Friday’s Mystery eBooks

Limbo
by Adrienne Giordano
Rating: 4.8

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Lucie Rizzo’s life is…complicated. She’s worked hard to grow a legit business and leave behind the mob princess reputation. Now her mobster father is on parole, making things awkward at home—especially with her detective boyfriend. And thanks to an inescapable penchant for trouble, Lucie keeps stumbling into the wrong crime at the wrong time.

But what could go wrong at a dog show? It’s the perfect venue for Lucie to score visibility for her brand—and some quality time with sexy Irish cop, Tim O’Brien.

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(A Lucie Rizzo Mysteries)


Secrets of Honor
by Carol Kilgore
Rating: 4.6

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By the end of a long evening working as a special set of eyes for the presidential security detail, all Kat Marengo wants is to kick off her shoes and stash two not-really-stolen rings in a secure spot. Plus, maybe sleep with Dave Krizak. No, make that definitely sleep with Dave Krizak. The next morning, she wishes her new top priorities were so simple.

As an operative for a covert agency buried in the depths of the Department of Homeland Security, Kat is asked to participate in a matter of life or death–locate a kidnapped girl believed to be held in Corpus Christi, Texas. Since the person doing the asking is the wife of the president and the girl is the daughter of her dearest friend, it’s hard to say no.


Lost Gods
by Brom
Rating: 4.5

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A young man descends into Purgatory to save his wife and unborn child in this gorgeous, illustrated tale of wonder and terror from the mind of master storyteller and acclaimed artist Brom.

Fresh out of jail and eager to start a new life, Chet Moran and his pregnant wife, Trish, leave town to begin again. But an ancient evil is looming, and what seems like a safe haven may not be all it appears . . .

Snared and murdered by a vile, arcane horror, Chet quickly learns that pain and death are not unique to the living. Now the lives and very souls of his wife and unborn child are at stake…


Ugly Things We Hide
by M. Ocampo McIvor
Rating: 4.5

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It’s 2007 in idyllic Costa Rica, and 24-year-old Daniel is carefree while surfing, falling in love, and getting high on the beach with friends. But reality crushes him like a tidal wave when he returns home to Hawaii. Ten years go by, and buried family secrets, questionable decisions, and memories of a girl he never stopped loving would change him forever.

Restless with his life in Hawaii, Daniel moves to the mainland and delves into the shadowy world of the filthy rich, catering to their whims for money. But his cool, smart, and practical exterior starts to crumble under the weight of his clients’ ugly secrets, though he is most wounded by his own secret shame…


Blade and Rose Boxed Set
by Miranda Honfleur
Rating: 4.6

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A kingdom in turmoil or the love of her life. Which one will she save?

Elemental mage Rielle hasn’t heard from her best friend in far too long. Yet no one at the Tower of Magic seems to care about Olivia’s silence, or the curtain of secrecy surrounding the distant capital. Before Rielle can investigate, she’s assigned a strange new mission: escort a knight named Jon across the kingdom.

Saving Olivia and the kingdom means defying orders and sacrificing her every ambition, and could mean losing the man who’s become so much more to her than a mission. Which will she choose: her best friend and the kingdom, or the love of her life?


The Lost Child
by Ann Troup
Rating: 4.5

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Mandy Miller disappeared from Hallow’s End when she was just 3 years old. She was never found.
‘The Lost Child is complex, mysterious and highly compelling reading.’ – Reviewed the Book

Thirty years on, Elaine Ellis is carrying her mother’s ashes back to Hallow’s End to scatter them in the place that she once called home. Elaine has never been there, but it’s the only place Jean talked about while she was growing up – so it seems as good a place as any.


Stuart MacBride Collection
by Stuart MacBride
Rating: 4.4

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Two Ash Henderson crime thrillers from the author of four consecutive No. 1 Sunday Times bestsellers.

BIRTHDAYS FOR THE DEAD: Detective Constable Ash Henderson has a dark secret…

Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her thirteenth birthday. A year later the first card arrived: home-made, with a Polaroid picture stuck to the front – Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified. Every year another card: each one worse than the last.

A SONG FOR THE DYING: He’s back… Eight years ago, ‘The Inside Man’ murdered four women and left three more in critical condition – all of them with their stomachs slit open and a plastic doll stitched inside. And then the killer just … disappeared.


The Rogue
by Lee Brainard
Rating: 4.6

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2019 AUDIE AWARD FINALIST IN THE FAITH-BASED CATEGORY

When rookie astronomer Irina Kirilenko discovers a planet-size comet in the Kuiper Belt on a collision course for Mars, she first faces stonewalling from the Minor Planet Center, then coercion and stricture from NASA. They press her to embrace an ingenious reinterpretation of her discovery and ban her from talking about it. It slowly dawns on her that the government is fostering a massive conspiracy to keep the public oblivious to the truth – Earth is facing an existential threat. Unwilling to be silenced, she recruits fellow astronomer Ariele Serrafe to evaluate her discovery, placing both in the crosshairs of government agents.

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(The Rendezvous)

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

A Body at Book Club
by Elizabeth Spann Craig
Rating: 4.3

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When octogenarian sleuth Myrtle Clover discovers Naomi Pelter’s dead body during a book club meeting, the other members seem shocked. But Myrtle can read between the lines. Naomi had riled everyone up by flirting with other people’s husbands, arguing with neighbors, and generally making a nuisance of herself. Murdering troublemakers is the oldest trick in the book.

The book club members seem too sweet to be killers, but Myrtle knows better than to judge books by their covers. Myrtle’s investigation into the murder will take a more novel approach than her police chief son’s by-the-book methods.

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(Myrtle Clover Mysteries)


The Spirit of Grace
by Terry Lynn Thomas
Rating: 4.5

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Sarah Bennett doesn’t remember the night her mother tumbled down the stairs at Bennett House, despite allegedly witnessing the fatal fall. There was talk of foul play, dark whispers, and sidelong glances, all aimed at Sarah, prompting her family to send her to The Laurels, an exclusive asylum in San Francisco, under a cloud of suspicion. Now, on the one-year anniversary of her mother’s murder, Sarah has been summoned home. Convinced of her innocence, she returns to Bennett House, hoping to put the broken pieces of her life back together.


Deadly Game
by Matt Johnson
Rating: 4.6

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Reeling from the attempts on his life and that of his family, Police Inspector Robert Finlay returns to work to discover that any hope of a peaceful existence has been dashed.

Assigned to investigate the Eastern European sex-slave industry just as a key witness is murdered. Finlay, along with his new partner Nina Brasov, finds himself facing a ruthless criminal gang, determined to keep control of the traffic of people into the UK. On the home front, Finlay’s efforts to protect his wife and child may have been in vain, as an MI5 protection officer uncovers a covert secret service operation that threatens them all…

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(Robert Finlay Mysteries)


Secrets Never Die
by Melinda Leigh
Rating: 4.8

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When a retired sheriff’s deputy is shot to death in his home, his troubled teenage stepson, Evan, becomes the prime suspect. Even more incriminating, the boy disappeared from the scene of the crime.

Desperate to find her son, Evan’s mother begs PI Lance Kruger for help. She knows her son is innocent. Kruger and defense attorney Morgan Dane want to believe that too, but the evidence against the boy is damning. Just as the trail goes cold, another deputy vanishes. His shocking connection to Evan’s stepfather throws the investigation into chaos as Lance and Morgan fear the worst…that Evan is the killer’s new target.

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(Morgan Dane Mysteries)


Awaken Your Love Life
by Orit Arbel Ph.D.
Rating: 4.8

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How to revive your relationship and fall in-love AGAIN with your partner. A unique and practical guide that will enable you to improve your marriage and turn it into a vibrant and fulfilling relationship, like it used to be!

Dr. Orit Arbel shares her knowledge and experience and gives six essential tools to be used by partners, so they can go back to feeling love, be happy, get past old arguments and re-dance the “couples dance”.

Dr. Arbel has been a couple’s therapist for the past 30 years and has developed an extremely fast and efficient model called The Marathon Method, which has been accepted by the World Congress Library in Washington as an international counseling method.


Midwinter of the Spiri
by Phil Rickman
Rating: 4.3

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Reverend Merrily Watkins finds herself replacing a retiring exorcist who is determined to make the transition as unpleasant as possible.

Diocesan Exorcist: a job viewed by the Church of England with such extreme suspicion that they changed the name. It’s Deliverance Consultant now. Still, it seems, no job for a woman. But when the Bishop offers it to Merrily Watkins, parish priest and single mother, she’s in no position to refuse. It starts badly for Merrily and gets no easier.


How to Buy Your Perfect First Home
by Anthony S. Park
Rating: 4.7

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This easy-to-read guide efficiently answers all the questions every first-time homebuyer should ask:

How to start the home buying process?; How long does the home buying process take?
How early should you start home hunting?; How much home can you afford?
How much downpayment should you have saved?; How to compare mortgages?
What’s the difference between pre-qualified and pre-approved?; How to choose where you want to live?
How long should house hunting take?; How open houses work?
Why first-time homebuyers should use a realtor and need a real estate attorney
How to make and negotiate your offer?; How much are closing costs?

Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

A Skeleton in the Family
by Leigh Perry
Rating: 4.6

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A woman discovers the literal skeleton in her family’s closet in the first Family Skeleton Mystery! Moving back into her parents’ house with her teenage daughter had not been Georgia Thackery’s “Plan A.” But when she got a job at the local college, it seemed the sensible thing to do. So she settled in and began reconnecting with old friends.

Including Sid. Sid is the Thackery family’s skeleton. He’s lived in the house as long as Georgia can remember, although no one, including Sid, knows exactly where he came from and how he came to be a skeleton.

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(A Family Skeleton Mysteries)


Free Seas – Orion
by Multiple Authors
Rating: 5.0

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Freedom and justice! Pirates are free, and heroes are just – but what eludes most is that the values of freedom and justice are not mutually exclusive. Captain Lefty of the mighty pirate ship, the Fallen Angel, stands firmly by his code whilst fighting all manner of crime over the vast seas, aided by his memorable crew of fellow Water Elementals.

However, there is no shortage of otherworldly challenges in the magic-filled life of a roaming Elemental hero. Amidst the raging storm of run-of-the-mill crime fighting, a new felon comes from beyond the skies to test the might of our esteemed freelance enforcers: Orion, an intergalactic hunter of immense power and even greater fury, with only one thing in mind – revenge for the tragedies of his past.


The Tourist
by Olen Steinhauer
Rating: 4.0

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Milo Weaver used to be a “tourist” for the CIA—an undercover agent with no home, no identity – but he’s since retired from the field to become a middle-level manager at the CIA’s New York headquarters. He’s acquired a wife, a daughter, and a brownstone in Brooklyn, and he’s tried to leave his old life of secrets and lies behind. However, when the arrest of a long-sought-after assassin sets off an investigation into one of Milo’s oldest colleagues and exposes new layers of intrigue in his old cases, he has no choice but to go back undercover and find out who’s holding the strings once and for all.

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(Milo Weaver Mysteries)


Palmer Entity
by David Longhorn, Scare Street
Rating: 4.9

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Some nightmares are too terrifying to forget… Paul Mahan just wants to put everything behind him. The shadowy halls of Rookwood apartments, the building’s bloodstained past, and most of all, the chilling supernatural presence he encountered there…

But when Neve Cotter, a former Rookwood resident, reaches out to him for help, Paul finds himself unable to turn away. Neve’s daughter, Ella, has been possessed by a tortured spirit that Paul freed from Rookwood’s haunted grounds. Feeling responsible for the girl’s pain, he agrees to accompany a paranormal TV show into the abandoned building, hoping to find a cure for Ella’s curse.


Star Marque Rising
by Shami Stovall
Rating: 4.6

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The future is governed through a genetic hierarch – —superhumans at the top, humans and defects at the bottom. Welcome to an all-new military science fiction novel from critically-acclaimed author Shami Stovall.

Clevon Demarco, a genetically modified human, has a cocksure attitude and the combat skills to back it up. With his unparalleled skills, he makes his living as a ruthless gunrunner on a shady space station near the edges of the quadrant. Stronger, faster, and wittier than most sad sacks, no one even comes close to Demarco’s abilities – until he crosses paths with the captain of the notorious Star Marque, Endellion Voight.


The Torment Of Rachel Ames
by Jeff Gunhus
Rating: 4.5

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Suffering from writer’s block, novelist Rachel Ames escapes to a lake cabin to calm her mind and regain a sense of herself. The location is perfect. Isolated. Beautiful. Inspiring. It even comes with a good-looking landlord who shows an interest in her. But she can’t shake the sense that something terrible has followed her to the lake, something just beyond her consciousness, something out on the edge where the sounds of a raging fire and sirens linger whenever she slows down to listen. Determined to make the cabin work, she tries to settle in and give her new life a chance.

Tuesday’s Mystery eBooks

Scared to Death
by Karin Kaufman
Rating: 4.7

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When Rachel’s friend Holly is invited to cater a radio broadcast from the Grandview Hotel on the fiftieth anniversary of a mysterious murder there, Rachel and Julia come along for moral support. Their excitement quickly turns to dread when they see the state of the dilapidated hotel and are warned to expect strange noises in the night. But ghostly sounds are the least of their worries after a body is found in the hotel’s library.

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(Juniper Grove Cozy Mysteries)


Scarlet: Taming The Thirst
by T.L. Christianson
Rating: 5.0

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Sarah’s determined to cure the vampire plague…if she can control her bloodlust.

A rogue scientist is infecting the Moroi of the world with a deadly disease, and one woman is willing to risk it all for the cure. Dr. Sarah Shepard doesn’t let anything get in her way. She’s a renegade virologist who’s on a mission to find a cure. However, as a new vampire, her out-of-control bloodlust has ruined her marriage, taken her kids and continues to plague her at every turn. Karsten Ingvar is an elite Danish soldier who specializes in taming new vampires. When he takes an assignment to help the prestigious Dr. Shepard, he can’t help but be fascinated and compelled by her determination and beauty.

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(Shades of Red Mysteries)


Hired to Kill
by Andrew Peterson
Rating: 4.5

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After simultaneous deadly terror attacks on San Diego and the nation’s capital, Nathan learns that the mass murders weren’t random events – they targeted his family.

And the threat is far from over. Part of a larger plot involving a sabotaged North Korean bioweapons facility and an ISIS training camp in northern Mexico, a third attack – bigger than 9/11 – is being hatched by cold-blooded killers.

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(Nathan McBride Mysteries)


The Horror on the Links Collection
by Seabury Quinn
Rating: 4.6

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The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, Volume One. Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The first volume, The Horror on the Links, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from “The Horror on the Links” (1925) to “The Chapel of Mystic Horror” (1928), as well as an introduction by George Vanderburgh and Robert Weinberg.


The Munich Girl
by Phyllis Edgerly Ring
Rating: 4.4

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The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.

Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante – and a tyrant’s lover – Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.


Bitter River
by Julia Keller
Rating: 4.0

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Phone calls before dawn are never good news. And when you’re the county’s prosecuting attorney, calls from the sheriff are rarely good news, either. So when Bell Elkins picks up the phone she already knows she won’t like what she’s about to hear, but she’s still not prepared for this: 16-year-old Lucinda Trimble’s body has been found at the bottom of Bitter River. And Lucinda didn’t drown—she was dead before her body ever hit the water.

With a case like that, Bell knows the coming weeks are going to be tough. But that’s not all Bell is coping with these days. Her daughter is now living with Bell’s ex-husband, hours away…

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(Bell Elkins Novels)


Summer of the Loon
by Deanna Lynn Sletten
Rating: 4.6

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Life can change in a heartbeat…  Ali Jenson’s life changed forever the moment her mother died. The sixteen-year-old was suddenly swept away from the life she knew in California to live with her estranged grandfather in the deep woods of northern Minnesota. Ali’s life has never been easy, but it seems her grandfather is trying his best to make it even more difficult. Her only hope is to get through the summer and her last year of high school so she can return to her old life in California. What she hadn’t counted on was slowly becoming attached to the grumpy old man and falling in love for the very first time.