Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

The Ghost and the Dead Man’s Library
by Alice Kimberly, Cleo Coyle
Rating: 4.7

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Pen has just received an extremely rare collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s complete works. Rumor has it a secret code, trapped within the books’ leather-bound pages, leads to buried treasure. Well, it looks like they got the buried part right – because, as Pen sells off the valuable volumes, everyone who buys…dies.

Once these books go missing from their owners’ cold hands, Pen will need resident ghost and hard-boiled P.I. Jack Shepard to help crack the case.

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The White Lioness
by Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson
Rating: 4.2

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Inspector Kurt Wallander returns in the second of Henning Mankell’s award-winning, internationally-bestselling detective novels, this time to investigate the execution-style killing of a Swedish housewife. The local police focus on a determined stalker who’s suddenly nowhere to be found, but when they finally catch up with their prime suspect his alibi turns out to be airtight.

Digging deeper, Wallander discovers that the woman’s death is more complex and dangerous than a crime of passion.

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(Haunted Bookshop Mysteries)


Dragon Faith
by Richard D Heard
Rating: NEW RELEASE

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Christian Family Refuses to Be Marked by the Beast.

A young man (Elroy Sandy) and his family are dealing with mysterious events around their home. They are being watched. The Sandy’s must comply to a new human microchip law or face punishment.

Will they stand up to the bully?


The Caitlin Chronicles Boxed Set
by Daniel Willcocks & Michael Anderle
Rating: New Release

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The Governor she trusted to protect her wants her dead. The target she was sent to capture wants to help her live. When Caitlin finally gets the chance to join her brother on a mission outside of the walls of the town she has been trapped inside all of her life, her entire reality is shaken.

Enemies appear in the strangest of places. The zombie-like ‘Mad’ roam the forests. Vampires and Werewolves from the fairy tales of her childhood become reality as Caitlin is forced to discover the truth of the Age of Madness and begin the fight for justice. Can Caitlin lead the charge on freedom, and start the revolution that will change her world?


No Turning Back
by H. L. Wegley
Rating: 4.9

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When a young man much like her dead father offers her protection, will trusting him bring another massacre, one that takes her life too?

After once being called a coward, Drew West has a mile-high chip on his shoulder and an impressive resume of fighting skills. He’s ready to fight anybody, anywhere, especially if someone needs protection. When Suarez tries to kill Beth in Big Bend, Drew humiliates the drug lord and captures Suarez’s little brother, Ricardo. Hector Suarez places Beth and Drew at the top of his hit list. When a federal prosecutor offers Beth and Drew protection for their testimony against Ricardo, Beth fears a safe house cannot stop another massacre.

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(Witness Protection Series)


Delirious
by Daniel Palmer
Rating: 3.8

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Charlie’s mother is hospitalized, his prestigious job is in jeopardy, his inventions are wrenched away from him, and one by one, his former colleagues are being murdered. Every shred of evidence points to Charlie as a cold-blooded killer. And soon he is unable to tell whether he’s succumbed to the pressures of work and become the architect of his own destruction, or whether he’s the victim of a relentless, diabolical attack. Now he must save his own life – all the while realizing that nothing can be trusted, least of all his own fractured mind.


Anthology of Scrolls
by P.A. Wikoff, Marcela Bolivar
Rating: 4.5

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Magical libraries, ego-eccentric gravity experts, O.C.D. people, scary stage shows, dirt-poor romance, spirit guides, calming yourself down, moment stealing harpies, corrupt elections, gluttonous cake eaters, evil doppelgangers, drunken incoherence, circles, cross dressing witches and warlocks, catching up with the past, antiquated technology, treasures in the trash, brain surgery, irreplaceable loss, gangbangers and their dogs, comic books that contain bats and/or wolves, the murder of relatives, revengeful ex-girlfriends, changing fact into fiction, magical smartphones, facing your unfiltered fears, severed lizards and dangerous Christmas gifts.


Dark Dragon’s Wolf
by Anastasia Wilde
Rating: 4.7

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Mayah, princess of the Draken House of Al-Maddeiri, has been haunted by ghosts for years. Visions, dreams, and nightmares – ghosts reaching out to her, begging her to save them.

But how do you save people who are already dead? Tristan Barnes is supposed to be Mayah’s healer, reaching into her mind with his white wolf powers to fix the damage, slay the ghosts, and coax her lost dragon back out into the world.

Friday’s Mystery eBooks

Solomon’s Compass
by Carol Kilgore
Rating: 4.5

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When Coast Guard Commander Taylor Campbell returns to Rock Harbor, Texas, to tend to her uncle’s estate, she meets a mysterious former Navy SEAL, Jake Solomon, and learns her uncle didn’t drown accidentally. His murder was one in a string of murders of a group of Vietnam veterans who called themselves the Compass Points.

Before her uncle died, he sent Taylor a message with the location of his buried treasure. Unearthing it will place her squarely in the killer’s crosshairs, but she’s determined to fulfill her uncle’s last wish. Jake, sent to protect her and find the killer, has other plans.


Dog Collar Crime
by Adrienne Giordano
Rating: 4.3

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Out of work and down on her luck, Lucie Rizzo is forced to do the one thing she’s long avoided–come home to her nutty, mob-infested family. A move that brings her back into the tempting arms of Frankie Falcone, the smoldering Italian ex who’s no stranger to living with the mob.

When Lucie parlays her temporary dog-walking gig into a legit career, Frankie becomes her number one supporter. Suddenly, shaking her mob princess reputation doesn’t seem so crazy…until three of her clients are dogjacked…

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(A Lucie Rizzo Mysteries)


Servant of The Skull
by Edita A. Petrick
Rating: 4.1

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The moment Gia’s hands touch a skull, the living history of the skull’s owner bursts inside her head. Indeed, for as long as her hands rest on the skull, she is a prisoner of its life-history.

When she receives a field assignment in Greece to reconstruct skulls of three victims who perished in a plane crash, she thinks it’s just for identification purposes. But nothing could have prepared her for the kind of situation she walks into. There are just as many family members who want her to do her job as there are those who’ll stop at nothing to prevent it…


Hard Target
by Alan Jacobson
Rating: 4.2

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Hard Target by Alan Jacobson is a ticking time bomb that will keep you clinging to the edge of your seat . . . and turning the pages.

An explosion pulverizes the president-elect’s helicopter on election night. It soon becomes clear that the group behind the assassination attempt possesses far greater reach than the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force has yet encountered—and a plot so deeply interwoven in the country’s fabric that it threatens to upend America’s political system.

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(OPSIG Team Black Mysteries)


Die Trying
by Lee Child
Rating: 4.3

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Jack Reacher is an innocent bystander when he witnesses a woman kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight. In the wrong place at the wrong time, he’s kidnapped with her. Chained together, locked in the back of a stifling van, and racing across America to an unknown destination for an unknown purpose, they’re at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because this mysterious woman is worth more than Reacher ever suspected. Now he has to save them both—from the inside out—or die trying…

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(Jack Reacher Mysteries)


Lady Death
by Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Martin Pegler
Rating: 4.4

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The wartime memoir of Lyudmila Pavlichenko is a remarkable document: the publication of an English language edition is a significant coup. Pavlichenko was World War II’s best scoring sniper and had a varied wartime career that included trips to England and America.

In June 1941, when Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, she left her university studies, ignored the offer of a position as a nurse, to become one of Soviet Russia’s 2000 female snipers. Less than a year later she had 309 recorded kills, including 29 enemy sniper kills. She was withdrawn from active duty after being injured. She was also regarded as a key heroic figure for the war effort…

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

Cindy York Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 1-3)
by Catherine Bruns
Rating: 5.0

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From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes a boxed set of three full-length mysteries set in the high stakes world of real estate featuring amateur sleuth Cindy York! This boxed set includes the first three novels from the bestselling cozy mystery series, including: Killer Transaction (book #1), Priced to Kill (book #2), For Sale By Killer (book #3).

“Bruns will have you captivated from the second you pick up For Sale by Killer until you read the last word. And the way she spins the story with all the twists and turns will have you longing for more…” -Cozy Mystery Book Reviews


Perfidia
by James Ellroy
Rating: 3.5

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The hellish murder of a Japanese family summons three men and one woman. William H. Parker is a captain on the Los Angeles Police Department. He’s superbly gifted, corrosively ambitious, liquored-up, and consumed by dubious ideology. He is bitterly at odds with Sergeant Dudley Smith—Irish émigré, ex-IRA killer, fledgling war profiteer. Hideo Ashida is a police chemist and the only Japanese on the L.A. cop payroll. Kay Lake is a twenty-one-year-old dilettante looking for adventure. The investigation throws them together and rips them apart. The crime becomes a political storm center that brilliantly illuminates these four driven souls—comrades, rivals, lovers, history’s pawns.


Helpless
by Daniel Palmer
Rating: 4.5

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Moving back to Shilo, New Hampshire, to raise Jill, Tom ignores the whispers about his possible involvement in Kelly’s death. Then an anonymous blog post accuses him of having an affair with one of his young players. As the allegations escalate to shocking proportions, implicating him in a sexting ring, Tom realizes he’s being targeted by insidious, elusive enemies. Now the only way to protect his daughter is to reckon with the secrets in his past and unravel a web of greed, betrayal, and desperation that stretches far wider than he could have ever imagined…


The Dark Mage
by Jace Mitchell & Michael Anderle
Rating: 4.9

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Riley is lithe and fast, her tongue every bit as sharp as her sword. She’s a new-age knight pledged to keep her King and countrymen safe. Riley’s hearing rumors about a dark mage in the north. He’s amassing a ruthless army and practicing twisted magic. His evil past intertwines with Riley’s kingdom… and he’s coming to claim it.

With the kingdom at stake, Riley embarks on a collision course with this mage… and with her own mortality. Will Riley’s fighting prowess prove enough to vanquish the dark mage and his legion, or is her fate already sealed in his twisted magic? You’ll love this book, because it’s got a hero you can cheer for and the fun doesn’t stop. Grab it today!


Tamer Animals
by Multiple Authors
Rating: 4.7

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“Justin M. Woodward isn’t playing around–this is a terrifying descent into depravity.”Jeff Strand (Author of Sick House)

“Dark, twisted, and full of surprises.”Duncan Ralston (Author of WOOM and Salvage)

From the moment they arrived, strange noises echoed around them… a sense that they were being watched pervaded the campsite… and that was just the beginning. When one of them vanishes and a horned monstrosity pursues the others, it becomes clear that the legends are real. …and the truth is so much more horrific than they could ever have imagined.


Jesus – New Insights into His Life and Mission
by Hinz Walther
Rating: 3.9

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The only begotten Son of God became a human being, became a man, and there is a reason for this immensely important world-historic event. Without knowledge of the circumstances, the life and mission of Jesus remains a mystery.

This book addresses fundamental questions about Jesus Christ. It sheds light on the meaning of Christ’s parables and sayings and explains, as well, the significance of his incarnation and his act of redemption. The meaning and purpose of our own human existence is also made clear.

Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

The Cat Who Saw Red
by Lilian Jackson Braun
Rating: 4.6

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Jim Qwilleran and his cats Koko and Yum Yum must solve a curious caper in this mystery in the bestselling Cat Who series.

Something is amiss at Maus Haus. Not just the mystery of an unsolved “suicide” which hangs over the old mansion, but something ominous in the present-day residence. When Qwilleran moves in to work on his new gastronomical assignment, strange things begin to happen. First it’s a scream in the night, then a vanishing houseboy. But when his old girlfriend disappears, something has to be done. Qwilleran, Koko and Yum Yum set out to solve the mystery—and find a murderer!


Carbon-14: The Shroud of Turin
by R.A. Williams
Rating: 4.6

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More than 99 percent of the evidence proves the Shroud of Turin is the authentic burial cloth of Jesus Christ. Only one test says otherwise – the carbon date performed in 1988.

A serial killer with a fetish for fire targets the faithful of Tucson, Arizona. Homicide detective, Pete Johnston, works to catch the killer before more clergy are killed, before more churches are burned. When the Shroud is carbon dated at her university, the results reveal that the relic is a medieval forgery. Amari investigates this ancient cold case file for a class project and makes a shocking discovery that could alter the fate of Christianity…


Vengeance Takes a Stand
by Joseph Powell
Rating: 4.9

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Corny Oliver is a wealthy banker with a dark past… He used to drink. He used to gamble. He used to womanize. But … he’s guilty of an even worse crime… He’s spent his life trying to make up for one wrong. And just when he thinks he has, evil finds him.

Vincent Green likes money, and he’s willing to do anything to get it. Even kill. He knows Corny’s dark history. And if Corny doesn’t give him what he wants, he’ll tell everyone. Including the woman Corny’s been courting. Corny can either fight for justice or run away. And he chooses war. But Vincent’s wicked mind refuses to fight any way except dirty. The lives of women and children mean nothing to him if they get in his way…


Chasing Freedom
by H. L. Wegley
Rating: 4.6

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How far would you be willing to go if you were chasing freedom?

When Allie Santiago, international scholar at Oregon State University, and her family are captured and labor trafficked by the same drug cartel that drove her father from Mexico, she learns the cartel thugs plan to sell her to human traffickers. Allie escapes, running a marathon through the mountains of Northern California, and collapses in the arms of Jeff Jacobs, a disgraced Olympic decathlete who wants to regain both his honor and his former glory. When Jeff’s actions engage the FBI and US Marshals to protect Allie and free her family from the cartel, a war breaks out in the mountains along the Oregon-California border.

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(Against All Enemies Series)


Shatter the Roses
by Shawn Luther
Rating: 5.0

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All day benders, promiscuous nights, and endless student loans: the world seems a strange and unusual place for both Tom and Erika, but then college makes everyone feel like a fish out of water. With their own unique brand of wit, they write the world around them in their own terms. But beneath the surface is a searing, truthful look at the lives of two college students way beyond their years, but still bound by the painful memories of the past.

A poignant love story as well as an intimate coming-of-age drama, Shatter the Roses examines what it means to be drawn to other people, to search desperately for understanding, and to find company even in the most unlikely of places.


Titus Ray Thrillers: Books 1 & 2
by Luana Ehrlich
Rating: 4.6

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Book I, One Night in Tehran. When he starts searching for answers, an assassin begins his own search–for him. In Tehran, while hiding out from the Iranian secret police, CIA officer, Titus Ray, finds shelter with a group of Iranian Christians. Compelled by their unwavering faith, the battle-hardened agent becomes a believer shortly before they smuggle him out of Iran to freedom in Turkey…

Book II, Two Days in Caracas. On the hunt for an assassin, Titus Ray faces a threat he never imagined. Can he overcome the obstacles and capture Ahmed Al-Amin before it’s too late?

In this pulse-racing Christian thriller, CIA intelligence officer, Titus Ray, travels from Costa Rica to Venezuela in an effort to stop Ahmed Al-Amin, a Hezbollah assassin, from murdering a high-profile government official.


The Fortress
by Jonathan Hillinger
Rating: 4.3

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Romania, World War II. Nelu escapes from his home and finds shelter with other homeless children in the caves beneath Bucharest’s spectacular concert hall. They call it “The Fortress”.

Daniel is the son of a well-to-do Jewish family living in the heart of Bucharest. On the eve of WWII, Daniel and his family are forced to flee and take refuge in those caves with the help of the children. Daniel, Nelu and the other homeless children, find themselves united when facing the Nazi threat. For Daniel and his family, some of the children were nothing but a concept prior to the war, but now – no race or socioeconomic differences are relevant. In this reality they are all equal, bound by the need to survive. They must deal with hunger, poverty, and the imminent threat of death.