Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

Death and Croissants
by Ian Moore
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Meet Richard Ainsworth: an almost divorced part time B&B owner, part time film historian, full time self-deprecator. Hoping to continue running his B&B in the quiet Val de Follet, he has no idea of its hidden intrigue, from the mafia to swingers, to the peddling of (il)legal grape seeds. His quiet has flown the coop on a fateful afternoon with a bloody handprint, a missing guest, and one dead Ava Gardner (beloved hen).

Death and Croissants is an unputdownable, hilarious mystery perfect for fans of Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club.


Death with a Double Edge
by Anne Perry
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“Timely . . . and engaging . . . another terrific mystery.”Bookreporter

When junior barrister Daniel Pitt is summoned to the scene of a murder in the London district known as Mile End, he knows only that the victim is a senior barrister from the same firm. To Daniel’s relief, it is not his close friend Toby Kitteridge, but the question remains: What was this respected colleague doing in such a rough part of the city? The firm’s head, Marcus fford Croft, may know more than he admits, but fford Croft’s memory is not what it used to be, and his daughter, Miriam – Daniel’s sometime sidekick – isn’t in the country to offer her usual help.


The Coffin Dancer
by Jeffery Deaver
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NYPD criminalist Lincoln Rhyme joins his brilliant protégé Amelia Sachs, in the hunt for the Coffin Dancer—an ingenious killer who changes his appearance even faster than he adds to his trail of victims. They have only one clue: the madman has a tattoo of the Grim Reaper waltzing with a woman in the front of a coffin. Rhyme must rely on his wits and intuition to track the elusive murderer through New York City—knowing they have only forty-eight hours before the Coffin Dancer strikes again.


Anthrax to Zodiac
by Denise Diana Huddle
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The new true crime anthology from private investigator and award-winning author Denise Diana Huddle…

BIOLOGICAL ATTACKS, KIDNAPPINGS, HIJACKINGS, HORRIFIC MURDERS THAT ROCKED THE NATION
AND WERE NEVER SOLVED.

Reeling from the devastation of 9/11, America anxiously waited for the other shoe to drop. Then the anthrax letters came, branded by the FBI as the worst biological attacks in US history. Despite a lengthy and expensive investigation, no suspect was ever charged.

In 1969, as the first astronaut stepped on the moon and 350,000 Americans flocked to Woodstock, the Zodiac killer terrorized California residents, claiming his murder victims would be his slaves in the afterlife. Despite one of the longest-running investigations in the state’s history, the killer has never been identified.


A Question of Belief
by Donna Leon
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“Masterful . . . Brunetti allows readers to share his belief that decency and honesty can, for a little while, stave off the angst of the modern world.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

With his hometown of Venice, Italy, beset by hordes of tourists and baking under a glaring sun, Guido Brunetti’s greatest wish is to go to the mountains with his family, where he can sleep under a down comforter and catch up on his reading. But before he can go on vacation, a folder with court records has landed on his desk, brought by an old friend. It appears that cases at the local court—hardly known as a model of efficiency—are being delayed to the benefit of one of the parties. A creative new trick for corrupting the system, perhaps, but what can Brunetti do about it?


Dead Lines
by Greg Bear
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Ever since his life was shattered by the kidnapping and murder of his young daughter, Peter Russell has become a ghost of a man. Once a successful director of adult films, he has been reduced to running questionable errands for an eccentric California millionaire. But everything changes when a Los Angeles start-up offers him the opportunity to create promotional videos for their revolutionary new technology, Trans. The product offers exceptionally powerful, crystal-clear mobile communication that can operate anywhere and everywhere – and Peter sets out to put it into every palm.


Sorrow’s Bounty
by James Leonard
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Here comes another western adventure of relentless action, obstacles and a touch of western romance Chance Weaver is the elusive bounty hunter who gets summoned when all hope is lost. His last job was no different. Until he discovered twelve-year-old Billy Sorrows hiding out amongst the rubble.

With no home or family to call his own, Chance becomes a reluctant guardian to the boy. But his good deed soon turns into his deepest regret. It’s five years later, and Billy is one of Oklahoma’s most-wanted criminals. No one can stop him, so the task falls to Chance.


Faith & The Blindfold
by Jwyan C. Johnson
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Discover the Mystery of Faith & A Fun Bible Memory!

As you tip-toe with Tom, you’re getting closer to a fun bible memory! With the WordPlay Version of this new parable (included), this new story riddle is actually animated by a variety of Bible verses working together, sharing the short story scene! From the same bible memorization technique of its original 5-Star WordPlay book series, it’s “wordplay” in more ways than one.

“Jwyan C. Johnson has done an excellent job with this book because it packs a punch and makes one wonder beyond reading the story. I found myself smiling at the scriptures and having a better understanding of how they should be interpreted. This is a good read from beginning to end and I would definitely recommend it to others with preteen children.” by Amazon Customer

Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

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Racing the Light
by Robert Crais
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Private investigator Elvis Cole and his enigmatic partner, Joe Pike, are back on the case in this brilliant new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais.

Adele Schumacher isn’t a typical worried mom. When she hires Elvis to find her missing son, a controversial podcaster named Josh Shoe, she brings a bag filled with cash, bizarre tales of government conspiracies, and a squad of professional bodyguards. Finding Josh should be simple, but Elvis quickly learns he isn’t alone in the hunt—a deadly team of mysterious strangers are determined to find Josh and his adult film star girlfriend first.


These Names Make Clues
by E.C.R. Lorac
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It’s all fun and games (and fake names) until someone ends up dead…

Amidst the confusion of too many fake names, clues, ciphers, and convoluted alibis, Chief Inspector Macdonald and his allies in the CID must unravel a truly tangled case in this metafictional masterpiece, which returns to print for the first time since its publication in 1937. This edition includes an introduction by CWA Diamond Dagger Award-winning author Martin Edwards.

“Should detectives go to parties? Was it consistent with the dignity of the Yard? The inspector tossed for it—and went.”


Strangers in Death
by J. D. Robb
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Lieutenant Eve Dallas explores the hidden connections among friends and lovers, enemies and strangers in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.

In 2060 New York, some murders still get more attention than others, especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman, found in his Park Avenue apartment, tied to the bed—and strangled—with cords of black velvet. Fortunately, homicide cop Lt. Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband Roarke happens to own the prime real estate where Thomas Anders’s sporting-goods firm was headquartered, giving her some help with access. Before long, she’s knocking on doors—or barging through them—to look for the answers she needs.


The Retreat #1: Pandemic
by Multiple Authors
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As a new disease turns people into sadistic, laughing killers, in Boston, a battalion of light infantry struggles to maintain order. As the numbers of infected grow, the battalion loses control, and the soldiers find themselves fighting for their lives against the very people they once swore an oath to protect.

During the ensuing collapse, the lost battalion learns the Army is still holding out in Florida, which has been cleared of the Infected…


House Privilege
by Mike Lawson
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A Washington fixer takes on a simple babysitting job for a powerful politician—that soon escalates into embezzlement and murder: “Excellent.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Fifteen-year-old Cassie Russell, the only daughter of a mega-rich Boston couple, is the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed her parents. She’s also the goddaughter of the Speaker of the House, John Mahoney, who’s now her legal guardian. Normally, Mahoney would send his kind-hearted wife to deal with his new ward, but she’s unavailable—so he dispatches his fixer, Joe DeMarco, to make sure the girl’s okay.


Death in Disguise
by Caroline Graham
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The English inspector confronts a cultist enclave where mysticism meets murder in the series that inspired the ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders.

The Lodge of the Golden Windhorse has provided the citizens of Compton Dando with splendid fodder for gossip, prompting speculation of arcane rituals and bizarre sexual practices. But with the murder of the commune’s leaders, the rumor-mill goes into overdrive. Now Chief Inspector Barnaby must separate rumor from reality in a case where the facts are often stranger than fiction.


The Atlas Maneuver
by Steve Berry
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From celebrated New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry comes the latest Cotton Malone adventure, in which Cotton unravels a mystery from World War II involving a legendary lost treasure, worth billions, known as Yamashita’s Gold.

1945. In the waning months of World War II, Japan hid vast quantities of gold and other stolen valuables in boobytrapped underground caches all across the Philippines. By 1947 some of that loot was recovered, not by treasure hunters, but by the United States government, which told no one about the find. Instead, those assets were stamped classified, shipped to Europe, and secretly assimilated into something called the Black Eagle Trust.

Present day…

Tuesday’s Mystery eBooks

Elevated Madness and Other Stories
by John D. Ottini
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Semi-Finalist in the 2021 Royal Palm Literary Award Competition. (Florida Writers Association)

The real world is filled with people who live quiet, productive, uneventful lives. These are not the characters you’ll meet in author John D. Ottini’s world of twisted fiction.

Elevated Madness & Other Stories consists of 11 short stories that will amuse, shock, and enlighten you. The twists and turns in each story will keep you guessing until the conclusion, where you’ll be left shaking your head and wondering, “Why didn’t I see that coming?”


The Rule of Threes
by Jeffery Deaver
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Special Agent Constant Marlowe is tasked with taking over the investigation of an obsessed serial killer trolling the small town of Clark Valley in the quiet—and eerie—plains of the Midwest. Two female victims in quick succession, the same brutal MO, and every indication that victim number three is only days away. Also in the killer’s scope is Constant herself. When she interviews a local family who may be potential witnesses, she leads the devil to their doorstep, throwing their lives into chaos…


Blind Eye
by Vanessa Luther
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After enduring years of infidelity and a painful divorce, Rachel Davis has finally reclaimed her life. Gorgeous, intelligent and now with a tenacity to survive whatever life throws at her, Rachel feels better than she has in a long time. With two wonderful children, a successful career and a newfound strength, life is good.

At least until she gets involved with Eric Sinclair, a handsome but mysterious colleague in the throes of a nasty divorce. What starts off as a harmless friendship catapults into a sensuous affair filled with sex, lies and murder…


I Follow You
by Peter James
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Obsession takes over the mind of a physician in this thriller by the #1 international bestselling author of the Roy Grace series.

Marcus Valentine seemingly has it all: He’s a smart, charming, and successful doctor with a wife, three kids, and a job he loves. But something, or rather someone, is missing . . .

One morning, driving to work, he almost runs down a female jogger crossing the road. Marcus cannot take his eyes off her. She is identical to a girl he was infatuated with in his teens. A girl he has never forgotten.


Black Plumes
by Margery Allingham
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A classic from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. “One of the best books by a mystery novelist whose work is always of first rank.” —The New York Times

Something is afoot at the Ivory Gallery in London. A string of suspicious incidents—a Kang-Tse vase broken, a specially commissioned catalog burned, and now a painting slashed—has young Frances Ivory on edge. She suspects that the instigator is her stepsister’s husband, Robert Madrigal, but there’s not much she can do about it while her father is out of the country.


Sleight of Hand
by CJ Lyons
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Two months ago Dr. Cassandra Hart was forced to kill a man. The man who murdered her best friend, almost killed Detective Mickey Drake, and seriously wounded her. Now she’s back at work in her Pittsburgh ER, but nothing seems the same.

When she fears that a young boy is being abused by his “perfect” mother, her friends and colleagues worry that she’s returned to work too soon, imagining dangers that don’t exist. Others accuse her of trying to cover up her own alleged mistakes in the boy’s treatment by making a false report of abuse.


The Haunting of Evie Meyers
by Rick Wood
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Following a fatal exorcism, Mo decides he can’t take it anymore. He’s not cut out for a life of fighting demons.

He leaves his friends behind, in search of a life that doesn’t matter. He wishes to wallow in despair, and drink away his days until death finally arrives. But the demon next door won’t let him.


EMBRACE THE WIND
by Susan Denning
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What is the cost of living life on your own terms? For a young woman on the American Frontier, the price can be high. Aislynn Maher trusted the wrong man. To conceal her disgrace, she abandons her job, her home, her family and friends. She turns to the raw, contentious US marshal of the Wyoming Territory, Orrin Sage, who is hiding a guilty secret of his own. Setting out alone, Aislynn brings her optimism and determination to Cheyenne. But in this rough town, with its prejudice, violence and lawlessness, it’s not just difficult to do what you believe is right─ it’s potentially deadly.

Monday’s Mystery eBooks

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Murder on Tour
by V.M. Burns
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Bookstore owner and Michigander Samantha Washington is thrilled to see her debut historical mystery finally on the shelves, but a killer seems determined to steal away the spotlight . . .

While Sam wraps up her first whirlwind book tour, Nana Jo has kept Market Street Mysteries running smoothly. The last stop is a prestigious book festival in Sam’s hometown of North Harbor, Michigan. But not everyone thinks the guest of honor, bestselling author Judith Hunter, deserves stellar reviews. Sam witnesses nasty arguments between Judith and two different authors—who accuse her of plagiarism and sabotage . . .


The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions
by Kerry Greenwood
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“With Phryne Fisher, the indefatigable Greenwood has invented the character-you-fall-in-love-with genre.” —The Australian

In The Lady with Gun Asks the Questions, Kerry Greenwood distills the Phryne of her books and imagination. For those fans looking for greater character depth, a richer historical context of the twenties, and Phryne as her truest, freest self, Greenwood has curated just the right stories from her 21 novels and added four brand-new ones so we may meet the real fabulous Miss Fisher.


Strange Weather Collection
by Joe Hill
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A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill.

“I read/listened to this book over a weekend and really enjoyed it! All four stories carry their own element of the strange. Hill does a called t job of weaving the improbable with the good/evil in people. I enjoyed the audible version, with Wil Wheaton’s take on Snapshot as my favorite. Some may be out of by various political stances – let that go and enjoy this for the ride that it is.” by Amazon Customer


Sister Morphine
by Raoul Michelle
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Madeleine is determined to bring the killer to justice. She and her father must go beyond an underworld art scene that hides its own dark secrets and travel between DC, New York, Paris, Switzerland, and Venice. And as they delve deeper into the case, the lines between vengeance and justice blur, and the sins of the past intertwine with the present.

Can this father-daughter duo uncover the truth and dispense justice before two ruthless powers get away with murder?


Crooked Little Vein
by Warren Ellis
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Burned-out private dick Michael McGill needs to jump-start his career. What he gets instead is a cattle prod to the crotch. The president’s heroin-addicted chief of staff wants McGill to find the Constitution—the real one the Founding Fathers secretly devised for the time of gravest crisis. And with God, civility, and Mom’s homemade apple pie already dead or dying, that time is now. But McGill has a talent for stumbling into every imaginable depravity—and this case is driving him even deeper into America’s darkest, dankest underbelly, toward obscenities that boggle even his mind.


Justice for Hattie Mayfair
by Irene Onorato
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Lexi Mallard saw what happened in the woods. But if she tells…

Ten years is a long time to keep a secret. Eat, sleep, work. Stay busy. A social life seems impossible until Corbin Taylor, Lexi’s policeman next-door-neighbor, reaches out in friendship that quickly becomes much more serious. Lexi’s budding relationship with a cop doesn’t go unnoticed by her evil brother.

She quickly learns that putting the past behind is not always an option. Sometimes it will chase, overtake, and try to kill you.


Downward to the Earth
by Robert Silverberg
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After eight years away from the planet known as Holman’s World, Edmund Gunderson has returned. Before, as the assistant station manager, he helped the Company exploit the bustling colonial outpost for Earth’s gain—mining its riches and putting its native species to work.

Now, the planet has been given back to its inhabitants: the intelligent, elephant-like beings known as the nildoror, who peacefully coexist with carnivorous bipeds known as the sulidoror. And Edmund Gunderson has come back to relive his past and meet up with old acquaintances. Or so he says . . .


My American Dream
by Barbara Sommer Feigin
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On August 4, 1940, the Seattle Times featured a photo of a toddler sitting on a dock, surrounded by suitcases and looking dazed. After a harrowing journey with her parents, she’d just stepped off a boat and into her new life in America. Barbara Sommer Feigin was that little girl.

Over seventy years later, Feigin made a stunning discovery: her Jewish father had kept a detailed journal that chronicled their family’s escape from Nazi Germany. Her parents had never spoken of it, and she remembered nothing of their terrifying, death-defying passage three-quarters of the way around the world—from Berlin to Seattle by way of Lithuania, Russia, China, Korea, and Japan before crossing the Pacific.