Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 23 Nov 18

Books, Bludgeoning, & Beyond: An Up North Cozy Mystery (The Up North Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)

by H.L. Bur

Cadence Kline and Quinn Westmore, best friends and cousins, have sure had their fair share of disappointment. Between several failed relationships and two careers gone south, they find themselves back on the shores of Northern Michigan in their hometown of Riverton. They have moved into their grandmother’s house and now co-own the local bookstore. Things have been looking up for the two lately. In fact, the only thing they’ve had to worry about is steering clear of their grandmother’s wrath – well that and avoiding Joy Rhodes, a pretentious know-it-all from high school that seems intent on making their lives miserable.

The two are busy preparing their booth for the town’s annual Autumn Fest, when the unexpected happens. Cady stumbles across a dead body on her morning jog to the lakeshore. A young woman is dead – apparently murdered – in Riverton! Cady is no stranger to death, but this kind of thing just doesn’t happen around here. Enter drop dead sexy if not a little arrogant Detective Fletcher Collins who seems hell bent on wooing Cady one moment and then making her life a living hell the next. While the two wannabe sleuths start on their journey to solve this crime and restore order to Riverton, they quickly discover that there is a deeper, darker side to their beloved town than they could have ever imagined. Join Cady and Quinn on their first Up North Mystery!



Fireball – A compelling crime thriller (McRyan Mystery Series Book)

by Roger Stelljes

THE CRIME SERIES WITH OVER 2 MILLION DOWNLOADS and 20,000+ REVIEWS –
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Mystery Series

++ NEW RELEASE – Hot Reads for 2018 ++
He slowly eased back on the throttle and brought the boat to a stop on the desolate river. They zipped the large canvas bag shut and then hoisted the body over the side of the boat and watched as it slipped beneath the dark surface. Looking to the west, they could see fiery storm clouds were brewingâ?¦ an eery sign of the fire storm of brutal killings and ruthless revenge to come.

Intense. Dangerous. Addictive.
Detective Mac McRyan returns home to Minnesota to find the dead body of a retired police detective in the scraggly trees along the rough shores of an island in the Mississippi River. His nearly unrecognizable body was beaten and tortured. Mac and Detectives Lich, Riles and Rock are assigned to investigate the murder but the case is about far more than a dead ex-cop. As the detectives dig deeper and pull back the layers on the murder they get far more than they’ve bargained for. Their investigation unleashes a mysterious, ruthless and fearless opponent who will stop at nothing and will kill anyone.

A heart stopping killer thriller that fans of John Sandford, Lee Child and Michael Connelly will be hooked on by one of the best new authors in crime fiction.

DETECTIVE MAC MCRYAN MYSTERY, THRILLER, SUSPENSE AND CRIME SERIES:
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FIRST CASE: Murder Alley – Book 1
THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY – Book 2 – USA TODAY Bestseller
DEADLY STILLWATER – Book 3 – Free on kindle
FIRST DEADLY CONSPIRACY – Books 1-3 Boxset – New York Times & USA TODAY Bestseller 
ELECTING TO MURDER – Book 4
FATALLY BOUND – Book 5 – USA TODAY Bestseller
BLOOD SILENCE – Book 6 – USA TODAY Bestseller
MYSTERIES, THRILLERS AND KILLERS – Books 4-6 Boxset – New release
NEXT GIRL ON THE LIST – Book 7
STAKEOUT: A Case From The Dick Files – Short story
FIREBALL – Book 8 – New release – NOW AVAILABLE

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What people are saying about books in the McRyan Mystery Series:

“Wow!! Just wow! This has to be the best McRyan book I’ve readâ?¦I really enjoyed the twist and turns this book had to offer.”

“This book takes the reader on one action-packed wild ride, with the suspense not letting up until the very end. Mac is one part Lucas Davenport and one part Mitch Rapp – and it just does not get any better than that!”

“Sex, power, money, and murder keep you wanting to keep reading until you finish it and then wishing there were still more to read! Great story with all the elements of a fantastic read.”

“Two thumbs up, way up for this one!” Five stars and then some.

“Couldn’t put it down! Everything else I had to do just sat until I finished this book. Compelling, thrilling, good tale, all ends wrapped up, with a thoughtful ending.”

“Roger Stelljes is exceptional. His plots twist, turn and keep you glued to the book. Minnesota has produced two mystery writers of extreme talent, Vince Flynn and Roger Stelljes. Keep ’em coming Roger!”

“Another Mac McRyan excellent read!!! I wish Mr. Stelljes could write faster because I love his books and can’t wait till the next one. He never disappoints.”

“A thriller that drew me right in. A well written story – and you just have to like Mac!! I’ll read more of Mr. Stelljes’ books. Loved this one!!!”



Stud: A Bad Boy Motorcycle Club Romance (Cobra Kings MC Book 1)

by Naomi West

They said I couldn’t have her. I told them to try and stop me.

The bad boy stud has wandered into dangerous territory.
MC President Bishop Blaine thought bedding a pop star would be the story of a lifetime.
He gets what he came for, and then someâ?¦
When the diva ends up pregnant with his baby.

LOLA

I thought outlaw bikers were supposed to be tall, dark, tattedâ??and dumb as rocks.

But Bishop Blaine is only three for four.
And unfortunately for my sake, he’s managed to outsmart every member of my security team to get to me.

It’s true: he’s got his own selfish motives in mind.
Like laying his sinful, inked hands over every inch of my body.

But it turns out Bishop got to me just in time.

First, we’re ducking a spray of bullets.
Then, next thing I know, he has me out back behind the barâ?¦
Pinned to the wall beneath him, as he lets far more than his eyes travel my forbidden figure.

BISHOP

Lola is famous. Off-limits. Totally uninterested in a rebel biker like me.
Until I make things interesting for her.

Granted, I’ve had help.
Someone’s out to kill her, and I smell a rat in her inner circle.

She can’t trust those who are already closest to her, so I plan on making myself as close as possible.
I’m gonna run my filthy hands along those lush curves until I make the little pop starlet shiver and beg for more.

But I should’ve known it would all lead to trouble.

As I discover, it isn’t just a killer we have on our plate.
Because Lola turns up pregnant – and she swears the baby is mine.

This was never supposed to happen.
I’m an outlaw with a motorcycle club to run, not a whipped baby daddy to a famous actress.
Until, all of the sudden, that’s exactly what I am.

But we’re from two different worlds.
She walks red carpets and wears expensive gowns.
I ride choppers and keep my club kutte on my shoulders at all times.
Having a baby together is sheer madness.

But despite all thatâ?¦
There’s something in my gut that says I have to protect these delicate creatures now – my woman and my baby.

I’m going to catch this falling star and make her mine.
And if the man hunting her thinks he’s gonna lay a finger on my family…

He’d better be ready for war.

Stud is book 1 of the Cobra Kings MC trilogy. Books 2 and 3, Stud’s Ink and Stud’s Bride are available everywhere now!



Percy: A Motorcycle Club Romance (Lonely Rider MC Book 1)

by Melissa Devenport

A Mexican bar. A bad boy biker. Too many Margaritas. Intense passion.

If everyone deserves a second chance, then why are they so hard to get?

The small and modest bar is the perfect hangout for Percy. Everybody minds their own business and no questions asked. Mexico was the right choice to get away from it all. Damaged inside and out he had to break free from his old MC club. He isn’t proud of those days and a lot has changed. Physically he’s in better shape than ever and money isn’t a problem. The worn out black jeans do nothing to hide his toned legs where you can see the muscles through the fabric. The black leather jacket looks like it’s probably custom made for him.

No wonder Shanna notices him right away when he walks through the door. She is far from home on vacation and wants nothing more than to just forget all about her cheating fiance. This dark mysterious man represents the exact opposite of everything she has left behind. An escape from ordinary life.

When two people with completely different backgrounds meet, it’s impossible to predict the outcome. They both hope for something better, but neither of them saw this one comingâ?¦

*****

All books in the Lonely Rider MC series are steamy hot romance adventures with no cheating, no cliff-hangers and HEA.



Alternative outcome: Where fact and fiction collide (Mike Stanhope Mysteries Book 1)

by Peter Rowlands

“Utterly engrossing – twists and turns that I never saw coming”

With its series of surprises and reverses, this absorbing, multi-faceted mystery drama, which one reviewer found reminiscent of The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling), has been hovering under the radar, but is steadily building up an enthusiastic following. Read it and find out why another reviewer commented: “Have you ever read a book you hoped would never end? This was it!”

Downbeat journalist Mike Stanhope’s self-published novel is out there. Job done. Now what? Writing it kept him from dwelling on his broken marriage and his tenuous hold on his day job. What other distraction can he look for? Then the answer hits him: he’ll seek out the real-life girl he knew briefly as an adolescent – the one who sparked the book in the first place. He’ll find out if she really did grow up into the woman he glimpsed in a railway station two years ago.

It seems a harmless pursuit, yet before he knows it, Mike’s life is in chaos. People are trying to prise information from him that he doesn’t have, and he can’t decide if it’s because of an article he once wrote or because of his pursuit of the girl â?¦ or even because his book is closer to the truth than he imagined.

As the pace gathers and the mystery deepens, the prospect of a new relationship hovers in front of Mike, enticing yet tantalisingly out of reach. But he’s distracted by his search for the girl from his past – and also by a tempting offer that threatens his professional integrity. Meanwhile, the people who are hounding him are losing their patience. Mike has to reconcile present with past and fact with fiction as his internal and external worlds collide.

This opening book in the unfolding Mike Stanhope series sets the bar high with its fast pace, intricate and interweaving plot lines, vividly-evoked locations, likeable and vibrant characters, and lively dialogue.

More from the reviews:

“I found this book utterly engrossing. The story is interesting, and the main characters are well drawn as well. It was a great concept, and is very well-executed â?¦ “

“Well written, with lots of twists and turns that I never saw coming. Very intricate and well laid out â?¦ “

“Life imitates art imitates life. It’s mystery, light romance, action and intrigue. Our hero is just an average guy trying to get his book published â?¦ who gets caught up in a twisting and turning ride when his fictional story comes too close to someone else’s reality â?¦”

“A fast-paced mind-bending intellectual thriller â?¦”

“Quality writing, attention to detail, and ability to keep track of complex/multiple lines quite clearly. A good new author to latch onto!”

“Suddenly you are there with him in the thick of an initially simple mystery which, despite the escalating personal danger, only becomes more puzzling and complex the longer he tries to unravel it …”

Mike Stanhope Mysteries

1. Alternative Outcome
2. Deficit of Diligence
3. Denial of Credit

“Peter Rowlands gets even better!”
– From a review of Denial of Credit



Command: A sexy Private Investigator suspense thriller romance (Changing Roles Book 1)

by Ellie Masters

“Do you like tough heroines? Complicated alphas? Plots that spin your brain? If so, don’t pass up this book…A smart romance with captivating prose and a hearty helping of suspense. Be prepared to dive into a story that stimulates the mind and… well, you know where else.” ~ NYT Bestselling author, Pam Godwin

Kate Summers’s career on the police force came to an implosive end when the mayor’s wife exposed her secret life as the Mistress of Pain. Kate lost not only her detective’s badge but something much more valuable: she lost her confidence as a Mistress of men. She now scrapes by as a private investigator, feeding off the misery of others. When the mayor and his wife ask her to investigate the murder of their daughter, Kate faces a difficult choice. To follow the leads, she must reenter the world that destroyed her career and go undercover as a submissive to a noted Dom. Kate swore she would never endure the submissive role again, yet Jake Davenport is the one dominant fearless enough to not only challenge her rules, but break them. There’s only one problem. Jake’s complicated past raises too many questions, and as her investigation progresses, Jake might just be her number one suspect.



Bickering Birds (Cozy Corgi Mysteries Book 3)

by Mildred Abbott

Rocky Mountain National Park has it all: rugged peaks, pine-scented forests, enchanting bird-watching locations, andâ?¦ murder.
The Cozy Corgi bookshop finally opens, and Winifred Page and her headstrong corgi, Watson, are ready to welcome their first patrons. With her new best friend, Katie, creating heavenly pastries in the bakery on the top floor of the store, Fred’s dreams are all coming together in delicious and unexpected ways.
When Katie caters a meeting of the Feathered Friends Brigade and drags Fred along, they expect nothing more than loquacious chatter about birds as they endeavor to build a professional relationship with the owner of the wild bird shop. Fred and Katie are quickly roped into a moonlight snowshoeing hike in hopes of spotting a rare owl. While the endangered bird proves elusive� the murdered man in the snow is hard to miss.   
Fred’s growing relationship with Sergeant Wexler hits a snag when he forbids her from donning her sleuth hat yet again. But Fred is a lot like her corgiâ??she doesn’t like being told what to do, even if it puts an end to a possible romance.
As Fred and Watson delve into the lives of the ornithological club members, the tangled birds’ nest of an investigation makes Fred wonder if she should have left this one to the police. But when feathers begin to fly, Fred has no choice but to flush out a killerâ?¦

(This culinary cozy mystery includes a recipe for delectable ham and cheese croissants.)



The Side Nicca Next Door

by N’Dia Rae

Usually it’s men that get caught up with their side pieces. They’re the ones who often risk it all and drag their families through the mud, all for a woman that’s never worth it. But what happens when it’s a woman who risks her family for her side man?

Toni Greer, wife and mother, finds herself getting increasingly obsessed with her side lover. What started out as a “slip-up” in judgement has turned into a full out affair. She finds herself sneaking in cars, public bathrooms and hotel rooms just to get her fix from her lover. Meanwhile her husband remains unaware and blind whiled confined to a wheelchair.

Ace Greer is the loving husband to Toni. Once a professional boxer he is now a blind paraplegic. Before he became disabled he gave Toni the world but after his injury she has been forced to go back to work. And she has been bitter ever since. Her bitterness is now jeopardizing his health and their family. He still loves her but she is beginning to hate him.

Alexia Rainey is Toni’s best friend and arch enemy. Alexia has become a sloppy drunken trophy wife who can’t help but wonder why her secretive husband is often missing during work hours and in the middle of the night. The more she badgers her husband the more reclusive he becomes. When he turns cold, she fines comfort in another man. What starts off as a sexy affair quickly turns deadly.

Zeus Rainey is married to Alexia. He is also the best friend of Ace. Everyone thinks the he is an upstanding businessman that used to manage Ace before his injury. But Zeus is hiding a deep dark secret that threatens to rip apart the lives of everyone he touches.

This story is the twisted tale of two couples who’s lives are deeply intertwined, more than they want to be. If you loved Thot Next Door, you won’t be able to put down this book. Are you ready for the crazy rollercoaster ride?



Forget Me Not (A Thrilling Suspense Novel) (Summit Lake Thriller Book 1)

by Kristen Middleton

A psychological thriller written by NY Times Bestselling Author, Kristen Middleton.

You’ll pay for what you’ve done…

When a deranged lunatic starts targeting single mom, Amanda Schultz, with threatening letters and “presents” on her doorstep, she turns to the police, who offer advice but no real help. At the mercy of a psychopath, Amanda realizes she’s in a game of cat-and-mouse, where the killer keeps changing the rules and the winner… is the only one left standing.

For fans of Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, and Linda Howard…
Language, violence, and adult situations. – Warning – reference to sexual abuse but no graphic details.

Summit Lake Thrillers:
Forget Me Not
Hear Them Scream
Going, Going, Gone (Release date to come)



Jonah’s Compass (Delta Force – Team Panther Book 1)

by Annabella Stone

Will they stand together or will the love they still have for each other falter under the weight of revenge? 
Jonah Montgomery and Matt Garrett had it all: Army careers they loved; Team Panther, the men they bonded with as brothers, and each other. But under the shadow of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, everything fell apart when Matt was captured in Afghanistan.
Now five years later, a terrorist seeking revenge has come for Jonah. Will Matt take the opportunity a sniper bullet provides? Can Team Panther find their missing brother in time? Will they stand together or will the love they still have for each other falter under the weight of revenge?
Does their compass really point to true love? 
(Jonah’s Compass has been re-edited and re-formatted in October 2018)



Traitorous Toys (Cozy Corgi Mysteries Book 2)

by Mildred Abbott

It’s Christmas in Estes Park, Colorado: cozy fires, twinkling lights, soft snowfall, andâ?¦ murder.
The winter holidays in charming Estes Park lulls Winifred Page and her corgi, Watson, into thoughts of spiced chai and gingerbread as they settle into their new home. Fred’s dream bookshop is becoming a reality, and with Christmas only days away, her only concerns are spending time with family, enforcing Watson’s diet, and finding the perfect gifts.
The toy store beckons Fred and her friend Katie, who dash in out of the cold, during a shopping spree to discover handmade toys, cuddly stuffed animalsâ?¦ and a dying man on the floor.
When Katie’s desperate attempts to save the man ends in her being taken in for his murder, Fred once again dons her detective hat. She puts aside her Christmas list andâ??with Watson sniffing aroundâ??begins a list of suspects. But as quickly as clues point to one person, new discoveries shift the spotlight to another.  
With Katie’s freedom in the balance, Fred has little time to think about gifts or to enjoy the holiday lights and music. A killer is on the loose, one who became violent in a picture-perfect Christmas toy shop, and Fred and Watson can’t begin to predict what might happen nextâ?¦â?©

(This culinary cozy mystery includes a recipe for delectable gingerbread.)



Thicker Than Blood

by Mary Ann Finley

Veteran police officer, Gerald Lamar Jr., is a man of strong moral conviction, who seems to have the perfect life: a gorgeous wife, two wonderful, intelligent, college age children and a seasoned career on the police force. His righteousness takes a hard blow and his American dream becomes a nightmare, however, when his brother, Ramon “Rah-Money” Lamar is brutally murdered. Gerald is forced to remove his rose colored glasses and gets sucker punched by a triple dose of betrayal. Handsome playboy, Patrick “Tip” Collier, is known as a sharp dresser with a sharp tongue. He is the city’s most notorious private investigator, and also who Gerald considers his worst enemy. Tip gets information dropped in his lap that puts him smack dab in the middle of the investigation of Rah-Money’s murder. When these two men team up, no stone is left unturned, and Gerald discovers that throughout his entire life, he has trusted people who were one thing to his face and another behind his back. His immediate family has kept him completely in the dark. Investigation into this crime leads him into the light. As a truck load of past deceits are uncovered, Gerald and Tip unveil the darkest Lamar family secret of all. In the end they’re both faced with one crucial question: If blood is thicker than water, is true love thicker than blood? Thicker Than Blood is a murder mystery novel that reveals how generations of lies and secret sin can cause a family devastating and irrevocable damage.



FOREIGN INVOLVEMENT: A Chuck Winters Thriller

by Robert E Smith

San Francisco Homicide detective Chuck Winters, accidentally strikes it rich with his criminal software database program, retires and takes his money and runs. He soon gets caught up with a nemesis character that spews death and destruction, hiding throughout the world like a chameleon—causing Winters to leave his serene retirement and take chase.



The Barrister’s Clerk: from the Baker Street Letters series

by Michael Robertson

A 20-minute read, about where the Royal Mail delivers letters that people write to Sherlock Holmes, and how a clerk at that address must deal with them. The full series of five novels (The Baker Street Letters) is published by St. Martin’s/Minotaur in hard cover and online. Publisher’s Weekly said: “Agatha Christie fans will revel in Robertson’s fifth novel featuring London solicitor Nigel Heath (after 2014’s Moriarty Returns a Letter). . . . This is Robertson’s best work yet, a classic fair play whodunit leavened with humor.”



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