Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 27 Sep 18

Shoeless Child: A heart-stopping thriller (Detective Kerri Blasco Book 4)

by J.A. Schneider

A little boy has seen a horrific murder but is too traumatized to speak. Detective Kerri Blasco struggles to connect with him…

Charlie Sparkes peeks out to see his mother and another young woman brutally shot. Hysterical, the brave child bolts into the cold November night for help. He screams and cries, only to fall into more trauma.

Homicide Detective Kerri Blasco is called to the murder scene. One woman lies dead next to the blood soaked rug where Rachel Sparkes was seriously wounded. With little memory of the attack, she has been taken to the hospital – but where is her child? He too, Kerri discovers, now lies in a hospital bed, mute and traumatized in a fetal position, refusing even food and water.

Charlie must have seen what happened. Kerri’s heart aches for this piteous little boy and she struggles to help him; struggles, too to find the monster who did this horrible crime. “It’s your kind of case,” Sergeant Alex Brand, Kerri’s boss and partner tells her, stepping up police urgency when another innocent is shot, and then another…

Kerri Blasco finds herself more emotionally obsessed with this case than with any other, despite clear and onrushing danger to herself…

Advance praise for Shoeless Child:

“I absolutely adored this amazing book. Thrilling, absolutely gripping, it was a rollercoaster of a read that I just could not put down. One of the best novels I have read this year. It has everything – tension, a fast and original plot, characters so real you feel they are in the room with you and a story you cannot stop thinking about. Warning: you will not be able to do anything else while reading this book, it will take you over, which is exactly what a great book should do. Five stars!” Renita D’Silva

“I loved Shoeless Child! The action is non-stop fast and the plot is original – but it’s Charlie’s character and story that make the book so much more. Kerri’s interactions with Charlie are filled with compassion, emotion and empathy – her determination to solve the case, whatever the danger to herself, is a characteristic she’s shown in the past; she outdid herself this time. A gritty, intense psychological thriller, Shoeless Child is one I highly recommend.” Brenda Telford

“A brutal murder and a broken child combust into a story so ingenious and utterly unexpected, it will have you re-reading parts to see if you missed any subtle clues. Shoeless Child is a psychological thriller that will have you rushing to the end, only to be blown away once you get there. This is a definite Read and Read Again!” Jennifer Tooker

“Grips you by the throat and starts throttling your imagination on page one. Then, just pages later, your eyes will well up with tears. Terror and pathos are the very signature of the Kerri Blasco books. SHOELESS CHILD is meant to be read in one sitting because there’s just no good place to set it aside!” Madelon Wilson

“Fantastic! I love, love, love the Kerri Blasco books! This thriller had me frantically turning pages. It’s fast and never drags the way some thrillers do. I love the relationship between Kerri and her fellow detectives, especially with Alex Brand, her police partner/secret lover. Their romance in the Kerri Blasco books is warm and doesn’t overwhelm the stories. Plus the humor is funny and genuine, never snide and doesn’t feel forced like in other books. As for whodunnit and why – it definitely took me by surprise!” Alice Liddell



Adam’s Witness: A Thrilling Mystery, Crime and Romance Novel (Adam and Grace Book 1)

by J.C. Paulson

Where Does Justice End And Vengeance Begin?

When newspaper reporter Grace Rampling stumbles onto a grisly crime scene while on a routine weekend assignment, she abruptly finds herself at the centre of a police investigation into the death of a Catholic bishop.

Ë?Ë?Ë? The Crime: Bewildering

As the investigation unfolds, evidence points to a troubling hate crime as Grace finds herself central to the case – not only as a key witness, but a suspect and even potential victim. Lead investigator Detective Sergeant Adam Davis is thrown by the fierce attraction he feels toward Grace that, if acted upon, could throw the entire case into jeopardy.

Ë?Ë?Ë? The Race: Intense

With Grace at risk and off limits, Adam races to unravel an increasingly disturbing mystery, while he struggles to both protect and resist the woman of his dreams.

Ë?Ë?Ë? A swirling thrill ride through the labyrinth of a mystery, romance, crime and a gripping conclusion that no one will see coming.

Fans of Susan Russo Anderson, Dan Brown, and Leslie Wolfe will love Adam’s Witness.

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Love, Lies & Clones: A Futuristic Mystery Novel

by Joynell Schultz

June Taylor never asked to be cloned. She never asked for the faulty heart that beats inside her chest. But most of all, she never asked for the chaos that would become her life.

When her estranged father mysteriously appears at her doorstep to warn her of impending danger, she immediately dismisses him. But when he goes missing, his seemingly unbelievable claims prove to be true. Not only is her life in danger, but the lives of others like her are at stake.

As clues about a malicious conspiracy unfold, an AWOL soldier emerges insistent that he holds the missing link in this deadly puzzle, but placing her trust in a stranger is the last thing June is willing to do.

With the clock ticking, can June trust him with her secret�and her heart?

Grab your copy of this futuristic mystery today!

What Amazon reviewers are saying:

  • “Thought provoking look at the ethics of cloning, told through a well written Sci fi.”
  • “It is a fun tale full of action, betrayal, and a little bit of clean romance.”
  • “A fast paced read from a new writer that I’m sure will quickly get a well deserved following in this genre.”
  • “This was a fun & exciting read.”
  • “I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It gripped my attention from the beginning and never let go. I loved the blend of sci fi with romance and mystery. Character development was excellent. I hated for it to end.”
  • “If you like suspense, with some science and a light love story, then I’d definitely recommend this one!”
  • “Well written, page-turning mystery with edgy yet relatable characters. Loved it!”
  • “I loved reading this book, and simply could not put it down! The futuristic yet realistic plot tackling the theme of cloning was very well executed and appealed to my interest in science. Joynell Schultz has an excellent handle on suspenseful writing and thoughtful character development – a great read overall!”



A Perfect Storm: A Lesbian Mystery Romance (The Wrong Woman Quartet Book 4)

by Jane Retzig

A PERFECT STORM: A Lesbian Mystery Romance

Book Four of the ‘Wrong Woman’ Quartet

Six months have passed since the events of ‘A Betrayal’.

Tracey and Mik’s Big Society Wedding is just ten days away.
Dani is banned from attending… Kate is dreading the hen party… And Jaiden is terrified that Saskia will be whisked away by persistent millionaire suitor Davros Pentacosta.

Meanwhile, Jamila and the National Crime Agency are closing in on Tony and Maria.

And a shock departure, a grisly discovery, and a looming proposal, are about to stir up all the right conditions for a ‘Perfect Storm’.



Joseph Conrad: The Complete Collection

by Joseph Conrad

This ebook contains Joseph Conrad’s complete works.

This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you’ll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.



The Flower Man: A Steve Jobz Thriller

by Vincent Zandri

HARD-BOILED MYSTERY. MAYHEM. MURDER…

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE WILL NOT ONLY RUIN YOUR CAREER, IT WILL GET YOU KILLED.

Private Investigator and anti-hero Steve Jobz has screwed up big time. He had one too many the night before and it gave him the courage to text photos of his naked chest to his new, hot co-worker at The State Department of Insurance Fraud Agency. While the lovely Kate is keeping quiet about the texts, Jobz feels like the boom is about to come down on him when his boss orders him into her office. Seems Homicide Detective Nick Miller wants a face to face with the former cop.

Ë?Ë?Ë? But what Miller wants has nothing to do with Jobz’s texts.

Instead they have everything to do with a local television news personality known to all as Mr. TV. Much like Jobz, the lovable news anchor has also texted photos of himself to a co-worker. But these photos were not of the relatively tame chest high variety. Rather, the pictures were taken below the belt. As a result, Mr. TV is not only getting sued but being issued death threats from the victim’s Russian immigrant father.

Ë?Ë?Ë? When Miller assigns Jobz to personally watch over the Mr. TV and his cougar wife, Janice.

What he discovers is that the couple are up to their necks in more than just a sexting scandal. They are in fact broke and living on cash that is coming from a very unlikely source. The Russian mob. What follows is a quagmire of sex, shootouts, serial murder, and a quirky private detective who just can’t keep himself from getting in trouble with the ladies.

Ë?Ë?Ë? Like The Embalmer, the first novel in the new Steve Jobz PI series created and written by Thriller Award winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Vincent Zandri,.

The Flower Man culminates with an explosive climax and promises to keep readers glued to their chairs for hours. For fans of Michael Connelly, Robert B. Parker, Charlie Huston, Jim Crumley, Lee Child, Brett Battles, and more.

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Sinister Summer: A Ghost Story Romance & Mystery (Wicks Hollow Book 1)

by Colleen Gleason

A sexy professor.
A logical lawyer.
A determined ghost.
And a very real killer…

Welcome to Wicks Hollow: a cozy town near Lake Michigan filled with quaint houses, eccentric residents, and more than its share of ghosts, murders, and romance.

Diana Iverson needs a break–from her stressful job, from her philandering boyfriend, and from the rest of her fast-paced life. When she inherits her eccentric Aunt Jean’s home on Wicks Lake, Diana takes a much-needed vacation in the cozy little town.

But when the lake house becomes the scene of multiple break-ins and other unsettling events, Diana begins to suspect Aunt Jean’s death was not as innocent as it seems.

And then there’s Ethan Murphy, the sexy college professor who lives next doorâ?¦ He appears to know a lot more about Aunt Jean than he should, and Diana doesn’t trust him.

But most of all, there’s Aunt Jean herselfâ?¦who seems determined to communicate with Dianaâ??from beyond the grave.

A ghost story romance set in a small town, featuring a cozy mystery about a ghost that just won’t rest until justice is served. The perfect blend of romance, suspense, and ghosts.

“When I want to scratch my paranormal itch, there’s nothing better than a book by Colleen Gleason!” â?? #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr

“Like Nancy Drew for grown-ups!” â??New York Times bestselling author Mara Jacobs

Each book in the Wicks Hollow series is a romantic suspense novel with all the quirks of a small town settingâ??the perfect blend of humorous contemporary romance with cozy mystery and supernatural suspense.

Heat Level: Sexy
Mystery: Cozy
Mood: Mildly creepy, Suspenseful, Humorous

The Wicks Hollow series does not have to be read in order. Look for the following titles:
Sinister Summer
Sinister Secrets
Sinister Shadows (March 2018)
Sinister Sanctuary (Summer 2018)



Dead in the Water (Scarlet Cove Seaside Cozy Mystery Book 1)

by Agatha Frost

The FIRST book in a BRAND NEW seaside cozy mystery series!

When Liz Jones retired as a detective at the age of forty-two and moved to the beautiful fishing town of Scarlet Cove to pursue her passion of opening an arts and crafts store, she did not expect the murder and lies of the big city to follow her. Only days after starting her new life, Liz finds herself tangled in a web of death and deception when she pulls the body of a fisherman from the sea, but what appears at first to be a drunken accident soon reveals itself to be something much worse: poison!

While setting up her new store, getting to know the quirky townsfolk, and having the local men battle for her affection, Liz cannot resist the lure of an intriguing murder case. She falls back into old habits when she vows to discover the truth about the fisherman’s death, but will she do it before the murderer strikes again? With her retirement and dream life on the line, Liz must battle against the clock to restore peace to the sleepy town of Scarlet Cove before all is washed away.

Book 1 in the Scarlet Cove Seaside Cozy Mystery series! Can be read as a standalone. A light, cozy mystery read with an art loving, craft store owning, retired female detective, in a small fishing town on the British South Coast. Packed with quirky neighbours, handsome love interests, and an adorable rescue dog! Written in British English. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes (but maybe includes a body or two)!



The G. K. Chesterton Collection (The Father Brown Stories, The Napoleon of Notting Hill, The Man Who Was Thursday, The Return of Don Quixote and many more!)

by G. K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English writer. He wrote on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton is often referred to as the “prince of paradox”. Whenever possible, Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, and allegoriesâ??first carefully turning them inside out.

Chesterton is well known for his reasoned apologetics and even some of those who disagree with him have recognized the universal appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton, as a political thinker, cast aspersions on both progressivism and conservatism, saying, “The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.” Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an “orthodox” Christian, and came to identify such a position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton’s “friendly enemy” said of him, “He was a man of colossal genius”.



The Krewe (Herbert and Melancon Book 1)

by Seth Pevey

His brother has thrown himself under the eight o’clock freight train, or so he’s been told.

Felix is heartbroken, mystified, and above all else: deeply suspicious. His gut screams foul play.

The black sheep of a wealthy, respected family in New Orleans, Felix knows his gut is untested, naïve, addled by drugs and self-doubt. Who will believe him? Should he even trust himself?

As the Mardi Gras season descends on the city, Felix will have to find a way. His purpose is, for once, very clear: to find out who, or what, caused his big brother to die in such heinous circumstances, no matter what it takes.

But there are shadowy forces at work. As he gets in over his head, he’ll need the help of a garrulous police detective, the family’s ancient butler, and a massive pork fortune, all in order to fight his way to the bottom of things.

Will he live up to the family name and avenge his brother? Find out in part one of a hard-boiled detective series set in the Big Easy.



The BC Killer (Tyler Kane Legal Thriller Book 2)

by Michael Pickford

In the award-winning The BC Killer, A man visits Kane’s office and reveals some strange and confusing information about the murder of a successful businessman that had recently occurred at a local country club.

Before they know it, Kane, his assistant Leann, and his lifelong friend Earl find themselves enthralled in the mysterious agenda of a serial killer with unique and brutal methods of killing. What’s more, Kane fears his client might be the killer.

The authorities dismiss the peculiar markings the killer is leaving on his victims’ bodies, but Kane suspects that the killer is trying to leave a message. But what?

Kane connects the dots and finds that the killer’s agenda goes far beyond a string of seemingly unrelated murders. The shocking truth rocks them to the core, and the killer has them at his mercy. With time running out, and the lives of men, women, and children at stake, Kane and his friends go around the law to do the unthinkable.

Tyler Kane made his appearance in Personal Solicitor, the well-received first novel in the Tyler Kane Legal Thriller series. All novels in this series can be enjoyed as stand-alone stories.



The Daughter (The DI Phil Morris Mysteries Book 3)

by Billy McLaughlin

Sometimes a killer comes along who will make your blood run cold…

When the body of a young woman is found with her hands and teeth missing, Detective Inspector Phil Morris struggles to identify her.

The evidence initially suggests she is local missing girl, Alex Waters, whose mother, Tricia, comes armed with a psychic gift she would rather not possess.

As Phil and his partner, Detective Donna Barclay, try to untangle the web of mystery surrounding the body, it appears that Alex had more secrets than even her psychic mother knew.

As the hour glass empties, Phil and Donna are pushed to their limits trying to unravel the disturbed mind behind the sick game playing out around them.

Welcome to a new chapter in domestic noir.



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