Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 28 Nov 18

CAPRIATI’S BLOOD: An Alton Rhode Mystery (ALTON RHODE MYSTERIES Book 1)

by Lawrence De Maria

Death stalks a private investigator as he tries to save a child.
“IF YOU LIKE STRONG CHARACTERIZATIONS, GREAT DIALOGUE AND SURPRISES, PULITZER-NOMINEE LAWRENCE DE MARIA’S ALTON RHODE MYSTERIES ARE IN A CLASS BY THEMSELVES.” (John Crudele, New York Post); “A LAWRENCE DE MARIA TITLE GIVES YOU MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK THAN JUST ABOUT ANYTHING IN THE BOOK MARKETPLACE TODAY.” (Florida Weekly); “A MASTER OF THRILLER DIALOGUE.” (Washington Independent Review of Books); “WHILE DE MARIA MAY HAVE BEEN AN AWARD-WINNING FINANCIAL REPORTER, HE’S AN AWFULLY GOOD FICTION WRITER AS WELL.” (Naples Daily News)
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A beautiful woman begs a private eye to find the bank-embezzler lover who left her pregnant. She says the fugitive’s bone marrow could save her daughter. The trail has been cold for 14 years!

That’s the least of the investigator’s problems. He almost immediately becomes the target of a deranged killer. Only a mysterious guardian angel – with an automatic pistol – keeps him alive long enough to find the missing man.

Then things really get weird!

If you like a great mystery, replete with crackerjack detection, unexpected betrayals and sparkling dialogue, then CAPRIATI’S BLOOD, the first of the Alton Rhode novels, is just a click away!
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“De Maria has written a stunner of a private eye mystery, with an incredible twist at the end.” (John Crudele, NEW YORK POST)



Rebecca Schwartz Complete Set: Five Funny Cozy Mysteries (The Rebecca Schwartz Series)

by Julie Smith

FIVE IRRESISTIBLE FUNNY COZIES…AT AN UNBEATABLE PRICE!

Funny, lively lawyer Rebecca Schwartz is a perennial favorite among cozy readers who can’t get enough of smart-mouthed women sleuths. You can’t read just one, they’re like chocolates! And now, for the first time, you can get all five for a yummy bargain price – only pennies more than half price. That’s what we call a delicious Kindle deal! And by the way, they go well with chocolates.

DEATH TURNS A TRICK

A rollicking tale of murder, romance, and bordellosâ?¦

“A lively romp of a novel â?¦ Smith shows an Agatha Christie-like capacity for making much ado about clues, concocting straw hypotheses, and surprising us, in the end.” –San Francisco Chronicle

Funny and witty, with a clever, outspoken heroine.” â??Library Journal

Rebecca Schwartz, nice Jewish lawyer with a few too many fantasies, is happily playing the piano in a whorehouse when she suddenly finds herself assigned to make sure a near-naked state senator escapes a police raid. That dirty job done, a lovely evening turns even more delightful when she’s picked up by the cops and spends the next two hours at the Hall of Justice. Could this day get any worse? Of Course! Guess who arrives home to find a dead hooker on her living room floor? Fans of Janet Evanovich, Joan Hess, and Elizabeth Peters will get a kick out of this one.

THE SOURDOUGH WARS

“â?¦a brisk and breezy item, whichâ??like sourdough itselfâ??has its own distinctive and satisfying flavor.” -San Diego Union

TO YOU, IT’S JUST A FROZEN LUMP OF DOUGH; BUT TO SOME, IT’S LIFE AND DEATHâ?¦

Especially to handsome Peter Martinelli, who wants to auction off the fabled sourdough starter from his family’s famous bakery. But who’d buy a frozen hunk of flour and water? Only, it turns out, every bakery in San Francisco, a national food conglomerate, and an upstart ringer with a mysterious backer.

Someone would even kill for it. And does.

TOURIST TRAP

Fear stalks the streets! reports the San Francisco Chronicle. It also stalks these pages, and so do a lot of laughs.

You just know the Easter sunrise service is going to be a bummer when the San Francisco fog lifts to reveal a body nailed to a landmark cross. Next: mass shellfish poisoning at Pier 39. A very different kind of serial killer is operating hereâ??one who seems to have a grudge against the whole city.

And this is a very different kind of serial killer taleâ??a funny one. Well, actually, what serial killer’s funny? But lawyer sleuth Rebecca Schwartz is warm and witty, never takes herself too seriously, and on one occasion offers closing testimony with green hair.

DEAD IN THE WATER

“If you haven’t discovered Smith yet, now is the time to do so . . . Move over, Sara Paretsky.” â??KPFA-FM (Berkeley, CA)

THAR SHE FLOATS! Deader than flotsam, right in the thirty-foot kelp tower at the Monterey Aquarium.

She’s the aquarium director herself, beloved by all except Marty Whitehead, lawyer Rebecca Schwartz’s weekend hostess, now cooling her heels in the county clink. So what’s the etiquette when your hostess is arrested for murder?

In Rebecca’s case, that’s easyâ??sign on as her lawyer, try to keep Marty’s kids’ out of the deep end, and somehow avoid drowning in the sea of lies gushing from her client’s mouth. And everyone else’s.

OTHER PEOPLE’S SKELETONS

Rebecca Schwartz, thought she knew her best friend–and her boy friend. Not to mention her family. But what she’s about to learn will rock her world.

Secrets spill out of these pages like hornets out of a nest, each with its own distinct sting.<



Monte Rio

by Mark Joseph

“A mighty entertaining espionage thriller with elements that bring to mind The Magnificent Seven.” -KIRKUS REVIEWS

Every July since 1878, two thousand of America’s wealthiest men have gathered at the Bohemian Grove near bucolic Monte Rio, California, for “the greatest men’s party on earth.” Hidden in the redwoods, protected by a vast array of federal and local police, the Bohemians feel safe from any threat.

But spying on the Bohos is great sport for the Russian River Society of Pirates and Thieves, a rowdy group of Monte Rio eccentrics. The Pirates rely on high-tech electronics, vintage technology, and old-fashioned nerve â?? just for fun, because they can.

And when they are co-opted by the FBI to help improve security at the Grove, they stumble across a cell of genuine terrorists in the most unlikely of places. As the suspense builds, the Pirates’ true mettle is put to the test.



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