Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

The Graveyard Shift
by Jack Higgins
Rating: 3.8

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A detective takes on a vengeful ex-con in London’s seedy underworld in this classic thriller by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Midnight Bell.

After nine years in prison, thief Ben Garvald has been released, and he’s headed back to the old neighborhood. His remarried ex-wife and sister-in-law aren’t happy about it, and they’ve asked for police protection. Det. Sgt. Nick Miller, meanwhile, is hopeful; this may be an opportunity to finally locate the stolen money that was never recovered after Garvald’s last heist…


Ruthless
by Lisa Jackson
Rating: 4.0

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Jake couldn’t feel much sympathy for the woman who’d married his wealthy, despicable, sworn enemy. But now that she was embroiled in a child custody battle, he would help her—and relish getting sweet revenge against her ex. . . . Superstardom hasn’t helped Gavin get over his first love, or the way she inexplicably left him. When he returns to Taylor’s Crossing and finds himself facing her, his bitterness is impossible to hide. But he’s determined to unearth the buried truth of their past…


The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
by Alan Bradley
Rating: 4.3

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BONUS: This edition contains a The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie discussion guide and an excerpt from Alan Bradley’s The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag.

For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath.

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Hanover House
by Brenda Novak
Rating: 4.3

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Welcome to Hanover House… After having been kidnapped, tortured and left for dead when she was just a teenager—by her high school boyfriend – she’s determined to understand how someone she trusted so much could turn on her. So she’s established a revolutionary new medical health center in the remote town of Hilltop, Alaska, where she studies the worst of the worst. But not everyone in Hilltop is excited to have Hanover House and its many serial killers in the area.


Lay Me to Rest
by E. A. Clark
Rating: 4.3

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Some secrets never stay buried for long… Devastated by the death of her husband, Annie Philips is shocked to discover she is pregnant with his unborn child. Hoping for a fresh start, she travels to a remote stone cottage in Anglesey, amidst the white-capped mountains of North Wales.

She settles in quickly, helped by her mysterious new neighbour, Peter. But everything changes when Annie discovers a small wooden box, inlaid with brass and mother-of-pearl. A box she was never supposed to find…


Death in Holy Orders
by P. D. James
Rating: 4.3

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On the East Anglian seacoast, a small theological college hangs precariously on an eroding shoreline and an equally precarious future. When the body of a student is found buried in the sand, the boy’s influential father demands that Scotland Yard investigate. Enter Adam Dalgliesh, a detective who loves poetry, a man who has known loss and discovery. The son of a parson, and having spent many happy boyhood summers at the school, Dalgliesh is the perfect candidate to look for the truth in this remote, rarified community of the faithful–and the frightened.

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Clearing the Ice, The Complete Series
by Robyn M. Ryan
Rating: Brand New Release

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The Clearing the Ice Trilogy follows the journey of pro hockey player Andrew Chadwick and coed Caryn Stevens as their very different worlds collide one beautiful summer day.

From sweet first love to the realities of married life, Caryn grows from an innocent, sheltered coed to an independent, strong woman. Together, the couple faces every obstacle thrown their way…until a sudden and senseless accident threatens Andrew’s life and inexplicably drives a wedge between them…