Friday’s Mystery eBooks

Tea & Croakies
by Sam Cheever
Rating: 4.4


This is no boring librarian shushing people from behind a desk. This librarian corrals rogue magic. But more importantly, she has a frog and a cat, and she’s not afraid to use them!

I knew when I woke up with a migraine that things were going to get interesting. As a magical artifact wrangler, it’s not an unusual way to start my day. But I had no idea how bad it was going to get. Until I found a frog sitting in my teacup.

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(Enchanting Inquiries Cozy Mysteries)

They All Fall Down
by Duane Lindsay
Rating: 4.0


A Brand New Release. Filled with feral violence, incredible escapes, and occasional laugh out loud humor, They All Fall Down is a thrill-a-minute story that will keep you up all night.

Meet John Paul and CJ Morgan, a typical suburban couple. Nice house, good jobs, however, life is a bit boring–okay, it’s a total bore. That all changes when the couple meets a few mob members who are just as bored. Faced with violence and rape, John Paul and his wife fight back. What starts out as a normal evening, turns into a saga of murder, drug dealing revenge, and a deadly game that normal people like the Morgan’s don’t have a chance of surviving.

Mydworth Mysteries
by Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
Rating: 4.1


Sussex, England, 1929. Mydworth is a sleepy English market town just 50 miles from London. But things are about to liven up there, when young and handsome Sir Harry Mortimer returns home from his diplomatic posting in Cairo, with his beautiful and unconventional American wife, Kat. No sooner have the two arrived, when a jewel robbery occurs at Harry’s aunt’s home – Mydworth Manor. The police are baffled and overwhelmed with the case. But Harry and Kat have an edge in the hunt for the dangerous culprit: not only do they have certain useful “skills” they’ve both picked up in service of King, President and Country, they also have access to parts of English society that your average bobby can’t reach …

Daddy’s Little Girl
by William Malmborg
Rating: 4.2


Being the teenage daughter of a serial killer is fun—except when digging graves. Thankfully Misty has Bitsy to help her. Plus her daddy pays her with gift cards that she uses online to order things like books, video games, and new outfits to dress up Bitsy with, so really she can’t complain. Now if her daddy would just teach her how to drive, life would be perfect.

Tornadoes are Ramsey’s passion, but after getting too close to one during a chase, he may have to rethink his approach. He also is going to need a new car. And then there is the question of the girl he and his sister found wandering around after the storm. She said the rope marks on her wrists were from a game, but what kind of game would tear flesh like that?

A Wolf in the Woods
by Nancy Allen
Rating: 4.8


McCown County assistant prosecutor Elsie Arnold is prepping an assault case when a girl is found beaten and bloodied at a roadside no-tell motel. Elsie tries to convince the teen to reveal who attacked her, but Mandy is too scared – and stubborn – to cooperate… and then she disappears. Elsie’s positive a predator is targeting the Ozark hills, yet the authorities refuse to believe their small town could be plagued by sex trafficking.

Then middle school student Desiree Wickham goes missing, but only Elsie suspects it could be connected to Mandy’s assault.

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(Ozarks Mysteries)

The Dreaming Tree
by Matthew Mather
Rating: 4.6


A new breed of predator hunts on the streets of New York. Chased by a detective whose gift and curse are eyes that see things only she can.

“Incredible detective Delta Devlin is a franchise character worth losing your head over.'” – Scott Sigler, #1 New York Times bestselling author

After a near-fatal car crash, Royce Vandeweghe wakes up to find he’s one of the first patients to undergo a radical new medical procedure: a full-body transplant. Convalescing and suffering from waking nightmares, he answers the door at his Long Island home and meets Delta Devlin, a New York detective. She sees things nobody else can, visions created by a rare mutation in her eyes.

Six Days of the Condor
by James Grady
Rating: 4.6


Sandwiches are a part of Ronald Malcolm’s every day, but one just saved his life. On the day that gunmen pay a visit to the American Literary Historical Society, he’s out at lunch. The society is actually a backwater of the Central Intelligence Agency, where Malcolm and a few other bookworms comb mystery novels for clues that might unlock real life diplomatic questions. One of his colleagues has learned something he wasn’t meant to know. A sinister conspiracy has penetrated the CIA, and the gunmen are its representatives. They massacre the office, and only learn later of Malcolm—a loose end that needs to be dealt with.

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

The Whole Enchilada
by Diane Mott Davidson
Rating: 4.3


Goldy Schulz knows her food is to die for, but she never expects one of her best friends to actually keel over when she’s leaving a birthday party Goldy has catered. At first, everyone assumes that all the fun and excitement of the party, not to mention the rich fare, did her in.

But what looks like a coronary turns out to be a generous serving of cold-blooded murder. And the clever culprit is just getting cooking.

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(Goldy Schulz Mysteries)

When a Stranger Comes…
by Karen S. Bell
Rating: 4.2


2018 Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal Winner! A GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER FOR FANS OF KING AND KOONTZ! “RIVETING” – Kirkus Reviews

What price would you pay for success? Witnessing a lightning bolt on a sunny day, author Alexa Wainwright doesn’t realize she’s been transported to an alternate universe. Here, she meets media mogul, publisher, and possibly the devil himself, King Blakemore who offers her a lucrative book contract that will guarantee her comeback. Suddenly, the contract’s been signed. Now what can she do?

Reaper Man
by Terry Pratchett
Rating: 4.7


They say there are only two things you can count on …

But that was before DEATH started pondering the existential. Of course, the last thing anyone needs is a squeamish Grim Reaper and soon his Discworld bosses have sent him off with best wishes and a well-earned gold watch. Now DEATH is having the time of his life, finding greener pastures where he can put his scythe to a whole new use.

But like every cutback in an important public service, DEATH’s demise soon leads to chaos and unrest — literally, for those whose time was supposed to be up, like Windle Poons.

by Thomas Tryon
Rating: 4.2


In Pequot Landing, there are two sights to see: the largest elm in America, which dominates the stately old village green, and the house of Lady Harleigh. When the Great War ended, she was the most beautiful bride in the village, and though she was widowed soon after, mourning dampened neither her beauty nor her spirits. By the time the Great Depression rolls around, she is the unchallenged center of Pequot society—lovely and energetic, but subject to bouts of grim melancholy that hint at something dark beneath her surface…

Crooked House
by Multiple Athors
Rating: 3.8


Those words were true when Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote them in 1851, and they were true in 1933, when a fire burned half of Crook House to the ground, taking James Crook’s wife and two sons with it. A disgraced bootlegger and former pro baseball player, James Crook returned from prison to find his house, and his life, a pile of cinders. Broken and insane, he rebuilt Crook House, putting his pain and loneliness into every timber.

But Hawthorne’s words are still true today, and nobody knows that better than Dr. Robert Bell, who has just moved into Crook House as part of his hiring package from a small Texas college.

Luciano’s Luck
by Jack Higgins
Rating: 4.3


It’s 1943 and war is raging. The key to America and the Allies’ first assault on Nazi-occupied Europe is the island of Sicily. But it is unknown whether the Sicilian people are willing to rise up and fight alongside the Allies. To secure their help, the US military turns to imprisoned mobster Lucky Luciano—the one man with the connections to the all-powerful Sicilian mafia that could change the course of the war in Italy. The price for his help? Nothing short of a full pardon.

Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

Curses, Boiled Again!
by Shari Randall
Rating: 4.6


Allie Larkin was living her dream as a ballet dancer when a bad fall put her out of business. Now she’s back home in Mystic Bay to heal a broken ankle while also helping her dear Aunt Gully get her Lazy Mermaid Lobster Shack off the ground. Nothing would help Gully more than winning the local food festival’s Best Lobster Roll contest. The competition is sure to be killer – especially after one of the contest judges dies after eating a roll from one of Gully’s biggest rivals.

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(A Lobster Shack Cozy Mysteries)

The Bullhead Murders
by Michael Allan Scott
Rating: 4.4


This year’s ‘The Girl On The Train’ Out of nothingness, Jena discovers the truth beneath the homicides. Four murders within six months, a record for the riverside community of Bullhead City. A serial killer is suspected by local police, the work of one maniac. But they can’t do it alone. Is it a closeted homophobe or the desperate diversion of an abused girl-child?

Eyes in the sky, she sees. Head in the clouds, she searches. Feet on the ground, she answers the call – Jena Halpern, the reluctant police consultant.

The Forgotten Room
by Lincoln Child
Rating: 4.1



Professor Jeremy Logan (the quirky and charismatic “enigmalogist” who specializes in solving problems of the strange or seemingly supernatural variety) receives an urgent summons from the director of Lux, one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in America. An unexplainable tragedy has taken place in the sprawling compound located on the coastline of Newport, Rhode Island. One of Lux’s most distinguished doctors, overcome by erratic behavior, violently attacked his assistant before meeting with a gruesome self-inflflflffllflicted end.

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(Jeremy Logan Mysteries)

Didn’t Get Frazzled
by David Z Hirsch
Rating: 4.4


“…the best fictional portrayal of med school since ER.”BlueInk Review (starred)

International Book Award Bronze Medal Winner Readers’ Favorite (Fiction – Humor/Comedy)
INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist (Humor)

Medical student Seth Levine faces escalating stress and gallows humor as he struggles with the collapse of his romantic relationships and all preconceived notions of what it means to be a doctor. It doesn’t take long before he realizes not getting frazzled is the least of his problems.

Seth encounters a med student so arrogant he boasts that he’ll eat any cadaver part he can’t name, an instructor so dedicated she tests the student’s ability to perform a gynecological exam on herself, and a woman so captivating that Seth will do whatever it takes to make her laugh…

The Stepford Wives
by Ira Levin
Rating: 4.2


With an Introduction by Peter Straub For Joanna, her husband, Walter, and their children, the move to beautiful Stepford seems almost too good to be true. It is. For behind the town’s idyllic facade lies a terrible secret – a secret so shattering that no one who encounters it will ever be the same.

At once a masterpiece of psychological suspense and a savage commentary on a media-driven society that values the pursuit of youth and beauty at all costs, The Stepford Wives is a novel so frightening in its final implications that the title itself has earned a place in the American lexicon.

How to Get Promoted
by Anthony S. Park
Rating: 4.2


Is asking for your promotion a one-off question, or a campaign? This easy-to-read guide answers all your questions about getting promoted:

What does a promotion mean for your career?
Can you get a raise without a promotion?
Why is getting promoted important?
Why is being great at your job essential?
How do you show you’re ready to move up?
How to get noticed at work

The Newpointe 911 Collection
by Terri Blackstock
Rating: 4.4


New York Times Best-selling Author Terri Blackstock’s NewPointe 911 Collection – now available in one volume.

Private Justice, Shadow of Doubt,
Word of Honor, Trial by Fire,
Line of Duty

Tuesday’s Mystery eBooks

The Union Street Bakery
by Mary Ellen Taylor
Rating: 4.4


Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. It doesn’t help that, as the only adopted daughter, her relationship with her sisters has never been easy.

When an elderly customer dies, Daisy is surprised to inherit a journal from the 1850s, written by a slave girl named Susie. As she reads, Daisy learns more about her family—and her own heritage—than she ever dreamed.

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(A Union Street Bakery Cozy Mysteries)

Choice Cut
by Arnold Eslava-Grünwaldt
Rating: 5.0


Samuels’s two shiftless sons, Paske and Ben-Moon, believe the tattoos are the key to the proverbial pot of gold. They feel betrayed, abandoned and would love to break the code allegedly hidden in them and stick it to the old man posthumously. Jonah Bahena, on the other hand, believes the tattoos stand between him and his long-awaited political aspirations. Although he looks good on paper, he’s no saint and will do whatever it takes to find and destroy them – and whoever gets in his way. In their quest for wealth and/or fame, the two sides inadvertently cross The Butcher, a serial killer with a point to make who has terrorized the residents of Westchester County for several weeks.

by Patricia Cornwell
Rating: 3.5


On a late summer evening in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her investigative partner, Pete Marino, respond to a call about a dead bicyclist near the Kennedy School of Government. It appears that a young woman has been attacked with almost superhuman force.

Even before Scarpetta’s headquarters has been officially notified about the case, Marino and Scarpetta’s FBI agent husband, Benton Wesley, receive suspicious calls, allegedly from someone at Interpol. But it makes no sense.

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(Kay Scarpetta Mysteries)

by Carolina Mac
Rating: 3.9


While trying to find a killer who is working through a list of principal players from a ten-year-old trial, Jesse is faced with unresolved issues of his own. The personal cost is high as he faces old demons while searching for a way to bring the killer to justice.

Payback. While trying to find a killer who is working through a list of principal players, from a ten-year-old trail, Jesse must face past demons of his own.

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(Q-File P.I. Series)

Forgiveness Unforgettable
by Nikki Lee Brannon
Rating: 4.3


A chilling tale of a southern raised musician whose horrific childhood caused her great pain and distrust.Nikki Lee Brannon endured a life of extreme domestic violence fueled by alcoholism, sexual abuse, and poverty which fostered an atmosphere of complete chaos.Nikki was very fortunate to have an influential Christian mother who instilled the forgiveness of Christ into her life in spite of their daily struggle to survive the rage of her alcoholic father.

Take a walk into this riveting true story of terror,survival,faith and finally forgiveness as Nikki reveals explicit first-hand accounts of her memories.

by Robert Harris
Rating: 4.1


Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving at 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Paul von Hartmann is on the staff of the German Foreign Office – and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. The two men were friends at Oxford in the 1920s, but have not been in contact since. Now, when Hugh flies with Chamberlain from London to Munich, and Hartmann travels on Hitler’s train overnight from Berlin, their paths are set on a disastrous collision course…

I Saw Him Standing There
by Holly Kerr
Rating: 4.6


This stowaway sets sail for love! Small-time con artist Siggy needs to get out of town fast. When she’s offered tickets on the legendary Oceanic Aphrodite, Siggy jumps at the chance to get away. A week on a luxury cruise ship, with a suitcase full of clothes and all expenses paid? Yes, please! The only catch is that she has to pretend to be someone else.

No problem. Siggy has no intention of getting close enough anyone to discover her secrets. But this is the Oceanic Aphrodite and love is in the air. When Siggy sees assistant cruise director…