Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 21 May 15

Broken (Nevada James #1) (Nevada James Mysteries)

by Matthew Storm

Three years ago, top San Diego homicide detective Nevada James went up against an infamous serial killer called the Laughing Manâ?¦and lost. The mental breakdown that followed left her institutionalized and no longer able to work as a police officer.

Having lost everything, Nevada is content to do odd jobs to keep a step ahead of the bill collectors and fund her out-of-control drinking problem. But that changes when Alan Davies, a local crime lord, comes to her with a problem. His wife and daughter are missing and he can’t go to the police. If Nevada helps him, he’ll pay her enough that she’ll never have to worry about money again.

But what should have been a simple missing persons case quickly turns deadly. Alan Davies has enemies, and in the course of trying to save his family Nevada finds herself in the middle of a gang war. But her own demons are even more menacing, and the Laughing Man is still out there.



Catchee Monkey: A Rex & Eddie Mystery (Rex & Eddie Mysteries Book 1)

by Sean Cameron

Two Detectives. One Murder. No Clue.

The first in the Rex & Eddie Mysteries series, Catchee Monkey is a comedy-mystery â?? or daft noir â?? that lovingly mashes the pulp detective novel with a British twist.

When Eddie is persuaded to start a detective agency with his friend Rex, he hopes to set up a respectable business, while Rex sees it as a chance to play out his noir fantasies.

The inexperienced sleuths stumble upon a murder mystery that puts them head-to-head with gangsters, assassins, and corrupt coppers. Outnumbered, outgunned and outwitted, they have to solve their case before it kills them, or before they end up killing each other.



British Mystery Megapacks Vol. 6 – British Spy Mysteries: The 39 Steps, The Riddle of the Sands, Bulldog Drummond, Passenger from Calais, The Czar’s Spy + 2 sequels to The 39 Steps (Illustrated)

by John Buchan

Jolly hockey-sticks! It’s Volume 6 of British Mystery Megapacks: BRITISH SPY MYSTERIES. Seven classic espionage thrillers from across the pond filled with murder, mayhem and suspense:

The Thirty-Nine Steps

John Buchan’s groundbreaking series featuring spy Richard Hannay appears here in three books, The Thirty-Nine Steps and its first two sequels, Greenmantle and Mr. Standfast. The first novel formed the basis for a number of film adaptations, notably: Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 version; a 1959 color remake; a 1978 version which is perhaps most faithful to the novel; and a 2008 version for British television.

The Riddle of The Sands by Erskine Childers

A book that caused a huge sensation when it was first published, this is a vivid account of German preparations to invade England, released at a time when tensions between the countries were rising. Named by The Guardian newspaper as one of the 100 greatest novels of all time, The Riddle of the Sands has delighted generations of sailing aficionados and thriller readers with its nautical and political verisimilitude.

Bulldog Drummond by Sapper

The first book in the series by Sapper (H. C. McNeile) revolutionized the thriller genre and introduced one of popular fiction’s most enduring heroes. Drummond is a First World War veteran, brutalized by his experiences in the trenches and bored with his post-war lifestyle. He publishes an advertisement looking for adventure, and soon finds himself embroiled in a series of exploits, many of which involve Carl Petersonâ??who becomes his nemesisâ??and Peterson’s mistress, the femme fatale Irma.

The Passenger From Calais by Arthur Griffiths

An army officer, and a mysterious lady with a maid and baby in tow, are the only passengers on the Engadine express from Calais. The lady is afraid that someone is following her. Who is she? And what is her strange package?

The Czar’s Spy by William Le Queux

William Le Queux was a British novelist and prolific writer of mysteries. Indeed, mystery surrounds the author himself as to whether he was a spy or rather just a self-promoter. Regardless of which is true, Le Queux brings us a story of intrigue and espionage that travels across Europe in the true spirit of a good mystery. There are shootings, burglaries, romances, escapes from prisons, and intricate conspiracies that may surprise and leave you scratching your head as you try to solve this “whodunit”. In the best tradition of a good mystery however, you may need to wait for the final chapters to discover the truth.

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

Greenmantle by John Buchan

Mr. Standfast by John Buchan

The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers

Bulldog Drummond by Sapper

The Passenger From Calais by Arthur Griffiths

The Czar’s Spy by William Le Queux

*Includes author image gallery.



Left Luggage

by Andrew Christie

Left Luggage

A new release crime thriller.

When John Lawrence finally finds out about his father’s dangerous legacy, it forces him to confront a family past marked by secrets and loss.

After leaving the army, John is back in Sydney and trying to build himself a new life while he looks after his elderly mother. Betty Lawrence was a photojournalist. She survived Vietnam, Lebanon and Sarajevo, but now she is bitter and resentful that old age and a broken leg have forced her to leave Paris and return to the home town she abandoned long ago.

Betty is followed by deadly baggage that puts them both in danger. A suitcase loaded with weapons and money, intended for a terrorist attack that never happened triggers a power struggle between local crime gangs. John and Betty are drawn into the violence and John has to fight to keep them both alive while he tries to understand just who his parents really were.

This fast-paced crime drama set in Sydney, introduces complex, and compelling characters struggling to survive against a backdrop of ruthless gang violence.



Death by Request (Caribbean Murder Series, Book 11)

by Jaden Skye

DEATH BY REQUEST is Book #11 in the #1 Bestselling Caribbean Murder series, which begins with DEATH BY HONEYMOON (Book #1). It is also a standalone novel.

In Death by Request (Book #11 of the Caribbean Murder Series), Cindy and Mattheus are given a shocking case they have never faced before: a clear-cut case of euthanasia might turn out to be something more ominous.

Tara and Owen Danden, celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in Jamaica, are on the water, in a boat he rented, when the weather shifts and Tara falls overboard. As Owen tries desperately to save his wife, the boat spins and hits her headâ??sending her into a coma.

Pulled out of the water, barely alive, Tara is airlifted to an elegant hospital on the island, and remains in a coma for two months. When she finally dies, however, there becomes a question of whether she truly died of natural causes.

Based on scanty evidence, Owen is taken into custody and quickly hires Cindy and Mattheus to clear his name and find out who wanted Tara dead.

Cindy and Mattheus’s journey takes us through an intriguing exploration of comas, euthanasia and what happens to those in altered states. As the investigation proceeds we watch Cindy and Mattheus’s relationship ripen, and take a new turn. We also meet Tara’s crazy family, learn the secret they’ve been hiding, and see what bearing it might have on the case. As a new suspect finally comes into focus, all is not what it seems to beâ?¦

Book #12 in the series–DEATH BY ENGAGEMENT–is now also available!



MURDER IN ANOTHER INN (Inn Series Book 3)

by Barbara Fox

The owners of a bed and breakfast inn in Miami Beach Fl. have scheduled three events a mystery club meeting a Passover Seder and a book-signing party.for the same night. The morning following a dead body is disconvereed in the kitchen and the victim had ties to all three events. Inn-keeper Sandy,with the help of several guests, decides to help solve the crime



Cold East

by Alex Shaw

In Ukraine, MI6 operative Aidan Snow rescues a British national held by Russian insurgents.

In the United States, a terrorist attack is thwarted by a man who does not exist.

In Russia, a notorious Chechen terrorist escapes from the nation’s most secure prison.

And in Afghanistan, a Red Army soldier long given up for dead delivers a chilling message: Al-Qaeda has an RA-115A, otherwise known as a â??suitcase nuke’.

As the connection between these separate events begins to become clearer, MI6 and the CIA must attempt to prevent the world’s first act of nuclear terrorism.

But who has the weapon, and what is the target?

Stretching from London to Langley, Virginia, from Afghanistan to Chechnya and the Caucasus, Intelligence services the world over must work together to foil the terrorist threat that lurks in the shadows.

The clock is ticking.

And you never know who you can trust.

Aidan Snow faces his biggest challenge yet, and if he fails, thousands will be incinerated.

â??Cold East’ is an international contemporary thriller, perfect for fans of David Baldacci, Chris Ryan and Tom Clancy.

Praise for Alex Shaw:

â??Meet Aidan Snow, an ice-cold operative in a red-hot adventure. You won’t be disappointed.’ – Stephen Leather, Sunday Times bestselling author of the Spider Shepherd series

‘Shaw’s writing sizzles across the page like the flame on a short fuse racing to detonation. Fans of Clancy, McNab, Ryan and Leather, will love Aidan Snow.’ – Matt Hilton, bestselling author of the Joe Hunter thrillers.

â??He won’t be stopped now. The book will become popular among Kyiv’s expats; some of them will even recognize themselves.’ – Kyiv Post

‘A perfect blend of spy fiction and political thriller’ – Matt Lynn, author of Search.

Alex Shaw spent the second half of the 1990s in Kyiv, Ukraine, teaching and running his own business consultancy before being head-hunted for a division of Siemens. The next few years saw him doing business for the company across the former USSR, the Middle East, and Africa. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers organisation, the Crime Writers Association and the author of the Aidan Snow SAS thrillers.Alex, his wife and their two sons divide their time between homes in Kyiv, Ukraine and Worthing, England. Alex can be contacted via his website www.alexshaw.com or you can follow him on twitter: @alexshawhetman

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



Book Bites 2

by Mimi Barbour

Do you love stories of men and women falling in love against a backdrop of suspense and danger? Secret agents. Hidden identities. Lovers forced to revisit a dangerous past. Innocent women who stumble into murder. Long-buried secrets. Games of cat and mouse. If so, here’s an anthology for you. Book Bites #2 lets you sample fourteen heart-pounding romantic suspense chapters from fourteen New York Times, USA Today and National best-selling authors.

As you try before you buy, you’ll meet heroes and heroines at war with each other but forced to work together. A heroine on the run from an abusive marriage. A SEAL who promises to care for his best friend’s wife and baby. A heroine who dreams through others’ eyes. A werewolf and his partner on a perilous assignment. A woman falling in love with a man she suspects is a terrorist.

Whatever your taste in romantic suspense, there is something for everyone in Book Bites #2 from Authors’ Billboard.

Mimi Barbour – Roll the Dice

Patricia Rosemoor – See Me In Your
Dreams

Jacquie Biggar – Tidal Falls

Sharon Hamilton – Seal’s Promise

Kathryn Johnson – Mercy Killing

Rebecca York – Dark Moon

Debra Burroughs – The Scent of Lies

Cathy Perkins – Cypher

Nina Bruhns – In His Control

Cynthia Cook – Deadly Secrets, Loving
Lies

Lois Lavrisa – Liquid Lies

Taylor Lee – Red Rock Rises

Pat Amsden – Lost in Vegas

Richter Watkins – Cool Heat

***If you like Contemporary Romance, there is Book Bites 1 available now for your enjoyment.



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