Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 12 May 17

Going Underground

by Selina Coffey

Vampire Romance

All she ever wanted was to sing…

Leliana has wanted to be a singer ever since she was a little girl, entertaining people on stage to help them forget their worries while she basked in the glow of the stage lights. Though that never happened, she settled for the next best thing: living out her dreams as a private eye.

The reality is far less glamorous than the radio shows used to make it, but the pay is good, so she can’t complain too much. Typically, her cases involve someone running out on their spouse, or someone missing an item that was stolen. Tonight, however, she’s in for the case of a lifetime.

When a wealthy man’s daughter goes missing, it’s up to her to track her down. She expects it to be just another case in her cap, until the trail leads her into a den of vampires. As if that didn’t complicate things enough, one of them takes a shine to her, and soon she’s caught up in a broiling underworld conflict that she should have no part of for his sake.

All in a day’s work for Leliana Tornbeau, really.

WARNING: This book includes mature themes and language, intended for adults only.

Bonus books included in this copy!

DEVOLUTION: A Sam Jameson Espionage & Suspense Thriller

by Lars Emmerich

“Sharp, extremely well written, and scary as hell!”

“The best writing in decades.”

What would it take to put our way of life at risk?

Is it possible for a handful of ultra-deep players to cripple the global economy?

A secret organization with immense wealth and limitless influence squares off against The Establishment in this #1 Bestselling financial conspiracy thriller from espionage master Lars Emmerich.

As the clandestine conflict reaches an explosive flashpoint, Special Agent Sam Jameson, a brash, ballsy, and beautiful spy catcher, is cast headlong into the crossfire. The love of her life is missing, the victim of a brutal and terrifying kidnapping.

Will she unravel the ruthless conspiracy in time to save his life?

Can she save her own?

The characters are vivid, the facts are exquisitely researched, and the plot is gripping and frighteningâ?¦ because the threat is more real than we’d like to imagine.

Book One in the worldwide bestselling Devolution Series will leave you wondering how safe we really are.


Interview with #1 Bestselling Author Lars Emmerich

Q: Who are your influences?
A: Too many to list! I started out years ago as a Tom Clancy addict, and I thoroughly enjoy many of Nelson DeMille’s novels. I regularly read David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, Barry Eisler, Michael Connelly, and John Grisham. James Patterson has redefined what it means to be a working author, and I read his stuff as well. My top picks are usually espionage and private detective novels, any of the thousands of thrillers and mysteries best sellers, and, of course, books featuring classic pulp heroes. And I’m greatly influenced by all sorts of nonfiction, as well. I read all the time, and I’m a bit of a magpie about the topics â?? science, economics, finance, politics, history, mathematics, engineering, biomechanics, medicineâ?¦ It’s a big world out there, and I love learning more about it. Many of those topics find their way into my fiction, so I can justify it all as “research.”

Q: The Sam Jameson series has become quite a phenomenon. What do you think has been the driving force behind the books’ success?
A: I think Sam has something of a unique voice. She says the things we all wish we could say, and she gets away with it about half of the time. The other half of the time, not so much. I think she’s also a very human heroine. She has plenty of flaws and weaknesses, yet she accomplishes some amazing things. She’s kind of like every one of us in that regard, which resonates.

Q: You have developed personal relationships with your readers over the years, which is unusual in the publishing business. Was that a conscious choice?
A: Absolutely. Books are intimate things. They occupy a person’s mind and thoughts for hours at a time. Good books leave a lasting impression, and great books might even change the way we think about things, but all books are a relationship. I felt that Big Publishing did a great job of distributing novels, but at a very high cost â?? there was almost no way for a personal connection to form between writers and readers. But I always wanted a conversation. I wanted to learn from my readers, to hear what was on their minds, to listen to their criticism and hopefully improve the books I write. It’s been extremely rewarding, and I’m hopeful it can continue for years to come.

Dead of Night

by Paul J. Teague

A lonely road. A freak accident. Now they must try to stay alive until daylight …

When Jack and Lucy hit a man in their car whilst driving through fog, they think it’s just a random accident.

But when cars pull up and an armed manhunt begins, they know that they’re running for their lives.

With a marriage that’s on the rocks and a new baby who’s driven a wedge between them, the couple are hanging on to their relationship by their fingertips.

But thrown into the deadly world of industrial espionage, they must fight to keep each other alive and rescue their child, whose life is in peril.

As Jack and Lucy hurtle towards the abyss they will find that the real enemy was among them all the time.

Paul J. Teague has also written a trilogy of thrillers.

Book 1 is Don’t Tell Meg, Book 2 is The Murder Place and Book 3 is The Forgotten Children.

Shadows in the Water

by Kory M. Shrum

Louie Thorne was born with a dangerous gift and a reason to fear the darkness. But when her parents are murdered by the mafia, embracing her power is the only way to exact her revenge. She will destroy the men who destroyed her familyâ??no matter the cost.

Robert King may be a retired agent, but he knows trouble when he sees it. First, his old partner returns with a case. Then an old flame begs a favor. By the time Louie enters the picture, King will be lucky to survive the night.

The Beloved Traitor (Mystery Classic)

by Frank L. Packard

This eBook edition of “The Beloved Traitor” has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. “There is a Valley called the Valley of Illusion, but beyond it, sun-crowned, is the Peak of Eternal Truthâ??and the Way from the Valley to the Peak is sore beset, for the Way is the Understanding of Things Real, and its Achievement is the Fullness of Life. It was a wilder gust than any that had gone before. It tore along the beach with maniacal fury; and, shrieking in a high, devilishly-gleeful falsetto, while the joints of the little inn, rheumatic with age, squeaked in its embrace, shook the Taverne du Bas Rhône much after the fashion of a terrier shaking a rat. And with that gust, loosening the dilapidated fastening on the casement, a window crashed inward, shattering the pane against the wall.” Frank Lucius Packard (1877-1942) was a Canadian novelist best known for his Jimmie Dale mystery series. As a young man he worked as a civil engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway. His experiences working on the railroad led to his writing a series of railroad stories and novels. Packard also wrote number of mystery novels, the most famous of which featured a character called Jimmie Dale, a wealthy playboy by day and a fearless crime fighter by night. Jimmie Dale novels brought the idea of a costume and mask for hero’s secret identity, and also established the concept of a hero’s secret hideout or lair.

Time to Play (North East Police)

by K.A. Richardson

Time to Play: a page-turning police crime thriller from from the acclaimed North East Police Series

Book description:

DI Alistair McKay is still reeling from the â??one that got away’ but when he is called to deal with a potential murder at the water side, he must put his personal worries aside.

As police diver, Marlo Buchanan, starts pulling bodies out of the water, it becomes clear that something isn’t right.

Someone is torturing young girls and dumping them in the local reservoir.

Then the body of a man is discovered and Mackay and Buchanan are pulled into the seedy underworld of human trafficking.

As the team race against the clock tensions start to run high.

Can they overcome their personal demons to work together?

And will they find the killer before he strikes again?

The team are back in the third novel from the gripping North East Police series.

Praise for K A Richardson:

â??KA Richardson has the writing talent and story-telling skills to be with us a long while. I can’t wait to see what she brings us next!’ – Howard Linskey, author of No Name Lane,  Behind Dead Eyes, and the David Blake series.

 â??A great follow on from With Deadly Intent with no punches pulled. This one is a must read.’ Sheila Quigley, best-selling author of the Seahills Series and Holy Island Trilogy.

 â??KA Richardson writes with such knowledge, it’s like watching an episode of Silent Witness.’ Tara Lyons, author of In The Shadows and co-author of The Caller.

 â??KA Richardson is a brilliant Northern writer. She’s created some of my favourite characters and her writing sings. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.’ Eileen Wharton, award winning author of Blanket of Blood.

 â??A truly talented writer taking the reader on a thrilling roller coaster of riveting suspense.’ Jayne Tomlinson, Branch Manager, Darlington Building Society.

 â??With her attention to detail and her impassioned prose, KA Richardson is a fresh and exciting voice in the crime fiction genre.’ Ian Ayris, author of Abide With Me and April Skies.

‘KA Richardson writes a compelling story with characters to care about.’ Victoria Watson, Elementary V Watson.

Time to Play: is part of the gripping of the gripping North East Police Series, it will appeal to fans of Angela Marsons, Helen Durrant, Robert Brenda and Ian Rankin.

INK: Box 0-2: Sketches (Book 0), Fine Lines (Book 1) & Vanishing Point (Book 2)

by Bella Roccaforte

â??â??â??â??â??“The perfect blend of darkness and light, fear and happiness, mystery and intrigue; this box set will make you ready to one-click the next book as soon as you read the last page.” J. Breedon
Three Book Box Set!
INK: Sketches (Book 0)
INK: Fine Lines (Book 1)
INK: Vanishing Point (Book 2)

Shay Baynes made her dreams come true using her nightmares.

Her hit comic Sanguine Specter, based on the horrific murders in her dreams, hits it big. Finally able to feel something other than numbness, Shay’s riding high on her success when it all comes crashing down with the bodies of the murder victims.

The crime scenes from Sanguine Specter are a dead ringer for real life murders, all evidence leads back to Shay as the murderer and she’s left with little choice but to depend on the two men she’s been trying to stay away from.

The INK series is the perfect blend of horror, romance and suspense. Embark on this wild ride of twisted dark urban fantasy. Watch as a 22 year old Shay transforms from someone who needs help, into a strong confident woman with more power than anyone ever imagined.

What Reviewers Have To Say:

“It explodes into the most exhilarating, pulse pounding, breath taking, heart breaking, scandalizing, scary as Hell, no holds barred love that completely shatters and leaves you unnerved for days. That, is this book. It is THAT amazing!” ~ZombieMommi

“Roccaforte is focused on witty dialogue and uniquely personal narration. I smiled through a lot of the caustic dialogue.” ~ Author – Nicholas Wilson

**This book contains adult language and situations**

The INK Series – in the suggested reading order
INK: Fine Lines (Book 1)
INK: Vanishing Point (Book 2)
INK: Abstraction (Book 3)
INK: Darken (Book 4)
INK: Bold Strokes (Book 5) Coming ESoon
â??â??INK: Sketches (Book 0) – the prequel can be read any time after INK: Fine Lines

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