Friday’s Mystery eBooks
Josephine’s Guest House Quilt
by Ann Hazelwood
Rating: 4.5 #ad
Kate Meyr’s new inn is opening, but a resident ghost has already checked in.Second in the East Perry County series from the author of The Forgiving Quilt.
Kate Meyr continues to be charmed by the beauty of Borna, Missouri. Now, after encouragement from her friends, Clark and Ellie, she decides to turn her home into a guest house which East Perry County desperately needs. Wanting to acknowledge Dr. Paulson and his wife, Josephine, whose spirit still haunts the home, she names her new business Josephine’s Guest House. Kate also commissions a quilt to be made by her friend Ruth Ann to hang in the entry hall for guests to sign…
by Daniel Silva
Rating: 4.6 #ad
Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one . . .
Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with sixteen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back—from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East. His brilliant creation, Gabriel Allon—art restorer, assassin, spy—has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Simon Templar.
Suppression and Suspicion
by Mel Starr
Rating: 4.5 #ad
Edmund Harkins has gone missing.
Few would confess to liking the man – a wife-beater and distinctly unsavoury character – so when some hungry pigs disinter his corpse in a shallow grave, there is hardly an outpouring of grief.
However, this intensifies the problem Sir Hugh faces: as bailiff of Bampton it is his duty to discover who has slain Edmund. But if he does, he will earn the enmity of villagers who are pleased the scoundrel is dead, and who knows what repercussions might follow?
The Couple at the Table
by Sophie Hannah
Rating: 3.5 #ad
Honeymooners at a posh resort receive an ominous warning with deadly consequences in the latest gripping, twisty psychological thriller from New York Times bestselling author Sophie Hannah.
Jane and William are enjoying their honeymoon at an exclusive couples-only resort…
…until Jane receives a chilling note warning her to “Beware of the couple at the table nearest to yours.” At dinner that night, five other couples are present, and none of their tables is any nearer or farther away than any of the others. It’s almost as if someone has set the scene in order to make the warning note meaningless—but why would anyone do that?
In Name Only
by Carol Kilgore
Rating: 4.6 #ad
No home. No family. No place to hide. For Summer Newcombe, that’s only the beginning.
The night Summer escapes from a burning Padre Island eatery and discovers the arsonist is stalking her, is the same night she meets Fire Captain Gabriel Duran. As much as she’s attracted to Gabe, five years in the Federal Witness Security Program because of her father’s testimony against a mob boss have taught her the importance of being alone and invisible.
No matter how much she yearns for a real home, Summer relinquished that option the night she killed the man who murdered her father. But Gabe breaks down her guard and places both of them in danger.
by Adam Hamdy
Rating: 4.1 #ad
An exiled agent out for revenge. A hidden enemy stoking hate. A clandestine war with no rules.
The world is in turmoil and nothing is as it seems. Radical extremists are on the rise, using new threats and new technologies to divide and disrupt. With governments, the military and intelligence agencies being outmanoeuvred at every step, borders are breaking down and the old espionage rules are obsolete. To fight this war a new doctrine is needed and one man will make the difference.
The Alien Years
by Robert Silverberg
Rating: 4.0 #ad
When aliens invade, a generations-long struggle begins against an impenetrable enemy in this sci-fi epic from the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author.
The Entities have arrived on Earth, fifteen feet tall with impenetrable defenses and inscrutable motives. As conquerors, they have no demands, no explanations, simply harsh consequences should they be challenged. Releasing a plague and plunging the world into a new Dark Age, the Entities seem unbeatable. But, one family at least—the Carmichael clan led by Colonel Anson Carmichael—will never give up the resistance.