Monday’s Mystery eBooks

Shucked Apart
by Barbara Ross
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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The Snowden Family Clambake Company has a beloved reputation in Busman’s Harbor, Maine. Almost as famous is the sleuthing ability of proprietor Julia Snowden, which is why an oyster farmer seeks her out when she’s in trouble.

When Andie Greatorex is robbed of two buckets of oyster seed worth $35,000, she wonders if somebody’s trying to mussel her out of business. Could it be a rival oyster farmer, a steamed former employee, or a snooty summer resident who objects to her unsightly oyster cages floating on the beautiful Damariscotta River?

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(A Maine Clambake Mysteries)

No Going Back
by T.R. Ragan
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Some call it murder. Others, karma. The female vigilantes dubbed The Black Wigs call it justice. The victims? Sexual predators who never paid for their sins. For three months, The Black Wigs byline has belonged to Sawyer Brooks, a crime reporter still struggling with her own demons. But for Sawyer, there’s suddenly more to the story than just catching the dark web avengers.

Copycat vigilantes are cornering the unchecked abusers of Sacramento and uploading the men’s abject fear to social media. The trending insanity isn’t making Sawyer’s job any easier…

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(Sawyer Mysteries)

Killing Pablo
by Mark Bowden
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Killing Pablo is the story of the fifteen-month manhunt for Colombian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar, whose escape from his lavish, mansionlike jail drove a nation to the brink of chaos. In a gripping, up-close account, acclaimed journalist Mark Bowden exposes the never-before-revealed details of how U.S. military and intelligence operatives covertly led the mission to find and kill the world’s most dangerous outlaw. Drawing on unprecedented access to the soldiers, field agents, and officials involved in the chase, as well as hundreds of pages of top-secret documents and transcripts of Escobar’s intercepted phone conversations, Bowden creates a narrative that reads as if it were torn from the pages of a Tom Clancy technothriller…

Where Dandelions Sway
by Vanessa Luther
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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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…

The Persian Always Meows Twice
by Eileen Watkins
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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Cassie McGlone, owner of Cassie’s Comfy Cats in Chadwick, New Jersey, knows that professional cat grooming isn’t all fluff. She handles her feistiest four-legged clients with a caring touch and nerves of steel. And she needs all the nerve she can muster on her latest house call—when she finds the murdered body of her favorite client, millionaire George DeLeuw, and his newly orphaned Persian, Harpo.

Cassie wants to do whatever she can to help the local police find George’s killer. Taking temporary custody of Harpo seems simple enough—until it becomes clear that someone is desperate to get their claws on the cat.

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(A Cat Groomer Mysteries)

Midnight Come Again
by Dana Stabenow
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Kate, a former investigator for the Anchorage D.A. and now a P.I. for hire, is missing after a winter spent in mourning. Alaska State Trooper Jim Chopin, Kate’s best friend, needs her to help him work a new case. He discovers her hiding out in Bering, a small fishing village on Alaska’s western coast, living and working under an assumed name– working hard, as eighteen-hour workdays seem to be her only justification for getting up in the morning. But before they can even discuss Kate’s last several months, or what Jim is doing looking for her in Bering, they’re up to their eyes in Jim’s case, which is suddenly more complicated– and more dangerous– than they suspected.

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(Kate Shugak Mysteries)

The Flapper and the Flyboy
by Loucinda McGary
Rating: 4.9 #ad

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After his plane was shot down over the French countryside, Gideon returned home to New Orleans from the Great War broken in mind, body, and spirit. He has struggled for three years to heal himself and find his place in the world. Will his beautiful new nurse, Ida Mae offer him the redemption he seeks?

The loss of her husband and her father to the Spanish Flu set Ida Mae on her own healing path. But the life she’s determined to live helping others does not include the assistance of a man. Can these two deeply scarred people find happiness with each other?

Starlight Enclave
by Salvatore R. A.
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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After the settling dust of the demon uprising and two years of peace, rumblings from the Menzoberranzan drow have Jarlaxle nervous. Worried his allies may be pulled into a Civil War between the great Houses, he is eager to ensure Zaknafein is armed with weapons befitting his skill, including one in particular: Khazid’hea. A powerful artifact, the sword known as “Cutter” has started wars, corrupted its users, and spilled the blood of many, many people. Nonetheless—or maybe because of that – the rogue Jarlaxle and a small group of friends will go on an expedition looking for the weapon’s last wielder, Doum’wielle, in the freezing north, for she may be the key to unlocking the sword’s potential…and perhaps the key to preventing the bloodshed looming over the Underdark.

Sunday’s Mystery eBooks

A Dash of Death
by Michelle Hillen Klump
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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Bad news for Samantha Warren: The plucky Houston, Texas, reporter lost her job and her fiancé in rapid succession. But Sam has a way of making lemonade out of the bitterest of lemons. At a meeting of the local historical-homes council, she serves up the homemade bitters that she made as gifts for her wedding party. She intends to use that as her “in” to become an in-demand party mixologist. But the party’s over for one of the council members, who keels over dead soon after he sips the bereft bride’s bitter brew.

It turns out that the victim, Mark, was poisoned—his drink spiked with oleander.

The Third Dragon War
by Bruno Flexer
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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Nothing could prepare the world for the Fire that is the Third Dragon War…

Something sweeps over the Chicago skyline. Something ominous. Something violent.
Something Big.

Jamar Jackson is trying to make his delivery deadlines over the Illinois Interstate when he’s caught in a destructive fire devouring its way towards the Windy City.

Just barely making it out alive, Jackson joins forces with Dr. Beverly Thompson, a biotechnology expert and head of a US military task force investigating what turned the Chicago metropolitan area into a fiery warzone. But they are not alone.

The Missing Piece
by John Lescroart
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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The beloved New York Times bestselling Dismas Hardy series returns with this “perfect piece of entertainment from a master storyteller” (Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author) about a relentlessly twisty murder mystery.

No one mourned when San Francisco DA Wes Farrell put Paul Riley in prison eleven years ago for the rape and murder of his girlfriend. And no one is particularly happy to see him again when he’s released after The Exoneration Initiative uncovered evidence that pinned the crime on someone else. In fact, Riley soon turns up murdered, surrounded by the loot from his latest scam. But if Riley was really innocent all along, who wanted him dead?

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(Dismas Hardy Mysteries)

The Cold Case
by Lorhainne Eckhart
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Detective Mark Friessen uncovers a disturbing mystery: A little girl was taken, but when evidence disappeared, the case was closed.

“Throw in some shady characters, hidden secrets, questionable legal decisions, and small town politics and you have an amazing whodunit. This book is well written and keeps you guessing.” Reading Susan, Amazon Reviewer

While cleaning out closed cases, Mark discovers a file on a missing toddler. After reading the two pages within, he realizes evidence is missing. The only interviews, by the detective who previously had Mark’s job, was conducted with a bitter ex-wife and a former business partner, both of whom pointed at the father.

It appears to have been an open and shut case. Although no body was found, the father was charged and convicted, and the case was closed.

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(Billy Jo McCabe Mysteries)

The Recovery Agent
by Janet Evanovich
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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Lost something? Gabriela Rose knows how to get it back. As a recovery agent, she’s hired by individuals and companies seeking lost treasures, stolen heirlooms, or missing assets of any kind. She’s reliable, cool under pressure, and well trained in weapons of all types. But Gabriela’s latest job isn’t for some bamboozled billionaire, it’s for her own family, whose home is going to be wiped off the map if they can’t come up with a lot of money fast.

Inspired by an old family legend, Gabriela sets off for the jungles of Peru in pursuit of the Ring of Solomon and the lost treasure of Lima. But this particular job comes with a huge problem attached to it—Gabriela’s ex-husband, Rafer. It’s Rafer who has the map that possibly points the way to the treasure, and he’s not about to let Gabriela find it without him.

Deadlock
by Catherine Coulter
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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A young wife is forced to confront a decades-old deadly secret when a medium connects her to her dead grandfather.

A vicious psychopath wants ultimate revenge against Savich, but first, she wants to destroy what he loves most—his family.

A series of three red boxes are delivered personally to Savich at the Hoover Building, each one containing puzzle pieces of a town only FBI agent Pippa Cinelli recognizes. Savich sends in Cinelli to investigate undercover but someone knows who she is.

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(An FBI Thriller)

Legacy of the Blade Complete Series
by Elizabeth Rose
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Four siblings torn apart, are brought back together years later in an epic tale of love, honor and redemption. A family saga to make you laugh, cry, and keep you on the edge of your seat!

The boxed set includes the entire series.

Legacy of the Blade Prequel
Lord of the Blade – Book 1
Lady Renegade – Book 2
Lord of Illusion – Book 3
Lady of the Mist – Book 4

Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

A Catered Book Club Murder
by Isis Crawford
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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If anything can be said about endearingly predictable Margo Hemsley, it’s that she always serves elaborate desserts at her mystery book club meetings. That’s why everyone fears the worst after she doesn’t pick up her order from Bernie and Libby and skips out on the monthly gathering. The Simmons sisters can’t imagine their acquaintance vanishing like a character from one of her favorite novels, at least not willingly.

When the search ends with the discovery of a dead body, Bernie and Libby agree to help the nine remaining book club members prove their friend was murdered.

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(A Mystery With Recipes)

Verses for the Dead
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI’s New York field office, A. X. L. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner.
Pendergast and his new colleague, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to investigate a rash of killings in Miami Beach, where a bloodthirsty psychopath is cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them with cryptic handwritten letters at local gravestones. The graves are unconnected save in one bizarre way: all belong to women who committed suicide.

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(Pendergast Mysteries)

Mortality Bites – The COMPLETE Boxed Set
by Multiple Authors
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Mythical creatures are real, and the world is finding out what life without the gods’ protection looks like.

Discovering that your neighbor was once an evil, blood-sucking fiend tends to bring property values down…

After three hundred years of being a vampire, Katrina Darling has forgotten what it means to be human. One thing she does remember is that friends matter. Kat’s only real friend has been ritually sacrificed by a serial killer. Kat is sure more death will follow. She should know. She used to be the monster plunging the blade in. Now she’s determined to find whoever – or whatever – killed her friend before more victims surface.

The Owlmen
by Sarah England
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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A fast-paced supernatural thriller from the author of bestselling trilogy, Father of Lies.

‘Ellie Blake is recovering from a nervous breakdown. Deciding to move back to her northern roots, she and her psychiatrist husband buy Tanners Dell at auction – an old water mill in the moorland village of Bridesmoor. However, there is disquiet in the village. Tanners Dell has a terrible secret, one so well guarded no one speaks its name. But in her search for meaning and very much alone, Ellie is drawn to traditional witchcraft and determined to pursue it. All her life she has been cowed. All her life she has apologised for her very existence…

Let Justice Descend
by Lisa Black
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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Three days before a key election, U.S. Senator Diane Cragin is electrocuted on her own doorstep—a shocking twist in an already brutal political race. The obvious culprit is Cragin’s rival Joey Green, a city official who’s had his hand in every till in town for the past twenty years. But after discovering a fortune in cash in Cragin’s safe, Maggie and Jack suspect they’ve stepped into a much bigger conspiracy—and they’d better watch their backs.

Dogged by a reporter on the verge of discovering the truth about Jack’s deadly brand of justice, Maggie and Jack plow through a city seething with corruption.

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(A Gardiner and Renner Mysteries)

New Orleans Dangerousy
by Eric Wilder
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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Some say vampires came to America through New Orleans. Many believe they are still there.

When French Quarter private investigator Wyatt Thomas is hired by the Greater Archdiocese of New Orleans to investigate a possible satanic ceremony that may have occurred at the Old Ursuline Convent, he soon learns that more is involved than Satan, The platform where the ceremony allegedly occurred is possibly a satanic altar placed in the convent by a secret society for the specific purpose of devil worship. The Order of the Blood, an offshoot of Freemasonry, has a centuries-old secret guarded by codes, old French ciphers and a web of deceit.

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(French Quarter Mysteries)

Riven
by H. L. Wegley
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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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.

Kate Alexander, a new Christian and a fan of Zach’s radio show, wants to escape to Eastern Oregon, leaving lawless Salem, where her aunt, Governor Sandra Harper, has declared martial law, activated the State Guard, and ordered the police and military to find her beloved niece so Sandra can “fix” Kate and restore her to the most powerful political family in the state.

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(Riven Republic Mysteries)

ONLY OUR DESTINY
by A.G. Russo
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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The Mezzogiorno (Southern Italy). Up to 85 per cent of Italian Americans have their roots in this region. The story of the Coriello family begins in the fictional fishing village of Punto Roccioso along the Amalfi Coast. Alta Italia (Northern Italy) looks down on their southern countrymen as uneducated peasants. With limited opportunities available, many southern Italians dream of escaping poverty by leaving the land they love for a better life in America. But like all dreams, hardships, sacrifices, and realities intrude.

Having lived through World War I, the Spanish Flu, the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini, and racial laws, Raffaela must raise and feed her ten children without any help from her estranged abusive husband Giuseppe, who refuses to give her money. With the support of her two oldest children, Geno, and Luisa, she struggles to survive. World War II devastates Italy and Italian Americans alike when “Il Duce” joins Hitler’s side, leaving Italians vulnerable at home and the object of hatred abroad.

Hunted
by Anastasia Wilde
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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He leads a pack of outlaw wolves who take down bad guys no one else can touch.
She comes from legendary shifter Enforcers, who have half his men on their Most Wanted list. Will their explosive passion destroy everything they care about?

A year ago, undercover operative Gunn Jorgenson left Michelangela Connors for a two-day mission to help a friend. He never came back. All she got was freakin’ note telling her he was gone for good, and not to look for him. Like that was going to happen.

Mikey was trained by the best operatives in the known worlds, and she’s not the kind of girl who reacts to having her heart trashed with a tub of ice cream and a chick flick marathon. She wants answers, or she wants blood. Preferably both. But she didn’t plan to find Gunn by being captured by his wolf soldiers—who have no idea who she is.

Frozen in Time
by Mitchell Zuckoff
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La.

On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed.

Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. But after picking up one man, the Grumman Duck amphibious plane flew into a severe storm and vanished.

Friday’s Mystery eBooks

A Plus One for Murder
by Laura Bradford
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Entrepreneur Emma Westlake discovers that friendship can be murder in this exciting new mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Laura Bradford.

Emma Westlake has always wanted to be her own boss. But after sinking all her cash into a business that went belly-up, Emma finds herself in a penniless pickle. Dottie Adler, Emma’s elderly teatime companion, suggests she try to get paid for doing something she’s really good at—being a friend. Emma thinks it’s a crazy idea until requests start pouring in. Big Max, an eccentric local, wants her to act as his wingwoman at the local senior center’s upcoming dance, nurse practitioner Stephanie needs a workout partner, and writer Brian Hill asks Emma to be his cheering section at an open mic night.

Unplanned Princess Complete Boxed Set
by Michael Anderle
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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What is the difference between ignorance and stupidity?

Ignorance can be solved if you live long enough. Zaena has been sent as an Elven emissary to learn and build a relationship with humanity. There are a few problems with that: her attitude, naivete, and ignorance.

Pick up your copy of this 9 book boxed set to find out how one clueless Princess first came to the shores of America. and if she can create a bridge to save her people.

Afraid: Three Riveting Stories of Suspense
by Lisa Jackson, Alexandra Ivy, Lisa Childs
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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A thrilling new book featuring the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Third Grave, that fans of Allison Brennan and Lisa Gardner won’t want to miss! Dark secrets and revenge converge as former students from an elite boarding school, which is also a haven for the daughters of the rich and famous, come face to face with the crimes of the past…

LUCY
RAYNE
ERIN

Variation on a Theme
by Thomas Watson
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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On a bitterly cold night under the stars, an old man willingly embraces the end of his life. Illness and a revelation of betrayal have convinced him that the time has come. But in dying, Gregory Williamson discovers that time is not what he believes it to be, and neither are life and death. By the shadowy being who calls herself Lucy, he is given a new awareness of the complexity of existence and offered the chance to live another life. A life that will show him the powerful truth of love. A life that could make the world a better place.

More Twisted: Collected Stories, Vol. II
by Jeffery Deaver
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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While best known for his twenty-four novels, Jeffery Deaver is also a short story master – is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader’s Award for Best Short Story, and he won the Short Story Dagger from the Crime Writers Association for a piece that appeared in his first short story collection, Twisted. The New York Times said of that book: “A mystery hit for those who like their intrigue short and sweet…[The stories] feature tight, bare-bones plotting and the sneaky tricks that Mr. Deaver’s title promises.” The sneaky tricks are here in spades, and Deaver even gives his fans a new Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs story.

The Munich Girl
by Phyllis Edgerly Ring
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun.
Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends.

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.

Darkness Falls
by Robert Bryndza
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Kate Marshall’s fledgling PI agency takes off when she and her partner, Tristan Harper, are hired for their first big case. It’s a cold one. Twelve years before, journalist Joanna Duncan disappeared after exposing a political scandal. Most people have moved on. Joanna’s mother refuses to let go.

When Kate and Tristan gain access to the original case files, they revisit the same suspects and follow the same leads – but not to the same dead ends. Among Joanna’s personal effects, Kate discovers the names of two young men who also vanished without a trace.

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(A Kate Marshall Mysteries)