Sunday’s Mystery eBooks

Don’t Mess with Gracie
by Carol Kilgore
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Ghosts never lie. The mysterious Mr. Ott is trying to intimidate Gracie Hofner into being his internal spy at The Bastion Group. She’s learned a lot about him through several sources, even using information provided by the pair of ghosts trying to save their granddaughter. But it isn’t enough. Mr. Ott is an expert in hiding his true identity.

Gracie isn’t as worried for herself as she is for her family, her friends, and her new tenant, Milo Porter. Her feelings for him have grown, but she can’t show them. Mr. Ott’s threats involve those she loves, and one friend has already been killed…


Run, Rose, Run
by James Patterson, Dolly Parton
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From America’s most beloved superstar and #1 New York Times bestselling author James Patterson comes a thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise -and on the run – and determined to do whatever it takes to survive.

Every song tells a story. She’s a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her. She’s also on the run. Find a future, lose a past. Nashville is where she’s come to claim her destiny. It’s also where the darkness she’s fled might find her. And destroy her.


Point Blank
by Logan Ryles
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His name is Mason Sharpe. Victims take heart—bad guys take cover.

Army veteran Mason Sharpe’s world is turned upside down when his beloved fiancée is killed in a random shooting. Struggling to cope with his grief, Sharpe instinctively heads for the North Carolina town where he and his bride had planned to honeymoon.

Alone on a beach, contemplating a future which now seems bleak and empty, he stares into the abyss. But then…


Every Breath You Take
by Miranda Rijks
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Has her husband really left her? Or is someone playing a deadly game?

When Eva’s husband Samuel doesn’t come home from a boys’ night out, she thinks he’s sleeping off his hangover at a friend’s house. So she waits. And waits…

Eventually, he sends her a text – he’s met someone else and needs a few days to get his head together. Eva is devastated. How could he do this? How could he do it to their children? She’d thought her marriage was rock solid.

She tries to go on with her life as best she can. But then things take a truly bizarre turn…


The Host
by Stephenie Meyer
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New Bonus Chapter and Reading Group Guide, including Stephenie Meyer’s Annotated Playlist for the book with linking to and back from text.

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, didn’t expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind…


A Calamity of Souls
by David Baldacci
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Set in the tumultuous year of 1968 in southern Virginia, a racially-charged murder case sets a duo of white and Black lawyers against a deeply unfair system as they work to defend their wrongfully-accused Black defendants in this courtroom drama from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci. 

Jack Lee is a white lawyer from Freeman County, Virginia, who has never done anything to push back against racism, until he decides to represent Jerome Washington, a Black man charged with brutally killing an elderly and wealthy white couple. Doubting his decision, Lee fears that his legal skills may not be enough to prevail in a case where the odds are already stacked against both him and his client. And he quickly finds himself out of his depth when he realizes that what is at stake is far greater than the outcome of a murder trial.


The Fifth Witness
by Michael Connelly
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Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.

Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too — and he’s certain he’s on the right trail…


The Blade Itself
by Joe Abercrombie
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Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he’s on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian — leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies.

Nobleman, dashing officer, and paragon of selfishness, Captain Jezal dan Luthar has nothing more dangerous in mind than fleecing his friends at cards and dreaming of glory in the fencing circle. But war is brewing, and on the battlefields of the frozen North they fight by altogether bloodier rules.


Dixie City Jam
by James Lee Burke
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A sunken Nazi U-boat drags a Louisiana deputy into lethal danger in this hard-boiled mystery by a New York Times–bestselling author.

It’s out there, under the salt of the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast – a buried Nazi submarine. Detective Dave Robicheaux of the New Iberia Sheriff’s office has known of its existence since childhood, when he was terrified by nightmares of the evil Nazi sailors just offshore. Then, as a teenager he stumbled upon the sunken sub while scuba diving – but for years he kept the secret of its watery grave.

Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

EVANGELINE
by Herc Samson
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In 1953, two FBI agents are called in to investigate the disappearance of a young White woman in Louisiana. In their pursuit of clues, they stumble across the horrific murder of a Black youth. It soon becomes apparent that the two cases are linked, and solving the murder is the key to unlocking both cases.

But the agents are impeded in their investigation by parties on the both sides of the color line in the victim’s hometown of Evangeline, right on the edge of the Louisiana swamplands. The Whites close ranks, seemingly in effort to protect their own; the Black population keeps silent in fear of reprisals and the threat of more violence. And the deeper they dig, the more the agents find that nothing and no one are as they seem…


Murder in an Irish Bookshop
by Carlene O’Connor
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Between training the new town garda and trying to set a wedding date with her fiancé, Macdara Flannery, Siobhán is feeling a bit overwhelmed. But an author event at the new bookstore featuring Irish writers taking up residency in Kilbane offers a welcome distraction.

One author, Deirdre Walsh, spends more time complaining about the unfairness of the publishing industry and megastar bestselling authors like Nessa Lamb instead of her own body of work. After the evening ends in a battle of words, Deirdre’s body is found the next day in the back of the store—with pages torn from Nessa’s books stuffed in her mouth…


Dracula’s Child
by J.S. Barnes
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It has been some years since Jonathan and Mina Harker survived their ordeal in Transylvania. Having vanquished Count Dracula, they return to England to try and live ordinary lives.

But shadows linger long in this world of blood feud and superstition—and, the older their son Quincey gets, the deeper the shadows that lengthen at the heart of the Harkers’ marriage. And when a gathering of old friends leads to unexpected tragedy, the Harkers’ wounds are about to be exposed . . . for a new evil is arising on the Continent.


The Little Sleep
by Paul Tremblay
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The Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Survivor Song and The Cabin at the End of the World “slices, dices, and spins the neo-noir in his own strange way” in his “fast, smart, and completely satisfying”* debut novel featuring a narcoleptic detective from Southie.

*Stewart O’Nan

The Little Sleep is Paul Tremblay’s nod to Raymond Chandler starring a PI who nods off. Mark Genevich is a South Boston private detective who happens to have a severe form of narcolepsy, which includes hypnagogic hallucinations, like waking dreams. Unsurprisingly, his practice is not exactly booming…


Dead Fall
by Brad Thor
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In the war-ravaged borderlands of Ukraine, a Russian mercenary unit has gone rogue. Its members, conscripted from the worst prisons and mental asylums across Russia, are the most criminally violent, psychologically dangerous combatants to ever set foot upon the modern battlefield.

With all attention focused on the frontlines, they have pushed deeper into the interior to wage a campaign of unspeakable barbarity. As they move from village to village, committing horrific war crimes, they meet little resistance as all able-bodied men are off fighting the war.


Dark and Stormy Knights
by Multiple Authors
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“Nine original stories by the modern masters of urban fantasy; an anthology that will both thrill fans and serve as a nice introduction to [the] genre.” Booklist

It was a dark and stormy knight, and nine dark defenders embarked upon a most perilous quest. . . .

They’re the ultimate defenders of humanity—modern knights who do dark deeds for all the right reasons. In this all-star collection, nine of today’s hottest paranormal authors bring us thrilling, all-new stories brimming with magic, mystery and mayhem.


The Twelfth Card
by Jeffery Deaver
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Unlocking a cold case with explosive implications for the future of civil rights, forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme and his protégé, Amelia Sachs, must outguess a killer who has targeted a high school girl from Harlem who is digging into the past of one of her ancestors, a former slave. What buried secrets from 140 years ago could have an assassin out for innocent blood? And what chilling message is hidden in his calling card, the hanged man of the tarot deck? Rhyme must anticipate the next strike or become history—in the New York Times bestseller that proves “there is no thriller writer today like Jeffery Deaver”

Friday’s Mystery eBooks

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Betrayal in Death
by J. D. Robb
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At the luxurious Roarke Palace Hotel, a maid walks into suite 4602 for the nightly turndown – and steps into her worst nightmare. A killer leaves her dead, strangled by a thin silver wire. He’s Sly Yost, a virtuoso of music and murder. A hit man for the elite. Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows him well. But in this twisted case, knowing the killer doesn’t help solve the crime. Because there’s someone else involved. Someone with a more personal motive. And Eve must face a terrifying possibility – that the real target may, in fact, be her husband Roarke…


Three Confess
by Luana Ehrlich
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When Silas investigates a case of intellectual property theft, he has too much of everything. Too many suspects. Too many distractions. Too many feelings.

Circuitry Innovations of Dallas has developed a new type of semiconductor. Sales are pouring in, but when the CEO learns a Chinese tech company in Shanghai has an identical product, he hires Silas, head of operations for Discreet Corporate Security Systems, to investigate. However, it proves to be a daunting task for a number of reasons. Primarily, because there are . . .

Too many suspects . . .
Too many distractions . . .
Too many feelings . . .


Karen Kingsbury True Crime Novels
by Karen Kingsbury
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Four chilling true crime novels by a #1 New York Times–bestselling author and former Los Angeles Times reporter.

Final Vows: Murder, Madness, and Twisted Justice in California
Deadly Pretender: The Double Life of David Miller
The Snake and the Spider: Abduction and Murder in Daytona Beach
Missy’s Murder: Passion, Betrayal, and Murder in Southern California


Hands On Homicide
by Sarah Hualde
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Almost dying left Corky. With a little something extra… The ability to see secrets with a single touch. Not the best gift for a professional masseuse.

In the bustling town where faith and fortitude collide, Corky’s life takes an unforeseen turn after a near-fatal incident leaves her with a bewildering gift. Hands On Homicide invites readers into a world where the ordinary becomes extraordinary, and a touch can reveal the deepest secrets. This first installment in The Massage and Murder Mystery Series unveils a tale of suspense, faith, and a puzzle that only a strong female character can solve.


Goodbye Girl
by James Grippando
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A contentious intellectual piracy case leads to an unsolved murder, and Jack Swyteck’s client – a pop music icon – is the accused killer.

Piracy costs the movie and music industry billions. No one has been able to stop it. But that won’t stop Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck. His latest client, Imani Nichols, is a Grammy-winning popstar whose career has skyrocketed. Despite her success, she’s the most underpaid superstar on the planet because of an onerous record contract she signed as a teenager with her now ex-husband Shaky Nichols, who has made himself rich off her royalties.


Broken Rhodes
by Kimber Silver
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Kinsley Rhodes blows into Harlow, Kansas like a tornado, twisting Sheriff Lincoln James’ life into knots. Her grandfather has been murdered and she wants answers.

As if the town’s first homicide in twenty years wasn’t enough, the beleaguered sheriff now has to deal with Henry Rhodes’ bobcat of a granddaughter, plunging his life deeper into chaos. As a dark storm threatens, long-held secrets are exposed, placing Kinsley directly in harm’s way.


A Handful of Men: The Complete Series
by Dave Duncan
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The Aurora Award–winning author of the Man of His Word novels returns to the magical realm of Pandemia with this high fantasy series.

In these four epic novels of sword and sorcery, discord rages throughout the land of Pandemia and the rightful rulers fight an unjust imperor.

The Cutting Edge
Upland Outlaws
The Stricken Field
The Living God


FROM THE PAINTED TOMB
by Brenda Hill
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Born an exalted Egyptian prince, 3rd son of Thutmose III, Prince Rahmor stood in favor with his father–until he commits the one unpardonable sin – he falls in love with a copper-haired slave who’s destined to become queen. His love for this woman not only endangers his life, but the consequences of that love carry through the ages to a contemporary copper-haired American woman. He didn’t count on falling in love with her, nor did he know he’d have a fight to the death with a magical werewolf that follows him through time.


Maximum Ride
by James Patterson, NaRae Lee
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“An intricately plotted library whodunit that both cozy readers and librarians will love!” – Amanda Flower, author of the Magic Bookshop Mysteries

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

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The Cat Who Turned On and Off
by Lilian Jackson Braun
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When Qwilleran decides to do a feature story on Junktown, he gets more than he bargained for. Not the dope den he anticipated, Junktown is a haven for antique dealers and collectors – as strange a lot as the crafty reporter has ever encountered. When a mysterious fall ends the career – and the life – of one of Junktown’s leading citizens, Qwilleran is convinced it was no accident. But, as usual, it takes Koko to prove he’s right.


Far Gone
by Laura Griffin
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The New York Times bestselling author whose Tracers series has been called “compelling,” “mesmerizing,” and “knock-your-socks-off” has a new forensic thriller sure to please fans of Tami Hoag and Karen Robards.

Police detective Andrea Finch is a rising star in her department until a split-second decision derails her career. Disgraced and disillusioned, she’s on leave from her job when she gets an urgent call from her younger brother. She’d prefer to ignore his latest plea for cash, but this time instinct tells her something is very wrong. Andrea’s search for answers takes her to a dusty Texas border town where danger lurks in plain sight and nothing is quite what it seems.


Zombie Fungus
by Bryan Dean
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Looking for a “different” apocalypse story? You may have finally found it.

Abe thought he was ready for this. He’d watched the movies, read the books, and prepared accordingly. But when the monsters arrived, he realized Hollywood didn’t get all the facts right. Some of these things are so different it begs the question; are they zombies or something worse?

Maybe it’s because the source isn’t a virus, but a fungus? Or that it was synthesized in a laboratory? But who would attempt something so dastardly? How many lives will be lost when humans manipulate what they should have left alone?


Shelter
by Harlan Coben
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Mickey Bolitar’s year can’t get much worse. After witnessing his father’s death and sending his mom to rehab, he’s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools.

A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey’s train-wreck of a life is finally improving – until Ashley vanishes without a trace…


All the Rage
by Cara Hunter
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From Cara Hunter, the New York Times bestselling author of Murder in the Family, comesthe fourth novel in her DI Fawley detective series, one of Britain’s most enduringly popular and mega-selling crime series.

After being abducted and assaulted, a teenage girl somehow managed to escape from her captor. She is traumatized and needs to heal, but the police need her help to catch her assailant—information she clearly knows, but is unwilling to give…


Lost Birds
by Anne Hillerman
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Joe Leaphorn may be long retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, but his detective skills are still sharp, honed by his work as a private detective. His experience will be essential to solve a compelling new case: finding the birth parents of a woman who was raised by a bilagáana family but believes she is Diné based on one solid clue, an old photograph with a classic Navajo child’s blanket. Leaphorn discovers that his client’s adoption was questionable, and her adoptive family not what they seem. His quest for answers takes him to an old trading post and leads him to a deadly cache of long-buried family secrets.


He Is Legend
by Multiple Authors
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“An impressive collection” of original short stories by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Nancy A. Collins and others – honoring the renowned author of I Am Legend (Locus).

Richard Matheson has inspired a generation of storytellers with his ingeniously weird yet frighteningly realistic tales. Now an outstanding cast of top writers pays tribute to his legacy with an all-new collection of stories set in Matheson’s own fictional universes, including sequels, prequels, and companion stories to I Am Legend, Hell House, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Somewhere in Time, “Duel,” and “Button, Button.”


Down the Darkest Road
by Tami Hoag
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California, 1990 – four years after Lauren Lawton’s sixteen-year-old daughter disappeared, the world has given up the girl for dead. Lauren’s husband took his own life. Her younger daughter Leah is still looking for what’s left of her childhood. But Lauren never surrendered. She knows who took her child, and there’s not a shred of evidence against him.

Seeking a fresh start, Lauren and Leah move to idyllic Oak Knoll. So does Lauren’s suspect. And suddenly it feels like history is about to repeat itself.


The Sun Never Sets
by James Leonard
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Ezra Dobbs is an ex-army captain haunted by the ghosts of war and personal tragedy. After the devastating loss of his wife and son, he sets his sights on the untamed West, hoping to find a haven of peace for himself and his ten-year-old daughter.

The wagon train is full of dreamers and drifters. Among the eclectic mix is the enchanting Lizbeth Howard, a woman of quiet strength and hidden depths. Ezra can tell she’s scared of something, but he never would have guessed it’s the infamous outlaw.


Rise to the Horizon
by Hyunah KIM
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Poseidon, a thoroughbred show jumping horse, is injured during a devastating fire at the horse ranch. Traumatized, the beautiful colt becomes trapped with his demons, and aggressively attacks anyone who approaches. After Poseidon hurts several people, the vet suggests that the horse be euthanised.

Axel, a painter who grew up with horses all his life on his grandparents’ stud farm, has a unique ability to communicate with horses. In his neighborhood he’s known as a horse whisperer. After a desperate plea from Poseidon’s owner Martha to help the wretched horse, Axel agrees to cure him, regardless of the vet’s deadly warning. Can Axel help Poseidon get back to normal?