Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 26 Dec 17

Rosolio Red: a holiday short story (Franki Amato Mysteries)

by Traci Andrighetti

From USA Today bestselling author Traci Andrighetti…

With Christmas around the corner, Franki Amato’s got visions of her sugarplum, Bradley Hartmann, dancing in her head. Now that she finally has some time off from her PI job, she’s cooking him up a special holiday treat, and it’s not figgy pudding. Her Yuletide plans are dashed, however, when her meddlesome Sicilian grandma goes missing, and she has to hurry home to Houston to investigate. All the evidence points to foul play, but then there’s a bizarre break in the caseâ??one that makes her wonder whether her notorious nonna has been naughty or nice.

Franki Amato Mysteries:
Limoncello Yellow (book #1)
Prosecco Pink (book #2)
Rosolio Red (holiday short story)
Amaretto Amber (book #3)

“Andrighetti’s dialogue is genuine yet uproarious, and her glowing characters animatedly leap off the page. Her sparkling wit keeps the hijinks brimming with merriment.”
â??Long Island Book Reviews

“Traci Andrighetti’s Franki Amato Mysteries have me tickled pink! Her smart, sassy heroine, wacky cast of characters, and vividly original settings had me glued to the page. I can’t wait to read more from this author!”
~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author

“Traci’s writing is sharp and funny; the world she paints leaps off the page and makes the reader laugh out loudâ?¦. A thoroughly enjoyable new voice in fiction!”
~ Kristin Harmel, Internationally bestselling novelist (The Sweetness of Forgetting)

Close to the Bones: A Thriller Anthology

by Craig Martelle

Eleven talented authors. Eleven remarkable thrill rides. One incredible thriller collection.

From the frozen waste to a tropical paradise, nowhere is safe. Nearly 350 pages of thriller short stories to capture your imagination and keep you on the edge of your seat. Start at the beginning and you may find that you can’t stop until you’ve reached the end.

A Bedtime Bones Story by Martha Carr. “Sometimes the darkest moments can set us free.”

Paranoid in Paradise by Craig Martelle. “Attitude can make anywhere a paradise, until the kidnappings begin.”

Green Lake Bones by A.C. Fuller. “Elite Indie Reads anticipates that A.C. Fuller will soon be a household name.” Elite Indie Reads

Knuckle Bones by David Berens. “Someone is sending finger bones to the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan and it’s up to Troy Bodean to figure out who they belong to and why they’re no longer attached.”

The Spy Who Came in from the East Coast by Erika Mitchell. “What makes this series so pleasurable to read is Bai himself, his somewhat snarky attitude and self doubt make him more than the mere superhero jumping into the chaos to save the day.” Jeff Ayers for Suspense Magazine

Fatherlands by Basil Sands. “Based on a true family story, Fatherlands blends history, action, and suspense in a tale of espionage, murder and a flight to freedom, all beneath the gaze of the Midnight Sun.”

The Interrogator by John LIng. “An engaging thriller that investigates the psychology of fanaticism.” San Francisco Book Review

The Backpack by Ethan Jones. “Justin is such an awesome character. Read in one sitting. Lots of action.”

Girl Will Frame by Mixi J Applebottom. “Why does a small-town woman make a decision with terrifying consequences?”

Catching the Edge by Stephen Campbell. “You had me at elegantly sleek woman crawling across the bed, damned good story!”

The Dark Imprint by Lee Hayton. “When Bretta actions a job for the police, her work reveals a serial killer who may prove to be unstoppable.”

The Clock Strikes Thirteen

by Mildred Wirt

Sinister hooded riders are terrorizing farmers at night, and most of the farmers are reluctant to talk. Meanwhile, a man named Blake makes a generous donation to the Riverview orphan’s camp and offers to buy their land, but Penny suspects that he is somehow trying to cheat the orphans. Penny links the hooded bandits to Blake and prevents the orphans from being cheated…

The Orphan Trilogy (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising)

by James Morcan

Twenty-three orphans with numbers for names from 1 to 23.
Number Nine wants to escape from ‘the orphanage’.

Read the highly-rated international conspiracy thriller series in full and at a discounted price. Three novels spanning over 1,000 explosive pages…


Meet Number Nine – an orphan, a spy, a lover…a master of disguise, an assassin, a shapeshifter…a freedom fighter, a human chameleon, a reformed contract killer.
He’s all of the above. He’s none of the above.

Nine is enslaved by the Omega Agency, a shadowy organization seeking to create a New World Order. When he tries to break free and live a normal life, Nine is hunted by his mentor and father figure, and by a female orphan he spent his childhood with. On the run, his life becomes entwined with his beautiful French-African hostage and a shocking past is revealed…A past that involves the mysterious Pedemont Orphanage in Chicago, Illinois.

Standing in the way of Nine’s freedom are his fellow orphans – all elite operatives like himself – who are under orders to terminate him. Nine finds himself in a seemingly infinite maze of cloak and dagger deception. Time and again, he must call on all his advanced training to survive.

But can the ninth-born orphan ever get off the grid? To find out you’ll need to go on a tumultuous journey around the world to such far-flung locations as the Arctic, Asia, Europe, the Amazon, Africa and South Pacific islands. The frenetic cat-and-mouse chase moves from airports to train stations and hidden torture prisons, taking the reader on a page turning, frightening non-stop action ride into the world of corrupted power that goes beyond conspiracy theories to painful reality.

Fast-paced, totally fresh and original, filled with deep and complex characters, The Orphan Trilogy is a controversial, high-octane thriller series with an edge. Merging fact with fiction, it illuminates shadow organizations rumored to actually exist in our world. The three novels explore a plethora of conspiracies involving real organizations like the CIA, MI6, and the UN, and public figures such as President Obama, Queen Elizabeth II as well as the Clinton, Marcos and Bush families.

The Orphan Trilogy exposes a global agenda designed to keep the power in the hands of a select few. Nine’s oppressors are a shadow government acting above and beyond the likes of the White House, the FBI, the Pentagon and the NSA.

One of the Omega Agency’s black ops employs MK-Ultra mind control technology on genetically engineered agents to facilitate the agendas of those in power. When Nine successfully deprograms himself from MK-Ultra, all hell breaks loose. But to gain his freedom he must bust out of the Pedemont Orphanage and break into Omega’s other orphanages and underground medical laboratories around the world. In the process he uncovers chilling scientific experiments taking place on children. Could something like this ever take place? Or, is it already taking place somewhere in the world right now?

The trilogy also has a poignant, romantic sub-plot. It contains the kind of intimate character portraits usually associated with psychological thrillers.

Book/Film/TV references: The Manchurian Candidate, The Saint, The Da Vinci Code, Bond, Dark Angel, The Jackal, Mission Impossible, Salt, The Pretender, Bourne, The Island, Taken.

This unique, unpredictable and epic spy thriller series covers everything from political assassinations and suppressed science to young adult romance and accelerated learning techniques.

Buckle up for a nail-biter to the very end.

Written by father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan (authors of The World Duology), The Orphan Trilogy was first published in 2013 by Sterling Gate Books. A feature film adaptation of The Ninth Orphan is currently being developed.

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