Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

Front Page Murder
by Joyce St. Anthony
Rating: 4.5 #ad


Irene Ingram has written for her father’s newspaper, the Progress Herald, ever since she could grasp a pencil. Now she’s editor in chief, which doesn’t sit well with the men in the newsroom. But proving her journalistic bona fides is the least of Irene’s worries when crime reporter Moe Bauer, on the heels of a hot tip, turns up dead at the foot of his cellar stairs.

An accident? That’s what Police Chief Walt Turner thinks, and Irene is inclined to agree until she finds the note Moe discreetly left on her desk. He was on to a big story, he wrote…

Alien 3
by Pat Cadigan, William Gibson
Rating: 4.3 #ad


William Gibson’s never-before-adapted screenplay for the direct sequel to Aliens, revealing the fates of Ripley, Newt, the synthetic Bishop, and Corporal Hicks. When the Colonial Marines vessel Sulaco docks with space station and military installation Anchorpoint, a new form of Xenomorph appears. Written by Hugo Award-winning novelist and “Queen of Cyberpunk” Pat Cadigan, based on Gibson’s never-produced first draft.

The Sulaco – on its return journey from LV-426 – enters a sector controlled by the “Union of Progressive Peoples,” a nation-state engaged in an ongoing cold war and arms race. U.P.P. personnel board the Sulaco and find hypersleep tubes with Ripley, Newt, and an injured Hicks. A Facehugger attacks the lead commando, and the others narrowly escape, taking what remains of Bishop with them.

Three Small Bones
by Jennifer Chase
Rating: 4.5 #ad


When firefighters tackling a blazing house in a quiet suburb of Pine Valley, California discover human remains, Detective Katie Scott races to 717 Maple Street. She calls a halt to the excavations the moment she sees the full number and size of the bones; someone has buried a whole family down here.

Working night and day, it’s up to Katie to prove her theory that the fire was no accident, that someone wanted to expose the secret in the basement. Tiny traces of explosives residue found at the scene is all the proof she needs. But the Cross family have been missing for months – leaving friends and loved ones in agonizing pain – what twisted soul would do this now? And why?

by Chuck Wendig
Rating: 4.0 #ad


Hannah Stander is a consultant for the FBI—a futurist who helps the Agency with cases that feature demonstrations of bleeding-edge technology. It’s her job to help them identify unforeseen threats: hackers, AIs, genetic modification, anything that in the wrong hands could harm the homeland.

Hannah is in an airport, waiting to board a flight home to see her family, when she receives a call from Agent Hollis Copper. “I’ve got a cabin full of over a thousand dead bodies,” he tells her. Whether those bodies are all human, he doesn’t say…

The Anniversary
by Laura Marshall
Rating: 4.2 #ad


They thought the killer had no motive. But these murders are not what they seem . . .

On 15th June 1994, Travis Green – husband, father, upstanding citizen – walked through the streets of Hartstead and killed eleven of his neighbours. The last victim was little Cassie Colman’s father.

As the twenty-five-year anniversary approaches, Cassie tries to forget the past – even as her mother struggles to remember it at all. Then something hidden in her mother’s possessions suggests the murders were not what everyone believes.

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. Until one of the assailants demands a mysterious safe. Nothing is as it seems. As the situation unravels, secrets are revealed. Secrets casting doubt on everyone involved. Was this a random home invasion or were the Hudson’s targeted? And why?

by Colin Falconer
Rating: 4.4 #ad


A fast paced historical thriller of abandonment, retribution and justice.

Saigon, 1946: Michel Christian is born in a pauper’s hospital during a tropical storm. At five years old, he is thrown out on the dangerous streets to survive as best he can. He is bui doi – the dust of life – and he cares for nothing and no one. But he remembers every beating and every betrayal, and declares vengeance on those who abandoned him.

He grows into a ferocious manhood in the back alleys of wartime Saigon and learns not only to survive, but to thrive, in a pitiless world. Brilliant, chilling and charismatic, there is no prison that can hold him, no policeman he cannot buy. He is a chameleon, invisible and untouchable.

The Nine
by William Black
Rating: 5.0 #ad


The Nine. Scattered across the Indian Territory. US Marshal Caleb Maddox has been warned against going after them.

After a brutal train robbery by the Harvey Gang leaves his best friend dead, Caleb is determined to bring the nine outlaws to justice.

Led by Cutter Ray Harvey, robbing that train was just another day’s work for him and his eight desperados. And leaving the innocent dead? A regular occurrence.

With the sting of his friend’s death still fresh, Caleb hunts the nine outlaws in their hideouts across the Indian Territory and takes them all down. One by one.

Tuesday’s Mystery eBooks

Aunty Lee’s Chilled Revenge
by Ovidia Yu
Rating: 4.4 #ad


Rosie “Aunty” Lee – feisty widow, amateur sleuth and proprietor of Singapore’s best-loved home cooking restaurant – is back in another delectable, witty mystery set in Singapore.

Slightly hobbled by a twisted ankle, crime-solving restaurateur Aunty Lee begrudgingly agrees to take a rest from running her famous café, Aunty Lee’s Delights, and turns over operations to her friend and new business partner Cherril.

The café serves as a meeting place for an animal rescue society that Cherril once supported. They were forced to dissolve three years earlier after a British expat killed the puppy she’d adopted, sparking a firestorm of scandal.

Seven Suspects
by Renee James
Rating: 4.4 #ad


“You’ve most likely never met a narrator like Bobbi. Tough, tender, funny, full of heart – and a transgender woman.” – Jodi Picoult

Bobbi Logan is a successful businesswoman and a celebrated hairdresser. She is a witty, articulate woman who has survived rape, gender transition, a murder investigation, and countless acts of bullying and bigotry to get where she is – and she’s made enemies along the way. Now one of them is stalking her. With each passing day, the threats become more brazen, more violent, and more personal. No one knows who here stalker is or why he’s after her, but he’s getting closer every day.

Sherlock Holmes and the Chocolate Menace
by Suzette Hollingsworth
Rating: 4.3 #ad


The plans for the Abdül Hamid, the only submarine with a working torpedo in existence, have been stolen. Whoever has the blueprint, more valuable than the Queen’s jewels and representing a great deal more power, rules the seas.

But the plot thickens. Someone is attempting to usurp the British government with the discrediting of the three most powerful leaders in England: Queen Victoria; William Gladstone, the Prime Minister; and Benjamin Disraeli, the conservative MP.

The sun never sets on the British Empire: whosoever rules England, rules the world. Who has the submarine plans? And who is behind the slander?

Lie to Her
by Melinda Leigh
Rating: 4.6 #ad


Lies from the heart lead to a dangerously intimate case for Sheriff Bree Taggert in #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s novel of revenge and fatal deceptions.

When a digital marketer is found murdered in his backyard—hands bound and face smothered by plastic wrap – Sheriff Bree Taggert and criminal investigator Matt Flynn respond to the call. Their investigation focuses on the man’s dating-app profile and the word liar carved into his forehead.

One day later, the killer strikes again.

Three Gripping Crime Thrillers
by Peter Ralph
Rating: 4.3 #ad


Nearly 900 pages … Three Gripping Crime Thrillers, The CEO, Revenge Of The CEO and White Collar Blackmail, guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat.

“Could not stop reading . I do not normally leave reviews but have definitely found an author for summer reads.” by Amazon Customer

The Institution
by Helen Fields
Rating: 4.4 #ad


They’re locked up for your safety. Now, you’re locked in with them.

Dr Connie Woolwine has five days to catch a killer.

On a locked ward in the world’s highest-security prison hospital, a scream shatters the night. The next morning, a nurse’s body is found and her daughter has been taken. A ransom must be paid, and the clock is ticking.

Forensic profiler Dr Connie Woolwine is renowned for her ability to get inside the mind of a murderer…

Pain and Agony Complete Series
by Michael Anderle
Rating: 5.0 #ad


Those who killed their partners will wish they had never been born.

Pain is a burned ex-mercenary. Agony is a burned ex-cop.

Together, they might just find out. The only problem? They can’t stand each other.

Get the complete series boxed set and enjoy the exploits of two people…who might become friends.

Tom Clancy Flash Point
by Don Bentley
Rating: 5.0 #ad


Brand New Release at REGULAR PRICE.

If there’s one thing Jack Ryan, Jr’s father taught him, it’s that freedom isn’t free, but nothing can prepare Jack for the price he must pay in the latest electrifying entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Jack Ryan Jr. is in a world of trouble. When a benign surveillance operation takes a deadly turn, Jack finds himself locked in a struggle with an unseen enemy bent on destroying the Campus. The chase leads Jack to the South China Sea where a midair collision between aircraft from rival nations threatens to serve as a flash point for the entire region. As Jack frantically tries to put the pieces of the conspiracy together, the Campus is hit with a crippling attack.

Monday’s Mystery eBooks

Madness in Maggody
by Joan Hess
Rating: 4.2 #ad


Chief of Police Arly Hanks will do whatever it takes to keep Maggody from losing its mind in this charming cozy mystery.

In a town as peculiar as Maggody, Arkansas, it doesn’t take much to tip the community into chaos. When Mayor Jim Bob Buchanon’s SuperSaver Buy 4 Less takes out a full-page ad boasting the new supermarket’s authentic tamales, gourmet deli counter, and various other bells and whistles, every restaurateur in town fears that Jim Bob is going to put him out of business. So when it comes time for the Buy 4 Less’s gala opening, one citizen decides to play dirty, slipping something into Jim Bob’s famous tamale sauce that leaves twenty-three unsuspecting attendees sick with food poisoning—and one dead.

The Girl in the River
by Rita Herron
Rating: 4.6 #ad


The body lay in the river, arms outstretched. Long brown hair swirled in all directions, flowing with the current of the water. Her eyes were wide open in death, pale pink lips parted in a scream.

Detective Ellie Reeves should be enjoying the wedding of her dear friend Mia Norman. But instead of celebrating, she is frantically searching for the missing bride. Something is terribly wrong—just hours ago, Mia was blissfully happy. Why would she suddenly vanish?

Bursting through the dressing room, Ellie finds it in disarray—chairs overturned, a perfume bottle shattered. Hiding in the bathroom is Mia’s six-year-old daughter Pixie, curled in a ball and sobbing her heart out.

White Spider
by Cameron Curtis
Rating: 4.5 #ad


Two superpowers face off at the top of the world. Between them stands one man – his name is Breed. The Marshal Zhukov, a Russian submarine, has sunk without a trace. The Americans know where the wreck lies, the Russians don’t.

Anya Stein is running an operation to salvage the submarine and its hypersonic cruise missiles. The Spider, a top secret research vessel, will lift the wreck from the floor of the Greenland Sea. Everything goes according to plan… until Stein’s right-hand man on the Spider is murdered. Stein rushes Breed to the Spider to find the killer.

The Nightmare Man
by J. H. Markert
Rating: 4.3 #ad


Blackwood mansion looms, surrounded by nightmare pines, atop the hill over the small town of Crooked Tree. Ben Bookman, bestselling novelist and heir to the Blackwood estate, spent a weekend at the ancestral home to finish writing his latest horror novel, The Scarecrow. Now, on the eve of the book’s release, the terrible story within begins to unfold in real life.

Detective Mills arrives at the scene of a gruesome murder: a family butchered and bundled inside cocoons stitched from corn husks, and hung from the rafters of a barn, eerily mirroring the opening of Bookman’s latest novel…

The Fold
by Peter Clines
Rating: 4.1 #ad


A page-turning science-fiction thriller from the author of Paradox Bound and the Ex-Heroes series. Step into the fold. It’s perfectly safe.

The folks in Mike Erikson’s small New England town would say he’s just your average, everyday guy. And that’s exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he’s chosen isn’t much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he’s content with his quiet and peaceful existence.

That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve: far out in the California desert, a team of DARPA scientists has invented a device they affectionately call the Albuquerque Door.

The Night She Disappeared
by Lisa Jewell
Rating: 4.4 #ad


On a beautiful summer night in a charming English suburb, a young woman and her boyfriend disappear after partying at the massive country estate of a new college friend.

One year later, a writer moves into a cottage on the edge of the woods that border the same estate. Known locally as the Dark Place, the dense forest is the writer’s favorite place for long walks and it’s on one such walk that she stumbles upon a mysterious note that simply reads, “DIG HERE.”

My Canvas Bag
by Lucas Kinkaid
Rating: 4.3 #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.

“The book is very emotional; it is well written, and you actually feel like you’re going through the emotional turmoil yourself. All families have dysfunction; some talk about it and some don’t Mark, the main character, lived through dysfunction no one should deal with, and yet somehow managed to survive through it. Very thought provoking. Good read.” by Amazon Customer

Deep Craving: A Collection of Poems
by Joe Giampaolo
Rating: 4.6 #ad


#1 New Release, Amazon Canada and Amazon Italy (Canadian Poetry)

– An Amazon Top 100 Bestseller in the USA, Canada, and Italy (Poetry, English)

– Gold Medal, Literary Titan Book Awards (March 2023)

Deep Craving is Joe Giampaolo’s first book of poetry and is a compilation of 35 poems that are inspiring and romantic and with a dream-like atmosphere. With each poem, the author celebrates passion or tackles topics of social justice and personal grief. With Deep Craving, Joe takes the reader on a roller-coaster of emotions with his raw and vibrant style of poetry and makes no apologies for his dives into the darkest and most remote spheres of the human psyche in search of love, beauty, truth, redemption, compassion and acceptance.

Sunday’s Mystery eBooks

Murder Most Finicky
by Liz Mugavero
Rating: 4.5 #ad


A baker opens up a new pastry shop exclusively for pets—but has to do a sleuthing job on the side when a chef turns up dead . . .

The dog days of summer have arrived in the small town of Frog Ledge, Connecticut, and business is booming for Kristan “Stan” Connor. Her Pawsitively Organic pet food has even caught the attention of celebrity pastry chef Sheldon Allyn, who helps Stan open a fancy pet pastry shop in Frog Ledge. A partnership is born, and Sheldon invites Stan to Newport, Rhode Island, for an appreciation weekend he’s hosting for all his independent chefs. But the gourmet getaway turns sour when one of the chefs turns up dead, and a second one goes missing . . .

The Match
by Harlan Coben
Rating: 4.5 #ad


A shocking genetic match exposes a family’s darkest secret in this gripping thriller from the creator of the #1 hit Netflix series Stay Close.

After months away, Wilde has returned to the Ramapo Mountains in the wake of a failed bid at domesticity that confirms what he’s known all along: He belongs on his own, free from the comforts and constraints of modern life.

Suddenly, a DNA match on an online ancestry database brings Wilde closer to his past than he’s ever dreamed, and finally gives Wilde the opening he needs to track down his father. But meeting the man brings up more questions than answers.

The Edge of Nothing
by Crystal Crawford
Rating: 4.5 #ad


Those out to save Arameth have a serious problem: their prophesied hero is dead.
Imprisoned and thrust into an unfamiliar realm of magic and fantastical beings, Lex only wants two things:

To survive, and to figure out who he is, how got here, and why everybody wants to kill him.

A mysterious girl he meets in the woods only deepens the enigma, until Lex meets some strangers who may know more than they let on. Lex’s memories begin to return in glimpses, and he quickly realizes that his fate is deeply entwined with this place, and with the people he’s met there.

The Final Deception
by Heather Graham
Rating: 4.6 #ad


It was one of Kieran’s most chilling cases: her assessment of a murderer known as the Fireman. There was no doubt that the man needed to be locked away. Now Craig is called to a gruesome crime scene that matches the killer’s methods, and news breaks that the Fireman has escaped prison.

Amid a citywide manhunt, Kieran and Craig need to untangle a web of deceit, privilege and greed. They suspect that those closest to the killer have been drawn into his evil, or else someone is using another man’s madness and cruelty to disguise their crimes.

Wicked Lies
by Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush
Rating: 4.5 #ad


A pregnant woman is on the run from an escaped serial killer plotting revenge in this thriller by the New York Times–bestselling authors of Wicked Game.

If At First You Don’t Succeed

For two years, Justice Turnbull has paced his room at Halo Valley Security Hospital, planning to escape. Justice has a mission—one that began with a vicious murder two decades ago. And there are so many others who must be sent back to the hell that spawned them . . .

Kill . . . Laura Adderley didn’t plan to get pregnant by her soon-to-be ex-husband, though she’ll do anything to protect her baby. But now reporter Harrison Frost is asking questions about the mysterious group of women who live at Siren Song lodge. Harrison hasn’t figured out Laura’s connection to the story yet. But Justice knows. And he is coming . . .

Then Kill Again . . .

by J. P. Redding
Rating: 4.5 #ad


From the halls of D.C. to the remote shores of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, OFF GRID is a wild ride through a dystopian near future of mass surveillance.

In the wake of a global calamity, the economy collapses. The Feds respond by wielding every power of the Welfare State to control the populace. A key tool is PivPal, an indispensable smartphone used to track citizens. As civil liberties crumble, resistance is relegated to flyover country whose residents—derided as off-gridders—cling to the time-honored virtues of freedom, self-reliance, and charity. Against this backdrop, Jenny Hernandez struggles to keep her rural church community nourished and safe. Hiding from the Feds, a team of inventors, and Jenny’s ex, arrive to complete the amazing plasma drive. They bring hope, but also the watchful eye of Big Brother. With the authorities closing in, local law enforcement must choose sides.

Dead Man’s Lane
by Kate Ellis
Rating: 4.5 #ad


Some paths lead only to the grave . . .

Strangefields Farm is notorious for its sinister history ever since artist Jackson Temples lured young women there to model for disturbing works of art. Some of those girls never left the house alive.

Now, decades later, Strangefields is to be transformed into a holiday village, but the developer’s hopes of its dark history being forgotten are dashed when a skull is found on the site. And when a local florist is found murdered in an echo of Temples’ crimes, DI Wesley Peterson fears that a copy-cat killer is at large. Especially when another brutal murder in a nearby village appears to be linked.

Purity in Death
by J. D. Robb, Nora Roberts
Rating: 4.7 #ad


Louie Cogburn had spent three days holed up in his apartment, staring at his computer screen. His pounding headache was unbearable—like spikes drilling into his brain. And it was getting worse. Finally, when someone knocked at his door, Louie picked up a baseball bat, opened the door, and started swinging…

The first cop on the scene fired his stunner twice and Louie died instantly. Detective Eve Dallas has taken over the investigation, but there’s nothing to explain the man’s sudden rage or death. The only clue is a bizarre message left on his computer screen: Absolute Purity Achieved.

Solomon’s Compass
by Carol Kilgore
Rating: 4.5 #ad


One USCG Commander + One Veteran Navy SEAL = Fireworks from Stem to Stern

When Coast Guard Commander Taylor Campbell returns to Rock Harbor, Texas, to tend to her uncle’s estate, she meets a veteran Navy SEAL, Jake Solomon, and learns her uncle didn’t drown accidentally. His murder was one in a string of murders of a group of Vietnam veterans who called themselves the Compass Points.

Before her uncle died, he sent Taylor a message with the location of his buried treasure. Unearthing it will place her squarely in the killer’s crosshairs, but she’s determined to fulfill her uncle’s last wish.