Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

Murder in Georgetown
by Margaret Truman
Rating: 4.1 #ad


When the corpse of a young woman is found floating down Washington’s C&O Canal, everyone is shocked to learn the victim is none other than Valerie Frolich—a senator’s daughter, Georgetown graduate, and a rising star in the cutthroat world of investigative journalism.

Washington Post reporter Joe Potamos is good at unearthing the skeletons in the nation’s capital, so when he’s assigned the Frolich story, he immediately senses this case is rife with secrets. As he digs further to uncover the truth about Valerie’s death, it soon becomes apparent someone wanted the young, beautiful reporter dead.

Skin Flicks
by Duncan Ralston
Rating: 3.9 #ad


Extreme Horror Collection From the Twisted Mind That Brought You WOOM.

In Skin, former Golden Era-porn star Larry Walker gets a shot at the role of a lifetime… only to discover it may be his final role ever. The dark side of the porn industry has bred a monster with a penchant for recreating “classic” scenes. And Larry isn’t the first actor The Doll has kidnapped to make his twisted “film.”

Old friends reconnect over a dead body and a peculiar infection in “Bait,” one that makes Alexa crave sex with strangers which usually ends fatally for her partners. The trouble is, Brook’s had a secret crush on Alexa since grade school, but will she be willing to do anything to help her friend?

Where Are the Children Now?
by Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
Rating: 4.6 #ad


Of the fifty-six bestsellers the “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark published in her lifetime, Where Are the Children? was her biggest, selling millions of copies and forever transforming the genre of suspense fiction. In that story, a young California mother named Nancy Harmon was convicted of murdering her two children. Though released on a technicality, she was abandoned by her husband and became such a pariah in the media that she was forced to move across the country to Cape Cod, change her identity and appearance, and start a new life. Years later her two children from a second marriage, Mike and Melissa, would go missing, and Nancy yet again became the prime suspect – but this time, Nancy was able to confront the secrets buried in her past and rescue her kids from a dangerous predator.

by Elyse Hoffman
Rating: 3.9 #ad


A heart-wrenching WW2 story of forbidden love and torn allegiances.

Franz Keidel is a monstrous SS soldier: loyal, hateful, and devoted to Hitler. With a cold heart, he hunts down his Führer’s enemies, but one fateful mission will fracture his shield of ice.

While hunting for Jews, Franz stumbles across a familiar face: Amos Auman, his childhood friend. Amos is the only source of joy in Franz’s life, but he is also a Jew. Unable to bring himself to kill his friend, Franz vows to protect Amos from his fellow Nazis.

Mr. Mercedes
by Stephen King
Rating: 4.4 #ad


The stolen Mercedes emerges from the pre-dawn fog and plows through a crowd of men and women on line for a job fair in a distressed American city. Then the lone driver backs up, charges again, and speeds off, leaving eight dead and more wounded. The case goes unsolved and ex-cop Bill Hodges is out of hope when he gets a letter from a man who loved the feel of death under the Mercedes’s wheels…

Brady Hartsfield wants that rush again, but this time he’s going big, with an attack that would take down thousands – unless Hodges and two new unusual allies he picks up along the way can throw a wrench in Hartsfield’s diabolical plans.

The Crimson Maple
by C.R. Eaton
Rating: 5.0 #ad


At the heart of the forest lies a dark secret…

Kelvin Forest provides a place of serenity for historian Hugo and his friend Den, a strange-looking boy with superhuman strength. Hugo spends his days studying ancient texts in the nearby town of Harten while Den keeps busy doing what boys do in a place where people won’t make fun of him.

Their peace is interrupted when a bounty hunter named Grill stops by and inquires about a wanted man believed to be in the area. At about the same time, pets start disappearing from town, and they agree to team up to investigate the forest.

by Frank Wheeler
Rating: 5.0 #ad


Dakota Thorne was happy to get home to his wife. After six years building the Transcontinental Railroad, all he wanted was a bed, a home, and a woman to love.
Until the night Crawford Lory had it all ripped away.

Dakota almost lost his life. Instead, he just lost the life he’d dreamed of.

Now, a year later, it looks like Crawford may have been acting on someone else’s orders. His boss tells him it was Chen Hai, Chinatown’s most infamous opium dealer. Chen says it’s his boss, Pat Buzzard, a railroad tycoon turned gambling hall magnate.