Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 07 Feb 17

The Battle of Jericho

by Walter Marks

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY â??”Set on Long Island, Marks’s suspenseful second crime novel featuring Det. Sgt. Neil Jericho (after 2014’s Death Hampton) contains more than a few surprises. Still reeling from the breakup of his last serious relationshipâ??with a woman he investigated who was suspected of murdering her husband for his millionsâ??
Jericho must tackle a truly odd case. A severed foot has washed ashore from Block
Island Sound, with only a partial tattoo and an unusual nail polish on its toes as
clues to the owner’s identity. After the papers report the gruesome find, 16-year-
old Aaron Platt takes advantage of the revelation to send the police a taunting
letter (“Something’s afoot. Foul play?”), further complicating the inquiry.

Later, wealthy Sanford Richman reports his wife Ann missing, shortly before her
severed foot turns up on another beach. An attractive junior officer, Maria Salazar,
provides a welcome romantic distraction. Readers should be prepared for a shocking ending.”

Praise for Walter Marks’ DEATH HAMPTON â?? introducing Detective Jericho:
“A fast-paced mystery with plenty of action and colorful characters.”



Critical Vulnerability (An Aroostine Higgins Novel Book 1)

by Melissa F. Miller

Note from the Author: This is a re-issued title; if you previously read Critical Vulnerability, please don’t buy this! It’s the same book.

Governments, hospitals, and industry use computerized industrial control systems to remotely monitor and control elevators, electricity, alarms, surveillance systems, and more. It’s convenient and efficient. And potentially deadly.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aroostine Higgins put her personal life on hold to join the Department of Justice’s elite Criminal Division. Now she’s prosecuting two men accused of attempting to bribe a foreign government official.

But everything’s going wrong.

Her pretrial motion vanishes from the federal court’s electronic docketing system. Her apartment catches fire. Routine dental surgery turns into a near-death experience.

When Aroostine’s past comes crashing into her present, her most critical vulnerability is exploited and she finally admits she isn’t simply suffering a string of bad luck.

An unseen enemy is determined to destroy herâ??and the only man she’s ever lovedâ??unless she finds him first.

Critical Vulnerability is the first book in the whip-smart Aroostine Higigns series from USA TODAY Bestselling Author Melissa F. Miller.



The Cairo Vendetta: A Sean Wyatt Thriller (Sean Wyatt Action & Adventure Thrillers Book 9)

by Ernest Dempsey

Sometimes a terrorist threat comes from the least expected place.
Beyond the plains of the Serengeti, in the distant shadows of Kilimanjaro, a new new evil has risen.
A warlord is building an army with child soldiers he abducted from Tanzanian towns. But the threat he poses isn’t just to East Africa.
Somehow this rebel has acquired powerful missiles armed with enough nerve gas to wipe out entire cities.
Government Agent Sean Wyatt and his partner Emily Starks travel to Tanzania to foil Toli’s evil scheme and bring his reign of terror to an end, but what they find is that there is more to the mission than they first believed.
Go back in time to the years just after the tragic events of 9/11. Follow Sean, Emily, and Tommy Schultz as they race against the clock to figure out who is pulling the strings behind a wicked plan that could bring the world to its knees.
Grab this exhilarating thrill-ride now and see why readers are saying Ernest Dempsey is one of the best new voices in this genre.



Three Seconds To Rush (Piper Anderson Legacy Mystery Book 1)

by Danielle Stewart

Tara Shiloh knows she’s not a drug addict. She’s positive she’s a good mother and hard worker. So why is she in an alley with a needle in her arm? Waking up in the hospital without her son is terrifying. Being told she can’t have him back nearly crushes her. With her memory spotty and the circumstances incriminating, Tara must fight to learn the truth and wrestle with the idea that maybe her son is better off without her.

Reid Holliston defends guilty people for a living and it’s slowly killing him. He’s certain there is no such thing as a truly blameless client anymore. When his phone rings with a voice from his childhood his jaded views make him certain Tara is just one more criminal claiming innocence. But even his skepticism isn’t enough to keep him away.

Best friends from a lifetime ago, the two must find a way to trust each other again in spite of how the years apart have changed them. Can a promise made in childhood be enough to save them both?



The First Shot (Lieutenant Kane – Dedicated to Death Series Book 1)

by E.H. Reinhard

The First Shot: Book One in The Lieutenant Kane Dedicated to Death Series

For Tampa homicide lieutenant Carl Kane, death is his life. If a single award existed for sinking himself into his work, he’d have two.

But the latest crime scene he’s called to, an old abandoned factory, leaves him with more bodies than leads. Three drug dealers are found shot to deathâ??not an uncommon sight in the least. The problem lies with the pair of middle-aged womenâ??bound, gagged, and executedâ??found at the same location.

Before he can sink his teeth into the initial investigation, Kane is called out to another multiple homicide. He comes up with only more questions when the second group of murders appears connected to the first.

As the lieutenant tracks down the few leads, he begins to get a clearer picture of those he seeks. That picture quickly turns crystal clear when Kane finds himself face-to-face with someone that “armed and dangerous” doesn’t even begin to describe.



In For A Penny (The Granny Series Book 1)

by Nancy Naigle

Honey, these are not your momma’s granniesâ?¦

When Lillian Summer Fairview’s husband up and dies on her, it leaves the last living member of the most prestigious family in Summer Shoals, Georgia, in a hot mess. While Lil was busy being a proper Southern lady, Harlan squandered dang near the whole family fortune on lottery tickets. To keep her financial skeletons in the closet and give him a decent burial, Lil made a deal that has now landed her in prison.

Desperate to keep her troubles a secret and the family estate from falling down while she pays her debt to society, Lil entrusts Summer Haven’s care to her best friend, Maggie, who recruits two more over-fifty ladies to live at Summer Haven and help keep it afloat.

But when Maggie discovers that Lil’s restitution is ten times the amount she “borrowed” from the federal government, she’s convinced Lil has taken the fall for someone else’s crime. And these gals will use every trick in their little-old-lady bags to prove it.



Murder on the East Coast: A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery

by Dianne Harman

Seven time Amazon All Star Author with her latest book in the best selling Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series.

Kelly, the owner of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, and her husband, Sheriff Mike, fly to Virginia to see a friend, Stephanie, receive her doctorate degree. What Kelly didn’t plan on was becoming involved in trying to solve the murder of Stephanie’s friend, Julie. The mystery of who killed Julie leads Kelly to Boston, Massachusetts, York, Maine, and Portland, Oregon, as she tries to track down and identify the killer.

Was the ten million dollars Julie’s mother gave her as a graduation present the reason she was murdered? And just who would profit from her murder? The quirky cast of suspects includes Julie’s soon-to-be ex-husband, her worthless brother, a jealous co-worker, and the daughter she’d given up for adoption just after she graduated from high school, but with whom she’d recently been reunited.

Julie’s mother is the multimillionaire owner of a huge insurance company and convinces Kelly to try and help find her daughter’s killer. She has stage four pancreatic cancer, and her doctors don’t give her much time to live. Can Kelly find the killer before Julie”s mother dies of cancer?



The Null

by Vincent Trigili

He had left that life behind, sworn he would never return to it. He had a new lifeâ??a wife, a daughter. He was happy. But in a wretched twist of events, he finds himself forced to reclaim what he once was in order to save those who are most precious to him. Or elseâ?¦

The Null is a short superhero thriller that would cover approximately 20-25 pages in a traditional paperback. It originally appeared in The Telepath Chronicles, an excellent collection of similar length stories by various authors.



Finding Miranda

by Iris Chacon

Nobody “sees” Miranda Ogilvy except the hunky blind deejay next door and the men hired to kill them both. Murder, political corruption, quirky small-town neighbors, and Dave the Wonder Dog work together to make this mystery fun, romantic, and satisfying.

Detailed Plot Summary:
Miranda Ogilvy is accustomed to being invisible. Sometimes people actually see her, but they forget her almost immediately. It’s not a bad life for a ghost, but Miranda is not a ghost. She’s a librarian.
The problem may be that Miranda lives in a big, busy city. So when her aunt dies suddenly and leaves Miranda a century-old cottage forty miles beyond the middle of nowhere, Miranda makes the life-changing move from Miami to Minokee.
Moving doesn’t solve the problem, however; people still don’t notice Miranda. The only two people who seem all too aware of her are a handsome neighbor (way out of her league) and the man who murdered her aunt (too late to move back to Miami?).

Shepard Krausse is a late-night radio talk show host, but it isn’t because he “has a face for radio,” as the saying goes. In fact, Shepard is such a hunk that the little old ladies in his tiny Minokee community set their clocks every day in order to be on their front porches sipping coffee and watching through binoculars as he takes his morning run. Shep waves to the ladies (Psst! Bernice, yer droolin; on yer apron.), but he has never seen them. Shep has been blind since birth. His best friend (and guide dog), Dave, goes everywhere with him, including on the morning run. (Shepard’s the cute one; Dave’s the smart one.)
Shepard’s radio show, “Sheep Counters with Shep and Dave,” caters to insomniacs whose paranoia and conspiracy theories are keeping them awake. People enjoy venting their rage on the air, and Shepard’s audience enjoys, in about equal numbers, either agreeing with or ridiculing his callers.
Shep has a conspiracy theory of his own. He believes his uncle, the governor of the state of Florida, is corrupt in a big way, and may even be behind the murder of Shepard’s former neighbor, Phyllis Ogilvy.

Miranda is small, plain, and, of course, invisible. Shepard is the size of a professional television wrestler and, of course, resembles Adonis. She squeaks by on a librarian’s salary, still wearing clothes she owned in high school. His matching outfits are laid out for him every morning by his chauffeur/valet. She has learned four languages by listening to CDs in her car. He speaks seven languages, which he learned while in boarding school in Switzerland. Her aunt was a small-town librarian and part-time birdwatcher. His uncle is the governor of Florida, and his mother acts like the Queen of England. Miranda attended a community college. Shepard has an Ivy League law degree. Not since the owl and the pussycat has there been a more unlikely pair.

Now that Miranda has moved into Minokee, however, Shep and Dave are determined to protect their new neighbor from the bad guys. They just need to find out who or what the villains are. Miranda and Shep don’t know that soon, on a steamy Florida night, the city girl and the blind deejay will be running for their lives in the inky darkness of Little Cypress National Forest.



The Case Of The Missing Left Feet

by David J Winter

Three murderous rapes within five days spread terror and fear through the Meatpackers District of Manhattan. The female inhabitants become imbued with trepidation knowing a violent, sadistic killer is at large. His targets are women alone in their apartments. What is sickening and bizarre is that after the rape and murder, he surgically removes their left foot. Miraculously no clues are left, the psychopath sanitizing the scene before departing.
What is all the more intriguing, is that he seems to be allowed into their homes by invitation. How? Why? And what is significant about the left foot?
The media scream for action from the police and FBI, placing the lead detective, Lt Gill Nelson and his quirky team under ferocious pressure to find the culprit. Also, the Mayor, in an election year, threatens to take the case from his care unless an arrest is quickly made.
The TV companies and newspapers continue to whip up fear with rolling news updates on every facet of progress or lack of it.
The team scurry from one possible lead to another within the five boroughs trying to apprehend the perpetrator, but with little or no evidence to help them.
During this mayhem, Gill becomes attracted to a work colleague which develops as the case unfolds until she becomes a target.
A strange twist then takes place, which makes the team look in an entirely different area and leads to an unexpected and shocking revelation that astonishes the City.

The locations are accurate and the restaurants exist, although under different names. There isn’t a 16th precinct house but, if there were, it would be adjacent to the Meatpacker district.



Look Before You Jump (The Bartender Babe Chronicles Book 1)

by D. A. Bale

When scandal comes calling and Vicki leaps into the fray, you know it’s gonna be big. This here’s Texas after all.

Meet Victoria Bohanan, a twenty-six year-old Dallas debutante turned bartender babe who rejected her father’s saintly sinner ways and struck out on her own. Vicki will earn that twenty dollar tip by guessing the mistress’ name and your favorite drink faster than you can belly up to the bar. That sharp wit has gotten her out of more than one disastrous situation – until the mouth sinks her right into another.

When an old high school flame returns to town with a pregnant wife in tow and a pastorate position lodged under his belt, life quickly becomes tangled. This time we’re not talking between the sheets. Sooner than Vicki can down a shot of Jack, her former boy-toy is embroiled in scandal that threatens to implode the megachurch his parents built – and send the gossiping gaggle into a tailspin faster than a quarterback sack on Sunday.

Join the fun in book one of the Bartender Babe Chronicles. Light on mystery and long on – well, you know.



The Broken Ones

by Sarah A. Denzil

An unsettling psychological thriller that unearths shocking secrets and explores broken relationships. Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Mark Edwards, and Paula Hawkins.

A shadow follows Sophie.

Watching.

Waiting.

Her instinct tells her that it’s someone she knows. But who? The man she met internet dating? The nurse caring for her ill mother? Or is her mother faking her illness?

The only thing she knows is that she can’t trust anyone.

Sophie must delve into a dark history to reveal her stalker. But there are some stories that should never be toldâ?¦

ALSO BY SARAH A. DENZIL

Saving April – gripping suspense with an almighty twist. Hannah suspects a child is in danger, but can she overcome her fears to save the girl?



XXL-Leseprobe: The Couple Next Door: Thriller (German Edition)

by Shari Lapena

Die XXL-Leseprobe zu Shari Lapenas “The Couple Next Door”:

Jedes Paar hat seine Geheimnisse. Manche sind tödlich …

Deine Nachbarin möchte nicht, dass du dein Baby zur Dinnerparty mitbringst. Dein Ehemann sagt, das sei schon in Ordnung. Ihr wohnt ja gleich nebenan. AuÃ?erdem habt ihr ein Babyfon und könnt abwechselnd nach der Kleinen sehen. Deine Tochter schläft, als du das letzte Mal nach ihr siehst. Doch jetzt herrscht Totenstille im Haus. Du rennst ins Kinderzimmer – und dein schlimmster Alptraum wird wahr: Die Wiege ist leer.

Es bleibt nur eins: die Polizei zu rufen – doch wer weiÃ?, was sie finden wird …



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