Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 06 Jun 18

Trent’s Last Case

by Edmund Bentley

On Wall Street, the mere mention of the name Sigsbee Manderson is enough to send a stock soaring, or bring it tumbling back to earth. Feared but not loved, Manderson has no one to mourn him when the gardener at his British country estate finds him facedown in the dirt, a bullet buried in his brain. There are bruises on his wrist and blood on his clothes, but no clue that will lead the police to the murderer. It will take an amateur to inadvertently show them the way.



Foot Soldiers: A Murder Mystery

by Neil Williams

“He was Chuck Norris in Code of Silence, dirty vest Bruce in all the Die Hards… well, apart from the fifth one, which was a bit iffy, and Mel “Do ya really wanna jump?” Gibson. At least, that’s the way he saw himself in his head.
In the real world, Ned was a lowly Police Constable with permanently damp feet, who looked more like Mel Giedroyc than Gibson. “

When a bloody secret is unearthed near Hadrian’s wall, two overlooked Police Constables (Ned Hope & Matilda Jones) sent to guard the crime scene try to solve the mystery first. What they need is a miracle! What they get is Ralph Kramer – a retired Chief Inspector in a pair of Bagpuss slippers!



Lullabies

by Miranda Miller

At the age of ten, Clara Newman is found in the front yard of her home, covered in blood, incoherent and non-responsive. Inside, the butchered body of her father sits slumped at the kitchen table.

Because Clara is mute a confession cannot be obtained. The murder weapon has disappeared and there are no witnesses. A search for Clara’s mother or any other relatives is unsuccessful, and she is placed in foster care. Completely illiterate, she is placed in the first grade to jump-start her education.

After six months Clara is being taken in by a foster family. And there, though remaining mute, and socially and emotionally crippled, but in a safe environment for the first time in her life, she slowly begins to thrive.

Physically gradually recovering from her trauma at the time of her discovery, and years of gruesome deprivation, Clara’s body has to adjust to things as basic as hot food and fruit juice. She has never been in a car, has never been on an escalator or in a movie theater, has never seen a giraffe or an elephant, and has never tasted ice-cream or pizza, absorbs her new world in utter amazement mixed with distrust and wonder.

As she is fighting to overcome her devastating past and struggles her way through the days and nights of her daily life, the District Attorney suddenly and unexpectedly charges her with first degree murder. Confronted by having her past not only defended but justified by the District Attorney, 12-year-old Clara crumbles under the pressure of the prospect of having her freedom taken away from her once more, and the exposure of what she feels is the overwhelming shame and guilt of the trauma inflicted upon her.

But just as the attorneys for both sides are to begin their closing arguments and place her fate in the hands of a jury, the defense presents a stunning surprise witness with a staggering, astounding story to tell. A story that will change the course of Clara’s future in a way nobody in their wildest dreams could have ever possibly imagined.

She narrates “Lullabies” as the story the way she remembers it.

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Miranda Miller wrote her novel “Lullabies” to reveal the unspeakable agony of child abuse in an unprecedented way.

Lullabies not only does not sugarcoat the horrors of child abuse, but also exposes the lifetime consequences and haunting life-changing memories survivors have to cope with on a daily basis.

Her goal is to obliterate the deafening silence that surrounds this taboo without desensitizing people against the horror and unspeakable agony they were forced to endure. To substitute shame with acceptance, and to teach those who were lucky enough not to be or have been victims how to offer comfort, acknowledgment and respect, and to teach those who were victims to let go of their guilt and to place it where it belongs; their perpetrators.

Miranda’s next project addresses human trafficking with the same unique and fearless approach as Lullabies.

She has also written a soon to be published brochure with tips for parents on how to protect their children from predators, and is a strong advocate for abused animals and animals forced to live in captivity.

To safeguard the helpless and the silent has been her life-long goal.



Deadly Reunion (Tropical Breeze Cozy Mystery Book 8)

by Mary Bowers

For fifty years, Taylor Verone hasn’t thought much about her high school days. After all, she moved from Illinois to Florida a long time ago, and Tropical Breeze is a whole different world from the south side of Chicago. When her two best friends from high school pay her a surprise visit, Taylor isn’t ready for a trip down memory lane. Sure it was fun getting into mischief back when they were just kids, but they’re all grown up now, and their high school pranks are nothing compared to the trouble Coco and Patty can stir up these days.

Coco loves to party, but nobody enjoys a party where one of the guests drops dead. And when the victim turns out to be somebody from Taylor’s past, she needs all the friends she can get to figure out whodunit.



Deadly Frost

by TJ Shipley

Deadly Frost is a very dark high-octane thriller about a delusional serial killer with a mission and the man who got in his way.  Captain Talus Frost, (Frosty), an Air Force flyer and part-time martial arts instructor ends up fighting for his life when he interrupts hulk-sized serial killer, David Allen Zane, (Daz) in the process of kidnapping his next victim during an attack on Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska.   Daz is a psychopath who believes bringing death is his destiny, and gift.  When Frost defeats him and saves his intended quarry from her “destiny” – Daz is disgraced and revenge becomes his obsession.  When the legal system fails, Daz is soon free to prey on new victims while beginning his mission of exacting revenge.  Before his violent fury, families are destroyed as his attacks and carnage spread across the country.  In revenge, he comes after Frost’s family; now it’s personal.  He’s an entity of pure evil.  The legal system failed, so now Frost is coming.

This is the story of a deadly conflict between a good but haunted man against evil personified.  The story is at times maddening in its depiction of injustice, terrifying and graphic in its descriptions of evil; exciting with realistic action and fight scenes, and at other times is touching or hilarious.  The conversations between Frost’s Air Force flight crew, friends and family, cops and bad guys, and a tough, funny and smart lesbian couple (who become objects of manic hatred after injuring and embarrassing Daz); are witty, real, and will often cause you to suddenly laugh out loud.  

This story will make you laugh, and it will make you cry.  Daz will make you want to leave the lights on. 



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