Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 05 Nov 18

Mafia Prince (Royal Mafia Book 2)

by Bella J.

Being a Valenti can be a godsendâ?¦or a curse.

For me, it’s both.

There was a time when I thought I wanted a different life. A life with her. But that changed the day she leftâ??the day she ripped my heart out.

Now I’m a heartless bastard with the tendency to not give a shit.

I live my life like a man with nothing to lose. Reckless, ruthless, callous, and consumed by darkness.

But she’s back, the woman who destroyed me. Only this time she’s one of themâ??the enemy.

She thinks she can play me, torture me by walking around in our world like she belongs here. But on these streets, I’m a fucking prince. I’ll ruin. I’ll rule. And I’ll start a goddamn war in this city.

Because Layla Moore belongs to no oneâ?¦but me.

Retribution: A Psychic Detective Kate Pierce Crime Thriller (Psychic Detective Kate Pierce Crime Thriller Series Book 1)

by C.M. Sutter

The violent drug-related murders of two prominent attorneys have the homicide division of the Chicago Police Department scrambling for answers, but without clues, a motive, or a suspect, not even the FBI can track down the killer.

With the media demanding an arrest and at their wits’ end, the Chicago Police Department makes an urgent call to the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office in hopes of bringing in Kate Pierce, a psychic detective, on the case. A reluctant Kate agrees only when word comes that Jesse McCord, a new friend and top-notch Chicago homicide detective, has gone missing.

Partnered with Detective Henry Johnson of Chicago’s homicide division, Kate goes on the hunt for the killer, armed with clues from her revealing dreamsâ??and her dogged determination. As they inch closer to locating Jesse and learning the identity of the suspect, they realize the killer may be much closer than they think.

Editorial Review:
“Psychic detective Kate Pierce works for a small-town Wisconsin sheriff’s department but gets called on by the big city when the Chicago Police Department finds itself at an impasse in a case involving two dead attorneys and a missing cop. Though Kate believes in the value of her work, she confronts not only a killer but also the good-old-boy network when her mostly male colleagues in Chicago ridicule her psychic abilities. This fresh, intriguing new heroine was a supporting player in some of Sutter’s previous novels and gets her well-deserved turn in the spotlight in this terrific new crime thriller series.” Angela M., Line Editor, Red Adept Editing

* All books are standalone stories but since characters carry over, they are best read in chronological order.

Start at the beginning of the Monroe Sisters’ world with Maniacal. Find all of the books leading up to the Kate Pierce Crime Thriller Series listed in order below.

The Detective Jade Monroe Crime Thriller Series
#1 Maniacal
#2 Captive
#3 Fallacy
#4 Premonition
#5 Exposed

Note: The Jade Monroe FBI Thriller books follow on the heels of the conclusion of Exposed, Book 5, in the Detective Jade Monroe Crime Thriller Series.

The Agent Jade Monroe FBI Thriller Series
#1 Snapped
#2 Justified
#3 Donors
#4 Leverage
#5 Malice

Note: The Amber Monroe Crime Thriller books follow on the heels of the conclusion of Malice, Book 5, in the Agent Jade Monroe FBI Thriller Series.

The Amber Monroe Crime Thriller Series
#1 Greed
#2 Avenged
#3 Vendetta
#4 Atrocity
#5 Travesty

Note: The Psychic Detective Kate Pierce Crime Thriller Series follows on the heels of the conclusion of Travesty, Book 5, in the Amber Monroe Crime Thriller Series.

The Psychic Detective Kate Pierce Crime Thriller Series
#1 Retribution
#2 Imperious

The Grey Zone (The Global Federation of Nations Book 1)

by Jason McMillan

The Future is Grey

For most of the world life had improved after the implementation of the Basic Human Standard and the formation of The Global Federation of Nations. However, after fifteen years, there are some who still fight against the principles of the organization. Natalie Kelley is a journalist for the Chicago Tribune whose reporting focuses on American terrorist groups in opposition to the GFN.

When an Oklahoma City restaurant is attacked, Natalie travels to investigate the incident, but soon begins to question whether the assault was an amateur action or part of a larger conspiracy.

The Grey Zone follows Natalie and a cast of characters from both sides of the battle and explores the ramifications of an exceedingly globalized planet as conflicting ideologies clash across the United States.

Murder is as Easy as ABC: an Ed Lazenby mystery (Ed Lazenby mysteries Book 5)

by Charles Ray

When Ed Lazenby let his friends talk him into being a volunteer tutor at a local middle school, he figured it would be boring, but easy, and it was only for a couple of hours, three days a week. It’s not as if he had anything more important to do, anyway. But, when the school principal is found stabbed to death in his office, by Ed of all people, life becomes anything but simple. There’s no shortage of suspects, but Ed has to find out how the killer got into the school with the weapon, and out again without being seen. His motives are personal; on the one hand, he’s an amateur sleuth who can’t resist sticking his nose into a crime, and the otherâ??he’s one of the suspects. He knows he’s innocent, but can he find the real killer before a couple of overzealous detectives decide he’s their man?

Lady on the Edge (A Brad Frame Mystery Book 4)

by Ray Flynt

Brad Frame is hoping for a relaxing vacation with his girlfriend, Beth Montgomery, on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. But when Amanda Carothers learns that the Philadelphia-based detective is in the area she begs him to investigate the four-year-old death of her son, Dana. The death was ruled a suicide, but she suspects foul play. Reluctantly, Brad agrees to look at the circumstances of her son’s death. Initially, it looks like the young man took his own life, but when people start interfering with his investigation Brad digs a little deeper.

Danger Close: Featuring Will Hessler and Jacob Mitzak (A Novella From The Jericho Black Universe)

by Jordan Vezina

It’s 1979 and Will Hessler has found himself in the desert outside of Negev, Israel, training for operations with a secret division within Israeli intelligence. When a soldier is kidnapped at the Israeli/ Palestine border Will follows Jacob Mitzak on a mission to get him back. Is Will ready for the realities of this new world and his place in it? 

This short novella serves as an introduction to the Jericho Black Universe. Fans of The Hammer of Israel will love Danger Close! 

The Ghost in the Curve (The Cedar Creek Series Book 1)

by Violet Howe

Sloane Reid has never believed in ghosts, even though she made a career out of playing a ghost slayer on film.

When the studio tells her at twenty-nine she’s too old to be a scream queen, Sloane retreats to her aunt’s remote Florida cabin to figure out what comes next.

Her trip is anything but relaxing when she encounters Chelsea, a young girl who died near the cabin thirteen years ago.

Chelsea is desperate for Sloane’s help to reveal the truth that haunts her, but Sloane can’t solve the mystery alone. She needs to ask for help from local deputy Tristan Rogers, which means she’ll have to convince him she’s not crazy. Or a criminal.

As Sloane and Tristan unlock the secrets of the past, the stakes grow higher for them both, and soon Sloane finds it may be her own life that needs saving.

She (She/He A Duet Book 1)

by Kailee Reese Samuels

SHE is Book 1 of the She/He duet.

Joe is hellbent on saving her, but Natalie’s hell is the only salvation she understands.

After stalking her on social media for several weeks, a traumatic, life-changing event brings the pair together. Charming her with his calm demeanor, Natalie soon discovers a strong attraction to Joe’s determined spirit. The relationship quickly develops as Joe and Natalie wind into a corkscrew of a seemingly endless pit of obstacles determined on destroying their love.

The secrets and lies twist and turn in this packed psychological thriller. Told predominately from Joe’s viewpoint, it will leave the reader questioningâ??how far would you go to find love? Will Joe be able to save Natalie from herself before it is too late?

She won’t feel a thing.
â?¦ Until she feels everything.

With an explosive, jaw-dropping ending, She will leave you reeling with the possibilities to come in the riveting second part of the duet, He.

Natalie is good enough for now, but Joe wants them to be good enough forever. Will he get what he wants or will she sacrifice them both?

Summerton (Lady Eleanor Mysteries Book 1)

by Becca St. John

2016 President’s Book Award Winner – Florida Authors & Publishers Association

He married for money, she wed by force ~ ~Neither considered love part of the bargain

On the brink of losing everything, the Duke of Summerton marries heiress Caroline Howlett, but at what cost? She wants neither his crumbling estate nor his title, and what is he, as a man, without them? Before he can resolve this dilemma, something more dangerous than doubt threatens their marriage.

When Caroline said she’d rather be dead than married to the duke, she hadn’t meant it literally. Forced into marriage by her guardian, Caroline doesn’t give a fig for the idle life of the aristocracy. She wants to run her father’s enterprises, and she will, once dead bodies stop getting in the way.

Aided by Summerton’s widowed aunt, amateur sleuth Lady Eleanor, the duke and his reluctant bride scramble to discover just who is trying to kill them.

The Lady Eleanor Mystery ~ Regency romantic mystery with a touch of Gothic.

Dirty Daddy: A Bad Boy Motorcycle Club Romance (Night Titans MC Book 1)

by Evelyn Glass


“Single dad.” Sounds safe, right?
If you believe that, you’ve never met Dean Patterson.
I was helpless to stop his enemies from taking his little girl.
And I’ll be helpless to stop him from taking me – over, and over, and over again.

I was just a daycare nanny.
What was I supposed to do?

His enemies came for his little girl with guns, with knives, with violence in their eyes.
I did my best to protect her.

But it wasn’t enough.

They left, with Dean’s daughter in tow.
And now, Dean is going to make me pay.

The thing is, the punishment he has in mind is a little different than I expected.
He isn’t going to hurt me. Not like that.

Instead, he’s going to bend me over and show me who I belong to now.
He’s going to take my body as the price for my mistake.

And I’m going to love every second of it.

At least, that’s what he whispers in my ear.
That’s what makes my legs shake and my heart quiver.

Because when the bad boy comes for you, one thing is for sure:
You better get ready to come for the bad boy.

Dirty Daddy is book 1 of the Night Titans MC trilogy. Books 2 and 3, Dirty Daddy’s Sins and Dirty Daddy’s Oath are available everywhere now!


by Thomas Gatta

Was it patriotism? A tragic mistake? Or murder?

During a night raid in Afghanistan in 2009, a “Ghost” officer enters a dark compound in search of terrorists. The civilian commando is a member of the Special Unit (SU), an elite entity so secret few know of its existence. The President established the SU to enable the Pentagon to conduct complex missions and discreetly resolve problems. The SU “Ghost” officer kills civilians, including 16 schoolboys. The “Ghost’s” actions remain concealed until the present when another SU officer goes to the Congressional Oversight Committees and blows the whistle on the killings. The novel opens as the prosecutor for the US Court for the Eastern District of Virginia begins the State’s case against the alleged killer. During the course of the trial, troubling details and disturbing questions emerge. The “Ghost” officer operated in the shadows with little oversightâ?¦what were his orders? What really happened? Does anyone know the truth?

The novel addresses several important national security topics, including whether a civilian officer who breaks the law in the course of his duty for the Government should be held accountable or be exempt from prosecution. If the officer was doing what was asked of him, is he a patriot? What if he commits murder? Will whistle blowing do any good? Are the courts and oversight mechanisms adequate in the face of a culture that disregards, even promotes reckless actions? Was no wrong done, or did a massive cover-up occur? Perhaps things aren’t always as they seemâ?¦

Area Zero

by William Bowden

If you want something hidden, consider hiding it in plain sight. Unfortunately, stumbling across such a something came close to getting Nathan fired.

An innocent when it came to the discovery, to be sure, but it would nevertheless be fair to say that Nathan wasn’t entirely blameless in the matter, having run roughshod over all manner of military regulations.

Despite the repeated screw-ups, Nathan remains an asset to the auditing firm, Mace Forensics. So, in a last ditch effort to keep him out of trouble, the firm banishes Nathan to a relic of the Cold War, a third-rate air base situated somewhere in the Nevada desert.

Nathan is a forensic accountant, and he is to audit said base until every pencil, and every paperclip has been entered into the ledger.

There he will be safely out of sight, and out of mind.

Welcome to Area Zero, Nathan.

Julian (Grapevines & Skyscrapers #1)

by Haley Langwood

Grapevines & Skyscrapers

Book one: Julian


Being an accountant isn’t Julian’s dream job. He’s a programmer and that’s where his heart is. So, when Julian is offered a job as a programmer, at a software developing company, he takes it. Finally, he is able to quit his job as an accountant at Arroyo Import/Export Company. The day Julian hands over his resignation, he only has to answer a few mails that was all. It sounded so simple. However, he couldn’t be more wrong. Life as Julian knows it, comes to an end, and all hell breaks loose, when Julian opens and reads several emails that are not meant for his eyes. The hunt is on, a prize is put on his head, after Julian reads the incriminating emails. In order to stay alive, Julian needs to get out of the country. He flees to Europe, and after six months of traveling, a tired Julian arrives in a small village called Cannobio. He feels at home instantly. Cannobio is located directly at the Lake Maggiore, a beautiful lake. It is here, in this small picturesque village that Julian finally finds the peace and quiet he so desperately seeks. For nearly six months Julian’s life is good and he adjusts to his new life perfectly. Julian is ecstatic when the unimaginable happens and George, his best friend joins him in Cannobio. It gets even better, when Julian finds happiness with Raphael Agretti, a rich Italian wine maker. However, their time together other is cut short when tragedy strikes, and Julian is forced to travel back to the United States. Julian will soon find out that there is more to Raphael than meets the eye.

Raphael Agretti, tall, dark and very handsome. He is the proud owner of Agretti Vineyards, where he produces some exclusive wines. The vineyards are managed by his two sisters, Giovanna and Oriana. Even though the vineyards are situated in the magnificent Tuscany Valley, Raphael lives in Cannobio. He is very rich, but also very modest. The winemaker helped many friends to set up their own businesses, and for that, the citizens of Cannobio love him dearly. The instant he sees him in the supermarket, Raphael knows that Julian is his forever. His world turns upside down when he gets close to Julian. The handsome American gets the devastating news that forces him to return home. Raphael surprises not only Julian, but himself as well, when he and his baby brother Antonio, join Julian and George on the way back to the United States. Raphael loves Julian. He would lay down his life for the handsome American, and it might even come to that when someone is very determined to end Julian’s life.

Everyone Burns (Time, Blood and Karma Book 1)

by John Dolan

‘He opens a drawer of his desk, casually takes out a pistol, flicks off the safety catch and points it at my head.
He says almost sorrowfully, “Do you imagine me to be a gangster, Mr Braddock?”‘

It is January 2005, and the charred remains of two Europeans have been discovered on the Thai island of Samui.
Local Police Chief Charoenkul, sidelined by his superiors, enlists the reluctant David Braddock, a burnt-out private detective, to assist in an â??unofficial’ investigation.
But Braddock has problems of his own, including an affair with the same Police Chief’s wife …

Peppered with irreverent humour and some pithy comments on everyday life in the Land of Smiles, Everyone Burns is much more than a crime novel. It is also a carefully-crafted psychological study of an anti-hero for our time.

The ‘Time, Blood and Karma’ series will appeal to lovers of the following book categories: mystery, thriller, crime, Thailand fiction, private investigators, British detectives, and amateur sleuths.

Zombie Diaries Homecoming Junior Year: The Mavis Saga

by RWK Clark

This is the story of Mavis Harvey and her struggle to figure out who is her date, and who goes on a plate.

ZD1, the first book in the series, â??Homecoming Junior Year’, introduces Mavis Harvey, a normal, everyday sixteen-year-old â??girl next door’, who finds herself becoming a zombie. The change is slow, and she doesn’t realize what is taking place. Soon, she has an overwhelming appetite, as well as unnatural cravings for things that are raw and bloody. Since she wants to be careful in regard to her state, she has to resort to some pretty crazy things just to live around others without consuming them, much less smelling them, and the results are comical and off the beaten path, making her predicament funny, and almost addicting to read. Now enjoy the first book in the series.

Reading order of the Zombie Diaries series:
Zombie Diaries – Homecoming Junior Year – ZD1
Zombie Diaries – Winter Formal Junior Year – ZD2
Zombie Diaries – Prom Junior Year – ZD3
Zombie Diaries – Summer Break Junior Year – ZD4
Zombie Diaries – Fall Semester Senior Year – ZD5
Zombie Diaries – Senior Graduation – ZD6

The Black Sheep’s Shadow (James Perry Book 1)

by Mark Ayre

They see the body down an alley. Hair matted with blood from a blow recently struck. They call the police and try to stop the bleeding.

Somewhere nearby, a mother screams. Her nine year old has been taken. 

James Perry is new to the picturesque village where these ugly crimes have taken place. 

In a few short hours he becomes enchanted by the family of the young boy who will disappear, believing them to be the perfect unit.  

But every family has secrets.

Charlie’s father Luke, who has not been seen for months, leaves a note confessing to having taken the boy, and claims no one will ever see them again. 

With dark memories from his past brought to the surface by the kidnapping, James becomes determined to find and bring the child home safely.

As he continues to investigate, the truth behind Luke’s departure comes to light, and James soon discovers that some families will go to any lengths to protect their secrets. 

The Black Sheep’s Shadow is a gripping missing person mystery with plenty of twists and turns. Book one in the James Perry Series.

Sarah Starting Over (Siletz Bay Book 1)

by MJ Greenway

Something terrible has happened to Sarah’s husband. She searches for answers while raising her young son alone in the sleepy seaside town of Siletz Bay. To make ends meet, she’s working in a donut shop where she encounters Greyson. He’s a handsome P.I. with a past. He offers to help Sarah unravel the mystery of what really happened to her husband. Their friendship provides answers and maybe a second chance at love.
If you like a cozy mystery with a bit of romance, check it out.

***Sarah and Greyson’s story continues in “Greyson Starting Over” Siletz Bay #2

MURDER ON THE OLD BOG ROAD: gripping Irish crime fiction

by David Pearson

A woman is found dead in a ditch. As the list of suspects grows, a town’s dirty secrets are revealed.

It’s a cold winter evening and rain is sweeping in from the Atlantic when a young woman, having braved the weather to visit her sick mother in a remote part of Ireland, comes across an obstacle in the road. She clears the highway of stones from a damaged bridge only to see the body of a woman in a ditch. With no phone reception, she travels to the nearest police station to report what she has found.

The local Garda waste no time in attending the scene of the crime. The woman is clearly dead, but it needs proper forensics to establish if foul play was the cause. In the meantime, is it not possible that the woman driver was in fact the culprit? She is clearly not telling the whole truth.

A game of cat and mouse ensues when the inquiry is upgraded to a murder investigation. The trouble is, when the victim is recognised as a sex worker, there is no shortage of possible suspects. And few of them, if any, are willing to tell the truth to the police. It will take all of Galway detectives Hays and Lyons’ experience to cut through the web of lies and identify the killer in their midst.

MURDER ON THE OLD BOG ROAD is the first in a series of atmospheric crime fiction titles featuring Detective Inspector Mick Hays and Detective Sergeant Maureen Lyons. The full list of books is as follows:


All of these books are FREE with Kindle Unlimited and available in paperback. These novels will appeal to fans of Val McDermid, Stuart McBride and Pete Brassett.

Mestaclocan (Zack Tolliver, FBI Book 2)

by R Lawson Gamble

When an early morning call from San Francisco brings news of yet another murder victim, her throat ravaged as if by an animal, FBI Agent Zack Tolliver travels to San Francisco to advise his old friend Homicide Detective Marty O’bannon in his search for the killer. But what he discovers ultimately draws Zack and his friend Eagle Feather into the vortex of a deadly mystery.

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