Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 21 Dec 18

Emancipation of a Rose

by Quentin Love

In 1992, after the death of her mother, aspiring journalist Amber Anderson discovers a mysterious box in the attic of their home. Its contents including newspaper articles pertaining to a double homicide that took place over twenty years ago in the state of Alabama.

After becoming intrigued by the story, Amber reaches out to Primrose Smith, the woman convicted of killing her husband and child, for a final interview, before she is to be executed by electric chair. With less than two weeks away from her execution date, Primrose shares her life story leading up to the events that placed her in the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women.

During their interviews, Amber gets more than she bargains for, as she not only receives an unexpected lesson in Black History, she also unearths a certain mystery of her own past.



Ready Or Not: A Twisted Psychological Thriller

by AB Plum

Family secrets resurface, threatening cyber sleuth Karen Sullivan’s carefully ordered life.

A week before Thanksgiving, Karen receives the first obscene phone call. The calls continue nightly and escalate in their graphic details about the dark, childhood secrets she has successfully repressed. Then the caller takes a new direction and brags about his plans to terrorize her ailing, eighty-seven-year-old father.

Determined to shut out the ugly past, slow her mounting fears, and protect Dad, Karen struggles to keep her life on the rails. She takes her volunteer shift at the local rape crisis center and imagines confiding the collision of past and present to her best friend. But her friend goes home ill before Karen can reveal her PTSD symptoms.

In a matter of hours, circumstances spiral out of control. A caller to the crisis center swears he’ll “hurt” the twelve-year-old girl he’s babysitting unless Karen “distracts him with phone sex.”
Is Karen paranoid or is the caller her anonymous caller? How does he know her name? How’d he discover where she’s volunteering? How does he connect Karen to Dad and to her best friend?

Events crash around her like a tsunami. She speaks with the twelve-year-old girl. Her best friend is brutally attacked. Her super home security system is breached. More twists and fast pacing ratchet up the psychological suspense.
On the edge, trusting no man, Karen must trust a rogue cop without revealing her darkest secrets. Can they stop the psycho before Karen becomes his next prey?



First Shot: A Niki Finley Novel (A Niki Finley Thriller Book 1)

by J.D. Dudycha

Meet Niki Finley.

She has no training and only a few specialized skills. But that’s before they get their hands on her.

A secret government organization known as the Zealots are on the lookout for new young talent, and they’ve taken an interest in Niki over the past year. In fact, she’s exactly what they’re looking for.

Young. Bright. Fierce. Pretty.

And unafraid to get her hands dirty.

However, her first assignment might just be her last. In over her head, chasing an impossibly charismatic and maniacal foe, Niki must stop this new rival before he kills the one man she never expected to be in charge of saving.

The President of the United States of America.



Missing (Mason Black Book 1)

by Adam Nicholls

The clock is ticking. They’re still missing.

After handing in his detective badge, Mason Black now lives a stable life as a private investigator. But when the bodies of two children are discovered with messages written in blood, the pattern of a familiar killer emerges.

Now, the Carter twins are missing, and only Mason can help. With his unique knowledge of the killer, he has an advantage over the San Francisco Police Department. While his marriage falls apart, he must choose between repairing his life or opening doors that were meant to stay closed. There’s just one problem; neither solution will restore his faith in humanity.

The Lullaby Killer is on the hunt, and Mason Black is always a step behind. As the trail reveals shocking secrets and surprising twists, you’ll be holding your breath for the entirety of this gut-wrenching detective thriller.

*Previously published as ‘Hush,’ this book has been heavily edited to bring the reader a fresh new experience.



Only The Dead (DCI Bennett Book 1)

by Malcolm Hollingdrake

Are you looking for a gripping, unique, and best-selling crime series?

Meet DCI Cyril Bennett, a man with a passion for manners and efficiency, as well as an eye for the ladies. His partner, DS David Owen, is naïve and untidy but keen. Together they make a formidable pair.

When the discovery of two infants’ bodies is made at a Teacher Training College, Bennett and Owen are given the case. Soon a number of suspects are identified.

At the same time, a killer is on the loose staging attacks using sulphur mustard.

Is there a link between the infants’ bodies and the sulphur mustard attacks? 

Do the answers lie in the past or the present?

Bennett and Owen must work together to bring to justice a killer with revenge on his mind.

What the readers say:

“Beautifully written, this debut novel is a masterclass in tension. This is a perfect thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.” Betsy Reavley, Best-Selling Author

totally riveting and… thought-provoking” Sarah Hardy, ByTheLetterBookReviews

Also available in the DCI Cyril Bennett Harrogate Crime Series:

Book 2: Hell’s Gate

Book 3: Flesh Evidence

Book 4: Game Point

Book 5: Dying Art

Book 6: Crossed Out



SISTER: An Alton Rhode Mystery (ALTON RHODE MYSTERIES Book 4)

by Lawrence De Maria

Was a nun’s murder random? Part of a serial-killing spree? Or tied to her past?
“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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Sister Veronica, now a revered educator, had quite a past. Which brings two Massachusetts cops to the office of a New York private investigator. For he is part of Ronnie Frost’s past.

Quickly cleared as a suspect, but plagued by long-suppressed memories, he dedicates himself to finding the killer. But there are no suspects, clues or obvious motive.

Then, as he travels the country, a pattern emerges.
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If you like mysteries with lots of action and a shocking ending, you will really enjoy SISTER, which also includes a touching love story. And it’s only a click away!
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“What is really almost beyond belief is how easily De Maria has transitioned from the dry world of financial reporting to the wild and lavish world of novel writing.” (COLLIER CITIZEN)



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