Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

A Scandal in Scarlet
by Vicki Delany
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Walking her dog Violet late one night, Gemma Doyle, owner of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop, acts quickly when she smells smoke outside the West London Museum. Fortunately no one is inside, but it’s too late to save the museum’s priceless collection of furniture, and damage to the historic house is extensive. Baker Street’s shop owners come together to hold an afternoon auction tea to raise funds to rebuild, and Great Uncle Arthur Doyle offers a signed first edition of The Valley of Fear.

Cape Cod’s cognoscenti files into Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room, owned by Gemma’s best friend, Jayne Wilson. Excitement fills the air (along with the aromas of Jayne’s delightful scones, of course). But the auction never happens…

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(A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mysteries)


Apollo’s Other Daughter
by Suzanne Jenkins, Ida Frost
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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A chance encounter with Detroit Homicide Detective Joe Young guides Gaia to help solve a murder he’s investigating, and to romance.

College student Gaia Parnassus lives in Detroit with her father and grandmother. Palm reading capability earns a little extra spending money on the side, but more importantly, it provides something she is unable to acquire in other ways, filling a void she doesn’t understand.

On a fall evening, handsome Detroit Homicide detective Joe Young enters Delphia Pizza on a bet to have his fortune told, and after taking one look at beautiful Gaia, loses his nerve. Overcoming outside forces, family secrets and a double homicide bind Joe and Gaia together when Gaia discovers evidence the detectives didn’t see.

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Rain Will Come
by Thomas Holgate
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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A thrilling, page-turning debut about a twisted killer and a broken cop – both with nothing to lose.

Paul Czarcik, the longest-tenured detective in the Illinois Bureau of Judicial Enforcement, puts the rest of the team to shame. Ruthless and riddled with vices, Czarcik always gets his man. And fast. Until now…

A double slaying isn’t the open-and-shut case of urban crime he’s used to. Connecting it to a high-profile Texas judge, Czarcik realizes something bigger is going on. It’s the work of a serial killer for whom Chicago is just the beginning. Now he’s inviting Czarcik to play catch-me-if-you-can on a cross-country murder spree.


The Saltwater Murder
by L.B. Hathaway
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MURDERED WITH A BOX OF TEARS… London, 1924. Posie Parker has been called to her most baffling case yet. Amyas Lyle, London’s top young lawyer, has been found with his head in a box of poisoned saltwater.

It’s the perfect murder. But who hated him enough to do such a thing? Following a trail of strange notes, all of which speak of the sea, and saltwater, Posie travels from London to the seaside resort of Whitley Bay, looking for answers. But nothing can prepare her for what she finds there.

Can Posie find Amyas Lyle’s cold-blooded killer before further deaths take place? Can she protect those Amyas has left behind?

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(The Posie Parker Mysteries)


The Fhyrrstorm
by Peter Glenn
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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Would you curse the world to save the one you love? At a young age, Teryn was orphaned and sold off to the Xerczan Wizard’s Guild. Born with magic powers that far surpassed those of his peers, he’d always been a bit of an outcast.

His only friend is Valeria, a female mage who recently arrived at the guild. She’s an orphan, too, with a similar talent for spellcasting. The two share many traits in common and spend all their free time together. It’s the start of a perfect friendship.

Until she disappears without a trace. Teryn’s only clues to her disappearance lay with the Guild Leader, who is somehow responsible, and an ancient book of magic written by a madman who’s over 1,000 years old.

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(TGuardians of Kallor Mysteries)


The Munich Girl
by Phyllis Edgerly Ring
Rating: 4.3 #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.


The General Theory Of Haunting
by Richard Easter
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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“The surprises and shivers come thick and fast… a real page-turner. I cannot recommend it highly enough.” – Brian Allan, Editor, Phenomena Magazine.

Every haunting has a design… Winter, 1809. Lord Francis Marryman’s wife Patience, dies. In the madness of his grief, he builds her a memorial in the form of a remote country Hall. But there is so much more to it. Francis, a brilliant mathematician, and scholar has put more into the walls than just bricks and mortar.

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(The Snow Trilogy)


Save Him: A Military, Faith-based Thriller
by William M. Hayes
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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Save Him combines the physics of chaos theory and the whiz-bang action of a techno thriller to fuel a military page-turner that tests the faith of everyone involved – Blue Ink Reviews

Military scientist Rydel Scott is proud of the hi-tech gear he invents for battlefield heroes. When a secret mission involving one of his inventions goes horribly wrong, Rydel obsessively tries to learn what caused the system failure and accidentally reveals the ability to time travel. Overworked and massively sleep-deprived, he believes he has received a message from God—save God’s son. And the man of science embarks on a world-changing quest to rescue Jesus.

As he covers his tracks to journey back undetected, he neglects to factor in the consequences of a devastating butterfly effect. And he’s terrified to discover The Unit, a highly-trained team of elite soldiers, is hunting him down to stop him from making choices that could upend all of human history.


Dead Bodies, Dead Languages
by Sherrie Lea Morgan
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When linguist Andrea Davis finds the body of one of her favorite professors, she notices the note pinned to the corpse is written in Old English—and the murder scene is straight out of an ancient tale. Shock and grief are not the only emotions she feels. Disbelief, unease, and attraction run amok when she spies Brady Lancaster—the detective in charge of the scene.

Detective Brady Lancaster is drawn to the quiet fire burning behind the terror in Andrea’s eyes, even if she did stand him up once. But when more bodies turn up, each bearing a similar note, her status as a witness changes—now she is at the head of their suspect list.

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(Heroes of Coweta County Mysteries)


Shopping for a CEO’s Honeymoon
by Julia Kent
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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He says we never had a proper honeymoon. So, instead, he’s giving me… a prepper honeymoon? Who knew billionaire preppers were a thing?

I guess I’m about to find out.

Julia Kent’s New York Times bestselling romantic comedy series continues in Shopping for a CEO’s Honeymoon as Andrew and Amanda settle in to married life… and so much more.

Friday’s Mystery eBooks

The Lady Said No
by Jacquie Biggar
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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A mind of steel hidden behind a bumbling exterior, that’s the perfect description of Detective Gus.
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A great murder mystery with a little romance on the side. Very well written, wonderful characters and a plot that kept me guessing!! Tresa

The Race is on to find a Killer in the heart of Kentucky horse country. Detective Augustus Grant is faced with his most baffling case to date. Well-respected race horse breeder John Jorgenson is murdered in his den days before the Kentucky Derby and the list of suspects is growing.


Monster
by S. E. Green
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It takes a survivor to know a madman. When the police need to crawl inside the mind of a monster, they call Caroline.

As a child, Caroline was abducted along with her twin sister. For over a year, their captor forced them to play his sick games, using their hunger to test the lengths they’d go to survive.

Caroline escaped. Her sister didn’t. Now a young woman gnawed by survivor’s guilt, Caroline’s horrific past has left her with a unique gift to understand the twisted motivations of serial killers. She couldn’t save her sister—but she can at least help the police keep other girls safe.


The Missing Father
by Lorhainne Eckhart
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The O’Connell family collides with danger in this shocking new story from NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart.

Eighteen years ago, Luke O’Connell’s father was there one day, gone the next. His mother sat him and his siblings down and told them their father was gone, it was just them now, and they wouldn’t be seeing him again. But Luke never believed his father could just walk away from a family he’d said he loved. Now, from his role within a secretive military organization, he uses the intelligence he can access to follow leads on his father, but each is a dead end.

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Shadow Informant
by Edita A. Petrick
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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A killer is leaving a trail of bodies all over Chicago and each one is a puzzle piece….

Carly wasn’t ready to deal with betrayal when it came. And there was no one there to offer a hand to help her get back up. Her ex used that weakness to convince the judge that she was an unfit mother. It wasn’t all about child support. It was malice, pure and simple. One part of her however, didn’t fracture. The one that wore a badge and swore to protect citizens of Chicago from all perils, foreign and domestic.

That part will always function at its peak efficiency. Especially when detective-sergeant Carolyn Osych is called in the middle of the night, to the site of yet another bizarre and disturbing murder.


Black Skies
by Leo J. Maloney
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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A team of Navy SEALs wiped out in a surprise attack. A motorcade of dignitaries ambushed–and the U.S. Secretary of State abducted. But this is no random act of terror. A vision of evil unprecedented in scope has been triggered.

The enemy will not stop until the skies over America are black with death and destruction. CIA veterans Dan Morgan and Peter Conley–code names Cobra and Cougar–are America’s last chance at averting an unthinkable scenario of bloodshed . . .

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(A Dan Morgan Thriller)


Bloody Hell: A Dark Urban Fantasy Story
by Theophilus Monroe
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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They tried to cut out my heart. But before I was a vampire, I was a witch. They couldn’t get rid of me that easily. My name’s Mercy Brown-but don’t let my name fool you. I’m merciless.

It had been almost a century and a half since I last encountered anyone from the Order of the Morning Dawn. They were religious fundamentalists with the dual goal of eliminating vampires and witches.

Being both a vampire and a witch I was the embodiment of everything the Order hates. Their first attempt to eliminate me failed. Thanks to the fact that my mentor in the Craft was also a necromancer.

When they burned my heart they didn’t kill me. They unwittingly completed a spell that tied my existence to the soul of one who took my place in hell.

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(The Legacy of a Vampire Witch)


Ancient Middle East
by Captivating History
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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If you want to discover the captivating history of the ancient Middle East, then keep reading… Free History BONUS Inside!

Two captivating manuscripts in one book:
Ancient Near East: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Civilizations of the Middle East, Including Regions Such as Mesopotamia, Ancient Iran, Egypt, Anatolia, and the Levant

Ancient Anatolia: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor, Including the Hittite Empire, Arameans, Luwians, Neo-Assyrian Empire, Cimmerians, Scythians, Persians, Romans, and More


Sleigh Bells Ring
by Jessica James
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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There’s no love story as beautiful as those at Christmas, so pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate and indulge in a classic romance that unleashes the magic of Christmas and the true meaning of the season. This clean, wholesome romance will take you back to bygone days when holiday traditions were deeply rooted institutions, and when love could heal all wounds.

Returning to her family’s Montana ranch after a ten-year absence, Jordyn Dunaway pitches in to help her Mother create the special holiday magic for which the family ranch is renowned. But when she discovers that her best friend growing up—the man she has never forgotten—is employed as a ranch hand, the holiday season turns into something she never imagined.


Top Side Hustles From Home 2020
by V. K. PAYSON
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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In this short 1-hour read, you’ll learn how you can create 7 different income sources and begin turning a profit in as little as 4 weeks – even if you have no skills or prior experience. Delving into the best ways to establish a successful side hustle, this book shows you fun, pain-free, and no-bs ways to launch your next startup with just a few hours of effort per week.

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

A New Place, Another Murder
by Christa Nardi
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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Sometimes you need to be careful what you wish for.

Restless, Sheridan Hendley wishes for excitement. When her step-daughter and a friend are framed for theft and murder, she digs for answers. Sheridan will turn over every rock to prove their innocence. Will the truth come out before the person calling the shots takes Sheridan and Maddie out of the picture?

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(A Sheridan Hendley Mysteries)


Ghost Galaxy Omnibus
by Sarah Noffke, Michael Anderle
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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Includes 2 complete series in one giant omnibus. Kill the bad guys. Save the galaxy. All in a hard day’s work.

Get both the Completed Omnibus of Ghost Squadron and Precious Galaxy series in one GIANT omnibus for a stellar price!

Ghost Galaxy encompasses the two Age of Expansion series co-written by Sarah Noffke and Michael Anderle!

The new team bands together to discover what happened and how to fight the monster lurking in the bottom of the battlecruiser.


Chasing the Prophet
by Orson B. Wolf
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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What would you do if in order to save all humanity, only one man had to be sacrificed… and that one person were you?

As the fear of nuclear attack becomes more real than ever, the key to saving everyone’s lives lies in the courageous relationship between a shy teenager and his loyal dog.

Our planet is on the verge of World War III and a cloud of paralyzing fear is drifting in the air.

While the leaders of the free world try to find a solution to the continuing crisis, the voice of The Prophet—a mysterious figure that has gathered momentum in the last few years—becomes increasingly louder.


Outpost
by Adam Baker
Rating: 3.9 #ad

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They took the job to escape the world
They didn’t expect the world to end.

Kasker Rampart: a derelict refinery platform moored in the Arctic Ocean. A skeleton crew of fifteen fight boredom and despair as they wait for a relief ship to take them home.

But the world beyond their frozen wasteland has gone to hell. Cities lie ravaged by a global pandemic. One by one TV channels die, replaced by silent wavebands.

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(Terminus)


Montrose Paranormal Academy, Book 3
by Barbara Hartzler
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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There’s a war in Europe. Everyone in the Three Societies must choose sides. I know who’s side I’m on. My own. Joining forces with the Guardians might be a huge mistake. But I’ll do anything to find the last three rubies…And destroy them.

The moment my plane to uches down in Vienna, I’m in for a world of trouble. The Three Societies are divided into two factions, and you must choose a side.

Just when I finally find love, my boyfriend and I are separated by our affiliations. And my ex keeps hanging around like there’s something still between us. At least this time I get to fight alongside my long lost brother. He’s been in Europe for years, lurking in the shadows. Waiting for the right moment to strike. Together.

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(Montrose Paranormal Academy)


Cherokee Mythology
by Matt Clayton
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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Explore Captivating Cherokee Myths

In Cherokee myth—as in other Indigenous American traditions—the whole of creation is alive and able to communicate like humans and with the human beings who share their environment. Cherokee myths explain how the world came to be the way it is, and impart important lessons about Cherokee cultural values.

In the collection of stories retold in this volume, you will learn why the opossum has no fur on its tail, how the bat and the flying fox were created, and how medicine and disease came to afflict human beings, while the misfortunes and desires of animals and birds become expressions of important Cherokee cultural values, such as modesty of speech, humility, and gratitude for the earth’s bounty. Like the human beings with whom they share their world, the animals and birds play stickball and hold dances, and they have councils in townhouses—communal spaces that were an important part of Cherokee settlements.


Suffer the Children
by Lisa Black
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Maggie Gardiner, forensics expert for the Cleveland police department, and Jack Renner, a homicide detective with a killer secret, return in bestselling author Lisa Black’s new thriller as they confront the darkest threat yet to their careers – and their lives.

The body of fifteen-year-old Rachael Donahue – abandoned by society, raised in foster homes, and violently unapproachable – has been discovered at the bottom of a stairwell at Firebird, the secure facility for juvenile offenders in Cleveland. For Maggie and Jack, Rachael’s death comes with a disturbing twist—the girl may have been involved with a much older man.

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(A Gardiner and Renner Mysteries)

Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

Musket Ball Murder
by Leslie Langtry
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Merry Wrath has a problem. Her Girl Scout Troop co-leader has signed them up to participate in a Civil War reenactment based on the little-known Battle of Idiot Creek. In full 19th century costume, Merry is just hoping she can keep her troop out of trouble. Unfortunately, things start to fall apart immediately – from the cannon the kids buy with her credit card, to one girl sneaking off at night to beat the other reenactors at poker, to avoiding a rumble between her troop and the haughty Magnolia Girls.

But things take a sharp turn for the worse when a real human leg appears in the pretend amputation tent…only to disappear while Merry’s guarding it.

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In the Dark
by Loreth Anne White
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A secluded mountain lodge. The perfect getaway. So remote no one will ever find you.

The promise of a luxury vacation at a secluded wilderness spa has brought together eight lucky guests. But nothing is what they were led to believe. As a fierce storm barrels down and all contact with the outside is cut off, the guests fear that it’s not a getaway. It’s a trap.

Each one has a secret. Each one has something to hide. And now, as darkness closes in, they all have something to fear—including one another.


A Greektown Wedding
by Suzanne Jenkins
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What does a lawyer using a cop as a beard, a beautiful detective in love with a member of the SWAT Team, and a guy with a broken heart have in common? A Wedding!

Relationships are blooming as Spring approaches after a typical Michigan winter. Even the murders revolve around relationship and romance. Love is in the air for Detroit Homicide Detective Jill. Mark Castro, SWAT member of the Detroit Police Force never believed in love-at-first-sight until he saw Jill on the night he was assigned to be her bodyguard when former defendant Jacob Parker began stalking her.

Family drama continues as Jill’s aunts and uncles, Jim and Maria Pappas make a final decision about their marriage, Liz and John Zannos try to exist in the same state without animosity, and Paula and Nick continue to cohabitate.

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(Detroit Detective Mysteries)


Dead at First Sight
by Peter James
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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You don’t know me, but I thought I knew you . . . A man waits at a London airport for Ingrid Ostermann, the love of his life, to arrive. Across the Atlantic, a retired NYPD cop waits in a bar in Florida’s Key West for his first date with the lady who is, without question, his soulmate. The two men are about to discover they’ve been scammed out of almost every penny they have in the world – and that neither women exist.

Meanwhile, a wealthy divorcée plunges, in suspicious circumstances, from an apartment block in Munich. In the same week, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to investigate the suicide of a woman in Brighton, that is clearly not what it seems.

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(Roy Grace Mysteries)


The Suicide Cartel
by Jason Kasper
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David Rivers wanted to lead his team in war. What he got was a suicide mission… David Rivers is no ordinary mercenary. He’s just been assigned command of a team in the international criminal war raging in South America.

But the Triple Frontier region is deadly. Narcos and terrorists rule its remote jungle, and David must lead his team into the heart of danger. Getting in is easy. Getting out might be impossible. When a high-risk recon mission turns deadly, David’s team must fight for survival against overwhelming odds. Desperate and on the run, they use everything at their disposal just to stay alive.

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(American Mercenary Mysteries)


Too Cute to Spook
by Diana Aleksandrova, Alicia Young
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CUTE IS NOT ALWAYS GOOD!!!

Lorry wants to be the scariest monster of all, but unlike the other monsters, he doesn’t look scary at all. Lorry is cute and kids aren’t afraid of cute little monsters.

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(Special Monsters Collection)


Racing the Devil
by Charles Todd
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Scotland Yard’s Ian Rutledge finds himself caught in a twisted web of vengeance, old grievances, and secrets that lead back to World War I in the nineteenth installment of the acclaimed bestselling series.

On the eve of the bloody Battle of the Somme, a group of English officers having a last drink before returning to the Front make a promise to each other: if they survive the battle ahead—and make it through the war—they will meet in Paris a year after the fighting ends.

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(Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries)