This book selection was updated on July 31st, 2021.
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Free: Sniper’s Nest

The ambush is in place, he takes aim, and shots ring out. Chicago is officially on notice, and a siege is underway on the city’s men and women in blue. Assigned to the task force investigating the shootings, Jesse McCord and twenty of Chicago’s top-notch detectives work day and night to track down the sniper whose agenda is apparent—to kill as many police officers as possible. Getting in front of the crazed assailant is the only way to stop him, but without a name, a face, or a witness to... [Read More...]

The Family Secret (The O’Connells Book 9)

It’s never a good thing when a corpse appears when you least expect it…especially in this dark romantic crime thriller. Just what is the mystery behind Raymond O’Connells disappearance? NY Times & USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart brings you The Family Secret, an O’Connell family novel, when a body is discovered at the edge of town, rumors, circumstantial evidence and a chance for revenge lead to one family members’ arrest, and an all-out effort to take several ot... [Read More...]

Free: The Reluctant Coroner

Blood is thicker than oil—until murder is involved. Fenway Stevenson doesn’t want to return to the coastal town where her estranged father is practically king. But the death of her mother draws her back home—and the murder of the county coroner draws her into a deepening conspiracy. As the body count rises and all signs seem to point toward her father’s oil company, will Fenway uncover the truth before family bonds become deadly? ... [Read More...]

Free: Murder on the Saanich Peninsula

When a woman is found murdered on a coastline outcrop on Vancouver Island, Inspector William Gibson immediately suspects her husband is responsible. His junior partner is not so sure. But as the real truth emerges it will have a knock-on effect that will change the detective’s life for ever. And not in a good way. Atmospheric and suspenseful, with a powerful ending. Free on Kindle ... [Read More...]

Free: The After Hours Deception

Infliltrate. Investigate. Hyperventilate. New jobs can be a real killer… An unexpected encounter with an old friend leads Petal Morgan to the kind of job she never expected, she not only uncovers her talents for investigation and deceit, but a dead body to boot. Deception has never been so lucrative… Welcome to the Masquerade Inc. Cozy Mysteries! ... [Read More...]

It’s Murder, On a Galapagos Cruise: An Amateur Female Sleuth Historical Cozy Mystery

A trip of a lifetime turns deadly when a sleuth uncovers a body. Can she follow the clues to their bloody end before she meets a watery grave? It’s Murder on a Galapagos Cruise is the thrilling second tale in the Miss Riddell Cozy Mysteries series. If you like brilliant heroines, curious crimes, and maritime mayhem, then you’ll love P.C. James’s thought-provoking story. $2.99 on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

Into the Suffering City

Baltimore, 1909. The city is jumping with danger and excitement. Cars, cocaine, ragtime music, and moving pictures are new. But some things are as old as the city itself: murder, corruption, and the painful divisions of race, class, and gender. Dr. Sarah Kennecott is brilliant and on the autism spectrum—a trait that is unidentified and unappreciated at the time. After getting fired for looking too closely into a showgirl’s killing, she refuses to back down from the investigation. She forms ... [Read More...]

The First Stella Cole Boxset: The Revenge Trilogy: Hit and Run, Hit Back Harder, Hit and Done (The DI Stella Cole Boxset Book 1)

The widow’s a cop. Forget the law. She wants revenge Meet Stella Cole. An ambitious detective inspector with the Metropolitan Police Service. Her career and her life look rosy until a hit and run driver kills her husband. Grief drives her to booze and pills. Back at work after a year’s compassionate leave, Stella secretly re-investigates his death and begins to suspect a cover-up. The legal conspiracy she uncovers rocks her faith in everything she holds dear, from the law itself to the peop... [Read More...]

Wavily Witches: The Complete Series

Welcome to The Hotel Wavily where the guests are wicked, the owners are witches, and the service is to die for. Collected for your reading enjoyment, this box set includes all 6 books in the Wavily Witches cozy mystery series. Join Evian, Granny, Rita, and Squeaks (Evian’s batty familiar) on their adventures in and around Tea Town, Kenya as they discover bodies, fumble spells, plan weddings, clear the innocent, and (mostly) learn how to drive. $0.99 on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

Deadlier than Beauty: A Sci-Fi Crime Thriller

A serial killer is terrorizing Southern California, leaving a trail of victims who are all young, athletic, and have been sexually mutilated. Homicide Detective Connor Cromag has never had a more baffling case: the victims show no sign of struggle, and there is no evidence at any of the crime scenes. As Detective Cromag’s investigation deepens, he learns the true identity of the killer and the terrifying secret behind the killer’s motivation—a secret that holds the key to man... [Read More...]

The Characters of Milestoneville

The fictional city of Milestoneville is an incredible place to live. There is a lot to do in this city. Milestoneville Beach has cafes overlooking the ocean. The sound of the waves set the mood. Downtown Milestoneville is artsy, with retail stores and great restaurants. Flower Rose owns a used book store; she sells hard-to-find books. JBT and his business partner own a service that specializes in recovering lost valuables and books. They are book hunters. This action-adventure starts when they ... [Read More...]

Free: House of a Thousand Eyes

Killing Eve meets The Spy Who Came in From the Cold A Cold War spy’s deceits rise through time to haunt his American son, in a dual narrative split between postwar Berlin and early twentieth-century New York City. By the end, past becomes prologue, and a father’s secret life and untimely death begin to make treacherous sense before delivering one final surprise. ... [Read More...]

Free: The Phoenix Series: Books 1-3 (The Phoenix Series Box Set)

The Phoenix believes criminals should pay for their crimes. The system often fails to deliver the correct punishment. He can redress the balance. If you’re a fan of savage, underworld criminals, fast-paced action, and intense characters then you’ll enjoy following the Olympus Project and its fight against evil. ... [Read More...]

You Are Mine

A web of lies and dark secrets. A nail-biting hunt for a serial killer. For over twenty years, Detective Stella Carrigan has managed to bury the nightmare of being kidnapped from her foster family. But when she is called to a series of murders of women and has to solve the biggest case of her career, the past relentlessly catches up with her… $0.99 on Kindle ... [Read More...]

A Dickens of a Crime

It’s Christmas in July, the perfect time to get started with a new cozy mystery series. Meg Miller discovers a dead body in the featured house on a holiday homes tour. Just hours before the tour is to start, Meg is dressed in Victorian costume and on a mission to check the floral arrangements in all the houses. An interview with Detective Penny Crawford, and the realization that Meg is among the suspects, dampens her enthusiasm for the festive event. A notification from Crawford about the... [Read More...]

Free: The Mystery of Jackson Villa

A young businessman James goes missing shortly after a music concert in Jackson Villa. Detective Nikhil arrives on the scene to track down James before it is too late. An unknown person starts sending mysterious messages, vaguely hinting at James’ whereabouts. This triggers a frantic search. Eventually, James is found, opening up a much bigger mystery that leaves the investigators clueless. ... [Read More...]

Murray of Letho: The First Omnibus

The Murray of Letho Box Set: Death in a Scarlet Gown: Young Charles Murray, a student at St. Andrews University, finds an unpopular lecturer dead – but that’s not all that’s been happening in this quiet coastal town. Knowledge of Sins Past: Estranged from his father, Murray is taken on as secretary by eccentric Lord Scoggie, but all kinds of tensions in the village lead to kidnapping and death. Service of the Heir – An Edinburgh Murder: Returning to the capital, Murray is... [Read More...]

Bricks & Cam Jobs 1-3

This collection contains the first three Bricks & Cam Jobs by Frank Zafiro and Eric Beetner! Includes: The Backlist When the mob finds itself on hard times and has to lay people off, the boss decides to give two different hitters separate lists of “overdue accounts” — a backlist — to see who distinguishes themselves enough to remain on the payroll. The Short List When Bricks and Cam strike out on their own in the aftermath of their bloody showdown with the Giordano family, not every... [Read More...]

Italian King

Dante is older and far more experienced in the world than I ever imagines. His body was made to tempt me. But, as much as I hate him for kidnapping me, I crave him even more. When danger stalks me, my enemy becomes my only hope for survival and I take it. The thing is – I’m not sure whether my Italian King wants me for business or love. $3.99 on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

Free: Crossroads: A Moment of Decision

Alice welcomes her R&R on Earth and receives a disturbing message from her cousin in this 25th-century tale. When Alice and Mike announce their big surprise, someone in the family demands retribution. Now, Alice sets out to solve the mysteries plaguing her family in this third cozy episode of the Domino Sagas. Free on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

The Good Banker: A Financial Suspense

In a world where success is defined by flashy cars, designer clothes, and bank balance, where profit is everything, and ruthless executives call the shots—anything is possible. Ethical and naïve, Jacob Gilbert is thrown into a pool of greed and shady business dealings as he enters his first year in banking. Surrounded by cutthroat associates who will stop at nothing to please their bosses, he languishes at the bottom of the stack ranking charts. How can he turn his career into a success whil... [Read More...]

Free: Bound by Family (Bound #1): A Motorcycle Club Romance (Ravage MC #6) (Ravage MC Bound Series)

Family loyalty above all. Cooper Cruz knows what it means to be surrounded and bound by family. Loyalty, brotherhood, and protection are all learned, earned, and respected by him and the Ravage Motorcycle Club family he grew up in. At the same, he’s a man, having fun and living the life he has always envisioned, until a trip to Florida spins his world on his axis. Bristol Daniels knows what it means to be smothered and bound by family. Bonds run deep with her father and all the members of... [Read More...]

The Seacoast Adventure Series

Brice Bannon: Someone to fight for those who can’t. Meet Brice Bannon. He served fifteen years in the Coast Guard, most recently as captain of the Deployable Operations Group, (DOG), the Coast Guard’s version of the Army’s Special Forces and Navy’s Seals operations. When the command was decommissioned, rather than accept re-assignment, Bannon retired from the full-time Coast Guard. But when his country needs him, Bannon once again answers the call. Recruited by the Secre... [Read More...]

Surreal Absurdity

Charles Pierce has some bizarre situations in Dallas to navigate in Surreal Absurdity. He desperately needs a guardian angel to watch over him. Jamie Simon is arrested for theft and murder after trying to poison Charles because she held him responsible for her husband’s death. Charles does not want to relive the demons of his past and is reluctant to testify in court against her. Detective Gonzales informs Charles that he will be charged for failing to report an earlier confession by Jamie... [Read More...]

The Dark Heart of Night

While pursuing a prostitute whose johns keep winding up dead, newspaper reporter Cass Green and photographer Hugh McNeill uncover a nest of intrigue. A young lawyer’s suicide, activities of the German American Bund, and a Stalinist eliminating Trotskyite traitors are just a few of the stories they pursue through the streets of 1937 New York. “The Dark Heart of Night” is the third mystery novel from Vincent McCaffrey. “Hound,” McCaffrey’s debut novel, was decl... [Read More...]

Calculated Murder

If you love Agatha Christie or Sherlock Holmes you will love this! Lawyer and businessman, Roumoult Cranston is notorious for solving bizarre cases. For him, the scandalous murder of millionaire playboy Garner Moss by a rich ex-model holds no interest. But fate intervenes when Roumoult becomes a prime suspect and is drawn into the tantalising murder investigation. $0.99 on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

Texas Dead

The body of a respected financial analyst is found dead in an alley downtown Corpus Christi, the fifteenth murder of the year. Classy detective, Mackenzie Michaels, known as Maxie, a celebrity for her stellar track record of solving murders, as well as her pure Texan charm, is on the scene with her partner, Detective Kobe Jameson. What they uncover leads to a complicated investigation of corruption reaching far into the administration, and a risky gambit on their part to solve the crime(s) and ... [Read More...]

Magical Renovation Mysteries

Join Clementine as she tackles her business, love life, and wacky family in this hilarious magical cozy mystery series. Southern gal Clementine Cooke is busy. The house renovation business she runs with her best friend in the small town of Peachwood, Alabama, is thriving. That is until Clementine discovers her partner dead, encased in poured concrete. It looks like murder. Clementine starts to investigate, quickly realizing that not only had her so-called best friend spent years lying to her, b... [Read More...]

Free: Innocent in Las Vegas

A cupcakes-and-crime caper! When cupcake-loving croupier Tiffany Black investigates the death of a casino owner, she finds herself uncovering a web of deceit – secretive suspects, corrupt casino henchmen and a bodyguard with a mysterious past. Over 3500 rave reviews – click here to learn why readers love this mystery! ... [Read More...]

Free: Escape to Osprey Cove

What Doug finds in the secret compartment of his new red Corvette will forever change both his and Catherine’s life. Doug and Catherine come from two different worlds. Catherine’s world is one of privilege and wealth. Doug grew up dirt poor and full of envy of others who had the things that he wanted but could not have. His goal was to one day have all the things he coveted. Their worlds collide when Catherine, VP of a large New York City marketing firm, hires Doug. As soon as Doug learns o... [Read More...]

KOMPROMAT

Erica Warner is a button-down cyber analyst for Homeland Security. Despite her high-security clearance and swank D.C. address life is pretty ordinary, until she receives a mysterious parcel. Turns out Ric, a sexy soccer fan with whom she had a weekend fling, was actually a government operative. He sent her a zip drive that holds a surveillance video showing the new and highly manic American President, Daniel J. Travis, in a very compromising situation. When Belarusian thugs nearly kill her for ... [Read More...]