Friday’s Mystery eBooks

December Dread
by Jess Lourey
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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With Christmas just over a week away, ’tis the season for grinning elves, maddeningly jolly Muzak, and a guilty Nut Goodie addiction. But the holidays are marred by something far worse―a serial killer leaving candy canes as his calling card.

His target? Thirty-something brunettes who look just like Mira James. When a woman from her high school graduating class becomes his latest victim, Mira plows through a case of online dating turned deadly with Mrs. Berns at her side.

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Night Vipers
by Carolina Mac
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Farrell’s dream of a night squad for the Agency becomes a reality after rigorous training and many setbacks. Will the new squad prove their worth within the time the Chief has allowed them, or will Farrell’s dream crash and burn? Read Night Vipers to find out.

“Blaine, Farrell and the rest of the Blackmore Agency are on a roll. Tyler has lost it and Jesse is there for him. Carolina MAC has done a good job with this book.” by Amazon Customer

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(The Blackmore Agency Mysteries)


Cutting Edge
by Ward Larsen
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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A helicopter crash alters a Coast Guard rescue swimmer’s life forever in Cutting Edge, a suspense thriller by USA Today bestselling author Ward Larsen

Trey DeBolt is a young man at the crest of life. His role as a Coast Guard rescue swimmer in Alaska offers him a rewarding job and limitless adventure. Then a tragic accident alters his life: during a harrowing rescue, his helicopter goes down. Severely injured, DeBolt awakens in a seaside cabin in Maine, thousands of miles from where the accident occurred. His lone nurse lets slip that he has been officially declared dead, lost in the crash…


Hide and Seek
by Mary Burton
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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She’s hunting. He’s watching. Special Agent Macy Crow is a survivor. After a vicious hit-and-run nearly kills her, she gets right back to work, and now she’s gunning for a spot on the FBI’s elite profiling team. As an audition, she offers to investigate the recently discovered bones of Tobi Turner, a high school girl who disappeared fifteen years ago.

While investigating with local sheriff Mike Nevada, a former colleague and onetime lover, Macy discovers a link between Tobi’s case and several others that occurred around the same time as her disappearance.


The Dark Door
by European P. Douglas
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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Covering up a murder can be Hell! When Aideen Darker realizes she stands before a recently murdered man with wads of cash on him, she has two options. Call the police, or pocket the money and dispose of the body- she chose the wrong option!

Guilt and sleepless nights begin to take their toll on her sanity. What she see’s at night, while her husband sleeps soundly can’t be real- can it? Her bruises, aches, and pains the next day say otherwise. And what of the thin cracks forming in the living room wall, starting to look like the frame of a door?


Dear Wife
by Kimberly Belle
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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From the bestselling author of The Marriage Lie and Three Days Missing comes a riveting new novel of suspense about a woman who, in a fight for survival, must decide just how far she’ll go to escape the person she once loved

Beth Murphy is on the run… For nearly a year, Beth has been planning for this day. A day some people might call any other Wednesday, but Beth prefers to see it as her new beginning—one with a new look, new name and new city. Beth has given her plan significant thought, because one small slip and her violent husband will find her. Sabine Hardison is missing…

Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

Deception, Denial & Murder
by Christa Nardi
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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A domineering co-worker, a flirtatious neighbor, and a dead body make for many questions and awkward situations.

As HR Specialist and trauma counselor, Stacie Maroni is used to dealing with difficult situations. When her night out is derailed by the discovery of a body outside a local watering hole, she’s glad she’s not involved. But when the police investigate and close friends are cast as potential suspects, Stacie will do whatever it takes to identify the true culprit, even if it creates waves with the men in her life, her father included. The suspect list is slim and she’s grasping at straws.

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Red Tiger
by Sean Black
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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When the daughter of a Chinese billionaire is kidnapped from her mansion in Arcadia, California, Ryan and Ty find themselves caught in the middle of a vicious standoff.

Emily Yan is a Chinese ‘parachute kid’, one of thousands of children sent to study in America by their ultra-wealthy parents. Living in a multi-million dollar mansion in Arcadia, California with her hard-partying cousin Charlie, it’s not long before their ostentatious displays of wealth attract the wrong sort of attention in the form of some MS-13 gang members.

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(Ryan Lock & Ty Johnson Mysteries)


The Pain Colony
by Shanon Hunt
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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Six dead bodies with one disturbing similarity. An illicit genetic experiment. A secret society of true believers willing to do whatever it takes to become Pure. And this is only the beginning.

DEA Special Agent Peter Malloy is no stranger to the devastating impact of drugs. So when six bodies turn up with surgical ports implanted in their spines, he’s sure a potent new opioid is the culprit. But when lab tests show zero evidence of any known narcotics, he fears something far more sinister.


Bullets Always Kill
by Joseph Powell
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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He wants to clean up the town… they want to chase him out. Sheriff Rowan Keller is the new sheriff of Blackgate. There’s just one problem. The old sheriff doesn’t want to leave. He’s spent years taking bribes from criminals so they could pass through unscathed, and he’s not eager to give things up. But Rowan’s about to put an end to all that.

Blackgate’s got a poker tournament coming up, and it’s drawing all the wrong kinds of people. But no one beats Wade Sharp. Evil, corrupt, and soulless, Wade has a gang of men who will kill anyone who gets in their way. Even women and children.


The Girl in the Moss
by Loreth Anne White
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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Disgraced ex-cop Angie Pallorino is determined to make a new start for herself as a private investigator. But first, she and her lover, newly promoted homicide detective James Maddocks, attempt a quiet getaway to rekindle a romance struggling in the shadows of their careers. The peace doesn’t last long when human skeletal remains are found in a nearby mossy grove.

This decades-old mystery is just what Angie needs to establish her new career—even as it thrusts her and Maddocks back into the media spotlight, once again endangering their tenuous relationship.

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The Woman in the Water
by Charles Finch
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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This chilling new mystery in the USA Today bestselling series by Charles Finch takes readers back to Charles Lenox’s very first case and the ruthless serial killer who would set him on the course to become one of London’s most brilliant detectives.

London, 1850: A young Charles Lenox struggles to make a name for himself as a detective…without a single case. Scotland Yard refuses to take him seriously and his friends deride him for attempting a profession at all. But when an anonymous writer sends a letter to the paper claiming to have committed the perfect crime – and promising to kill again – Lenox is convinced that this is his chance to prove himself.

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Lucinda
by Richard Dietrich Maddox
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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No mountain is too high in the pursuit of Enlightenment. While most kids played with toys, Lucinda delighted in moments of blissful transcendence. In college, she searches, in Eastern philosophy, for the answers to life’s big questions. Her path leads her to an Enlightened guru and far up into the pristine heights of the Himalayas, where she encounters an ancient prophet, whose final guidance is essential to her success.

Lucinda is the thrilling story of a girl whose life carries her to the highest level of spiritual attainment. If you like the discovery of all life’s possibilities, miracles, wonders, and the teachings of the great Saints, then you will love this uplifting tale.

Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

The Ice Bridge
by Kathryn Meyer Griffith, Dawne Dominique
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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A Mackinac Island Ghostly Murder Mystery. She’ll fall in love again…with a man and the island. Charlotte returns to her Aunt Bess and Mackinac Island, a quaint retreat that welcomes summer tourists and allows no cars, to renew herself and write about the island’s ghosts.

She’s come to help Bess with her heartache, an ended love with Shaun, and to renew a friendship with neighbor Hannah. In winter Mackinac closes down and everyone looks forward to the ice bridge that freezes across the Straits of Mackinac.


Shatter the Roses
by Shawn Luther
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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All day benders, promiscuous nights, and endless student loans: the world seems a strange and unusual place for both Tom and Erika, but then college makes everyone feel like a fish out of water. With their own unique brand of wit, they write the world around them in their own terms. But beneath the surface is a searing, truthful look at the lives of two college students way beyond their years, but still bound by the painful memories of the past. A poignant love story as well as an intimate coming-of-age drama, Shatter the Roses examines what it means to be drawn to other people, to search desperately for understanding, and to find company even in the most unlikely of places.


Tangled Threat
by Heather Graham
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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Some things you can’t forget. A body hanging from the infamous History Tree unraveled their teenage love. Now Maura Antrim is again tangled up with Brock McGovern. Twelve years later, they’re back where that murder occurred—where Brock had been arrested and then released, where Maura had run, too scared to stand by his side. But with two women missing, and Brock now an FBI agent, Maura is determined to help. Together, they’ll have to confront a threat that never died and see if their passion has withstood the test of time.


Wicked for Hire
by Lotta Smith, Hot Tree Editing
Rating: 3.9 #ad

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Medical student Amanda Meyer thought she had her life all planned out until people started dying the moment they touched her. Being cleared of any wrongdoing didn’t stop the medical school from expelling her, and it didn’t rid her of the unfortunate nickname Grim Reaper.

Luckily, having a rep as the harbinger of death isn’t a total resume killer. Rick Rowling, Special Agent for the FBI’s Paranormal Cases Division recruits her to work for the Bureau as a resident witch. But the sexy, brilliant, outrageous loose cannon proves to be just as untouchable as the mysterious creature or creatures that may be responsible for the seemingly unsolvable murder that becomes their first case together.

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Justin Hall Spy Thriller Series Box Set
by Ethan Jones
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Enjoy the first three spy thrillers in the Justin Hall series: ARCTIC WARGAME, TRIPOLI’S TARGET, and FOG OF WAR, from Ethan Jones, the master of international intrigue and bestselling writer.

Meet Justin Hall, a deadly covert assassin working for the Canadian Intelligence Service. He never listened at home; or at school… Why would anyone think he’d listen now? But no one’s better at getting the job done. Justin serves alongside his red-tape ripping partner Carrie O’Conner, and together they’ll stop at nothing to make sure justice is done. Dispatched to execute near-impossible missions with no time, no back-up, and no options. If you love adrenaline-drenched, heart-pounding suspense, you need Justin Hall…


The Dragon Republic
by R. F. Kuang
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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The war is over. The war has just begun.

Three times throughout its history, Nikan has fought for its survival in the bloody Poppy Wars. Though the third battle has just ended, shaman and warrior Rin cannot forget the atrocity she committed to save her people. Now she is on the run from her guilt, the opium addiction that holds her like a vice, and the murderous commands of the fiery Phoenix—the vengeful god who has blessed Rin with her fearsome power.

Though she does not want to live, she refuses to die until she avenges the traitorous Empress who betrayed Rin’s homeland to its enemies. Her only hope is to join forces with the powerful Dragon Warlord, who plots to conquer Nikan, unseat the Empress, and create a new republic.

Tuesday’s Mystery eBooks

Frosted Croakies
by Sam Cheever
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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’Tis the season for great folly…walawalawalawalala…ribbit. It’s Christmas time at Croakies. The tree is up. The stockings are hung. And Christmas tunes are turning the atmosphere jolly. After a tumultuous Samhain, I’ve found my chi again and I’m starting to enjoy the season of love and giving.

Yeah. You probably know how this is going to end.

Who spelled my party? What do a pair of Santa’s elves have to do with it? And why have old enemies suddenly become new friends? I apparently have a little holiday mystery to solve inside Croakies, and I have no idea how I’m going to solve it with everybody mixed up and some of us human.

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(Enchanting Inquiries Mysteries)


Servant of The Skull
by Edita A. Petrick
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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The moment Gia’s hands touch a skull, the living history of the skull’s owner bursts inside her head. Indeed, for as long as her hands rest on the skull, she is a prisoner of its life-history. When she receives a field assignment in Greece to reconstruct skulls of three victims who perished in a plane crash, she thinks it’s just for identification purposes. But nothing could have prepared her for the kind of situation she walks into. There are just as many family members who want her to do her job as there are those who’ll stop at nothing to prevent it. When the skulls prove to be fake, and a woman’s body is found on the bottom of the cliff, Gia knows the killer would rather see her dead than let her confirm the victims’ identity.

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Single
by K.L. Slater
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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When single mother Darcy’s son falls from a rope bridge at a local playground, life stands still. She clutches his small, limp body, frozen, until a pair of strong hands push her aside, and she watches as George, a local doctor, saves her son’s life.

George is a single parent too, and with his twinkling hazel eyes, easy charm, and lack of wedding band is almost too good to be true, but coffee becomes lunch, lunch becomes dinner, and soon they can’t go an evening without seeing each other. When he invites her to move into his beautiful home with its sprawling garden for her boys, Darcy doesn’t hesitate.


Sylvia’s Secret: A Detective Carhill Mystery
by Mary Vee
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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Fifteen days before Christmas, the staff at Sylvia Duvet’s mansion discover she is missing. Her daughter arrives at Detective Carhill’s office in a panic, concerned the gossipers and media will create their own story, embarrassing the family name. After all, a wealthy widow only disappears if…she can’t bear to think of the possibilities. Detective Branson Carhill, a master of French, formal dance, dining, conversation, and all manners expected of one in the elite class, hides his true middle-class identity when on the job. His motto: Your case can be solved without notifying the media. So, Readers, it’s up to you to solve the mystery before Detective Carhill does. You have until the end of Christmas.


The Past Is Never
by Tiffany Quay Tyson
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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A compelling addition to contemporary Southern Gothic fiction, deftly weaving together local legends, family secrets, and the search for a missing child.

Siblings Bert, Willet, and Pansy know better than to go swimming at the old rock quarry. According to their father, it’s the Devil’s place, a place that’s been cursed and forgotten. But Mississippi Delta summer days are scorching hot and they can’t resist cooling off in the dark, bottomless water. Until the day six-year-old Pansy vanishes. Not drowned, not lost . . . simply gone. When their father disappears as well, Bert and Willet leave their childhoods behind to try and hold their broken family together.


The Stranger Inside
by Lisa Unger
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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Even good people are drawn to do evil things … Twelve-year-old Rain Winter narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friend’s house. Her two best friends, Tess and Hank, were not as lucky. Tess never came home, and Hank was held in captivity before managing to escape. Their- abductor was sent to prison but years later was released. Then someone delivered real justice–and killed him in cold blood.

Now Rain is living the perfect suburban life, her dark childhood buried deep. She spends her days as a stay-at-home mom, having put aside her career as a hard-hitting journalist to care for her infant daughter.


Walking the Bones
by Randall Silvis
Rating: 4.0 #ad

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When long-buried secrets come back to the surface… The bones of seven young girls, picked clean and carefully preserved, discovered years ago… that’s all Sergeant Ryan DeMarco knows about the unsolved crime he has unwittingly been roped into investigating during what is supposed to be a healing road trip with his new love, Jayme.

DeMarco is still reeling from the case that led to death of his best friend months ago and wants nothing more than to lay low. Unfortunately, the small southern town of Jayme’s idyllic youth is not exactly a place that lets strangers go unnoticed—especially strangers who have a history of solving violent crimes.