Mysteries

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat
by Sofie Kelly
Rating: 4.6

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When librarian Kathleen Paulson moved to Mayville Heights, Minnesota, she had no idea that two strays would nuzzle their way into her life. Owen is a tabby with a catnip addiction and Hercules is a stocky tuxedo cat who shares Kathleen’s fondness for Barry Manilow. But beyond all the fur and purrs, there’s something more to these kitties.

When murder interrupts Mayville’s Wild Rose Summer Music Festival, Kathleen finds herself the prime suspect.

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(A Magical Cats Cozy Mysteries)


Rising Silver Mist
by Olivia Wildenstein
Rating: 5.0

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First, I would never kill another person. But when a family friend murdered my father, I destroyed her with a power I didn’t even know I possessed. Second, I would never strike another bargain. But faeries could bring the dead back, so when Cruz offered to revive my father, I accepted. Third, I would never marry an enemy, but every bargain comes at a price. The price of mine: I had to marry Cruz and move to the faerie isle. For the first time in my life, I wondered if death wouldn’t be a kinder end.


A Bend in the Road
by Nicholas Sparks
Rating: 4.6

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Miles Ryan’s life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. As deputy sheriff of New Bern, North Carolina, he not only grieves for her and worries about their young son Jonah but longs to bring the unknown driver to justice. Then Miles meets Sarah Andrews, Jonah’s second-grade teacher. A young woman recovering from a difficult divorce, Sarah moved to New Bern hoping to start over.


Knightshade: Shadow Scourge
by John Grover
Rating: Brand New Release

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The Great War with Perdition has ended but all is not well in the continent of Eurone. Prince Quinn, half human, half shade, lives in exile at the hands of his father, King Harlequin. The King withers into depression, leaving the kingdom of Vanosia weakened and open to attack. It is now that the Shrouded Woman seeks vengeance for the death of her sister at the hands of Prince Quinn. She will stop at nothing to see the extermination of the royal family and all of Vanosia.

In this sequel to Knightshade: Perdition Bleeds, the forces of darkness and light will once again collide in an action-packed, fantasy tale of family secrets, dark history, forgiveness and redemption.


Down River
by Karen Harper
Rating: 4.6

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Attending a corporate retreat at a remote resort in Alaska, Lisa Vaughn is plunged into the frigid rapids of the Wild River. Swept away, battered and alone, she has been left for dead.

Lodge owner Mitch Braxton knows something is terribly wrong when Lisa fails to turn up for a private meeting to clear the air and close the book on their broken engagement. Embarking on a heroic search that takes him miles downriver, he saves Lisa from the deadly water, but not before they’ve been swept deep into the wilderness…


Cold Lake
by Jeff Carson
Rating: 4.5

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The truth emerges one piece at a time. When a fisherman reels in a plastic bag containing a severed human head from the depths of Cold Lake, Colorado, Sheriff David Wolf and his deputies scramble to the scene, and quickly realize there are more surprises to be found below.

Their grim discoveries reopen a cold case Wolf’s father worked twenty-two years ago, and Wolf must try to succeed where his father failed before him. Wolf has the advantage on his dad, however, because he has bodies. Lots of them.

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(David Wolf Mysteries)


Under One Sky
by Zoe Matthews
Rating: 4.6

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What if a touch of painting could transport you years back in time? What if a handsome man follows you to help you return to your own time?

2017: Destiny has always had a passion for art and loves her job at an art gallery in Denver. She had once wanted to be an artist herself, but discovered she found more joy in helping other people find the truly talented artists’ creations. Her life is simple but satisfying. 2045: Graham is a member of an elite secret agency called Time Travel Guardians. His job is to travel to different time periods and collects time travel devices to bring them to his own time, and store them in a safe government facility. The next device he was assigned to collect is a Clara Moore painting that has been found in an art gallery in Denver.

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(Time Travel Guardian)

Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

Class Reunions Are Murder
by Libby Klein
Rating: 4.8

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Newly widowed and stuck in a middle-aged funk, Poppy has been running on cookies, infomercials, and one-sided chats with her cat for months. There’s no way on earth she’s attending her twenty-five-year class reunion – especially after receiving a very bizarre letter from Barbie, the popular cheerleader who taunted her all through high school. At least, not until Poppy’s best friend practically drags her to the event . . .

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(A Poppy McAllister Cozy Mysteries)


Eyes of the Predator
by Glenn Trust
Rating: 4.5

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There was terror in her eyes. He smiled… He could be anyone. He looks like everyone. He looks like… us. Eyes scanning, searching, the predator stalks his next victim.

Within hours a backwater south Georgia county will be rocked by two seemingly unrelated murders that signal the arrival of a serial killer in the rural Southland. Hunting the killer and preventing the next brutal murder falls to a plainspoken country deputy and two agents of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). It is a race against time to save the next victim and the chase leads north from the swamps along the Florida line to the foothills of the Appalachians…


Esme’s Wish
by Elizabeth Foster
Rating: 4.7

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A warm-hearted, whimsical fantasy tale, with lashings of mystery, magic, and mythology, and prose that ‘flows like water.’ Prepare to fall in love with Esperance!

When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father’s wedding, her protest is dismissed as the action of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme’s mother, Ariane – so why can’t she? But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are covering up the real reason for her mother’s disappearance – that ‘lost at sea’ is code for something more terrible, something she has a right to know…


The Last Undercover: True Story
by Bob Hamer
Rating: 4.5

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A provocative read about several compelling undercover cases with vital and original source material which will greatly help communities to minimize harm to our children. “I don’t think a story could be any more gripping… Every story is better than the one before it, and what’s most stunning of all is that it’s all true!” – Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author A Look Inside: These offenders began their quest in full view of an unsuspecting public.


We Run Bad
by John Curry
Rating: 4.1

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America’s in the throes of the Great Recession, and Tim’s dreams of flipping a house have collapsed along with the housing market. After abandoning his new home as a lost cause, he’s caught up in the poker craze and moves to Atlantic City with a new dream of “playing poker for a living”, but soon finds himself stuck in a dizzying spell of bad luck at the card tables. Or maybe he just sucks at poker, like everybody else.

His money all gone, and finding that it’s actually difficult to drink oneself to death at 1am, he’s suddenly offered a chance to make his money back, and then some, by running an underground poker game in New York City. Once in New York, Tim finds himself on the road to recovery and making real money for the first time–but at what cost?


The Covenant
by James A. Michener, Steve Berry
Rating: 4.6

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James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness. From the Java-born Van Doorn family tree springs two great branches: one nurtures lush vineyards, the other settles the interior to become the first Trekboers and Afrikaners. The Nxumalos, inhabitants of a peaceful village unchanged for centuries, unite warrior tribes into the powerful Zulu nation.


House of Secrets Super Boxset
by Alexandria Clarke, Roger Hayden
Rating: 4.5

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Mystery masterminds Alexandria Clarke, author of “The Haunting of Winchester Mansion”, and Roger Hayden, author of “The Haunting of Bechdel Mansion”, which have collectively accumulated 250+ five-star reviews come together in this SUPER BOX SET for the first time! That’s TWO complete book SERIES comprised of SIX NOVELS.

In the small town of Black Bay, a vacant, forgotten house sits atop an overlooking bluff. When Bailey and Bodhi Taylor move in and begin renovations, the house seems perfect. But things move on their own, screams echo from the basement, and Bailey sees a shadowy figure out of the corner of her eye. Is the house haunted? And if it is, what does the ghost want with Bailey?

Tuesday’s Mystery eBooks

The Trouble with Murder
by Kathy Krevat
Rating: 4.6

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Between dealing with her newly rural life, her grumpy, sports-obsessed father, and preparing to showcase her products in the local Sunnyside Power Mom’s trade show, Colbie has more on her plate than she bargained for. Luckily, she has her official taste-tester, Trouble, by her side to vet her Meow-io Batali Gourmet Cat Food line. Things look promising—until one of the Power Moms is found dead—with an engraved Meow-io specialty knife buried in her chest.


Unnatural Exposure: Scarpetta
by Patricia Cornwell
Rating: 4.3

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Kay Scarpetta finds herself pitted against a possible bioterrorist in this suspense-filled read from #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell.

When a woman turns up dismembered in a landfill, Scarpetta initially suspects the work of a serial killer she’s been tracking. But her investigation turns far more dangerous when she realizes the victim’s skin is covered in an unusual rash – and Scarpetta herself may have just been exposed to a deadly virus.

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(Kay Scarpetta Mysteries)


The Folly of Life: Witty Wise Words For Mankind
by Michael F. Kaufmann
Rating: 4.4

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Smile if you can, laugh if can’t. 

“The folly of life” presents an ironic and funny outlook on the true nature of life. It addresses a number of different disciplines which will widen and enrich the readers’ perspective on reality. Humor is an intrinsic part of Kaufmann’s writing and is either presented directly – “If you’re dead serious than you’re seriously dead”, or indirectly – as an advice “if you want to guarantee the popularity of your next book, be sure to insert in it as many flattering photos of its readers”. The book is an easy read intended for readers who can smile with one eye and shed a tear with the other.


Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier
by Mark Frost
Rating: 4.3

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The crucial sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Secret History of Twin Peaks, this novel bridges the two series, and takes you deeper into the mysteries raised by the new series.

The return of Twin Peaks is one of the most anticipated events in the history of television. The subject of endless speculation, shrouded in mystery, fans will come flocking to see Mark Frost and David Lynch’s inimitable vision once again grace the screen. Featuring all the characters we know and love from the first series, as well as a list of high-powered actors in new roles, the show will be endlessly debated, discussed, and dissected.


Veins of Gold
by Charlie N. Holmberg
Rating: Brand New Release

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Desperate to save her siblings from poverty, a young woman discovers magic fueled by gold . . . and a love for the man who wields it.

Abandoned by their father for the gold rush, Gentry and her siblings labor to survive alone in the inhospitable west. When bizarre natural disasters begin wreaking havoc on the land, Gentry discovers a world of magic. Desperate for help, she accepts aid from a mysterious stranger.


A Prisoner of Birth
by Jeffrey Archer
Rating: 4.6

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If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson the day before, or the day after, he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend. But when the four prosecution witnesses are a barrister, a popular actor, an aristocrat, and the youngest partner in an established firm’s history, who is going to believe your side of the story?

Monday’s Mystery eBooks

Trouble in Triplicate
by Rex Stout
Rating: 4.5

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They all thought they were about to die . . . and they were right. Dazy Perrit was an underworld kingpin until a hail of bullets sent him into early retirement. Ben Jensen was a well-connected publisher until a determined gunman severed all his connections. Eugene R. Poor made novelties like exploding cigars until one of them blew him to kingdom come. Only the gourmet sleuth, Nero Wolfe, and his sidekick, Archie Goodwin, can solve the deadly equation of murder times three.

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(A Nero Wolfe Mysteries)


Heroes & Villains: A Superhero Collection
by Multiple Authors
Rating: Brand New Release

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In this ten novel boxed set, indie publishing’s greatest superhero authors will introduce you to the heroes that save the world and the villains scheming to destroy it. Whether you like dystopian heroes, modern capes and cowls, champions of a bygone era, or guardians past their prime, you’ll love the high-octane adventure in this boxed set. Buy Heroes and Villains today and suit up for the ride of a lifetime!


Unplanned
by Alana Terry
Rating: 4.4

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When missionary kid Kennedy Stern volunteers at a local pregnancy center, she has no idea a mysterious phone call is about to change her life … Or destroy it.

Her first day on the job, Kennedy meets a girl who’s far too young to be pregnant. A girl Kennedy will risk everything to rescue … whether she wants to or not. How far would you go to save a life?

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(A Kennedy Stern Mysteries)


Before Her Eyes
by Rebecca Forster
Rating: 4.2

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In a remote mountain community, the execution of a grocer and the abduction of a world-renowned model leave Sheriff Dove Connolley searching for a connection, two killers and a woman who is running for her life.

Obsessed with finding Tessa Bradley before it’s too late, Dove’s investigation leads him into a shadowy world where nothing is as it seems, hope is bought and paid for and death has many faces.


Altered Carbon
by Richard K. Morgan
Rating: 4.2

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In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person’s consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or “sleeve”) making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

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(Takeshi Kovacs Mysteries)


The Haunting of Hardstone Jail
by Amy Cross
Rating: 4.3

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Sent to Hardstone for a horrific crime she doesn’t remember committing, Amanda Weir just wants to be ignored and forgotten. Soon, however, she discovers that the ghost isn’t the only horror lurking within the prison’s walls. Horrific experiments are being conducted on prisoners, and Amanda is quickly put to work assisting the barbaric Dr. Bell. How are these experiments tied to the ghostly girl, and what evil force is threatening to throw the entire jail into chaos?


The P.R.I.M.E.R. Goal Setting Method
by Damon Zahariades
Rating: 4.9

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Are you sick and tired of setting goals that rarely pan out? Are you frustrated with pursuing dreams that never come to pass? If so, you’ll love The P.R.I.M.E.R. Goal Setting Method.

Imagine knowing you can accomplish anything you set out to do. Imagine pursuing a new skill, a coveted promotion, a promising relationship, a toned physique, or financial independence, without a shred of doubt that you’ll succeed.