Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 25 Feb 19

Truth Lies Waiting (Davy Johnson Series Book 1)

by Emma Salisbury

A gritty psychological thriller perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Stuart MacBride and Denise Mina.

Imagine you’ve just witnessed a murder.
And you’re now being framed for it.
Only the person framing you is a cop…

Davy Johnson is a young man from the wrong side of the tracks with a target on his back. After a spell in prison he is trying to make a life for himself but one cop won’t leave him alone, following him around and carting him off to the station just for the fun of it. The harassment turns sinister when Davy witnesses his nemesis overstep the mark with a local junkie – and makes the mistake of telling him he’s been seen. What happens next sees Davy framed for a string of murders with no one to help him but the gang leader he turned his back on when he got out of jail – but what will he want in return?

With the help of an ex con and a local cabbie Davy goes on the run to prove his innocence but as the body count rises he discovers a connection between what’s happening now and a tragedy involving his father many years before.

Will he be able to work out the truth from the lie in time to save the killer’s next victim?

What readers say about TRUTH LIES WAITING

“Fantastic, heart racing, action packed story…”
“Pacy, gritty, thriller…”
“I would definitely recommend this book…”
“Exciting till the end…”
“Another gripping read…a real page turner.”
“Emma Salisbury knows her subject.”

The follow up book to TRUTH LIES WAITING is THE SILENCE BEFORE THE SCREAM, available now from Amazon.



Forced Entry 1: The Unraveling

by Steve M

Murder was my best option.
Would you kill to stay out of prison?

I planned for everything, everything but a homeless kid. Welcome to the worst day of my life.

What would you do?

I had seen dozens of colleagues discarded in the financial crisis as mega corp struggled to remain profitable. I would be next and I needed a Plan B. But my Plan B was on the other side of the law.

‘Grow and Go’ I called it. I was in the 19th month of my 36 month plan. I left life as a hard-working corporate project manager for a 3 year solo project. Then onto permanent vacation and the good life in the islands. After a rough start I was feeling confident.

The kid was looking for a dry place to sleep, away from the rain, the cops, and predators. Jackson, Mississippi is a tough town. Been that way as long as anyone can remember.

Some tests we’re not supposed to fail. I wasn’t ready to be tested.

Enter the paranoid world of our narrator, where good and bad aren’t clearly defined and trust is a mistake.

Get FORCED ENTRY now before the cops show up.



Simon Says: A Supernatural Suspense Urban Fantasy Demon Hunter Thriller Book 0

by Adam Dark

#1 Amazon bestselling authors Adam Dark & Matthew Thrush bring you the first twisted tale from the Oakwood Valley School for Boys where the legend of the Demon Hunter was born.

For the boys at Oakwood Valley, adoption is not an option. The last boy who tried to leave is buried behind the shed. And the one up for it next is the master’s favorite. You do not want to be his favorite.

But Bobby’s ill fate is only the beginning. There’s something worse living inside the walls at Oakwood Valley. And it’s living inside our master.

How do you kill a demon that lives inside the house?

What if you can’t get out?

What if you’re next?

Survival is more than adoption, it’s knowing whom to sacrifice to live one more day.

If you think you can sleep after reading this tale, let’s see you put that courage to the test. Grab your copy today!

Demon Hunter Book 1 â?? Simon Says

Demon Hunter Book 2 â?? Knock Knock

Demon Hunter Book 3 â?? Coming 2018

Demon Hunter Book 4 â?? Coming 2018

Demon Hunter Book 5 â?? Coming 2019



THE ELSON LEGACY: An Alton Rhode Mystery (Alton Rhode Mysteries Book 6)

by Lawrence De Maria

A twisty mystery that mixes Southern Gothic with a tale of redemption.

“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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Alton Rhode is feeling a bit lonely – and depressed. Just about everyone he knows, including his girlfriend, is out of town. Then, a beautiful woman walks into the private eye’s office.

It’s not the first time Laurene Robillard has done that. The last time, she was a young hooker — and part of a conspiracy that nearly got him killed. Now, reformed and respectable, she wants Rhode’s help.

In fact, she asks him to find out who killed her grandfather. Never one to hold a grudge, Rhode soon finds himself in a Southern town that has more secrets than pigeons on Confederate statues. But with two brutish killers straight out of “Deliverance” on his tail, he is forced to call for backup.

The new ally, making his own contributions to a rising body count, helps Rhode uncover a murderous financial conspiracy.
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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)



Off the Beadin’ Path (Glass Bead Mystery Series Book 3)

by Janice Peacock

Glass beadmaker Jax O’Connell and her friend Tessa have no idea what challenges await them when they take a glassblowing class with Marco De Luca, a famous Italian glass artistâ??and infamous lothario.

After the first night of class, Tessa sees a body through the rain-streaked window of the studio. The next morning there’s no sign of Marco, and one of the studio owners is also missing. The local sheriff isn’t taking the disappearances seriously, but Tessa knows what she saw. To complicate matters, Officer Shaw and Detective Grant are both vying for Jax’s attention as she tracks down clues in a small town that’s been keeping more than one secret.

Jax and Tessa must face their fears to find the body and uncover the killer before another life is shattered.

Off the Beadin’ Path is the third book in the Glass Bead Mystery Series.



Means (Office Roulette, Book One)

by Kennedy Layne

From USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne comes a sexy trilogy that involves greed, power, and the desire to do it all over againâ?¦

Smith Gallo has everything a man could ever want at the tip of his fingertips, except of course the woman he loves. To what lengths will he be willing to go to make his ambitions come true?

Laurel Calanthe is one successful stock pick away from making partner when she finds herself in desperate need of an alibi. There’s only one problem. The man who can save her from being arrested is her only competitor and the one who now holds her fate in his hands.

Greed is a powerful motivator in the game of making money, but desire can overcome even the strongest motive.



It Happened at Two in the Morning

by Alan Hruska

In this fast-moving, fast-talking legal thriller, brash young New York lawyer Tom Weldon happens to witness the 2 a.m. murder of a business tycoon and finds himself held captive with the murdered man’s arrogant daughter. The two escape and go on the run, trying to stay one step ahead of a hitwoman while Tom unravels the mystery behind the violence.

Alan Hruska is the author of the novels Borrowed Time, Pardon the Ravens and Wrong Man Running, the writer of several plays, and the writer and director of multiple films, most recently The Man on Her Mind. A former trial lawyer, he is a New York native and a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School.



The Formula

by Sam Artigliere

A book purported to provide evidence regarding Christ’s divinity (or lack thereof) has been lost for centuries.

The events that unfold when it is rediscovered threaten to shake the very foundations of civilization.

Allan Peterson, Chairman of Archeology at NYU, is murdered along with his colleague and intimate acquaintance, Dr. Lauren Remley. Salty Manhattan homicide detective Joe Tenacce and his partner, Jen Salito, are assigned the investigation.

Tenacce quickly realizes that, to solve the case, he will need to enlist the help of his son Danny, a theoretical physics-graduate-student-turned-religious-cryptologist whom he despises. Their quest for “the book” and its meaning takes the Tenacces and Salito on a harrowing journey over two continents, through layers of increasingly complex ciphers, all while being pursued by a clandestine cult who will stop at nothing to obtain the book for their own nefarious designs.

Can Danny and the detective duo find and decode the book? If so, what does the book say and can they keep it out of the hands of their enemy. Finally, what is the significance of the narrativeâ??woven throughout the novelâ?? that describes the tragic life of physicist Michael Richards?

These are the questions that arise as the plot winds and turns toward its surprising end.

A Dan Brown-like thriller, but with a twist!



Diamonds For Death: Sharon O’Mara Book Five (The Chronicles of Sharon O’Mara 5)

by Gregory C. Randall

Diamonds For Death is Book 5 in the ongoing action thriller adventures of Sharon O’Mara.

Most fans in North America consider the game of baseball to be an exciting and relaxing pastime, but little more than that. It’s rich men playing a children’s game – not a matter of life or death. Yet for many young players in third world countries, baseball is a a golden ticket dangling in front of them. It is their chance to escape poverty and grab a bright new future – if they are lucky and skilled enough to seize it. Toro Rodriguez, Cuban slugger and expert right fielder, is one of the fortunate ones to make it big in the American major leagues. However, the price he pays for his success is brutalâ??he had to leave is family in Cuba. Now they’ve been kidnapped and secretly held somewhere by a government agent that wants to use them to force him back to Cuba.

In this fast-paced fifth installment of the Sharon O’Mara action-adventure-thriller series, Gregory C. Randall combines the world of international baseball with political repression, diamond smuggling, and murder. O’Mara, a tough veteran of the Iraqi War and now successful fixer and facilitator, is hired to go to Cuba to retrieve Rodriquez’s family. Meanwhile, her pal Kevin Bryan, is hired to stop a diamonds for guns operation that stretches from the Caribbean to Europe and Africa. Both Sharon and Kevin will need all their skills and wits to survive their seemingly separate missions that come crashing back together in San Francisco.

A reviewer said about this about the author: “Randall exhibits all of the tools of a top-notch thriller writer. However, unlike many authors in the field he opts for more realistic action than the overblown variety. Expertly employing the techniques of backstory, character development, believable dialogue, and rising suspense, he has crafted a story that can stand toe-to-toe with some of the best examples in the genre out there.” Excerpted from a review by John E. Roper – The US Review of Books

“Diamonds For Death” is a carefully crafted mystery adventure that continues to demonstrate and document Randall as a master storyteller. Exceptionally well written, “Diamonds For Death” is a solid entertainment from beginning to end and highly recommended for mystery/suspense enthusiasts. From a review by The Midwest Book Review

Who Is Sharon O’Mara?
Red haired, athletic, bold and brash, Sharon O’Mara is the woman every girl wants to be and every man’s fantasy. Honor and loyalty are the sharp edges of her nature, yet there is a passion about her that warms even the coldest heart. Independent to a fault yet steadfast with her friends, she takes on only those jobs that can and will make a difference. She is a tough rebel with a caring soul.

After reading Diamonds For Death go for the latest book by Gregory C. Randall – Saigon Red. New characters and adventures starring Alexandra Polonia – a tough Cleveland cop. Available now



A Midsummer Night’s Murder: A Shelby Nichols Novella (Shelby Nichols Adventure Series)

by Colleen Helme

A Shelby Nichols Novella

For a mind reader like Shelby Nichols, finding a murderer should be a piece of cake. But add an overzealous prosecuting attorney with a grudge against her, and the wrong person could end up in jail. Can Shelby find the real killer before he strikes again? (From the Summer Snoops Anthology)

USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Colleen Helme offers a clever mix of mystery, laugh-out-loud humor, and page-turning adventure in the highly acclaimed Shelby Nichols Adventure Series.

*****

“Excitement, danger, romance and Ramos…what a magnificent combination!” ~Amazon Reviewer

Perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich, Camilla Monk, Julie Moffett, and JB Lynn



Write to Kill: A collection of Thrillers

by Jack Braddock

A short story collection of mysteries headlined by “Write to Kill”…Erin had a promising career in writing romance but it fizzled out as fast as it started. But then she receives a package from a fan/wannabe writer which contains a manuscript which is one of the best stories Erin has ever read. Erin then plots to lure her fan to her home, kill her and then sell the book as her own work. Will she be able to pull off the the murder and get away with everything she has planned? And does the crazed fan have an agenda of her own?



A Flight to the Afterlife (Romance Chronicles Book 4)

by Ashleigh Black

Ann has been mourning her late husband for the last six years. She longs to be with him, but instead has to trudge through the monotony of daily life in Washington D.C. He haunts her dreams nearly every night, yet she can never get as close as she wants to. A routine flight goes wrong and takes her further than she ever planned, plunging her into the paranormal.

Romance Chronicles is a series of romance books, infused with elements of sci-fi, thriller and paranormal. Featuring beautiful cover art, this series offers good reads at reasonable prices.



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