Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 23 Sep 18

Deadly Reservation (An Oceanside Hotel Mystery Book 2)

by CeeCee James

When Maisie Swenson stumbles onto the site of an ancient church steeped in pirate folklore, she’s thrilled to explore it. She never expects to find a young woman lying in the churches yard clutching flowers like a real live Snow White. And just like the cartoon Snow White, this woman cannot be awakened.

As Maisie tries to puzzle through that situation, one of her guests is found in a coma, too. Only this one is mysteriously clutching a necklace.

Can she ever sort through all the crazy clues to find where the pirate and ghost stories end and a real life killer begins? Or are the folklore tales true after all?

“Another Awesome Book in this Series!”
“Kept me wondering who was the culprit and enjoyed the dialogue. She is a real person with real responsibilities and foibles. Good read.”
“So good!”–Amazon reviewers

Death By Rum Balls (The New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles)

by Colleen Mooney

This will be Brandy’s first Christmas without Dante, but she is determined to enjoy the holiday going to parties and even a “Yappy Hour” with Jiff and both of their schnauzers. Brandy stops to deliver mistletoe for Julia’s party that night when Frank, Julia’s handyman, drags her into the mayhem surrounding the guest list. It seems everyone Julia invited has a grudge against her, and they all confirmed they are coming to her party.

It seems Julia’s neighbors, her cooking club, the business association, members of her Pilates class, her brotherâ??even some of the ladies from her church groupâ??all have a reason to dislike Juliaâ?¦a lot! When gifts with stranger contents start to show up the day of the party, Frank sees it as an omen of things to come. Is someone only trying to embarrass Julia or will that someone take it a step further to even a score?

There’s no place like New Orleans to have a good crime and the holidays are no exception!

Key Lime Crime – A Cozy Mystery: Sunny Shores Mysteries Book 1

by Cassie Rivers

Revenge is sweet…and best served cold.

Kara Summers returned to her hometown of Sunny Shores, Florida to start her own food truck business. Little did she know, her summer would start off with a bangâ?¦literally.

A propane explosion caused the Mama Mia Food truck to flame up, with the owner inside. The police ruled it an accident, but Kara discovers evidence to the contrary. Her inquisitive nature, along with her love for mysteries, won’t let her rest until she uncovers the truth.

Unfortunately, the truth hits a little too close to home.

Key Lime Crime is book one in the Sunny Shores mystery series that is set in the fictional town of Sunny Shores, Florida. Each book in the series is a light-hearted cozy stand-alone story with no cliffhangers. All ages can enjoy the stories because they have no swearing, naughty content, or graphic violence.

So, what are you waiting for?

Family Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery

by Shawn McGuire

Small-town cozy mysteries with a bit of an edge and a hint of magic. You’ll love this series.

Welcome to Whispering Pines, Wisconsin. A place for those who don’t belong.

Sixteen years after a family feud drove her from the cozy Northwoods village of Whispering Pines, Wisconsin, former detective Jayne O’Shea returns to prepare her grandparents’ lake house for sale. Once there, not only does she find that the house has been trashed, her dog discovers a dead body in the backyard.

Jayne intends to stay out of it, but when it becomes obvious the sheriff isn’t interested in investigating the death, Jayne can’t stop herself. Her list of suspects grows faster than the plants in the commons’ pentacle garden. Could it be the local Wiccan green witch with her stash of deadly plants? The shopkeeper who slips into trances and foretells death? The visitor determined to practice black magic?

What Jayne knows for sure is that the closer she gets to solving this crime, the more the sheriff wants her to back off. And when a local fortune teller provides a crucial clue, Jayne knows it’s up to her to solve this murder.

The Whispering Pines Mystery Series

Family Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery
Kept Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery, Book Two
Original Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery, Book Three
Hidden Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery, Book Four
Rival Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery, Book Five

Power (River Sunday Romance Mysteries Book 8)

by Thomas Hollyday

How strong is the internet’s hold over our lives? Thomas Hollyday, a Chesapeake writer with seven books receiving critical acclaim, presents Power, his newest and most thought provoking novel. This hard hitting story asks if the internet and its social media are beyond our control.

Across the United States mobs of energy protesters outwit police and randomly destroy power companies and oil storage sites. They kill innocent bystanders and cause city blackouts. Meanwhile social media is filled with the popular speaker Cole Tinker promoting his cause, Provide Free Energy To All Citizens.” His millions of fans grow in number while government is unable to prove him responsible for the violence.

Businessman John Loggerman has been informed his daughter has disappeared. He plans to search for her as soon as he docks his ship in Baltimore to load oil drilling equipment for Africa. However, a fanatical crowd tries to sabotage his ship and cargo. Its green signs cheer Tinker whom they call the King of the Working People.

Loggerman, born in Maine and a former Marine, prepares to defend the ship even though they are outnumbered. Loggerman also investigates his missing daughter and finds she was a volunteer for Tinker. He fears she may have been murdered. He must find a way to combat this King’s secret world and save his friends. He pats the knife at his waist and remembers his old motto, “Wear and Scare.”

Power is the eighth book of the acclaimed River Sunday Romance Mystery series by Thomas Hollyday. The author’s unique Chesapeake voice once again gives us an exciting read about the people, their beliefs and legends, and the grasping mud and black water wetlands of this mysterious American region. His other critically acclaimed novels include Slave Graves, Magnolia Gods, Powerboat Racer, Gold, Terror Flower, China Jewel, and Easter Sunday.

Each book, introducing new memorable characters, retains the simple and beautiful lifestyle, history and beauty of the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Powerful subjects such as freedom, atomic war, racism, religion, terror, sailing, and family love, are approached. Stories are insightful and well researched with technical expertise, humor, and fast moving action.

River Sunday Romance Mysteries are suitable for teen and older readers. They have no strong language and romantic descriptions are clean and suitable for family reading and enjoyment.

Thomas Hollyday has spent years working for animals rights. Part of the proceeds of his books goes to financing his work on fresh drinking water resources for wildlife.

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