Monthly Archives: May 2017

Monday’s Mystery Kindle Books: Late Reads

W is for Wicked
by Lotta Smith, Hot Tree Editing

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Murder investigation is tricky – especially when the deceased threatens to kill you… Former medical student turned FBI special assistant Amanda Meyer isn’t thrilled about her new gig as a ghost whisperer, especially now that she has the spirit of a departed drag queen following her around. But having a pal on the other side may just come in handy when a billionaire’s widow meets her untimely demise and Amanda and her oh so sexy boss, Rick Rowling, head of the Paranormal Cases Division, are called in to find the killer.

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(Paranormal in Manhattan Mysteries)


Exorcist Falls
by Jonathan Janz

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Jonathan Janz’s brand new release brings the original novella that started it all – Exorcist Road – and a brand-new full-length novel (Exorcist Falls) together for a shattering experience in supernatural terror.

Chicago is gripped by terror. The Sweet Sixteen Killer is brutally murdering young women, and the authorities are baffled. When the police are called to an affluent home in the middle of the night, they learn that a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy has attacked his family.


A Fine Night for Dying
by Jack Higgins

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The death of a gangster draws super-spy Paul Chavasse into a breathtaking adventure on the high seas – an unforgettable tale from one of the true masters of modern thriller writing, the bestselling author of Midnight Runner and The Keys of Hell.

Caught in the nets of a local fishing boat, the body of gangland boss Harvey Preston is dragged from the English Channel, wrapped from head to toe in heavy chain.

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(The Paul Chavasse Mysteries)


WORTHY OF THIS GREAT CITY
by Mike Miller

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Ruth Askew, a minor celebrity, is spouting some highly incompetent philosophy about the end of philosophy, a fortunate woman mysteriously pushed to extremes. Con Manos, a journalist, is searching for certainty, meanwhile attempting to uncover a political scandal or two.

In Worthy Of This Great City the compelling stories of two stubborn individualists intertwine in a scathing satire that invites you to question everything you think you think about today’s most discussed issues: populism and elitism, the possibility of truth, the reach of profound stupidity, and the limits of personal responsibility in these post-truth, morally-uncertain times.

Monday’s Mystery Kindle Books: Early Reads

Full Dark House
by Christopher Fowler

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Edgy, suspenseful, and darkly comic, here is the first novel in a riveting mystery series starring two cranky but brilliant old detectives whose lifelong friendship was forged solving crimes for the London Police Department’s Peculiar Crimes Unit. In Full Dark House, Christopher Fowler tells the story of both their first and last case – and how along the way the unlikely pair of crime fighters changed the face of detection.

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(Bryant & May Mysteries)


The God Hater
by Bill Myers

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A cranky, atheistic philosophy professor loves to shred the faith of incoming freshmen. He is chosen by a group of scientists to create a philosophy for a computer-generated world exactly like ours. Much to his frustration every model he introduces – from Darwinism, to Existentialism, to Relativism, to Buddhism – fails. The only way to preserve the computer world is to introduce laws from outside their system through a Law Giver…


Only the Lucky
by Linda Castillo

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Bucolic Painters Mill is plunged into darkness in this new short mystery, from the New York Times bestselling author of Among the Wicked, featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder.

It’s Friday the 13th in Painters Mill and rumors of an Amish “rager” – a huge outdoor party rife with underage drinking – puts Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her small department on edge. To make matters worse, Painters Mill is in the midst of a county-wide power outage.


Bluegate Fields
by Anne Perry

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The naked body of an aristocratic youth turns up in the sewers beneath Bluegate Fields, one of London’s most notorious slums. But Arthur Waybourne had been drowned in his bath, not in the Thames. More shocking still was that the boy had been sexually violated and infected with syphilis before he was murdered. Despite Inspector Thomas Pitt’s efforts to fully investigate the crime, the family closes ranks, stonewalling Pitt, leaving him to wonder what they are hiding.

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(Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Mysteries)


Her Chance at Love
by KC Ann Wright, Aeroplane Media

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Secrets can hurt. Even those that hold them. Devotion to family can cloud your judgment. Love can change your mind. Fear of losing the ones you love can outweigh everything.

Haunted by a near-perfect memory and a genius by scientific standards, Caitlyn grew up in a lonely world. After losing the last person that cares about her, Caitlyn vows to make a difference in the world of Alzheimer’s even though it means returning to her hometown. A place filled with painful memories she would give anything to be able to erase from her mind.

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(Newbay Series)

Sunday’s Mystery Kindle Books: Late Reads

Hammerhead Ranch Motel
by Tim Dorsey

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There’s a different schemer or slimeball behind every door: cocaine duckpins who have survived only by the dumbest fortune, hard-luck gigolos desperate to score, undercover cops busting undercover cops who are running sting operations on undercover cops. And just down the row, local historian and spree killer Serge A.

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(Serge Storms Mysteries)


Girls on Fire
by Robin Wasserman

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On Halloween, 1991, a popular high school basketball star ventures into the woods near Battle Creek, Pennsylvania, and disappears. Three days later, he’s found with a bullet in his head and a gun in his hand – a discovery that sends tremors through this conservative community, already unnerved by growing rumors of Satanic worship in the region.

In the wake of this incident, bright but lonely Hannah Dexter is befriended by Lacey Champlain, a dark-eyed, Cobain-worshiping bad influence in lip gloss and Doc Martens.


On Wings of Eagles
by Ken Follett

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#1 bestselling author Ken Follett tells the inspiring true story of the Middle East hostage crisis that began in 1978, and of the unconventional means one American used to save his countrymen…

When two of his employees were held hostage in a heavily guarded prison fortress in Iran, one man took matters into his own hands: businessman H. Ross Perot. His team consisted of a group of volunteers from the executive ranks of his corporation, handpicked and trained by a retired Green Beret officer. To free the imprisoned Americans, they would face incalculable odds on a mission that only true heroes would have dared…


A Marriage of Convenience
by Doreen Owens Malek

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FOR BETTER OR WORSE. Taylor Braddock. His name brought back memories of a man so handsome that a young girl had fallen in love – and made a fool of herself. A man so unique he’d spoiled Sharon Philips for any other love.

But now her father’s will had joined their lives once again. In a final attempt at matchmaking, Dad left half his California horse ranch to Sharon, the other half to Braddock – provided they were husband and wife…

Sunday’s Mystery Kindle Books: Early Reads

Murder at Beechwood
by Alyssa Maxwell

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For Newport, Rhode Island’s high society, the summer of 1896 brings lawn parties, sailboat races…and murder.

Having turned down the proposal of Derrick Andrews, Emma Cross has no imminent plans for matrimony – let alone motherhood. But when she discovers an infant left on her doorstep, she naturally takes the child into her care. Using her influence as a cousin to the Vanderbilts and a society page reporter for the Newport Observer, Emma launches a discreet search for the baby’s mother.

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(A Gilded Newport Mysteries)


Promise Not to Tell
by Jennifer McMahon

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Forty-one-year-old school nurse Kate Cypher has returned home to rural Vermont to care for her mother who’s afflicted with Alzheimer’s. On the night she arrives, a young girl is murdered – a horrific crime that eerily mirrors another from Kate’s childhood. Three decades earlier, her dirt-poor friend Del – shunned and derided by classmates as “Potato Girl” – was brutally slain. Del’s killer was never found, while the victim has since achieved immortality in local legends and ghost stories.


Stealing Trinity
by Ward Larsen

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In the last days of WWII, the Third Reich makes a desperate grab to retrieve its most valuable asset, Die Wespe, a spy buried deep in the Manhattan Project. The man chosen for this mission is Alexander Braun – American born, Harvard educated, and a ruthless killer. British Intelligence learns of the Nazi plan. Unable to convince their American counterparts of the magnitude of the threat, they dispatch Major Michael Thatcher to track down Braun.


Pam of Babylon Boxed Set
by Suzanne Jenkins

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The beloved series, Pam of Babylon, now in a boxed set. The first volume contains:

1. Pam of Babylon; 2. Don’t You Forget About Me
3. Dream Lover; 4. Prayers for the Dying
5. Family Dynamics


Doctored Evidence
by Donna Leon

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As the novel opens, a doctor arrives at the apartment of Maria Grazia Battestini, an elderly shut-in who is hated by everyone around her (including her only surviving relative, her neice) for her miserly, spiteful ways. The doctor dreads his task of visiting her once a week, since she is always complaining about her Romanian illegal-immigrant housekeeper etc. But on this visit the doctor finds Battestini brutally murdered, having been struck by a blunt object in the skull.

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(Commissario Brunetti Mysteries)