Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 07 Aug 18

Hiking Thru Murder

by Eve Shaclan

When Milkshake and Dead Weight end up off-trail in a small New England town, they are harassed by a crazy local woman who seems to have a grudge against them.

Before they can get back to the trail to finish the long-distance hike they are arrested and accused of her murder.

Being strangers in the town, with very little money to their name, they are forced to accept the kindness of locals and hope that they aren’t being set up to take the fall for the murder.

If only they could hike their way out of trouble.

But murder isn’t something you can just hike away from.

This Cozy Murder Mystery is set in the world of long distance hiking. Milkshake and Dead Weight are trail names, something prevalent in long-distance hiking and hiker trash culture.

The Princess of Greektown: Detroit Detective Stories Book # 2 (Greektown Stories)

by Suzanne Jenkins

Family drama, a possible new romance, and a messy homicide help Detective Jill Zannos recover from a painful breakup. In the meantime, her dad, and Estelle, the nextdoor neighbor, start an affair, while her aunt Sophie tries to end one. What will happen next in Greektown?

The Beetle: A Supernatural Thriller Novel

by Richard Marsh

This carefully crafted ebook: “The Beetle” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
Richard Marsh’s greatest commercial success, The Beetle, is a story about a mysterious oriental person who pursues a British politician to London, where he wreaks havoc with his powers of hypnosis and shape-shifting. The story is narrated from the perspectives of multiple characters to create suspense. The novel engages with numerous themes and problems of the Victorian fin de siècle, including the New Woman, unemployment and urban destitution, radical politics, homosexuality, science, and Britain’s imperial engagements (in particular those in Egypt and the Sudan). “The Beetle” sold out upon its initial printing, and continued to sell well and to be published for several decades into the 20th century. In the 1920s the novel’s story was made into a film, and adapted for the London stage.

Dying Breath – A Thriller (Phineas Troutt Mysteries Book 2)

by J.A. Konrath

His name is Phineas Troutt. He’s a problem solver.
Her name is Jack Daniels. She’s a homicide cop.
And then there’s Harry McGlade, private eye.

Phin is trying to find a lost girl.
Jack is on the trail of a serial killer.
Harry is looking for a runaway.
Little do they know, they’re all on the same case…

They call themselves The Club. A group of rich, privileged twenty-somethings who like to indulge in things that money can’t buy. Things like kidnapping, torture, and murder.

They think they can get away with it.

They’re wrong.

United we stand, united we fall

Set in 2008, Konrath turns up the noir and gives leading man status to his favorite tough guy. Phin has appeared in the bestselling novels WHISKEY SOUR, RUSTY NAIL, SHAKEN, RUM RUNNER, LAST CALL, and many others, but now he’s finally the main character. Filled with the same action, humor, and intrigue as the Jack Daniels series, but with a grittier, hardboiled edge, DYING BREATH is the second in a Phin Troutt trilogy, coming bewteen DEAD ON MY FEET and EVERYBODY DIES.

From the Author

DYING BREATH is Book #2 in the Phineas Troutt series. It is approximately 112,000 words long.

If you are a more sensitive (or adventurous) reader, this handy scale rates specific categories from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) to give you some idea if this is your kind of book.

Bad Language – 7
Scary – 2
Violent – 6
Funny – 9
Sexy – 8

Girl at the Window

by Declan Conner

All families have secrets. Only this family’s past is darker than most

18-year-old Clara is trapped in an abusive life by her Pa who is hiding a dark secret. Home schooled and with no outside social contact – constantly on the move – she wishes him dead.

After they move to a small town, local youths vie for her attention against his wishes. When her Pa is found murdered by the town sheriff, the circumstances point firmly to Clara as the guilty party. Assigned to the case, a personal conflict causes Detective Alana Bossé to dig deeper. As her suspect list grows, it looks as though there is a slim chance that Clara could be innocent.

But is everything as it seems? Or should they lock Clara up and throw away the key?

The Case of the Distant Relative

by Jill Darragh

In Wellington, New Zealand in 1893 the move towards political reform is nearing its climax. A distant relative of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sophia Holmes, a young businesswoman, becomes caught up in a scandalous plot to prevent women gaining the vote.Will her past history help or hinder her as she fights the intrigue involving murder, arson, blackmail and kidnapping?

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