Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

Margaritas, Marzipan, and Murder
by Harper Lin
Rating: 4.5

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Summer tourist season is winding down, but the Cape Bay police find a dead body in the alley beside Mary Ellen’s Souvenirs and Gifts. Police rule it a suicide, but Francesca Amaro knows it’s murder. Who would buy a bag of souvenirs, including a box of delicious marzipan, only to commit suicide moments later?

Even though the police tell her to stay out of the case, Fran is too curious not to investigate, even though she’s running a busy and popular café.

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A Thousand Lies
by Sharon Sala
Rating: 4.6

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A son confronts the sins of his father in this electrifying page-turner from the New York Times–bestselling author of Whippoorwill.

The product and heir of old money, Anson Poe hides behind a handsome face as he wreaks havoc upon those around him—his only goal is to satisfy his own devious desires. Nothing touches his heart but power and greed; not the woman he married or the four children they share.

Brendan Poe shares his father’s stunning looks, but not his manner. He can only try to live down the shame, doing his best to stay out of Anson’s world of crime . . . until one hot Louisiana summer he can no longer look away.


Ghost Squadron Boxed Set (Books 1-4)
by Sarah Noffke & Michael Anderle
Rating: 4.4

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Kill the bad guys. Save the galaxy. All in a hard day’s work. After 10 years of wandering the outer rim of the galaxy, Eddie Teach is a man without a purpose. He was one of the toughest pilots in the Federation, but now he’s just a regular guy, getting into bar fights and making a difference wherever he can. It’s not the same as flying a ship and saving colonies, but it’ll have to do.

That is, until General Lance Reynolds tracks Eddie down and offers him a job. There are bad people out there, plotting terrible things, killing innocent people, and destroying entire colonies. Someone has to stop them. Experience this exciting military sci-fi saga and the latest addition to the expanded Kurtherian Gambit universe. If you’re a fan of Mass Effect, Firefly, or Star Wars, you’ll love this riveting new space opera.


Finger of an Angel
by Panayotis Cacoyannis
Rating: 4.8

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Psychological, Magical, Mad, Lily’s journey on a long winding road and beyond… “intentionally disorienting and unnervingly addictive” Kirkus Reviews

After a loved-up adventure in a wood in North London, sixty-odd-year-old Lily drives off in her Classic Mercedes and takes a wrong turn. The day is unbearably hot, and the snazzy car’s air-con is broken, blowing out hot air instead of cold. Lily follows the meandering road in a state of dehydration, and experiences a series of encounters with angels and demons and ghosts from the past.

As time begins to travel backwards, Lily knows that very soon she will find her way back to the city. But even when eventually she does, events nearer home seem to mirror her encounters on the long winding road that disappeared.


Red Square
by Martin Cruz Smith
Rating: 4.3

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Back from exile in the hellish reaches of the Soviet Union, homicide investigator Arkady Renko discovers that his country, his Moscow, even his job, are nearly dead. But his enemies are very much alive, and foremost among them are the powerful black-market crime lords of the Russian mafia. Hounded by this terrifying new underworld, chased by the ruthless minions of the newly rich and powerful, and tempted by his great love, defector Irina Asanova, Arkady can only hope desperately for escape. But fate has something else in store.


Lovesick
by Jon Athan
Rating: 4.2

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Mark Murray loves his girlfriend, Rebecca Lucio, but she doesn’t love him. She believes their love has withered away and she has already fallen for another man, but she struggles to formally end her relationship with Mark. But Mark knows everything already – the lies, the deceit, the cheating.

He has a plan to punish Rebecca in the most violent, disgusting way possible. He is going to make her sick… unbelievably sick.


The Book of Joe B
by Michael Winn
Rating: 5.0

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Why do bad things happen to good people? Middle School gym teacher Joseph Bustamante more than meditates upon this ageless question, he demands an answer! And for good cause. There’s nobody nicer, more polite, and kind in all of Uz, yet in an unrelenting span of three weeks he loses his girlfriend, family, home, job, friends – everything – as he helplessly watches his life spiral out-of-control. Within this whimsical, darkly comic, and ultimately uplifting, modern-day retelling of The Book of Job, this gentle, big-hearted lug is forced by circumstance to stand-up and confront the universal truths that affect us all…

Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

Cold Cold Heart
by Tami Hoag
Rating: 4.4

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Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until a notorious serial killer tried to add her to his list of victims. Nearly a year has passed since she survived her ordeal, but the physical, emotional, and psychological scars run deep. Struggling with the torment of post-traumatic stress syndrome, plagued by flashbacks and nightmares, Dana returns to her hometown in an attempt to begin to put her life back together. But home doesn’t provide the comfort she expects.


Snow Fence Road
by Phyllis Edgerly Ring
Rating: 4.5

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A village on the coast of Maine holds painful secrets – the kind only the miracle of new love can heal.

Tormented by her fiancé’s death, Tess Johansen escapes to the only place that can still comfort her—the Spinnaker Inn in coastal Maine. Here in this place by the sea she feels close enough to the man she lost to numb the pain, if not the guilt.

For local craftsman, Evan Marston, the ramshackle inn serves only as a grim reminder of the accident that shattered his life and killed the woman he once loved.


A Suburban Haunting
by Matt Shaw
Rating: 3.4

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When Craig’s uncle passes away, he didn’t shed a tear. The pair hadn’t spoken for a couple of years now after a family row and – with that in mind – Craig didn’t bother to attend the funeral. However, soon after, he is cornered by his uncle’s solicitor with some unexpected news. Despite the pair not speaking, Craig had been left his uncle’s house. At first Craig believed it to be a generous gift and, perhaps, a way of saying sorry from beyond the grave but he soon realises all is not as it seems and the house is less a gift and more a curse…


The Interior
by Lisa See
Rating: 4.5

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While David Stark is asked to open a law office in Beijing, his lover, detective Liu Hulan, receives an urgent message from an old friend imploring her to investigate the suspicious death of her daughter, who worked for a toy company about to be sold to David’s new client, Tartan Enterprises.

Despite David’s protests, Hulan goes undercover at the toy factory in the rural village of Da Shui, deep in the heart of China. It is a place that forces Hulan to face a past she has long been running from.

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(Red Princess Mysteries)


The Suspect
by Fiona Barton
Rating: 4.0

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When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft, and frantic with worry. What were the girls up to before they disappeared?

Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth – and this time is no exception. But she can’t help but think of her own son, whom she hasn’t seen in two years, since he left home to go travelling.


Trauma
by Daniel Palmer, Michael Palmer
Rating: 4.3

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The experimental program at the VA Medical Center promises the possibility of curing the ravages of PTSD forever. It seems like Adam’s best option, but Carrie has her doubts when one of her patients goes missing…and then another. Carrie joins local investigative reporter David Hoffman in the hunt for answers. The hospital, however, is determined to keep its secrets at all costs. As Carrie and David descend into a labyrinth of murder and corruption, the price Carrie could pay for asking the wrong questions is her own life…

Tuesday’s Mystery eBooks

Dying for Strawberries
by Sharon Farrow
Rating: 4.4

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With seasonal crowds flocking to its sandy beaches, lively downtown shops, and the Berry Basket, a berry emporium with something for everyone, the lakeshore village of Oriole Point is ripe for summer fun – and murder.

Much has changed for Marlee Jacob since she returned to Oriole Point, Michigan, three years ago. Between running the Berry Basket, dodging local gossip, and whipping up strawberry muffins, smoothies, and margaritas to celebrate the town’s first annual Strawberry Moon Bash, the twenty-nine-year-old hardly has time for her fiancé, let alone grim memories of her old life in New York…

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(A Berry Basket Cozy Mysteries)


Sandrine’s Gift
by J.B. Pettry
Rating: 4.6

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Moving and magical. Overwhelmed by grief, five strangers accept a miraculous offer to see their lost loved ones again.

Lily Rose lost her mother – and with her, she lost her spark, her desires, her ambition. It’s only through the family legends of the mysterious woman Sandrine, and the tales of her secret Portal into a perfect life, that Lily has finally found a glimmer of hope. When an anonymous letter leads to an encounter with a peculiar old woman, Lily finds her life intertwined with four strangers who share the common bond of grief…


Worlds Away
by J.L. Hendricks
Rating: 4.5

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200 years ago, the Earth was conquered, but nobody knew. Commander Venay of the V’Zenian Empire was a man on a mission. It was his responsibility to ensure a good lot of human slaves made it back to his planet each year. But this time it was different.

Paris was used to being invisible, so when she was abducted by an alien, she knew no one was coming to save her. While fighting the alien Commander on his ship headed to some place in another galaxy, Paris discovers space isn’t as empty as Earthlings thought. When their ship is attacked by the Zateelians, Paris decides to join forces with her captors in order to survive the monsters trying to take her and the other humans for themselves. Is the enemy you know any better than the one you don’t?


We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young
by Harold G. Moore, Joseph L. Galloway
Rating: 4.7

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In November 1965, some 450 men of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Harold Moore, were dropped into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was brutally slaughtered. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. They were the first major engagements between the US Army and the People’s Army of Vietnam.


The Rain Dancers
by Greg F. Gifune
Rating: 4.3

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A vile and unrelenting evil has returned to claim what was taken from it long ago, and all the demons of the past, present and probable future have come home to roost. Before the storm clears and the sun rises, Will and Betty Colby will come to know the horrifying truth. People live and die…but the evil they do is eternal.

He arrives in darkness, in the middle of a violent downpour…an affable old man with tales to tell…
When Will and Betty Colby return to Betty’s hometown to settle her late father’s affairs and prepare his house for sale, they assume they’ll be faced with some cleaning, basic repairs and making runs to the local dump.


The Stars Are Fire
by Anita Shreve
Rating: 4.2

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In October 1947, after a summer long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are soon racing out of control from town to village.

he women spend the night frantically protecting their children, and in the morning find their lives forever changed: homeless, penniless, awaiting news of their husbands’ fate, and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists. In the midst of this devastating loss, Grace discovers glorious new freedoms–joys and triumphs she could never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain–and her spirit soars. And then the unthinkable happens–and Grace’s bravery is tested as never before.


The Mountain Dark
by Kathryn Le Veque
Rating: 4.8

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Read the USA Today Bestseller! Kress de Rhydian is a man on a mission.

The second Executioner Knight is given a very important directive –William Marshal is determined to make a match between a Welsh princess and a great marcher lord. With King John having recently married his daughter to the last Prince of Gwynedd, the Marshal seeks to balance that power with a strategic marriage of his own. Kress is tasked with protecting the Welsh princess, no matter what the cost, until she can reach her destination. The cost may be his soul.

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Monday’s Mystery eBooks

Live and Let Chai
by Bree Baker
Rating: 4.8

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Trouble is brewing in Everly’s new café. Can she bag the culprit? Life hasn’t been so sweet for Everly Swan over the past couple of years, but now that she is back in her seaside hometown and the proud owner of a little iced tea shop and café right on the beach, things are finally starting to look up – until a curmudgeonly customer turns up dead on the boardwalk. With one of her hallmark glass tea jars lying right next to him and an autopsy that reports poison in his system, it doesn’t look good for Everly or her brand new business.

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(Seaside Café Cozy Mysteries)


Special Agent Kandice
by Mimi Barbour
Rating: 4.3

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Special Agent indeed, Kandice Warner is everyone’s best friend. Talk about a Barbie doll! This female might have the same pretty-girl looks but even though she has a tender heart, she also has the resilience needed for a very successful FBI Hostage Negotiator. Feelings of inadequacy constantly force her to prove that she’s tough, and she demonstrates her courage when dealing with a murderous bank robber, a desperate jumper, being stalked, kidnapped and beaten. But her tender heart can get her in trouble and she needs to grow a thicker skin. Almost impossible when her obstinate new boss, for reasons of his own, interferes in everything she does.

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In the Cold Dark Ground
by Stuart MacBride
Rating: 4.4

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Trouble is coming… Sergeant Logan McRae’s team find a body dumped in the woods – but is it the missing businessman they’ve been searching for, or something far more sinister? It doesn’t help that his ex-boss is taking over the case, a new Superintendent has it in for him, and Professional Standards are looming. Even worse: Aberdeen’s criminal overlord, Wee Hamish Mowat, is dying and rival gangs all over the UK are eying his territory.

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(Logan McRae Mysteries)


Coattail Karma
by Verlin Darrow
Rating: 4.5

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Buddha’s clone, victim of a conspiracy, or just plain crazy? If only he knew. Psychotherapist Sid Menk is dragged into a war between spiritual factions vying for control of the planet. Is he Buddha’s clone? Has his mentor actually granted him enlightenment? Can the woman by his side kick everyone’s butt?

As kidnappers, rogue monks, and Maori gangsters chase Sid through New Zealand, India, and the redwoods of northern California, his sense of identity dissolves and something amazing takes its place. Armed with newfound insights and abilities, he marshals esoteric energy to match the power of those who seek to exploit him.


Keeping Secrets
by Deborah Hawkins
Rating: 4.6

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For thirty years, Brendan Murphy has done the impossible. He has kept his client, Professor Edward Wynne Carter, III, alive on Virginia’s Death Row. Brendan knows Ed did not kill his pregnant wife in the fall of 1983. But now Ed’s execution date has been set.

Thirty years ago, when she was just out of law school, McKenzie Fitzgerald, interviewed Ed’s alibi witness. But she forgot to turn on the tape recorder. The next day, the witness vanished. McKenzie convinced herself that Ed was guilty and lied to cover up her mistake.

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(The Warrick-Thompson Files)


The Shrinking Man
by Richard Matheson
Rating: 4.1

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The legendary novel of science-fiction horror: “The author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson” (Stephen King).

After he is exposed to a radioactive cloud, Scott Carey finds himself shrinking, slowly, day-by-day, inch-by-inch. Scott once had a normal, everyday existence as a husband and father, but as time passes, he becomes a national spectacle, something worthy of newspaper headlines. As Carey shrinks, smaller and smaller, his family become giants, more and more unreachable, and even the family cat becomes a predatory menace. In this world of disproportion, increasingly perilous with each passing day, Scott struggles to survive—and is pushed to the very limits of fear and existence . . .

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(The Warrick-Thompson Files)


The Absent One
by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Rating: 4.2

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Copenhagen’s Detective Carl Mørck is back and ready for action in the second Department Q novel from the “new ‘it’ boy of Nordic Noir” (The Times, London).

Carl Mørck has settled into Department Q and is ready to take on another cold case. This time, it’s the brutal double-murder of a brother and sister two decades earlier. One of the suspects confessed and is serving time, but it’s clear to Mørck that all is not what it seems. Kimmie, a homeless woman with secrets involving certain powerful individuals, could hold the key—if Mørck can track her down before they do…

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