Friday’s Mystery eBooks

Connections, Conflict & Murder
by Christa Nardi
Rating: 4.0 #ad

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A walk in the park, online connections, and dangerous discoveries.

When the cybersecurity expert who checked out Stacie’s computer turns up dead, Stacie and her good friend and IT whiz, Trina, find themselves entangled in the ensuing murder investigation. Who killed Sam and why? Was the motive personal or was Sam silenced because he discovered potentially illegal activity as part of a client’s routine security audit? With Stacie at her side, Trina reaches out to other tech people who knew Sam in an effort to connect the dots and, in the process, places both women in the sights of a killer.

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Sins in Blue
by Brian Kaufman
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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“An engaging tale about two music lovers trying to set the historical record straight.”Kirkus Reviews

A young man on a mission. An aging musician with a dream. Society perched over a racial divide.

It’s the 1960s, and nothing reflects the cultural revolution more than music. When Kennedy Barnes, a runaway teen, stumbles upon a rock and roll song recorded by a blues musician in the 1930s, he heads west in search of the man behind the music.

Willie Johnson, ex-bluesman, is a motel laundry worker with a bad hip and a dark past. When Kennedy arrives with the promise of riches, Willie wonders if he’s finally getting his shot at the big time. But is fame worth the cost of dredging up past sorrows?


No Man’s Nightingale
by Ruth Rendell
Rating: 3.9 #ad

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A female vicar named Sarah Hussein is discovered strangled in her Kingsmarkham vicarage. A single mother to a teenage girl, Hussein was working in a male-dominated profession. Moreover, she was of mixed race and wanted to modernize the church. Could racism or sexism have played a factor in her murder?

Maxine, the gossipy cleaning woman who discovered the body, happens to also be in the employ of retired Chief Inspector Wexford and his wife. Wexford is intrigued by the unusual circumstances of the murder, and when he is invited by his old deputy to tag along with the investigators, he leaps at the chance.


108 Days: A True Story
by Lisa Lindell
Rating: 4.0 #ad

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Do you trust your hospital? I did, until my husband was the patient. They told me he’d be home in about a month. A mistake in the radiology department is the first setback. Neglect and mistakes are routine. They don’t expect him to survive. I never give up.

Houston, Texas. Following an electrical accident at work, my husband, Curtis, is admitted to one of America’s top hospitals with major burn injuries. Curtis starts to decline and continues to worsen. Everybody tells me he’s fine. I keep calling doctors and telling everybody I see he’s dying and needs help.

Finally one doctor examines a week-old ultrasound and rushes him to surgery. “He has the liver of a chronic alcoholic, I blame radiology.”


The Janus Journals
by H. L. Wegley
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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Will probing the past, through her father’s secret journals, save her future?For recent college graduate, Alisa (Allie) Petrenko, the Cold War never ended, and events set in motion years ago have endangered this innocent young woman. When her father is murdered, he left her with a warning, an assassin on her trail, and his secret history contained in a set of journals. As Allie tries to elude the assassin and read the journals, she learns that the loving father who raised her was not the man he appeared to be, and the man she must now trust with her life is someone Allie must never trust with her heart.At strong safety, Grady Jamison could defend against opponents in the red zone, but he couldn’t stop the drunk driver who hit his car and killed his sister.


Fast Track
by Fern Michaels
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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The world needs the avenging angels of the Sisterhood more than ever. A thriller of international intrigue from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

It’s been years since the members of the Sisterhood first banded together, with the help of their mentor Charles Martin, to exact their own form of justice on those whose crimes had gone unpunished by the legal system. Now, back in the United States after an enforced exile, and ensconced in a new home on Big Pine Mountain in North Carolina, Myra, Kathryn, Annie, Alexis, Isabelle, Yoko, and Nikki are breathing easy at last – but not for long.

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Little Girl Lost
by Mia Frances
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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Sheriff Zac McHenry is fit to be tied. A new “working girl” just showed up at the local truck stop. He doesn’t want “her kind” in town! He arrests her, but things aren’t what they seem. She’s no hooker…she’s a librarian! Her name is Ali, and she’s trying to track down a 13-year-old runaway.

The girl disappeared from the truck stop a week ago and hasn’t been heard from since. Zac tries to send Ali packing, even checks her out of her motel room, but she refuses to leave until she finds the girl. With the rodeo in town and all the hotel and motel rooms in the area booked up, Ali finds herself temporarily homeless. With no place else to go, she moves in with the sheriff until a room becomes available.

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

Resort to Murder
by TP Fielden
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Death stalks the beaches of Devon

With its pale, aquamarine waters and golden sands, the shoreline at Temple Regis was a sight to behold. But when an unidentifiable body is found there one morning, the most beautiful beach in Devon is turned into a crime scene.

For Miss Dimont – ferocious defender of free speech, champion of the truth and ace newspaperwoman for The Riviera Express – this is a case of paramount interest, and the perfect introduction for her young new recruit Valentine Waterford.

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Shortcut
by Arnold Eslava-Grünwaldt
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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It all started with a shortcut. Murder followed. Then an accidental death. Or so it seemed. But then again, nothing is as quite as it seems. Enter Detective Sergeant Hamilcar “Ham” Hitchcock and his General Assignment Squad. Fresh off the Keim case—and recovering from the loss of several key members—the Yonkers, New York-based team reinvents itself and dives headfirst into the latest investigation. And, it’s a doozy. Is the murderer a jealous high school student? A greedy caregiver? An angry homeless man? Or, someone else?

As the detectives work to unmask the killer, a bizarre, unrelated death draws their attention—and holds it. Unfortunately, the evidence in both cases is frustratingly scant. At the top of the list are several short-cut cherry striped straws, and a mysterious, corrosive salve.

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Game Over
by Fern Michaels
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With yet another successful assignment behind them, the ladies of the Sisterhood have enjoyed a relaxing break together and celebrated the wedding of Myra and Charles on Big Pine Mountain. But as soon as the newlyweds return from their shortened honeymoon, they are hit with some exciting yet unsettling news . . .

It seems their dear ally Lizzie Fox, recently ensconced as Chief White House Counsel, is rumored to be near the top of the short list for a soon to be vacated seat on the Supreme Court. While the Sisters are thrilled for Lizzie, they are concerned about her being ripped to shreds in the approval process, partly due to her connections with the Sisterhood.

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Dragon Approved Complete Series Boxed Set
by Ramy Vance, Michael Anderle
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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With every passing day, more and more Dragonriders are falling under the scourge of the Dark One.

The forces of humanity and their allies are desperate. They need a new hero to step up and turn the tide.

Myrddin, the resistance’s leader, thinks he might have found that someone…on Earth, of all places.

Word has just come from the east that the Dark One is launching his largest assault yet, but there is still time to stop him. If, that is, they can find someone good enough to take him on.

Alex Bound just might be the rider they need.

But a human has never been accepted as a Dragonrider.


Bad Things Happen
by Harry Dolan
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The man who calls himself DAVID LOOGAN is hoping to escape a violent past by leading a quiet, anonymous life in Ann Arbor, Michigan. But his solitude is broken when he finds himself drawn into a friendship with Tom Kristoll, publisher of the mystery magazine Gray Streets — and into an affair with Laura, Tom’s sleek blond wife. When Tom offers him a job as an editor, Loogan sees no harm in accepting. What he doesn’t realize is that the stories in Gray Streets tend to follow a simple formula: Plans go wrong. Bad things happen. People die.

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Neverland
by Douglas Clegg
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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“A brilliant novel that grows richer with each reading, a multilayered marvel that will one day be recognized as one of the classics of supernatural literature.” — Bentley Little.

For years, the Jackson family vacationed at their matriarch’s old Victorian house on Gull Island, a place of superstition and legend off the southern coast of the U.S. One particular summer, young Beau follows his cousin Sumter into a shack hidden among the brambles and windswept trees near bluffs overlooking the sea.

Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

And the Killer Is…
by G. A. McKevett
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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It will be a cold day in San Carmelita before Savannah skips over a high-profile homicide case, especially one attached to a tasty reward. But when 90-year-old former silver screen siren Lucinda Faraday is murdered inside her derelict mansion, serving justice comes with unsavory risks. The fallen star, considered one of the most beautiful women of her time, was found strangled by a pair of vintage stockings amid a hoard of garbage and priceless memorabilia. Now, Lucinda is making headlines again—and, like in the past, her name is connected with the worst kind of scandal . . .

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(A Savannah Reid Cozy Mysteries)


The Door in the Hedge
by Robin McKinley
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So begins “The Stolen Princess,” the first story of this collection, about the meeting between the human princess Linadel and the faerie prince Donathor. “The Princess and the Frog” concerns Rana and her unexpected alliance with a small, green, flipper-footed denizen of a pond in the palace gardens. “The Hunting of the Hind” tells of a princess who has bewitched her beloved brother, hoping to beg some magic of cure, for her brother is dying, and the last tale is a retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses in which an old soldier discovers, with a little help from a lavender-eyed witch, the surprising truth about where the princesses dance their shoes to tatters every night.


HAWK: Hellfire
by Mike Waller
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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Sometimes, death is necessary. Two thousand years after the Great Diaspora humanity has spread across the Orion Spur, the human domain fractured and diverse, divided into numerous small federations, empires, dictatorships and a thousand unaligned and lonely planets.

On one of those small worlds a plant grows, a weed that feeds the addiction of many and the greed and avarice of a few, and kills without favor.

“Really great! Hard-hitting sci-fi at its finest. Written by one of the new masters. A must read!” by Multiple Authors


Burning Ridge
by Margaret Mizushima
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Colorado’s Redstone Ridge is a place of extraordinary beauty, but this rugged mountain wilderness harbors a horrifying secret. When a charred body is discovered in a shallow grave on the ridge, officer Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are called in to spearhead the investigation. But this is no ordinary crime—and it soon becomes clear that Mattie has a close personal connection to the dead man.

Joined by local veterinarian Cole Walker, the pair scours the mountaintop for evidence and makes another gruesome discovery: the skeletonized remains of two adults and a child. And then, the unthinkable happens. Could Mattie become the next victim in the murderer’s deadly game?

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The Brutal Telling
by Louise Penny
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Chaos is coming, old son. With those words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. Everybody goes to Olivier’s Bistro – including a stranger whose murdered body is found on the floor. When Chief Inspector Gamache is called to investigate, he is dismayed to discover that Olivier’s story is full of holes. Why are his fingerprints all over the cabin that’s uncovered deep in the wilderness, with priceless antiques and the dead man’s blood? And what other secrets and layers of lies are buried in the seemingly idyllic village?

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OFFENBUNKER
by A.G. Russo
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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A top secret bunker deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains. A silo housing a ballistic missile. What is the personal cost to those who devote their lives to preventing nuclear war?

Cold War super powers the United States and the Soviet Union are engaged in an intense “arms race” build up of nuclear weapons and face off for control as the fate of the free world hangs in the balance.

The CIA, U.S. military intelligence, spies, double agents, the KGB, Stasi secret police, and assassins engage in a dangerous contest of espionage as Russia wants to spread communism and take control of Europe, and the United States wants to stop them.


Savvy Sage Online
by Richard Sprout
Rating: 3.8 #ad

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​A first person LitRPG Gamelit Fantasy novel, Savvy Sage Online tells the story of how Nate, a twenty something guy ended up a beta tester for a next generation game system. While inside, he tries to build relationships while avoiding evil sorcerers, deadly monsters and learning how to creatively apply his new magical skills in interesting ways.

Once inside the game world, Nate quickly makes friends, first with Roger and then Jenny, a plucky warrior redhead who saves him from becoming cat food. After that, Nate meets Alice, a mage working tables to save for guild dues. When Alice gives Nate a Request, he dives deep magical exploration to help make their ambitious plans come true.


The Family Secret
by Lorhainne Eckhart
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Raymond O’Connell was the love of Iris’s life – from the day she met him, to the day a year later when she married him, to the tragic night before she never saw him again.

Some would say they had the perfect all-American life. Now, eighteen years later, questions arise about the night her husband disappeared, leaving a bloody knife and a letter addressed to her, in which he said goodbye and told her not to look for him, with not even a second thought for her and their six children…

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Tuesday’s Mystery eBooks

Friendly Fire
by John Gilstrap
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It begins with a shocking act of vengeance. Barista Ethan Falk chases a customer into the parking lot and kills him. He tells police that years ago the older man abducted and tortured him. Then Ethan’s story takes an even stranger turn: he says he was rescued by a guy named Scorpion. Of course, there is no record of either the kidnapping or the rescue, because Scorpion–Jonathan Grave–operates outside the law and leaves no evidence.

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Half Past Midnight
by Jeff Brackett
Rating: 3.9 #ad

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In 1947 the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists created the Doomsday Clock to gauge the threat of nuclear war. The further the hands are from midnight, the safer the world is. The closer they are to midnight, the more imminent the threat of nuclear war.

But what happens after the hands reach midnight? What awaits those who survive the initial days of that nuclear war? What will life be like at Half Past Midnight?

Half Past Midnight is a post-apocalyptic thriller – the story of Leeland Dawcett and his family, in the first days and years after the Doomsday War.


Beautiful, Frightening, and Silent
by Jennifer Anne Gordon
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Adam, a young alcoholic, slowly descends into madness while dealing with the psychological scars of childhood trauma which are reawakened when his son and wife die in a car accident that he feels he is responsible for. After a failed suicide attempt, and more group meetings that he can mention. Adam hears a rumor of a Haunted Island off the Coast of Maine, where “if someone wants it bad enough” they could be reunited with a lost loved one.

In his desperate attempt to connect with the ghost of his four-and-a half year old son, he decides to go there, to Dagger Island, desperate to apologize to, or be condemned by, his young son. Adam is not sure what he deserves or even which of these he wants more. While staying in a crumbling old boarding house, he becomes involved with a beautiful and manipulative ghost who has spent 60 years tormenting the now elderly man who was her lover, and ultimately her murderer.


Sunset Limited
by James Lee Burke
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The townspeople of New Iberia, Louisiana, didn’t crucify Megan Flynn’s father. They just didn’t catch whoever pinned him to a barn wall with sixteen-penny nails.

Decades later, Megan, now a world-famous photojournalist, has come back to the bayou, looking for cop Dave Robicheaux. It was Dave who found the body of labor leader Jack Flynn. The sight changed the boy, shaped him as a man. And after forty years, Robicheaux is still haunted by the bizarre unsolved slaying…

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Collateral Damage
by Fern Michaels
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Through all their adventures, the bond of the Sisterhood has remained steadfast and unshakeable. But for the first time, the Sisterhood verges on falling apart when the ladies are faced with a new mission—one with a presidential pardon hanging in the balance…

A mysterious Washington, D.C. political operative needs them to track down a computer hacker who has stolen a highly classified list of fundraisers’ names. With a presidential election looming, the girls soon realize the job is a lot more dangerous than they had anticipated.

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Black Magic Woman
by Eric Wilder
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In the most haunted and forbidden city on earth, no one disregards the supernatural. When a spirit from a different life begins haunting him, Wyatt Thomas turns to the one person he knows can help – his business partner and voodoo mambo Mama Mulate. To rid himself of the curse, he must travel back in time to Antebellum New Orleans and seek the assistance of Marie Laveau, the most famous voodoo practitioner who ever lived. He has one chance to save his soul and only forty-eight hours to do it, or else be trapped in the past forever.

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Cross Breed
by Lora Leigh
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The Breeds are humans altered before conception with the DNA of the predators of Earth. But although they all carry the genetic material of beasts within them, Cassandra Sinclair stands apart. A unique mix of wolf, coyote and human, she is revered by many—but preyed upon by others. She is fiercely protected by her community…but no one manages to stop her when she slips away one day to offer her body in exchange for her sister’s safety.

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Passionate Protectors
by Multiple Authors
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SIX FULL-LENGTH ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVELS FROM NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHORS

When danger abounds, passionate protectors rush to the frontline to shield and defend. Homicide detectives, US marshals, and secret agents chase the guilty, thwart attacks, and endanger themselves with a zeal to protect. When love ignites and emotions run hot, these men and women put it all on the line. From New York to Chicago, Bangkok to a remote lake in Minnesota, nonstop adventure and steam sizzle when romance and suspense combust.