Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 21 Aug 14

Silent as the Grave

by Bill Kitson

A chilling tale of murder, madness, and what happens when ghosts from the past won’t stay in their graves.

When former journalist Adam Bailey agrees to spend Christmas at ancient Mulgrave Castle, he knows there is an ulterior motive behind the invitation. His old flame, Harriet, and her husband, Sir Anthony Rowe, want Adam to investigate the legend of an old family curse – a curse said to have claimed several victims, and which may be due to strike again â?¦

Soon, heavy snow cuts off the castle from the outside world, and the guests become aware that the curse has indeed claimed a new victim – but how? Adam, aided by Harriet’s feisty sister Eve, seeks to discover if the death is linked to the mysterious disappearances that have occurred over the centuries.

Is there the usual foul play afoot – or is someone powerless to resist the force of a far older evil?



Imogene’s Message: A Thriller of Extreme Prejudice

by Christine Sherborne

Do you love Thrillers with a touch of the supernatural?

Edited and recommended by noted editor Don McNair

When extreme religious fundamentalists known as the Phineas Priesthood led by Ezekiel Yates and his three cousins, target Xantara Pembroke because they believe she is a witch, they launch a major conflict between unworldly disciples of good and evil. This 60,000-word, action-packed thriller shows the twists and turns of both sides as they try to destroy or save the souls of earth.

Imogene is the daughter of Xantara, a Guardian of Avebury Circle, an ancient monument near Stonehenge. For over three thousand years, wives of eight village families have performed ceremonies to heal local people, with power handed down from first daughter to first daughter. The Pembroke family encounter extreme prejudice from the Priesthood.

Braedon the village doctor is drawn into a world he didn’t know existed to protect his daughter. His wife Xantara keeps her secrets and causes conflict in the marriage.

All that is forgotten when Imogene levitates in Avebury Circle. Will the world believe Imogene’s incredible message?

This book has the potential to go viral!” Mike Smith of Creating Lifestyle!

  • “I just finished editing a thriller by an Australian writer Chris Sherborne, titled “Imogene’s Message.” I was so impressed with it that I offered to recommend it. This is only the second time I’ve done this in my 50 year professional editing career, so you can see that I’m enthused with her work. She has a good story, tells it well, and knows how to use good hooks and writing to keep readers engaged.” Don McNair
  • “Neither of us could put this book down, reading it in one sitting.” June & Peter Phillips
  • “Imogene’s Message is packed with excitement. I can’t wait for the next one.” Julie Lilley, UK

Ë?Ë?Ë? Interested in Spirituality, Paranormal, and a book that’s action packed?

This book will have you glued to your chair until you’ve finished it. Fast-paced, scary and outraged!

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The Devil’s Deep

by Michael Wallace

The Devil’s Deep
The Devil’s Peak: amazon.com/dp/B005FCCDO4
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Chad Lett is a mute witness to an attempted murder. He suffers from total paralysis, locked within a prison of his own mind. After years of silence, he establishes contact with a young nurse’s aid through a single blinking eye, but then she is abducted and a staff member begins to administer dropperfuls of cleaning solution into his communicating eye.

A heart-pounding thriller that will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned, the Devil’s Deep is a top rated suspense that travels from the hell of a long-term care facility to the rain forest of Costa Rica. And a crime committed under tropical waters, the dive known as El Bajo del Diablo–the Devil’s Deep.



The Final Arrangement (Book One in the Cozy Flower Shop Mystery Series) (The Flower Shop Mystery Series 1)

by Annie Adams

“In the manner of Evanovich a lot of mishaps and bad guys. I enjoyed the story and reading time involved. Plenty of laughing material included.”

“Another book that can’t be put down! Written in the style of Sue Grafton. Laugh out loud fun reading this one.”

“Good reading with quirky sense of humour & funny characters would be a good read for people who like the Stephanie Plum books.”

The Vulture is dead.

The body of Quincy McKay’s nemesis and biggest competitor in the floral business has just been discovered in a casket at the mortuary, complete with flowers on the lid.

Derrick Gibbons, aka The Vulture, stole all of Quincy’s funeral business, and now she’s on a mission to get it back. But there’s a problemâ??Quincy is now the main suspect in The Vulture’s murder.

Armed with only her Zombie delivery van, good intentions, and the business card of a handsome cop named Alex, she must find the killer, save the flower shop, and keep from ending up in the next casket. If she can dodge burning bushes, the plague of a polygamist ex, and her mother’s Mormon Mafia Spy Network, her life with Alex and her shop could become the perfect arrangement.



ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG (a crime thriller)

by George Helman

The most shocking crime thriller you will read all year

A serial killer they’ll say. Me! Richie Henders! They’ll set me up to be this savage murderer, but those shitting old biddies deserve everything they get. All I’ve got to do is keep my lock up secret. All I’ve got to do is avoid the nasty little pigs. All I’ve got to do is kill the old ones. Because it is all their fault and only the good die young…



Doctor Watson’s Bout

by Patrick Mercer

In this masterly follow-up to Patrick Mercer’s best-selling ‘Dr Watson’s War’, the back pages have become front-page news.

The British boxing champion Ezekial Shaw has been knifed to death. Yet the world’s greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, seems indifferent towards the case.

Doctor Watson is intrigued, however, and starts an investigation of his own.

But his line of questioning soon causes him to cross paths with a certain Colonel Moriarty.

And it leads him into an affair with a possible suspect – Amelia, the sensual and seductive wife of Ezekial Shaw.

Yet as he gets closer to the mysterious truth, the boxing underworld stands in his way. And to keep the truth hidden, plans are made to murder the investigator.

Before the case is solved, Watson will have to fight his way out of tighter corner than any he ever found himself in with Holmes.

This is Watson as you have never seen him before. He is daring, dogged and damnably attractive to the fair sex! This gripping novella combines action, humour, mystery – along with a love and knowledge of the original Conan Doyle stories.

Patrick Mercer is author of the Anthony Morgan Trilogy, ‘To Do and Die’, ‘Dust and Steel’ and ‘Red Runs the Helmand,’ as well as a number of straight histories of Victoria’s wars. A military historian by training, he was decorated four times as an infantry officer and then was the defence correspondent for BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme.

Patrick Mercer’s books have received widespread acclaim.

‘The style is rougher and more forceful than we’re used to, being untouched by Conan Doyle’s editorial hand, but it suits the subject matter admirably. You just know that this is what it was like.’ (Roger Johnson, The District Messenger on Doctor Watson’s War:)

‘A finely-drawn depiction of battle and the camaraderie of war’ (The Daily Mail of ‘To Do and Die)

â??A tremendous achievement by a storyteller who knows the humour, the fear and the frenzy of men in battle’ (Bernard Cornwell of ‘To Do and Die’)

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



REQUISITION FOR: A THIEF ~ Book 2 ~: A Diamond in the Making

by J. A. Devereaux

Professionally Edited Second Edition.

Part Two of the Three-Part Pilot Story.

Genre: Action-Adventure/Crime-Heist/

Intrigue/Romance

CAN A THIEF EVER REALLY TRUST A FED?

HOW CAN GREGG BE SURE?

After an unencumbered twelve-year career as an international jewel thief, Gregg Hadyn let his guard downâ??for loveâ??and was caught. Expecting to spend the next fifteen years in a federal penitentiary, Gregg is stunned when his nemesis, covert intelligence director Denny Garret, makes him an offer too good to refuse: serve his sentence outside of prison in exchange for stealing for the U.S. government.

Gregg’s fondness for the Strategic Intelligence Response Unit’s team of spiesâ??including his love for the SIRU’s profiler, Carly Macklinâ??does not extend to its leader. His aversion for Garret keeps Gregg squarely at odds with his new boss, leading to impetuous actions that could land him squarely back in jail.

Should Gregg make peace with the fed or cut his losses and make a run for it, resuming his life as a jewel thief? If he takes Director Garret up on his offer, will stealing for the government offer the same reward?

If you like books, TV shows, and movies (such as “Leverage,” “White Collar,” It Takes a Thief,” “To Catch a Thief,” “Catch Me if you Can,” “The Italian Job,” and “Oceans 11, 12, & 13”) that portray thieves/non-violent criminals as the heroes, you’ll love the REQUISITION FOR: A THIEF series.



Seductive (Compulsive Book 2)

by Myunique C. Green

Kids can be so cruel. Bullied and called â??Lard’ for the duration of elementary and middle school, Liliana is all grown up now and has developed a taste for the finer things. There’s nothing she can’t have without the flip of her hair and twinkle of her eye. But there’s one lesson Liliana has yet to learn: even the Queen of Hearts can be cut.



The Maine Event

by Diane Marquart Moore

Loring Air Force Base is in the remote, sparsely populated north woods of Aroostook County, Maine. During the 1950’s, Jeanne Durand, a young Army wife living in a close-knit armed services neighborhood, turns amateur sleuth when her downstairs Canasta partner, Birdie Brun, is murdered. Jeanne suspects Birdie’s abusive husband, Bill, who shot a hole through the floor of the Durand’s living room upstairs. Jeanne finds no dearth of suspects. She sees Army MP Trey Fontenot lurking around her apartment. She discovers that Trey left voodoo conjuring agents in Birdie’s apartment. Alan Greenbeck, a Mormon who lives with his family across the street, tries to convince Jeanne, a little too forcefully, that polygamy is a good thing. Perhaps he wants the beautiful Birdie for a wife. Jeanne identifies the murderer, but not before her life is endangered.



The Golden Goose of Los Angeles Extended Edition

by Travis Adams Irish

Due to fan feedback I’ve released this edition with an additional 84 pages and 4 new chapters. Enjoy!

Do you love Thrillers? Take a wild ride with: danger, intrigue, betrayal, and the dark exploration of self- jaw-dropping revelations, and intense characters.

This new, fast-paced story may be too much for some to handle, as it leaves many feeling: on edge, shocked, and haunted by the nature of humanity.

Rory Chambers is an extreme sports expert who helps people to partake in every adrenaline inducing experience that California has to offer. However, his life becomes complicated when it is discovered that, due to a special protein produced by his body, his blood can cure a variety of terminal illnesses, including deadly cancers, and pathogens such as HIV.

When the medical experts report their inability to create a vaccine artificially, Rory finds that there is no shortage of rich and powerful people who are desperate for a second chance… Desperate enough to carve it straight from his body.

Regardless of what his career in extreme sports has taught Rory about fear; nothing can prepare him for the unpredictable ride, and lascivious betrayals that are borne by the human psyche.

When his blood is valued at over $500,000 a pint, and so many dying people are looking for another chance; how will he keep the world from draining him of everything?

For a thrilling experience that is not to be missed, order a copy today!



Spies of Jerusalem

by Colin Smith

Palestine, 1917.

A land of conflict. And a land of spies.

As World War One rages on the killing fields of Flanders, another battle is playing out in the Holy Land.

British forces invade a stronghold of the Ottoman Empire, fighting German officers, Arab conscripts and Turkish troops.

But as the British armies advance, the Germans suspect they have a traitor within their ranks.

An agent – code-named Daniel – is transmitting messages to the British from the heart of the German headquarters.

If they can’t stop him, the war will be lost.

But as the Germans dig deeper, they discover an espionage ring called Nili

made up of Zionist Jews supporting the British.

They begin close in on the ring.

But will they ever unearth the true identity of Daniel?

And what is the true purpose of the organisation known as Nili?

In this gripping novel, Colin Smith interweaves the stories of British Tommies, German officers and Jewish nationals.

In a tale of intrigue and espionage the hunt for Daniel turns into a race against time, as the British prepare to meet the Austrian troops on the brutal battlefield at Huj.

‘Spies of Jerusalem’ brilliantly blends fact with fiction in a novel that will appeal to fans of Alan Furst and and John Le Carre.

‘ Excitingly told, moving and rather chilling’ – The Sunday Times.

‘A rumbustious thriller-spy-war story set in Palestine 1917, culminating in the cavalry charge by the Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry against Austrian artilleryâ?¦his wide panorama is consistently interesting.’ – The Financial Times.

‘He has captured marvellously well the atmosphere as well as the reality of the Middle East in 1917â?¦As for the description of the famous charge at Huj, I defy any reader to control a rapid beating of the heart.’ – The Daily Telegraph.

‘An excellently researched and well written sagaâ?¦’ – Yorkshire Evening Post.

“A work of fiction cleverly woven around a cast of real-life characters and historical events… a good read.” – Coventry Evening Telegraph

“Colin Smith brings two special talents to his recreation of Allenby’s Palestine campaign: he was once a soldier and writes of the Other Ranks with insight and authenticity; and he spent much of his working life as The Observer’s Middle East correspondent… more than an immensely readable tale, a vivid reminder that the countries of the Middle East have been formed in the crucible of treachery as well as battle.” Esmond Wright. Contemporary Review.

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



Dead Man’s Hand

by Christopher Kenworthy

When Con Carnigan finds his cabin looted and his newly trained cavalry horses stolen, he faces starvation if he cannot get his herd back.

Determined to recover his property and hell bent on revenge he tracks the thieves deep into the Sonoran desert.

Out of money and losing sight of the trail, Carnigan decides to rest up in the town of Sidewinder Flats.

He soon discovers that the town is a meeting point for thieves and vagabonds, run by a criminal mastermind called Garside Hoffman.

Hoffman controls the town through a deadly card game – forcing the locals to work for him while they desperately attempt to pay back their gambling debts.

Hoffman offers Carnigan the position of sheriff – so long as he turns a blind eye to his sharp practice.

Will Carnigan rescue the town from the clutches of Hoffman, and regain his stolen property?

Or will he become the next victim to be dealt a Dead Man’s Hand?

Christopher Kenworthy was a journalist and novelist. His other Westerns include ‘Apache Country’, ‘Badlands’ and ‘Shoot to Kill’, and he has also written two naval fiction series – the John Paul Jones adventures and the ‘In the Dark of the Moon’ saga.

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



Something About Calypso: A Short Story

by Ian W. Port

“A lean, intriguing story that packs a real surprising wallop. Ian W. Port builds suspense and delivers with startling results.” – Ralph Pezzullo, best-selling author of Jawbreaker



Fall From Grace

by Tammy Lynn Acuff

Detective David Cole is shot in the line of duty and forced to take time off. He goes back to his home town to rest only to discover the first in a series of grisly murders. Can he help the local police find the Crucifier before it is too late? Find out when you read Fall From Grace.



The Last Reading (A Storage Ghost Murder Mystery Book 1)

by Gillian Larkin

A Short Cozy Mystery

Ever since the car accident that claimed her parents’ lives Grace Abrahams has been able to see ghosts. She meets them at storage locker auctions that she goes to with her brother, Frankie.

In this story Grace meets the ghost of Mae Moonshine, a fortune teller. Mae was murdered at a psychic fair. She’s confused and can’t understand why someone would want to kill her. Grace agrees to help Mae although she’s not sure how much help she will be, she doesn’t think she’s confident enough to question suspects. As the mystery deepens Grace surprises herself and becomes more determined to find out who the murderer is.



The British Killings: 100% True Murder Mystery Novel from England

by Henry Hawkins

65% OFF LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER!

When two brothers are shocked at the news of their sister’s death, they were taken on a horrific & mysterious journey that would forever change their lives.

When they get a strange note from the killer, they try to plan a stop to the violence. However, end up discovering the horrible truth which they never expected.

“This gripping story sucked me in from the very first page until the last. I love it!” – John Keith

This is a story of love and death. A binding of terror and an insatiable lust for power, this story will take you on an adventure of horror in detail and depth like you’ve never experienced before. This tale is guaranteed to capture your mind suck it in, but you will like it. So read on, and enjoy, my friend.



The Academy

by Robert Dugoni

Quitting her job as a high school science teacher to join the Seattle Police Department was an easy decision for Tracy Crosswhite. Years earlier, what should have been one of the happiest days of her life instead became her worst nightmare when her younger sister, Sarah, disappeared. After the murder trial, while her family disintegrated, Tracy turned her heartbreak and her lingering questions into a passion for justice.

But people don’t just become world-class detectives. If Tracy wants to uncover the truth about what happened to her sister, first she must be forged in the fires of the Police Academy, where not everyone wants her to succeed.



The American Shadow Killer: #1 True Murder Mystery Novella of 2014

by Jack Jeffreys

67% OFF LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER!

When two American brothers are shocked at the news of their sister’s death, they were taken on a horrific & mysterious journey that would forever change their lives.

When they get a strange note from the killer, they try to plan a stop to the violence. However, end up discovering the horrible truth which they never expected.

“This gripping story sucked me in from the very first page until the last. I love it!” – John Keith

This is a story of love and death. A binding of terror and an insatiable lust for power, this story will take you on an adventure of horror in detail and depth like you’ve never experienced before. This tale is guaranteed to capture your mind suck it in, but you will like it. So read on, and enjoy, my friend.



Fook

by Brian Drinkwater

What would you do if you suddenly had the power to right all of the wrongs in your life? More importantly, how would you stop someone hell bent on doing just that?

When M.I.T. students Jason Fook and Derek Miller develop a means of time travel, a dark family secret is revealed that will threaten not only their friendship, but the lives of those around them…and beyond.

The proverb, ‘Blood Will Tell’, has never been more true.

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As a Florida couple is welcoming their newly adopted son to the family, Katie Bishop, a Massachusetts teen, and Tabitha Tillmore, a struggling business woman, are dealing with some pending family additions of their own. Little do they know, however, of the horrific bond they’re about to share…or have always shared, as a pair of M.I.T. Students and their time machine expose one family’s secret and leave everyone else questioning their futures…or is it their pasts?

In some families, blood runs deep; in others, it simply puddles on the floor.



Secret Keepers and Skinny Shadows: Lee and Miranda

by Mary Russell

When Bert Grayson was found murdered in a dark alley with his throat slit, the case was quickly closed due to a lack of evidence. A drinker and a fighter, he was considered just another cautionary taleâ??an unfortunate casualty of hanging around on the wrong side of town.

But one woman was convinced there was more to the murder than met the eye. Lillian Grace, a beautiful but narcissistic barmaid trapped in a life of misery, was sure she knew who’d murdered the man she loved, but she couldn’t get anyone to listen. In her letters to Bert’s sister, she warned her not to trust the police, convinced that they were part of a larger cover-up.

Now, fifty years later, editor and researcher Lee Perkins is introduced to these letters by retired FBI friend Miranda Witherspoon, and he is instantly compelled by the mysterious Lillian, who claims to be the key to unraveling a mystery half a century old. If his experience has taught him anything, it is to follow where the trail leads him, especially when his suspicions and the evidence seem to collide.

But time doesn’t stop for anyone, and it will take plenty of dogged determination to discover the secrets of this long-buried caseâ??secrets that some have taken to their graves and others have spent decades attempting to forget or protect. This fast-paced murder mystery follows the inquisitive Perkins as he works to rewind the clock, searching for ways to separate the truth from the lies, and bring Bert Grayson’s true killer to the justice he deserves.



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