Friday’s Mystery eBooks

Lending a Paw
by Laurie Cass
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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Eddie followed Minnie home one day, and now she can’t seem to shake the furry little shadow. But in spite of her efforts to contain her new pal, the tabby sneaks out and trails her all the way to the bookmobile on its maiden voyage. Before she knows it, her slinky stowaway becomes her cat co-pilot!

Minnie and Eddie’s first day visiting readers around the county seems to pass without trouble—until Eddie darts outside at the last stop and leads her to the body of a local man who’s reached his final chapter.

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(Bookmobile Cat Mysteries)


Revenge in Barcelona
by Kathryn Lane
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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After encountering harrowing suspense on assignment in Mexico, Nikki Garcia flies to Barcelona, Spain with her fiancé. In that beautiful city, they will celebrate their romance with a destination wedding.

Shortly after witnessing an attack at a major tourist attraction in Barcelona, the suspense quickly escalates when Nikki discovers she may have been the intended target of the crime. She must act immediately to uncover who is out to harm her before it’s too late.

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(A Nikki Garcia Mysteries)


Make Me
by Lee Child
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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Bonus short story Small Wars.

Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, and there’s something about Chang . . . so he teams up with her and starts to ask around. He thinks: How bad can this thing be? But before long he’s plunged into a desperate race through LA, Chicago, Phoenix, and San Francisco, and through the hidden parts of the internet, up against thugs and assassins every step of the way—right back to where he started, in Mother’s Rest, where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine.

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(A Jack Reacher Mysteries)


Deep Focus
by Gloria Repp
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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A scheming woman. A man she can’t fathom. A mystery that endangers her career. Is this how God answers Lindsey’s prayers?

Lindsey Dumont, photographer, travels to the rugged coast of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula to finish her photo essay on a rare breed of Makah dogs.But disaster looms for her project, and she decides to fight back. Now she must confront the man who deceived her and unravel a threatening mystery.

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(The Dumont Chronicles)


World’s First Wizard Complete Series Boxed Set
by Aaron D. Schneider, Michael Anderle
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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Enter a darkened world where, so far, no one has won World War I and now dark monsters are choosing sides in the World First Wizard Complete Series boxed set. Dive into a double fisted tale of war, magic, and bloody conspiracies in the grim alternate history of the War to End All Wars.

Witchmarked: At what cost victory?
Sorcerybound: The weight of the world would be enough but what if the world is on fire?
Wizardborn: The War to End All Wars just got personal.


The Coldness of Objects
by Panayotis Cacoyannis
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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London 2030. When a postman knocks on his door, the news he delivers will cause 70-year-old Anthony Pablo Rubens to reflect on all the many sadnesses and joys of the past, while he begins to prepare for the surprises of the future.

The past still revolves around the moment in the summer of 1984 when young Anthony first realized he had fallen in love.

The present is a Kafkaesque nightmare worse than Orwell’s 1984, “a hideous world where people don’t need to be watched by Big Brother.” It’s a world that Anthony has mostly shut his eyes to, but which suddenly he is forced to confront.


Butterfly
by Sharon Sala
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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Pregnant and homeless, China Brown isn’t a threat to anyone. But when she accidentally witnesses a murder, the killer attempts to silence her too. Although China survives, she loses the baby who meant more to her than her own life. Distraught and alone, she finds herself turning to an unlikely source of comfort.

Hard-bitten Det. Ben English is on the case, and he thinks the victim—a celebrity photographer—was killed for the scandals his camera could expose. But there’s something even more intriguing to Ben than the secrets at the heart of the crime: the star witness. Undeniably drawn to China, Ben vows to keep her safe. But as they grow closer to each other, they also grow closer to the killer.


The Guilty Dead
by P. J. Tracy
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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Dead men tell no tales…but their pasts can’t keep a secret.

Gregory Norwood is Minnesota’s most beloved philanthropist, and the story of his son’s overdose was splashed across the front page of all the papers. When a photojournalist sets out to get a candid shot of the highly successful businessman on the one year anniversary of his son’s death, he’s shocked to find Norwood dead with a smoking gun in his hand. The city is devastated, and Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called in to handle the delicate case. It should be open and shut, but something is not right. Norwood’s death is no suicide.

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(A Monkeewrench Mysteries)

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

Every Body on Deck
by G. A. McKevett
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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In this cozy mystery by the author of Killer Reunion, a plus-sized PI’s latest job on an Alaskan cruise ends when her boss’s death rocks the boat.

When famed mystery writer Natasha Van Cleef invites the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency on an Alaskan cruise in exchange for some personal protection, Savannah is instantly onboard with the idea. The voyage goes smoothly—until Natasha and her husband flee the ship and get killed in a suspiciously explosive crash . . .

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(A Savannah Reid Mysteries)


Ranger Protection
by Lynn Shannon
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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When Dr. Tara Sims is robbed, she fights back to protect her daughter and nearly pays with her life. She’s rescued by Texas Ranger Grady West. Her childhood friend is now a handsome lawman, but Tara refuses to acknowledge the chemistry sparking between them. With a little girl to raise and a growing medical practice, she has no room in her life for romance.

Grady suspects the vicious assault wasn’t a random act. What he can’t figure out is why anyone would attack the single mother. He vows to protect Tara and her little girl while keeping his growing feelings for them out of the equation. Getting romantically involved with his sister’s best friend is more hazardous than hunting criminals…

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(Texas Ranger Heroes Series)


Silence in Hanover Close
by Anne Perry
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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At the behest of his superior, Thomas Pitt reopens a case gone cold. Three years prior, Robert York, an important member of the British Foreign Office, was murdered in his home in London’s exclusive Hanover Close. Pitt has been advised to handle the situation with the utmost discretion, given the compromising circumstances of the crime: a distinguished victim from a powerful family, whispered rumors of treason, and the unimpeachable reputation of the widow, whose imminent marriage to a high-level diplomat could be cause for concern.

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(Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Mysteries)


Triangle of Hope
by Michael Meyer
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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If one person can make a difference, just think what three can do. A tender story of love. Three strangers, each harboring a dark secret, become united by chance, and the wonderful power of the human spirit comes alive.

If you believe that love and romance can happen in unusual circumstances, then this book is for you. 

“If an author can make you cry for his characters then want to hug them close and then want to do an Irish jig with them to celebrate overcoming that much pain, then you know you have read a book that will stay with you forever.” – Wanda Hartzenberg, Wanda’s Amazing Amazon Reviewers


Honor Doesn’t Sleep
by Frank Wheeler
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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Levi Drake gave up life as a Texas Ranger to buy the ranch of his dreams. But when Jude Gore shows up, he’s forced out of retirement.

Gore’s Gang is ready to rob, murder, and pillage the small town of Wildsprings, Texas. When the local sheriff tries running him out, things take a bad turn. Now it’s up to Drake to put a stop to the death and destruction that follow Gore everywhere he goes.

But getting rid of him won’t be easy. It’s more than the gang of twenty armed men who ride on Gore’s shirttails. It’s the beautiful blonde riding with them.

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(A Western Adventure Fiction)


White Ninja
by Eric Van Lustbader
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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A sadist haunts the back alleys and sex clubs of Tokyo, picking up women, horrifically mutilating them, and leaving behind a calling card written in blood: This could be your wife. He kills fearlessly, certain the police will never catch him.

The only man who might stop this fiend is Nicholas Linnear, a martial arts expert whose childhood education in the dojos of Japan has made him one of the country’s leading practitioners of ninjutsu. But Linnear fears that his illness may have left him Shiro Ninja—stripped of his power and discipline. With the killer growing increasingly brazen, Linnear must summon all his strength and training before his own family becomes the next target.

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(The Nicholas Linnear MYsteries)


The Puffin Book of Horror Stories
by Anthony Horowitz
Rating: Brand New Release #ad

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Stories contented in this book:

1/ Pete Johnson – Secret Terror; 2/ Stephen King – Battleground; 3/ Robert Westall – The Vacancy; 4/ Guy de Maupassant – The Twitch; 5/ Laurence Staig – Freebies; 6/ Roald Dahl – Man from the South; 7/ Kenneth Ireland – The Werewolf Mask; 8/ John Gordon – Eels; 9/ Bram Stoker – Jonathan Marker’s Journal; 10/ Anthony Horowitz – Bath Night


Forgotten Faces
by Florence Linnington
Rating: 4.0 #ad

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Sarah Smith is a woman out of options. So she turns to being a mail order bride. When a small town welcomes Sarah into its midst, she realizes that her hopes for a happy and normal life are far out of reach.

Sarah discovers that she has a serious condition: face blindness. She finds it hard to recognize anyone, and her condition is driving her far from those she loves.

Sarah’s adversity is further tested when she gets to know her husband-to-be Stephen Tyler, a pastor expecting perfection out of himself. When they got married, Stephen realizes that his hope for a harmonious lifestyle may turn into just a dream.

Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

Entitled To Kill
by ACF Bookens
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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Mother-daughter bonding time shouldn’t involve running from a big tractor.

When Harvey Beckett stumbles upon the body of the community’s most reviled dairy farmer, she, her friends, and her parents are launched into an investigation that reveals a family secret that wasn’t really that secret after all. Soon, Harvey’s curiosity lands her and her mother in a heap of danger that may mark the end of her sleuthing

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(St. Marin’s Cozy Mysteries)


Worst Fears Realized
by Stuart Woods
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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Not a man to dwell on the past, Stone Barrington has no choice but to rattle old skeletons when the people closest to him start dying, and he has little to go on but the suspicion that the killer might be someone he once knew. The trip down memory lane isn’t all bad though, for it reunites Stone with his ex-partner, Dino Bacchetti, now head of detectives in the nineteenth precinct…

Caught on a thrill ride of a case that tests him as none has ever done before, Stone races to find a twisted madman with a taste for blood vengeance, with only a prayer to find him before Stone’s worst fears are realized.

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(A Stone Barrington Mysteries)


The Lost Village
by Camilla Sten, Alexandra Fleming
Rating: 4.0 #ad

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Documentary filmmaker Alice Lindstedt has been obsessed with the vanishing residents of the old mining town, dubbed “The Lost Village,” since she was a little girl. In 1959, her grandmother’s entire family disappeared in this mysterious tragedy, and ever since, the unanswered questions surrounding the only two people who were left—a woman stoned to death in the town center and an abandoned newborn—have plagued her. She’s gathered a small crew of friends in the remote village to make a film about what really happened.

But there will be no turning back.


Sergeant York
by Alvin York
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October 8th, 1918—amid the last of the Allies attempts to the Germans, Sergeant Alvin York of Tennessee, found himself and his platoon of only seventeen men trapped in the thick of heavy machine gun fire. Rather than retreating or calling upon the artillery to take out the nest, York single-handedly took out twenty-five Germans, dropping them one-by-one, and captured many more.

This is only one of the many tales of York’s famed heroism, which were heralded as some of the most impressive battle stories in history of modern warfare. Sergeant York contains the legendary soldier’s war diaries, which offer up-close snapshots of his fabled military career.


Dreamwalker
by James Oswald
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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When Balwen’s last sits on the stolen throne, And kitling sleeps beside the babe ne’er born, When darkness stills the forest birds at noon, In blood and fire Gwlad shall rise anew. The Prophecies of Mad Goronwy

The dragons of Glwad are dying. A sad, shrunken echo of the once-proud creatures they were, now they shuffle through their last days, hidden by their subtle arts from the men who have persecuted and killed them for over two millennia. Yet in amongst this quiet decline, there is new life. Benfro, son of Morgwm the Green, the first male kitling in a thousand years. His hatching at the confluence, when great Rasalene the moon covers Arhelion the sun, must surely mark him for great things. For long ago dragons wrought a terrible wrong to the land, and now is come the time to make amends.

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(The Ballad of Sir Benfro Mysteries)


Still Missing
by Chevy Stevens
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On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a thirty-two year old realtor, had three goals – sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever- patient boyfriend.

The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all. Interwoven with the story of the year Annie spent as the captive of psychopath in a remote mountain cabin, which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist, is a second narrative recounting events following her escape – her struggle to piece her shattered life back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor.


The Three Kitties That Saved My Life
by Michael Meyer
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WINNER of the 2018 Stephen Memorial Award
FINALIST for the 2014 RONE AWARD
A True Romance Memoir

“This is like drinking tea and honey on a cold day.” When tragedy struck, I thought for sure that my own life was at an end. I was wrong. This is the true story of how two stray rescue cats and a woman named Kitty, whom I finally met after a wild ride of internet dating, brought love, romance, and laughter back into my life.

Love was then. Love is now. Love is forever.

Tuesday’s Mystery eBooks

Assault and Beadery
by Mollie Cox Bryan
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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All of Cora Chevalier’s dreams are coming true. Since moving to Indigo Gap, North Carolina, the busy crafting maven has been blessed with a great boyfriend, a lovely home, and a booming craft retreat business. But on the eve of her first Crafty Mom’s Escape Weekend, tragedy strikes again in Indigo Gap. This time, it’s curtains for Stan Herald, the disagreeable director of the local theater group, who’s murdered on the opening night of their new production. Worse, Cora’s friend Zee is accused of the crime.

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(A Cora Crafts Mysteries)


Keeping Secrets
by Deborah Hawkins
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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An innocent man is scheduled to die. A United States Supreme Court nominee holds the key to his freedom. Which will she choose? Her career or his freedom?

Seasoned attorney Brendan Murphy eagerly uncovers legal loopholes for his defendants. After keeping his death-row client alive for thirty long years, he’s sure he can buy enough time for the man to see his son’s upcoming wedding. But when an imminent execution date is suddenly set, Murphy resolves to prove the convict couldn’t have murdered his pregnant wife…

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(The Warrick Thompson Mysteries)


You Are Mine
by Lisa Kent
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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A web of lies and dark secrets. A nail-biting hunt for a serial killer.

For over twenty years, Detective Stella Carrigan has managed to bury the nightmare of being kidnapped from her foster family. Her traumatic childhood motivated her to stand up for others and climb the Chicago Police Department ladder by storm. But when Stella is called to a series of murders of women in the sleepy small town of Vandalia, the past abruptly catches up with her – and brings her to the edge of the abyss.

The killer leaves seemingly unrelated clues with each body: A lock of hair, rosebuds, sewing thread – none of the investigators can make sense of any of it.


The Turquoise Lament
by John D. MacDonald, Lee Child
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When treasure hunter Ted Lewellen saved his life in a bar fight, McGee could never have thought he’d end up paying his rescuer back in such a way. But years later he finds himself headed to Hawaii at Ted’s request to find out whether Pidge’s husband really is trying to kill her, or if she’s just losing her mind.

Of course, once McGee arrives he can’t help but give in to his baser instincts, and as his affair with Pidge gets underway, he can’t find a single thing wrong.

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(A Travis McGee Mysteries)


The Unwilling
by John Hart
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Gibby’s older brothers have already been to war. One died there. The other came back misunderstood and hard, a decorated killer now freshly released from a three-year stint in prison.

Jason won’t speak of the war or of his time behind bars, but he wants a relationship with the younger brother he hasn’t known for years. Determined to make that connection, he coaxes Gibby into a day at the lake: long hours of sunshine and whisky and older women.


Dragon Approved Complete Series
by Ramy Vance, Michael Anderle
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With every passing day, more and more Dragonriders are falling under the scourge of the Dark One. The forces of humanity and their allies are desperate. They need a new hero to step up and turn the tide.

Myrddin, the resistance’s leader, thinks he might have found that someone…on Earth, of all places.

Word has just come from the east that the Dark One is launching his largest assault yet, but there is still time to stop him. If, that is, they can find someone good enough to take him on. Alex Bound just might be the rider they need. But a human has never been accepted as a Dragonrider.


In A Week
by Didi Larsen
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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Sonja Yasina was never delicate. This urban city girl lives in an urban city world. She learned how to thrive in New York’s gritty landscape as a Manhattan socialite. Sonja coveted the attention of alpha males. She slipped into the fast lane by becoming a popular NYC art dealer with connections to high profile male clients. Sonja equated her self-worth to the sexual favors and gifts obtained by prominent men.

She penetrates the inner circle of a successful crew of friends. Her jealous insecurities made her callous and catty. She thinks manipulation is the answers to all of life’s questions, when she doesn’t get what she wants her defense mechanism turns her into a female pray mantis…


Beyond the Surface
by Trisha McKee
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Ella is a middle-aged woman with a stagnant career, an exasperated teenage daughter, and a husband that has left to make a new life with another woman. Her first attempt at dating is a disaster, and in an attempt to refocus her life and rediscover her joy, Ella goes fishing. It is here that she meets Dennis, the older, captivating man that ends up saving her life and stealing her heart. But Dennis has a history, and Ella might just be in for the biggest heartbreak of her life if she can not get her emotions under control and face the demons from her own past.


Penance
by Kanae Minato
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A chilling Japanese psychological thriller and Edgar Award finalist about four women, forever connected by one horrible day in their childhood — fifteen years later, someone wants to make sure they never forget.

When they were girls, Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko were tricked into leaving their friend Emily with a mysterious stranger. Then the unthinkable occurred: Emily was found murdered hours later.


Forgotten Secrets
by Elizabeth Rose
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RONE Award Finalist. Can a gossip in love with an assassin keep his secret?

The gossip: Known as a gossip and for never being able to keep a secret, Morag Douglas was lucky to become an honorary member of the queen’s secret group of strong women. But now she needs to change her reputation. Morag plans to do wonderful and important things and make changes in life in secret – like her sister and cousins have done before her. But when she meets up with the mysterious knight, Sir Bedivere and finds herself falling for him, her plans go astray.

The Assassin…

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Rx for RNs
by Terry Maluk
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Rx for RNs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Manage Stress, Reduce Overwhelm, and Conquer Burnout gives you easy-to-use self-help tools to increase your stamina and step up your patient-care capacity. By recognizing your negative-reaction triggers, you can train yourself to stop spiraling out of control and find the calm within the storm. You’ll learn how to avoid being crushed by your non-stop, high-stakes vocation, and reclaim space for yourself.