Monday’s Mystery eBooks

Miss Marple’s B&B
by Glenda Manus
Rating: 4.7 #ad


It’s Christmas in Park Place. Agatha O’Malley has lived a charmed life as the wife of the wealthiest doctor in town, but it all comes to an end when Charlie dies suddenly and his fortune goes missing. Each Christmas since his passing, she’s led a bah-humbug existence. But to ease the financial burden, Agatha turns her Victorian home into a Bed and Breakfast and the darkness fades as each new guest arrives bringing a little Christmas magic into her life.

Humor, mystery and a little bit of romance are in store for Agatha in this cozy Southern mystery.

Where Dandelions Sway
by Vanessa Luther
Rating: 4.3 #ad


My name is Paul. About a year ago, I moved my family to the country for some peace of mind and security. I love them and would do anything in my power to protect them. They think I have a temper. A bad temper. Maybe I do. Three armed men are in our home right this very moment holding us hostage. My wife and children are shaken to the core. The last thing I ever expected was intruders in my own home. The last thing they ever expected was me.

On a Friday afternoon in the small town of Glen Ridge, three armed men invade the home of Paul and Alexis Hudson. The Hudson’s find themselves in a life or death situation where tempers flare, demands soar and repercussions loom. On the surface, the invasion appears to be a simple robbery.

The Day After Always
by Charles Earl Harrel
Rating: 4.9 #ad


Heaven is not exactly what Jesse Walt expected. After his arrival, he wonders about the purpose for redemption and what individuals are supposed to do for all of eternity. He meets other forever residents with similar concerns.

Following a rally at Patriarch Plaza, Jesse and four advocates embrace a clarion call to leave the familiar behind, much like Abraham did, and sojourn to a new land. The Eskaonites, who dwell in this mysterious place, face an unknown wickedness but lack the spiritual discernment to perceive its danger. Without divine intervention, their societies will likely perish. Some inhabitants accept the newcomers and join their undertaking; others thwart their efforts. Only time will tell if the group succeeds in their mission.

The Bones of the Story
by Carol Goodman
Rating: 4.1 #ad


“One of the best and smartest locked-room mysteries I’ve read in a long time. A page-turner with both heart and brains. Don’t miss it!”David Bell, New York Times bestselling author of Try Not to Breathe and She’s Gone

One by one, their pasts will reveal the deadly truth…

It’s been twenty-five years since the shocking disappearance of a female student and the distinguished Creative Writing professor who died while searching for her. The Briarwood College community has never forgotten the double tragedy. Now, the college President is bringing together faculty, donors, and alumni to honor the victims from all those years ago.

My Canvas Bag
by Lucas Kinkaid
Rating: 4.4 #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.

Casino Royale
by Ian Fleming
Rating: 4.4 #ad



“Le Chiffre” is a ruthless operative and the accountant for a soviet SMERSH cell in France, but he’s on the verge of disaster after gambling away his client’s money. Taking the last of his stash, he lures a dozen wealthy players to a high-stakes baccarat game, hoping to hustle his way whole.

The British Secret Service would like to see this red thorn plucked from the hide of Europe, and sends their best card sharp, James Bond, to bankrupt Le Chiffre for good.

The Throne of Broken Gods
by Amber V. Nicole
Rating: 4.5 #ad


But it was not this world. No, it was mine. It was Dianna.

The world quakes in fear as the last shred of Dianna’s humanity is ripped from her. As it should. Grief consumes Dianna, burning away any semblance of good within her and threatening the budding relationship between her and Liam. Now, Liam must pull her back from the brink of complete damnation before time runs out.

The Lives Left Behind
by Tova Aviram-Zylberg
Rating: 4.6 #ad


Four lives, two families, one joint fate.

Lublin, 1941. Yosseleh Karlinski was born to a family of great Jewish rabbis. Gifted with a keen mind and unique talent for chess, he earned the respect and admiration of those around him – especially his childhood friend, Christina. But everything changes when the Germans conquer Lublin, forcing Yosseleh into a new reality in the cramped Lublin Ghetto.

In a place where death can come from any direction and the only way to survive is by hanging on to what little you have, Yosseleh survives thanks to Christina’s visits to the ghetto and, surprisingly, by catching the eye of the most unexpected person imaginable – the chess-loving ghetto commander, Ludwig.

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World
by C. A. Fletcher
Rating: 4.6 #ad


My name’s Griz. I’ve never been to school, I’ve never had friends, and in my whole life I’ve not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, before all the people went away. But we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs.

Then the thief came.

by Newt Gingrich, Pete Earley
Rating: 4.5 #ad


Brooke Grant has been waging war against terrorism since her parents were murdered during 9/11, keenly aware that violence transcends borders. But after a coordinated attack on the president at a Washington power broker’s funeral, she realizes that the enemy is closer than she’d ever imagined, hiding in plain sight. The Falcon has gained a weapon no terrorist has ever wielded before: an American-born traitor burrowed inside the U.S. government itself.

Major Grant’s deadly chess match with the Falcon turns personal when he issues a fatwa against her and those she loves. Can she unmask the traitor and stop the Falcon’s most skilled assassin sent to kill her before he strikes?