Monday’s Mystery eBooks

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder
by Joanne Fluke
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery—not the unsavory scandal swirling around her personal life. But that’s practically impossible with a disturbing visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love, a group of bodyguards following her every move, and a murder victim in her bedroom…

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Envious
by Lisa Jackson
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Tiffany Santini is widowed and struggling to raise two children after a car accident. That doesn’t mean she needs interference from her powerful brother-in-law. And Katie Kincaid is too busy wrangling her rambunctious son to get involved with the enigmatic cowboy next door. Then there’s the mystery at the heart of Bittersweet—the recent disappearance of an elderly local, Isaac Wells, who has vanished without trace, casting a dark cloud over all their lives . . .


Triangle of Hope
by Michael Meyer
Rating: 3.9 #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, Amazon Reviewers


The Last Sister
by Kendra Elliot
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Twenty years ago Emily Mills’s father was murdered, and she found his body hanging in the backyard. Her younger sister, Madison, claims she was asleep in her room. Her older sister, Tara, claims she was out with friends. The tragedy drove their mother to suicide and Tara to leave town forever. The killer was caught. The case closed.

Ever since, Emily and Madison have tried to forget what happened that night—until an eerily similar murder brings it all back. It also brings FBI special agent Zander Wells to the Oregon logging town. As eager as he is to solve the brutal double slaying, he is just as intrigued with the mystery of Emily’s and her sisters’ past.

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(Columbia River Mysteries)


Dead Man’s Watch
by Kay DiBianca
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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SAVING ONE LIFE IS LIKE SAVING THE WHOLE WORLD

Half-sisters Kathryn Frasier and Cece Goldman stumble into another mystery in this second book in the Watch series. When a former acquaintance of Kathryn’s is accused of murder, she and Cece go on a mission to prove his innocence by finding the real killer. But things are never what they seem in this tangled web, and Kathryn’s spunky determination to solve the mystery pushes her closer and closer to a deadly climax.


Helminth
by S. Alessandro Martinez
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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As her best friend, Abby, struggles to cope with the sudden loss of her husband, Rei and her closest girlfriends take her to a beautiful lakeside house nestled in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, hoping that a weekend of support from long-time friends will help Abby along her road of emotional recovery.

But as the young women get settled, Rei begins to notice there’s something wrong with the place. Could this peaceful, idyllic location be hiding an ancient evil below the waters of the lake? Or are the problems wholly within Abby herself, who seems to be losing her grip on reality?


The Sans Pareil Mystery
by Karen Charlton
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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On a cold February night in Regency London, a dark curtain falls on the Sans Pareil Theatre following the death of April Clare, a promising young actress, whose body is found in mysterious circumstances.

Detective Stephen Lavender and his dependable deputy, Constable Woods, quickly discover that nothing is quite as it seems. As successive mysteries unfold, they soon realise that it is not only the actors from the Sans Pareil who are playing a part.

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Chaos In The Blink Of An Eye:
The Aftermath
by Patrick Higgins
Rating: 4.5 #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.

Sunday’s Mystery eBooks

The Game Changer
by Jennifer Brown
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Hollis Bisbee used to be a big-city crime reporter. Now, she’s a small-town journalist, and she’s bored. She and a young mom, talented baker Daisy Mueller, start the Knock ‘Em Dead podcast – ”Where murder and muffins meet!” It’s all fun, games, and baking tips until murder comes to Parkwood.

After a brutal homecoming game loss, the coach of the rival football team is the victim of a hit-and-run in the high school parking lot. The entire town is on edge, and the star quarterback—who happens to be the police chief’s son – may just look the guiltiest of all.


Walk the Wire
by David Baldacci
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When Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are called to London, North Dakota, they instantly sense that the thriving fracking town is ripe for trouble. The promise of a second gold rush has attracted an onslaught of newcomers all hoping for a windfall, and the community is growing faster than houses can be built. The sudden boom has also brought a slew of problems with it, including drugs, property crimes, prostitution — and now murder.

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Water’s Edge
by Gregg Olsen
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When the body of Leann Truitt is found in a secluded cove in Mystery Bay, Detective Megan Carpenter is one of the first on the scene. The victim has tell-tale marks on her wrists, ankles and neck where she has been bound. But that’s not all. Next to Leann’s body lies a puzzling clue—an unusual symbol scratched into a rock.

With rookie Deputy Ronnie Marsh under her wing and the investigation underway, Megan starts to receive disturbing messages. Someone knows about her traumatic past. They know what she did.

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Playing with Fire
by Tess Gerritsen
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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In a shadowy antiques shop in Rome, violinist Julia Ansdell happens upon a curious piece of music—the Incendio waltz – and is immediately entranced by its unusual composition. Full of passion, torment, and chilling beauty, and seemingly unknown to the world, the waltz, its mournful minor key, its feverish arpeggios, appear to dance with a strange life of their own. Julia is determined to master the complex work and make its melody heard.


FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE
by PATRICIA MACDONALD
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Young mother Claire confesses to the gruesome double murder of her newborn son and husband.

BUT WHY? AND DID SHE REALLY DO IT? Her best friend, Morgan, has always been there for her and now she refuses to believe that Claire is a killer. But Claire’s picture-perfect life isn’t what it seems.

She had it all: a handsome chef husband Guy Bolton, a happy life on the coast, and a beautiful baby boy. Then, days after the christening, Claire’s husband and baby are murdered.


Six
by Carrie Thorne
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Fate sucks. Even demon hunters deserve a little normal. With her plucky team at her side, Quinn Fischer is ready to take on anything fate may throw at her. Until one recon mission doesn’t go so hot…

Ryan Hunt is a burned-out demon hunter with a violent past, assigned to a top-secret Coast Guard crew to protect the waters around Alaska.

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(A Demon Hunter Series)


Touch the Devil
by Jack Higgins
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Terrorist-for-hire Frank Barry has been wreaking havoc in Germany and France, with backing from the KGB. His next mission might be his deadliest, as Barry plans to steal a state-of-the-art missile and sell it to the highest bidder.

Only Barry’s longtime rivals, retired IRA gunman Liam Devlin and his ally Martin Brosnan, can prevent the missile from falling into the wrong hands. But first Devlin must stage a thrilling jailbreak to free Brosnan before the men set off on a gripping race against the clock to eliminate Barry and his reign of terror.

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Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

Hiding in Plain Sight
by Lorhainne Eckhart
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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From New York Times & USA Today bestseller Lorhainne Eckhart. A long-buried secret that was never meant to be uncovered could suddenly put a target on both Detective Mark Friessen and Billy Jo McCabe.

Twenty-five years ago, Billy Jo was born to a meth addict and spent her first few months being weaned off the drug. Labeled a difficult baby, she was bounced from foster home to foster home. Later, she was called trouble, a runner, and was accused of starting fires and stealing. She pulled a knife on one foster brother and threatened to bash in the head of another, then spent time in jail by the age of fifteen. That was before she pulled a gun at a gas station and was adopted by Chase McCabe. Her file was then sealed.

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Paranoid
by Lisa Jackson
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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IF YOU THINK SOMEONE IS OUT TO GET YOU . . . There are people in Edgewater, Oregon, who think that twenty years ago, Rachel Gaston got away with murder. But Rachel still has no idea how a foolish teenaged game turned deadly—or who replaced her soft pellet air gun with a real weapon. When a figure jumped out at her from the darkness, she fired without thinking. By the time she recognized her half-brother, Luke, it was too late. Blood bloomed around his chest . . .
AND SOMEONE REALLY IS . . . Rachel’s horrifying dreams about that night continue. Her anxiety contributed to her divorce from Detective Cade Ryder, though he blames himself too…


Lifeboat
by David L. Thornburg
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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How far are you willing to go to find your destiny?

Ten years in the future, intelligent life has been detected on a planet almost 500 light years from Earth. Christian billionaire Charles Watkins builds a multi-generational missionary starship: since no vessel can travel faster than light, the ship is large enough to sustain several generations for the journey. But something goes wrong during the launch and now, hundreds of years into the trip, the inhabitants of the Saint Paul have not only forgotten their true purpose, they have forgotten they are on a ship.

Lifeboat tells the story of what happens when Josiah Amon and his friends learn the truth about their world. And what happens when the ship reaches its destination.


Garden of Forbidden Secrets
by Eric Wilder
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While staying at an old French Quarter hotel in New Orleans, pro basketball player Taj Davis encounters a supernatural entity. The night bellhop finds Taj naked in the hallway carrying a bloody voodoo doll and with his chest tattooed with an eerie voodoo symbol. Taj’s curiosity leads him to the St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery where he meets a strange little man who advises him to enlist the help of voodoo mambo Mama Mulate and paranormal investigator Wyatt Thomas. Taj becomes entwined with a young woman who practices magic, has a tattoo identical to his, and maybe the reincarnation of a long dead Irish witch.

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The Book of Souls
by James Oswald
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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When an Edinburgh serial killer is murdered in prison, his deadly legacy lives on to claim more victims in this “engrossing” Scottish detective mystery (Publishers Weekly).

For ten years, a gruesome Christmastime tradition terrorized Edinburgh. Each year as the holiday approached, a young woman’s body was found—naked, throat slit, body washed clean. The final victim, Kirsty Summers, was Detective Constable Tony McLean’s fiancée. But the Christmas Killer made a mistake, and McLean finally put an end to the horror.

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The Munich Girl
by Phyllis Edgerly Ring
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun. Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did – that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends.

The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.

Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante – and a tyrant’s lover – Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.


Broken Days
by Emma Sebastian
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Unlikely killer. Unlikely victim. She’s a survivor of horrendous tragedy. It’s why she has no one to stand up for her when the state takes control of her life as a child. It’s why she hasn’t had a single visitor in the psychiatric facility. Then a doctor who is doing research into drug-related crimes, takes an interest in her. It’s for no other reason than to study her case, but if that’s what it takes to gain her freedom – even if it’s still supervised, she doesn’t mind.

What she minds is that once outside and trying to re-connect with life as a young adult, she finds herself slipping into the same kind of trap that saw her father wipe out her entire family and then turn the weapon on himself.


Amish Girl Mystery
by Samantha Bayarr
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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How many secrets will they find buried on Old Man Yoder’s farm? Four Amish Suspense & Romance Books:

1. The Amish Girl
2. Sins of the Father
3. Blood Brothers
4. Bless the Child

Friday’s Mystery eBooks

Death Over Easy
by Maddie Day
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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June’s annual Brown County Bluegrass Festival at the Bill Monroe Music Park in neighboring Beanblossom is always a hit for Robbie’s country store and café, Pans ’N Pancakes. This year, Robbie is even more excited, because she’s launching a new bed and breakfast above her shop. A few festival musicians will be among Robbie’s first guests, along with her father, Roberto, and his wife, Maria…

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(A Country Store Mysteries)


Team Savage Complete Series Boxed Set
by Michael Todd, Michael Anderle
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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Kill Or Be Killed: The former sergeant took in a deep breath, tilting his head as he looked at the man in front of him.

“Unofficially? It’s a military experiment gone bad, with all the pros and cons that come with it. No official word was shared, of course. This means that I don’t officially know the source of the damn jungle starting to cover the Sahara Desert nicknamed the Zoo comes from some goop that was found on a missile that may or may not have alien origins.”

He stopped his explanation a moment and eyed the Retired Colonel in front of him, “Remind me, what is the government’s official stance on aliens again?”


Her Silent Shadow
by Multiple Authors
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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Don’t miss this edge-of-your-seat thrill ride consisting of thirteen brand new, psychological suspense thrillers penned by Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon best-selling authors.

No one is safe. Obsession, abduction and murder are the order of the day. She senses the impending danger with nowhere to hide. Fear has frozen her, sapped her of her will. She hears something… Is there a killer on the loose? Someone savoring the moments in their mind . . . Planning, Scheming, Plotting to kill. Is there a serial killer lurking? Will she be his first victim?


OFFENBUNKER
by A.G. Russo
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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A top secret bunker deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains. A silo housing a ballistic missile.

Cold War super powers the United States and the Soviet Union are engaged in an intense “arms race” build up of nuclear weapons and face off for control as the fate of the free world hangs in the balance.

The CIA, U.S. military intelligence, spies, double agents, the KGB, Stasi secret police, and assassins engage in a dangerous contest of espionage as Russia wants to spread communism and take control of Europe, and the United States wants to stop them.


The Father’s Tree
by Crystal Jencks
Rating: 3.8 #ad

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The tale of the Garden of Eden is one of the most well-known and universally loved stories of all time, and Dr. Elise Harper and her team believe there’s more than a little truth to it. To prove the science books wrong and religious lore right, they trek into the Caucasus mountain ranges, amidst a world ravaged with war and apocalyptic tragedy.

But shortly into the expedition, events pivot dangerously. Nature and hidden supernatural forces interrupt their mission, and the team’s motivation transforms from finding the Tree of Life to simply maintaining life itself.


Sacred Bond Guardians Volumes 1-3
Plus Prequel Novella
by Lee Tobin McClain
Rating: 3.8 #ad

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Do you like your romance with a dash of suspense? The Sacred Bond Guardians are the second generation from the Covenant School, and they still honor the vow they made as troubled teens. Set in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, these books deal with corruption, drug traffic, stalkers…and the power of courage, faith and love to overcome the world’s evil.

The Protector’s Bond
A Brother’s Bond
A Bond at Risk
A Bond of Vengeance


Stranger Things
by Gwenda Bond
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It’s the summer of 1969, and the shock of conflict reverberates through the youth of America. As a student at a quiet college campus in the heartland of Indiana, Terry Ives couldn’t be farther from the front lines of Vietnam or the protests in Washington.

But the world is changing, and Terry isn’t content to watch. When word gets around about an important government experiment in the small town of Hawkins, she signs on as a test subject for the project, code-named MKULTRA. The remote lab, deep in the woods, contains a mystery Terry is determined to uncover.

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Commander in Chief
by Mark Greaney
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When Russian President Valeri Volodin’s ambitions are foiled in Dagestan, he faces a difficult choice. The oligarchs who support him expect a constant flow of graft, but with energy prices cratering, the Russian economy sputters to a virtual halt. Unable to grow the Russian market at home, his hold on power relies on expansion abroad—a plan that has been thwarted by the United States in the past.

But this time Volodin has determined that an indirect approach is the best. A floating natural gas facility in Lithuania is blown up. A Venezuelan prosecutor is assassinated. A devastating attack on a Russian troop train kills dozens. A chaotic world is the best camouflage for a series of seemingly unrelated attacks.

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(A Jack Ryan Mysteries)


Saving Each Other
by Capri Posey
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Maria is an inexperienced vocational nurse desperate to get out of Los Angeles. When she uploads her résumé to an employment site, she never dreams it could lead to being considered by the famous jet-setting Mitchell family who live on a remote tropical island.

Brian is a rescue pilot who wants to settle down, but is far too busy to play the dating game. He never dreamed that Grandma’s nurse might turn out to be everything he ever wanted, delivered right to his doorstep. Neither are aware that they are being stalked and targeted by a deranged serial killer, bent on destroying all that they hold dear.


Purity in Death
by J. D. Robb, Nora Roberts
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Louie Cogburn had spent three days holed up in his apartment, staring at his computer screen. His pounding headache was unbearable—like spikes drilling into his brain. And it was getting worse. Finally, when someone knocked at his door, Louie picked up a baseball bat, opened the door, and started swinging…

The first cop on the scene fired his stunner twice and Louie died instantly. Detective Eve Dallas has taken over the investigation, but there’s nothing to explain the man’s sudden rage or death. The only clue is a bizarre message left on his computer screen: Absolute Purity Achieved.

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(In Death Mysteries)