Sunday’s Mystery eBooks

NO OTHER WAY
by Willow Rose
Rating: 4.9 #ad

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Shocking evidence hits close to home for Miami PD’s Detective Harry Hunter as Willow Rose’s bestselling series continues. Three women went on a road trip to Key West. Only two returned. When asked what happened, their stories don’t completely match. Who is telling the truth? What are they hiding?

Detective Harry Hunter of the Miami PD is in church on a peaceful Sunday morning when a young teenager pulls out a gun and shoots his own father.

Once the shock is gone, Harry starts to ask himself the question no one else seems to care about: What makes a young boy want to kill his own father?

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An Unholy Union
by Peter Ralph
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Endless twists and turns will have you gripping the edge of your seat.

When Chicago born Luke Cramer slugs a union-backed mobster on a huge Las Vegas construction site, he’s in big trouble.

The mob is snapping at his heels, and he has no choice but to run for it. With his wife and baby, he heads to Australia’s Gold Coast, where he gets a lucky break, and help to start his own building business. Within a few years, young Luke is a millionaire, but the lawless and violent Builders Laborers and Mining Union (BLMU) wants its cut, and there’s nothing it won’t do to get it.


Chaos In The Blink Of An Eye Part Two: The Aftermath
by Patrick Higgins
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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On a cold, blustery, snowy Saturday in late November, more than 111,000 people were crammed inside Michigan Stadium, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to watch the Michigan Wolverines play the Ohio State Buckeyes. It was a heated college football rivalry that had spanned more than a century.

No one inside the stadium was prepared for what would soon unfold. As the football was kicked into the snow-filled sky to start the game, long-foretold Bible prophecy came to pass right before their very eyes, causing many to suddenly vanish into thin air. Players disappeared! Coaches disappeared! Members of the media disappeared! Members of both marching bands disappeared! Cheerleaders disappeared, along with many fans in the stands…

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(Chaos In The Blink Of An Eye Series)


The Widening Gyre
by Robert B. Parker
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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The adoring wife of a senatorial candidate has a smile as sweet as candy and dots her “i’s” with little hearts. A blond beauty, she is the perfect mate for an ambitious politician, but she has a little problem with sex and drugs–a problem someone has managed to put on videotape.

The big boys figure a little blackmail will put her husband out of the race. Until Spenser hops on the candidate’s bandwagon.

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(Spenser Mysteries)


The Good Samaritan
by John Marrs
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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An ITW Thriller Award finalist. She’s a friendly voice on the phone. But can you trust her?

The people who call End of the Line need hope. They need reassurance that life is worth living. But some are unlucky enough to get through to Laura. Laura doesn’t want them to hope. She wants them to die.

Laura hasn’t had it easy: she’s survived sickness and a difficult marriage only to find herself heading for forty, unsettled and angry. She doesn’t love talking to people worse off than she is. She craves it.


Cute But Crazy Collection
by Multiple Authors
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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Enjoy EIGHT side-splitting tales of love and screw-ups from this international slate of USA Today and NY Times Bestselling Authors.

Undeterred by misadventures and challenges, these strong-willed ladies take life and love by the ears, embracing the men they have chosen through good times and bad. Furious ex-wives – ghosts and angels with their own agendas – the challenges of PTSD and imaginary friends – even Cupid, chickens, and a bumper crop of marijuana won’t get in the way of true love for these wacky, wonderful women. You can call them cute. Just don’t call them crazy.


Dead Sleep
by Greg Iles
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They are called “The Sleeping Women.” A series of unsettling paintings in which the nude female subjects appear to be not asleep, but dead. Photojournalist Jordan Glass has another reason to find the paintings disturbing…The face on one of the nudes is her own—or perhaps the face of her twin sister, who disappeared and is still missing. At the urging of the FBI, Jordan becomes both hunter and hunted in a search for the anonymous artist—an obsessed killer who seems to know more about Jordan and her family than she is prepared to face…

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(Mississippi Mysteries)

Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

Patent Pending and Death
by Patti Larsen
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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Now a fully licensed PI and working her own cases, Fee’s professional future comes into question once again with the discovery of an opponent’s body. She quickly uncovers ties to old crimes that could mean motive for murder, though her sympathies for the prime suspect could interfere with her ability to solve the crime…

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(Inquiring Minds and Death)


The Dark Corners of the Night
by Meg Gardiner
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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Still reeling from her best friend’s close call in a bombing six months ago, FBI behavioral analyst Caitlin Hendrix has come to Los Angeles to assist in the Midnight Man investigation and do what she does best—hunt a serial killer. Her work is what keeps her going, but something about this UNSUB—unknown subject—doesn’t sit right. She soon realizes that this case will test not only her skills but also her dedication, for within the heart of a killer lives a secret that mirrors Caitlin’s own past. Hesitancy is not an option, but will she be able to do what must be done if the time comes?

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(An UNSUB Mysteries)


Expecting Danger
by Jennifer Pierce
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Kate has been on the run from the men who killed her husband and left her for dead—which isn’t easy considering she’s eight months pregnant—but now they’ve found her. Again. Still reeling from her late husband’s betrayal, the last thing Kate wants is the help of a handsome stranger.

Security expert, Jacob Jones, is still grieving the loss of his pregnant wife, and he’s not ready to move on. But when he thwarts an attempted abduction of the beautiful Kate, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to her. Despite her reluctance, he’s determined to do whatever it takes to save her, including giving up his own life.

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(Hidden Danger)


Esme’s Gift
by Elizabeth Foster
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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Terror was within. Terror was without. Like her mother, she was at the water’s mercy.

In the enchanted world of Aeolia, fifteen-year-old Esme Silver faces her hardest task yet. She must master her unruly Gift—the power to observe the past—and uncover the secrets she needs to save her mother, Ariane. In between attending school in the beguiling canal city of Esperance, Esme and her friends – old and new – travel far and wide across Aeolia, gathering the ingredients for a potent magical elixir.

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Debris Line
by Matthew FitzSimmons
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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The stakes are higher than ever as the Wall Street Journal bestselling series continues.

Lying low on the sun-kissed coast of Portugal is a far cry from twenty-four-hour lockdown in a CIA black-site prison. But even in paradise, Gibson Vaughn is a long way from being home free. With the feds hot on his heels, he and his crew of fellow fugitives know they can’t hide in a sunny beach town forever. And before they go on the run again, their generous host – a wealthy drug smuggler – expects to be paid for his hospitality. And paid double.

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Rebellious Secrets
by Elizabeth Rose
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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The Outlaw: After being framed and stripped of his title, Sir Jacob Quincey vows revenge on the High Sheriff of Durham who ruined his life and stole his lover. With no family, land or title to his name, Jacob takes to the forest to live as an outcast. But after a few years, he’s managed to assemble an army, teaching commoners to fight. Now is the time for justice to be served, but one lady stands in his way.

The Rebellious Bride: Lady Maira Douglas, daughter of Rowen (Legendary Bastards of the Crown) resents that her father has betrothed her to the High Sheriff of Durham. The last thing she wants is to marry a man who will make her act like a lady and force her to put down her blade.

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(Secrets of the Heart Series)


Killer Women
by Multiple Authors
Rating: 4.0 #ad

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Blade-sharp and pared to the bone, these original stories by bestselling, award-winning female crime writers will lure you to the dark side. Fifteen perfectly twisted tales with a measure of evil, a dash of horror, and a dose of humour. Expect the unexpected…

Fifteen original stories by Jane Casey, Tammy Cohen, Sarah Hilary, Alison Joseph, Erin Kelly, Alex Marwood, Kate Medina, Colette McBeth, Melanie McGrath, D. E. Meredith, Louise Millar, Kate Rhodes, Helen Smith, Louise Voss and Laura Wilson, with a foreword by Val McDermid.


El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency
by Ioan Grillo
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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The world has watched stunned at the bloodshed in Mexico. Thirty thousand murdered since 2006; police chiefs shot within hours of taking office; mass graves comparable to those of civil wars; car bombs shattering storefronts; headless corpses heaped in town squares. And it is all because a few Americans are getting high. Or is it? The United States throws Black Hawk helicopters and drug agents at the problem. But in secret, Washington is confused and divided about what to do. Who are these mysterious figures tearing Mexico apart? they wonder. What is El Narco?

Friday’s Mystery eBooks

Bluebonnet Ballerina
by Carol Kilgore
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Gracie Hofner returns, and chaos reigns – including a couple of ghosts trying to save their granddaughter.
But as Gracie dances from problem to problem, she’s unaware the music has been orchestrated into a murderous symphony.

When a different melody reaches Gracie’s ears from a guitar played by the new tenant living in her garage apartment, her tension vanishes. She listens unseen, cocooned in the shadows on her patio, and wonders who he’s longing for—and how it would feel for a man to crave her that much. She can’t dwell on those thoughts, however. Problems of murder and missing prisoners abound. To say nothing of the ghosts. No one ever said being a law enforcement consultant would be easy.

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Here To Stay
by Mark Edwards
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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A beautiful home. A loving wife. And in-laws to die for. Gemma Robinson comes into Elliot’s life like a whirlwind, and they marry and settle into his home. When she asks him if her parents can come to stay for a couple of weeks, he is keen to oblige – he just doesn’t quite know what he’s signing up for.

The Robinsons arrive with Gemma’s sister, Chloe, a mysterious young woman who refuses to speak or leave her room. Elliot starts to suspect that the Robinsons are hiding a dark secret. And then there are the scars on his wife’s body that she won’t talk about . . .


Family Matters
by Laurinda Wallace
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Gracie has her hands full. She’s opening a new kennel business while still navigating the grief process after the loss of her husband and unborn child. Her life is further complicated when a troubled uncle draws her into investigating the decades old hit-and-run death of her beloved cousin. Family and friends in the tiny village of Deer Creek warn her off from reopening old wounds, but Gracie is determined to uncover long-buried family secrets. With Haley, her black Labrador tagging along, Gracie pursues a trail of clues which may lead her straight into a deadly trap.

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(A Gracie Andersen Mysteries)


Little White Lies
by Rita Herron
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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…can lead to big trouble

All Detective William Flagler ever wanted was to be a cop, Yet in his obsession to protect and serve, his marriage and family fell apart. Now, on New Year’s Eve, three teenage girls disappear without a trace, creating panic and fear in the locals.

His search for the Darling sisters leads to family secrets and lies that make him evaluate his role as a father.

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(The Keepers Mysteries)


Inside
by D.M. Siciliano
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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1987 “Does it burn in the dark?” Reid is a bully, but he’s still Alex’s best friend. When Reid pushes Alex and their friends into invading a historically haunted Massachusetts house, Alex knows it’s a terrible idea, but indulges his friend. What could go wrong?

Inside, a mysterious Shadow looms in the darkness. The door to the house vanishes, leaving them trapped. The group flees through the tiny, one-roomed house that defies logic, constantly shifting, presenting them with new doors, hallways, and rooms that seem to be plucked from their memories and fears. One by one, the Shadow hunts them, intent on burning them all from within.


An Angel’s Redemption
by Annalisa Russo
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Michael Vincente Cavelli would have been happy as a farmer. Instead, he has a lot on his plate. For starters, he’s the only rational Cavelli male, the one who inherited the mantle of patriarch at a young age, not only running the family’s successful dairy but overseeing the lives of his large and unruly family. If that isn’t enough, someone is out to cripple his business. So when a redheaded siren appears at his door the morning of his sister’s wedding, he wonders about the deity’s sense of humor.

As one of the few female doctors in Chicago in 1925, Faith Truitt has something to prove, and she can’t afford to make a mistake that would destroy her career, like getting married.

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(The Cavelli Angel Saga)

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

Foundations, Funny Business & Murder
by Christa Nardi
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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The best of intentions shouldn’t include murder.

An HR specialist and trauma counselor, Stacie is on the board of a fledgling non-profit foundation set up to benefit victims of domestic violence. After a slashed tire, attempted break in, and a murder, Stacie isn’t buying coincidental bad karma. Someone wants her off the board – at any cost. Her fancy surveillance equipment, impressive alarm system, and a ferocious Maltese dog offer only so much protection. Enter Kevin McNair, a smooth talker with piercing blue eyes. Can she trust him with her heart or her life?

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(A Stacie Maroni Mysteries)


Ticktock
by Dean Koontz
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Tommy Phan is a 30-year-old Vietnamese-American detective and novelist living in Southern California, and a chaser of the American Dream. He drives home his brand-new Corvette one day to discover a strange doll on his doorstep. It’s a rag doll made entirely of white cloth, with no face or hair or clothes. Where the eyes should be, there are two crossed stitches of black thread. Five sets of crossed black stitches mark the mouth, and another pair form an X over the heart.

He brings it into the house. That night, he hears an odd little popping sound and looks up to see the crossed stitches over the doll’s heart breaking apart. When he picks up the doll, he feels something pulsing in its chest. Another thread unravels to reveal a reptilian green eye –and not a doll’s eye, because it blinks.


New Witch on the Block
by Lotta Smith
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Here comes a new witch… She’s mean, evil, and she’s too familiar with Jack. What’s Fio to do with her?

Haunted and Hexed takes on a new meaning for Fio Valentine when she finds herself competing with a witchy newcomer to solve a case.

When FBI psychic Abby Scott breezes into the office claiming to be Jack’s former lover, Fio is understandably vexed, but there’s no time to play mind games with the arrogant agent. A ghostly girl appearing in a team photo has become a harbinger of disaster for members of the women’s basketball team at Jack and Abby’s snooty Brentwood alma mater.

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(Witch’s Guide to Haunted Properties)


The Corn Maiden: And Other Nightmares
by Joyce Carol Oates
Rating: 3.7 #ad

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Seven “masterfully told” stories of suspense and nightmarish drama from the National Book Award–winning author of Them (The Guardian).

With the novella and six stories collected here, Joyce Carol Oates reaffirms her singular reputation for portraying the dark complexities of the human psyche. The title novella tells the story of Marissa, an eleven-year-old girl with hair the color of corn silk. When she suddenly disappears, mounting evidence points to a local substitute teacher. Meanwhile, an older girl from Melissa’s school is giddy with her power to cause so much havoc unnoticed. And she intends to use that power to enact a terrifying ritual called The Corn Maiden.


Scarface and the Untouchable
by Max Allan Collins, A. Brad Schwartz
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Includes 115 photographs and a map of gangland Chicago.

In 1929, thirty-year-old gangster Al Capone ruled both Chicago’s underworld and its corrupt government. To a public who scorned Prohibition, “Scarface” became a local hero and national celebrity. But after the brutal St. Valentine’s Day Massacre transformed Capone into “Public Enemy Number One,” the federal government found an unlikely new hero in a twenty-seven-year-old Prohibition agent named Eliot Ness. Chosen to head the legendary law enforcement team known as “The Untouchables,” Ness set his sights on crippling Capone’s criminal empire.


Between Love and Honor
by Tracy Solheim
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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The Secret Service’s number one cyber asset, Special Agent Ben Segar, has a reputation for playing it straight… until a top-secret assignment has him cozying up to an enigmatic beauty from his past – his runaway prom date. Now, he’s willing to break a few rules to even the score, including unmasking a potential traitor, which would make his revenge even sweeter.

Photographer Quinn Darby was born into the spy game. When her life is threatened, she turns to the one man she knows she can trust, but Ben is no longer the mild-mannered lab partner she once loved.

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The Ashes of London
by Andrew Taylor
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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A CITY IN FLAMES London, 1666. As the Great Fire consumes everything in its path, the body of a man is found in the ruins of St Paul’s Cathedral – stabbed in the neck, thumbs tied behind his back.

A WOMAN ON THE RUN The son of a traitor, James Marwood is forced to hunt the killer through the city’s devastated streets. There he encounters a determined young woman, who will stop at nothing to secure her freedom.

A KILLER SEEKING REVENGE When a second murder victim is discovered in the Fleet Ditch, Marwood is drawn into the political and religious intrigue of Westminster – and across the path of a killer with nothing to lose…