Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 04 Dec 13

BAD VIBES: The Edge of Texas ~Book 3 (Romantic Thriller)

by J.D. Faver

Darla came on deck clad in black body armor, her copper top hidden under a black Sheriff’s Department cap with the bill turned backwards. She had her M-14 slung over her shoulder and a pack of extra magazines.
Damn! She looks so hot! Like Badass Barbieâ?¦

5 ***** Review~ “J.D. creates two characters in Mike and Darla that you’ll be rooting for while simultaneously ratcheting up the suspense to the breaking point. The Texas Coast will *never* be the same by the time these two get doneâ?¦”

When government agent Mike “The Iceman” Burke invades her South Padre Island turf, Deputy Darla Calhoun is assigned as liaison officer to his team. Her skills as a sniper come in handy when a gang of human traffickers strikes close to home, kidnapping local women including her best friend.

Darla is recovering from her husband’s suicide and trying to be a good parent to her twin sons. The ICE assignment takes her out of her misery and plunges her into a dangerous mission and a steamy affair.

Mike and Darla tear up and down the Intracoastal Waterway in search of the kidnappers and the captive women while Rafael and Javier conduct their own investigation. Will they rescue the captive women or will the kidnappers slaughter them as they have done in the past? Two teams race to find the answers before it’s too late.

*BONUS CONTENT: Read Chapter 1 of BAD MEDICINE ~ Book 1 in the series

THE EDGE OF TEXAS Series:
– Book 1-BAD MEDICINE
– Book 2-BAD KARMA
– Book 3-BAD VIBES
– Book 4-BAD DREAMS (coming soon)



The Killer 2. Men’s action adventure (Continuing Action & Adventure)

by Jack Elgos

In this action-packed revenge thriller, Darren McCann – the Butcher of Belfast – is back with the mission to avenge the brutal murder of his mother. Trained by the I.R.A., turned by MI6 – the operation takes him to America to track down the hard men funding the Republicans back home in Ireland.

A weekend that would exhaust Jason Bourne sees him make new friends and plenty of enemies in the notorious Hell’s Kitchen. Later taskings in Ireland and Scotland allow him to excel at what he does best – killing. During a trip to Spain to take on a cell of suicide bombers he falls in love, but all is not what it seems.

This second instalment of the best-selling The Killer Trilogy sees Darren develop as a character. He begins to question the motives of those in power, but all the time faces his enemies with his usual wit and trusty knife The Matador.

REVIEWS FROM THE KILLER:

“This is the fastest paced book I have ever read. I kept thinking I would come to a point where I could put it down for the evening, but that never happened.” Janie, Amazon.com

“Is there no way to put 6 stars on Amazon. I’m going to write to the management. I literally could not put this book down. Gripped me from Page 1 and read it through in one chunk.” Jan Vance, Amazon.co.uk

“This fast-paced chronicle of death and double-cross kept me glued to my seat from first page till lastâ?¦” Clifford Thurlow, author of Making A Killing.



VIOLENCE

by Timothy McDougall

Noel Anderson, builder and businessman, has his life ripped apart when his family is brutally murdered. The three killers are eventually sentenced for their crime prompting Noel to set out on a religious crusade of forgiveness.

Noel fast becomes a media darling and discovers love again in a damaged young woman who, like himself, is one of society’s walking wounded. It is the police, though, who begin to question Noel’s motives when one of his wife and daughter’s murderers meets with a suspicious end. VIOLENCE is ultimately a towering tale, filled with suspense, hope and humor, which explores one man’s attempt to transcend tragedy and find his place again amongst the living.



Stark Warning

by James Raven

“Every time you appear on screen someone will die.”

That’s the stark warning given to Jessica Lee, the undisputed â??Queen of Trash TV.’ She’s the host of a confessional talk show on network television with millions of fans. But one deranged viewer is out to destroy her career. He demands that her programme be scrapped and tells her to stop appearing on TV. To prove he means business he claims his first victim – a young woman who is found dead with her throat cut.
Jessica and her bosses face an agonizing dilemma: take the show off the air or risk more murders. They decide to defy the killer, for fear of setting a dangerous precedent. But there are dire consequences.

James Raven, author of Stark Warning, has worked for over thirty years in the television industry and drew on his experience when writing this novel. He’s also the author of Rollover, Urban Myth, Red Blitz, Brutal Revenge and Arctic Blood.
Praise for James Raven’s highly acclaimed thriller Rollover:
“An excellent book. Extremely well crafted and readable. It has a real sting in the tale,” Fred Dinenage, one of Britain’s best loved TV presenters.
“Find a quiet corner and enjoy that rare thing – a tale that makes you hold your breath,” Nick Knowles, TV presenter.
“Extremely satisfying thriller and great entertainment,” Booksmonthly Review.
“Rollover is a cracking crime novel. The plot is pacy and compelling – the essence of the polished â??unputdownable’ novel,” Hampshire View Magazine.



Tracks (A Mystery and Espionage Thriller)

by Niv Kaplan

A MAN’S LIFE TURNS TO TRACKING…In a thrilling manhunt, a grieving father is tracking any clues, any traces of his kidnapped child while forming an international organization that tracks other missing children.The suspense never ceases as the flesh trade, divorce disputes, and child slavery are all being probed by Sam Baker and his team across the globe. The mystery builds as deep in the Sinai Desert, amongst immortal granite cliffs and The Gulf’s breathtaking shades, there lays Sam’s greatest fears. Hate, corruption, and greed threaten his organization and he turns to a secret outfit for help. Then a horrible scheme to use children to spread terror is revealed and the tracks lead to an inevitably lethal confrontation with a merciless terrorist group.This is a tale of modern terrorism, international intrigue, diplomacy, and sacrifice, all in hopes of finding one small boy.Will Sam find his son?“TRACKS”, Niv Kaplan’s second novel, is a riveting adventure of people who risk everything to track and liberate missing children.



Privy to Murder (a Tali Cates Paranormal Mystery)

by Carol Shenold

Tali Cates was starting life over. Not that she had much choice. Her husband, disturbed by her admission of possessing a special gift of being able to see the dead, dropped her and their two children by the side of the road. Now she was back in her home town, living with her mother, starting a new business, wanting nothing more than a fresh start.

But murder gets in the way of her fresh start, making it more of a challenge than anyone deserves. Every where she turns, she’s making more enemies then friends and the trail of murder keeps following her. Until she learns to embrace her gifts and use them to find the killer, life in Love, Texas will continue to be Privy to Murder.

“Privy to a Murder is a fun and quirky murder mystery. It seems to have a little bit of everything, murder, love, mystery, and a haunting.” – Coffee Time Review

“â?¦a wonderful start to a great new mystery series combining a little bit of humor, small town charm, realistic characters and a solid plot that will keep you guessing.” – Courtesy of CK2s KWIPS and Kritiques



TEN STEPS SHORT ( crime thriller books)

by T. H. Richardson

“An absorbing and funny thriller with some brilliant writing.” Chris Child

“Lots of twists and turns, nothing is what it seems. Kept me guessing till the end.” Ann Abrams

“It’s a great read, really funny in places, and a lot of action too.” David Mitchells

Construction worker Tom wants money fast, and is back in town offering drugs to the local dealers. Is he playing a dangerous game where he’ll get a lot more than he bargained for? Is he puppet master or puppet? Will he get the better of the vicious gangster Pig Eyes? Bodies pile up as the story unfolds and gang warfare breaks out. Detectives Hedley and Stone must find out where the drugs are coming from – but whose side are they on?

Featuring crooked cops, lottery winners, club bouncers, double-crosses, secret plots, and a whole cast of villains and rogues, this full length thriller is both a great read and an absorbing mystery full of black humour.

T. H Richardson presents a beautifully written comic crime caper which will appeal to fans of Carl Hiaasen.



NOT What I Was Expecting (The Big and Blessed Maternity Shop Mystery Series)

by Tallulah Anne Scott

Welcome to the Big and Blessed Maternity Shop – co-owned by cousins Maggie and CeCe who stay busy catering to their hormonally imbalanced clientele. When Luke, a former classmate moves back to town, he captures Maggie’s attention when she notices his flaws must be internal since the outside’s obviously flawless.

Before she has a chance to take a closer look, the parish sheriff’s department begins looking to Luke for answers as to why residents of their tiny New Orleans suburb have turned up dead since his return. Maggie and her posse spring into action to make sure the sheriff’s focus is cast onto the actual murderer (if CeCe can keep from becoming airborne as she bats her eyelashes at the deputy). It takes Luke and Maggie spending some interesting but flawed time in the French Quarter to find out who the guilty party might be, and where the murderer’s flaws will take him next.

Check out the website SuchFunRomanticMysteries.com for info on additional books available on Amazon!



A Sorority of Angels

by Gus Leodas

On 3/11/2013 A Sorority of Angels was select as a FINALIST by ForeWord Review for BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS.
Several determined and concerned women in influential positions at the United Nations unite to help solve hunger and poverty in their countries. What they encounter, what happens to each in the service of their country was unplanned. Theme: A revenge thriller of women confronting adversity. “Aphrodite spoke and loosened from her bosom the embroidered girdle of many colors into which all her allurements were fashioned. In it was love and in it desire and in it blandishing persuasion which steals the mind even of the wise.” Homer, The Iliad. Ah, yes! As Lord Byron wrote – Revenge is sweet especially to women.



Gone Tomorrow

by Stephen R. Campbell

This is a short story introducing Jack and Jessica Stillwell.

It really was a dark and stormy night when Jack and Jessica Stillwell found a dead body outside their beachfront home. They normally investigate financial crimes, but a dead, naked body left outside their house is all the invitation they need to get involved in a murder investigation that has the local police baffled.

About Stephen R. Campbell

Stephen Campbell lives in Florida with his beautiful wife and an aging, but still loveable cat. You can contact Stephen through his website at www.stephenrcampbell.com.



The Fabled Oak

by Simon Clark

Lord Byron Makangelo is back.

Along with his pet monkey and his team of mismatched ghost hunters, Byron’s talent for pursuing the paranormal is called upon once again.

This time Byron and his team are in Wales investigating an ancient tree that the children of a hippy commune claim harbours a wicked spirit.

Too afraid to play outside, the young boys and girls of Summer Moon Camp tell Byron of a monster made from the leaves, moss and bark of their once beloved tree.

The eccentric and wealthy Byron must venture high up into the oak with his trusted friends to find the true reason behind the tree’s haunting.

But what he finds resists him with violent force – and brings back his most painful memory.

Can he free the commune of this devilish spirit before it is too late?

Or will The Fabled Oak wreak havoc once again?

â??The Fabled Oak’ is a chilling adventure set in the mysterious world of the supernatural.

Simon Clark’s work has been widely praised.

â??A master of eerie thrills’ Richard Laymon.

‘Britain’s greatest living horror writer.’ SFX

‘Inventive and fast moving – good old fashioned fun.’ – The Washington Post.

Simon Clark is the highly-regarded author of numerous horror novels. His short stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies. His work has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and he has written prose material for the rock band U2. He lives with his wife in mystical territory that lies on the border of Robin Hood country in England.

Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent publisher of digital books.



Schirmer’s Headhunters

by Leo Kessler

They were the ultimate fighters – and the ultimate survivors.

SS Assault Regiment Wotan – also known as Schirmer’s Headhunters.

After surviving the savagery of the Russian Front, with the war over, and Germany defeated, they have fled to join the French Foreign Legion.

Now they have to face death in the jungles of Indo-China, fighting a bitter war for France.

Ex-SS Colonel Schirmer and his battle-scarred crew of ‘Headhunters’ are pitched into viscous combat as the Foreign Legion is ordered into Massacre Valley.

Their mission: to seek and destroy Ho Chi Minh’s dreaded kamikaze elite, the Death Volunteers.

But as the carnage mounts, Schirmer’s men begin to fear they are the hunted, not the hunters.

‘Schirmer’s Headhunters’ is a spectacular and gripping wartime adventure story. It is perfect for fans of Chris Ryan, Andy McNab, Sven Hassel and Matt Lynn.

Praise for Leo Kessler:

“A classic wartime adventure from a master of the genre.” – Tom Kasey, best-selling author of ‘Trade Off’.

“A plot worthy of Alistair MacLean, written with the flair of James Patterson. A storming read for fans of World War II action.” – Jack Hayes, author of Overtime.

Leo Kessler was a prolific author of World War Two adventure stories, who based his stories on his active service during the war in France, Belgium and Germany.

Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent publisher of digital books.



Prayers for Rain

by Lon K. Montag

Far from home and aching for a girl he let slip through his fingers, Vince hasn’t been getting much sleep lately. And now he’s seeing things. Strange things. Bewildering things. Probably impossible things. And he can’t decide if what he’s seeing is real, or if he’s just losing his grip on reality.

Desperate for solace, he makes a late-night phone call to an old confidant. But instead of providing comfort, the conversation kicks off a series of exchanges that force Vince to confront mortality, and, in the process, to re-examine his life, his sanity, and his control – or lack thereof – over his own destiny. (“Prayers for Rain” also includes “The Long Walk,” a self-contained story excerpted from Montag’s novel, The Dichotomy.)



Athena’s Son

by Jeryl Schoenbeck

In 276 BC, Alexandria, Egypt is the most vibrant and influential city in the Mediterranean. But Egyptians are shocked when they discover Anubis, god of the dead, is killing men working on the Pharos Lighthouse. The evidence is inexplicable. The victims’ bodies have no wounds and the killer’s tracks are enormous animal prints. Egyptians believe the jackal-headed god doesn’t want the new lighthouse built.
Into this unearthly scene steps Archimedes, a new student with extraordinary skills in mechanics and science. He is there to attend the School of Alexandria and credits Athena, goddess of wisdom and war, for blessing him with the wisdom half of her powers. The pharaoh, desperate to get his lighthouse built, asks Archimedes to use his exceptional abilities to solve the crimes that only a vengeful god could commit and a12-year-old genius can unravel. But Archimedes believes the murderer is more corporeal than spiritual and has to tread carefully when he applies the cold logic of Greek science in a sultry, mystical world of Egyptian culture. When Archimedes uses an ancient Egyptian scroll to put him on the trail of the killer, he also finds another god returned from the dead. Now Archimedes is going to need Athena’s war skills.



The Dead Man Spoke of Bees

by Randal Koster

What happens when a mild-mannered scientist attempts to apply his reasoning skills to the art of crime detection? He immediately finds himself on the run, the prime suspect in a murder case involving a momentous scientific discovery and its promise of immeasurable wealth. Charlie Blackwood must untangle the twisted knots of the puzzle before he finds himself rotting in jail for life.



A Scandal in Spixworth (A Walton Cumberfield Mystery)

by Tom Moran

Walton Cumberfield is the United Kingdom’s best (and only) time travelling detective. Of course, this is not his only vocation. Among other things, he is a semi-professional scientist, poet, entrepreneur, inventor, raconteur and amateur gas and electricity meter-reader. He also works in a sandwich shop.

This short story takes place after the events of the 2012 novel ‘Dinosaurs and Prime Numbers’, though it is self-contained and can be enjoyed without any prior familiarity with said novel.

This download also includes a free sample of ‘Dinosaurs and Prime Numbers’, comprising the prologue and opening chapter.

Explore the world of Walton Cumberfield online at www.waltoncumberfield.com



Want

by Pat W Hendersen

Neil Clover. Alive in the city of Edinburgh. A city full of attraction, entertainment and life. A city however that offered no joy whatsoever to Clover other than that he could get from his job. Catching and caging the city’s criminals.Colin Nichols. Career criminal. From an early age he knew that it paid not to be known. Not to be noticed. Operating by himself, he knew the importance of having more friends than enemies but even they had to be kept to a minimum.When Clover and Nichols are brought together by two possibly linked missing persons, neither can possibly know how much their lives are set to change. Neither can know the level of effect they are having on each other’s lives.As Clover draws closer and Nichols evades, neither can possibly know the extent to which each other are controlling events.And in the dangerous game of Scotland’s criminal underworld, how can either man know that they will need one another just to stay alive



Entry One: Dear Journal (Book)

by Melinda Williams

Kissing him goodbye as he left for work, only to be crying oceans of tears later that evening when she realizes something is wrong when he doesn’t come home. Emma Briggs was the frilly sort. Her husband Ethan was a bit of a nerd. She loved him, heart and soul. Emma had always known she would be with Ethan forever…that is, until he doesn’t come home from his first day at the University. Questions arose and worry was to be had, until a week later when she received an anonymous letter that her beloved Ethan was dead and along with the letter, Ethan’s leather bound journal that documented every moment of his life, starting with the day he disappeared.

Emma refuses to believe her soul mate is gone from the world and sets out to retrace Ethan’s tracks with the guide of his journal. The mission seems to be dead-ending at every turn until she is face to face in her hotel room with Ethan, just three days into her search.

After only moments of drinking in his beautiful face, she realizes that the man in front of her has a significantly obvious birthmark where Ethan had none. If this isn’t Ethan, then who is it? And where is Ethan?



Ghost Fist (The Shocker Series)

by Alan Spencer

Don’t fuck with the fist!

Bernie Codstock will be executed by the Detroit Cartel for meddling in their criminal affairs. Sure to die in the next hour, help arrives in the form of a phantom floating fist who not only wishes to save Bernie’s life, but to employ him in killing off the cartel altogether.

A real TKO, GHOST FIST will leave you breathless and reeling! Action and horror meet in this mad genre mash up.



Wet Dreams Dry Lives

by Barry Cain

You hold in your virtual hands a story about an infatuation that leads to madness. About a man murdering his father and his son before killing himself. About the joys and horrors of sex. About jealousy and hate and love and depravity. About the sadness of time and the hunger for survival. About gangsters and perverts and condos in Los Angeles. About the desire for fame eroded by the desire for drugs. About decapitation. About dreams coming true and schemes to untie them.

Or is itâ?¦?



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