Monday’s Mystery eBooks

Madness in Maggody
by Joan Hess
Rating: 4.2 #ad


Chief of Police Arly Hanks will do whatever it takes to keep Maggody from losing its mind in this charming cozy mystery.

In a town as peculiar as Maggody, Arkansas, it doesn’t take much to tip the community into chaos. When Mayor Jim Bob Buchanon’s SuperSaver Buy 4 Less takes out a full-page ad boasting the new supermarket’s authentic tamales, gourmet deli counter, and various other bells and whistles, every restaurateur in town fears that Jim Bob is going to put him out of business. So when it comes time for the Buy 4 Less’s gala opening, one citizen decides to play dirty, slipping something into Jim Bob’s famous tamale sauce that leaves twenty-three unsuspecting attendees sick with food poisoning—and one dead.

The Girl in the River
by Rita Herron
Rating: 4.6 #ad


The body lay in the river, arms outstretched. Long brown hair swirled in all directions, flowing with the current of the water. Her eyes were wide open in death, pale pink lips parted in a scream.

Detective Ellie Reeves should be enjoying the wedding of her dear friend Mia Norman. But instead of celebrating, she is frantically searching for the missing bride. Something is terribly wrong—just hours ago, Mia was blissfully happy. Why would she suddenly vanish?

Bursting through the dressing room, Ellie finds it in disarray—chairs overturned, a perfume bottle shattered. Hiding in the bathroom is Mia’s six-year-old daughter Pixie, curled in a ball and sobbing her heart out.

White Spider
by Cameron Curtis
Rating: 4.5 #ad


Two superpowers face off at the top of the world. Between them stands one man – his name is Breed. The Marshal Zhukov, a Russian submarine, has sunk without a trace. The Americans know where the wreck lies, the Russians don’t.

Anya Stein is running an operation to salvage the submarine and its hypersonic cruise missiles. The Spider, a top secret research vessel, will lift the wreck from the floor of the Greenland Sea. Everything goes according to plan… until Stein’s right-hand man on the Spider is murdered. Stein rushes Breed to the Spider to find the killer.

The Nightmare Man
by J. H. Markert
Rating: 4.3 #ad


Blackwood mansion looms, surrounded by nightmare pines, atop the hill over the small town of Crooked Tree. Ben Bookman, bestselling novelist and heir to the Blackwood estate, spent a weekend at the ancestral home to finish writing his latest horror novel, The Scarecrow. Now, on the eve of the book’s release, the terrible story within begins to unfold in real life.

Detective Mills arrives at the scene of a gruesome murder: a family butchered and bundled inside cocoons stitched from corn husks, and hung from the rafters of a barn, eerily mirroring the opening of Bookman’s latest novel…

The Fold
by Peter Clines
Rating: 4.1 #ad


A page-turning science-fiction thriller from the author of Paradox Bound and the Ex-Heroes series. Step into the fold. It’s perfectly safe.

The folks in Mike Erikson’s small New England town would say he’s just your average, everyday guy. And that’s exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he’s chosen isn’t much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he’s content with his quiet and peaceful existence.

That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve: far out in the California desert, a team of DARPA scientists has invented a device they affectionately call the Albuquerque Door.

The Night She Disappeared
by Lisa Jewell
Rating: 4.4 #ad


On a beautiful summer night in a charming English suburb, a young woman and her boyfriend disappear after partying at the massive country estate of a new college friend.

One year later, a writer moves into a cottage on the edge of the woods that border the same estate. Known locally as the Dark Place, the dense forest is the writer’s favorite place for long walks and it’s on one such walk that she stumbles upon a mysterious note that simply reads, “DIG HERE.”

My Canvas Bag
by Lucas Kinkaid
Rating: 4.3 #ad


Mark is a young man born into a bad situation. His parents drink too much, and his family often forgets him. He works hard to hide the harsh reality of his home life from those around him. Mark does this to avoid feeling shame. He escapes the chaos of his family by spending time in nearby woods. Mark keeps a canvas bag hidden close to his house. It contains blankets, a flashlight, cans of food, a transistor radio, things to read, and more. It has everything he needs to escape from his family’s dysfunction for a while. Mark truly enjoys the peace and solitude he finds in the woods.

He constantly struggles with the judgments of others when it comes to his family. It hurts Mark when people share their negative opinions about he and his family. He is often avoided by other kids and usually not included in things.

“The book is very emotional; it is well written, and you actually feel like you’re going through the emotional turmoil yourself. All families have dysfunction; some talk about it and some don’t Mark, the main character, lived through dysfunction no one should deal with, and yet somehow managed to survive through it. Very thought provoking. Good read.” by Amazon Customer

Deep Craving: A Collection of Poems
by Joe Giampaolo
Rating: 4.6 #ad


#1 New Release, Amazon Canada and Amazon Italy (Canadian Poetry)

– An Amazon Top 100 Bestseller in the USA, Canada, and Italy (Poetry, English)

– Gold Medal, Literary Titan Book Awards (March 2023)

Deep Craving is Joe Giampaolo’s first book of poetry and is a compilation of 35 poems that are inspiring and romantic and with a dream-like atmosphere. With each poem, the author celebrates passion or tackles topics of social justice and personal grief. With Deep Craving, Joe takes the reader on a roller-coaster of emotions with his raw and vibrant style of poetry and makes no apologies for his dives into the darkest and most remote spheres of the human psyche in search of love, beauty, truth, redemption, compassion and acceptance.