Sunday’s Mystery eBooks

One Fine Mess
by Mark Petersen
Rating: 3.9 #ad

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It’s time to show some ovaries. All Jules Nichols wants is respect—and babies. A quiet life with a happy family. So with the help of her lover, she comes up with a plan to get rid of her abusive hubby. Once Eddie’s dead she and Wesley can live on the insurance money. Quietly. Happily.

They’ve thought everything through: alibis, misleading clues, disposing of the murder weapon, even how often Jules should check in with the cops to make sure something is being done to find Eddie’s killer.

When Wesley and their new baby are abducted, it’s no time for Jules to lose her own head. Who could have known it would be so hard to commit one little murder and start a family?


The Thorn Girl
by Laura Elliot
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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On a cool April evening, fifteen-year-old Marianne lays out a rug on the stone floor of an abandoned cottage and waits for her boyfriend Shane. Her mother does not know she is missing. Shane will never arrive, and by the end of the night, Marianne’s life will be shattered into a million pieces.

Years later, in a dimly lit attic, Adele stumbles across the secret diary of the mother she has never met, and a shocking account of a crime committed twenty-five years ago. Returning to the last place her mother was seen alive, Adele’s arrival and the diary spread like wildfire amongst the small close-knit community. Old memories are stirring up fresh wounds.


THE GREAT WALL OF VEN-US
by Terry Toler
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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IS FORGIVENESS REALLY POSSIBLE? That’s what this deeply moving book explores. In the ancient days of Ven-Us, a mother steals the birthright from her husband’s mistress. What ensues are generations of endless wars between the descendants of the two half-brothers. A great wall is built to divide the Naryans from the Christians.

Thousands of years later, the wife and daughter of Row Church-well, the head of the theological seminary, were murdered by a Naryan named Qary. Row learns that Qary has found the original site of the Garden of Eden and intends to launch missiles across the wall to kill every Christian on the other side. Row must find the site before it’s too late.

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(The Eden Mysteries)


The Case of the Headless Jesuit
by George Bellairs
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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On New Year’s Eve a string of grisly deaths strike a remote English hamlet

For centuries Cobbold-in-the-Marsh has been haunted by the ghost of a Jesuit priest who lost his head rather than deny his faith. Since then, there hasn’t been much bloodshed in this peculiar little village, but all that changes during the icy week just after Christmas. First a policeman is found drowned in the canal, a tragic death that shows signs of foul play. Then, as the whole town gathers for midnight mass on New Year’s Eve, the prodigal son of the manor house staggers down the aisle. The congregation thinks he’s drunk—until they notice the blood seeping down his side.

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(The Inspector Littlejohn Mysteries)


Federal Agents of Magic Complete Series Boxed Set
by Multiple Authors
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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Get your copy of the ENTIRE Federal Agents of Magic series for one low price all in one GIANT boxed set!

FBI Agent Diana Sheen is an agent with a secret… …she carries a badge and a troll, along with a little magic.

But her Most Wanted List is going to take a little extra effort. She’ll have to embrace her powers and up her game to take down new threats. Not to mention deal with the troll that’s adopted her.

All signs point to a serious threat lurking just beyond sight, pulling the strings to put the forces of good in harm’s way. Magic or mundane, you break the law, and Diana’s gonna find you, tag you and bring you in. Watch out magical baddies, this agent can level the playing field. It’s all in a day’s work for the newest Federal Agent of Magic.


Ruthless
by Cath Staincliffe
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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A community on the brink. An abandoned chapel burns. In this part of Manchester, destruction is not unusual. But this time, the body of a man lies inside.

And it’s down to Scott and Bailey to save them all… Detective Constable Rachel Bailey is struggling to come to terms with huge change, just as her partner, DC Janet Scott grapples with a horrifying tragedy. But they must put aside their own troubles if they are to solve this murder investigation. Especially when a second building goes up in flames…

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(Scott & Bailey Mysteries)


Barons of the Cinque Ports Trilogy
by Elizabeth Rose
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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This is the complete series of The Barons of the Cinque Ports

The Baron’s Quest
The Baron’s Bounty
The Baron’s Destiny

Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

Apples and Alibis
by Gayle Leeson
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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That’s the last time Amy agrees to do a favor for a stranger…

Down South Cafe owner, Amy Flowers is in over her head. Operating a cafe while hosting the first Farmers’ Market in Winter Garden has her swimming in apples. And when an elderly woman calls the cafe, pleading for a delivery for her upcoming party, Amy relents, feeling compelled to help the desperate customer.

But when she arrives, the woman is slumped over her kitchen table, and Amy is catapulted into the middle of a small-town crime.

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(A Down South Cafe Mysteries)


The Wife’s House
by Arianne Richmonde
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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She fell in love the moment she saw Cliffside. She just couldn’t believe her husband had bought their dream home, but nothing stays perfect for long…

When tragedy strikes and her husband is killed in a car accident, she finds herself living in the remote clifftop home on her own, and suddenly the glass-fronted house feels more threatening than comforting. And when she discovers footprints leading from the beach to her front door and a bunch of blood-red roses left on her step, she knows she’s not alone anymore.


The House on Cold Hill
by Peter James
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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A chilling, suspense-filled ghost story from multimillion-copy bestselling author Peter James, now also a hit stage show.

Ollie and Caro Harcourt are moving house with their twelve-year-old daughter Jade. Ollie is desperate to leave the city. Caro is less sure. Then they view Cold Hill House, a dilapidated rural mansion, and fall instantly in love. It’s expensive, but with its space, seclusion and huge grounds it seems like a brilliant idea.

That is, until they arrive.

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(The Secret of Cold Hill)


Nocturna 1
by Heath Stallcup
Rating: 4.0 #ad

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The twenty first century brought more plagues to mankind than any other time in history. Some were manufactured by man, others were acts of God. Even Mother Nature herself turned against the infestation known as man.

Nearly thirty percent of the population was killed by new virus strains. Racial tensions flared and evolved into two civil wars. Nations were fragmented with numerous ‘no-go’ combat zones controlled by local warlords, most still active to this day.

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(Nocturna Mysteries)


Beyond the Surface
by Trisha McKee
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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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.


GRETEL AND ZITA
by Jiannina Camillo
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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A poacher shoots; a bear charges; a father and his seven-year-old son flee the scene, but they stumble and plunge into the ravine. Their fall ends when they hit a tree trunk that rebounds them into an overhang. The father is unconscious; the boy has a broken leg. A vast search and rescue operation is mounted. As a second night of failed attempts to find them sets in, Zita, the mayor of Pianalto, is confronted by a posse out to kill the bear and a town on the warpath calling for the government to review its policy on the protection of the species. In the nearby peaks a bear is on the run.


The Bean Trees
by Barbara Kingsolver
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Written with humor and pathos, this highly praised novel focuses on love and friendship, abandonment and belonging as Taylor, out of money and seemingly out of options, settles in dusty Tucson and begins working at Jesus Is Lord Used Tires while trying to make a life for herself and Turtle.

The author of such bestsellers as The Lacuna, The Poisonwood Bible, and Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver has been hailed for her striking imagery and clear dialogue, and this is the novel that kicked off her remarkable literary career.


Secrets at Cedar Cabin
by Colleen Coble
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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Running for her life in the wake of her mother’s murder, Bailey Fleming escapes to the only place she can think of—a remote, dilapidated cabin in Lavender Tides. Intending to finally get to the truth behind the lies of her past, Bailey only finds more questions when bodies are discovered near her cabin hideout along with traces of a dangerous human trafficking ring. In an unlikely partnership with FBI agent Lance Phoenix, Bailey races to understand the mystery surrounding her life and circumstances before the murderer tracks her down.

Meanwhile, Lance is determined to rescue his sister, Ava, who was abducted after running away from home as a teenager…

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(A Lavender Tides Mysteries)

Friday’s Mystery eBooks

Mutt to Megastar Box Set
by Kit James
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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Warm Wishes for Christmas, that’s what Elliott the rescue dog’s new families wish one another.

Yes, that’s right. He starts his new life shared between not one, but two families. He’s a mutt of a country dog discovering city life in Sydney, and not only that, but also the bliss of beach life at their up-market weekender. But that’s only the start of it, and, boy is his life about to change bigtime.

Reality Barks, Book 1
Wagging The Dog, Book 2
Three Dogs And A Wedding, Book 3


Deep
by Denise A. Agnew
Rating: 3.6 #ad

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“The Earth is flat.” –FACT from 600 BC
“There are no such things as monsters.” –FACT from 2019
What we don’t know will KILL us—death comes from the DEEP.

The earthquakes bring together a former SAS soldier, three professors, an abused teen, three bank robbers, a grandmother, and a seismologist as they struggle to survive when another quake destroys the subway they are in. Trapped in their stalled subway car, their prejudices, strengths and weaknesses create instant friction…


Blood Brothers
by James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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As a young reporter, Arthur Crane exposed the secrets behind the Orchid Killer, a cult murderer from the late ’60s whose crimes blackened the end of the Summer of Love. Half a century later, Arthur wakes to find an orchid resting on his pillow, a symbol of death from a killer connected to his estranged younger brother, Christian. To discover the horrifying truth, Arthur will risk all–even his very soul–for Christian may not be the brother that Arthur remembers…

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(Order of the Sanguines Mysteries)


Death of a Busybody
by George Bellairs, Martin Edwards
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Miss Tither, the village busybody, is not the best-loved resident of Hilary Magna. She has made many enemies: bombarding the villagers with religious tracts, berating drunkards, and informing the spouses of cheating partners. Her murder, however, is still a huge shock to the Reverend Ethelred Claplady and his parish.

Inspector Littlejohn’s understanding of country ways makes him Scotland Yard’s first choice for the job. Basing himself at the village inn, Littlejohn works with the local police to investigate what lay behind the murder.


The Secrets of Riverbottom Road
by Clark Haberman
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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For Jack Wiley, a respected writer, hell begins during a contentious meeting with his new supervisor. The hellfire continues with an emotionally charged trip to his hometown, where battering and bettering change him but does not prepare him for the fateful night that nearly destroys him.

From the moment Jack Wiley leaves his home in Loveland, Colorado, the odd feelings begin. His emotions of anger, annoyance, contempt, and sadness ebb and flow until he reaches his first stop in Kansas, where he begins to feel at home after thirty years away. The next day, as Jack descends into the river valley south of Lohfton, Nebraska, nostalgia grips him. The latent images of friends and adversaries come into focus as he leans against his vehicle parked at the highway and Riverbottom Road intersection.


Robert B. Parker’s Buckskin
by Robert Knott
Rating: 5.3 #ad

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When gold is discovered in the foothills just outside of Appaloosa, it sets off a fight between two shrewd local business operations as their hired gun hands square off over the claim. First a young miner disappears, then another. And then one of the businessmen himself is killed, right on his front doorstep.

Meanwhile, as Cole and Hitch try to put a stop to the escalating violence, another killer is making his way toward town in pursuit of a long-lost dream, and a mission of vengeance.

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(A Cole and Hitch Mysteries)

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

Lady Helena Investigates
by Jane Steen
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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A reluctant lady sleuth finds she’s investigating her own family. Step into Lady Helena Whitcombe’s world with the first novel in a series that will blend family saga and mystery-driven action with a slow-burn romance in seven unputdownable investigations.

1881, Sussex. Lady Helena Scott-De Quincy’s marriage to Sir Justin Whitcombe, three years before, gave new purpose to a life almost destroyed by the death of Lady Helena’s first love. After all, shouldn’t the preoccupations of a wife and hostess be sufficient to fulfill any aristocratic female’s dreams?


Daylight
by David Baldacci
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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For many long years, Atlee Pine was tormented by uncertainty after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Now, just as Atlee is pressured to end her investigation into Mercy’s disappearance, she finally gets her most promising breakthrough yet: the identity of her sister’s kidnapper, Ito Vincenzo.

With time running out, Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum race to Vincenzo’s last known location in Trenton, New Jersey — and unknowingly stumble straight into John Puller’s case, blowing his arrest during a drug ring investigation involving a military installation.

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(An Atlee Pine Mysteries)


Cowboys Never Die
by James Leonard
Rating: Brand New Release #ad

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From the day Max Cotton is sworn in as sheriff, trouble follows him. Outlaws in Tucson think they can come and go as they please, but Max is about to set them straight. Too bad his new deputy is still learning how to fight.

When Charlotte Warner shows up, things only get worse. She’s a good girl who fell in with the wrong crowd. Unfortunately for Max, the wrong crowd consists of outlaw Joe Fanning—the most wanted man in the south.

Charlotte got away from Joe once, but never again. He means to make her pay for her actions, even if he has to destroy Max and the entire town of Tucson to do it.


Out of the Dark
by Gregg Hurwitz
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets—i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps the truly desperate when no one else can. But now Evan’s past is catching up to him.

Someone at the very highest level of government has been trying to eliminate every trace of the Orphan Program by killing all the remaining Orphans and their trainers. After Evan’s mentor and the only father he ever knew was killed, he decided to strike back.

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(An Orphan X Mysteries)


Etheric Adventures Boxed Set
by S.R. Russell, Michael Anderle
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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Get the first three books in this best-selling series at a discounted price with this boxed set. When you are a young adult in the Etheric Empire, your life can be changed in mere moments.

Often for the better. Anne was saved by the Queen herself many years before on planet Earth. Now, she is struggling with focus, and coming into adulthood while her mom struggles with her own future.

When Anne’s mother makes an ultimatum, the Empress steps in, and Anne’s life is saved by her young friend, with four paws.


Dead Man’s Watch
by Kay DiBianca
Rating: 4.7 #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.

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(The Watch on the Fencepost)


Block 10
by Stacy Childs, David Niall Wilson
Rating: 4.9 #ad

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Lured by the chance to help other athletes recover their lives, intoxicated by smooth cognac, beautiful women and dark intrigue, Luke finds himself drawn into another world. De Salvo has a shadowed past, and powerful enemies, and the French city of Toulon has its dark side. Through amazing medical breakthroughs, run-ins with the Corsican mob, and clubs where men fight for big money – and women, he searches for his own path. The question is, will he survive the journey, and can he live up to the age old medical adage, “First, do no harm,” while following the message of his own heart – “First, do something…”