Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mystery and Crime Suspense

Morning Fans! Just a quick list here of Mystery and Suspense. Promise I'll make it up to you tomorrow! 

The Hypnotic Assassin
For thousands of years Hypnotic Assassins have existed to help free the people. Around 4,500 years ago they were known as 'Assassins of the Light', 2,000 years ago this changed to 'Followers of the Light'. Hypnotic Assassins stood for freedom and peace until almost all being wiped out in 1938 when one assassin became hungry for power and domination and decided all the other assassins must die. 
Since that time very few Hypnotic Assassins remain, yet they continue to help to free the people and correct injustice. Sam Carter is one such assassin. Sam lives a quiet life four hours from the great City of London in a small boxy flat. Being a Hypnotic Assassin this is all he needs. 
Every day when Sam isn't on a mission he walks the one mile journey into his local town to sit at the same seat in the Marlborough Café for 90 minutes, reading minds and drinking tea, where one day he picks up a mission to assassinate Michael Rawlins, CEO of SiLo, a Nuclear Fusion research company who is planning on selling a nuclear weapon and advanced nuclear technology to someone in Europe. 
This starts out to be a straight forward and simple mission. But Sam’s life end’s up on the line, with Sam needing to use all his hypnotic skills just to survive. 

This story is a work of fiction; the hypnotic aspects are based on facts. The author has over 20 years’ experience with hypnosis. With the use of hypnosis, people have been helped to hallucinate, to enhance senses, to alter their perception of time, to increase learning and to do many of the other skills mentioned within this story.

Dark Tales: eVolume One
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Dark Tales: eVolume One is a micro collection of short, dark stories. The collection includes three tales: 

“When Daddy Comes Home”: When Opal Brown's husband leaves her for another woman, she doesn't get angry - she gets determined to keep her family together at all costs. They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach and Opal plans to make him a meal he'll never forget. 

“Child’s Play”: Maggie is worried about her five-year-old son after his father's death. Max seems oddly detached from the tragedy and has invented a young friend named Edgar he talks to in secret in the middle of the night. Most kids his age have imaginary friends so Maggie tries not to be concerned - that is, until Max confides in her his young friend is actually an adult who comes to play with him when his mommy is sleeping. 


“The Storyteller”: Elizabeth's house has been on the market for weeks with no interest. One day, an old woman with a dead hand appears on her doorstep asking to see the place. As they tour the house, Elizabeth gradually becomes uncomfortable with the woman's familiarity of both the house and of her since she's never laid eyes on the old woman before in her life. Or has she?

Ratcatcher (John Purkiss Series)
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Purkiss's job is straightforward. Track down agents of the intelligence services who are taking kickbacks, committing crimes, or otherwise abusing their positions. And bring them to justice.
Straightforward doesn't mean easy...
After a renegade British former spymaster, Fallon, is sighted in the Baltic city of Tallinn on the eve of a historic summit meeting between the Russian and Estonian presidents, Purkiss is despatched to investigate, and uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to tear Europe, and the world, apart.
But Purkiss has personal reasons for going after Fallon. Four years ago, Fallon was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Purkiss's fiancée, a murder Purkiss himself witnessed.
Now, in an atmosphere of treachery and sudden violence, as the countdown begins to a potentially catastrophic conflict between Russia and the West, Purkiss must keep his desire for revenge under control for the sake of the world's - and his own - survival.
Described in Amazon reviews as a "cracker of a spy thriller" with "superbly choreographed action scenes" that "leave you feeling almost dizzy", RATCATCHER is both an adrenaline-fuelled action adventure novel and a hardboiled mystery story which exposes the world of the spy, in which few motives and actions are purely black or white.

Attempting to rebuild her shattered life after her mother’s death, Rugsby and her father, Rooney, solemnly agree to carry out Sarah Jane's last requests: no funeral, no memorial service, and to scatter her ashes in the two places she never had the opportunity to visit. A local funeral director in Bolivar, Missouri loans them a cremation urn to carry Sarah Jane’s ashes. Rugsby and Rooney begin their journey with their friends Rebecca and Emily. The four reach their first destination and find themselves entangled in a web of lies, love, murder and deceit. What is it about the simple clay cremation urn that drives people to murder? Rugsby and Rooney find themselves caught in a pulsating game of cat and mouse. If they don't watch out, Sarah Jane won’t be the only one put to rest.


A city of easy money.

And even easier death.

Nate Aspinal returns to the city from a holiday to find two of his employees murdered.

Both victims are found in hotel bathrooms - with the skin of their fingers and toes removed.

All clues point to the infamous ‘Candle’ terrorist group who are rumoured to burn their victims during interrogations.

As Nate begins to discover more about the terrorists, his young family are kidnapped by the vengeful ‘Candle’ in an attempt to silence him.

Nate soon realises he is caught in the middle of a terrible conspiracy.

Royal lives are in danger, and he must convince the authorities disaster is about to strike…before it is too late. 

The Scarlet Tessera

A thriller in the style of Mo Hayder...
In the heat of the city summer, London’s Underground system is brought to a halt by a trail of bodies carrying the unmistakeable mutilations of The Circle Line Killer - a notorious serial killer responsible for a chain of murders nineteen years ealier. A killer who was never caught. DCI Claire McMullen, part of the original team that failed to catch the killer first time round, heads up the investigation to bring to justice the man she so narrowly missed last time, teaming up with Detective Inspector Joseph Webber, a respected Metropolitan officer recovering from a deep and traumatic personal loss. The only woman who holds the key to bringing the killer to justice is his last surviving victim – long since released from the Witness Protection scheme that had once shielded her. In the scramble to locate and protect her, the investigating officers are led inexorably toward personal and professional suicide in a dangerous game of cat and mouse born of mirrors, bible codes, deception and horror.

Angel America

When Adelaide Pincher landed the Angel America account, she thought she had it made. Angel, the hippest airline around, sent Adelaide’s career skyrocketing and made her a small fortune. But Adelaide should have listened to her ex-boyfriend—a persistent reporter investigating the airline. Now he’s dead and Adelaide’s in the crosshairs, unaware that she’s up against a professional killer. Disgraced Pakistani-American cop Jez Haider has his own motive for tracking the assassin: his brother has been murdered and the police have Jez pegged as the prime suspect. Adelaide and Jez join forces when their parallel investigations collide, and soon discover all roads lead to Angel America …


Abi and her newborn daughter, Kelly, are in trouble. Someone has made repeated attempts on their lives, and her sister, Chyna, thinks she knows exactly who; Trevor Madden, Abi’s soon-to-be ex-husband. Trevor has turned violent and abusive. Who is he mixed up with and why does he want to get rid of his wife and baby daughter?

Abi takes Kelly and flees into the icy wilderness of Montana with handsome Detective Miles Sandler. It doesn’t take Abi long to realize her heart isn’t all that safe either. But, with Trevor hot on their trail and Chyna getting dangerously close to the truth, will any of them come out of this alive?

Alone and Afraid (Rocky Mountain Home Series)

Brooke is running from her past and hoping to make a new life in the small Colorado town of Red Cliff in the cottage her late Great Aunt Sophia left her. She wants nothing more than to be left alone. The very handsome ex-forensic specialist, Chase who lives next door, also wants to be left alone, but unfortunately his dog, Digger has other ideas. After Digger uncovers a piece of bloody plastic in Brooke's garden and then later he digs up the body of the woman who lived on the other side of Brooke, Chase and Brooke quickly have to get answers before the person who has already tried to strangle Brooke, comes back to finish the job.

Black Flagged

A graduate of the Department of Defense's experimental Black Flag program, Daniel Petrovich carries a secret he's taken extreme measures to keep buried. A secret hidden in the deepest vaults of the Pentagon.

Someone is trying to raise the fallen program from the ashes and bring Daniel back with it. Someone who holds the key to Daniel's darkest secrets...and has pulled his strings before.

In exchange for the promise of a clean slate, and a chance to keep the life he has built with the woman he loves, Daniel agrees to carry out one final mission: the seemingly uncomplicated assassination of a confirmed terrorist financier.

Daniel's life is about to disintegrate, as he becomes the focus of a relentless federal manhunt, and the target of a ruthlessly vengeful CIA agent. To survive, he'll be forced to release a dark side he'd fought for years to suppress. A dark side critical to his former puppet master's intricate plan to revive the Black Flag program.

Black Flagged lays the foundation for a gritty, unapologetic series exploring the often unceremoniously brutal and serpentine link between covert operations and government agency politics.

Don't You Forget About Me

Mary Catherine Whelihan made it out of Walkerville alive once before. Can she pull it off this time?

Bullies, sexual harassment, finding a corpse in the local creek…. Cate’s childhood in 1980s Walkerville was murder! So what could possibly tempt her to return? A cryptic email from Eugene Marcasian, MD, her grade school crush, might do the trick. Can Cate and Gene find the cause of the mysterious illness afflicting nearly all of the girls in their graduating class, including Cate herself? Or will corporate bullies continue to take down anyone who gets in their way? More importantly, can Cate stay alive long enough to get one more slice of tomato pie?

Licensed to Thrill: Volume 5 (Mystery Thriller Suspense Stories)

Jack in a Box -After Margrave, Otto and Gaspar tried to take a weekend break, but Jack
Reacher had out of the box plans. Where do Otto and Gaspar turn next?

Jack and Kill -FBI Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar get a lead on Jack Reacher. New
Hope, Virginia, welcomed him yesterday. What trouble does he find there and who
will end up dead?
Fatal Enemy - Jess Kimball hadn't been in the same room with Richard Martin for more than a dozen years. Worse things than Richard had happened to her since she'd seen him last. He'd find out soon enough that she wasn't a gullible sixteen-year-old anymore, even deep down. She was his enemy now and he was hers, whether he knew it or not.  Jess decided long ago she would never yield to him again. Richard Martin would make his choice tonight. Would they become fatal enemies? In this tense battle of nerve and guile, who will survive?

Mistaken Justice - On a rainy night, Darla Nixon drives home alone and makes a mistake changing three lives in an instant. A twisty tale worthy of John Grisham unravels between the laws. Darla keeps her fatal secret until it's too late for Jennifer Lane to fix -- or is it? 

Itsy Bitsy Spider (Emma Frost #1)

Emma Frost inherits a house on Fanoe Island when her grandmother dies. She decides to move there with her family, much to her teenage-daughter's regret. One morning a wealthy old woman in her street is found murdered and soon Emma finds herself wrapped in a mystery uncovering the island's dark secrets that not only runs deep within the history of the island but also within her own family. 
From the author of the International Bestselling books, the Rebekka Franck-series comes a new Scandinavian Mystery destined to keep you up all night. It is the first in her newly released Emma Frost-series and is followed by MISS POLLY HAD A DOLLY and RUN RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN.

Amazon Goodies

New Year Island $0.99


 strangers, recruited by an edgy new reality show and marooned on an abandoned
island overrun by wildlife.

One dies in a horrible accident.

Nine realize they are all past survivors, alive only because they've beaten incredible odds
once before.

One by one, their hidden secrets are revealed.

Eight discover they are trapped. Caught in a game so deadly that the most terrifying
experiences of their lives were only its qualifying round, they must now face the
greatest danger on the island... each other.

There's nothing deadlier than a survivor-type whose back is against the wall. And one of them is not who he or she claims.

Seven fight to escape.

Six try to solve the mystery of who lured them there and why.

Five... Four... Will anyone survive New Year Island?

Black Irish: A Novel $0.99

In this explosive debut thriller by the New York Times bestselling author of Empire of Blue Water, a brilliant homicide detective returns home, where she confronts a city’s dark demons and her own past while pursuing a brutal serial killer on a vengeful rampage.

Absalom “Abbie” Kearney grew up an outsider in her own hometown. Even being the adopted daughter of a revered cop couldn’t keep Abbie’s troubled past from making her a misfit in the working-class Irish American enclave of South Buffalo. And now, despite a Harvard degree and a police detective’s badge, she still struggles to earn the respect and trust of those she’s sworn to protect. But all that may change, once the killing starts.

When Jimmy Ryan’s mangled corpse is found in a local church basement, this sadistic sacrilege sends a bone-deep chill through the winter-whipped city. It also seems to send a message—one that Abbie believes only the fiercely secretive citizens of the neighborhood known as “the County” understand. But in a town ruled by an old-world code of silence and secrecy, her search for answers is stonewalled at every turn, even by fellow cops. Only when Abbie finds a lead at the Gaelic Club, where war stories, gossip, and confidences flow as freely as the drink, do tongues begin to wag—with desperate warnings and dire threats. And when the killer’s mysterious calling card appears on her own doorstep, the hunt takes a shocking twist into her own family’s past. As the grisly murders and grim revelations multiply, Abbie wages a chilling battle of wits with a maniac who sees into her soul, and she swears to expose the County’s hidden history—one bloody body at a time.

Wilderness (Short Story) (Kindle Single) $0.99

“The world is a machine that produces endless surprises and mysteries layered on mysteries.”
Addison Goodheart is a mystery even to himself. He was born in an isolated home surrounded by a deep forest, never known to his father, kept secret from everyone but his mother, who barely accepts him. She is haunted by private demons and keeps many secrets—none of which she dreads more than the young son who adores her.

Only in the woods, among the wildlife, is Addison truly welcome. Only there can he be at peace. Until the day he first knows terror, the day when his life changes radically and forever . . .

9 Killer Thrillers - 9 complete thriller novels $0.99

MJ Rose - The Halo Effect
Michael Wallace - The Devil's Deep
Russell Blake - King of Swords
CJ Lyons - Snakeskin
Melissa Foster - Traces of Kara
John L. Betcher - The 19th Element
Claude Bouchard - Vigilante
Luke Romyn - Corpus Christi
Nick Russell - Big Lake

Godfather of Atlanta $0.99

Young Hollywood, the youngest goon of a notorious rich clique from Hollywood Court projects is destined to make his name known throughout the entire Westside of Atlanta. Certified and ruthless, Young Hollywood is worth a half a million before the age of sixteen, and is well on his way until tragedy strikes. Young Hollywood s home is invaded, and his son is held for ransom. Violated, blood thirsty and reckless, he vows for revenge as he combs the city for answers.
Once inside the Georgia Penal System, Young Hollywood continues on his ruthless traits until he is placed on high max with hardened criminals. There, Young Hollywood meets up with a man he never knew before. After they untie, the real A-Town Veteran is released from prison after serving twenty straight years, but not before sucking up every piece of game and knowledge he could.

This entertaining triumph goes from the streets, to the prison system and to the corporate world of record labels and rap entertainment. This highly anticipated, descriptive urban novel about crime, corruption and passion in Atlanta's own underworld will have you on your toes from the first page to the very last. This is one masterpiece you'll never want to end.

Whiskey and a Gun $0.99

I only meant to love her...

Tawny Owens was going to help me escape my past. She was going to change my future.

But that's not what happened.

I don't know if I can control it much longer. This insatiable need to kill the only good thing in my life.

But this isn't her story - it's mine. 

Booked to Die (Cliff Janeway Novels) $1.99

Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway may not always play by the book, but he is an avid collector of rare and first editions. After a local bookscout is killed on his turf, Janeway would like nothing better than to rearrange the suspect's spine. But the suspect, local lowlife Jackie Newton, is a master at eluding the law, and Janeway's wrathful brand of off-duty justice costs him his badge.

Turning to his lifelong passion, Janeway opens a small bookshop -- all the while searching for evidence to put Newton away. But when prized volumes in a highly sought-after collection begin to appear, so do dead bodies. Now, Janeway's life is about to start a precarious new chapter as he attempts to find out who's dealing death along with vintage Chandlers and Twains. 

Mystic River $2.99

When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled tip to their street. One boy got into the car, two did not, and something terrible happened — something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever.
Twenty-five years later, Sean Devine is a homicide detective. Jimmy Marcus is an ex-con who owns a corner store. And Dave Boyle is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay — demons that urge him to do terrible things.
When Jimmy Marcus's daughter is found murdered, Sean Devine is assigned to the case. His personal life unraveling, he must go back into a world he thought he'd left behind to confront not only the violence, of the present but the nightmares of his past. His investigation brings him into conflict with Jimmy Marcus, who finds that his old criminal impulses tempt him to solve the crime with brutal justice. And then there is Dave Boyle, who came home the night Jimmy's daughter died covered with someone else's blood.
While Sean Devine attempts to use the law to return peace and order to the neighborhood, Jimmy Marcus finds his need for vengeance pushing him ever closer to a moral abyss from which lie wont be able to return, and Dave's wife, Celeste, sleeps at night with a man she fears may very well be a monster. a monster who fathered her child and hides his true nature from everyone, possibly even himself.
A tense and unnerving psychological thriller, Mystic River is also an epic novel of love and loyalty, faith and family, in which people irrevocably marked by the past find themselves on a collision course with the darkest truths of their own hidden selves.

Slow Burn (A Leo Waterman Mystery) $2.99
Anticipating problems, a prestigious global restaurant convention hires Leo as Special Security Officer. His assignment: monitor the movements of two adversarial steakhouse competitors whose "beef" has previously made for some nasty confrontations and a food critic who's caught in between the warring factions. Leo sends the Boys off to shadow all three parties and report back to him. But even the simplest of plans can cascade into catastrophe. And Leo soon finds himself served up as the prime suspect in a murder...realizing that both his life and career are at stake.

Everywhere That Mary Went (Rosato & Associates) $3.79
ary DiNunzio is trying to make partner in her cutthroat Philadelphia law firm. She's too busy to worry about the crank phone calls that she's been getting—until they fall into a sinister pattern. Mary can't shake the sensation that someone is watching her. Following her every move. Then the shadowboxing turns deadly, and she has to fight for something a lot more important than a partnership—her life.

Miss Polly had a Dolly (Emma Frost #2) $3.99
Miss Polly had a dolly. A beautiful daughter that she called her Baby Doll. Every day she dressed her in dresses and brushed her hair before they went outside to show off to the neighbors. On the playground one day her Baby Doll talked to a boy, and for one unforgivable second, Miss Polly let herself be distracted by a woman telling her how adorable she thought her daughter was. When Miss Polly finally turned to look for her Baby Doll, she was gone.

Many years later Emma Frost hears about the disappearance of the little girl and learns that she is not the only one to have gone missing from Fanoe Island back in the nineties. As she digs deeper into the story, she soon finds herself entangled in a web of strange and very disturbing events.
Miss Polly had a dolly is a spine-chilling Scandinavian mystery novel from the Internationally Bestselling author Willow Rose. It is the second novel in her bestselling Emma Frost-series and is followed by Run, run as fast as you can.

The Atlantis Plague: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 2) $3.99

In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a terrifying reality: humanity stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead--and those the Atlantis Plague doesn't kill, it transforms at the genetic level. A few rapidly evolve. The remainder devolve.

As the world slips into chaos, radical solutions emerge. Industrialized nations offer a miracle drug, Orchid, which they mass produce and distribute to refugee camps around the world. But Orchid is merely a way to buy time. It treats the symptoms of the plague but never actually cures the disease.

Immari International offers a different approach: do nothing. Let the plague run its course. The Immari envision a world populated by the genetically superior survivors--a new human race, ready to fulfill its destiny.

With control of the world population hanging in the balance, the Orchid Alliance and the Immari descend into open warfare. Now humanity's last hope is to find a cure, and Kate alone holds the key to unraveling the mystery surrounding the Atlantis Plague. The answer may lie in understanding pivotal events in human history--events when the human genome mysteriously changed. Kate's journey takes her across the barren wastelands of Europe and northern Africa, but it's her research into the past that takes her where she never expected to go. She soon discovers that the history of human evolution is not what it seems--and setting it right may require a sacrifice she never imagined.

Fear For Me: A Novel of the Bayou Butcher $3.99

She’s the obsession two men share: one wants her love, the other wants her life.
A shared passion for justice first brought Baton Rouge district attorney Lauren Chandler and US marshal Anthony Ross together—when each played their part in bringing down the infamous Bayou Butcher. The sparks flying between the two made it clear they weren’t just a legal dream team. Then desire had to make way for duty, and what they had was done. But it would never be over.
Five years later, it’s none other than the Butcher who gets things started again, when his shocking jailbreak reunites the lawyer and the lawman…and reignites their love. But this time, the pair is in danger of being permanently parted—by a killer with revenge on his mind, and Lauren on the top of his list. As a new wave of terror sweeps through the streets and swamps of Baton Rouge, one man will pit his boundless passion against another’s relentless hate, for the life of the woman who obsesses them both.

Blindsided (The Detective Jane Candiotti Series) $3.99
San Francisco homicide detective Jane Candiotti never shies away from the risks of the job. Now she’s finally ready to gamble on her personal life, inviting her partner and boyfriend Kenny Marks to move in. But just when domestic bliss settles in, Skip Lacey, an ex-cop turned junkie, is found brutally murdered, his eyes gouged out with a spoon. He is the first—but he won’t be the last. 
Because after fifteen years on the inside maximum security, a bloodthirsty ex-con is finally free to exact his revenge on the city’s peacekeepers who’d kept him behind bars. One by one the mutilated bodies pile up, while the SFPD scrambles to unmask the killer who is decimating their ranks. For Jane and Kenny, the only thing worse than watching their friends and colleagues fall is the knowledge that, unless they can stop this unrelenting madman in time, any day could be their last.

The Back Road $3.99
The quietest places hide the darkest secrets.
When Abbie Campbell is knocked over and left for dead on the back road of the village of Little Melham, waves of shock ripple through the small community and a chain of events, which threatens to expose long-kept secrets, is triggered. 
For Ellie Saunders, the truth about that night puts both her marriage and the safety of her children in jeopardy–she has to protect her family, no matter what the cost. And Ellie isn’t the only one with something to hide. She and her sister Leo believe they have put their troubled childhood behind them, but Leo’s quest for the truth reveals a terrible secret that has lain hidden for years.
Ellie’s neighbour, former detective Tom Douglas, has escaped to Little Melham in search of a quiet life, but finds himself drawn into the web of deceit as his every instinct tells him that what happened to Abbie was far more than a tragic accident.
In this gripping novel, the peaceful English countryside belies the horrible truths that lurk beneath the trimmed hedgerows, behind the closed doors of smart sitting rooms and within unspoken conversations.

Unthinkable (The Detective Jane Candiotti Series) $4.99

For homicide lieutenant Jane Candiotti, stress is part of the job. But now that she and her husband are expecting their first child, Jane is under strict instructions to take it easy. A tall order on an average day, yet never more so than when a mass shooting at a local restaurant claims six victims—including her teenaged nephew. Jane’s always been professional. But this time, it’s personal. 
Before she can bring a baby into this world, Jane vows to hunt down the monster who didn’t think twice about shooting an innocent kid. But every thread of evidence leads her deeper into a tangled web of deception, violence, and murder. Her only hope of navigating the twisting turns of this case is to enlist the help of a dangerous ex-con, one who could shed light on the connection between the death of her nephew and a decades-old murder case—eventually leading her to the most shocking discovery of her career.

Sycamore Row $6.99
John Grisham's A Time to Kill is one of the most popular novels of our time. Now we return to that famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial-a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier.

The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?

In Sycamore Row, John Grisham returns to the setting and the compelling characters that first established him as America's favorite storyteller. Here, in his most assured and thrilling novel yet, is a powerful testament to the fact that Grisham remains the master of the legal thriller, nearly twenty-five years after the publication of A Time to Kill.

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