Friday’s Mystery eBooks

Anything For A Mystery
by Cynthia Hickey
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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A dead body. The only member of her neighborhood watch. A killer moves closer

Stormi Nelson, best-selling romance author, moved into her huge Victorian house in the private community of Oak Meadows Estates. When her agent tells her that her characters are becoming too cardboard and that she needs to get out and mingle with people, she comes up with the idea of a Neighborhood Watch Program. The problem is … she’s the only member.


Out of Nowhere
by Sandra Brown
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown returns with a fast-paced, emotional thriller where the lives of a young mother and a high-rolling consultant collide under devastating circumstances—culminating in a desperate manhunt that will change their futures forever.

At a Texas county fair, amidst carousels and a bustling midway, children’s book author Elle Portman is enjoying a rare night out with her favorite cowboy: her two-year-old son, Charlie. But just as they’re about to head home, the unthinkable happens: a shooter opens fire into the crowd, causing widespread panic to erupt all around them.


The Last Kingdom
by Steve Berry
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From celebrated New York Times bestselling author, Steve Berry, comes the latest Cotton Malone adventure, in which the discovery of a lost historical document challenges the global might of the United States.

King Ludwig II of Bavaria was an enigmatic figure who was deposed in 1886, mysteriously drowning three days later. Eccentric to the point of madness, in the years before he died Ludwig engaged in a worldwide search for a new kingdom. One separate from Bavaria, a place he could retreat to and rule as he wished. But a question remains: Did he succeed?


Trial by Fire
by Terri Blackstock
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Pastor and fireman Nick Foster found the body in the inferno engulfing his church. From the bullet wound in the head, it’s clear this is no ordinary fire victim. The quiet community of Newpointe, reeling from the shock of the dead man’s identity, struggles with the agonizing question: who did it—and why? Paramedic Issie Mattreaux is no icon of virtue, but she cares enough about her teenage nephew, Jake, to track him down when he turns up missing. Only, what she finds is far more than a harmless bonfire on the outskirts of town.


Tall, Dark, and Deadly
by Heather Graham
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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New York Times Bestseller: The hunt is on for a missing woman in steamy Florida in this romantic thriller from an author who “knows what readers want” (Publishers Weekly).

Few people in Florida worry when Marnie Newcastle disappears. A successful lawyer with a wild side, Marnie has been known to disappear during her passionate love affairs. But Samantha Miller, a college friend who is as sensible as Marnie is impulsive, knows better. When Marnie vanishes a few days after moving into her dream house, Samantha is the only one who doesn’t think her friend is off on another tryst. There are dark secrets in Marnie’s past, and Samantha thinks one of them may have gotten her killed.


A Fallen Sparrow
by Lynne Tagawa
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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It was all Samuel Adams’s fault.

Ruth Haynes uses the pen name Honorius when she writes for her father’s newspaper. Boston has changed beyond recognition, and her Loyalist views soon get her in trouble. With war looming, what will their family do?

Jonathan Russell hides a guilty secret. The Battle of Bunker’s Hill sweeps him and his Shenandoah Valley family into the war. The unthinkable happens, and he’s forced to deal with both his grief—and his guilt.

Lieutenant Robert Shirley is summoned by his godmother and introduced to the Earl of Dartmouth, who charges him to gather intelligence in Boston. He is horrified but must obey.


Where He Can’t Find You
by Darcy Coates
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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DON’T WALK ALONE, OR THE STITCHER WILL FIND YOU. Abby Ward lives in a town haunted by disappearances. People vanish, and when they’re found, their bodies have been dismembered and sewn back together in unnatural ways. But is it the work of a human killer…or something far darker?

DON’T STAY OUT LATE, OR THE STITCHER WILL TAKE YOU. She and her younger sister live by a strict set of rules designed to keep them safe―which is why it’s such a shock when Hope is taken. Desperate to get her back, Abby tells the police everything she knows, but they claim their hands are tied.

DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES, OR THE STITCHER WILL REMAKE YOU.


Darkness in Tiber
by James E. Wisher
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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The emperor is dying. Joran Den Cade and The Iron Princess, Alexandra Tiberius race to the capital before it’s too late.

But little do they realize just how big a threat is waiting. The cult of The One True God is lurking in every shadow and they only want one thing, the destruction of the Tiberian Empire.

Can Joran, his soulmate Mia, and the indomitable Iron Princess defeat this newest threat or will the empire fall to the Darkness in Tiber?


More Shocking Celebrity Murders
by Jack Smith
Rating: 3.7 #ad

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More shocking stories of murders of rich and famous celebrities! Hollywood is the place where dreams are made. Yet, it can also be the source of many nightmares as well. Many are surprised to learn of all of the tragic deaths that have been inflicted upon celebrities.

Have you ever heard the phrase “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”? Well—here’s a new twist for you: what about “Deathstyles of the Rich and Famous”? Because here in this book we go down the list of some of the most notorious murders of the fabulously wealthy, famous, or just downright infamous individuals that you’ll likely ever hear of.

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

Pink Lemonade Cake Murder
by Joanne Fluke
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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The Tri-County Summer Solstice Celebration has come to town, and even among local artisans, athletes, and marching bands, Hannah attracts fans of her own while serving lip-smacking pink lemonade desserts. But the mood sours when a body turns up, leading revelers to wonder if the festivities mark both the longest day of the year and the deadliest . . .

A retired professional MLB player has met a terrifying end—and, considering the rumors swirling about his past, the list of suspects could fill a small stadium. Among them could soon be Delores, Hannah’s mother, who publicly held a grunge against the victim after he infamously dunked her in the tank at a previous county fair . . .


The Godsend Incident
by Thomas Watson
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The entity known as the Faceless nearly destroyed Humanity. Only at the last moment, and at tremendous cost, did we prevail. That victory left a mystery in its wake. What was the source of the enemy’s terrifying and destructive power? The answer may be hidden in a star system called Godsend, from which the Faceless launched its war of extermination. But Godsend was lost to the rest of the galaxy, its links to other systems severed when the Faceless disrupted space and time in its final assault on Humankind and its allies.

Now, twenty years later, the way to Godsend has finally opened. Two expeditions will be sent to investigate. One seeks answers to questions, the other to exploit anything the Faceless left behind.


After That Night
by Karin Slaughter
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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After that night, everything changed . . .

Fifteen years ago, Sara Linton’s life changed forever when a celebratory night out ended in a violent attack that tore her world apart. Since then, Sara has remade her life. A successful doctor, engaged to a man she loves, she has finally managed to leave the past behind her.

Until one evening, on call in the ER, everything changes. Sara battles to save a broken young woman who’s been brutally attacked. But as the investigation progresses, led by GBI Special Agent Will Trent, it becomes clear that Dani Cooper’s assault is uncannily linked to Sara’s.


Captive
by Iris Johansen
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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Eve Duncan’s daughter Jane MacGuire seems to have found a perfect life with Seth Caleb—until a ruthless madman threatens to destroy it all, in this gripping suspense novel from #1 bestselling author Iris Johansen.

Jane MacGuire is enjoying a period of domestic bliss as she focuses on her art and her partner Seth Caleb uses his unique abilities as an agent for the MI6 intelligence service. But when Seth crosses crime lord Hugh Bohdan, he incurs the wrath of one of the world’s most powerful criminal empires…one whose tentacles reach across the globe and even to the idyllic Scottish retreat where Jane is working.


Nothing to Lose
by J. A. Jance
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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The newest thrilling Beaumont suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance, in which Beaumont is approached by a visitor from the past and finds himself drawn into a missing person’s case where danger is lurking and family secrets are exposed.

Years ago, when he was a homicide detective with the Seattle PD, J. P. Beaumont’s partner, Sue Danielson, was murdered. Volatile and angry, Danielson’s ex-husband came after her in her home and, with nowhere else to turn, Jared, Sue’s teenage son, frantically called Beau for help. As Beau rushed to the scene, he urged Jared to grab his younger brother and flee the house. In the end, Beaumont’s plea and Jared’s quick action saved the two boys from their father’s murderous rage.


The Pariah
by Anthony Ryan
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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The Pariah begins a new epic fantasy series of action, intrigue and magic from Anthony Ryan, a master storyteller who has taken the fantasy world by storm.

Born into the troubled kingdom of Albermaine, Alwyn Scribe is raised as an outlaw. Quick of wit and deft with a blade, Alwyn is content with the freedom of the woods and the comradeship of his fellow thieves. But an act of betrayal sets him on a new path – one of blood and vengeance, which eventually leads him to a soldier’s life in the king’s army.


The Starless Sea
by Erin Morgenstern
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood.

Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues—a bee, a key, and a sword—that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth.


Inheritance
by Nora Roberts
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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1806: Astrid Poole sits in her bridal clothes, overwhelmed with happiness. But before her marriage can be consummated, she is murdered, and the circle of gold torn from her finger. Her last words are a promise to Collin never to leave him…

Graphic designer Sonya MacTavish is stunned to learn that her late father had a twin he never knew about—and that her newly discovered uncle, Collin Poole, has left her almost everything he owned, including a majestic Victorian house on the Maine coast, which the will stipulates she must live in it for at least three years. Her engagement recently broken, she sets off to find out why the boys were separated at birth—and why it was all kept secret until a genealogy website brought it to light.

Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

Cookies & Chance Mysteries Boxed Set
by Catherine Bruns
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes a boxed set of three full-length mysteries featuring baker turned sleuth Sally Muccio. This boxed set includes the first three novels – and tasty recipes! – from the #1 bestselling Cookies & Chance series, including:

Tastes Like Murder
Baked to Death
Burned to a Crisp


Mother-Daughter Murder Night
by Nina Simon
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A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

Think: Gilmore Girls, but with murder.

High-powered businesswoman Lana Rubicon has a lot to be proud of:her keen intelligence, impeccable taste, and the L.A. real estate empire she’s built. But when she finds herself trapped 300 miles north of the city, convalescing in a sleepy coastal town with her adult daughter Beth and teenage granddaughter Jack, Lana is stuck counting otters instead of square footage—and hoping that boredom won’t kill her before the cancer does…


Saving Myles
by Carl Vonderau
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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When the FBI can’ t help, an unassuming banker takes matters into his own hands to bring his son home

Wade, a respected banker in La Jolla, CA, and his estranged wife, Fiona, make the unbearable decision to send their teenage son, Myles, away to an expensive treatment center after a streak of harmful behavior. After a year of treatment, Myles comes home, seemingly rehabilitated. But soon, he sneaks off to Tijuana to buy drugs— and is kidnapped.

When the ransom call comes, Fiona is frantic and accepts help from Andre, the Quebecois whose charity Fiona runs. Wade is wary of Andre’ s reputation and the bank he owns, but seeing no other way to secure a kidnap negotiator or the ransom, he swallows his doubts to get his son home.


Hidden Thrones: The Rise of Darkness
by Russ Scalzo
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Jack Bennett can sense evil. His unusual gift catapults him into a spiritual world of angels and demons. Jack’s unique ability makes him the FBI’s newest hire, serving as a consultant for their new Paranormal Division. The alluring, dark, and dangerous powers of ancient Babylon have infiltrated world governments at the highest level. Intoxicated by this dark force, the Western world is spiraling out of control on a collision course with judgment on the plains of Armageddon. Jack Bennett and FBI Special Agent Frank Lederman have their holy assignment. They must battle the realm of Hidden Thrones, against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, and spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.


A New Dark World Boxed Set
by Robert J. Walker
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As a merciless winter engulfs a powerless city, two men’s desperate search for their loved ones turns into a heart-stopping fight for survival.

In the aftermath of a devastating EMP blast, Lloyd and Al face a world plunged into chaos and darkness. Amidst this turmoil, a relentless blizzard adds to their ordeal as they navigate a lawless city, determined to reunite with their families. Battling ruthless gangs and braving the savage wilderness, their journey is a profound testament to resilience and courage. In a land where survival amidst the cold, merciless grip of winter is the ultimate victory, their relentless pursuit to find their loved ones becomes a beacon of hope.


Hideaway
by Nora Roberts
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A family ranch in Big Sur country and a legacy of Hollywood royalty set the stage for Nora Roberts’ emotional new suspense novel, Hideaway.

Caitlyn Sullivan had come from a long line of Hollywood royalty, stretching back to her Irish immigrant great-grandfather. At nine, she was already a star—yet still an innocent child who loved to play hide and seek with her cousins at the family home in Big Sur. It was during one of those games that she disappeared.

Some may have considered her a pampered princess, but Cate was in fact a smart, scrappy fighter, and she managed to escape her abductors.


The Cellist
by Daniel Silva
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From Daniel Silva, the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a timely and explosive new thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon.

Viktor Orlov had a longstanding appointment with death. Once Russia’s richest man, he now resides in splendid exile in London, where he has waged a tireless crusade against the authoritarian kleptocrats who have seized control of the Kremlin. His mansion in Chelsea’s exclusive Cheyne Walk is one of the most heavily protected private dwellings in London. Yet somehow, on a rainy summer evening, in the midst of a global pandemic, Russia’s vengeful president finally manages to cross Orlov’s name off his kill list.


City of Spirits
by Eric Wilder
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When fates intertwine amid the madness of Mardi Gras, chaos reigns supreme

A sinking crew boat carrying a dangerous mob assassin chained up for transport sets off a string of events that will affect the lives of many. Jacque Leguerre, a sociopath and hired killer, is consumed by revenge and blames Catholic priest Father Alphonso for his problems. When Jacque unexpectedly arrives in New Orleans, he’s determined to make the priest pay for his transgressions.

Meanwhile, N.O.P.D. homicide detective Tony Nicosia finds himself facing off against a ruthless killer while dealing with a new partner he can’t stand. As he investigates the murder of a large Norwegian man who turns out to be the victim of Jacque Leguerre, Tony meets Venus Hernandez. Amid the chaos, Tony and Venus embark on a torrid affair while Jacque eludes the police.

Tuesday’s Mystery eBooks

How to Book a Murder
by Cynthia Kuhn
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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Small-town bookseller and literary event planner Emma Starrs is out to close the book on a killer intent on crashing the party.

To help save her family’s floundering Colorado bookstore, Starlit Bookshop, newly minted Ph.D. Emma Starrs agrees to plan a mystery-themed dinner party for her wealthy, well-connected high school classmate Tabitha Baxter. It’s a delightful evening of cocktails and conjecture until Tabitha’s husband, Tip—hosting the affair in the guise of Edgar Allan Poe’s detective C. Auguste Dupin—winds up murdered.


One False Note
by Tali Shapira Shechter
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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A knockout debut novel packed with twists, turns, and the lies that keep a family together.

Imagine going from upper class to no class in a heartbeat. A phone call. A note. And I’m talking about the cream of the crop: Luxury car? Gone. Careless shopping sprees? Gone. Dinners among the higher echelons of society? Gone. Just don’t let the neighbors see you wearing last year’s clothes.

And your loving husband, the father of your children? He promises it’s going to be alright, eventually – even if he’s the one who lost it all in the first place.


If Death Ever Slept
by Rex Stout
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Murder lurks in the wings of the sprawling Fifth Avenue penthouse of multimillionaire Otis Jarrell, who has just retained the incomparable Nero Wolfe on a case of the utmost confidentiality. But even the master detective cannot prevent tragedy when it inevitably arrives wielding Jarrell’s missing revolver. Soon a second victim meets his maker, and Wolfe must piece together the truth behind Jarrell’s scandalously ill-behaved family. And for one member of that charmed circle—a two-time killer sleeping the fitful sleep of the guilty—it could prove a deadly awakening.


The School of Roots and Vines Complete Series
by Martha Carr, Michael Anderle
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More than Elemental powers runs through Sophie Brigg’s veins. Something that consists of mystery, danger, and a power like no other. Will Sophie and her friends be able to master not only her Elemental powers but the other powers too in order to protect everyone she knows and loves from whatever is trying to destroy the tree at The School of Roots and Vines?

Grab this complete 8-book series boxed set to find out!

Something strange has awakened in her… A power unlike any other. More than just her Elemental power runs through her veins. One that consists of mystery and danger. Sophie Briggs is a freshman at the renowned School of Roots and Vines.


The Knights of Atlantis
by Andy McDermott
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Archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, former SAS soldier Eddie Chase, believe their globe-trotting adventures are over – the biggest worry being how their now-adult daughter Macy is going to spend her life.

But after the violent theft of dangerous relics, with the only surviving guard claiming his attackers were “angels”, Nina and Eddie are thrust back into action. Without their knowledge, though, Macy is approached by a mysterious group called the Knights of Atlantis – who want to recruit her.


The Son-in-Law
by Jane E. James
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I just met my new son-in-law . . . And he’s my ex-husband.

They’re here. I watch them arrive from the kitchen window. My pregnant daughter and her new husband. They’ve barely known each other six months. I greet him with a tight smile that he recognizes as fake.

Luke is no good for my beautiful, fragile Cerys. He’ll break her heart. I know that because he broke mine – when he was married to me. I don’t know what he’s after. But I’m going to make it my business to find out. Don’t underestimate me. I’ll do anything to keep my daughter safe.


Martha’s Cove
by Deb Graham
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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The only survivor of a 1800s shipwreck, Polly was barely old enough to speak when she was rescued off Martha’s Cove, Nova Scotia. Her adoptive family named her after the cove, forbidding her speaking of her former life. A hard-scrabble life awaits her, saved only by her new brother, Joseph. Meanwhile, her grandfather, who had sent for his English daughter’s family to come to the New World, is tormented by the shipwreck. After fifteen years, are their paths destined to cross?

Another clean uplifting novel by Deb Graham with a strong female character. Be sure to look at her other fiction!


Alex Cross Must Die
by James Patterson
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Brand New Release

An airport killer targeting pilots expands his scope. Alex Cross Must Die.

“Drop whatever you’re doing, Detective Cross, and head to Reagan Airport,” DC Metro Police dispatch says. “A jet just crashed and exploded on the runway. The chief and the FBI want you and John Sampson there pronto.”

Cross and Sampson race to the crash site. The plane didn’t fail—it was shot down by a stolen Vietnam War–era machine gun.