Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

Dead in the Water
by Annelise Ryan
Rating: 4.7

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As a single mom and deputy coroner of Sorenson, Wisconsin, Mattie Winston is used to her life being a juggling act. But now that she’s moved in with Detective Steve Hurley and his teenaged daughter, and has started planning their wedding, her home life is looking more like a three-ring circus. At least her workload at the Medical Examiner’s office is lightened by the new hire Hal Dawson. But before Hal can even cash his first paycheck, he’s murdered on a fishing trip with his girlfriend, who’s gone missing.

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(A Mattie Winston Mysteries)


The Colby Ghost
by Michael Infinito
Rating: 5.0

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Everyone has their own identity, but after an unexpected encounter with a forest girl named Diane at his parent’s summer lake retreat, sixteen-year-old Miles Hanson realizes he might just have two of them. Intrigued by the impossible past of which she speaks, their love blossoms quickly, as does the mystery surrounding her presence.

After some investigation alongside his father, a lifelong lake visitor who had also encountered his own version of Diane as a child, Miles soon learns about a local mystery involving The Colby Ghost. The tale centers around a young couple who had disappeared three decades earlier. Their names–Miles and Diane.


Rosemary’s Baby (50th Anniversary Edition)
by Ira Levin, David Morrell
Rating: 4.4

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Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor husband Guy move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and mostly elderly residents. Neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet soon come nosing around to welcome the Woodhouses to the building, and despite Rosemary’s reservations about their eccentricity and the weird noises that she keeps hearing, her husband takes a shine to them.


Final Table
by Carolina Mac
Rating: 5.0

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Can Blaine trust Judge Campbell if she becomes Governor?

Robberies turn murderous and the Agency ramps up their investigation. A freak winter storm throws Texas a curve and leaves the city cold. Can it get any worse? You bet it can.

“This is a very good book. Carolina Mac is so good at writing mysteries. I am ready for the next one and I am enjoying rereading the Quantrall series as well.” by Amazon Customer

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(The Blackmore Agency)


Dark Fire
by C. J. Sansom
Rating: 4.8

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In 1540, during the reign of Henry VIII, Shardlake is asked to help a young girl accused of murder. She refuses to speak in her defense even when threatened with torture. But just when the case seems lost, Thomas Cromwell, the king’s feared vicar general, offers Shardlake two more weeks to prove his client’s innocence. In exchange, Shardlake must find a lost cache of “Dark Fire,” a legendary weapon of mass destruction. What ensues is a page-turning adventure, filled with period detail and history.

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(Matthew Shardlake Mysteries)


Final Sins
by Michael Prescott
Rating: 4.3

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Murderer Peter Faust, found not guilty by reason of insanity, has become an international celebrity–a hero to disaffected young people and pop-culture poseurs. But fame has its price, as Faust learns when he finds he is being stalked by a mysterious stranger. To protect himself, he hires rogue security consultant Abby Sinclair, a streetwise vigilante who will deal with the threat by any means necessary.

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(Tess McCallum & Abby Sinclair Mysteries)


Gaudy Night
by Dorothy L. Sayers
Rating: 4.7

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Back at Oxford for her reunion, Harriet Vane, Lord Peter’s beloved, finds herself in mortal danger

Since she graduated from Oxford’s Shrewsbury College, Harriet Vane has found fame by writing novels about ingenious murders. She also won infamy when she was accused of committing a murder herself. It took a timely intervention from the debonair Lord Peter Wimsey to save her from the gallows, and since then she has devoted her spare time to resisting his attempts to marry her.

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(The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)