Sunday’s Mystery eBooks

Seven Up
by Janet Evanovich
Rating: 4.7 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

Semiretired mob guy Eddie DeCooch is caught trafficking contraband cigarettes through Trenton, New Jersey. When DeCooch fails to show for a court appearance, bond enforcement agent Stephanie Plum is assigned the task of finding him and dragging his decrepit ass back to jail. Not such an easy job, it turns out, since DeCooch has learned a lot of tricks over the years and isn’t afraid to use his gun. He’s already shot Loretta Ricci, an innocent old lady, and left her for worm food in his shed. He wouldn’t mind shooting Stephanie next.

Check out:
(Stephanie Plum Mysteries)


Full Force
by Fiona Quinn
Rating: 4.6 #ad

KINDLE

Full Force is a sampler set that includes the first novel from each of the first five Iniquus series. Enjoy! Welcome to Iniquus Security… …where ex-special forces live, work, and love in a world of action adventure. You’ll meet a cast of characters who will stay with you for life, as they move from one adventure to the next. Each book is part of a larger series. All of them intertwine. The deeper you get, the more you’ll fall in love with these stories, brimming with thrills, suspense, and action. With just the right mix of romance, and psychic twists, you’ll keep turning the pages to see what happens next.


Hide
by Lisa Gardner
Rating: 4.7 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

You have good reason to be afraid. . . .

It was a case that haunts Bobby Dodge to this day—the case that nearly killed him and changed his life forever. Now, in an underground chamber on the grounds of an abandoned Massachusetts mental hospital, the gruesome discovery of six mummified corpses resurrects his worst nightmare: the return of a killer he thought dead and buried. There’s no place to run. . . . Bobby’s only lead is wrapped around a dead woman’s neck. Annabelle Granger has been in hiding for as long as she can remember. Her childhood was a blur of new cities and assumed identities.

Check out:
(D.D. Warren Mysteries)


A Ghost Arrives
by Abe Moss
Rating: 4.3 #ad

KINDLE

After moving back in with his elderly father, Wallace Harper discovers that something else has taken up residence in his childhood home…

Something that only shows its face after the sun goes down. What starts as an eerie game of phantom footsteps and voices in the dark soon turns sinister as Wallace finds himself ensnared in a violent plot of family secrets and deep wounds that never healed.


Time Out!
by Kevin Creager
Rating: 4.3 #ad

KINDLE

“Journey back in time with this imaginative read, full of laughter and the unexpected on every page.”Nancy Flinchbaugh, Revelation at the Labyrinth

“If I knew then what I know now.”

Wally Stephens’ tenth year high-school reunion is looming, but he’s not where he hoped to be. No significant accomplishments, no love life, no future goals. Suddenly, he has the opportunity to take a time-out and go back in time six years. Romance with the woman of his dreams begins to appear possible, but first he has to deal with the humorous complications of being out of his time, as well as facing a mysterious man threatening the lives of those he has come to know.


Eggnog Murder
by Leslie Meier
Rating: 4.5

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

With the fireplace crackling, the tree twinkling, and the carols humming, few things in life are as picture perfect as Christmas in Maine–until murder dampens the holiday spirit. It must be something in the eggnog…

Eggnog Murder by Leslie Meier: When a gift-wrapped bottle of eggnog–allegedly from the Real Beard Santa Club–proves to be a killer concoction for a Tinker’s Cove local, all Lucy Stone wants for Christmas is to find the murdering mixologist who’s stirring up trouble. Also includes these novellas: Death By Eggnog by Lee Hollis, Nogged Off by Barbara Ross.


My MacArthur
by Cindy Fazzi
Rating: 4.1 #ad

KINDLE

The year is 1930. The place: Manila. Douglas MacArthur is the most powerful man in the Philippines, a United States colony. He’s fifty years old, divorced, and he falls in love at first sight with a ravishing young Filipino woman. He writes her a love note on the spot. Her name is Isabel Rosario Cooper, an aspiring movie actress. One glance at his note and she thinks of him as my MacArthur.

MacArthur pursues his romantic obsession even though he’s breaking numerous taboos. She reciprocates his affection because he could open doors for her financially struggling family. That MacArthur happens to be handsome compensates for the fact that he’s as old as her father.


Broken
by Stephanie Hurt
Rating: 5.0 #ad

KINDLEAPPLE

Abusive husband… Old love… Tested Faith…

Harper… Harper was trapped in a nightmare. Every morning she woke expecting it to be her last. How could she have married a monster? The only light in her dark world is the faith that she holds close to her heart.

Reid… Reid has struggled for years to forget the one woman that was everything to him. While doing rounds at the hospital, he comes face to face with her. He sees the truth to her injuries, but she quickly denies them, leaving the hospital before he can convince her to get help. Now he can’t get her out of his head. She’s in trouble and he needs to help her.


A Life Renewed
by Olivia Rae
Rating: 4.6 #ad

KINDLE KOBO APPLE

In 1554, Lady Jane Grey, “The Nine Days’ Queen” was executed for high treason. But what if, instead of feeling the blade on her neck she secretly survived?

Escaping execution, Lady Jane hides as a peasant girl in a principality in Germany. She loves the simple life and never wants to return to England. But her benefactor, a power-hungry German prince, wants to march on London and place her on the English throne again, thereby increasing his dominance in Europe. If she doesn’t agree with his plan, her beloved childhood nurse will be put to death. Desperate for help, Jane must put her trust in the mysterious spy Asher Hayes…

Plunge into this dramatic tale and experience the danger and surprises unveiled in this first book in the Secrets of the Queens series.”M. Hake

Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

Lemon Drop Dead
by Amanda Flower
Rating: 4.8 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

Murder always leaves a sour taste . . .

Although baby showers aren’t an Amish tradition, Bailey King wants to celebrate Emily Keim’s forthcoming bundle of joy. It’s the least she can do for her hardworking assistant at Swissmen Sweets, especially with Emily being estranged from her siblings. Everyone in Harvest, Ohio has gathered at the town gazebo – decked out in lemon-themed décor to add some of Emily’s favorite flavor to the festivities—including Juliet Brook, Jethro the Pig, and in a last-minute invite, Emily’s sister Esther Esh.

Check out:
(An Amish Candy Shop Mysteries)


Through the Motions
by Trisha Ridinger McKee
Rating: 4.8 #ad

KINDLE

Josie survived a dark childhood by making one promise to herself: once she was an adult, she would allow no one to hurt her again. That promise became even more important when she had a daughter of her own. Four-year-old Katie is her world, and as a brilliant, hyper child, she takes all her energy. But when she meets Calvin, a charming man with a wild past, Josie must fight even harder to keep that promise.

Check out:
(Through the Expected)


Dead Land
by Sara Paretsky
Rating: 4.5 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

Chicago may be the city of broad shoulders, but its political law is “Pay to Play.” Money changes hands in the middle of the night, and by morning, buildings and parks are replaced by billion-dollar projects.

Chicago PI V.I. Warshawski gets pulled into one of these clandestine deals through her impetuous goddaughter, Bernie Fouchard. Bernie tries to rescue Lydia Zamir, a famed singer-songwriter now living on the streets; Zamir’s life fell apart when her lover was murdered next to her in a mass shooting at an outdoor concert.

Check out:
(V.I. Warshawski Mysteries)


FBI Dragon Chronicles Complete Omnibus
by J.L. Hendricks, J. A. Cipriano
Rating: 4.5 #ad

KINDLE

Find out the secret darker than her dragon shifter form Enjoy the series created by a NY Times Bestselling Author and USA Today Bestselling Author!

A Ritual of Fire: In the first novel in The FBI Dragon Chronicles, Alyson Andrews’s Investigation of a gruesome serial murder sends her into the darkest depths of the city’s magical underbelly…
A Ritual of Death: When Alyson, top-flight FBI agent and the world’s last dragon shifter, and her vampire partner Vlad saved the world last month, they thought that would be the last apocalypse they would ever have to deal with…
A Ritual of Conquest: When Alyson, dragon shifter and FBI special agent, and her sexy vampire partner, Vlad, get back from a death-defying mission to Moscow, they discover that the apocalyptic revelations of their case are only the beginning…

WIll they finally succumb to the emotions sparking between them? Or will duty take priority?


Cycles of the Moon
by Eric Wilder
Rating: 4.8 #ad

KINDLE KOBO APPLE

The sun illuminates all things, the moon nothing but the shadows of our minds

Paranormal investigator Wyatt Thomas awakens from a vivid dream in his French Quarter apartment. He finds an antique double-moonstone pendant placed in his hand by the ghost of a voodoo mambo. One of the two moonstones is missing, and both gemstones are needed to make the pendant magical. There are other problems.

The rightful owner of the pendant is a supernatural fairy named Maurelle. Someone chopped off Maurelle’s wings and buried her alive in the ruins of a French Quarter Creole townhouse. A mystical beast still haunts the grounds of the estate.

Check out:
(French Quarter Mysteries)


Mostly Perilous
by Kimberley Montpetit
Rating: 4.8 #ad

KINDLE

An empty grave. A century of secrets revealed. Can she heal the deadly curse of her family’s sordid past before she loses the love of her life forever?

Emma Ambrose purposely stays away from her family’s Texas oil estate, throwing herself into her work as an archeologist in the tombs of Egypt. Ancient mummies are infinitely safer than the family curse that follows the Ambrose Estate heiress. A curse that dooms her to never finding love – because it means certain death for any man who falls in love with her.

At night, Ian Phelps is a man drowning in grief after losing his wife in a tragedy…

Check out:
(The Women of Ambrose Estate Series)


A Six Letter Word for Death
by Patricia Moyes
Rating: 4.8 #ad

KINDLE KOBO APPLE

The sun illuminates all things, the moon nothing but the shadows of our minds

Paranormal investigator Wyatt Thomas awakens from a vivid dream in his French Quarter apartment. He finds an antique double-moonstone pendant placed in his hand by the ghost of a voodoo mambo. One of the two moonstones is missing, and both gemstones are needed to make the pendant magical. There are other problems. The rightful owner of the pendant is a supernatural fairy named Maurelle. Someone chopped off Maurelle’s wings and buried her alive in the ruins of a French Quarter Creole townhouse. A mystical beast still haunts the grounds of the estate.

Check out:
(Henry Tibbett Mysteries)


Riven
by H. L. Wegley
Rating: 4.5 #ad

KINDLE

America Holds Its Collective Breath Awaiting A Twenty-First-Century Fort Sumpter

As America fractures along geopolitical boundaries—left against right, blue against red—the nation has become a powder keg. The tiniest spark might light the fuse detonating Civil War 2. Zach Tanner, Constitutionalist and radio host, has a growing radio network until Oregon’s progressive governor, Sandra Harper, shuts him down. Zach encourages Oregonian Constitutionalists to flee with him to Eastern Oregon to defend families and friends from the coming war. He envisions a powerful radio station broadcasting hope to America… When the three factions collide, can anyone win?

Check out:
(Riven Republic Series)

Friday’s Mystery eBooks

Deception, Denial & Murder
by Christa Nardi
Rating: 4.5 #ad

KINDLE

A domineering co-worker, a flirtatious neighbor, and a dead body make for many questions and awkward situations.

As HR Specialist and trauma counselor, Stacie Maroni is used to dealing with difficult situations. When her night out is derailed by the discovery of a body outside a local watering hole, she’s glad she’s not involved. But when the police investigate and close friends are cast as potential suspects, Stacie will do whatever it takes to identify the true culprit, even if it creates waves with the men in her life, her father included. The suspect list is slim and she’s grasping at straws.

Check out:
(A Stacie Maroni Mysteries)


Pegasus Down
by Philip Donlay
Rating: 4.6 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

A story of love, loyalty, and how far Donovan Nash will go to rescue Lauren . . . and save hundreds of thousands of lives.

A CIA-operated jet on a clandestine mission disappears in Eastern Europe. No mayday, no wreckage, and no known survivors. No way to know if the top-secret extraction of a key American scientist from Slovakia, or his liberator, Dr. Lauren McKenna, code name Pegasus, are dead or alive.

Check out:
(A Donovan Nash Thriller)


In Beta
by Prescott Harvey
Rating: 4.7 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

It’s 1993, and Jay and Colin are small-town geeks. Senior year is nearly over, and they’re still as unpopular as ever.

Everything changes when they discover a disk containing a computer program called The Build, a pixel-perfect replica of their hometown. As the boys tweak its code, they discover they can bend the laws of reality. With godlike power, they react as any teenager would: hacking high school to make it more awesome.

But someone—or something—is watching.


The Assistant
by Kjell Ola Dahl
Rating: 4.0 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

A seemingly straightforward investigation into marital infidelity leads a PI and his ex-con assistant on a murderous trail, in a sophisticated, riveting, cunningly plotted historical thriller set in interwar and prohibition-era Norway.

Oslo, 1938. War is in the air and Europe is in turmoil. Hitler’s Germany has occupied Austria and is threatening Czechoslovakia; there’s a civil war in Spain and Mussolini reigns in Italy.

When a woman turns up at the office of police-turned-private investigator Ludvig Paaske, he and his assistant – his one-time nemesis and former drug-smuggler Jack Rivers – begin a seemingly straightforward investigation into marital infidelity.


Tide-Trapped on Cape Fear
by Cindy M. Amos
Rating: 4.0 #ad

KINDLE

As the lunar cycle progresses toward full moon, back-stabbing breakdowns occur at every juncture within the isolated island community, but Ciera doesn’t see the ultimate trap coming right in front of her.

Invincible as island naturalist, Ciera Journey completes her nocturnal patrol for sea turtles nesting on Cape Fear and happens upon Ryne Faulkner rowing to the private resort island at the helm of a rowdy group of marginalized campers. With the turtle work by night and nature appreciation outings by day, Ciera begins to feel the sting of burnout, though the campers rise to the challenge of hands-on interaction. Shared adventures at the settler’s hidey-hole and legendary hermit’s shack spark a bond between her and the camp’s enigmatic counselor, but dare she contemplate a life beyond the sheltering island?

Check out:
(Cape Pointe Series)


School of Necessary Magic Full Boxed Set
by Multiple Authors
Rating: 4.6 #ad

KINDLE

For Hire: Teachers for Magical School in Virginia Countryside.

Must be able to handle teenagers with special abilities. Cannot be afraid to discipline werewolves, wizards, elves and other assorted hormonal teens.

Apply at the School of Necessary Magic. Ask for Mara Berens and bring whatever magical equipment you normally use.

If you can’t figure out how to get past the wards at the gate, you won’t make it here. Try not to get killed coming up the drive and have a nice day.


Piranesi
by Susanna Clarke
Rating: 4.5 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

Piranesi’s house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house.

There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge.


Zero History
by William Gibson
Rating: 4.4 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

Hollis Henry never intended to work for global marketing magnate Hubertus Bigend again. But now she’s broke, and Bigend has just the thing to get her back in the game…

Milgrim can disappear in almost any setting, and his Russian is perfectly idiomatic – so much so that he spoke it with his therapist in the secret Swiss clinic where Bigend paid for him to be cured of his addiction…

Garreth doesn’t owe Bigend a thing. But he does have friends from whom he can call in the kinds of favors powerful people need when things go sideways…

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

It Cannoli Be Murder
by Catherine Bruns
Rating: 4.7 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE APPLE

Six months after her husband’s death, Tessa Esposito is hoping to drum up reservations for her restaurant’s grand opening. And since a signing with bestselling author, Preston Rigotta, is sure to draw a crowd, Tessa agrees to cater her cousin’s bookstore event—whipping up some of her famous Italian desserts. But the event soon takes a sour turn when Preston’s publicist, an old high school rival, arrives and begins to whisk up their old grudges.

Check out:
(Italian Chef Mysteries)


Cardinal Black
by Robert McCammon
Rating: 4.6 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

“Relentlessly paced . . . As usual, McCammon dazzles the reader with gritty historical detail, vivid local color, and a cast of memorable grotesques.” Publishers Weekly

The year is 1703. The woman Matthew Corbett loves is rapidly deteriorating. A drug forced on her by criminal mastermind Professor Fell has destroyed her sanity. And the one thing that could save her—a book of potions—was stolen during an assault on the English village where she has been living under another name, an attack directed by a deranged man known as Cardinal Black.

Check out:
(The Matthew Corbett Mysteries)


Dangerous Holidays
by Alexa Verde
Rating: 4.7 #ad

KINDLE

SEASON OF AFFECTION. A celebrity in peril and the small-town boy who crushed her heart years ago. Can a Christmas reunion bring them a second chance at love?

DANGER UNDER THE MISTLETOE. When one of her clients is found murdered under the mistletoe and her rental is broken into, the former thief realizes danger has found her once again.

NOELLE ON THE RUN. After the neighbor is killed and somebody starts following Noelle, she flees to her uncle in Christmas Tyme, Colorado. Nearly run off the road, she turns to a former private investigator, Juan Rivera.


The Carpenter
by S.A. Wilson
Rating: 4.0 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE

On a journey fraught with peril, Joseph fights to protect Mary and her unborn child from danger on all sides, including the elements, bandits, and Herod’s legions – as well as an utterly evil and otherworldly demonic force determined to stamp out mankind’s only hope of redemption.Armed with little more than his wits, his faith, and his carpenter’s hammer, Joseph must face impossible odds to ensure the safety and survival of not only his family, but mankind’s future…


Still Life
by Val McDermid
Rating: 4.4 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE KOBO APPLE

When a lobster fisherman discovers a dead body in Scotland’s Firth of Forth, DCI Karen Pirie is called into investigate. She quickly discovers that the case will require untangling a complicated web—involving a long-ago disappearance, art forgery, and secret identities—that seems to surround a painter who can mimic anyone from Holbein to Hockney. Meanwhile, a traffic accident leads to the discovery of a skeleton in a suburban garage. Karen has a full plate, and it only gets more stressful as the man responsible for the death of the love of her life is scheduled for release from prison, reopening old wounds just as she was getting back on her feet.

Check out:
(Karen Pirie Mysteries)


Summer Solstice Seduction Anthology
by Multiple Authors
Rating: 4.4 #ad

KINDLE

On the shortest night of the year, fae come out to play, vampires don’t have much time, and werewolves howl at a full moon. The summer solstice brings out witches, demons, vampires, shifters, and supernatural creatures in a night of magic and mayhem. There are spells that can only be cast or curses can only be broken on this one, enchanted night.

If you dare, follow the fae down a magical path but beware! You may get forever lost. Beyond supernatural hijinx, there’s seduction around every corner…


Twilight’s Encore
by Jacquie Biggar
Rating: 4.5 #ad

KINDLEAUDIBLE

One man’s betrayal will seal another’s fate.

Ty Garrett fell in love with Katy Fowler as a young adult. Her father’s betrayal yanks the couple apart, and Ty turns bitter. After a decade away, Katy returns to Tidal Falls with plans to get married in her family’s theatre. But she never expected to run into Ty Garrett, the boy she’d never forgotten.

When a series of sabotages wreak havoc on the theatre and danger threatens Katy’s life, can Ty save her and win back her love, or is it too late for these star-crossed lovers?