Mysteries

Mysteries

Looking to download free and discounted mystery ebooks? Well then, you sleuth, you’ve found the right place. Satisfy your crime solving needs in this category, and never pay more than what you should. We routinely feature the best authors of mystery ebooks, and they always promote their ebooks to you--for free or for a discount.

 

Definition of "Mystery Genre": Fiction in which a detective resolves a crime or series of crimes.  This genre can also be referred to as detective or crime novels.  The plot of a mystery ebook focuses on the crime that needs to be solved, and the detective that will solve it.  Typical elements include the detective being in danger, a host of suspects with their own motives, and clues, motives and alibis.  The genre can vary greatly dependent on the time in which the mystery is set, as that will drive what tools the detective has at his/her disposal.

 

Some examples of the best mysteries of all-time include Dashiell Hammett (The Maltese Falcon), Agatha Christie (Murder on the Orient Express), Caleb Carr (The Alienist), Lyndsay Faye (Dust and Shadow), James Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice).  Of course, many of these are the best mystery ebooks of all time, as well as classics.  We try to bring you free and discounted mystery ebooks on their way to being the tops in their genre.

Civil Terror: Gridlock (Jake Bendel Thrillers Book 1)

by J. Luke Bennecke


Self-driving vehicles finally arrive. But so do the terrorists.
 A thought-provoking thriller about artificial intelligence and the self-driving revolution.

You’ll be forced to consider how you’d react if you were cornered and trapped in a terrifying life-threatening situation.

Fed up with slogging through the treacherous LA traffic to get to work, Jake Bendel and a cunning team of experts create a roadway system for self-driving cars -- preventing thousands of traffic deaths and reducing commute times from hours to minutes. For three months, no traffic congestion. No accidents. No fatalities. People finally feel safe in their cars. But should they?

Especially when the dark side of humanity sees this as a chance to destroy the United States. A Syrian terrorist group weaponizes the system and devises a scheme to kill more Americans in one day than the 407,000 + U.S. soldiers killed in World War II.

Viktor, a tormented psychopath and the mastermind behind this ruthless attack, is driven by the voices in his head who guide his every move. While he and his brothers mercilessly annihilate Americans, Viktor plants evidence that convinces the public Jake is the architect behind the most heinous terrorist attack in U.S. history.

But one rogue FBI agent believes Jake is innocent. Together they unearth a mole deep inside the FBI, go off the grid, and hash through a trail of hidden clues to stop Viktor from slaughtering millions of unsuspecting American drivers in a matter of minutes.

The clock is ticking. Can they stop him in time to prevent another savage bloodbath?


Civil Terror: Gridlock will grab you by the throat and pull you into a vicious struggle that will define the fate of the world for generations to come. If you like Dan Brown, Tom Clancy, or Jon Grisham, you’ll love J. Luke Bennecke.

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The Bird King: A Novel

by G. Willow Wilson


One of NPR’s 50 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of the Decade: A fifteenth-century palace mapmaker must hide his powers in the time of the Inquisition . . .


Award-winning author G. Willow Wilson’s debut novel 
Alif the Unseen was an NPR and Washington Post Best Book of the Year and established her as a vital American Muslim literary voice. Now she delivers The Bird King, an epic journey set during the reign of the last sultan in the Iberian peninsula at the height of the Spanish Inquisition.

Fatima is a concubine in the royal court of Granada, the last emirate of Muslim Spain. Her dearest friend, Hassan, the palace mapmaker and the one man who doesn’t leer at her with desire, has a secret—he can draw maps of places he’s never seen and bend the shape of reality. When representatives of the newly formed Spanish monarchy arrive to negotiate the sultan’s surrender, Fatima befriends one of the women, not realizing that she will see Hassan’s gift as sorcery and a threat to Christian Spanish rule. With their freedoms at stake, what will Fatima risk to save Hassan and escape the palace walls? As the two traverse Spain with the help of a clever jinn to find safety, 
The Bird King asks us to consider what love is and the price of freedom at a time when the West and the Muslim world were not yet separate.

“Wilson has a deft hand with myth and with magic, and the kind of smart, honest writing mind that knits together and bridges cultures and people.” —Neil Gaiman, author of 
Norse Mythology

“A triumph . . . one of the best fantasy writers working today.” —
BookPage

“A treasure-house of a novel, thrilling, tender, funny, and achingly gorgeous. I loved it.” —Lev Grossman, author of the Magicians trilogy

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Mythion: Human Transformation

by Jason Davis


When Gavin comes to in a hospital with no memory of how he got there, he soon finds himself being escorted into an RPG psychotherapeutic marvel to heal his immuno-compromised body as well as to treat emotional traumas preventing him from becoming a truly powerful and effective person.

That RPG marvel takes place in a quantum-created alternate reality called Xenxu, a lush, immersive utopia with its own AI citizens, laws, and culture, where humans are the guests. Along his journey, he will be assisted by several mentors, both AI and human, and even future versions of himself. A powerful feminine alien presence also takes a primary role in his unfolding.

As Gavin earns both mental and physical upgrades, he undergoes superhero-like exercises, earning many achievements in the game world and unlocking new abilities in the real world. But he soon realizes something dark is happening in the background when a shadowy military organization begins stalking him.

Gavin finds himself at the center of a mystery bigger than he could have ever imagined. One thing is for certain: he’s being groomed for something big, and when alternate realities begin bleeding into the real world, he alone may hold the key to saving humanity.

Armed with incredible, mind-bending powers, his destiny will culminate in a final mission that is out of this world.


A new age science fiction book with an epic storyline, Mythion blends multiple genres. It’s near future social fiction, a mystery, a thriller, and it also has an epic love story. With many layers to it, this is a thinking person’s scifi but also a tale that action cravers will enjoy.

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Special District: Harbin: Drawing the Tiger's Bones

by Tim Stickel


First place winner of the 2021 North Street Book Award for Genre Fiction

A mixed-race patrolman at the bottom ranks of Harbin's Special District police force. A dismembered body. A raging Red Terror campaign. A brewing war with the Soviet Union…

1929: Borya is at the bottom ranks of Harbin's Special District police force. His meager salary is the only thing that keeps his widowed mother and sisters fed. When fate takes him from chasing pickpockets to pairing him with one of the force's premier detectives, his life changes forever. They are assigned to investigate the dismembered body of one the city's foreign businessmen uncovered in the nearby Japanese zone.

The trail takes them from the upscale boulevards of Harbin’s New Town, to the seediest neighborhoods of the lower city, and beyond to the frontiers of Manchuria. Slowly they are drawn into a potential war with the Soviet Union that could tear apart the whole balance of life as they know it…

Can Borya and Inspector Chinn stay alive long enough to solve the crime?

Special District: Harbin, Drawing the Tiger’s Bones is an International Mystery & Crime police detective novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat. If you like fast-paced mystery thriller suspense and thriller crime novels that keep you surprised with every turn of the page, then you will definitely love this book by author Tim Stickel

Scroll up and click Read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited or Want to Buy to order this book now and dive into the adventure…

 

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Lorna Shadow boxed set anthology (books 1-6)

by K.E. O'Connor

If every home has a ghost, how many need help? And who would you contact to get the ghosts justice? Lorna Shadow will always step up (although sometimes reluctantly!)

Enjoy this 
bumper edition of six fun, cozy ghost mysteries, set in the world of the privileged and (often) murderous. Expect castles, plush mansions, expensive tastes, and twisty murder mysteries to figure out.

Lorna Shadow, our sleuth, wants to be the best personal assistant she can be to the rich and aristocratic. The trouble is, the ghosts have other plans. Gifted with the ability to see 
restless spirits, Lorna treads a thin line between offering the ghosts help and not getting caught talking to thin air!

Make friends with Lorna, Helen Holiday, her loyal, ditzy sidekick, and their adorable 
ghost-sensing dog, Flipper, as you puzzle through the clues, discover the murderers, figure out whodunit, and help the ghosts who need justice.

Ghostly Manners: A new job. A haunted house. A ghost with a problem.

Ghostly Secrets: A troubled ghost. A house full of suspects, and a mystery that must be solved.

Ghostly Games: An unsolved disappearance. Ghostly laughter. An unforgettable ectoplasmic experience.

Ghostly Affairs: A house full of secrets. Two restless ghosts. A murder mystery to solve.

Ghostly Business: A haunted castle full of suspects and an eccentric ghost who refuses to rest.

Ghostly Rules: Dark deeds. Missing gold. A ghost with twenty-five million secrets!

What readers have to say:

"Great book. Characters were 
fantastic." Amazon review.

"I really like this series. It has a creative idea, and each book has new secondary characters and a new paranormal plot. Very good character building and 
intriguing plotting." Amazon review.

"K.E. O'Connor is a great writer. Her books keep you 
wanting more." Amazon review.

Enjoy reading these fun cozy ghost mysteries, which involve close friendships, tasty treats over a mug of tea, the cute antics of a ghost-sensing dog, and intriguing 
whodunnits.

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Witch Way to Murder & Mayhem: A Witch Way Paranormal Cozy Mystery

by Jane Hinchey


To call Gran eccentric is somewhat of an understatement. She has questionable fashion sense, cough, can anyone say bedazzled Ugg boots and a tutu? But my Gran? She is awesome. So when she suggested I buy The Dusty Attic Bookstore I was all in, after all, what could go wrong?


Try finding my high school nemesis dead on the floor of my newly acquired store for starters. Now I’m on the suspect list! Okay, so I just need to find the killer, clear my name, and pass my witches exam. Oh, didn’t I mention that? Yeah, seems the stunt I pulled on my cheating ex-fiancee cost me not only my job but my magic.

My name is Harper Jones and this is not how I expected my return to my magical hometown of Whitefall Cove to go.

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Chemistry 101: A Young Adult Romance

by Lorana Hoopes


Have you ever had to pack all your belongings in a trash bag?

No? Just me then? Trust me, it's not glamorous, but it is the byproduct of being an orphan. This being said, I can't help but hope that this is my last foster home. After all, I'll be graduating soon, so I’m planning to keep my head down. No drama from the likes of snobs like Stephanie and her pack of raving narcissistic psychos, and most certainly, no boys.

Unfortunately, this whole plan of pushing through to the end without being noticed winds to a screeching halt the moment star quarterback Aaron Richards tumbles into my life. He needs help and while I don’t want to give it to him, the secretary has decided tutoring him can be part of my Occ Ed credits.

If only his girlfriend, ex-girlfriend according to him, wasn’t Stephanie, the girl who is not only the self-determined queen of the school, but also has begun to hate me with a passion. I never thought I would be the one to stand up to her, but I can't just let her walk all over me. Not only that, but this boy has begun to wiggle his way into my thoughts.

But I can’t, I won’t. I have to make it through to graduation, without distractions.

However, I can’t help but think, what if this year could be different?

Looking for a clean romance that's safe for the whole family? USA Today Best-selling author Lorana Hoopes has you covered with this heart-tingling romance that shows how God is ultimately in control. Grab your copy today by clicking the button above.

 

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Jon's Downright Ridiculous Shooting Case (Jon's Mysteries Case Book 1)

by AJ Sherwood


A psychic without an anchor. A student in trouble. A shooter on the loose.


I’m Jonathan Bane, a licensed psychic who consults for the police. I routinely help the police put the bad guys away and, for that reason, the criminal world doesn’t like me much. People like to take a swing at me, or go stabbity, or try for a gun. It makes for interesting times. My psychic ability prevents me from handling anything electronic—and I do mean ANYTHING, I fry it in seconds—so calling for help isn’t always a possibility.

I need an anchor, a partner, but I’m resigned: it’s just wishful thinking.

At least, I thought so until he walked through the door.

Donovan Havili looks like a thug and has the soul of a superhero. He shines so bright in my vision it’s like watching a supernova. He definitely has the right mindset and skills for this crazy job. But asking anyone to take me on long-term is a bit much. And now we’ve got multiple cases to handle, a Chinese exchange student falsely accused who needs our help, and someone taking random shots at me. It’s a bit much for any new guy to handle and I’m half-afraid that my new partner will run for the door.

But in Donovan Havili, the criminal world has met its match. And maybe, just maybe, I have as well.


Trigger Warnings:
Your average cop show violence and criminals

Tags:
Companionable snark, Flirting, Kissing, Jon needs a hug, Donovan gives the best hugs, Getting together, Self-esteem issues, Explicit content, Anal Sex, Romantic Sex, Random shooting, Which Donovan isn’t happy about, Donovan is a gentleman, Sort of, Jon just makes it REALLY REALLY HARD Okay?, Bisexual character, Public displays of affection, Muscles, Communication, Healthy relationships, The fluff might kill you, Supernatural elements, Modern with Magic, Feels, All the Feels, Mostly accurate medical stuff, Multiple electronics died in the creation of this story, blame Jon

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You Belong To Me

by Mary Higgins Clark


“The mistress of high tension” (
The New Yorker) and undisputed Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark brings us another New York Times bestselling novel that USA TODAY calls “her page-turning best” about a killer who targets lonely women on cruise ships,a masterful combination of page-turning suspense and classic mystery.

When Dr. Susan Chandler decides to use her daily radio talk show to explore the phenomenon of women who disappear and are later found to have become victims of killers who prey on the lonely and insecure, she has no idea that she is exposing herself—and those closest to her—to the very terror that she hopes to warn others against.

Susan sets out to determine who is responsible for an attempt on the life of a woman who called in to the show offering information on the mysterious disappearance from a cruise ship, years before, of Regina Clausen, a wealthy investment advisor. Soon Susan finds herself in a race against time, for not only does the killer stalk these lonely women, but he seems intent on eliminating anyone who can possibly further Susan’s investigation.

As her search intensifies, Susan finds herself confronted with the realization that one of the men who have become important figures in her life might actually be the killer. And as she gets closer to uncovering his identity, she realizes almost too late that the hunter has become the hunted. Is she the next one marked for murder?

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Vampires and Villains: Magical Mystery Book Club Book 2

by Elizabeth Pantley


Paige and her joyful Aunt Glo have learned that the home they inherited comes with a magical library. They put together a book club group of loveable kooks to explore the magic. They’ve recovered from their first book journey, and they all agree on their next book which takes place on a cruise ship bound for Hawaii. Problem is, they were so excited about the cruising idea that they didn’t read the entire blurb on the back of the book. (“It was entirely too long,” explains Zell.) Once on the ship, they meet a charming and likeable man who blends seamlessly into their motley group. Too bad they don’t know why he’s so scarce during the day but shows up to join them every evening for dinner, drinks, and a show. When a dead body shows up on board, their new friend is labeled a suspect. Can they help him out by finding the real murderer? Or is he the real murderer? The book club will need to solve the case to get off the ship, out of the book, and back to their home.

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Murder on Cold Street (The Lady Sherlock Series Book 5)

by Sherry Thomas


Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock, investigates a puzzling new murder case that implicates Scotland Yard inspector Robert Treadles in the 
USA Today bestselling series set in Victorian England. 
 
Inspector Treadles, Charlotte Holmes’s friend and collaborator, has been found locked in a room with two dead men, both of whom worked with his wife at the great manufacturing enterprise she has recently inherited. 
 
Rumors fly. Had Inspector Treadles killed the men because they had opposed his wife’s initiatives at every turn? Had he killed in a fit of jealous rage, because he suspected Mrs. Treadles of harboring deeper feelings for one of the men? To make matters worse, he refuses to speak on his own behalf, despite the overwhelming evidence against him.
 
Charlotte finds herself in a case strewn with lies and secrets. But which lies are to cover up small sins, and which secrets would flay open a past better left forgotten? Not to mention, how can she concentrate on these murders, when Lord Ingram, her oldest friend and sometime lover, at last dangles before her the one thing she has always wanted?

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Holly Holmes Cozy Culinary Mystery Series: Books 1-4 Collection

by K.E. O'Connor


With its stunning turrets and beautiful rose gardens, I always thought Audley Castle was perfect, set in the idyllic English village of Audley St. Mary. It’s a place I love to call home. But behind the trimmed hedgerows, stately gardens, and birdsong, a killer is waiting…

If you enjoy beautiful English settings, twisty murder mysteries that leave you guessing until the big reveal, and adorable dogs, this series is for you.


Book 1 - Cream Caramel & Murder
After being forced to close my charming café in this quaint little village, I'm thrilled to get a job in the Audley Castle kitchens, making divine treats for visitors and serving the Audley family who live in the castle.

The joy fades when I take my beloved dog for his daily walk, and he leads us to the body of a family friend, Kendal Jakes. Seemingly caught in the act of tampering with evidence by the castle’s security team, I become the number one murder suspect in their investigation. It’ll take more than my skills with a piping bag to solve this crisis.


Book 2 - Chocolate Swirls & Murder
When I get involved in volunteering at the prestigious annual food fair in the castle grounds, I’m shocked to learn about the death of a visiting pie seller. And it was no accident. When the castle’s head of security tells me to keep my nose out as I ask a few questions, I know I should listen, but I can never resist a puzzle.

Rather than focusing on perfecting my entry for the Audley Castle baking contest, I ask how a pie slicer got stuck in a man’s back in a crowded food fair! As I investigate the victim’s life (and death) I learn about his shady business dealings. Could that be the reason he was killed? Or does the presence of an ex-girlfriend have something to do with it?


Book 3 - Vanilla Whip & Murder
When the loveably eccentric Lady Philippa predicts that Blaine Masters, a guest of the Audley family, is about to die, I need to listen. It’s eerie how she seems to see the future.

I'm determined to warn Blaine, but he refuses to take me seriously. In fact, he’s downright rude when I try to help. Then he’s found dead at the bottom of a set of stone steps in only his underwear. It doesn't take me long to learn there were plenty of people who hated Blaine. But who is hiding the truth about how far they’d go to get rid of him?


book 4 - Cherry Cream & Murder
A pinch of murder in paradise, a dash of ruined reputations, and a splash of rivalry. English country living has never been deadlier. I’m in a bind, when I’m given the crucial task of preventing a death by Lady Philippa Audley. The problem is, I have no idea who's about to die or how they'll meet a sticky end!

When the killer strikes during a friendly longbow shooting competition, everyone is stunned. Was this an accident, or did someone target the victim? As I hunt for the truth, I discover work rivals, a neglected girlfriend, and intense jealousy.

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If you love amateur female detectives and English eccentricities, then don't miss your chance to binge-read the first four books in the Holly Holmes cozy culinary mystery collection. To be enjoyed with a slice of cake while nestled in a comfy chair!

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Witch's Block : The Accidental Medium Book One

by Amy Boyles


At forty-three, Paige Provey is at the height of her career. As the author of a successful paranormal book series, she has a legion of fans who all believe she has powers herself. But when Paige's ex-husband reveals that she's a fraud, she quickly finds herself and her career canceled.


But Paige is still under a publishing contract, so she must put out a new book--one that will save her career. The only problem is her crippling case of writer's block. So she heads to a lakeside community to refill her creative well.

Only while she's there strange things begin to happen: Paige speaks to a woman who she swears is transparent, and everyone in town dresses as if it's Halloween. Not only that, but there's a very mysterious (and attractive) man who claims to hunt monsters.

As if that's not weird enough, when Paige's ex-husband winds up dead, she becomes the primary suspect in his murder. Can Paige write another book, figure out the mystery surrounding Willow Lake, and also prove her innocence? Or will all her dreams go up in flames?

Find out now!

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Dangerous Deeds: A Westport Cozy Mystery ~ Lizzie (The Westport Mysteries Book 1)

by Beth Prentice


From #1 Amazon & USA Today bestselling author Beth Prentice comes an irresistible series full of romance, mystery, laughter, and just a bit of danger...


When one door closes, another opens… or falls off its hinges.

They say that love is blind. Sure, they weren’t necessarily talking about old houses at the time, but that’s the story I’m sticking with. And I like that theory a whole lot better than the one about me losing my mind.
I knew that buying a fixer upper I’d be stumbling into an unknown abyss of demolition, dust and unfathomable costs, but I never expected to find an engagement ring and letters of forbidden love hidden under the attic floorboards. Nor did I expect the lazy cat, or the drop-dead gorgeous handyman. And I definitely didn’t predict the stalker.

As the renovation begins and the house starts to slowly return to its former glory, the letters dog my dreams. Who is the mysterious penman? Why was their love forbidden? And who is trying so hard to keep me from learning the truth about it all?

Working alongside my hunky handyman Riley is proving to be quite the distraction, but I’m determined to solve the puzzle of the long-lost love affair. Only can I restore the house to its former glory, and solve the mystery before my stalker catches up with me? Or will I lose everything...including my life?


Dangerous Deeds is the first book in this light-hearted romantic mystery series. If you like crazy families, fun engaging reads, and a sweet romance, all tied together with a ribbon of danger then you’ll love this first book in The Westport Mysteries.

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Cold as Ice (Lucy Kincaid Novels Book 17)

by Allison Brennan


In 
New York Times bestseller Allison Brennan’s Cold as Ice, FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid must get into the head of a psychopath to save her family, and herself

Two years ago, FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid put psychopath Elise Hansen Hunt in juvenile detention for her role in an organized crime syndicate. Now eighteen, Elise has been released with a clean slate, and plans to take her revenge by making Lucy’s life hell. The plot begins with Lucy’s husband Sean Rogan, who has been arrested for a murder he most certainly did not commit.

Lucy is determined to prove Sean’s innocence, but is warned off the case by her boss. As she calls in reinforcements, she learns that Sean’s brother Kane is missing in Mexico, her partner Nate Dunning has been arrested for possession of cocaine, and her friend Brad Donnelly has been kidnapped outside DEA headquarters. Lucy realizes that Elise doesn’t have the resources or patience to execute such a devious plan. Did Elise’s father orchestrate everything from prison? Or is there someone even more calculating seeking revenge on Lucy by hurting the people she loves?

One thing is certain: if Lucy doesn’t find the answers fast, Sean will die.

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Vrooms, Brooms, & Heirlooms: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Witchy Business Mysteries Book 1)

by Maddy Savanna


The last time witchy car mechanic Victoria Fox did magic, she nearly blew up half a street. Oops. No more magic for her, but is a witch who doesn’t do magic still a witch?


Well, she does have a kitty familiar named Professor Studmuffin Salvitore III. She also has a knack for inviting magical trouble to her shop’s doorstep.

Like her business rival who shows up and offers her a deal. A tempting deal, but she shuts the door in his face anyway. Moments later, his star employee drops dead.

All roads lead to Victoria as the murderer. The problem? She didn’t do it. The other problem? Almost no one believes her.

It’s now up to her and her kitty familiar to prove she’s innocent. Tiptoeing closer to the truth could put them both in danger though. And it might just take a lead paw on the gas pedal to get them out.

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Heretic: A Military Archaeological Space Adventure (The Zenophobia Saga Book 1)

by Brad R. Torgersen


Where did the Zenomorphs come from?

Tigers, wolves, gorillas, and bears. Four planets at each other’s throats. But they have too much in common for it to be a fluke. Just mentioning the possibility that they descended from the same place gets one labeled as a Heretic.

When Sankar comes into possession of a religious text that hints at where they came from, he seizes the opportunity and makes it his mission to find the Truth.

But he needs help from all the races. With a stolen warship and a ragtag band, Sankar sets out to answer the question that is illegal to ask.

Zenophobia. Where fear of the other races started a religion and perpetuated a war.

It’s time for the worlds to embrace the future by learning their past. But the governments aren’t keen on upsetting the status quo and do everything in their power to stop Sankar and his team.

Island of Dr. Moreau meets Indiana Jones, in space, with cutting edge technology…

From two award winning science fiction authors, an archaeological space adventure that you’ll want to read today.

Authors’ note: We went with Zenophobia with a “z” vice xenophobia because the version with the “x” was too rooted in bad stuff that happens on Earth. This is a story set in space.

 
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Axiom's End: A Novel (Noumena Book 1)

by Lindsay Ellis


THE INSTANT 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The alternate history first contact adventure 
Axiom's End is an extraordinary debut from Hugo finalist and video essayist Lindsay Ellis.

Truth is a human right.

It’s fall 2007. A well-timed leak has revealed that the US government might have engaged in first contact. Cora Sabino is doing everything she can to avoid the whole mess, since the force driving the controversy is her whistleblower father. Even though Cora hasn’t spoken to him in years, his celebrity has caught the attention of the press, the Internet, the paparazzi, and the government—and with him in hiding, that attention is on her. She neither knows nor cares whether her father’s leaks are a hoax, and wants nothing to do with him—until she learns just how deeply entrenched her family is in the cover-up, and that an extraterrestrial presence has been on Earth for decades.

Realizing the extent to which both she and the public have been lied to, she sets out to gather as much information as she can, and finds that the best way for her to uncover the truth is not as a whistleblower, but as an intermediary. The alien presence has been completely uncommunicative until she convinces one of them that she can act as their interpreter, becoming the first and only human vessel of communication. Their otherworldly connection will change everything she thought she knew about being human—and could unleash a force more sinister than she ever imagined.

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Fracture: A Heart-Wrenching Story of Forbidden Love and Torn Allegiances

by Elyse Hoffman


A heart-wrenching WW2 story of forbidden love and torn allegiances.


Franz Keidel is a monstrous SS soldier: loyal, hateful, and devoted to Hitler. With a cold heart, he hunts down his Führer’s enemies, but one fateful mission will fracture his shield of ice.

While hunting for Jews, Franz stumbles across a familiar face: Amos Auman, his childhood friend. Amos is the only source of joy in Franz’s life, but he is also a Jew. Unable to bring himself to kill his friend, Franz vows to protect Amos from his fellow Nazis.

As Franz spends more time with Amos, bringing him food and books, he falls in love with his kind-hearted friend. How could he fall in love with a man, a Jew? How can he continue to hate Jews when a Jew has thawed his icy heart?


And what will Franz do if he has to choose between Amos and his loyalty to Hitler? What choices does he have when he is already beyond redemption?

Readers are touched by this historical novel:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This book will grab your heart, make a fist, and squeeze until there is nothing but a dried up husk left. You have to read it! No, seriously. There are so many feels going on here. The author lifts you up then smashes you down, over and over again and I guarantee you’ll ask for more.” – A Voracious Reader

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Author Elyse Hoffman tells a small-scale story about World War II that perfectly demonstrates the dehumanization of the Jewish community of that era and how young German men were brainwashed to commit mass genocide. The characters are complex people with inner conflicts and grey morals that make them relatable and thoroughly compelling to read. If you liked the hit Hollywood movie Jojo Rabbit, you'll love Fracture.” – Reader’s Favorite

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book was amazing. I loved how much depth the characters had, and appreciated the moments that broke the tension by making me laugh. Hoffman did an excellent job of bringing the whole story to life, and has a unique way of describing things that made this a delight to read. Highly recommend!” – Goodreads Reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "…watching Franz wrestle with his beliefs and question everything he had been told was difficult for me. I found myself egging him on hoping he’d realize the truth about the lies he’d been told...
Only the best books can pull your emotions in every direction. I laughed, I worried, I gasped in shock, felt connected, had butterflies, and felt an ache in my stomach. It has been a long time since a book did this to me. Do not deprive yourself of this book. The author truly wrote a beautiful book about brokenness, love, and loyalty. It was raw and intriguing…”

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Pelican Cove Cozy Mystery Series Box Set 1: Books 1-4 in Pelican Cove Cozy Mysteries

by Leena Clover


Flour, butter ... Murder! Recently divorced baker Jenny King sifts through a pound of clues and red herrings to catch the killer in this bestselling cozy mystery series thousands love.

5 stars - 'Great storyline. Second time I've read this series and I still loved it.'

When forty four year old Jenny King moved to a remote island for a second chance at life, she didn't know it would involve murder. She's working at the Boardwalk Cafe, baking sweet treats to forget the bitter pill that is her life. Then a stranger's body washes up on the beach and her aunt is arrested. Compelled by circumstances, Jenny goes sleuthing to prove her aunt's innocence.

But who said solving a murder was going to be easy?

Jenny follows a baffling trail of twists and turns as she battles with a disapproving sheriff. Flanked by her newly minted friends, the Magnolias, she digs her feet in and marches ahead, evaluating suspects while serving cakes and muffins with a smile. It's only a matter of time before this amateur sleuth solves the puzzle.

If you like cozy murder mysteries with friendly small towns, beach settings, yummy food and a dash of romance, you will love the Pelican Cove cozy mystery series.

This boxed set collection contains four full mysteries with recipes.

Titles - Strawberries and Strangers, Cupcakes and Celebrities, Berries and Birthdays, Sprinkles and Skeletons.

Available for FREE via KINDLE UNLIMITED

 

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