Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

Flirting With Death
by Patricia Grasso
Rating: 4.6 #ad


Zara Romano sees dead people. New England’s best mortician, Zara and two of her older brothers own Romano Funeral Home in Salem, Massachusetts. Zara is a mingling of two nationalities, Irish and Italian. She’s Irish on the outside, complete with red hair, blue eyes and freckles, but she’s Italian on the inside, with a temper to match. The youngest sibling of seven and the only female, Zara loves her brothers but thinks they’re too bossy. Two of her brothers serve on the Salem Police Force, one is police chief and the other a detective.

Zara’s two widowed nanas live next door. She can always rely on a home-cooked meal, unless her nanas are trolling funerals for new boyfriends. Another bossy man in her life is Zara’s ex-boyfriend, Marcello Ponti…

Dead Like You
by Peter James
Rating: 4.3 #ad


The Metropole Hotel, Brighton. After a heady New Year’s Eve ball, a woman is attacked as she returns to her room. A week later, another woman is assaulted. Both victims’ shoes are taken by the offender . . .

Roy Grace soon realizes that these new cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes in the city back in 1997. Dubbed ‘Shoe Man’, the perpetrator was believed to have attacked five women before murdering his sixth victim and vanishing. Could this be a copycat, or has Shoe Man resurfaced?

Tricks and Treachery
by Sherri Stewart
Rating: 5.0 #ad


Was she her sister’s keeper? Leah was all the family Brynn Kingston had left, and she’d made that promise to her mother before she passed away to take care of her little sister. But when she learned Leah was engaged to a man she’d met online—a man who probably didn’t exist at least in the form he presented online—Brynn knew she had to expose the scammer before her sister’s small nest egg was gone. But then she met the scammer face-to-face. Best-laid plans.

Was he his brother’s keeper? Although Ben Fisher had been shunned by his community and his parents, he stayed as close as he dared so he could keep an eye on his family—his ailing father who depended on his younger brother, Samuel, to run the farm, and Sam himself who spent a few afternoons a week helping out in Ben’s office.

The Fourth Shadow
by Amy Cross
Rating: 4.4 #ad


The year is 1970, and Sister June arrives in New York to investigate reports of a vampire. Teaming up with an old friend, she soon finds herself drawn into the world of the mysterious Count Bastiani. But is Bastiani really what he seems to be, or has the First Order been duped?

As June continues her investigation, she’s forced to confront a shocking crisis of faith. When tragedy strikes, all her certainties begin to fade and she finds herself questioning some of her deepest beliefs. Can she discover the truth about Bastiani, or will he bring her entire world crashing down? And what other sinister force is lurking in the shadows, waiting to make its move?

The Curse of the Shadow God
by Abbey Fox
Rating: 4.7 #ad


Forced into an arranged marriage, a sorceress will stop at nothing to regain her freedom.

Violet Elder escapes her wedding night and sets out to find the family she was stolen from as a child. The Society of Crows is already hunting her, and every moment she spends in the Kingdom is one moment closer to death.

When her new husband, Gavin Luna catches her in the City of Scoria, undeniable chemistry blurs the line between friend and foe. He’s her enemy, and after being betrayed by everyone she considers a friend, how can she let down her guard to trust him of all people?

Deep River
by Karl Marlantes
Rating: 4.5 #ad


Born into a farm family, the three Koski siblings – Ilmari, Matti, and Aino – are raised to maintain their grit and resiliency in the face of hardship. This lesson in sisu takes on special meaning when their father is arrested by imperial Russian authorities, never to be seen again. Lured by the prospects of the Homestead Act, Ilmari and Matti set sail for America, while young Aino, feeling betrayed and adrift after her Marxist cell is exposed, follows soon after.

The brothers establish themselves among a logging community in southern Washington, not far from the Columbia River. In this New World, they each find themselves – Ilmari as the family’s spiritual rock; Matti as a fearless logger and entrepreneur; and Aino as a fiercely independent woman and union activist who is willing to make any sacrifice for the cause that sustains her.

No More Darkness
by Stacey Wilk
Rating: 4.0 #ad


Wedding Planner Aria Scirocco has her life on track after her divorce. She’s engaged to a stable and pragmatic man. Her company is doing well, and her biggest client is getting married this weekend. Nothing can jeopardize all her hard work. Except a snowstorm derails her plans and dumps her ex-husband and their unfinished business in her path.

Hawk Egan wants his ex-wife back. When the storm strands Aria, he jumps at the opportunity to come to her rescue. Getting stuck in a hotel without power is a bonus. As long as the snow continues to fall, he has a shot to make her love him again…