Renata Riva
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Three princes fighting for a crown. Three princesses fighting for their lives.

When Iiriniss rescues a severely wounded prince from an ambush, she fears that nothing good will come of it. She and her sisters know his father, King Jethron Bloodthorne, too well since he took everything from them—their family, their land, their freedom.

Iiriniss has sworn to avenge her father, but she can’t let Prince Terven die. She has a debt to repay to him. And the more time she spends with him, the more she realises that he is not like his father and his two brothers…


One Last Breath
by Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush
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Rory Abernathy’s wedding to Liam Bastian was supposed to be the event of the season. Instead, it was a bloodbath. Rory fled after stabbing a masked intruder, just before a gunman opened fire on the wedding party. Five years on, Rory still has no idea who was behind the attacks. Fearful she and her daughter remain targets, she’s made a new life far from Liam and the wealthy, powerful Bastians.

But even in remote Point Roberts, Washington, Rory can’t hide from the past. Liam tracks her down, stunned to learn they have a child. Did someone in Rory’s family try to kill him for his portion of the Bastian estate? As they gradually overcome distrust in search of the truth, Rory knows one thing for certain: someone is watching her…


Grace and Glory
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Trinity Marrow has lost the battle and her beloved Protector. Even with both demons and Wardens on her side, Trin may not win the war against the Harbinger.

Bringing Lucifer back to the world to fight the Harbinger is probably a really, really bad idea, but they’re out of options—and the world’s ultimate fallen angel is the only being powerful enough to impact the outcome.


The New Wilderness
by Diane Cook
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Bea’s five-year-old daughter, Agnes, is slowly wasting away, consumed by the smog and pollution of the overdeveloped metropolis that most of the population now calls home. If they stay in the city, Agnes will die. There is only one alternative: the Wilderness State, the last swath of untouched, protected land, where people have always been forbidden. Until now.

Bea, Agnes, and eighteen others volunteer to live in the Wilderness State, guinea pigs in an experiment to see if humans can exist in nature without destroying it. Living as nomadic hunter-gatherers, they slowly and painfully learn to survive in an unpredictable, dangerous land, bickering and battling for power and control as they betray and save one another…


O’SHAUGHNESSY INVESTIGATIONS, INC.
by A.G. Russo
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The homefront, summer 1942, Brooklyn, New York. Six months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, America was fighting overseas with the Allies in World War II. Maeve O’Shaughnessy’s fight for survival was different. Her three brothers were shipped out and left her with their new detective agency and fifteen-year-old brother to manage. Before the War, Maeve worked as a secretary. She knew nothing about detective agencies. From the start she struggled to make enough money to feed Jimmy and herself. Vic Marino, a no-nonsense ex-cop, showed up and told her he was going to help her make a go of the agency. Maeve vehemently protested but Vic insisted she had no choice.


Broken Rhodes
by Kimber Silver
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Kinsley Rhodes blows into Harlow, Kansas like a tornado, twisting Sheriff Lincoln James’ life into knots. Her grandfather has been murdered and she wants answers.

As if the town’s first homicide in twenty years wasn’t enough, the beleaguered sheriff now has to deal with Henry Rhodes’ bobcat of a granddaughter, plunging his life deeper into chaos. As a dark storm threatens, long-held secrets are exposed, placing Kinsley directly in harm’s way.

In a race against time, Lincoln’s prime objective is to discover the killer’s identity before Miss Rhodes becomes the next victim…

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

Irresistible Freedom
by Mimi Barbour
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Escape… a new beginning. That’s what Demi Fedora yearns for. And so, she leaves everything and everyone she knows to move to her deceased grandfather’s derelict cabin in the wilds of Alaska, the one he left her in his will.

Meeting Whittaker Hart isn’t in her plans. Though the ruggedly handsome gold prospector does everything to win her over, she keeps her distance until her need to survive a life totally foreign to her nature overcomes her desire to do everything herself.

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The 5 Greatest Warriors
by Matthew Reilly
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When we last left Jack West Jr., he was plummeting into a fathomless abyss and his quest to save the world from impending Armageddon appeared doomed.

But all hope is not lost.

After an astonishing escape, the Australian ex-SAS soldier regroups with his trusty team. Racing to rebuild the final pieces of the fabled “Machine,” they discover an ancient inscription containing a rhyme about five mysterious unnamed warriors—great historical figures whose knowledge will be vital to unlocking the secrets of the Machine and its long-lost “pillars.”


Touch & Go
by Lisa Gardner
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The secrets of a picture perfect family are exposed in this “tour de force”* thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner.

Ten minutes after walking the elite Back Bay townhouse and investigator Tessa Leoni already doesn’t like what she sees. Signs of an abduction. Clearly the work of professionals. At best, the entire family has been kidnapped. At worst…

The more Tessa learns about the Denbe family, the less she likes their chances…


Iberia
by James A. Michener
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Spain is an immemorial land like no other, one that James A. Michener, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and celebrated citizen of the world, came to love as his own. Iberia is Michener’s enduring nonfiction tribute to his cherished second home. In the fresh and vivid prose that is his trademark, he not only reveals the celebrated history of bullfighters and warrior kings, painters and processions, cathedrals and olive orchards, he also shares the intimate, often hidden country he came to know, where the congeniality of living souls is thrust against the dark weight of history. Wild, contradictory, passionately beautiful, this is Spain as experienced by a master writer.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener’s Hawaii.


Serpentine
by Thomas Thompson
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There was no pattern to the murders, no common thread other than the fact that the victims were all vacationers, robbed of their possessions and slain in seemingly random crimes. Authorities across three continents and a dozen nations had no idea they were all looking for same man: Charles Sobhraj, aka “The Serpent.”

A handsome Frenchman of Vietnamese and Indian origin, Sobhraj targeted backpackers on the “hippie trail” between Europe and South Asia. A master of deception, he used his powerful intellect and considerable sex appeal to lure naïve travelers into a life of crime…


Secrets of the Catalogue
by Amelia Spencer
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A secret Library in the heart of New York City. A Catalogue filled with books that are doorways to parallel universes. But the organization running the Library has begun banning books and hunting down the authors. Are the banned books dangerous? Or does the Library have something to hide?

Emerson Blackwell’s world shattered the night her mother perished when their cottage in Maine burned to the ground. Unable to face her new reality, Emerson booked a one-way train to New York City. For eight years, she found solace in New York’s bustling streets and tried to forget the trauma of her past, but it all comes rushing back when she discovers a hidden library deep within the heart of the city.


Frontier Feud
by Jesse Storm
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For his whole life, Henry Henderson assumes that his father’s death has something to do with the family feud between the Hendersons and the Cartwrights, but nothing is as it seems.

After his father is killed, Henry moves away from his hometown and makes a modest living as a blacksmith in the town of Dusty Ridge.

Henry eventually finds out that a cunning rancher called Alexander Roberts is the one that has orchestrated his father’s murder.


Diana, William, and Harry
by James Patterson, Chris Mooney
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From the moments William and Harry are born into the House of Windsor, they become their young mother’s whole world.

I’ve got two very healthy, strong boys. I realize how incredibly lucky I am, Diana reminds herself every morning. But even the Princess of Wales questions, Am I a good mother?

Diana’s faced with a seemingly impossible challenge: one son destined to be King of England and another determined to find his own way. She teaches them to honor royal tradition, even while daring to break it…

Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

Murder at the Theatre
by Greg Mosse
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Maisie Cooper is looking for peace and quiet. But the arrival of a troupe of actors for a new production at the local theatre turn her best laid plans upside down.

Among them is the young French actress, Adélaïde Amour, who appeals to Maisie for help as she struggles to prepare for her new role. As opening night approaches, a terrible crime is committed, and a body is found concealed behind the scenes in the theatre. Can Maisie unravel a real-life plot worthy of a great play? Or will the killer strike again?


Obelisk – System Integration
by Conor Malachi
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Ominous Obelisks land on Earth with a single message: Join the Games to give humanity a fighting chance to survive…OR ROLL OVER AND DIE.

Too bad for them, Warren isn’t the rolling over type.

Cancer may be kicking Warren’s a*&, but he’s not about to let aliens destroy his home and everything he loves (which is mostly just his dog, Buck)… Besides, what does he have to lose?

Better to die with sword in hand, bleeding out from a head wound, than in some hospital bed… Once the games begin, Warren can’t help but think, ‘Maybe hospital beds aren’t so bad after all.’


Night Road
by Kristin Hannah
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From Kristin Hannah, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash-hit novels Firefly Lane, The Nightingale, and The Four Winds comes a novel about how one reckless night destroys the lives of three teenagers and their families.

For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable.


The Medici Quest
by Jeff Raymond
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Unlock the secrets of the past and embark on a modern-day treasure hunt.

In the heart of Florence, Italy, Ethan Montgomery and Chloe Conrad cross paths for the first time. Little do they know, their encounter will set them on a journey spanning centuries and continents. The Medici family, one of history’s most powerful and mysterious dynasties, left behind a trail of cryptic clues that could lead to a monumental discovery.

The Medici Quest takes readers on a pulse-pounding adventure as Ethan and Chloe race against time and enemies to uncover the truth behind the ancient manuscript. From the historic streets of Florence to the grandeur of Rome and the tranquil shores of Rhodes, they must navigate puzzles, danger, and treachery. But as their bond grows stronger, so does the threat from those who will stop at nothing to claim the treasure for themselves.


We Will All Go Down Together
by Gemma Files, Amanda Downum
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“A vivid, haunting mix of horror and fantasy woven together through a complex fugue of short stories” from the award-winning author of Kissing Carrion (Entertainment Weekly).

One of Canada’s most acclaimed horror writers, Gemma Files presents a mosaic of interconnected stories about interconnected families. After fleeing Scotland, five clans settled in the fictional town of Dourvale in northern Ontario. Known as the Five-Family Coven, they are the descendants of witches and witch-children, none of whom were spared persecution in their native country. Now shamans, spellcasters, singers, and thieves, the members of the Devize, Druir, Glouwer, Roke, and Rusk families survive by trading their occult powers and talents—though few can really afford their price…


The House at the End of the World
by Dean Koontz
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In retreat from a devastating loss and crushing injustice, Katie lives alone in a fortresslike stone house on Jacob’s Ladder island. Once a rising star in the art world, she finds refuge in her painting.

The neighboring island of Ringrock houses a secret: a government research facility. And now two agents have arrived on Jacob’s Ladder in search of someone—or something—they refuse to identify. Although an air of menace hangs over these men, an infinitely greater threat has arrived, one so strange even the island animals are in a state of high alarm.


When a Killer Calls
by John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker
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From John Douglas—the legendary FBI criminal profiler, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and inspiration for the Netflix show Mindhunter—comes a chilling journey inside the mind and crimes of Larry Gene Bell, one of the most dangerous serial killers Douglas confronted, and the desperate effort to identify and catch him.

On May 31, 1985, two days before her high school graduation, Shari Smith was abducted from the driveway of her family home in South Carolina. Based on the crime scene and the abductor’s repeated and taunting calls to the family, law enforcement quickly realized they were dealing with a sophisticated and highly dangerous criminal. A letter arrived the next day entitled “Last Will & Testament,” in which Shari, knowing she was to be murdered, wrote bravely and achingly of her love for her parents, siblings, and boyfriend, saying that while they would miss her, she knew they would persevere through their faith.


You Like It Darker: Stories
by Stephen King
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From legendary storyteller and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary new collection of twelve short stories, many never-before-published, and some of his best EVER.

“You like it darker? Fine, so do I,” writes Stephen King in the afterword to this magnificent new collection of twelve stories that delve into the darker part of life—both metaphorical and literal. King has, for half a century, been a master of the form, and these stories, about fate, mortality, luck, and the folds in reality where anything can happen, are as rich and riveting as his novels, both weighty in theme and a huge pleasure to read. King writes to feel “the exhilaration of leaving ordinary day-to-day life behind,” and in You Like It Darker, readers will feel that exhilaration too, again and again.