Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

A Crime of a Different Stripe
by Sally Goldenbaum
Rating: 4.7 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

While nonchalant mother-to-be Cass Halloran tries downplaying her pregnancy, a softer side of the no-nonsense lobsterwoman emerges as the Seaside Knitters create heaps of delicate hats and booties for her bundle of joy. But in contrast to the happy news, terrifying events unfold at the town’s art series that puts a real chill in their New England fall . . .

Izzy Perry’s husband Sam had reservations about inviting his one-time mentor Harrison Grant to speak at the opening reception, although he never imagined the famed and charismatic photographer would rudely embarrass his hosts that evening.

Check out:
(Seaside Knitters Society Mysteries)


Five-Alarm Fire
by D. B. Borton
Rating: 5.0 #ad

KINDLE KOBO APPLE

“Are you the person who normally checks the kiln?” I started. He’d pronounced it “kill,” like a lot of people do. Normally, we didn’t have a kill to check.

Crabby is how detective-in-training Cat Caliban has felt ever since menopause hit. Her friends think she can work off her aggressions pounding clay in a beginners’ pottery class. But someone has mistaken Cat’s pot for a blunt instrument and they’re firing something besides clay in the art center kiln. Now that things are really heating up, Cat’s murder investigation leads to a legendary lost collection of vases once owned by an equally legendary madam from Cincinnati’s bygone red-light district. Can Cat catch a killer before the past goes up in flames?

Check out:
(The Cat Caliban Mysteries)


Damian’s Chronicles Complete Boxed Set
by Michael Todd, Michael Anderle
Rating: 5.0 #ad

KINDLE

After a long time with mercenaries, his church has called their demon-possessed priesthome

Grab the entire series in one complete boxed set today!

“The action is outstanding, yet there is still room to fit in character growth nicely. I really hope we can see more of Damian, but the ending is quite satisfying.” by Amazon Customer

“I cannot wait to read more stories of the exploits of Damien and his trainees adventures. I love all the historic sites new backstories.” by Amazon Customer


KILL ALL THE LAWYERS
by Paul Levine
Rating: 4.3 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE

Did Steve Solomon tank a trial while representing a celebrity psychiatrist? Just out of prison, the shrink thinks so and threatens Steve’s life.. Victoria Lord, Steve’s partner, tries to help…and becomes the target!

“Wonderfully entertaining. There are belly laughs and the suspenseful moments will grab you by the throat. The courtroom scenes are brilliant.”BookLoons.com

Check out:
(Solomon vs. Lord Mysteries)


Deadly Nightshade
by Elizabeth Daly
Rating: 4.1 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

With talk of war all over the radio waves, antiquarian book dealer Henry Gamadge is back in Maine, this time by invitation of his friend Detective Mitchell. Mitchell has a real puzzler on his hands: three different children have been poisoned with deadly nightshade, and there is no motive that could possibly link all three poisonings, beside the fact that the children all live in the same small community. Could the nearby encampment of Gypsies be involved? And was the death of a state trooper at about the same time a mere coincidence?

Check out:
(Henry Gamadge Mysteries)


The Secret Place
by Tana French
Rating: 4.1 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

A year ago a boy was found murdered at a girlsʼ boarding school, and the case was never solved. Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to join Dublin’s Murder Squad when sixteen-year-old Holly Mackey arrives in his office with a photo of the boy with the caption: “I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM.” Stephen joins with Detective Antoinette Conway to reopen the case—beneath the watchful eye of Holly’s father, fellow detective Frank Mackey.

Check out:
(Dublin Murder Squad Mysteries)


On Killing
by Dave Grossman
Rating: 4.7 #ad

KINDLE KOBO APPLE

Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to pull the trigger in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion.

The mental cost for members of the military, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The sociological cost for the rest of us is even worse: Contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques and, Grossman argues, is responsible for the rising rate of murder and violence, especially among the young.

Tuesday’s Mystery eBooks

A Curious Incident
by Vicki Delany
Rating: 4.6 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

Gemma Doyle reluctantly tells 10-year-old Lauren Tierney, when the little girl comes to the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium to beg Gemma to find her missing cat, Snowball. Gemma might not be able to follow the clues to find the cat, but her dog Violet follows her nose to locate the missing kitten in a neighbor’s garden shed. Gemma and Violet proudly return Snowball to her grateful owner, and Gemma basks in praise for a job well done. But a few days later Lauren is back with ten dollars in hand, wanting to once again hire a consulting detective, and this time for a far bigger job: Her mother has been accused of murdering her garden club rival.

Check out:
(A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mysteries)


Her Paranormal Majesty’s Secret Service
Complete Series Omnibus
by Michael Anderle
Rating: 5.0 #ad

KINDLE

She is crass, has attitude, drinks too much and is the only living agent working for Queen Victoria, the Paranormal Queen. And now she’s been sent to America to help stop a paranormal revolution.

Get the complete series – all 9 books – in this omnibus to dive into this paranormal suspense today!

In 1901, Queen Victoria passed away, and took over the responsibilities of the Paranormal Court. When Victoria ascends to the Paranormal Throne, she acquires the help of a human agent, code-named Rogue. For well over a hundred years, this human has helped settle problems between the normal and the paranormal worlds.


Swing, Brother, Swing
by Ngaio Marsh
Rating: 4.4 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

Murder strikes a sour note at a jazz concert in this classic detective novel from the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master.

Lord Pastern and Bagott is given to passionate, peculiar enthusiasms, the latest of which is drumming in a jazz band. His wife is not amused, and she is even less so when her daughter falls for Carlos Rivera, the band’s sleazy accordion player. Nobody likes Rivera very much, so there’s a wealth of suspects when he is shot in the middle of a performance. Happily, Inspector Alleyn is in the audience, ready to make a killer face the music.

Check out:
(Inspector Roderick Alleyn Mysteries)


Hidden Thrones: The Rise of Darkness
by Russ Scalzo
Rating: 4.6 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE

A supernatural thriller. A titanic clash between good and evil. An unexpected love story.

As current as of this morning’s newspaper, this series will challenge the reader’s belief system, introduce him or her to the invisible world of spiritual warfare, and ensure that the reader will never look at the world in quite the same light ever again.

The spirit world is astir as the coming of the Lord draws near. The mystery swirling around the rise in supernatural activity has drawn much attention. A powerful secret society desperately seeks to harness this mystical power for their own gain.


The Ivory Dagger
by Patricia Wentworth
Rating: 4.4 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

When Lila Dryden is discovered standing over her fiance’s body with dagger in hand, Miss Silver is called in to investigate, only to discover Lila’s sleepwalking patterns, the return of her former lover, and the victim’s circle of acquaintances – all of whom occasionally wished him dead.

What her patience and particular genius uncover is Lila’s talent for sleepwalking, the return of her former lover, and the victim’s entire staff and circle of acquaintances – all of whom occasionally wished him dead.Another delightful mystery with Miss Silver in top form!


TRIBES
by Mia Frances
Rating: 4.1 #ad

KINDLE

A dark, gritty post-apocalyptic tale of love, loathing, & survival!

Alex, her sisters, and their kids are on their way to her camp in the Adirondack Mountains for the Columbus Day weekend when the unthinkable happens. A voice on the radio warns the country is under attack! Greeted by guns and bullets when they try to seek shelter, they’re forced to hide in a cave to wait out the fallout. After two weeks in their dank hole, Alex wakes up one morning to discover her sisters gone. They’ve taken the rented minibus and returned to the city to search for their husbands, leaving Alex to care for her 7 nieces and nephews. It’s an arduous 35-mile hike through the mountains to her camp…a journey through hell! Society is devolving. The strong: looters, murderers, and rapists; preying on the weak.


I Am Crying All Inside
by Clifford D. Simak
Rating: 4.5 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

Ten stories – including one never before published—of mystery and imagination in a world that cannot be.

People work; folk play. That is how it has been in this country for as long as Sam can remember. He is happy, and he understands that this is the way it should be. People are bigger than folk. They are stronger. They do not need food or water. They do not need the warmth of a fire. All they need are jobs to do and a blacksmith to fix them when they break. The people work so the folk can drink their moonshine, fish a little, and throw horseshoes. But once Sam starts to wonder why the world is like this, his life will never be the same.


Haunted House
by Rick Wood
Rating: 4.3 #ad

KINDLE

Would you survive lockdown in a haunted house?

It’s 23rd March 2020 in the UK, and the prime minister has announced a country-wide lockdown. Like everyone else in the UK, Lisa is forced to stay at home with her family. Unlike everyone else in the UK, Lisa has just moved into a new house, and strange things keep happening.

Voices talking to her. Things being moved. And a rage that is growing inside of her – one that poisons her thoughts and creates an irrational hatred toward her family.

Check out:
(Blood Splatter Mysteries)

Monday’s Mystery eBooks

Candy Corn Murder
by Leslie Meier
Rating: 4.6 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

Halloween is coming to Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and local reporter Lucy Stone is covering the annual Giant Pumpkin Fest for the Pennysaver. There’s the pumpkin-boat regatta, the children’s Halloween party, the pumpkin weigh-in…even a contest where home-built catapults hurl pumpkins at an old Dodge! But not everything goes as planned.

Lucy’s getting annoyed that her husband, Bill, and his friend Evan have been working seemingly nonstop on their potentially prize-winning pumpkin catapult. But on the day of the big contest, Evan is nowhere to be found…until a catapulted pumpkin busts open the trunk of the Dodge, revealing a deceased Evan.

Check out:
(A Lucy Stone Mysteries)


The Forgotten Child
by Melissa Erin Jackson
Rating: 4.5 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

The dead can speak. They need her to listen. Ever since Riley Thomas, reluctant medium extraordinaire, accidentally released a malevolent spirit from a Ouija board when she was thirteen, she’s taken a hard pass on scary movies, haunted houses, and cemeteries. Twelve years later, when her best friend pressures her into spending a paranormal investigation weekend at the infamous Jordanville Ranch—former home of deceased serial killer Orin Jacobs – Riley’s still not ready to accept the fact that she can communicate with ghosts.

Shortly after their arrival at the ranch, the spirit of a little boy contacts Riley; a child who went missing—and was never found—in 1973.

Check out:
(Shuttered Secrets)


Across Great Divides
by Monique Roy
Rating: 4.2 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

Across Great Divides is a timeless, World War II story of the upheavals of war, the power of family, and the resiliency of human spirit. When Hitler comes to power in 1933, one Jewish family refuses to be destroyed and defies the Nazis only to come up against another struggle—confronting Apartheid in South Africa.

Sixteen-year-old Eva and her twin sister, Inge, witness their lives in Berlin change before their eyes. Their best friend, Trudy, betrays them when she becomes a member of the Hitler Youth. A valuable family heirloom, a beautiful emerald and diamond pendant necklace, is confiscated by the Nazis as they harass Jewish families and businesses.

Their younger brother, Max, a member of the underground resistance, sees even greater danger ahead. Their father, Oskar, refuses to leave his beloved Germany and believes Hitler will eventually fail.


Guilt
by John Lescroart
Rating: 4.5 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

Mark Dooher is a prosperous San Francisco attorney and a prominent Catholic, the last person anyone would suspect of a brutal crime. But Dooher, a paragon of success and a master of all he touches, is about to be indicted for murder.

Charged with savagely killing his own wife, Dooher is fighting for his reputation and his life in a high-profile case that is drawing dozens of lives into its wake—from former spouses to former friends, from a beautiful, naive young attorney to a defense lawyer whose own salvation depends on getting his client off.

Check out:
(Abe Glitsky Mysteries)


One Perfect Lie
by Lisa Scottoline
Rating: 4.4 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

On paper, Chris Brennan looks perfect. He’s applying for a job as a high school government teacher, he’s ready to step in as an assistant baseball coach, and his references are impeccable. But everything about Chris Brennan is a lie.

Susan Sematov is proud of her son Raz, a high school pitcher so athletically talented that he’s being recruited for a full-ride scholarship to a Division I college, with a future in major-league baseball. But Raz’s father died only a few months ago, leaving her son in a vulnerable place where any new father figure might influence him for good, or evil.


Sixth Realm
by Michael Chatfield
Rating: 4.7 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE

Fighting in the shadows. Enemy at their backs. Will Alva’s Secret be revealed?

As Erik and Rugrat return to Alva they find that things have only heated up in their time away. The Adventurer’s Guild moves in the shadows with Alva’s support.

With all of their preparations are they ready to take on a powerful sect from the sixth realm?

Check out:
(The Ten Realms Mysteries)


The Shadows
by Alex North
Rating: 4.3 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

You knew a teenager like Charlie Crabtree. A dark imagination, a sinister smile–always on the outside of the group. Some part of you suspected he might be capable of doing something awful. Twenty-five years ago, Crabtree did just that, committing a murder so shocking that it’s attracted that strange kind of infamy that only exists on the darkest corners of the internet–and inspired more than one copycat.

Paul Adams remembers the case all too well: Crabtree–and his victim–were Paul’s friends. Paul has slowly put his life back together. But now his mother, old and suffering from dementia, has taken a turn for the worse. Though every inch of him resists, it is time to come home.

Sunday’s Mystery eBooks

Something’s Knot Kosher
by Mary Marks
Rating: 4.8 #ad

KINDLEKOBO APPLE

Funerals can be patchy affairs for Martha Rose and her close-knit circle of friends–especially in the case of a missing body. . .

When Birdie Watson’s husband Russell is killed during a bank robbery, Martha just wants to support her grieving friend. But en route to the burial plot in Oregon, Martha makes a harrowing discovery about the casket’s contents–instead of Russell, she finds an unidentified man. Now Martha and her quilting klatch can’t rest in peace until they unspool the truth behind the macabre mix up. . .

Check out:
(A Quilting Mysteries)


Every Kind of Wicked
by Lisa Black
Rating: 4.5 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

In this mesmerizing new novel from bestselling author Lisa Black, the discovery of a young man’s corpse leads forensics expert Maggie Gardiner and Cleveland detective Jack Renner into a dark and dangerous web of lies . . .

Life and death have brought Maggie Gardiner full circle, back to the Erie Street Cemetery where she first entered Jack Renner’s orbit. Eight months ago, she learned what Jack would do in the name of justice. More unsettling still, she discovered how far she would go to cover his tracks. Now a young man sprawls atop a snowy grave, his heart shredded by a single wound. A key card in the victim’s wallet leads to the local university’s student housing—and to a grieving girlfriend with an unsettling agenda.

Check out:
(A Gardiner and Renner Mysteries)


Song of Prophecy Box Set
by P.E. Padilla
Rating: 5.0 #ad

KINDLE

Outcast, hero of prophecy, or both?

Aeden Tannoch hasn’t had an easy life. Cast from his clan and beaten nearly to death by the people he loved, all he ever wanted was to make his family proud. And now the dark creatures have come, apparently searching him out to finish him off for good.

If all that wasn’t enough, Aeden learns of the Song of Prophecy, a three-thousand-year-old prediction that there would come a warrior to save the world from invading monsters. Fingers are pointing at him, but how can he be the one when he couldn’t even pass the trials in his own clan?


Wicked for Hire
by Lotta Smith
Rating: 4.1 #ad

KINDLE

Medical student Amanda Meyer thought she had her life all planned out until people started dying the moment they touched her. Being cleared of any wrongdoing didn’t stop the medical school from expelling her, and it didn’t rid her of the unfortunate nickname Grim Reaper.

Luckily, having a rep as the harbinger of death isn’t a total resume killer. Rick Rowling, Special Agent for the FBI’s Paranormal Cases Division recruits her to work for the Bureau as a resident witch. But the sexy, brilliant, outrageous loose cannon proves to be just as untouchable as the mysterious creature or creatures that may be responsible for the seemingly unsolvable murder that becomes their first case together.

Check out:
(Paranormal in Manhattan Mysteries)


Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas
by Nicholas Pileggi
Rating: 4.6 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

Focusing on Chicago bookie Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal and his partner, Anthony Spilotro, and drawing on extensive, in-depth interviews, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the Mafia classic Wiseguy—basis for the film Goodfellas—Nicholas Pileggi reveals how the pair worked together to oversee Las Vegas casino operations for the mob. He unearths how Teamster pension funds were used to take control of the Stardust and Tropicana and how Spilotro simultaneously ran a crew of jewel thieves nicknamed the “Hole in the Wall Gang.”


Den of Thieves
by James B. Stewart
Rating: 4.6 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

A #1 bestseller from coast to coast, Den of Thieves tells the full story of the insider-trading scandal that nearly destroyed Wall Street, the men who pulled it off, and the chase that finally brought them to justice.

Pulitzer Prize–winner James B. Stewart shows for the first time how four of the eighties’ biggest names on Wall Street—Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, Martin Siegel, and Dennis Levine —created the greatest insider-trading ring in financial history and almost walked away with billions, until a team of downtrodden detectives triumphed over some of America’s most expensive lawyers to bring this powerful quartet to justice.


It Happened on Our Watch
by Tina Jones Williams
Rating: 5.0 #ad

KINDLE

To fully understand the gifts of the present and the promises of the future, it’s necessary to look back at the realities of the past. For a Black family, courage, hope, and despair in just the right measure can lead to the unthinkable.

It was 1943, and it’s likely our parents had never thought seriously about leaving home until they had children of their own. It’s likely, until they saw the future through the eyes of their children, they had made peace with substandard housing, education, and lack of opportunity. But when they had children of their own, they gathered their courage and hope, set aside despair, and made the move. Theirs was the first generation, as part of the Great Migration, to settle in mass outside of the South. They had hoped Berkeley, California would be different, but they were welcomed only in South Berkeley, in an all-Colored, working-class neighborhood where they faced many problems they had left behind.


Optical Delusion
by Hunter Shea
Rating: 4.3 #ad

KINDLE KOBO APPLE

OPEN YOUR EYES WITH “X-RAY” VISION!

Put on a pair of “X-Ray” glasses and things will never look the same! These almost magical specs will make you the hit of the party! Astonishing three-dimensional X-Ray visions of what your friends—and girls—look like under their clothes!

THE MORE YOU WEAR THEM . . .

Martin Blackstone punishes his son for wasting his allowance on a pair of flimsy cardboard sunglasses X-ray vision . . . yeah, right. Martin tries them on just for the hell of it—and all they do is give him a headache . . .

. . . THE DEEPER YOU’LL SEE.