Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 22 Aug 16

It Is Written

by Kelvin Singleton

When a slain clerk’s ID is discovered in a young African American’s car in Conway, South Carolina, he and his best friend are arrested, then mysteriously disappear from county lockup. They are brutally tortured under the guide of a cruel, racist man known to most as Judge Barnes. A novel by an African American writer, Killian Prophet, is also discovered in the car. The contents of which lead the KKK to believe that Killian Prophet has intimate knowledge of the Ku Klux Klan’s bloody history in Conway. The KKK targets the author, breaking into his home and murders his wife.

Two years later, just as Prophet is rebuilding his life, his KKK tormentors strike again by kidnapping his daughter, Tressa. Desperate for her return and seeking revenge for his wife’s murder, Killian Prophet faces the biggest challenge of his life. What will he do to save Tressa? Will he find any measure of justice in Judge Barnes’ kangaroo court?



Little Boy Dead: A Boystown Prequel (Boystown Mysteries Book 0)

by Marshall Thornton

In this prequel to the Lambda Award-winning Boystown mystery series, former Chicago police officer turned private investigator, Nick Nowak is haunted by a traumatic break-up and his abrupt departure from the department after being gay-bashed. It’s fall 1979 and Nick has just received his P.I. license but has no clients. Short on funds, he takes a temporary job as a driver for Film Fest Chicago. In a very short time, Nick deals with stalking fans, a crowd of protesters, and a critic’s stolen wallet that leads to murder.

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Murder in Murloo (Dusty Kent Mysteries Book 1)

by Brigid George

Before he had a chance to blink, she flipped the youth over and tossed him onto the grass, pinning him there with her knee

Dusty Kent knows how to deal with attackers

When a popular young woman is strangled in her home in the seaside village of Murloo, the residents are sure an itinerant surfer who disappeared after the murder is the killer. However, one year later the surfer is still missing and the killer’s identity remains a mystery.

The victim’s family call in investigative journalist Dusty Kent who has an impeccable record in solving the cold cases she writes about. Dusty’s determination to investigate unresolved crime is fuelled by a personal connection through her own family tragedy. However, this case tests Dusty to the limit and she despairs of ever catching the callous killer who seems to be lurking nearby and yet…

A gripping mystery imbued with the ambience of Australiaâ??from the mysterious wood carving found with the body, the captivating characters of a small town, to the coastal splendour of the Southern Ocean.

Murder in Murloo is a classic who-dun-it introducing Dusty Kent written by JB Rowley and published under the pseudonym Brigid George.



A Corpse in the Chapel (First Ladies Club Book 3)

by J.B. Hawker

A teenager’s romantic fantasies lead to tragedy and her butcher walks away.

The young girl’s bones, hidden for decades in the deep woods, cry out for justice. A life cut short, a cowardly killer and a middle-aged flowerchild are stirred together into a tasty stew of wild mushrooms, herbs, vanity and deceit in award-winning author, J. B. Hawker’s latest book.

Will pastor’s wife, Judy Falls, uncover more than a new vegan recipe when she goes hunting for natural ingredients to tempt her husband’s taste buds? Many lives will be changed forever in the small seaside community of Bannoch, Oregon, as the result of one day’s misadventure.

The questions remain, “Can the killer be found and brought to justice? Will the young victim finally rest in peace?”

Get this exciting third book in the First Ladies Club series and find out today.



Degrees Of Distortion (Distortion Series Book 1)

by Aimee Mcneil

Lexie Wilder is no stranger to tragedy. She struggles every second of every day to overcome the loss of her boyfriendâ?¦

Determined to get her life back on track, Lexie retraces a road trip she went on with Alex before he died. The trip was meant to be a harmless adventure to revisit old memories and track down an elusive color of nail polish. Instead, Lexie uncovers a truth in Sugar Hill that her mother wanted to keep hidden.

When strange men follow Lexie home, her mother demands she run, sending her further away from the answers she seeks. But Lexie finds a clue in an old diary. Her mother wrote about a dark man with a dangerous past.

Jackson is a distraction Lexie isn’t prepared to faceâ?¦

Alone in an unfamiliar town, Lexie has nothing but her haunted thoughts to keep her company and is terrified this man from her mother’s past has come back to finish what he started. She doesn’t know who to trust, especially when she realizes her neighbor, Jackson, is as intimidating as he is beautiful. She tries to keep her mysterious neighbor at a safe distance, but after he fights off an armed attacker, Lexie finds herself turning to him for comfort.

Her new protector can’t stop the evil forces already in playâ?¦

There is only one person who can answer for the chaos that has taken over Lexie’s lifeâ?¦her mother. The man responsible for the torment detailed in the pages of the diary is real, and now his sights are set on Lexie. His henchmen might have failed, but he won’t.

Lexie must figure out exactly how much she trusts Jackson and his good intentions if she ever wants a chance to finally piece her life back together. But first she has to surviveâ?¦



Suspense Romance: Cozy Mystery: Murder at Whisper Bay (Hometown Best Friend’s Brother MMA Fighter Romance) (Alpha Male Athlete Romance)

by ML Michaels

Suzie and her best friend Lisa land a huge catering gig when Lisa’s brother, Chad, a world champion MMA fighter, comes back to their hometown of Whisper Bay to a hero’s welcome. She worries that Lisa will find out about the strong feelings she’s always had for the bold, brash and confident Chad. But that turns out to be the least of her worries. When Chad’s homecoming is marred by murder, Lisa is arrested as the prime suspect. Susie and Chad must put their feelings aside and find out who the murderer is before it’s too late for Lisa.

WARNING: Murder at Whisper Bay is a complete short romantic suspense story with a NO cliffhanger. The publisher has included several bonus novellas and short stories as a thank you for downloading this book. Some of these stories contains mature themes and language and are intended for readers 18 years of age and older.

You will love story if you enjoy:

– Romantic Suspense

– Cozy Mysteries

– Cozy Romantic Mysteries

– Hometown Romance

– MMA Fighter Romance

– Women’s Fiction

– Action and Adventure Romance Fiction

– Contemporary Romance

– New Adult and College Romance

This book was previously published as Crickets and Murders.



The Cyprus Connection (Marc Caron Book 1)

by Max Dimanche

Aiding a friend in distress Marc Caron becomes hunted by devious weapons trader and former intellegence officer Karl Wiess.

Marc must draw on all his skills to avoid becoming a casualty of his merciless opponents as Karl and his henchmen begin their crusade stretching across Europe, Australia and the Middle East.

As the body count grows so do the stakes, politicans careers hang in the balance and goverments’ credibility hang by a thread.



Alas, She Drowned: A Stratford Upon Avondale Mystery (The Stratford Upon Avondale Mysteries Book 1)

by Monica Knightley

Murder. Betrayal. Tea and Scones.

When ex-novice nun, turned steamy romance writer, Maggie O’Flynn moves to the charming village of Stratford Upon Avondale to open a tea room she expects plenty of murders, betrayal, and duplicity. On the stages of the town’s renowned Shakespeare Festival. But when a theater critic is found murdered on the town’s riverbank and the prime suspect turns out to be the sexy bookshop owner Maggie has had her eye on, she takes matters into her own hands. Will she be able to dig through the layers of betrayal and duplicity to find the true murderer before that handsome bookseller, Nate Larimer, finds himself behind bars? With the help of her loud, brash, spitfire of a friend, Gina Mattucci, Maggie plans to do just that.

With a bit of Shakespeare, copious amounts of tea, and a faux-English setting to rival anything the real England has to offer, ALAS, SHE DROWNED is the first book in THE STRATFORD UPON AVONDALE mystery series. Lovers of cozy mysteries will find a cozy home in Stratford Upon Avondale.



Celtic Sister

by Meira Pentermann

A man looking for his sister meets a woman running from her past. A notebook filled with cryptic clues leads them on an unexpected adventure.

Celtic Sister is a tender portrayal of a woman propelled on the journey of her life – both literally and spiritually. Told with a compelling mix of realism and humor, the sensitive issues of marital abuse and alcoholism are woven into an unsolved mystery. The result is a meaningful tale of courage and love.



MURDER MYSTERIES: Murder Book Club (Cozy Mysteries Women Sleuth Short Story)

by S. Y. Robins

Cozy Mystery

Susan’s book club reads mystery books all the time, but this time they aren’t just reading about it, they are living it when Laura dies the same way the main character in the book did.

Carbon Monoxide poisoning might be common, but Susan does not like the coincidence and refuses to believe it is accidental the way the police think it is.

Butting heads with Detective Mason, Susan is determined to find out the truth and together with her beloved dog Toby she sets out to find it.

Will Susan be able to find out what truly happened, and whether it was murder or an accident, or will the fact that she can’t remember the night herself get in the way of the truth? Will Toby be able to help her, despite the fact that he can’t talk?

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Smokescreen (Hardwick Episode 1)

by Tom Meitner

Charlie Hardwick has spent the last 16 years in jail for a murder he didn’t commit. Now, he’s out of prison and back to work… as a homicide detective. But while he tries to make the transition from convict to cop again, he can’t stop thinking about how he wound up in jail in the first place – because he thinks it was no accident.

He has no idea how deep it goes.

In this new vigilante series from debut author Tom Meitner, watch Charlie solve murders while he unlocks the gripping mystery of who set him up… and why. This pilot episode is a free murder mystery and suspense story that introduces you to the main players and lays the groundwork for the conspiracy that follows Charlie in his new, “normal” life.



MYSTERIES: COZY MYSTERY: Spooky Followers (Paranormal Murder Mystery Women Sleuth Short Stories)

by S. Y. Robins

Mystery: Spooky Followers

Lorna Grindstaff lived an ordinary life in an ordinary village in Derbyshire. Running from the city to her refuge in the country after a bad breakup Lorna expected to live out her days in an ordinary fashion as an ordinary woman. Lorna craved ordinary but fate had different plans for the young woman.

Shortly after the beginning of October Lorna meets a young couple on her nightly walk home from work. First the young man, and then the young woman. An odd pair they’re well-mannered if dressed oddly, and obviously in love. But are they what they seem or is there more to their story than even Lorna can imagine? Soon Lorna is tangled in a web that she can’t get out of and must find the answers that will give the young couple the freedom they need. But first Lorna has to learn the truth, are the pair ghostly spectres from the past or are they modern people simply living a lifestyle that’s from 70 years ago?

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Gay Romance: Fated Shifter Mates (An M/M Paranormal MC Romance) (Contemporary New Adult LGBT Fiction)

by Em Covax

Fated Shifter Mates

Though sworn by their clans to hate each other, Marius and Bruce had a special bond. They both represented rival Motorcycle Clubs.

Marius and Bruce were always meeting in secret and planned on keeping it that way until a human named Aaron crossed their paths in search of a weak link for his vampire masterâ?¦

Fated Shifter Mates is a standalone with no cliffhangers. As a token of our appreciation you will be receiving Four Bonus books for your enjoyment!



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