Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

Pruning the Dead
by Julia Henry
Rating: 4.4

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With hundreds flocking to her inaugural garden party, meticulous Lilly Jayne hasn’t left a single petal out of place. But the picture-perfect gathering turns unruly upon the arrival of Merilee Frank, Lily’s ex-husband’s catty third wife. Merilee lives for trouble, so no one is surprised after she drinks too much, shoves a guest into the koi pond, and gets escorted off the property. The real surprise comes days later – when Merilee is found dead in a pile of mulch…


Shortcut
by Arnold Eslava-Grunwaldt
Rating: 5.0

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It all started with a shortcut. Murder followed. Then an accidental death. Or so it seemed. But then again, nothing is as quite as it seems.

Enter Detective Sergeant Hamilcar “Ham” Hitchcock and his General Assignment Squad. Fresh off the Keim case–and recovering from the loss of several key members–the Yonkers, New York-based team reinvents itself and dives headfirst into the latest investigation. And, it’s a doozy. Is the murderer a jealous high school student? A greedy caregiver? An angry homeless man? Or, someone else?


Bone Music
by Christopher Rice
Rating: 4.3

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Charlotte Rowe spent the first seven years of her life in the hands of the only parents she knew – a pair of serial killers who murdered her mother and tried to shape Charlotte in their own twisted image. If only the nightmare had ended when she was rescued. Instead, her real father exploited her tabloid-ready story for fame and profit – until Charlotte finally broke free from her ghoulish past and fled. Just when she thinks she has buried her personal hell forever, Charlotte is swept into a frightening new ordeal.

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(The Burning Girl Mysteries)


No True Justice
by H. L. Wegley
Rating: 4.3

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They forced her into witness protection, not to protect her, but to silence her.

After testifying in a high-profile case, Gemma Saint, a young intern at an influential media outlet, is forced into WITSEC by corrupt DOJ officials to silence her. When Gemma’s testimony at a retrial threatens their elaborate conspiracy to control the upcoming presidential election, Gemma learns from her WITSEC Inspector that her identity was compromised and someone in the DOJ has sent a team to kill her…

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Spellslinger
by Sebastien de Castell
Rating: 4.4

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A would-be mage with no magic of his own has to defeat powerful enemies with only cunning and deception in the first book of an exciting adventure fantasy series from Sebastien de Castell.

Kellen is moments away from facing his first duel and proving his worth as a spellcaster. There’s just one problem: his magic is fading. Facing exile unless he can pass the mage trials, Kellen is willing to risk everything – even his own life – in search of a way to restore his magic.

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(Spellslinger Series)


Easy Go
by Michael Crichton, John Lange
Rating: 3.9

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A thriller about an Egyptologist’s greatest find—and his quest to steal it – from the #1 New York Times – bestselling author of Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain.

Brilliant Egyptologist Harold Barnaby has discovered a message hidden inside a particularly difficult set of hieroglyphics. It just may lead him to a secret tomb holding the greatest riches of the ancient world. Barnaby could put his name to the most fantastic archaeological find of the century. But he doesn’t just want to dig it up. He wants to steal it.


The Promise
by Lorhainne Eckhart
Rating: 4.6

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From the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author of The Forgotten Child

Falling in Love with Jed Friessen was a dream come true. Married to Jed, Diana has a family and is living her happily ever after. She knew heartbreak and suffering as a child, and the pain of rejection, but she now understands what it means to be loved. However, when the past comes knocking on her door, reminding her of everything she’s left behind, everything she was, and everything she’s lost, her guilt and doubt threaten the life she’s built with her husband.

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(The Friessens Series)


Jake’s Redemption
by Jamie Schulz
Rating: 4.6

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Chained and enslaved, Jake Nichols is convinced he’ll die alone. In this new order where men are stripped of all power, he endures brutal torture at the hands of his female captor. He yearns for freedom, but when he’s hired out to build a ranch home for an outspoken beauty, long forgotten emotions overshadow his dreams of escape.

Monica Avery struggles to fill her heart in a loveless society. With marriage outlawed and romantic partners reduced to pawns, she’s given up hope of finding her soul mate. Until the rugged rancher building her shelter awakens deeply buried desires…