Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 16 May 15

In The Fog (Novel)

by John Meany

When Frank and Dora Parker, in their Boston Whaler, are fly-fishing one day, a ghostly fog rolls down from the mountains. With it, comes a haunting scenario.

On the lakeshore, a woman emerges from the forest, holding a knife in her hand. Then a man steps out of the trees, dragging, what, to Frank, appears to be a dead body. But only he sees this, his wife claims to see nothing except fog. How could that be? How could Frank be witnessing a possible murder taking place, and his wife, who was there in the boat with him, not notice anything?



Temple of the Jaguar (Nick Caine Book 1)

by J.R. Rain

Nick Caine is a part-time archaeologist and full-time antiquities thiefâ??a looter. And a very good one, too. So good that he catches the attention of the beautiful Marie Da Vinci, who offers him the chance of a lifetime: to locate the legendary Ciudad Blanca. The lost White City. A city purportedly filled with riches beyond belief.

Against his better judgment, Nick agrees to help…and soon finds himself on a trail into the unknown. And close behind is someone who will stop at nothing to beat them to the prize. Nick Caine, of course, has a few surprises up his sleeve. After all, he’s no ordinarily looter.

**Acclaim for the authors**

“Gripping, adventurous, and romanticâ??J.R. Rain’s The Lost Ark is a breakneck thriller that traces the thread of history from Biblical stories to current-day headlines. Be prepared to lose sleep!”

â??James Rollins, international bestselling author of Bloodline

“Aiden James has written a deeply psychological, gripping tale that keeps the readers hooked from page one.”

â??Bookfinds on The Forgotten Eden

“J.R. Rain delivers a blend of action and wit that always entertains. Quick with the one-liners, but his characters are fully fleshed out (even the undead ones) and you’ll come back again and again.”

â??Scott Nicholson, bestselling author of The Red Church

“The intense writing style of Aiden James kept my eyes glued to the story and the pages seemed to fly by at warp speed. Twists, turns, and surprises pop up at random times to keep the reader off balance. It all blends together to create one of the best stories I have read all year.”

â??Huntress Reviews for The Devil’s Paradise



Louisiana Hotshot: A Humorous New Orleans Murder Mystery; Talba Wallis #1 (The Talba Wallis PI Series)

by Julie Smith

Louisiana Hotshot is the FIRST book in the Talba Wallis series by Edgar-Award winning author Julie Smith

“Can’t wait for the next Evanovich? Check out Louisiana Hotshot. It’s Stephanie Plum with Tabasco, dawlin’.” –The Clarion Ledger

A stroke of genius â?¦ Louisiana Hotshot is fresh, fast, and touching. Just like New Orleans, it has a lot of â??tude and a big heart.” –The Times-Picayune

WANTED: HOTSHOT P.I. WITH NEAR SUPER-HUMAN SKILLS.

Confirmed grump Eddie Valentino placed the ad. Hotshot twenty-something Talba Wallis knew exactly how to answer it.

And thus was born the dynamic duo of New Orleans private detectives, one cynical, sixty-five-year-old Luddite white dude with street smarts, and one young, bright-eyed, Twenty-First century African-American female poet, performance artist, mistress of disguise, and computer jock extraordinaire. Think Queen Latifah and Danny DeVito.

In Louisiana Hotshot, their job is to hunt down a sociopath and pedophile who’s molested the fourteen-year-old daughter of their client, hangs out on the ragged edges of the rap and recording industries, and has more powerful allies than a Cabinet member.

But both detectives have unfinished business from the pastâ??in Eddie’s case, something he deeply regrets; in Talba’s, a personal mystery, one so frightening no one will help her investigate. But she knows she won’t sleep till she solves itâ??and the truth will change her forever.

Don’t miss this one!” –Library Journal

“If you haven’t read Smith before, it’s time to start. If you’re a fan, you’re in for yet another treat.” -Marcia Muller

Julie Smith writes like jazz should soundâ??cool, complex, and penetrating right to the heart.” -Val McDermid

“New Orleans and its diverse inhabitants shine in Louisiana Hotshot. Talba, sassy and vulnerable, is a fascinating character made all the more so by her interactions with the gruffly likeable Eddie.” –Romantic Times

Excerpt:

They were not eyes that cried, they were themselves the tears; they were the fatal tip-off that that mutilated and now aggressively armored soul needed to be kissed and made well. That the imaginary tears must be wiped away: crying, desperate eyes replaced by the carefree, corner-crinkled eyes of a man who has just been made to laugh by his beloved; or the devoted, follow-you-to-the-grave eyes of a man who has just made love to her. Or to anyone. Or to a plank with a mink-lined hole in it.

Oh, yes. Talba was not only under thirty, but well under twenty-five, and already she knew everything about eyes like thatâ??everything except what they meant when they were underscored by velvet-soft pouches so big they needed a bra; so bloodstained, so seemingly bruised you wanted to order emergency ice.

When Eddie Valentino spoke again, interrupting her silent ocular love song, she nearly did a double take. “I’ll think about it, Ms. Wallis.”

“You’ll think about it? Here I stay up half the night to show you what I can do, and then I get here before sunrise, and you’ll think about it?”

And for the first time in the interview, sad, soulful Eddie Valentino really did smileâ??a broad, amused, gotcha smile. “I thought it only took you ten minutes. Hour and a half at the most.”

“I’m making a point, Mr. Valentino. I tend to exaggerate when I’m making a point. And the point is, I’m your hotshot. Who else was here before your door opened with a complete dossier on you? I mean, what’s the definition of a hotshot?”

He smiled again, “You’re a ball of fire, all right. I just gotta sleep on it, that’s all.”

“Oh. Well.” Twice Talba had made him smile. Maybe that’s what her mission was; maybe that was all she was meant to do. Of course he had to sleep on it. What was she thinking?

I’m believing my own P.R., she thought, and felt embarrassed. What did I think he was going to do? Welcome me like a long-lost



Lust for Blood

by RT Jones

This is the story of the murder of a vulnerable woman, a woman with mental problems since the age of 12. The story of the relationship between Una O’Kelly and her married boyfriend is one with a violent ending. He is a respectable family man, a doctor, who likes to stab women while having sex with them. They meet up occasionally for sex games. When parts of Una’s body turn up a year later in the Dublin Mountains, a murder investigation begins. DS Lorna Bradley of the murder squad takes on the case. She is second in command on a huge team of investigators.



Till Death (#1, Deep Six Security)

by Becky McGraw

Dave Logan, owner of Deep Six Security, is stunned when Dallas FBI head, Susan Whitmore, darkens his doorstep accusing him of being the cause of her losing her job, and demanding he hire her. Even as his brain says no way, the Barracuda is a woman nobody can work with, his white-knight complex forces him to offer her a job as his very overqualified temporary secretary.

A wealthy couple who ordered a designer baby which wasn’t delivered contacts Dave for help. To get answers for them, Dave has to get inside an overly-fortified fertility clinic going undercover with Susan as his temporary wife. The situation inside is worse than they imagined, and soon their pretend â??til death do us part’ could become very real, unless the two alpha personalities learn to worth together to stay alive.

Till Death is the first book in a brand new erotic romantic suspense series, Deep Six Security, by New York Times, USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Author Becky McGraw.



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