Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

Buried Bones
by Carolyn Haines
Rating: 4.6


Ambrose, once a famous man of southern letters, is planning a comeback: a delicious tell-all with a bitchy ex-model as his “biographer.” As he taunts his dinner guests with the news that his book will blow the lid off Zinnia’s darkest secrets, it becomes plain that each and every guest has a secret—and wants Ambrose to keep it. When the morning-after mess includes a bloody corpse and the manuscript of the biography disappears, Sarah Booth goes digging for answers.

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(Sarah Booth Delaney Mysteries)

The Silver Stag
by Yasmine Galenorn
Rating: 4.5


Life isn’t easy when you bear the mark of the Silver Stag. Caught between the worlds of Light and Dark Fae, Ember Kearney was born with the mark of the Silver Stag. Rejected by both her bloodlines, she’s turned her back on her people to become a freelance investigator, hiring herself to take care of common problems like hen-stealing goblins.

Now, Ember must not only face her heritage, but she’s bound to preserve the balance between the Fae Courts, for if order isn’t maintained, war and chaos will spill out into the mortal realm.

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(The Wild Hunt)

The Friend
by Teresa Driscoll
Rating: 4.4


On a train with her husband, miles from home and their four-year-old son, Ben, Sophie receives a chilling phone call. Two boys are in hospital after a tragic accident. One of them is Ben.

She thought she could trust Emma, her new friend, to look after her little boy. After all, Emma’s a kindred spirit—someone Sophie was sure she could bare her soul to, despite the village rumours. But Sophie can’t shake the feeling that she’s made an unforgivable mistake and now her whole family is in danger.

Trouble Is My Business
by Raymond Chandler
Rating: 4.4


In the four short stories in this collection, Marlowe is hired to protect a rich old guy from a gold digger, runs afoul of crooked politicos, gets a line on some stolen jewels with a reward attached, and stumbles across a murder victim who may have been an extortionist.

Includes Finger Man; Goldfish; Red Wind; Trouble Is My Business

by Wilbur Smith
Rating: 4.7


Solid sheets of water hammered the wooden decks so hard that the din drowned the men’s voices and blotted out their vision.” They leave as brothers. They must return as men. Famed sailor Hal Courtney is now a man of land and family. But when the King orders him to sail to Madagascar and stop the pirates responsible for looting the finest trading ships of the East India Trading Company and bringing ruin to them all, Hal must travel with his three younger sons on a journey that will shape the young men forever.

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(The Birds of Prey Trilogy)

The Haunted Gathering
by Michelle Dorey
Rating: 4.7


On their annual girls’ weekend three friends gather for a macabre reunion in this chilling tale of ghosts, hauntings and the occult.

Dara died almost a year ago, and her three closest surviving friends gather in accordance with her last wishes at Gabbinger’s Reach—a once abandoned resort she planned on restoring to opulence.
The derelict property has been decaying for decades. Cindy the career woman thinks this is stupid. Melanie, the flighty one is fascinated. Becky, now a therapist is curious—why would Dara want them here?

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(The Haunted Ones)