Sunday’s Mystery eBooks

Never Con a Corgi
by Edie Claire
Rating: 4.3

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When an innocent walk in the woods with her dog turns up yet another corpse, Leigh begins to get worried. It’s bad enough that the victim is a client of her agency. It’s even worse that he is the same unscrupulous real estate developer who’s been conniving to bulldoze her Aunt Bess’s homestead. And it would be a whole lot better for everyone in Leigh’s family if her cousin Cara’s husband hadn’t brawled with the man in front of a churchful of witnesses an hour before the murder.

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(Leigh Koslow Cozy Mysteries)


Burn Up: The Secrets of Mylin
by Joe Klingler
Rating: Brand New Release

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The snap of [Klingler’s] dialog is as tart as ever.”The Pacific Book Review (Starred Review)

A fugitive slips away through a crowd of onlookers while Qigiq and Kandy investigate a desert cremation they suspect was designed to destroy evidence. But of what crime?

As they attempt to tie up loose ends on their last case, they dodge infernos of destruction only to arrive at a concert where a member of the audience is murdered–putting them on a collision course with the FBI…

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(The Secrets of Mylin)


Instinct
by James Patterson, Howard Roughan
Rating: 4.4

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Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally–he’s a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject. When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene–along with a threatening message from the killer–it looks like someone has been taking notes.

Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong and brilliant NYPD Detective in charge of the case who recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene–a playing card. Another murder, another card–and now Dylan suspects that the cards aren’t a signature, they’re a deadly hint–pointing directly toward the next victim.


The Forever Stone
by Gloria Repp
Rating: 4.4

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The paperweight – a summons to courage . . . A new home, new love, new fears . . . How will she face the challenge? What does God have in mind?

Madeleine, a young widow, is determined to break free from her paralyzing memories and controlling family. Her father’s gift spurs her to declare independence, and she joins her aunt’s house-restoration project in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. Two men enter her life, bringing joy, conflict, and danger. She’ll need courage to fight the treachery she discovers and faith to step into a new life of promise. Can she do it?

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(The Dumont Chronicles)


Mystic River
by Dennis Lehane
Rating: 4.3

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Twenty-five years later, Sean is a homicide detective. Jimmy is an ex-con who owns a corner store. And Dave is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay — demons that urge him to do terrible things. When Jimmy’s daughter is found murdered, Sean is assigned to the case. His investigation brings him into conflict with Jimmy, who finds his old criminal impulses tempt him to solve the crime with brutal justice.


I Am Not A Serial Killer
by Dan Wells
Rating: 4.3

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Dead bodies are normal to John. He likes them, actually. They don’t demand or expect the empathy he’s unable to offer. Perhaps that’s what gives him the objectivity to recognize that there’s something different about the body the police have just found behind the Wash-n-Dry Laundromat – and to appreciate what that difference means.

Now, for the first time, John has to confront a danger outside himself, a threat he can’t control, a menace to everything and everyone he would love, if only he could.

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(John Cleaver Mysteries)


The Matriarch Matrix
by Maxime Trencavel
Rating: 3.9

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Once a fighter for her Kurdish people, the memory of the atrocities inflicted by her captors had Zara seeking one thing: vengeance. But the voice of the ancients call to Zara. In the past, in another life, she knew the secrets of an ancient artifact…

A greater force calls Zara to shake up her life and partner with her exact opposite from the other side of the world. Together they must discover the answer to an ancient legend from the world’s oldest temple locked in their DNA. Only through finding a certain love as told by an ancient matriarch will they unlock this mystery and stop the next world war.


Blake: Through the Portal
by Celeste Raye
Rating: 4.7

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Heather isn’t happy when her best friend Christy signs her up for a dating app, nor is she interested in the gorgeous, but awkward Blake. Christy, on the other hand, thinks he’s hot, too hot, but is he the one for her?

Things take a surprising turn when Christy learns that Blake is actually a dragon, a being from another world who needs a human mate to bear him a child. Christy isn’t interested in being an incubator for him, but as she gets to know him, she starts to fall for him. Life with a dragon would mean moving to his world. Is she ready to give up everything for him?

Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

Fireworks in Paradise
by Kathi Daley
Rating: 4.6

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While on vacation in South Carolina, Tj Jensen receives a call that her father has been left in a coma after a devastating car crash. Back home in Paradise Lake, Tj learns the accident that killed family friend Judge Harper and left her father clinging to life wasn’t an accident at all—someone cut their brake lines. To make matters worse, her friend and police contact, Deputy Roy Fisher, is working with a new partner who has no intention of letting Tj anywhere near the case.

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(A Tj Jensen Cozy Mysteries)


Safari
by David Sachs
Rating: 4.2

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Sasha and Josh came to East Africa for an adventure to save their marriage. They got the adventure. The thirty-something golden boy and golden girl investment bankers have lost their passion, for life and each other. For three months–snorkeling Zanzibar, climbing Kilimanjaro, trekking to gorillas–the trip worked its magic. But when they begin their Kenyan safari at the start of the rainy season, their trust is shattered.

They enter Maasai Mara park wondering if their marriage is over when an accident leaves them stranded and injured in the bush. The animals of the Mara are normally frightened of humans, but humans rarely walk the savanna hurt and weak. The fight for their marriage is now a fight for their life.


The Guilty
by David Baldacci
Rating: 4.5

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Sent overseas on a critical assignment, he fails, unable to pull the trigger. Absent his talents, Robie is a man without a mission, and without a purpose. To recover what he has lost, Robie must confront what he has tried to forget for over twenty years: his own past.

Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi, after high school, severing all personal ties, and never looked back. Not once. Not until the unimaginable occurs. His father, Dan Robie, has been arrested and charged with murder. Will’s attempts to save his father are met with distrust and skepticism . . . and violence.

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(Will Robie Mysteries)


Spell For Sophia
by Ariella Moon
Rating: 4.5

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Deceived and kidnapped by her outlaw bio-parents, Sophia Perez-Hidalgo resorts to thievery and arson to escape. Then Fate delivers her into the arms of Shiloh Breaux Martine and his grand-mère, a voodoo priestess living deep in the bayou. Now Sophia’s survival depends on her mastering magic and the supernatural.

Breaux knows Sophia is trouble — but he’ll time travel through New Orleans’s dangerous past and risk his bright future to protect her.

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(The Teen Wytche Saga)


The Innocent
by David Baldacci
Rating: 4.5

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But Will Robie may have just made the first – and last – mistake of his career . . .  THE INNOCENT

It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn’t seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable. He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.
Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a fourteen-year-old runaway from a foster home.

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(Will Robie Mysteries)


Hell Divers II: Ghosts
by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Rating: 4.8

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Ten years ago, Hell Diver Xavier “X” Rodriguez fell to Earth. Those he left behind went on without him aboard the airship he once called home.

Michael Everhart – the boy once known as Tin – has grown into a man and the commander of Hell Diver Raptor Team. While Michael dives to help keep the Hive in the air, Captain Leon Jordan rules with an iron fist at the helm of the ship. But unrest stirs under his strict leadership as a prophecy of hope sweeps the lower decks.

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(The Hell Divers)


Mack
by Miranda Lynn
Rating: 4.5

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Casey hasn’t had an easy life. On her eighteenth birthday, she learns why she’s always felt so different. She’s a shifter. Hiding behind a diner for shelter now that she’s been kicked out of the last in a long line of foster homes, she’s shocked when a man approaches her offering help.

Mack is still searching for the cub his father took in even years after her kidnapping. He had no idea he’d find his mate, and the girl he’s been searching for, Casey, when he offers to help a woman outside of a local favorite diner.

Friday’s Mystery eBooks

The American Pearl
by Peter Gilboy
Rating: 4.9

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AMERICA LEFT PATRICIA BEHIND. SHE’S STILL TRYING TO COME HOME.

QUINTYN AMES is a troubled government researcher who discovers that a female soldier may have been left behind at the end of America’s most notorious war, and is still trying to come home. But the government doesn’t want PATRICIA PAVLIK back. AMES is determined to get to the truth and to finally bring her home.


Girl in Snow
by Danya Kukafka
Rating: 3.6

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How can you love someone who’s done something horribly, horribly wrong? When a beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her community is untouched – not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the officer assigned to investigate her murder. In the aftermath of the tragedy, these three indelible characters – Cameron, Jade, and Russ – must each confront their darkest secrets in an effort to find solace, the truth, or both.


One Night in Tehran
by Luana Ehrlich
Rating: 4.7

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Veteran CIA officer Titus Ray–on the run from the Iranian secret police–finds shelter with a group of Iranian Christians inTehran. While urging Titus to become a believer in Jesus Christ, they manage to smuggle him out of Iran to freedom in Turkey.

Returning to the States, he discovers his Iranian mission failed because of political infighting within the Agency. In a hot-tempered outburst, he delivers a scathing indictment against the Deputy Director of Operations, and, as a result, the deputy forces Titus to take a year’s medical leave in Oklahoma. Before leaving Langley, Titus learns he’s been targeted by a Hezbollah assassin hired by the Iranians…


The Broken Road
by K.S Ruff
Rating: 4.3

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Montana girl Kristine Stone was strong enough to break out of an abusive marriage, but is she strong enough for the road that lies ahead?

For the first time in her life, Kristine finds she has some control over her life. Haunted by her ex-husband and a newly acquired stalker, she leaves Montana to work in the U.S. Senate. Kristine issues a moratorium on dating. This hardly deters Kadyn Rand, the Air Force Captain who threatens to tear down every wall she’s ever built. Still, someone from her dark past refuses to be ignored, and Kristine finds herself in yet another fight for her life…


Forging of a Knight
by Hugo V. Negron
Rating: 5.0

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For the sake of a forbidden love, Qualtan will find himself on the run with a Mah-Zakim to free her from her curse, or be consumed by it. No longer a knight, his friends now turned against him, how great will the price be that must be paid? Can a Mah-Zakim truly love back, or has the curse that has followed the First Knight for so long come true at last?

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(Forging of a Knight Series)


The Asylum
by John Harwood
Rating: 3.9

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Confused and disoriented, Georgina Ferrars awakens in a small room in Tregannon House, a remote asylum in England, with no memory of the past few weeks. The doctor, Maynard Straker, tells her that she admitted herself under the name Lucy Ashton, then suffered a seizure. When she insists he has mistaken her for someone else, Dr. Straker sends a telegram to her uncle. The reply is chilling: Georgina Ferrars is safe at home with him in London.

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

A Deadly Development
by Stacey Alabaster
Rating: 4.4

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Alyson and Claire are settling into their new friendship in the small beach community of Eden Bay? When a big company starts a building project, the community takes a stand to keep the new development off the beach. After a protester turns up dead, all signs point to corporate greed. Can Alyson and Claire put their personal feelings aside and find the true killer…even if it means clearing the way for the dreaded development?

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(Hang Ten Australian Cozy Mysteries)


Carpet Diem
by Justin Lee Anderson
Rating: 4.5

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Carpet Diem is the hilarious, award-winning debut from Justin Lee Anderson.

Fifteen years after losing most of his family to a devastating, pudding-related tragedy, Simon Debovar has settled into a life of self-imposed exile from the stinking, selfish morass of humanity. Content that his daily highlights will include hazelnut coffee, a long bath and the occasional jar of olives, his life is completely upturned by the discovery that his ornate living room carpet is the deciding factor in a bet between God and Satan.

When mysteriously well-timed carpet thieves deprive him of the crucial heirloom, Simon is forced to leave his hermit’s existence behind for a world of angels, demons, witches and immortals. And then it gets complicated.


High Tide at Pelican Pointe
by Glenda Manus
Rating: 4.7

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Only two of the original oceanfront houses remain untouched in the midst of the luxury development of Pelican Pointe and developers are eyeing them greedily. Reverend Rock Clark and his wife Liz have been gifted a long, much-needed vacation in one of the homes owned by a member of his church congregation. After a few idyllic days, the atmosphere of enchantment turns to one of unease as this newlywed couple stumbles upon something dark and sinister in this otherwise seaside paradise.

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(Southern Grace Series)


Brazen Virtue
by Nora Roberts
Rating: 4.4

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When a superstar mystery writer visits her sister to unwind from a grueling book tour, she finds herself tracking a real-life killer who has already shattered her life…and now seeks to end it. Brazen Virtue
Grace McCabe was shocked to find her sister Kathleen living in a grungy D.C. suburb, supplementing her income as a phone sex operator after a bitter divorce. But with the company Fantasy, Inc. guaranteeing its employees complete anonymity, how dangerous could it really be?

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(Sacred Sins)


The Gospel According to Todd
by R.A. Williams
Rating: 4.7

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Todd Heller is an arrogant ER physician who stubbornly denies the existence of God. A ministering angel forces him back in time to the harsh, primitive culture of ancient Israel so he can witness the miracles of Jesus with his own eyes.

Meticulously researched for historical accuracy, this plot is woven into the gospel account of the final year of Christ’s ministry. Christians who fantasize about going back in time to witness the miracles of Jesus will enjoy the realistic depiction of life in ancient Palestine as experienced from a 21st century mentality.


The Fourth Monkey
by J. D. Barker
Rating: 4.5

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Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called “a talented writer with a delightfully devious mind.”

Two days to save her . . . For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive. One day . .

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(The Fifth to Die)


All Together Dead
by Charlaine Harris
Rating: 4.5

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Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full with shapeshifter Quinn–a possible new man in her life – and the upcoming central U.S. Vampire Summit on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Sookie’s job at the summit is to support Vampire Queen Sophie-Anne, whose power base was weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. But Sookie is about to discover just how dangerous that job can be, as she is drawn further and further into the vampire world…

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(Sookie Stackhouse)