Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 20 Dec 18

Desperate Days: The Judge

by Matt Press

Where Sci-Fi Meets Private Eye.
Monday, May 28th, 1934.
â?©My name is Henry Hollis and my life took a turn recently that I didn’t see coming. The easy way to say it is that I got a job offer, but that doesn’t do justice to the situation. Maybe they should have told me the job would get me tangled up with mobsters and space aliens. Maybe it wouldn’t have mattered. Times being what they are, I took the job, and every day since has been just this side of madness.
I’ve met powerful men. I’ve been on the receiving end of death threats and bribe offers, and just yesterday, a .38 caliber slug to the leg. I’ve conversed with a 400-year-old child, beaten a perfectly decent man into unconsciousness at his request and been mistaken for a vengeful angel from beyond the veil. It’s been quite a carnival ride, and I don’t expect things to slow down any time soon.
After some reflection on the situation, I’ve decided to keep a journal of my experiences on this runaway train I’m riding. Maybe this will all be nothing but a waste of good paper, but I’m following what you might call an educated hunch. I hope you’ll forgive the coffee stains.



Her Deadly Reunion (Jill Shepherd Suspense Book 2)

by Beth Ann Ziarnik

Desperate to meet the father she’s never known, Jill Shepherd accepts an invitation to spend the holidays at his home, Gates Mansion. Upon Jill’s arrival, she’s met with hostility from the other family members and finds her father, John Taylor, gravely ill.

Alice, John’s private nurse, secretly shares her suspicions that someone is trying to kill Jill’s father. Jill believes Alice is the only one who can be trusted and attempts to find out who in the home is capable of murder.

When her father’s condition worsens, Jill is accused of poisoning him and ordered to leave the house. Jill suddenly finds herselfâ??along with her boyfriend Clay Merrickâ??embroiled in a race to outwit a mysterious killer and unmask a bitter plot that has been years in the making. With the life of her father hanging in the balance, can Jill prove her innocence and stop the killer before it’s too late?

Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations or strong language. May also contain content of an inspirational nature. Amazon customers who purchase the print version have the option to purchase the Kindle eBook at no charge.



TALENTS (Emma Kane / Jacob Thorne Book 3)

by Todd Travis

In 1989, a school bus filled with young children disappears. It drove into a tunnel, a tunnel with no exits, and did not drive out. Witnesses saw the bus go in. No one saw it come out. It vanished into thin air as a community panics. Everyone panics. â?©

Everyone except for a twenty-four year old college dropout named Jacob Thorne.

â?©In 2004, three people are brutally murdered in Roanoke, Virginia, two of them in a sealed panic room, a room locked from the inside. â?©The only trace evidence is a single hair from the suspect. A suspect that has been dead for three months, killed by the same people who were just murdered in the panic room. â?©After another man is murdered in a hospital, a crime caught on tape, nearly everyone is convinced a ghost has come back from the grave to avenge a murder. â?©

Everyone, that is, except for a young DC homicide detective suffering from PTSD named Emma Kane.

â?©To be a profiler, it takes more than just research and hard work. It takes more than simply brains.
â?©It takesâ?¦ TALENT.
And you need to have it from the very beginning.
TALENTS – An Emma Kane / Jacob Thorne thriller. An origin story of two very unique people.



Avid Reader

by Darrell King

A down-on-his-luck book salesman, specializing in all things street fiction, Rodney Gilcrest finds out the hard way that his volatile, overbearing personality traits have ultimately led to a messy divorce and the termination of his long-term librarian career. Thus begins his creepy, unhealthy obsession for one O’Kevia Smith better known as Onyx, the wildly popular bestselling urban fiction novelist. Once Rodney establishes an unlikely platonic friendship with Onyx, a nightmarish series of events unfolds, leading to kidnapping and murder as the deranged, street hustler’s psychotic fixation for the sexy, young author snowballs.



Covenant: A Thriller

by Brandon Massey

From the award-winning author of Dark Corner and The Other Brother comes an unforgettable thriller of family secrets, toxic faith, and high-tech suspense.

On a golden summer morning, fifteen-year-old Anthony Thorne is on a fishing boat with his father, rods cast into the lake, when the crack of a rifle shatters the silence. His father slumps forward, blood leaking from his chest. Horrified, Anthony spins in the direction of the gunfire, and sees a shadowy figure race away from the shore and vanish in the cover of the trees–a vision that will haunt him for years to come . . .

Anthony pulls his dad into his arms, but he is beyond help. He dies in Anthony’s embrace, Anthony’s scream of anguish echoing across the still waters.

Fifteen years later, a happily married Marine veteran and author of a bestselling series of crime novels, Anthony has achieved a measure of success. But the past still haunts him-â??in spite of his eyewitness testimony, his father’s murder was declared a hunting accident, and no one was ever brought to justice.

On the anniversary of his father’s death, a mysterious message arrives from an unknown sender that promises to lead Anthony to the truth. But is Anthony’s helper the angel he’d been waiting for–or a devil in disguise?

Determined to find answers, Anthony and his wife soon find themselves hunted by a team of assassins dispatched by a powerful organization with frightening technological resources. The killers pursuing them are as fanatical in their beliefs as they are well-equipped-â??loyal followers of a charismatic leader who might be the most dangerous man in America . . .

Lightning-paced and gripping from the first sentence to the explosive finale, Covenant marks Brandon Massey’s entry into the arena of high-stakes action thrillers–a story exploring today’s issues that will resonate with readers long after they’ve turned the last page.

PRAISE FOR BRANDON MASSEY’S THRILLERS:

“I’ve been waiting a long time for a writer like Brandon Massey.”
— Tananarive Due, award-winning author of My Soul to Keep

“An intense thriller . . . a wild ride!”
-Kevin O’Brien, New York Times bestselling author

“A razor-sharp thriller guaranteed to keep you turning pages well into the night. Start this one on your day offâ??-you won’t be able to put it down.”
â??Douglas Clegg, bestselling author of The Queen of Wolves and The Hour Before Dark

“The talented Mr. Massey has the rare knack of grabbing the reader early and not letting go. Massey knows how to ratchet up the suspense.”
â??John Lutz, New York Times bestselling author

“A taut, involving, and utterly convincing thrill ride.”
â??Gregg Olsen, New York Times bestselling author



A Dry White Affair

by Oliver T. Spedding

Renata Salazar, the wife of Juan Salazar, a successful wine farmer near Concepcion, Chile, and the manager of the vineyard, Jorge Martinez, are lovers. They murder Juan and make it appear to be suicide, and agree to share Renata’s inheritance as she believes that she’s the sole beneficiary in Juan’s will. But Juan leaves his estate to Renata and his son Pedro in equal shares.
Pedro doesn’t believe that his father committed suicide and hires a woman private detective Sayen Cayancura, to investigate his father’s death. Before becoming a detective Sayen had worked with her father on their vineyard until it was confiscated by the Augusto Pinochet military regime.
Renata wants to sell her share of the vineyard and Pedro wants to continue running the enterprise. Pedro mentions this to Sayen when he hires her and, without consulting Pedro, she approaches Renata and offers to buy her share of the vineyard. On hearing this and believing that Sayen had breached their confidentiality, Pedro cancels his contract with Sayen.
Pedro obtains finance from an American financier Luke Gleeson and buys his mother’s share of the vineyard. Renata moves to Santiago and when Jorge Martinez resigns and leaves the vineyard to join Renata, Pedro in unable to find a suitable replacement other than Sayen, whom he refuses to employ.
In an attempt to drive the vineyard into bankruptcy so that he can repossess it and sell it at a profit, Luke Gleeson hires two men to sabotage the wine production process.
Even though Pedro has cancelled his contract with Sayen, she decides to continue with her investigation into his father’s death.
But can the inexperienced Pedro successfully run a large vineyard and deal with the two thugs bent on destroying him? Only Sayen can help him but he refuses to hire her.
And can Sayen establish the truth about the death of Pedro’s father when the police are satisfied that Juan committed suicide?



Money & Murder: A Novelette (A Matt Kile Mystery Book 3)

by David Bishop

P.Q. Winston Rutledge is the richest man in Copper City, Arizona, and he believes someone will soon try to kill him. The story quickly deteriorates into murder, and the ambitions of relatives in pursuit of his fortune. PQ’s family is a collection of oddballs with a common bloodline. Fascinating people you’d love to have at your next dinner party, but each comes with their own set of secrets and entanglements. PQ is survived by a widow, the same age as his daughter, and two sons, one of whomâ??well, you’ll have to read the story. You won’t be sorry you did.



Best Eaten Cold: The stunning psychological thriller you won’t be able to put down.

by Tony Salter

***** “Fast-paced, terrifyingly believable, chilling at times… the kind of book that’s hard to put down

***** “I admire any author who can hold my attention so thrillingly from beginning to end

***** “Everyone should read this book â?¦”

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Fabiola has it all

She lives an idyllic life in Oxford – beautiful house, adoring husband, happy healthy baby.

But she has a past

Fabiola thinks she’s moved on. However, in a world of smartphones and social media, it’s not so easy to wipe the slate clean.

And her past won’t leave her alone

As the line blurs between what is true and what is imagined, Fabiola comes face-to-face with her worst fears.

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Genuinely LOVED this book! Bought for a holiday read and couldn’t put it down.

Outstanding thriller, Salter’s characters got right under my skin, and he brings to life a side of the digital world that could really threaten any of us. A must read. Up there with Joseph Finder and Harlen Coben.

Much superior to Girl on the Train.”

I loved the way it took you to a place that was so dark you didn’t think it could get any worseâ?¦and then off it goes again while circling back roundâ?¦can’t say anymore without giving it all away so just get it and enjoy it. Brilliant. Would be an amazing film!

Thrilling. I haven’t read anything recently that was really nail biting like this. It was exciting, current, twisted, but not in an offensive way. Excellent read.

Well written; full of twists and intrigue. Makes you realize just how easy it would be for someone to cyberstalk you!

Loved the Twists and Turns. A real page turner and somewhat frightening in its take on technology. I couldn’t put this one down. What a great read.

Cyber crime to the terrifying extreme!

Absolutely amazing, fast paced action. I’ve read a lot of psychological thrillers, but never one exactly like this.



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