Archive for May 18, 2017

Thursday’s Mystery Kindle Books: Late Reads

Without a Word
by Carol Lea Benjamin


Private investigator Rachel Alexander and her pit bull Dashiell return in this stylish, dark, emotionally complex seventh mystery from former detective and noted dog trainer Carol Lea Benjamin. When a distraught father approaches private investigator Rachel Alexander in a New York City park, asking her to help find his missing wife, Rachel accepts – reluctantly. After all, the chances of finding a woman who disappeared without a trace – and without a word – five years earlier are slim.

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(The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries)

Wild Ride
by Cynthia Rayne, Mayhem Cover Creations


SEBASTIAN: I’m many things–a rock star, a former junkie, and a reality show husband. Since my life went down in flames, I’ve been paying for my past sins, but it’s a struggle. Soon, I’m releasing my first solo album and going on a world tour. If my darker impulses don’t drag me down again.

POPPY: As the daughter of a famous actress, I’ve grown up in the spotlight. My mom married a rock star on a reality show to give her career a boost. The publicity stunt worked, and our lives have been a media circus ever since.

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(Let it Ride Mysteries)

Purgatory Road
by Samuel Parker


When a day trip out of Las Vegas with his wife takes a turn for the worse, Jack is sure that he has the ability to get them home. But he drove into something far beyond reason. Rescue comes in the form of a desert hermit, but hope fades as the couple comes to realize that the nomad has no intention of letting them leave. A chance encounter with a kidnapped runaway and her crazed abductor leads them all farther into the wilderness–and closer to the cold brutality that isolation brings.

High Tide at Pelican Pointe
by Glenda Manus


The story begins in the quaint little town of Park Place, nestled in the heart of the Olde English District of South Carolina.

A shady real estate agent has been trying to buy up all the surrounding property, but when he is found with his hands and feet bound by ropes, the story he tells leads the residents to believe far more sinister things are happening on their end of the island. Bonfires and chants seen and heard throughout the nights point to a dangerous occult presence right under their noses and it appears that Rock’s pregnant wife, Liz may be their next target.

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(Southern Grace Series)

by J.T. Ellison


Ten victims, each with pale skin and long dark hair. All slashed across the throat, the same red lipstick smeared across their lips. In the mid‐1980s the Snow White Killer terrorized the streets of Nashville, Tennessee. Then suddenly the murders stopped. A letter from the killer to the police stated that his work was done.

Now four more bodies are found, marked with his fatal signature. The residents of Nashville fear a madman has returned, decades later, to finish his sick fairy tale.

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(A Taylor Jackson Mysteries)

Thursday’s Mystery Kindle Books: Early Reads

Wicked of the Christmas Past
by Lotta Smith, Hot Tree Editing


A romantic getaway to a posh spa with her devastatingly sexy boss seems like a Christmas miracle to FBI special assistant Amanda Meyer, but when you work for the bureau’s Paranormal Cases Division, disaster never takes a holiday.

Bestselling author Carina Christien is dead, her apparent suicide covered up for a year. There’s no shortage of suspects, but this is one case that won’t be wrapped up neatly. Confessions ring false, intrigue runs high, but even a bevy of disgruntled ghostwriters is no match for the girl they call the Ghost Whisperer.

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(Paranormal in Manhattan Mysteries)

The Twilight City
by Gregory Mattix


Most on this world know nothing of such a dark place…”

Nera, a plane-cursed thief, lives in Nexus, a city forever cast in twilight, constructed around a great Machine built by immortals to align all the planes together. Nera grew up an orphan on the streets, scorned and mistrusted for her fiendish heritage, and was sentenced to ninety-nine years of slave labor in the great foundry for a petty crime. She would like nothing better than find a way to somehow reduce her onerous sentence or remove altogether the cursed collar clamped around her neck.

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(Nexus of the Planes Mysteries)

A Kind of Woman
by Helen Burko


A Gripping Legal Thriller. He is married to the Devil, but can he be her advocate?
Jacob Barder, a successful New York attorney, returns home to New York after being trapped in Europe during the Second World War and miraculously surviving the Holocaust. Barder does not return alone: with him is his new wife, Rachel, a beautiful blonde woman whom he met in Warsaw shortly after the war – a Jewish survivor who lost her entire family and remained alone in the world. A Jewish lawyer’s wife is accused of committing Nazi war crimes…

Death Management
by Edwin Dasso, Leo Dasso


Medical suspense thriller that will keep you breathless. Health can be a deadly thing… 

Dr. Jack Bass, MD, and his new love Janice move to a new city in attempt to start their life together. After narrowly escaping murder at the Southern Medical Center, Jack steers his career away from the hospital, taking a new promising position at a small healthcare company that provides support and assistance to people with serious medical issues. However, as he unfortunately discovers, things at the company are not as they seem.

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(Jack Bass Black Cloud Chronicle)

Little Elvises
by Timothy Hallinan



LA burglar Junior Bender has (unfortunately) developed a reputation as a competent private investigator for crooks. The unfortunate part about this is that regardless of whether he solves the crime or not, someone dangerous is going to be unhappy with him, either his suspect or his employer. Now Junior is being bullied into proving aging music industry mogul Vinnie DiGaudio is innocent of the murder of a nasty tabloid journalist he’d threatened to kill a couple times.

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(A Junior Bender Mysteries)