Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 21 Dec 13

Jack Knifed (A Jack Stratton Mystery)

by Christopher Greyson

Police Officer Jack Stratton is back. Jack’s nightmares have forced him to start searching his dark past and the secrets that lay hidden there. With Replacement at his side, Jack travels to Hope Falls to solve a murder that occurred before he was born.

Everyone in the small town remembers the gruesome killing, but after 27 years, no one thought that someone would look into it. They don’t know Jack.

Christopher Greyson’s latest novel weaves a tale full of mystery and action with humor and suspense. His unique stories and no-nonsense style of writing will take you on a page turning rollercoaster ride of emotions right up until the end.



INN KEEPING WITH MURDER (Old Maids of Mercer Island)

by Lynn Bohart

When seventy-three year old, Martha Denton drops dead into her peach cobbler at the St. Claire Inn, no one is surprised. After all, Martha had a heart condition. But when her death is ruled a murder, the inn’s owner, Julia Applegate, becomes the prime suspect. Julia recruits her “sixty-something” group of friends to launch their own investigation. Together with the inn’s resident ghosts, including Julia’s recently deceased mother who has learned to use a cell phone, they go after the truth. Add to that a talking parrot who likes to quote old movies, a Harlequin Great Dane, two miniature Dachshunds, a very handsome detective (or two), and get ready for a romp down mystery lane!



Sohlberg and the Gift: an Inspector Sohlberg mystery (Inspector Sohlberg Mysteries)

by Jens Amundsen

Special Holiday price lets you enjoy this Christmas novel about crime and redemption

Sohlberg and the Gift is about murder and the worst of betrayals.

Inspector Sohlberg investigates not one but many betrayals and miscarriages of justice. As he does so, he delves deeper into the true nature of Norwegian society, which is not a happy socialist multicultural utopia. Oslo suffers a crime rate far greater than New York City and all is not well with immigrants in this realistic portrayal of Oslo and Norway.

It’s Christmas and Inspector Harald Sohlberg risks losing his recent promotion to Chief Inspector of the Oslo politidistrikt. Why? Because of a recent visit from a mysterious femaleâ??Astrid Isaksen. Her visit triggers a chain reaction of events that exposes the worst of betrayals. Because the greatest betrayal is from those closest to you.

Chief Inspector Sohlberg breaks into sealed court files. He sneaks into an insane asylum under false pretenses and likewise trespasses into the high-security mountain fortress holding the National Archives of the Norwegian government. He intervenes in another detective’s “open-and-shut” case.

The level-headed Sohlberg violates department protocol for his young visitor. Could the happily married detective be cheating on his wife? Even the straight arrow can bend or break.

C.I. Sohlberg puts himself at risk of getting disciplined or fired. Has he been duped into playing the part of an unsuspecting pawn? Regardless, he must take the blame and the inevitable fall from grace if he gets caught.

It’s Christmas: a season of hope and redemption and gift-buying and parties and vacations. It’s certainly not the best time for Chief Inspector Sohlberg to investigate a homicide case that is full of dead ends and not even his to investigate. After all, the case is considered “closed” and “over and done with” at the highest levels of the Norwegian Police Service.

ABOUT THE HARALD SOHLBERG MYSTERY SERIES

The Inspector Sohlberg crime novels by Jens Amundsen join Scandinavia’s best crime detective series, including the Inspector Wallander series by Henning Mankell, Inspector Sejer series by Karin Fossum, Inspector Gunnarstranda series by K. O. Dahl, Detective Harry Hole series by Jo Nesbø, and Girl With Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson.

Jens Amundsen’s publisher, Nynorsk Forlag, is pleased to present his novels on Chief Inspector Harald Sohlberg. The Sohlberg novels masterfully blend the psychological novel into the crime, suspense, thriller, and detective genre.

Jens Amundsen follows the tradition of authors like Zola and Faulkner who present society the way it actually is, without lies and pretensions. Amundsen brings readers an unvarnished and realistic picture of Norwegian society and its criminal justice system much the same way that Harper Lee depicted the old racist and segregated Deep South in “To Kill A Mockingbird”.



Nursing a Grudge (A Maternal Instincts Mystery)

by Diana Orgain

Kate Connolly would like nothing more than to cuddle with her new baby, except become a bonafide P.I. She gets her chance when San Francisco’s hottest critic writes a particularly scathing review about the trendy new restaurant, Philosophie. The critic’s boyfriend falls to his death under mysterious circumstances from Painted Rock Cliff, and Kate fears that the restaurant critic may be targeted next. Battling sleep deprivation, diaper blowouts and breastfeeding mishaps Kate muddles through her own investigation, Mommy style:

To Do:

1. Buy Diapers!

2. Order dust kit & Lock pick set (need real P.I. tools!)

3. Figure out what happened to Perry – was it accidental death?

4. Find skull cap man and figure out why he’s following me.

5. Get back in shape!

Diana Orgain is the bestselling author of the Maternal Instincts Mystery Series: Bundle of Trouble, Motherhood is Murder and Formula for Murder, published by Penguin USA. She is the co-author of GILT TRIP the next book in the NY Times Bestselling Scrapbooking Mystery Series by Laura Childs published October 2013. Diana’s FOR LOVE OR MONEY the first in her new Reality TV Mystery series will be published by Penguin in Spring 2015. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and three children.



Steel Joe

by S. A. Ferkey

Jesse Tolley has been frozen within the womb of a coulee for more than a century, but today he’s going to rewrite history. Or die trying.

A hundred years ago, Owen Dervin wanted something he couldn’t have — Jesse Tolley’s woman. So he framed Jesse for a robbery and murder he didn’t commit, then shot him in the back and left him for dead.

But today, a freak accident has resurrected Jesse from the dead. He breathes his first breath in over a century only to discover that his beloved wife, Emily, has passed from this world, and his land is in the hands of strangers.

That’s not all that’s changed. History has branded Jesse Tolley a thief and murderer, and his sole descendant, Rachil Andrizzi, has changed her name to forever disassociate herself from her infamous great-grandfather.

Jesse’s shock is compounded when he walks into town and finds himself in the middle of the city’s annual celebration to honor its most famous citizen, the hero, Owen Dervin.

Jesse will die a happy man if he can clear his name, but the odds are woefully stacked against him. His body has been ravaged by time, gunshot wounds, and innumerable traumas. And now the mayor, the entire police force of Lupine, Wisconsin, and the FBI are gunning for him.

Can Jesse show Rachil, aka Melinda Tolley, that a man’s name should be a testament to how he lived his life, not how someone else says he lived it — before time runs out?

Jesse’s first day in the 21st century could well be his last in this action adventure thriller about one man trying to do the right thing against all odds.

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Wolf Six’s Salvation: A Shifter Love Story

by Krista Lakes

A concerned sister…

Chloe Madison would do anything to find her missing brother. When she stumbles upon some information that leads her to a nearby military science facility, she doesn’t hesitate to sneak under the barbed wire fence and steal some files. Everything seems to be going to plan. That is, until a handsome soldier finds her with her hands in his filing cabinet. Instead of reporting her, he lets her go. She hurries home, his golden eyes all she can think of.

A broken soldier…

Captain Jackson Wolfe just returned from a hellish tour of duty in Afghanistan. Scarred and hiding terrible secrets, he is sent to a desk job. He just recently found out the hard way that he was a werewolf. Not only that, as far as he knows, he’s the only one of his kind. He knows he shouldn’t be around people and keeps to himself until he sees Chloe stealing files. He knows he should stop her, but her scent and something in her eyes stops him.

A coverup worth killing for…

When Wolfe follows Chloe to the library, he discovers that he’s not the only one of his kind. Someone doesn’t like that Chloe has been digging around, threatening to expose the secrets of her brother and the wolf shifters. In fact, they’re willing to kill to stop her.

Wolfe knows that he must protect Chloe. After all, she may be the only thing that can save him from himself.



A scent hung in the air that made something primal in the pit of his stomach tighten and ache with joy. The hair on the base of his skull tingled and his eyes lit up with a golden fire. He could barely detect it, even with his enhanced senses, but what he could smell was something that sent shivers of pleasure down his spine.

He gave a smooth about-face, sucking air into his nose to try and fill himself with the scent. It was flowers and sunshine with just a touch of something that made him start to ache with want. His feet carried him forward, his nose pulling in the scent like a rope as he worked down the hallway toward the Records Room.

The door to the room was ajar, letting out a thin sliver of yellow light onto the dark hallway floor. He whined softly with anticipation as the scent grew stronger the closer he came to the golden light. Moving softly, he crept up to the door, peeking through the thin slit to peer inside.

A girl in mint green scrubs and a blue winter jacket sat kneeling on the floor. Her light brown hair was pulled back into a ponytail that trailed down her back in soft tendrils. It took all his willpower not to reach out and touch it to feel its silky softness and bury his face in her scent…



Full Moonlight (A Dick Moonlight Thriller)

by Vincent Zandri

Some things are not as they appear. Especially if you’re Dick Moonlight–a P.I. with a piece of .22 caliber hollow-point bullet hopelessly lodged inside his brain, making his sudden death at any given time a real possibility. When he’s hired to look into some mysterious carcass mutilations taking place at the historic Albany Rural Cemetery, Moonlight encounters a nightmare worse than death. A nightmare that haunts him like the bone-shattering howl of a werewolf, and that takes place under the cover of a full moon…A 42 page novella for those who love suspense and who wish to dive into the entire bestselling Dick Moonlight PI series, starting with MOONLIGHT FALLS and then proceeding to MOONLIGHT RISES, BLUE MOONLIGHT, MURDER BY MOONLIGHT, MOONLIGHT SONATA and coming soon, MOONLIGHT WEEPS!

“Sensational…Masterful…Brilliant.” –New York Post

“The action never wanes.” –Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinal

“Gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting.” –Harlan Coben, bestselling author of Six Years

“Tough, stylish, heartbreaking.” –Don Winslow, bestselling author of Savages

“Non-stop action.” –I Love a Mystery

“Vincent Zandri nails reader’s attention.” –Boston Herald



The Awakening (Rebirth, Book 1)

by Jeffrey Pierce

A “riveting, disturbing” novel about angels, reality and the end of the world as we know it. First in a trilogy, this novel will leave you breathless and wanting more!

“… You will never look at world events or simple changes in your life the same way after reading this novel.”



Murdermobile (A Portland Bookmobile Mystery)

by B.B. Cantwell

It’s pre-“Portlandia” Portland, when bookmobiles still roamed the Earth. When the retired head librarian is found dead in the City Library’s bookmobile, it’s no longer business as usual for fiery-haired librarian-on-wheels Hester Freelove McGarrigle. Does the murder have something to do with the wacko book-banning group with which the old woman was entangled? It’s up to Hester and her dishy, trail-running, pizza-obsessed neighbor, Detective Nate Darrow, to chase clues all over Oregon’s quirky Rose City. Their mutual connection with Nathaniel Hawthorne, along with Hester’s upchucking Maine Coon cat, build the romantic fizz in this cozy mystery spiked with humor and an authentic Northwest sense of place. Fasten your seatbelt — and hold tight to your armload of books — for the flash-bang ending high atop Crown Point in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. Want great literature? Read “War and Peace.” Want a rollicking good read for a weekend or vacation? Try this debut novel from one of Portland’s last bookmobile librarians and her travel-writer husband, writing together under the pen name B.B. Cantwell.



Nirvana Effect

by Craig Gehring

Experimentation with a jungle medicine becomes a life-or-death struggle for ultimate power in this non-stop sci-fi thriller by Craig Gehring



Track Down Africa

by Scott Conrad

Jack’s adventuresome daughter Jessica turns up missing on a trip to central Africa while searching for the legendary lost diamond mine originally discovered by the famous British explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley in the late 1800s.

Is she lost in the jungle, dead, or kidnapped for ransom by Seleka rebels?

Follow bounty hunter Brad and his retired Force Recon Marine buddies to the deepest darkest jungles of the Ubangi River on a search for his missing cousin Jessica, and discover the truth about her disappearance and the fate of the mysterious diamonds.



Under the Radar

by Rebecca Dartt

In Under the Radar, NYPD Detective Peter O’Donnell thinks he’s washed up after a disastrous drug bust in Mexico.

He moves upstate to write parking tickets in a quiet college town, but it’s not long before all hell breaks loose. He uncovers a diabolical plot after a chemistry technician is murdered on campus, and the killer seems to be a post-grad terrorist. In the meantime, with a new love interest on his mind, an old nemesis turns up who wants the former NYC detective dead. O’Donnell soon realizes time is quickly running out.

Another, even more deadly twist loomsâ??and he’s the only one who can stave off an impending catastrophe of enormous proportions.



The Prime Ministers Wife

by John Hare

A tale of politics, drugs, corruption and the route to global salvation.

Set in the mid 2020s a faceless world COMMITTEE with vast wealth and influence, spends decades carefully grooming an elite band of chosen prot̩g̩s, to hijack the British political system Рeffectively creating a political party without opposition.

The COMMITTEE chooses the UK to experiment with one-party governance that will change the rule of law and enable a new world order to evolve.

As a committed pacifist and human rights campaigner, the beautiful socialite Lady Deborah Isobel Tews-Falkener falls in love with an impoverished politician who has been selected by the COMMITTEE to challenge and defeat the established political system.

The new leaders re-introduce capital and corporal punishment: public hanging and floggings become must-have ticket events and are carried out at major sporting venues. Radical reconstruction totally re-shapes the health and welfare systems. The ‘hotel culture’ is removed from all penal institutions resulting in zero privileges. Incarceration on brigs moored off the British coastline becomes commonplace.

The New Equalatist Party sweeps all opposition aside and as the then Prime Ministers Wife, Deborah George finds herself questioning old values as she stands beside the man who introduces a zero tolerance approach against those who have benefited from the decline in society’s social and moral values.

All previously banned drugs are legalised and used as a revenue source; dealers, pimps and slave gang-masters decamp for more lucrative climes. All of this and more under the helmsmanship of one man, or as it is to turn out, the one who stands firmly at his side; the Prime Ministers Wife.



Five Uneasy Pieces

by Debbi Mack

This short story anthology reveals my love for pulp fiction and cinema. Each of the stories explores the shadowy worlds of noir, mystery and crime fiction. They range in tone from hardboiled detective to parody. Altogether, this collection has something for everyone who enjoys dark or edgy crime fiction.

Includes a sixth bonus short short story.

About the author:

Debbi Mack is the author of the Sam McRae mysteries, including the New York Times ebook bestseller IDENTITY CRISIS and the Kindle bestseller LEAST WANTED. Her short stories have appeared in various anthologies, including the CHESAPEAKE CRIMES anthologies and SHAKEN: STORIES FOR JAPAN. In 2010, Debbi’s short story “The Right to Remain Silent” was nominated for a Derringer Award.

What They Are Saying About FIVE UNEASY PIECES:

“In her introductory note to FIVE UNEASY PIECES, Debbi Mack claims she finds writing short stories ‘difficult.’ Well, you wouldn’t know it from the ‘pieces’ themselves. Each rings true as a tuning fork, whether for dialogue, setting, or depth. A lean collection of gems.”

â??Jeremiah Healy, author of OFF-SEASON and THE CONCISE CUDDY

“FIVE UNEASY PIECES packs a nasty punch that will keep mystery fans enthralled.” â??Simon Wood, author of TERMINATED

“In her first collection of short works, FIVE UNEASY PIECES, 2010 Derringer Award nominee Debbi Mack creates modern-day noir worlds where voyeurism and sleuthing are as natural to its inhabitants as breathing. Never content to leave well enough alone, Mack’s fascinating cavalcade of off-kilter protagonists spy and insinuate themselves into other people’s lives – to mostly tragic effect.

“While descriptive, observational humor was a hallmark of Mack’s excellent hardboiled crime novel IDENTITY CRISIS, here she uses it sparingly, and instead infuses a handful of riveting mini-mysteries with a real sense of dread, fear, and unease that lingers long after the lights are out. Recommended.”

â??J.T. Cummins, author of COBBLESTONES

“Mack really packs twists and surprises into these five shorts.” â??C.J. West, author of THE END OF MARKING TIME



Buried In The Hills (DI Flynn Mysteries)

by Sonia Kilvington

When Kelly Flynn is woken by a phone call in the middle of night, her first thought is, “this better be an emergency”, and unfortunately it is. In the next twenty four hours her entire life is thrown into chaos as she takes a flight out to Cyprus to arrange her father’s funeral. Although there has been conflict between them, Kelly is loyal to her father and is determined to find out the truth behind his death, in the sleepy village of Vorokvadia.

Faced with the searing heat, funeral arrangements and a mysterious, threatening phone call, Kelly is relived when her uncle DI Flynn joins her at her father’s apartment near the Vorokvadia Hills. As Kelly is sorting out the probate to her father’s estate with Theo, the village lawyer, some strange facts begin to emerge. It seems that Gary Flynn’s property development company was in serious financial trouble with the complex not built and investors queuing up to sue. Kelly hopes to get some clarification from her dad’s business partner Dimitris Kyriacou who is from a very well connected and prominent family in the village; but when Dimitris’ body is found strangled at the bottom of Vorokvadia Hills, questions must also be asked of Gary Flynn’s death. Was it an accident or is there a killer on the loose in the beautiful Cypriot village?

Convinced of her father’s innocence in the property scam, Kelly is shocked to find that the body in the coffin is not her fathers. With his bank account emptied before he went missing, the evidence of Gary’s guilt is mounting. In a trail that leads her to the old town in Nicosia, Kelly is determined to pursue the truth.

Does the key to solving the mystery lie with the mysterious woman on the missing poster at Vorokvadia Police Station? As Kelly uncovers a dark village secret, she is drawn into life threatening danger at the stunning, but treacherous, sea caves at Cape Greko.

Is she prepared to risk her life to discover the truth?

Can Flynn figure out the truth in time to save her?



Change of Possession

by M.R. Polish

Twenty-year-old Keeley- Moison moves across the country for one reason: to escape the traumas of her past and start over at a new college. What she doesn’t expect is to be thrust into a dangerous future – one where the quarterback of the football team has set his sinister sights on her.

Loner Vahn Silver is an outcast and likes it that way. Living in the shadows, Vahn forces himself into the light to protect Keeley from the man who killed his best friend – even if that means risking his own life.

But Keeley soon learns that the football team rules the school and everyone in it. When Vahn ends up in the hospital after a vicious attack and her quarterback stalker edges closer to his prey, Keeley must find the strength within herself to fight – and take back the change of possession.



You’ll Always Be Mine

by Lara Verne

Elizabeth Baker had an ordinary life. A best friend to joke around with, a super hot boyfriend to make out with, and a overprotective big brother to fight with. But Elizabeth’s life seems to get stranger each day when she’s left home alone with a psychotic killer roaming the streets.



The Intermediary

by Spencer Sturken

With graduation drawing ever closer, Miles finds himself scrambling to land an acceptable white-collar job to start his career. He attends a networking event, where he meets a business executive who offers him what he sought most: a salary position.

Miles quickly becomes proficient in his field and begins to question debatable business decisions made by his new boss. A chance, late night encounter hurls him into the middle of an illegal operation. To get out unscathed, he must outsmart his superior.



Three Rules

by Marie Drake

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“I have learned three rules in my life: 1.) The most dangerous people in the world are not always strangers. 2.) The scariest things imaginable are not those that can kill you, but those you can live through. And probably the most prominent: 3.) The most horrible possibility is not what could happen to you, but what you could become – I became a killer.” ~Hope Wellman

Hope Wellman has a childhood full of horrific memories, a bone chilling recurring nightmare, and a persistent paranoid sense of being followed that she would rather keep repressed.

Is evil reaching from beyond the grave to capture the tattered remnants of her soul once and for all, is it only a machination of her disturbed mind, or is there something happening more sinister than even she can imagine?

Attending the funeral of her abuser is the first step in putting her life back together. She struggles with the fact she never told anyone what happened to her, and that the grave they are mourning over is empty. She’d find it a lot easier to move on and believe in the future if he were in the box, ready to be covered with dirt. She fears the last thread of her sanity has snapped when she sees Lucas everywhere she turns, and can’t escape a recurring nightmare. Is her tormentor alive, or is she imagining it? Is her dream triggered by past fears or is it a prediction of the future?

85,569 words approx.



The New Hope Crash

by Will Bevis


ANNOUNCING the Third Annual – and possibly final – Will Bevis Christmas Giveaway – Beginning Saturday December 21st 2013 and lasting through Christmas Day – As many as possible of ALL 100 of Will Bevis’ Kindle Stories – including the new full length novel “Boogie: A Life With the Devil – are FREE for Kindle. Be sure to download “Boogie: A Life With The Devil and ALL others that you want during those five days – and read them at your leisure the coming year! Last year’s giveaway resulted in over 9,000 free downloads! Including over 1,000 for “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time” – which is where “”Boogie: A Life With the Devil” was born! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! (For a list of ALL Will Bevis stories email [email protected])

About the Author:

Will Bevis is a prolific writer of short, sometimes very controversial “Slice of life” stories, articles, essays and memoirs that make you feel you are right there, experiencing the story as it it happens. His best known story is the Top One Hundred Free for Kindle story, “The Killing of Train-Man Brown.” He has written over one hundred short stories including, “Then Her Wig Fell Off,” “Let the Dog Drive,” “Blackbird,” “Supply and Demand,” “Daddy’s Playing Dead,” and many, many others. Many are also available as audio books.

About “Boogie: A Life With The Devil.”

This full length novel grew out of the Five Star short story, “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time.”

It follows the little boy from that first meeting with the devil, all the way through his life… until the surprise end.

Meet “Bill the Blackbird” and “Boogie McCain” and a host of other interesting characters…

As the devil never gives up in trying to get Boogie to sign away his soul… in return for fame and fortune…

and a few other things as well!

One reviewer called “Blackbird…” A must-read treasure, December 24, 2012

By Henrietta Lala “herbalwiz” (St. Martinville, LA) – See all my reviews

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This review is from: Blackbird: A Boy Meets The Devil For the First Time (Kindle Edition)

I’ve been reading about 70 years and Blackbird is one of those rare nuggets of pure gold in a whole mountain of clay . It plays out like the blues, full of riffs and bass and gravel that spin themselves into a mirror of soul not ashamed to get down and dirty and come up

About this Story:

Radio Transmissions:

April 4, 1977

Flight 242

From Huntsville, AL going to Atlanta, GA.

Location:

In the Middle of a Hail Storm.

“Standby, we have lost both engines.”

“We are down to nothing.”

“We’re putting it on the highway.”

“There’s a car ahead.”

“I’m going to land right over that guy.”

End of Transmissions.

From the author of “The Killing of Train-Man Brown,” a Top 100 Free for Kindle eBook,” and the Controversial “Slow Foreplay on a Fast Bus,” and “Send Me a Friend,” “Who Won the War?” and many other stories comes…

“The New Hope Crash.”

About this Story:

This story is a work of fiction.

There really was a New Hope Crash

and at the end of this story I will tell you the best place to read about it.

The New Hope Crash has been on my mind for many years.

I could never shake it.

Finally, I went to see the crash site myself,

and returning home wrote this story.

It will tell you how I first came to hear and know about the real

New Hope Crash

and how I combined fact and fiction

to I hope

bring the story of that fateful evening

to more and more readers

across the nation

and the world

than those who had previously known about it.

After I wrote it

I discovered a site

that had an account that had been written

a day after the crash.

I urge you to visit that site

and read the accounts of people who were actually there when it happened.

For their words are more powerful than mine.

But hopefully, my words will have served the purpose

of leading you to theirs.

Sincerely,

Will Bevis

Gadsd



The Illegal

by AK Dawson

It’s Kate Walker’s first day as a member of the Home Office Enforcement Team and she has been given a job to do. She not only has to evict an asylum seeker from the flat where he lives, but from the country.

The problem is that the immigrant, Vincent Mpolo, doesn’t want to comply. He manages to escape and Kate is blamed for his flight.

When it is discovered that Vincent left a dead body behind, Kate decides that she has to track him down. Professional pride is at stake and something else too: Kate isn’t entirely sure that Vincent is the murderer.

Her search takes her to the UK border and she soon finds out that it’s one thing for an illegal immigrant to enter the country, but quite another to escape.

The Illegal is a fast-paced thriller set in North East England. It is a full-length novel.

PLEASE NOTE: This new edition, dated 13 February 2013, has been professionally proofread and extensively revised.



Cajun’s War

by J.F. Davis

A nail-biting story of terrorism. Two women square off in this tale of political intrigue. One women so twisted … one women so grounded. This epic story will educate and entertain you from the start, with an ending for the ages that will disturb your core and leave you frozen.

Set along the beautiful and sometimes rampaging Tennessee River that creates the Great Lakes of the South, Cajun’s War flows deep and wide in its own fashion — wide in its universal appeal to readers and deep in the provocative questions it raises.

Swirling through it are these currents: How vulnerable is America’s supply of drinking water — a resource generally taken for granted — to the attack of terrorist? How far does the public’s right-to-know extend — particularly in the face of a terrorist plot that can create chaos and panic?

While exploring these questions, Cajun’s War is mostly a showcase of people exposing, through the greatest crisis they will ever face in their lives, their human strengths and frailties, their value systems, the extent of commitment to their careers in which they find themselves, and the lust and passions of their relationships.

Ultimately, Cajun’s War is a battle between two women and the desire of each to have her will prevail. The inevitable, one-on-one clash between Morgan, a creative and sensitive career woman who has become a spokesperson for the water industry, and Cajun, a street fighter schooled in terrorism from her youth, becomes an outright campaign for survival.



Flipping Heck! (The Don Castor Investigations)

by SD Hayes

After a slight accident involving a laboratory and plenty of fire, Don Castor decided on a career change. One correspondence course in being a P.I. later, Don finds himself recovering missing felines and occasionally the odd kidnapped heiress. Life seems pretty normal. Bills to pay (lots), clients to help (few).

Until that is, he comes downstairs one morning to find his latest clients waiting for him. Genetically enlarged, mind-reading, talking penguins. Accompanied by an undercover reporter (not genetically enlarged). And they just happen to need nuclear material.

Finally convinced that he isn’t in some weird dream, Don reluctantly accepts the case. Now comes the challenge; tracking down the required materials, while keeping a group of nine penguins secret in central London.

Elsewhere in the wider world though a confused camera crew, led by intrepid wildlife filmmaker Charles Hattenburg, is causing trouble. The eccentric Baron Ludvig Von Canton-Ess is trying not to cause trouble but is failing, and Don’s bank manager is less than happy…



Contracted to Die

by Malcolm Instone

Captain James Diamond, VC is a Royal Marine hero who has fallen from grace. Down on his luck and living a reclusive existence he is unexpectedly offered a lifeline. For the first time in years things are starting to look up until they go horribly wrong. Whilst relaxing on his millionaire publicist’s private island he is taken hostage along with five others in an audacious attack by Somali pirates. Incarcerated in an old colonial prison he is now in a nightmare world where he must compete against the other hostages in a series of terrifying challenges where the loser pays with their life. As one by one they are executed James begins to wonder whether everything is quite what it seems. It would appear that he should have read the small print on his contract.



Crossing Lines

by DS Campbell

Drawn into fighting the enviromental battle over African oil, Michael must decide who the real villains are and what he is prepared to fight for…

At the end of his gap year helping children in a Nigerian school, Michael is swept up in the idealistic adventures of the BioGuardians – a high profile group of protestors heavily against the construction of the Chad-Cameroon oil pipe line.

With high hopes of making a difference somewhere in his life, Michael quickly finds out that there are factions desperate to ensure the pipeline’s construction and that the battle the BioGuardians are fighting may be verging on obsession

This urgent, intense adventure pushes Michael to the edge and makes him question who the bad guy really is, as the lines between right and wrong become increasingly crossed.

Crossing Lines is a suspenseful action/adventure story of 94 pages.



The Kingdom Of Hope

by James Roberts

What Price Loyalty?

What Price Justice?

What Price Love?

It’s 1986, the Soviet and American Governments are about to complete an historic spy swap. Bill Reynolds, the CIA agent who has spent the last seven years in Soviet custody, is coming home. Haunted by the memory of his dead wife and seeking answers, he is pursued by shadowy assailants. But from whom does he have the most to fear? The shadowy KGB agents, or his own people?

And what startling revelation will turn his whole world upside down?



Candy: No One Wants My Heart

by Will Bevis


ANNOUNCING the Third Annual – and possibly final – Will Bevis Christmas Giveaway – Beginning Saturday December 21st 2013 and lasting through Christmas Day – As many as possible of ALL 100 of Will Bevis’ Kindle Stories – including the new full length novel “Boogie: A Life With the Devil – are FREE for Kindle. Be sure to download “Boogie: A Life With The Devil and ALL others that you want during those five days – and read them at your leisure the coming year! Last year’s giveaway resulted in over 9,000 free downloads! Including over 1,000 for “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time” – which is where “”Boogie: A Life With the Devil” was born! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! (For a list of ALL Will Bevis stories email [email protected])

About the Author:

Will Bevis is a prolific writer of short, sometimes very controversial “Slice of life” stories, articles, essays and memoirs that make you feel you are right there, experiencing the story as it it happens. His best known story is the Top One Hundred Free for Kindle story, “The Killing of Train-Man Brown.” He has written over one hundred short stories including, “Then Her Wig Fell Off,” “Let the Dog Drive,” “Blackbird,” “Supply and Demand,” “Daddy’s Playing Dead,” and many, many others. Many are also available as audio books.

About “Boogie: A Life With The Devil.”

This full length novel grew out of the Five Star short story, “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time.”

It follows the little boy from that first meeting with the devil, all the way through his life… until the surprise end.

Meet “Bill the Blackbird” and “Boogie McCain” and a host of other interesting characters…

As the devil never gives up in trying to get Boogie to sign away his soul… in return for fame and fortune…

and a few other things as well!

One reviewer called “Blackbird…” A must-read treasure, December 24, 2012

By Henrietta Lala “herbalwiz” (St. Martinville, LA) – See all my reviews

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This review is from: Blackbird: A Boy Meets The Devil For the First Time (Kindle Edition)

I’ve been reading about 70 years and Blackbird is one of those rare nuggets of pure gold in a whole mountain of clay . It plays out like the blues, full of riffs and bass and gravel that spin themselves into a mirror of soul not ashamed to get down and dirty and come up dragging us into a light we refused to open our eyes to before. Don’t let the stomp and shuffle and guffaws fool you into thinking it’s not about you, you ain’t gonna get off that easy. I was in Gadsden Alabama for about three months in 1958, and he’s not telling any lies. It was my first experience with deep southern segregationist views. A great morality tale told by a masterful and powerful writer about a very unique character.

About this story:

“Damn! It hurt me to even read this story!” A.H

WARNING: This short story is for adults only. It contains violence, hard language and hard situations.

WARNING: This short story is for adults only. It contains violence, hard language and hard situations.

WARNING: This short story is for adults only. It contains violence, hard language and hard situations.

You have now been warned three times. Proceed at your own risk.

About This Story:

Meet Candy:

She’s fallen for some bad men in the past…

And she’s become a little more self-destructive each time.

Now meet Jay. Her new love.

The One who is going to take her all the way to the bottom.

In the end, it is yet another controversial short story, by author Will Bevis.



Midnight Dagger (Midnight Series)

by Shelly Wyatt

Yardley has to find the crystal dagger, at any cost. Will she be able to find it and save herself or will her estranged love be there to save her, and the dagger?



Astraea

by James Jones

Frank Jackson is the son of the former head of army intelligence, a man that died mysteriously just after the tragic events of 9/11. Frank is gifted, able to memorize whole books, and is now a college grad student in Yale University. He and his brilliant friends have maintained a clandestine program within their house, a program dedicated to a new kind of computer that is more powerful than all the worlds computers combined. This computer develops true artificial intelligence and is connected to microscopic machines that are capable of converting matter into energy, and return that energy back into matter. Their aspirations finally realized, they become a threat to world powers that desperately want the new technology they have made. What ensues is a desperate attempt to survive, and keep their powerful invention from getting into the wrong hands.



The Long Secret Horror, Holmes’ Beastly Case (Short Story)

by Nolan Yard

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are called in to investigate gruesome murders occurring around the estate of a young Italian family with its first child on the way. There are very little clues pointing to any suspects, and Watson sees Holmes act mysterious when the detective uncovers possible evidence. Something beastly lurks in the woods outside Cambridge and it just may be a case beyond the two friends’ imagining.



Adflatus. Season 1. Episode 1. Pilot.

by Pavel Shishkoedov

Book within a book with interactive features.
By the end of each episode one of the two main characters (writer and his character) faces a choice of what to do next and YOU will decide what option they would take thus creating your own way from pilot till the last episode.

Bestselling writer Joseph Harmon, author of popular “Edward Murray” series returns home from Switzerland and starts working on his new book. About a year ago he was involved in a ferry crash. He saved three people and got a multiple fracture of his leg. His memory of that event is returning to him in nightmares and he remembers little of it just like it had already happened to him twenty years ago when his brother died. And for some reason he can’t get rid of a feeling that his involvement in both cases was much deeper.

Now Joseph is forced to start the Promotion Campaign for the last “Edward Murray” book that had been postponed for almost a year and to face the fact that some of his fans are really mad that the story is over.

Mike Evans is the main protagonist of Joseph’s new book “P I”. He works as a private investigator and gets a new case – to find a missing stripper Kelly Poulson. She was working in the “Meow” club which Mike was often visiting after losing his wife. Soon the P.I. understands that he became involved in a very mysterious story.

Joseph’s decisions will drastically change events in Mike’s (as he is believing) “real world” but the writer himself would soon face the question – “Am I really writing this book or does it write itself?”



The Ian Fleming Files (Omnibus Edition, contains ‘Operation Armada’ and ‘Operation Parsifal’)

by Damian Stevenson

Before James Bond there was Commander Ian Fleming or ’17F’ as he was known during World War 2 when the young British author served as an intelligence officer in Great Britain’s Naval Intelligence Department.

In his startling debut novel, Ian Fleming scholar and screenwriter of upcoming movie Fleming Damian Stevenson has crafted the ultimate origin story for one of popular culture’s most beloved icons.

Everything that inspired the James Bond books is here: the suave and ruthless central character, his demanding boss, a bevy of beautiful femme fatales, formidable villains bent on world domination, their homicidal henchmen, exotic locations, crackling wit and all the cool cars, sleek guns, ingenious gadgets and monstrous hardware one would expect to see lavishly featured in a gonzo story about the author of Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me, From Russia With Love, Diamonds Are Forever, Goldfinger, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice and The Man With The Golden Gun.

James Bond was born from the ashes of World War 2 and The Ian Fleming Files: Operation Armada is all the more powerful for its attention to historical reality. This is no flight of fancy. The book has been lauded by Bond experts for the way in which it convincingly takes us inside Ian Fleming’s mind as he executes the dangerous missions that inspired his best selling books.

Damian Stevenson researched his novel for six years, interviewing hundreds of people connected to Ian Fleming’s life and reading everything ever written about him. The result is an instant classic that will appeal to Bond fans and lovers of good writing everywhere.

OPERATION ARMADA MISSION BRIEF

June 14, 1940. Naval Intelligence operative Commander Ian Fleming a.k.a. ’17F’ is parachuted into occupied France with two million pounds in gold. His mission: to negotiate the purchase of sixty battleships from the renegade head of France’s Navy, the mysterious and charismatic World War I legend Admiral Darlan. Fleming is assisted in his quest by the French Resistance led by the beautiful saboteur Denise Astier. Plans go awry and 17F is forced to improvise when German Army Group B, led by the sadistic General Bock, makes a run for Admiral Darlan’s ships. Hitler needs France’s battle-cruisers and destroyers to mount ‘Operation Sealion,’ his planned invasion of Great Britain. Ian Fleming has four days to get to Darlan before the French fleet is annihilated by the Royal Navy. With General Bock on his heels, and a traitor close to home, 17F finds himself in a race with the biggest stakes imaginable.

OPERATION PARSIFAL MISSION BRIEF

It’s January 1944 and in the dark world of political assassinations, 17F has become code for ruthless efficiency.

He prevented Admiral Darlan and General Bock from forming a dangerous alliance in Operation Armada. Now he must do the unthinkable: save the life of Adolph Hitler to ensure an Allied victory.

A stunning young German woman holds the key to solving the enigma of Parsifal but she may be a double-agent working for the psychopathic diamond billionaire Wolfgang Krupp.

17F must resist her seductive allure or risk the worst case scenario: a Nazi victory.



Taylor Family Adventures Mystery at Stoneway Mansion (The Taylor Family Adventures)

by Rebecca Gurnsey

The old abandoned house in the Taylor family’s neighborhood is an irresistible mystery to the Taylor kids and their dad. But, when they try to explore it, disaster quickly engulfs them. Clues from the house lead them to an even more intriguing and dangerous mystery at Stoneway Mansion. When the family tries to follow the clues, they face the most tragic experience of their lives. When they meet a nurse, who is trying to solve a perplexing mystery at the hospital in a small resort town, they find that the three mysteries are intertwined. Are there really ghosts at Stoneway Mansion? Where did the phantom ambulance go and what happened to the patient it was transporting? Will Jo really go undercover as a girl for the cause? Will Kellie keep his secret? The Taylor family must solve the mysteries or never see their dad again. Their faith in God and love for each other give them the courage to keep going. You’ll laugh, cry, gasp, and wonder as you try to solve The Mystery at Stoneway Mansion.



Can You Keep a Secret? (Maddie Mitchell Mysteries)

by Debbie Clark

A killer is on the loose in Camdenton, Missouri, and no one knows about it, not yet anyway. Three people are missing but the authorities are not taking it seriously. When Maddie Mitchell, the new girl in town, makes a grisly discovery, she knows it’s murder. Can she stop the killer before he strikes again? As her home life crumbles, the case becomes clearer. Will Maddie’s snooping lead to finding the killer or finding herself his next target?



Dusk

by Harli D Stockwell

A drifter partners up with a persistant FBI agent in hopes of catching an elusive killer. This fast paced story is just the right length for any quick read. I hope you enjoy.

If you like this story, check out my others ones:

http://www.amazon.com/Alaskan-Siege-Leala-Meinkova-archives-ebook/dp/B00GT42Q1W

More are on the way!



Crossing Off the Bar

by H Will Pasto

The President has lost his bid for reelection, but along with the White House, his party has also lost Congress. To compound matters further, much of his signature domestic legislation is working its way through the courts and many pundits and experts believe that most of it will be struck down by the conservative-leaning Supreme Court of the United States. But what if the President was given the opportunity to change the makeup of the court before leaving office?

Brad Forrester is the White House Chief of Staff and has been with the President through the man’s rise in power and all the ups and downs of his term in office. He now is left with everything he strove so hard to accomplish being swept away when the new President and Congress are sworn into office in January.

Jack Raymond spent the last eighteen months attempting a Herculean task. As the President’s campaign manager, he was expected to get the man reelected, but sometimes the impossible is just that, impossible. What he is left with are the contacts, and he knows all the right shady people.

Five justices on the Supreme Court are conservative, and with time fast running out, can these two men arrange to have their seats become vacant before the new Congress is sworn in on January 3?

Crossing off the Bar is a fast-paced, short novel that asks the question: What is the worst that can be done to hold on to power.



The Closet (Summerset Tales #1)

by Jac Wright

Written as a prelude to the author’s full-length title THE RECKLESS ENGINEER.
Love is a battlefield.  Who will get out of it alive? â??â??Harry Duncan Wood runs a hotel in the historic city of Bath with his beautiful young wife. When he falls in love with Mill House, an old greystone farmhouse on the banks of river Avon among the soaring hills of Somerset, and sets about moving his family there, the first appearances of the cracks in the marriage take him by surprise. Is his wife seeing another man? Duncan needs to get to the bottom of the affairs for his own sanity. Sometimes, however, ignorance is bliss and will also keep everybody alive. The Closet is written in the tradition of Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers and Thomas Hardy’s Wessex Tales as the first in the collection of literary short fiction. The tales have an added element of suspense similar to the works of Roald Dahl. The Closet accompanies the first title in the author’s full-length literary suspense series, The Reckless Engineer, published by Soul Mate Publishing, New York.
Website: jacwrightbooks.wix.com/jacwright



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