Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 27 Dec 18

Horror House of China: The deadliest serial killer in China A novel based on a true story

by Tang Hollingworth

Yanli had held a dark secret. She knew, as a criminal psychologist, for her own sanity she needed to confront it, and to find out what really had happened in her hometown 32 years ago.

In the years of early 1980’s, a time of hope and promises, confusion and despair, somewhere in the back country of the central-northwest corner of the Middle Kingdom, people went missing. They simply disappeared without trace.

37 missing person cases were reported to the local authority, with more unreported. Two families, fed up with the police inaction, decided to take matter into their own hands. They were determined to find their missing brothers, on a separate mission. Their joint effort eventually prompted a reluctant move by the police.

What they found out shocked the community and the government, of all levels, to its very core.

Icefall: A Dane Maddock Adventure (Dane Maddock Adventures Book 4)

by David Wood

When the bones of the Magi are stolen from their resting place in a German cathedral, a dying priest’s whispered clue catapults Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake into the midst of a deadly race to solve a centuries-old conspiracy. Danger lurks at every turn and no one knows where the clues will lead… or what they will uncover. From ancient cathedrals, to hidden temples, to icy mountain peaks, Maddock and Bones must outrun and outwit their enemies in the pulse-pounding adventure- Icefall. Fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, and James Rollins will love this thrilling novella!

Praise for David Wood

“If you’re after a fast-paced read, David Wood’s wise-cracking heroes Maddock and Bones will take you on a winter romp through snow-covered cathedrals, ice caves, pagan temples and Christian myth in search of the skulls of the Magi. This novella packs in the fist fights, cipher cracking and ancient secrets that all action adventure lovers will enjoy.” J.F. Penn, author of Pentecost and Prophecy

“Dane and Bones…. Together they’re unstoppable. Rip roaring action from start to finish. Wit and humor throughout. Just one question – how soon until the next one? Because I can’t wait.” Graham Brown, author of Shadows of the Midnight Sun

“What an adventure! A great read that provides lots of action, and thoughtful insight as well, into strange realms that are sometimes best left unexplored.” Paul Kemprecos, author of Cool Blue Tomb and the NUMA Files

“A page-turning yarn blending high action, Biblical speculation, ancient secrets, and nasty creatures. Indiana Jones better watch his back!” Jeremy Robinson, author of SecondWorld

“With the thoroughly enjoyable way Mr. Wood has mixed speculative history with our modern day pursuit of truth, he has created a story that thrills and makes one think beyond the boundaries of mere fiction and enter the world of ‘why not’?” David Lynn Golemon, Author of Ancients, Event, Legend, and Leviathan

“A twisty tale of adventure and intrigue that never lets up and never lets go!” Robert Masello, author of Bestiary and Blood and Ice

“Let there be no confusion: David Wood is the next Clive Cussler. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to stop until the last mystery plays out in the final line.” Edward G. Talbot, author of 2012: The Fifth World

“I like my thrillers with lots of explosions, global locations and a mystery where I learn something new. Wood delivers! Recommended as a fast paced, kick ass read.” J.F. Penn, author of Desecration

“Dourado is a brisk read, reminiscent of early Cussler adventures, and perfect for an afternoon at the beach or a cross-country flight. You’ll definitely want more of Maddock.” Sean Ellis- Author of Into the Black

Death Comes Gift Wrapped

by Pat Herbert

It is winter in the Cotswolds and a suspicious death has occurred. Psychic medium â??Madame Zelda’ is found dead on Christmas morning, an open box of chocolates by her side. DCI Hayley Pascal and her new oppo, DS Artie Frobisher, have little to occupy themselves over the dead time that is Christmas at Oxford Police Station, until the chocolates are found to contain a poisonous substance. Cold cases can wait. They now have a new case to solve: one of MURDER.

There are no shortage of suspects: the victim’s feckless husband Charlie, her simple-minded son Luke and Grant Vaughan, the man she has cut out of his mother’s will. Added to these complications, Hayley Pascal is missing her daughter, who lives with her ex-husband in Paris and who has promised to visit her at New Year, but doesn’t. Here is a straightforward murder mystery in the tradition of Agatha Christie, but it is also a story of ordinary people driven to drastic measures through loneliness, misery and the need for revenge.

LONG SHOT (A Detective Joe Stone Novel Book 2)

by Jack Steele

Detective Joe Stone and his team investigate a major terrorist attack on one of London’s most iconic buildings. They soon draw up a list of suspects who are highly respected members of the community and government. When most of his team is attacked, it soon develops into a war of nerves and a race against time before a deadly weapon is unleashed with horrific consequences.

Jeri Howard Anthology: Books 1-9 (The Jeri Howard Series)

by Janet Dawson

Bag the ENTIRE AWARD-WINNING Jeri Howard murder mystery series for barely a buck a book!

Fans of hard-boiled women sleuths and detective novels with a twist will love P.I. Jeri Howard. If you like Sue Grafton, Marcia Muller, T.R. Ragan, Laura Lippman, Sara Paretsky, and Alison Gaylin, this intelligent, action-packed anthology is a mega bargain!

“Jeri combines V.I.’s social conscience with Kinsey’s badass attitude and a snappy narrative voice…”
Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post Book World

Jeri’s as savvy as Sam Spade, with something of Spade’s seen-it-all outlook. She handles the daily bread and butter without breaking a sweat, and she’s got the street smarts to handle the bad guys, always managing somehow to land a well-deserved punch. What she doesn’t know, her chic lawyer pal, Cassie, can supply; and her cop ex-husband’s on hand to make trouble.

“Dawson keeps suspense and interest at high pitch.” –Publishers Weekly

A puzzling missing persons case–a wife who disappears with the grocery money–keeps winding backward, revealing brand new secrets as fast as ancient skeletons can fall out of closets.

The grisly murder of a sedate, widowed history professor, is written off as a random street crime until a woman turns up at his university, claiming to be his widow and demanding access to his “papers.”

Out of loyalty to a former client, Jeri takes on a nasty divorce case. The soon-to-be ex-husband winds up with a bullet in his back, and the prime suspect is Jeri’s client.

Jeri is looking to catch a respite from the PI life to relax and visit family in lovely Monterey on the California coast. Now, what’s the worst thing that could happen on a PI’s vacation? A dead body on the beach, most likely.

Is a Jane Doe uncovered at a construction site the body of her client’s long-lost daughter Maureen? If so, what’s become of Maureen’s two-year-old daughter?

A UC Berkeley undergrad fears the worst when her shared house receives multiple threats from an unknown antagonizer.

A seventeen-year-old Jeri tracked down when she swiped her mother’s credit card and took off for Paris is now a “person of interest” in a murder case–and, once again, in the wind.

Jeri’s newest client was about to blow the whistle on a large food manufacturer just before he took a header out his fifth-floor apartment window–but he hadn’t yet told her what it was about. Next step: Undercover in the corporate office.

Set in the fascinating and forbidden racetrack backside. Dawson’s complex plot is a pleasure–one dead jockey, then two dead jockeys, three exotic poisons, and several possible payoffs.

Earl Grey Investigates

by Matthew Reeve

Earl Grey: retried detective of Woodsville. This British blue cat just wants the easy life. But one case after another keeps drawing him back. Follow Earl Grey through five of his most recent cases, each full of intrigue, mystery and suspense.

The Storm Without: A gripping and twisty, suspense thriller you’ll find impossible to put down. (Doug Michie Book 1)

by Tony Black

Still recovering from the harrowing case that ended his police career, Doug Michie returns to his boyhood home of Ayr on Scotland’s wind-scarred west coast. He hopes to rebuild his shattered life, get over the recent failure of his marriage and shed his demons, but the years have changed the birthplace of the poet Robert Burns. When Doug meets his old school-day flame Lyn, however, he feels his past may offer the salvation of a future. But, Lyn’s son has been accused of murder and she begs Doug to find the truth. Soon Doug is tangled in a complicated web of corrupt politicians, frightened journalists and a police force in cahoots with criminals. Only Burns’ philosophical musings offer Doug some shelter as he wanders the streets of Auld Ayr battling The Storm Without.

The Hampstead Mystery (Thriller Novel)

by Arthur J. Rees

This eBook edition of “The Hampstead Mystery (Thriller Novel)” has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. High Court Justice Sir Horace Fewbanks is found murdered in his own home in Hampstead. A butler with a shady past is the first suspect, but there are several other characters who turn attention there way with suspicious behavior. Scotland Yard detectives are in charge of the case, but the Judge’s daughter hires a famous private investigator Crew who shows up and runs a parallel investigation.

A Non-Maternal Instinct: Mothers are made, not born. (The Dream Series Book 1)

by Mikia Burrell

Imagine leaving your only child behind to pursue a life of crime, throwing all caution and maternal responsibility to the wind. Most mothers wouldn’t dream of making such a hasty decision of abandonment, but Lovey Malone isn’t the average mother. Her lack of attachment to her daughter, as well as her disregard for anything in life that didn’t suit her wishes will create a whirlwind of sordid scenes, mounting issues and looming danger. Ultimately, Lovey will find herself face to face with the past she thought she’d cleft behind.

Valium (Killer on Call Book 4)

by Gwendolyn Druyor

Boys are dumb. 

Too bad they’re also sexy.

Tim takes a night off to make Kissy happy. Instead she drags him into a case right in the middle of his sister’s Circus school.

And with Avi and Tim still on edge about her near death, Kissy has to convince the boys the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the girl.

Tim Goodenuff kills bad guys for a living. He loves his job. But even a world-class assassin needs help sometimes. 

Hang on to your seat because the Killer on Call series does not stop. Zip through murderous adventures as Tim ropes his dream girl, Kissy, and her boyfriend, Avi, into his ne’er-go-right assignments. 

They may survive. But at what cost? 

Welcome to a series filled with danger, drama, and a really dumb assassin.

Read the books people can’t put down!

#1 Ecstasy 
#2 Gin 
#3 Morphine 
#4 Valium 
#5 Pot
# 6 Absinthe
Or get them all in the Killer on Call 6 Book Bundle!

Connect with Gwendolyn

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Author Interview

Where did you get the idea to set this at a circus school? 

Tim’s sister Julia is based on my cousin who performs Spanish Web and Static Trap. The first time I saw her do Spanish Web (That’s the one where a perfomer hangs high up on a rope that’s being spun by someone at the bottom), I was seven feet from the rope. It was aMAZING. She is amazing. 

So are we going to get to see more of Julia? 

I sure hope so.

How do you not know? 

I did tons of research for Valium and how to kill the bad guy ultimately and then I didn’t use any of it. Valium hit a few of the points I plotted out but mostly, the story told me where to go and Julia ended up by the wayside. I want to see her perform in one of the next books but of course, I’ll probably have to set the trapeze on fire, right?  

Valium is also available on audiobook, read by the author! Read with your friends! Listen while running with your sister!

The Endangered Species Chef: Cookery, Crime and Unnatural Selection

by Robert Smiles

If the fittest are to survive, then who are the fittest?

Bevan Davies is bored with his job and desperately hopes for a bit more excitement. During an interview with TV chef Miranda Horrocks he questions her about her family connections and casts doubt on her commitment to sustainability. After a reprimand by his boss and with a care factor of zero he does something rash, and things really do become more exciting, but not in a good way. Together with friends Mickey, Errol and Victoria he is tracked by shadowy figures for reasons he cannot fathom. Do Miranda and her powerful uncle, the chairman of a rich resources company, have anything to do with it? And what about North London crime boss and amateur thespian Lenny Angel, let alone Lenny’s South London rivals the Jackson two and a half?
Bevan is about to discover that making fun of someone can have serious (and sometimes hilarious) consequences.

A Life of Death: A Thrilling Supernatural Detective Series full of Suspense (A Life of Death Trilogy Book 1)

by Weston Kincade

Amazon #1 bestseller in Paranormal Psychic!

“Honestly, this book was amazing… It grabs you by the heart and won’t let you go.” ~Stormi, Boundless Book Reviews

Only one teen can speak for the deadâ?¦ but can he bring them justice?

Alex is a troubled youth who, with a single touch, has the ability to see how a murder victim died. But who will believe a troubled teen, especially when murders implicate the town’s founding family?

For a powerful supernatural trilogy fraught with adventure and emotion, delve into A Life of Death today.

Uncle Silas (Horror Classic)

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Maud Ruthyn is an heiress who lives with her somber, reclusive father Austin Ruthyn in their mansion at Knowl. Through her father and her worldly, cheerful cousin, Lady Monica Knollys, she gradually learns more regarding her uncle, Silas Ruthyn, a black sheep of the family whom she has never met. Once an infamous rake and gambler, he is now apparently a fervently reformed Christian. His reputation has been tainted by the suspicious suicide of a man to whom Silas owed an enormous gambling debt, which took place within a locked, apparently impenetrable room in Silas’s mansion at Bartram-Haugh.

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