Tuesday’s Mystery eBooks

The Cat Who Played Post Office
by Lilian Jackson Braun
Rating: 4.8

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In this mystery in the bestselling Cat Who series, Jim Qwilleran and his cats, Koko and Yum Yum, are living the high life – until things take a deadly turn…

Inheriting unexpected millions has left reporter Jim Qwilleran looking like the cat who swallowed the canary. While his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, adjust to being fat cats in an enormous mansion, Qwill samples the lifestyles of the rich and famous by hiring a staff of eccentric servants. A missing housemaid and a shocking murder soon show Qwilleran the unsavory side of the upper crust.

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Artists in Crime
by Ngaio Marsh
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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On a ship traveling back to England, Miss Agatha Troy finds Inspector Roderick Alleyn tedious and dull; he thinks she’s a bohemian cliché. They may be destined for romance, but there’s a murder in the way: No sooner has Alleyn settled in to his mother’s house, eager for a relaxing end to his vacation, than he gets a call that a model has been stabbed at the artists’ community down the road. And the talented Miss Troy is one of the community’s most prominent and outspoken members . . .

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The Cyberiad
by Stanislaw Lem
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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These are the stories of Trurl and Klapaucius, master inventors and engineers known as “constructors,” who have created marvels for kingdoms. Friends and rivals, they are constantly outdoing and challenging each other to reveal the next great evolution in cybernetics, and the exploits of these brilliant men are nothing short of incredible.

From tales of love, in which a robotic prince must woo a robotic princess enchanted by pleasures of true flesh, to epics of battle, in which the heroic constructors must use their considerable wit to outsmart a monarch obsessed with hunting, to examinations of humanity, wherein Trurl and Klapaucius must confront the limits of their skills and the meaning of true perfection, these stories are rich with profound questions, unimaginable marvels, and remarkable feats.


What Lies Beneath
by Multiple Authors
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Some secrets don’t stay buried.

Three elaborately staged victims. No clues. A public verging on panic. FBI profiler Victor Loshak heads to Kansas City to hunt another serial killer. But something about this case is all wrong. The three corpses lie posed. Face up. A glove laid to cover each right eye. The victims seem to be selected at random. Suburban. Upper middle class. Squeaky clean. It doesn’t make sense.

A piece is missing from this puzzle.

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Reluctant Medium
by G G Collins
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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The shaman told Rachel: “Allow the power to flow through you. Don’t try to capture it. You wish only to borrow it.” All Rachel Blackstone wants is to talk with her father; solve the mystery of how he died. Using a Native American ceremony given to her by a shaman, she summons him in this paranormal mystery. Instead, a soul intent on revenge slips through and threatens people she loves. Now the Santa Fe, New Mexico reporter must follow the evil spirit, uncover its purpose and send it back. The shape-shifter has horrific powers. Rachel is tormented by what she has unleashed. There’s more. She’s seeing dead people; which frankly give her the creeps.

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Who Saw Her Die?
by Patricia Moyes
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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A bit of a delicious throwback, in many senses of the word. For starters, we have a weekend house party, that hallmark of Golden Age crime-fiction, and apparently still going strong in 1970, when this book was first published. The party is in honor of a certain Lady Balaclava, herself something of a hallmark of the Golden Age, and still, yes, going strong. Well, at least until midway through the festivities, when she keels over, having apparently been poisoned. The most obvious suspects are her Ladyship’s daughters and their (suspiciously foreign) husbands: Leave it to Henry Tibbett to head off to the Continent, there to check on the daughters’ alibis and, once again, establish his bona fides as Scotland Yard’s most peripatetic detective.

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Hearts Unleashed Urban Fantasy Collection
by Multiple Authors
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Lose yourself in the magic…

Hearts Unleashed brings you 20+ BRAND NEW tantalizing tales of paranormal romance and urban fantasy in this thrilling collection of heart-pounding books featuring Shifters, Vampires, Witches, and more.

Unleash your heart, indulge your senses, and satisfy your cravings with this fantastic collection of supernatural fiction featuring sensual heroes and sassy heroines, crafted by some of your favorite bestselling and award-winning authors.


Royally Confused
by Jill Boyce
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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Isn’t it every girl’s dream to become a princess? Not Claire Thomson’s. An orthopedic surgeon, Claire enjoys the rigors of surgery and medical research. Her dream of landing a spot at Halford University in Boston seems so close she can taste it. As the top academic center in the nation, it lies just a few miles from her sole living relative and best friend – Margaret Thomson, her granny…

Claire reads a letter written to her by her mother, finally sharing the truth about her father’s identity – the prince of Amorley. Sadly, he too has recently passed away…

Along the way, Claire almost collides with a man on horseback, Ethan Kane, who is handsome and kind, and as she later discovers, promised to marry Abigail Fulton, daughter of a wealthy parliament member.

Will Claire have to sacrifice her stethoscope for love, for a crown?

Monday’s Mystery eBooks

Doom with a View
by Kate Kingsbury
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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Everyone at the inn immediately falls under suspicion, including the innkeepers themselves. Melanie and Liza are not sure who they can trust, and the idea of cohabitating with a murderer is enough to send chills down anyone’s spine. To make matters worse, the curmudgeonly town detective wants them to steer clear of the investigation, but doesn’t seem too inspired to solve the case in a timely fashion himself. To clear their own names and to avoid the blight on the inn’s reputation that yet another dead body will bring, Melanie and Liza dive headlong into the murder investigation.


The Old Scrapbook
by Dennis Higgins
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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The Old Scrapbook is real. The characters within its pages were real as well. This story is an attempt to fill in the blanks of their actual relationship. Bet and Ray met, fell in love, and got engaged until a war separated them, World War II. Seventy years later, the old scrapbook was found, and the mysteries involved rediscovered.

I became obsessed with the scrapbook and what could have become of the young woman, Bet, who created it. I felt that woman was somehow guiding me as I wrote the story. That’s how I felt from the beginning, like I was led to that war-time scrapbook by an unseeing hand that I could feel something from its pages. How Bet’s loving nature and fun personality transcended the years, coming out of the words and pictures from those black pages. It made this the most unique book I had ever had the pleasure of writing.


The Killings at Badger’s Drift
by Caroline Graham
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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A quaint English village is home to a murderer in the Macavity Award-wining mystery series debut that launched the British crime drama Midsomer Murders.

Badger’s Drift is the ideal English village, complete with vicar, bumbling local doctor, and kindly spinster. But when the spinster dies suddenly, her best friend kicks up a fuss loud enough to attract the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. And when Barnaby and his eager-beaver deputy start poking around, they uncover a swamp of ugly scandals and long-suppressed resentments seething below the picture-postcard prettiness.

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I’ll Find You
by Nancy Bush
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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Only killing stops the pain . . . Callie Cantrell has only fragmented memories of the car accident that killed her husband and son. One year later, she’s still trying to start over, yet she can’t shake her unease. Especially when former LA cop West Laughlin barges into her life, searching for his young nephew. At first he thinks Callie’s lying about who she is and what she knows. But soon it’s clear that Callie and West are linked by a killer who has bent others to his twisted will. The worst night of Callie’s life was just the beginning of his vengeance. And when her turn comes again there will be no escape . . .


Behind the Horror
by Lee Mellor
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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True stories that inspired horror movies. Uncover the twisted tales that inspired the big screen’s greatest screams.

Which case of demonic possession inspired The Exorcist? What horrifying front-page story generated the idea for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Which film was based on the infamous skin-wearing murderer Ed Gein?

Unearth the terrifying and true tales behind some of the scariest Horror movies to ever haunt our screens, including the Enfield poltergeist case that was retold in The Conjuring 2 and the serial killers who inspired Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.


Extreme Justice
by William Bernhardt
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Retired from law, Ben Kincaid is forced to return to the bar when a case – and a corpse – fall in his lap
After years of struggling, Ben Kincaid shuts down his small legal office and decides to make a living doing something that – compared to practicing law in Tulsa – is easy money: playing jazz piano. He buys a minivan to haul his gear, and gets steady gigs playing in a combo at Uncle Earl’s Jazz Emporium. His new career is just starting to take off when a body falls from the Emporium ceiling, knocking the wind out of Kincaid and sending him right back to his old profession.

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The Marsh King’s Daughter
by Karen Dionne
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Praised by Karin Slaughter and Megan Abbott, The Marsh King’s Daughter is the mesmerizing tale of a woman who must risk everything to hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future: her father.

Helena Pelletier has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a business that fills her days. But she also has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature, and despite her father’s sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too…until she learned precisely how savage he could be.


WolfeLord
by Kathryn Le Veque
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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Read the USA Today Bestseller!!

It’s William de Wolfe’s (The Wolfe) eldest grandchild and namesake, William “Will” de Wolfe in an unconventional romance that is going to break your heart… and then put the pieces back together again. Welcome to the greatest de Wolfe Pack generation!

William “Will” de Wolfe has the weight of the entire de Wolfe empire weighing on him. Perfection is key. Living up to the grandfather he was named for has been something he’s had to deal with his entire life. But Will is strong, noble, true, and powerful… everything a man named William de Wolfe should be. Except he’s living through a personal tragedy no man should have to live through.

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Sunday’s Mystery eBooks

Win
by Harlan Coben
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Over twenty years ago, the heiress Patricia Lockwood was abducted during a robbery of her family’s estate, then locked inside an isolated cabin for months. Patricia escaped, but so did her captors — and the items stolen from her family were never recovered.

Until now. On the Upper West Side, a recluse is found murdered in his penthouse apartment, alongside two objects of note: a stolen Vermeer painting and a leather suitcase bearing the initials WHL3. For the first time in years, the authorities have a lead — not only on Patricia’s kidnapping, but also on another FBI cold case — with the suitcase and painting both pointing them toward one man.


Three Days Clueless
by Luana Ehrlich
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Mylas Grey is determined to find the person who shot a politician in broad daylight. There’s just one problem. The killer left no clues behind. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

Mylas gets involved in an intriguing case of MURDER . . . When Mylas arrives in his hometown to spend time with Whitney, he agrees to help his father, a local private detective, examine the files of a politician who was murdered in cold blood.

Mylas gets involved in an intriguing case of murder with NO CLUES . . .

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Changeling
by Matt Wesolowski
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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On Christmas Eve in 1988, seven-year-old Alfie Marsden vanished in the dark Wentshire Forest Pass, when his father, Sorrel, stopped the car to investigate a mysterious knocking sound. No trace of the child, nor his remains, have ever been found. Alfie Marsden was declared officially dead in 1995.

Elusive online journalist, Scott King, whose ‘Six Stories’ podcasts have become an internet sensation, investigates the disappearance, interviewing six witnesses, including Sorrel and his ex-partner, to try to find out what really happened that fateful night.


Solitude
by Dean M. Cole
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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The event that wiped life from the planet started at the supercollider. It created a rift in space-time. The astronaut stranded aboard the space station, Commander Angela Brown, is a theoretical physicist who used to work at the collider. She may be able to reverse the event, restoring the timeline and returning all life to the planet … if only she could get there. If you like action-packed, page-turning novels, you’ll love the electrifying action in this trilogy of award-winning thrillers.

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(Dimension Space Mysteries)


The Janus Journals
by H. L. Wegley
Rating: 4.7 #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. Does Allie Petrenko’s call for help mean Grady has been given a second chance, a chance to do things right?


Blink of an Eye
by Roy Johansen, Iris Johansen
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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Delilah Winter is one of the hottest pop stars on the planet, so how in the world was she kidnapped right in the middle of a show at the famous Hollywood Bowl? If anyone can figure it out, it’s Dr. Kendra Michaels, who works with local and federal authorities on only the most impossible cases. Blind for the first twenty years of her life until a revolutionary surgical procedure allowed her to regain her sight, Kendra uses her powers of observation—honed during her years in the dark—to detect what other investigators don’t. She agrees to lead the race to rescue the young singer before time runs out.

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Dangerous Holiday
by Alexa Verde
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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Three fast-paced Christmas romantic suspense novellas with a dash of mystery!

SEASON OF AFFECTION
DANGER UNDER THE MISTLETOE
NOELLE ON THE RUN

“A collection of Christmas stories that include damger, intrigue and romance. I really enjoyed all the stories and the characters in each book.” by Amazon Customer


The Girl in the Green Raincoat
by Laura Lippman
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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Tess Monaghan in the strange case of The Girl in the Green Raincoat. Originally serialized in the New York Times, The Girl in the Green Raincoat is now in book form for the very first time—a masterful thriller in the Alfred Hitchcock mode that places a very pregnant, homebound Tess in the center of a murderous puzzle that could cost her her life and the life of her unborn child.

Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

Blackberry Pie Murder
by Joanne Fluke
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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It’s been a sleepy summer for the folks of Lake Eden, Minnesota. In fact, it’s been a whole four months since anyone in the Swensen family has come across a dead body—a detail that just made the front page of the local paper. And that means Hannah Swensen can finally focus on her bakery…or can she?

Life is never really quiet for Hannah. After all, her mother’s wedding is about a month away and guess who’s in charge of the planning?

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Amazonia
by James Rollins
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned. Years later, one of its members has stumbled out of the world’s most inhospitable rainforest—a former Special Forces soldier, scarred, mutilated, terrified, and mere hours from death, who went in with one arm missing . . . and came out with both intact.

Unable to comprehend this inexplicable event, the government sends Nathan Rand into this impenetrable secret world of undreamed-of perils, to follow the trail of his vanished father . . . toward mysteries that must be solved at any cost.


River Road
by Eric Wilder
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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BIZARRE NEW ORLEANS DEATH CEREMONY ENDS IN MURDER

French Quarter paranormal investigator Wyatt Thomas meets a new client at an bizarre death ceremony in a revamped Canal Street movie theater. The man gives Wyatt a bag of cash and a single clue: a solid gold Krewe of Rex, 1948 Mardi Gras doubloon. His only request is for Wyatt to find the person or persons who murdered his mother.

The case isn’t simply cold, it’s 50-years old. When his client is shot dead on the way out the door, Wyatt must go into hiding, solve both murders, or suffer the same fate

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Death in Soho
by Emily Organ
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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It’s the Roaring Twenties. London’s bright young things are partying, Soho’s nightlife is buzzing and Augusta Peel is hiding in her basement.

She has a reason to hide there: it’s home to her Bloomsbury workshop where she repairs old, neglected books. After a busy time during the war, all Augusta wants is peace and quiet – even if it is routinely disturbed by the tube trains beneath her feet.

But events take a turn when Augusta agrees to chaperone 19-year-old Harriet Jones on a date. Failing to get her home on time, she ends up in a riotous nightclub. She can’t imagine the evening getting much worse when the police raid it. But then the murder happens.


My MacArthur
by Cindy Fazzi
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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The year is 1930. The place: Manila. Douglas MacArthur is the most powerful man in the Philippines, a United States colony. He’s fifty years old, divorced, and he falls in love at first sight with a ravishing young Filipino woman. He writes her a love note on the spot. Her name is Isabel Rosario Cooper, an aspiring movie actress. One glance at his note and she thinks of him as my MacArthur.

MacArthur pursues his romantic obsession even though he’s breaking numerous taboos. She reciprocates his affection because he could open doors for her financially struggling family. That MacArthur happens to be handsome compensates for the fact that he’s as old as her father.

When MacArthur is appointed the U.S. Army chief of staff, he becomes the youngest four-star general and one of America’s most powerful men. Out of hubris, he takes Isabel with him to America without marrying her.


Stop the Presses!
by Robert Goldsborough
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin have a lot of boldfaced names on their suspect list when New York’s most hated gossip columnist is murdered.

There are few people Nero Wolfe respects, and Lon Cohen of the New York Gazette is one of them. So when Cohen asks for a favor, the famously brilliant—and notoriously lazy—detective is inclined to listen. According to Cohen, someone wants to kill the Gazette’s gossip columnist, Cameron Clay. Death threats are a regular hazard for Clay, who’s hurled insults and accusations at every bold-faced name in the five boroughs. But the latest threats have carried a more sinister tone.


Beware of Hypocrisy
by Robert Waligurski
Rating: 3.8 #ad

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Surveys have shown that only about 10 to 30 percent of modern-day Christians have ever read through the entire Bible, much less extensively studied it. Instead, most rely on their church for the majority of their understanding of the teachings of Jesus. Exclusively relying on one institution for such vital information can be dangerous, yet this seems to be a trend in our society. Beware of Hypocrisy was written to explain why this trend is dangerous, and to encourage Christians to study the New Testament, especially the Gospels, themselves.


Return of Miracles
by Jo Grafford
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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Two damaged hearts, an unexpected prison release sponsorship, and the holiday ranch assignment that just might provide the redemption both of them are so desperately seeking…

Victor Cross, former leader of the most dangerous motorcycle gang in the west, is released on parole into the capable hands of his new sponsor, Arabella Weston. The horse ranch she and her late husband built from scratch has been a haven for countless men in need of a second chance over the past five years. When a freak highway accident leaves her widowed, however, she considers selling her prize herd and closing the doors for good. Until a dare from her best friend has her accepting one last parolee on Christmas Eve — if for no other reason than to prove she’s no longer fit to be a role model for anyone.