Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

A Dark and Stormy Tea
by Laura Childs
Rating: 4.5 #ad


A possible serial killer on the loose sends tea maven Theodosia Browning into a whirlwind of investigation in this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series.

It was a dark and stormy night, but that was the least of Theodosia Browning’s troubles. As she approaches St. Philips Graveyard, Theodosia sees two figures locked in a strange embrace. Wiping rain from her eyes, Theodosia realizes she has just witnessed a brutal murder and sees a dark-hooded figure slip away into the fog…

Terminal Velocity
by Lisa Phillips
Rating: 4.7 #ad


A last resort. One final chance for the future they want.

Joseph is the name they’ve given him. Before that, he was Casper – a trained killer. Now he’s been sidelined to a summer camp retreat center, and if he doesn’t make this work he’ll get kicked out of the Accountant’s Office program for good. The only problem is this retreat center is a hotbed of decades old mystery and murder – and missing treasure.

Medical Examiner Sarah Carlton wants to make chief. When the boss orders her to take a “vacation” volunteering at the retreat center she’s not exactly jazzed. But she’ll use the down time to work on the drug overdose deaths she’s been puzzled by lately…

Give unto Others
by Donna Leon
Rating: 4.4 #ad


Brunetti is forced to confront the price of loyalty, to his past and in his work, as a seemingly innocent request leads him into troubling waters.

Brunetti is approached for a favor by Elisabetta Foscarini, a woman he knows casually, but her mother was good to Brunetti’s mother, so he feels obliged to at least look into the matter privately, and not as official police business. Foscarini’s son-in-law, Enrico Fenzo, has alarmed his wife (her daughter) by confessing their family might be in danger because of something he’s involved with. Since Fenzo is an accountant, Brunetti logically suspects the cause of danger is related to the finances of a client. Yet his clients seem benign: an optician, a restaurateur, a charity established by his father-in-law.

Crook Q
by Rachel Newhouse
Rating: 4.3 #ad


Believing the chaos of her adventure on Mars is behind her, seventeen-year-old Philadelphia Smyrna, an unassimilated Christian, faces a restricted but uneventful future. That is until she and her friend Cea are taken hostage to blackmail Cea’s wickedly genius brother into completing the infamous superweapon Red Rain. If he succeeds, the government will have the power to dissolve entire cities with acid. Desperate, the girls make a break for it. Thrust into the streets with a gun she’s afraid to shoot, Philadelphia realizes her battle with Red Rain is far from over—and this time, turning it over to the authorities is not an option.

The Fallen
by C.N. Crawford
Rating: 4.4 #ad


The angel of death wants me to be his wife.

Most days, I steal from ships to earn a living. Not glamorous, admittedly, but it’s honest work. Okay, fine. It isn’t honest either, but it means I get to eat.

Until one night, a sinfully angel strides into my favorite dance hall and compels me to work for him. It isn’t just work, though. He wants me to be his wife in Castle Hades. Apparently, his prophetic dreams say I’ll help him become king…

The Roommate
by Ann-Marie Richards
Rating: 5.0 #ad


Keep calm and always watch your back…

Desperate to make ends meet after her husband vanishes, single-mom Lizzy rents out the spare room in her spacious house to a quiet college student, Brenda. That’s when strange things begin to happen. Items start to go missing and people begin to disappear in the close-knit upscale neighborhood. Is Brenda behind all of this? Could Lizzy prove it?

Lizzy soon realizes her new tenant isn’t who she appears to be…

Time After Tyme
by Kay DiBianca
Rating: 4.4 #ad



Nancy Drew meets Tom Sawyer in this delightful and thought-provoking romp through the third book in The Watch Series of clean mysteries. Secret codes and university intrigue combine to give Kathryn Frasier and Cece Goldman a new and puzzling mystery to solve. But things get dicey when two misguided young girls wander into the middle of the investigation and decide to solve it themselves.

Can Kathryn and Cece decipher the codes and protect the youngsters before the killer strikes again?

The Widow
by D.C. Brockwell
Rating: 4.1 #ad


Entomologist at the Royal Entomological Society, Aaron Pike is tasked with locating Professor Philip Jackson, a renowned arachnologist, who has gone missing.

Jackson is needed to help investigate a spate of black widow attacks in London. Reluctantly, Aaron takes young assistant Adele with him to Jackson’s home, which has been left derelict for some time. After visiting Jackson’s lab, Aaron finds out that Jackson hasn’t been seen in months. With the help of Jackson’s former assistant, Celia, Aaron and Adele unearth a shocking secret, experiments that Jackson and disgraced geneticist, Jonas Eckstein, have been conducting in secret on exotic spiders.

One U.G.L.Y. Marine Complete Series
by Michael Anderle
Rating: 5.0 #ad


Sometimes, situations are so ugly that only an ugly solution will suffice.

The settlers of Vale were determined to create a perfect civilization. However, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

They may have to unleash the secret weapon they have in their cyro hold. Is the galaxy ready for that?

Grab the complete series boxed set to dive into the adventures with One U.G.L.Y. Marine!