Daily Archives: January 6, 2018

Saturday’s Mystery Kindle Books: Late Reads

Before Midnight
by Rex Stout


The scent of murder is in the air at the great Pour Amour perfume contest, and the incomparable Nero Wolfe is intent on sniffing out the killer. The foul deed is committed during the contest’s final round. Only five riddles separate the contestants from the million-dollar cash prize when someone finds the sweet smell of success too intoxicating to leave to chance. Now the contest creator is dead and the answers stolen from his wallet, and it’s up to Wolfe to follow the trail of clues to a source disturbingly close to home.

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(A Nero Wolfe Mysteries)

Lock In
by John Scalzi


Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent – and nearly five million souls in the United States alone – the disease causes “Lock In”: Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

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(Lock In Mysteries)

Saint Peter’s Soldiers
by J. Robert Kennedy


In World War Two, a fabled da Vinci drawing is hidden from the Nazis, those involved fearing Hitler may attempt to steal it for its purported magical powers.

It isn’t returned for over fifty years. This is fact. And today, Archaeology Professor James Acton and his wife are about to be dragged into the terrible truth of what happened so many years ago, for the truth is never what it seems, and the history we thought was fact, is all lies.

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(James Acton Thrillers)

The Black Echo
by Michael Connelly


For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch — hero, maverick, nighthawk — the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal.

The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam “tunnel rat” who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell. Now, Bosch is about to relive the horror of Nam. From a dangerous maze of blind alleys to a daring criminal heist beneath the city to the tortuous link that must be uncovered, his survival instincts will once again be tested to their limit.

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(A Harry Bosch Mysteries)

Saturday’s Mystery Kindle Books: Early Reads

Frosted With Revenge
by Catherine Bruns


Sally Muccio’s walk down the aisle might be her last. The some-time amateur sleuth and full-time bakery owner is finally marrying the man of her dreams. But during a last minute taste testing of their wedding cake, Sally and her fiancé are witnesses -and almost victims! – of a random shooting. At least they think it’s random, until an original fortune cookie message proves otherwise. Is someone after Sally?

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(Cookies & Chance Mysteries)

by t.g. brown


A PREDATOR IS ON THE LOOSE . . . A full year had past since the closure of the O’Henry file and life had returned to normal for Josh Ingram, or so he thought . . .

Stranded on a Louisiana back road, Ingram gets word that Rachael Tanner of the FBI Special Crimes Unit is trying to reach him. There’s been trouble in northern Minnesota, not far from where Mary Kowalski, a close friend of Ingram, spent her formative years. Driven by a morbid obsession and a need for closure, someone or something has begun the Harvest, and those on its list will never be safe.

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(Josh Ingram Mysteries)

Those Children Are Ours
by David Burnett


Jennie screamed at her daughters, cursed her husband, and walked away. Twelve years later, she petitions for visitation with her daughters.

True, Jennie suffered from a bipolar disorder when she began to drink heavily, abandoned her family, and moved in with another man. Also true, she turned her life around completely. But she pressed no claim for her children when her husband divorced her, and she has made no attempt to contact them in any way since. One child remembers nothing good about her; the other recalls nothing at all…

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(Jennie Bateman’s Story)

The Perfect Stranger
by Megan Miranda


When Leah Stevens’ career implodes, a chance meeting with her old friend Emmy Grey offers her the perfect opportunity to start over. Emmy, just out of a bad relationship, convinces Leah to come live with her in rural Pennsylvania, where there are teaching positions available and no one knows Leah’s past. Or Emmy’s.

When the town sees a spate of vicious crimes and Emmy Grey disappears, Leah begins to realize how very little she knows about her friend and roommate. Unable to find friends, family, a paper trail or a digital footprint, the police question whether Emmy Grey existed at all. And mark Leah as a prime suspect.