Tuesday’s Mystery eBooks

Murder in First Class
by Helena Dixon
Rating: 4.4 #ad


All aboard a train bound for… murder.

Kitty Underhay is looking forward to a week of long lunches and wedding planning with her husband-to-be, Captain Matthew Bryant. But the plan is derailed when he is called on to collect a former comrade-in-arms, arriving on the 15:50 from Bakerloo. As the train bearing Simon Travers pulls up to the platform, a piercing scream rises over the screech of its brakes. Travers is dead in his seat, a dagger in his heart.

Who gave this defenceless man a one-way ticket to the next life? And why? And could Matt’s close connection put him at risk? Only a few individuals had access to Travers’s compartment, and Kitty must find out which of these seemingly benign passengers is in fact a cross-country killer.

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(A Miss Underhay Mysteries)

The Resentment
by T. O. Paine
Rating: 4.4 #ad


An Emotional Thriller With a Shocking Twist

“An energetic, enthralling tale of dangerous family secrets.”Kirkus Reviews

Lauren Kaine has everything she ever wanted — a fabulous home, a shiny Lexus, a bright sixteen-year-old son, and a loving husband with a lucrative internet career. Tonight, she walks hand-in-hand with William beneath the lustrous Seattle sky, celebrating twenty-two years of marriage.

But they’re not alone.

A mysterious black Audi comes out of nowhere and chases William onto a bridge. He shouts, “They’re here for the card,” and falls to his death. Enraged, Lauren attacks the car, but the tinted windows hide the driver’s face, and it speeds away.

Running with the Enemy
by Lloyd Lofthouse
Rating: 4.2 #ad


While serving in Vietnam, Ethan Card, a loyal U.S. Marine, is framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Labeled a traitor, he’s on the run, desperate to prove his innocence, or he’ll never go home again. Ethan has a choice to make, save the Vietnamese woman he loves from two murdering psychopaths, or prove his innocence. He can’t have both.

“Ethan Card, a Marine fighting in Vietnam, is about to become a patsy for a cruel, power hungry rogue CIA agent who only wants to cover up his own crimes…” by Amazon Customer

Dragon Teeth
by Michael Crichton
Rating: 4.2 #ad


The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America’s western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition…

Escape from Yokai Land
by Stross Charles
Rating: 4.0 #ad


Escape from Yokai Land explains what he was doing there.

Bob’s been assigned to work with the Miyamoto Group, checking the wards that lock down Japan’s warded sites—a task previously handled by his predecessor Dr. Angleton, the Eater of Souls. This mostly involves policing yokai: traditional magical beings, increasingly grown more annoying and energetic.

But then Bob’s simple trip turns into a deadly confrontation with the ultimate yokai. It’s massively powerful. It’s pink. And it says “Hello.”

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(Laundry Files Mysteries)

Servant of The Skull
by Edita A. Petrick
Rating: 4.0 #ad


History at your fingertips can be a dangerous thing…

Gia was sixteen years old when a terrifying jumble of images invaded her head. The swirl of lives lived was horrifying and fascinating at once. The former made her conceal her gift with education. She became a student of history—forensic reconstructive specialist. It was the only way she could let her talent drive her hands—to recreate images of those who lived, loved and lost their lives thousands of years ago. The latter made her accept a dangerous consulting job in Greece.

It sounded simple: Reconstruct skulls of three plane crash victims. Positive identification was needed for insurance purposes. A tragic, but seemingly routine job of identification. Except her extraordinary abilities show her it’s anything but…

by James Leonard
Rating: 4.4 #ad


Lawman Nathan Pace was looking forward to retirement. Until the Thrasher brothers forced him back into action.

One minute, Nathan was talking to a pretty girl on the train. The next, they were off the tracks and surrounded by Brent Thrasher’s men. Or is it?

When the smoke cleared, Nathan’s mother and brother were dead…

By the time they run into each other again, Nathan’s not alone. He’s joined by Sarah Meade, a beautiful woman intent on seeking revenge against Brent Thrasher. Together, they chase the brothers down. But getting to the outlaws isn’t as easy or as straightforward as they’d hoped. The Thrashers have a gang of men ready to do their bidding.

Real Murders
by Charlaine Harris
Rating: 4.4 #ad


Author of the books that inspired True Blood on HBO and Midnight, Texas on NBC

Aurora Teagarden, small town librarian and true crime buff, is looking forward to the monthly meeting of the Real Murders Society, a group of fellow crime enthusiasts who share a unique interest in historical murders. The Society meetings are the highlight of Roe’s social life in sleepy Lawrenceville, Georgia, and she’s ready for a quiet night of discussion, coffee, and cookies. But after she finds the body of a Society member in a staged crime scene eerily similar to the one the group was supposed to discuss that very night, Roe finds herself at the center of a murderous story of her own.

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(An Aurora Teagarden Mysteries)