Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 02 Jan 19

The Crime Club

by White

Already reluctantly faced with inheriting a vast fortune, Sir Paul Westerham finds his life complicated further when he surprises a ruffian in the act of rummaging through his kit-bag. By a strange coincidence, the very same scoundrel also happens to be blackmailing the woman whose portrait Westerham has become enamoured of! Will the multi-millionaire manage to frustrate Captain Melun and the Crime Club’s evil designs to save the fair lady from ignominious ruin?



McAllister Justice Series Box Set Volume One (The McAllister Justice Series)

by Reily Garrett

Elite hacker vs sociopathic killer. Only one will survive.

White-hat hackers, alpha police detectives, and brilliant sociopathic stalkers come together for three page-turning, scorching rides. An irresistible three-book box set.

Enter the world of the McAllister brothers, where police procedures take unexpected turns involving a keyboard prodigy, murders and cyber stalkers, along with cunning sociopaths. These dark and edgy mystery thrillers will keep you involved and guessing until the very end. Two full-length novels and one short novel, each a standalone, in one set.

Tender Echoes

Theft of spirit is no one’s birthright.

A quirk of her X chromosome furnished Alexis with an edge few others enjoyed. After fate plunged her into orphan status and an intolerable foster home forced her to the streets, a group of prostitutes sheltered her from their vicious pimp. Seeing something special within, they nurtured and shielded her from their harsh reality until she could forge her own path in life.

Destiny frequently takes us back to our roots. Lexi’s return journey begins when a serial killer attacks one of her adopted sisters. Relying on courage and wit, she must stay a step ahead and secure evidence to free her family from a psychopathic murderer.

Digital Velocity

The deadliest weapons are the ones we never see.

Keyboard prodigy, Lexi Donovan has risen from teenage orphan of the streets to complete independence with little help along the way. When a friend is threatened, Lexi’s anonymous message sends police into a firefight, leading to a wounded cop.

Detective Ethan McAllister’s well-ordered life turned upside down the day an obscure text message led to a sexual predator’s identity. Since then, Callouston PD’s finest can’t trace the elusive hacker. The latest tip leads him to a brutal mutilation and a riddle indicating the identity of the next murder victim.
p>The dark net houses a playground for the morally depleted and criminally insane. When Lexi discovers the killer’s digital betting arena, she finds herself centered in a cyber stalker’s crosshairs bearing equal talent.

Street life strengthened Lexi while toughening her protective shell, but nothing could shield her from the shrewd detective forging a path to her heart.

Bound By Shadows

The architect of fear employs many forms.Kidnapping and murder never crossed Kaylee’s mind when seeking a fresh start in Portland, a new beginning to shed the remnants of tragedy dogging her steps. After escaping from an underground cage, she fights to stay one step ahead of the killer bent on silencing his only witness. Kaylee.

Two months after dodging a serial killer’s best efforts, Caden McAllister flounders within a social sink hole, unable to move forward, too stubborn to step back. Guarded and wary, the private investigator’s stagnant lifestyle detonates into chaos when a battered and bloody young waif stumbles into his care.

Framed for a murdering a past lover, Caden must clear his name and overcome his charge’s doubts while keeping her out of the sex-slave trade. When betrayal ends with Kaylee’s re-capture, Caden must conquer his past and risk all or lose the one he loves.

Murder, mystery, underground tunnels, and romance are intertwined in this standalone romantic thriller, the second installment of the McAllister Justice Series.



Smoke and Fire: A MFM Firefighter Romance (Surrender to Them Book 1)

by Kelli Callahan

We saved her.
Now she belongs to us.
And we’ll do anything to keep her.

It started with a huge mistake.
Just when I thought I was going to die, they pulled me from the flames.
But they don’t want to let me go.

What will they do when the embers reveal my darkest secrets, my hidden desires, and the past I tried so desperately to escape?



The Case of the Banishing Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery (Hillcrest Witch Cozy Mystery Book 2)

by Amorette Anderson

If you could banish something in your life, what would it be?

When a local innkeeper calls Penny in to investigate a bloody paw print, Penny suspects that foul play is afoot. With the help of her telepathic cat, PI Penny takes on the case.

One clue leads to another, and soon Penny suspects that magic beings could be causing the trouble! Who else would she call on for help but her smokin’ hot neighbor, Dr. Max Shire — who has a PhD in all things magical and happens to be a vampire?

At the same time, Penny and her coven of witchy sisters are learning the Banishing Spell. The problem is, it’s not really going well! In fact, it’s going terribly. Each attempt leads to worse results — until the sisters are tempted to give up altogether!

Can Penny banish trouble from her little mountain town?



The Case of the Power Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery (Hillcrest Witch Cozy Mystery Book 1)

by Amorette Anderson

What’s your biggest fear? For amateur witch Penny Banks, it’s failure.

Business is slow for Penny, the only PI in a small box-canyon town nestled in the mountains of Colorado. When the town mayor offers Penny a case, she can’t turn it down.

While Penny struggles to unravel the case, she also has to figure out if she’s really capable of working magic. An ancient book told Penny that it was her destiny to become a witch, but if that’s true wouldn’t she be better at it?

It’s a good thing Penny’s knitting circle is willing to lend a hand!

A hunky vampire, a blue-haired rival witch, and a high-maintenance Chihuahua named Blueberry Muffin help (and hinder!) Penny along the way.



A Ghostly Shade of Pale (The Michael Parker Series Book 3): Under Contract with X-G Productions

by Merle Temple

The divergent elements of a Southern Gothic nightmare converge and occupy the same stage in A Ghostly Shade of Pale where all the history files on a bygone era are ripped open and rewritten. The violent and dark conflicts of a Mississippi in transition in the 1970s unfold as the players find themselves trapped in games of murder, betrayal, the macabre, and the supernatural.
Michael Parker comes of age as the tranquility of the old South is shattered by the Vietnam War, civil unrest, assassinations, political corruption, and a wave of drug abuse that brings the first war on drugs to his front door. A chain of events leads him to become an unlikely player in a game of international intrigue and a clandestine struggle for the soul of America. He leaves Ole Miss to enter a world he does not understand as an agent for the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics where he encounters Fredrick Hammel, a ghostly pale sadist and Satanist who suffers from albinism and psychosis. With eyes so red they appear to bleed, Hammel becomes Michael’s obsession and tormentor as he quotes the Satanic Bible and leaves a trail of bodies across the South.

Mississippi’s crop duster airfields become launching pads for smugglers hired by rogue elements of intelligence agencies to smuggle guns into Central America and to return with drugs to finance black operations, shaping what they call the “Real America.” They employ Fredrick to manipulate protests against the war and as a contract assassin. They realize too late that his loyalties are not to them or to the communists he also manipulates as a double agent but to the voices in his head that speak to him incessantly.

An uneasy and complex alliance between these shadowy figures, organized crime bosses and corrupt politicians form a matrix where Fredrick indulges his madness, slimy Mississippi politicians nurture their deviancy, and snipers ambush Michael and his agents on frozen fields of regret. A deadly game of cat and mouse threatens the life of the woman Michael loves, loses, and finds again as she washes down black beauties with champagne in the seamy Memphis nightclubs of the Dixie Mafia.

Parker, a modern paladin in search of just causes and dragons to slay, is a cop-philosopher commenting on the world in which he travels as he awakens at the age of twenty-six to find that the whole of his lifeâ??his notion of right and wrong and of good and evilâ??was all a lie.

The plan to alter America filters down to and corrupts the system at all levels and claims the lives of those who could never know or imagine the origin of their demise. It all comes unraveled in the madness of Fredrick and the conflicted state police agent who unwittingly becomes the fly in the ointment to machinations he cannot begin to grasp until he is forced to fight for his life and the lives of those he loves against enemies seen and unseen.



Belinda (Spanish Edition)

by Miguel Ángel Itriago Machado

Un asustado y recién electo presidente de transición, regresa a su país después de un breve viaje oficial a Nueva York.
Sus temores son fundados: sus asesores le han advertido sobre el riesgo de un inminente atentado terrorista en el aeropuerto; pero el mandatario decide correr el riesgo, pues ha sido criticado de indeciso y cobarde por sus opositores y teme que cambiar el destino del avión presidencial, podría aumentar esa fama.
En la aeronave viajan, además de la tripulación y de otras personas, el presidente Méndez, su jefe de seguridad, el jefe de la casa militar y sus respectivas esposas�
Otra de las pasajeras es una bellísima y sensual mujer, que despierta los deseos de los hombres y el odio de las damas.
El detective Pablo Morles, quien siempre se ha mantenido al margen de la política, se ve involucrado en la investigación sobre el cruento atentado y maneja el caso con su típico desenfado e irreverencia.



Dinner for One: Killers in the Dark

by Michael Koglin

Lovesick butler James and ice-cold Miss Sophie have a way to get rid of people who get in their path. Scotland Yard offers his best man in the person of chief inspector DeCraven. But he is in great danger.

The chairs at Miss Sophie’s dinner table are empty. But how did this deplorable lack of birthday guests come about? A dark secret is hidden behind the absence of the gentlemen Sir Toby, Admiral von Schneider, Mr. Pommeroy and Mr. Winterbottom, an absence that is by no means voluntary. When a butler’s love inflames and his mistress cultivates her whims and desires, then anything can happen.
Finally, the truth about Dinner for One is being told.
And, of course, a tiger also has his fingers… pardon, his paws in every pie.
Also available: DINNER FOR ONE ON THE TITANIC.



Apparition Lake

by Daniel D. Lamoreux

Something is terribly wrong in the nation’s oldest national park.

After gruesome deaths occur in Yellowstone, everyone believes that a monstrous grizzly bear is on a rampage. Scientific evidence suggests another terrifying conclusion.

For Chief Ranger Glenn Merrill, putting an end to the mysterious deaths is more than just his job; it is a mission that will take him to the brink of death and shatter the foundation of his beliefs.

Apparition Lake plunges Glenn, his full-blooded Shoshone friend Johnny Two Ravens, and Jennifer Davies, an aggressive young biologist, into a world of Indian mysticism where mankind and nature struggle for control of Mother Earth.

A riveting paranormal thriller, Apparition Lake races through its supernatural tale of an environment that has “had enough” and the Native American spirit it uses to mete out its revenge.

Over 300 five-star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Amazon Bestseller in Paranormal Suspense and Native American Literature.

Praise from readers:

â??â??â??â??â?? – “Fascinating… realistic… compelling.”

â??â??â??â??â?? – “Exciting and thought-provoking… highly recommended.”

â??â??â??â??â?? – “Loved this book, and the respect given to the Native American culture.”

â??â??â??â??â?? – “I especially enjoyed the Native American characters and the descriptions of Shoshone beliefs and customs.”

â??â??â??â??â?? – The authors have a great grasp on the culture, atmosphere, and mystery of Yellowstone National Park and knowledge of Native American folklore.”



The Jack Reacher Experiment Books 1-7 (A Reacher Universe Collection)

by Jude Hardin

Set in the Reacher Universe by permission of Lee Child

Meet Jack Reacher’s genetic duplicate. And the assassins determined to track him down…

Rock Wahlman: Forty-one years old, United States Navy Master at Arms, E-8, retired.

Grew up in an orphanage, recently discovered that he is the product of a human cloning experiment, an exact genetic duplicate of a former army officer named Jack Reacher.

Now someone wants all evidence of the experiment to be erased, which means that someone wants Wahlman to be erased.

He’s on the run, desperate to survive, desperate to learn the truth about why all this is happeningâ?¦

An edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that unfolds in a manner similar to a serialized television drama.

This discounted collection includes:
Dead Ringer
Moving Target
No Escape
Kill Shot
357 Sunset
Redline
End Game

This compilation is 150,000 words, approximately 700 pages.

Note: While the name Jack Reacher and some of the supporting characters and story situations are used with author Lee Child’s permission, the Jack Reacher character remains offstage in The Jack Reacher Experiment thrillers.

Also by Jude Hardin

The Nicholas Colt series:
AMERICAN P.I.
LADY 52
POCKET-47
CROSSCUT
SNUFF TAG 9
RATTLED (Short story)
KEY DEATH
BLOOD TATTOO
SYCAMORE BLUFF
THE JACK REACHER FILES: FUGITIVE
THE JACK REACHER FILES: VELOCITY (Short story)
THE BLOOD NOTEBOOKS

Note: Although published at a later date, the events in AMERICAN P.I. and LADY 52 precede those in Jude Hardin’s debut thriller POCKET-47. All of the books listed work as stand-alone thrillers, depending on reader preference. Nicholas Colt also appears in several short stories, including the one titled RATTLED and the one titled RACKED.

The Jack Reacher Files standalone titles:
CHOKE
HOSTAGE
THE GIRL FROM THE WRONG SIDE OF CORDIAL

Other standalone titles:
FUSED
A THIN RIBBON OF SMOKE

Praise for Jude Hardin’s Thrillers:

POCKET-47 sucked me in and held me enthralled. Author Jude Hardin keeps the pace frantic, the thrills non-stop, but best of all is his hero, the wonderfully ironic Nicholas Colt. This is a character I’m eager to follow through many adventures to come.
â??Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of DIE AGAIN: A RIZZOLI & ISLES NOVEL

The best PI debut I’ve read in years, fit to share shelf space with the best of Ross Macdonald, Sue Grafton, and Robert B. Parker. POCKET-47 is so hot you may burn your hands reading. Highly recommended.
â??J.A. Konrath, author of the Jack Daniels mysteries

Hardin gets everything right in his powerhouse thriller debut, which introduces rock star-turned-PI Nicholas Colt.
â??Publishers Weekly on POCKET-47

KEY DEATH is an exhilarating thriller that punches way above its weight. It hits you hard and fast with crackling suspense, hair-raising twists and stunning revelations. Word of advice: don’t start on this one unless you’re prepared to stay up all night.
â??John Ling, author of THE BLASPHEMER

Colt is a physical, no-holds-barred PI, reminiscent of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser and Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, and his debut is action-packed. With a hefty toll of dead bodies, some described in cringe-inducing detail, this is crime fiction at its rawest. Hard-boiled connoisseurs should make Colt’s acquaintance now.
â??Booklist on POCKET-47

With CROSSCUT, Jude Hardin takes the PI novel and psychological suspense to a new, unrestrained level. Fast, fierce, and relentless.
â??David Morrell, New York Times bestselling creator of Rambo



The Phoenix Project

by D.M. Cain

In a world that has descended into chaos, Raven Kennedy becomes a part of the Phoenix Project.

Across the country, prison inmates fight to the death while the nation cheers them on. While struggling with his past, Raven has to battle the prison’s most ruthless killing machines.

With the real war raging inside of him, Raven fights for a chance of redemption. But can he survive long enough to unravel the anger and regret that shackle him – and find the forgiveness he seeks?

KINDLE BOOK REVIEW – WINNER, BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

Praise from readers and critics:

â??â??â??â??â?? – “The Phoenix Project was extremely hard to put down and even harder to forget once it was over. Highly recommended.” – Thomas Whaley, author of ‘Leaving Montana’

â??â??â??â??â?? – “D.M. Cain has written a deep, sensitive novel with focuses on life, death, and religion.” – Kenneth J Kerr, author of ‘Life as a Double Agent’ and ‘The First Madam President’



Mrs. Pickles’ Perilous Parting (A Mystery Theater Presents Cozy Mystery)

by KP Stafford

Show biz can be murder.

At least for theater owner Jessica James and her crew in the small town of Peculiar. Things get shaky when they’re thrown into the crazy world of murder investigation.

This new cozy mystery series is a step back in time for those that love old fashioned ghosts who like to stir up mayhem, amateur sleuths, and a few animals keep things lively and interesting.

Jessica needs to pull off the biggest production of her life to save her small community theater. Murder in the theater threatens to bring her efforts to a screeching halt as she scrambles to figure out who the killer is and who can fill the lead role before opening night. If she can’t pull this off and the show is a flop, she will lose everything she’s been working so hard to hold onto.

The resident ghost, Farley, keeps things stirred up with his antics and sarcastic remarks about everything, which leads to more trouble. Every time she turns around, the new deputy overhears her talking to thin air. How can she convince him that ghosts are real and she’s not some crazy lady who talks to herself?



Living Proof: A Gripping Action Thriller

by Peter J. Thompson

Wrongfully convicted death row inmate Ramon Willis is about to dieâ??Again.

In a top-secret complex surrounded by miles of Texas scrub land, the United States military is working on a new form of germ warfare. The subjects, like Ramon, are taken from homeless shelters and prisons, and serve their country as unwilling lab rats.

Ramon didn’t commit the murder that put him on death row. But he’s guilty of something worseâ??surviving the virus and escaping his captors. Ramon escapes, and begins a life on the run, a dead man hunted by would-be executioners determined to silence him. 

There’s only one person he can turn toâ??Lena Dryer, the reporter who covered his case and watched him die. Together, they must uncover the dark truth about the facility and its deadly secret.

A secret that could alter the course of human history.

A secret they may be too late to stop.

Government secrets. Biological weapons. Human subjects.

With the dark imaginings of Stephen King and the breakneck pacing of Robert Ludlum, fans of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci and Lee Childs will love this explosive new thriller.

Pick up this page turner today!



The Riddle of the Purple Emperor

by Mary Hanshew

As excitingly improbable a detective story as ever baffled and allured the breathless reader, The Riddle of the Purple Emperor has all the thrills of adventure and murder and hate and love embroidered on the groundwork of a plot as precisely worked out as a problem in mathematics.



The Arena: The Long View (The Arena Series Book 2)

by James Robert Scott

This highly anticipated sequel to The Arena: The Awakening, will take the reader on a tale of intrigue, revenge and excitement throughout the UK, Europe and various parts of the US as Laura, with the help of some trusted friends, catches up with those that thought they were safe.

Hank and his wife Laura, both worked for the National Security Agency, but after her death, Hank transferred to the FBI in an attempt to escape her memory. Being called in to investigate a number of cold cases involving shootings which took place in New York, Boston and New Jersey, Hank discovers that his wife is still alive, and was in fact, a professional Assassin.
Laura had been â??rescued’ by a sinister, covert organisation, based at the mysterious â??Arena’. In everyday life, she was a severely disabled, wheelchair bound, woman, who couldn’t even speak, or communicate with her carer. But every so often she was taken to The Arena and injected with a serum. This serum gave her back all her physical and mental faculties and allowed her to be completely under the control of the organisation. She would be instructed to carry out assassinations, of which she had no memory of. After 72 hours, she would then return to The Arena, the effects of the serum would wear off and she would go into the vegetative state again until needed in the future.

After a while she began to remember everything and her vegetative state disappeared. She continued to pretend that she was still disabled until the opportunity to escape the organisation arose. Once this took place, she began to use her highly-trained skills to track down and deal with the people responsible with catastrophic consequences.

Read on to find out where her mission takes her next…



The Mikado Jewel

by Fergus Hume

A widow has been murdered in the home of a relative on a foggy night in London town when all residents were off on to the theatre, and one to run an errand involving the title bauble. Who done it? Old dark house mystery full of period cliches is pulp fun for the new year. 



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