Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 31 Dec 15

Counterblow (A Rogan Bricks Thriller Book 2)

by Steve Richer

Rogan Bricks, from “The President Killed His Wife”, is BACK!

A fishing boat is attacked in the middle of the ocean. Everybody is killed except for one man. That’s when FBI Special Agent Rogan Bricks is brought in to investigate.

Was it an act of terrorism or a professional hit? Who has the means to send trained killers in the middle of the Bering Sea? Bricks learns there are ominous powers at play when he has to fight for his life while protecting the only witness.

And that’s only the beginning of this vast conspiracy…



Design on a Crime (Deadly Décor Mysteries Book #1)

by Ginny Aiken

Sometimes decorating can be deadly serious

Haley Farrell is taking a chance on herself. After earning her interior design certificate, she quits her retail job and opens a decorating business. But starting her own company may be tougher than she first thought. Just as Haley’s first assignment gets underway, she suddenly finds herself as the prime suspect in a murder investigation. What’s worse, the victim is Haley’s best friend and mentor, Marge Norwalk.

Reeling from Marge’s death, Haley soon realizes that the only way to prove her innocence is to find the real murderer. Before long, Haley is collecting clues and suspects like other designers collect paint chips and fabric samples. But will contractor Dutch Merrill and detective Lila Tsu be swayed by her investigative talents? Or will she be the one punished for this perfectly designed crime?



Deadly Denial

by Noel Markham

Sexy and talented real estate agent and artist, Lindy McAdams is thrown into a world of crime and madness when she discovers she is the Trustee of her parents’ estate.

Assets are missing. Evidence suggests that her father, a successful real estate broker dabbled in stolen and forged art. Over a million dollars of paintings are missing from her parents’ home.

As she searches for answers, she begins to learn a disturbing truth about her familyâ??a truth she would rather not face.

She gets help from Carter, the handsome owner of the local art gallery. But when she finds one of her parents’ stolen paintings in his gallery, she has to wonderâ??can she trust him?

A businessman who wants $15,000.00 to return a forged painting apparently signed by her makes her wonder who could be creating forgeries of her work and signing her nameâ??and why would anyone do that?

As she becomes more involved in the local art world she is convinced that Carter’s agent is a serial killer who brutally murdered three female gallery owners, including Carter’s late wife. Did he also murder her parents? She is convinced that he deals in stolen art. But is she leaping to false conclusions?

Soon, her most pressing concern has to focus on who is trying to kill her and why?



The Deadly Flight : Crime Mystery: Mystery (Thriller Suspense Crime Murder psychology Fiction)Series: police procedurals Short story

by Richard J. Garcia

A guy named Riley was supposed to smuggle cocaine into New York. Riley has an accomplice, the Air Marshal assigned to the flight. They use one of the masking methods to hide cocaine from the security personals at the airport. A sequence of events happens that result in the death of a young girl under mysterious circumstances. Our female lead is the dead girl’s best friend. The female lead is the killer’s next target and she doesn’t know that. A chain of events take place and she discovers some horrifying facts about the way her friend died and that she is the next target.



Clear Sky Lightning

by Tayler Christensen

Katie’s life is turned upside down when she gets struck by lightning out of clear sky, and receives the power to create orbs made of pure energy, which she can use to manipulate objects and people. However, her world gets turned upside down when she comes home one day to find her parents dead.

Two dangerous organization jockey for her recruitment, and she begins the journey to find out who her parents really were, who she really is, and why she seems to be more powerful than anyone else who has been struck by the clear sky lightning.



Forever Marked (Marked Series Book 1)

by Lady J

If you were a marked woman, how far would you run?

At only 23 years old, Ellora’s life is turned upside down. She captures the unwanted attention of a dangerously ruthless man, who’ll stop at nothing until he possesses her. Haunted by nightmares of the brutal attack she survived, Ellora flees the country desperate to hide. But, the longer she runs, the deeper his obsession grows.

Behr is a hard working bachelor who’s life is stuck on repeat. Every single day is filled with the same people, and the same routine. That is, until a beautiful stranger stumbles into the local pub and into his heart. Even though he’s immediately drawn to her raven black hair and deep green eyes… he knows she’s hiding a secret. One he’s determined to uncover.

Can Ellora stay safe in this small harbor town?

Or

Has the twisted game of cat and mouse, just begun?



Bone Maker: Will Finch Mystery Thriller Series Book 1

by D. F. Bailey

A death in the wilderness. A woman mourns alone. A reporter works a single lead.

“You won’t be able to stop reading this technothriller power play.” â?? Lawrence Russell, author of Radio Brazil

If you have an appetite for organized crime series, you’ll love this new crime trilogy. Add a slice of noir novels, the juice of steamy PI mysteries, the zest of a financial thriller series. Soon you’ll be stewing in this new technothriller trilogy â?? and begging for more.

Following a family tragedy that has broken his spirit, crime reporter Will Finch returns to his news desk in San Francisco eager to reboot his career and renew his lease on life. When he’s assigned to cover the grisly death of a witness to a multi-million dollar bitcoin fraud, Finch discovers some troubling complications: A Mercedes-Benz abandoned in the wilderness. A wounded bear. A cop who rules a remote town with an iron fist. And the witness’s fiancée â?? a US senator’s daughter â?? knows there’s something mysterious about her lover’s death. But what?

Inspired by true events, Bone Maker is the first thriller in this series of noir crime new releases â?? a new crime trilogy that races from coastal Oregon to San Francisco, Moscow, Honolulu and Washington DC. It intersects the worlds of international finance, cryptocurrency software algorithms, and corruption that reaches from the US Senate to Turk Street in the Tenderloin District.

Fans of contemporary noir novels will love this technothriller trilogy. Be sure to read this gripping financial thriller series in order: Bone Maker, Stone Eater, Lone Hunter. All three books are available now.

Author Interview with D. F. Bailey

Q. The first page of Bone Maker states that the novel is “inspired by true events.”* Tell us more.

DFB. Two events inspired these books. The first involves a massive bitcoin theft. In the spring of 2014 the bitcoin equivalent of over $450,000,000 simply disappeared from a bitcoin exchange called Mt. Gox. Solving this crime drives the plots of all three novels. At heart, the books are an organized crime series in the form of a technothriller trilogy.

Q. What was the second true event?

DFB. A few years ago I came across a news article about a convicted murderer â?? 53-year-old Rory Nelson Wagner â?? whose corpse was discovered outside his car in a mountain wilderness. Apparently he died of a heart attack and a bear had dragged him from his vehicle and partially devoured him. Horrible as it seems, I was drawn by the notion of some sort of natural justice at play. Early on in Bone Maker, the sheriff handling a similar case refers to the attack as “Murder by Nature.” I considered using that for the book title at one point.

Q. Sounds like one of Agatha Christie’s PI mysteries.

DFB. Granted, there’s an element of PI mysteries to the trilogy. However, I’m not the sort of writer who likes to create a maze or puzzle with red herrings and hidden clues to fool or mislead the reader. Bone Maker is a crime thriller with a strong noir flavor. Readers learn about the crimes one step at a time, just as our hero Will Finch uncovers the facts of each case.

Q. So who is Will Finch?

DFB. Finch is a 35 year-old crime reporter working for the San Francisco eXpress. Before becoming a journalist, he served in Iraq, at Abu Graib, in military intelligence. Like all noir heroes, there is an irredeemable quality to him, but he’s not completely lost. He senses that he can find his way back to a normal life, yet he’s not sure how to do it.

Q. Tell us about the title, Bone Maker.

DFB. Each of the three titles in the trilogy uses the nickname of a bad guy â?? the antagonist. I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s safe to say that the Bone Maker is not going to be your best friend. Quite the contrary. He may become your worst nightmare.

* Read about the events that inspired Bone Maker on D. F. Bailey’s website: http://www.dfbailey.com//TrueEvents.html



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