Good Morning Fans! The weather here just keeps flopping back and forth. One day it's 80, the next 35. So, of course, I'm sick. My plans today? To curl up under my blanket and read some of the hundreds of books waiting for me on my kindle. How about you? What do you like to do when you're sick? Comment on this post, let me know! Maybe something you suggest will help make me feel better too :) And who knows, maybe someone who comments will win a swag pack!
For now, enjoy some free Mystery and Thrillers!
SETUP ON FRONT STREET (Key West Nocturnes series)
Key West, 1991. Don Roy Doyle is back in town. Tough and quick-witted, he's fresh out of prison, where he served three years for a diamond swindle. Now he's back to collect his share of the proceeds, about $200,000, but the money has vanished.
A local family dynasty which has controlled the island's politics for generations, a cop with a grudge, the FBI, and the Russian mob all have a stake in the action. They're convinced Cuba is on the verge of "opening up", and they all want Doyle gone.
In this tightly-knit town, who can be trusted? And how long can Doyle stay alive?
How Not To Commit Murder
CAREER conman Reuben Littlejohn is determined to go straight this time after his release from prison, with the help of his new wife and her wealthy family.
But he hadn't counted on stumbling across a plot to kill his parole officer Lucy, with whom he is madly in lust.
The instigator, nefarious criminal Frank Cornell, blackmails Reuben into becoming his accomplice. The only way he can save Lucy is to pretend to go along with Frank's Operation Luce End, while making sure it doesn't succeed. Never have his skills in lying and cheating been so vital!
But if Reuben's plan fails, it's his life at stake as well as Lucy's. Add to the mix a wife who’s trying to mould him into a pillar of respectability and in-laws who think he’s a lost cause, and Reuben soon discovers that going straight can be murder.
This Aussie novel set in Brisbane will appeal to lovers of crime and comedy.
The Welsh Ripper Killings
Think you know the Jack the Ripper Story?
Frank Parade is a long-suffering police inspector trying to bring law and order to the Welsh town of Pontypridd. Making his job difficult are incompetent underlings, a superior who cares more for appearances than for justice, and a populace jealous of their right to hedonistic pleasures. Into this mix comes Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show.
THE SCENE IS SET
Deadly Vices: Blackmail, murder and sin in Victorian London
London, 1867: a place where the cream of society live outwardly respectable lives, but in private often have much to hide.
Algernon Swinburne (a portrait drawn from real life) is a famous and successful poet – and he’s also about to become a detective! When one of his former school friends is stabbed to death, Algernon is determined to bring the murderer to justice.
Algernon’s investigation involves him with both the Society for the Suppression of Vice and a member of the royal family: a most unhappy mixture. He also uncovers a record of blackmail, murder and sin in high places.
The Diary Of a Lonely Guy
A young, muscular narcissist abhorrent of female intimacy due to his severe father finds he can eliminate what bothers him and and do so with impunity. His travels through life leave a series of such eliminated problems as he eludes authorities.
Hull Damage (Bad Space)
Earning a decent living as an interstellar pirate has never exactly been easy, but the crew of The Unconstant Lover has got it particularly raw. Contending daily with the mechanical failures of their haggard spaceship and the best efforts of bounty hunters to collect the growing price on their heads, this crew of cutthroats, buccaneers and scofflaws use wits, weapons and wisecracks to make off with as much booty as they can, with the forces of law and order never more than one step behind.
The only impediment between them and a quiet criminal career is their blowhard of a captain. Ace pilot, megalomaniac and complete moron, Captain Nemo leads his motley crew with bluster and bravado through planetary blockades, space station shootouts and rowdy barroom brawls, hell-bent on becoming the most fearsome dread pirate this galaxy’s ever seen. A bidding war between three of the galaxy’s least forgiving crime lords could very possibly be his worst idea to date, but when it comes to The Unconstant Lover and her captain, the line between brilliance and insanity might just have disappeared.
Killing Nazis - A Dark Thriller
Themis is a burnout painter who stumbles on a crime scene. Ali, one of his black neighbours, is brutally stabbed to death in an alley in Thessaloniki. Themis spots two Neo-Nazis lurking nearby and then it hits him: inspiration courses through him and he creates a masterpiece. Themis craves inspiration as much as the truth though.... But is inspiration worth dying for?
Murder in Steeple Martin (Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery Series)
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First in a series of British murder mysteries featuring retired middle-aged actress and sleuth, Libby Sarjeant.
Artist and ex-actress Libby Sarjeant is busy directing a play for the opening of a new theatre in her village when one of her cast is found murdered. The play, written by her friend Peter, is based on real events in his family, disturbing and mysterious, which took place in the village during the last war. As the investigation into the murder begins to uncover a tangled web of relationships in the village, it seems that the events dramatised in the play still cast a long shadow, dark enough to inspire murder.
Libby s natural nosiness soon leads her into the thick of the investigation, but is she too close to Peter s family, and in particular his cousin Ben, to be able to recognise the murderer?
The Spia Family Presses On (#1 One Olive At A Time)