Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 14 Apr 15

The Decomposer: Fallow

by C. Sonberg Larson

Jonathan Thornton Flynn owns a billion-dollar diamond corporation, has a strong marriage, and two children. He’s at the top of the proverbial â??food chain’ of human society.

A backfired scheme costs Johnny the person he loves most, and he decides to end things once and for all. His plan goes off without a hitchâ?¦ until Auster finds him.

Now Johnny has a new body, a new life, and a new purpose, whether he likes it or not.

Johnny struggles to discover who, or what, he is now, and why Auster brought him back.



Breakfast at Madeline’s (A Jacob Burns Mystery Book 1)

by Matt Witten

Greetings, potential readers! Breakfast at Madeline’s was previously published by Signet and received the Malice Domestic Award. The Library Journal called Breakfast at Madeline’s “the perfect antidote for a rainy day.”
Synopsis

Jacob Burns – husband, father, and frustrated writer – has finally sold a screenplay. To a major Hollywood studio, no less. But success isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Now he has writer’s block and spends his days drinking coffee at his favorite cafe, Madeline’s. That is, until one warm autumn morning when Donald Penn, an eccentric Madeline’s regular, hands Jacob a key and drops dead at his feet. Soon Jacob’s home is burglarized and his family threatened, and he becomes involved in a puzzling mystery that exposes him to some of the finest families in Saratoga Springs, New York – and some of the worst in human behavior.

Praise for Breakfast at Madeline’s, Winner of the Malice Domestic Award:

“A breezy narrative filled with excitement and wit. The perfect antidote for a rainy day.”Library Journal

“Witten delights with his charming characters, especially Burns himself.”Publishers Weekly

“A success. Fast…lighthearted… Witten presents his characters and plot twists in a straightforward and believable manner.”Albany Times-Union

“Interesting characters, a substantial plot, and a subtle sense of humor.”The Mystery News

“Charming, witty and moving…an irresistible read. Jacob Burns is a welcome addition to crime fiction.”Don Winslow, author of Savages

“Mystery fans are going to love this guy.”Laura Lippman, author of The Most Dangerous Thing

“Jacob Burns is a wise-cracking, write-at-home dad with a nose for trouble… Matt Witten is an up-and-coming comic genius in the amateur sleuth game. Watch this guy, but don’t spill your coffee!”Sujata Massey, Agatha Award-winning author of the Rei Shimura mysteries

“A breezy, funny whodunit. The plot is fun, but it takes a backseat to the loopy, charming Jacob Burns.”Tom Savage, author of Valentine



THE JACK REACHER FILES: CHOKE 1 (Episode 1 in the CHOKE Series)

by Jude Hardin

A dynamic new espionage thriller in serial format, with international bestselling author Lee Child’s Jack Reacher universe as a backdrop…

Cliffhangers!

Similar to a dramatic television series, each episode of CHOKE ends with an event intended to draw the reader to the next episode. GREAT FOR KINDLE UNLIMITED SUBSCRIBERS, and for others who enjoy this type of format.

Jack Reacherâ?¦

Former army major, military police, the 110th Special Investigations Unit. Now a drifter and a trouble magnet. Could he be involved in a plot to overthrow the United States government?

Diana Dawkinsâ?¦

A lead operative with the ultra-clandestine federal agency called The Circle. Smart, beautiful, deadly.

The assignmentâ?¦

Reconnaissance only. Confirm Reacher’s location so that the capture team can move in.

Unfortunately, things go horribly wrong, and Diana is forced to improvise. With national security at stake, and with the odds of making it out alive stacked heavily against her, she must singlehandedly penetrate a remote militia stronghold and bring Reacher in for interrogation.

And possible execution.

CHOKE (Episode 1) is 6400 words, approximately 25 pages.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from THE JACK REACHER FILES: ANNEX 1

Also by Jude Hardin:

COLT

LADY 52

POCKET-47

CROSSCUT

SNUFF TAG 9

KEY DEATH

BLOOD TATTOO

SYCAMORE BLUFF

FUSED

Short stories and novellas:

RATTLED

BAD NURSE

GHOST

RACKED

Praise for Jude Hardin’s Thrillers:

POCKET-47 sucked me in and held me enthralled. Author Jude Hardin keeps the pace frantic, the thrills non-stop, but best of all is his hero, the wonderfully ironic Nicholas Colt. This is a character I’m eager to follow through many adventures to come.

â??Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of ICE COLD.

The best PI debut I’ve read in years, fit to share shelf space with the best of Ross Macdonald, Sue Grafton, and Robert B. Parker. POCKET-47 is so hot you may burn your hands reading. Highly recommended.

â??J.A. Konrath, author of the Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels mysteries

Hardin gets everything right in his powerhouse thriller debut, which introduces rock star-turned-PI Nicholas Colt. â??Publishers Weekly on POCKET-47

Jude Hardin takes the thriller genre into the darkest corners of the human heart and mind. Bold suspense and drama.

â??Scott Nicholson, author of LIQUID FEAR

KEY DEATH is an exhilarating thriller that punches way above its weight. It hits you hard and fast with crackling suspense, hair-raising twists and stunning revelations. Word of advice: don’t start on this one unless you’re prepared to stay up all night.

â??John Ling, author of THE BLASPHEMER



Number Seventeen

by Louis Tracy

Number Seventeen is a classic mystery novel. A table of contents is included.



Ice

by Jessica Wren

“Ice can make you very rich or very poor. It can make you feel on top of the world, or it can kill your soul completely. It can give you power or make you powerless.”-Manuela Escribano (the “Ice Queen”)

Minterville, Georgia is an idyllic safe haven for its residents. With only two instances of violent crime in its entire history, the telepathically-interconnected community of five hundred enjoys an immense feeling of peace and security. When two suspicious families move into town, the residents are uneasy but accommodating.

Then, over the early morning hours of an otherwise uneventful Friday morning, the residents of Minterville discover that twenty women are missing. A deadly secret, well-hidden over several decades, is revealed, and the reason for the women’s disappearance will cause the people of Minterville to question everything they thought they knew about one of their own.

Police Chief Andy Thompson, who is inexperienced in dealing with violent crime and distracted because his daughter is among the missing women, must figure out a way to locate and rescue the women. What they find is a gruesome situation that they are ill-equipped to overcome.

With the odds stacked against them at every turn, Chief Andy, his partner Jack LeFevre, and a team of civilians must formulate a rescue plans before time runs out, the women die, and their beloved community is destroyed forever.



Going Home: When Everyone Thinks You’re Dead (Walkersville Book 1)

by Joanne Reid

Liza Diamond tries to go back home now that everyone thinks she has been dead for ten years. She discovers that the beauty of the small town of Walkersville still conceals a seamy underbelly of low-level intrigue, secrets, and lies. Liza herself is telling a few lies, the biggest of which is that her return is not driven by a desire for revenge. Her return is all about revenge for a love gone very wrong. This is part one of a series about life, intrigue, and gossip in a small New England town where society’s rules and roles are set by family histories.



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