Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 19 Aug 16

A Song of the Past

by Gene Callahan

A Song of the Past is the story of Deirdre O’Reilly, a detective in the New Haven, CT police department. In investigating the murder of a small-time drug dealer, Deirdre is confounded by disparate clues that link this seemingly ordinary drug killing to a secret Yale society, and to one of the oldest and most prominent families in New Haven. Her colleagues are largely indifferent to the killing of a known criminal from the ghetto, but Deirdre becomes obsessed with bringing the killer to justice. In her quest to do so, her research leads her to explore New Haven’s rich colonial history as well as its complex, multicultural present. Soon, Deirdre realizes that what’s playing out before her may not be what it seems and she quickly has to disentangle what is staged from what is real.  In the process Deirdre wrestles with her sense of identity as a Jamaican-Irish woman who grew up in rural Cork, Ireland, and is now trying to be a modern day Sherlock Holmes in urban New Haven.

An Accidental Death: A DC Smith Investigation

by Peter Grainger

The story opens with the apparently accidental drowning of a sixth form student in the Norfolk countryside. As a matter of routine, or so it seems, the case passes across the desk of Detective Sergeant Smith, recently returned to work after an internal investigation into another case that has led to tensions between officers at Kings Lake police headquarters. As an ex DCI, Smith could have retired by now, and it is clear that some of his superiors wish that he would do so. The latest trainee detective to work with him is the son of a member of his former team, and together they begin to unravel the truth about what happened to Wayne Fletcher. As the investigation proceeds, it becomes clear that others are involved – some seem determined to prevent it, some seem to be taking too much interest. In the end Smith operates alone, having stepped too far outside standard procedures to ask for support. He knows that his own life might be at risk but he has not calculated on the life of his young assistant also being put in danger.

Breaking Point

by Jon DeMartino

Private Investigator Rudy Murdock leaves Pittsburgh behind and moves to Iowa, where his sister and her family now live. But his move will also put him in the same area as the woman who broke his heart 15 years ago.

Rudy sets up his home and office in the former post office in Oak Grove, a small town near Iowa City, and opens for business.

Soon, a young widow hires Rudy to investigate her estranged husband’s death at a nearby dam. He takes the case and is soon neck-deep in clues, secrets and hidden pasts. Along the way, Rudy unexpectedly runs into his former girlfriend and is totally unprepared for his feelings.

Between the pile of clues he’s stacking up, the realization that he still has feelings for his first love and a big problem that his sister drops in his lap, Rudy’s glad for the arrival of his friend and sometimes side-kick, Woody, who arrives from Pittsburgh just in time to join the family for Thanksgiving and to lend his muscle to the crime-solving task.

Jaspierre’s Descent (Jaspierre Trilogy Book 2)

by Mixi J Applebottom

This is a dark, creepy story about a determined girl.

Jaspierre is alone. Her servals, Tessa and Ikali are no longer enough for her. She wants a family so badly she will do whatever it takes, even if she has to assemble it herself. So she does what any self-respecting mad scientist would do, and renews Mother’s experiments. Why should she fight it anymore?  She is a born serial killer. Jaspierre should make what she wants.

Meanwhile, Chance is secretly stalking her, leaving behind a trail of bodies. He’s focused and wants the same thing she wants: a family.  Why is it so hard to make her love him? He is a man with a lot of love to give- and she is going to take it, no matter what he has to do, no matter who he has to kill.

With a detective following the bodies up to her doorstep is Jaspierre in over her head this time?

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