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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.
It’s October in South Cove, California, and the locals in the quaint resort seem to be happily pairing off in the lull before the holidays. Everyone, that is, except for Jill Gardner’s elderly aunt, who just dumped her besotted fiancé—and she won’t say why.
When Jill hosts a talk at Coffee, Books, and More on the topic of elder abuse, all that’s really on her mind is lunch. But the topic hits close to home when she discovers Aunt Jackie has been getting mysterious calls. Jill’s certain the caller is a con artist, of course, but her feisty aunt claims to understand this, though she’s still shaken—and Harrold’s still heartbroken. Who’s behind the scam and why was her aunt targeted? When a volunteer from the Senior Project is found murdered, Jill’s detective boyfriend is on the case—and it soon becomes clear no one is safe when a caller from beyond becomes a killer in their midst.
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“Light, fun, and kept me thoroughly engaged.”
—The Young Folks
The small town of North Harbor on the shores of Lake Michigan is about to have a new mystery bookstore. But before the first customer can browse its shelves, the store’s owner is suspected of her own murder plot . . .
Samantha Washington has dreamed of owning her own mystery bookstore for as long as she can remember. And as she prepares for the store’s grand opening, she’s also realizing another dream—penning a cozy mystery set in England between the wars. While Samantha hires employees and fills the shelves with the latest mysteries, quick-witted Lady Penelope Marsh, long-overshadowed by her beautiful sister Daphne, refuses to lose the besotted Victor Carlston to her sibling's charms. When one of Daphne's suitors is murdered in a maze, Penelope steps in to solve the labyrinthine puzzle and win Victor.
But as Samantha indulges her imagination, the unimaginable happens in real life. A shady realtor turns up dead in her backyard, and the police suspect her—after all, the owner of a mystery bookstore might know a thing or two about murder. Aided by her feisty grandmother and an enthusiastic ensemble of colorful retirees, Samantha is determined to close the case before she opens her store. But will she live to conclude her own story when the killer has a revised ending in mind for her?
“You’ll love this delightful debut mystery with its charming and wacky cast of characters and a mystery within a mystery just to keep things interesting.”
—Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder in Morningside Heights
“A charming read—with murder, romance and lots of mouthwatering desserts.”
—Laura Levine, author of Death of a Bachelorette
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2020 American Fiction Award winner for Best Medical Thriller
Doctors go to medical school to save lives… right?
When Matthew Preston was eight, his father was shot and killed in rarefied Pacific Palisades by Ted Nash, a home burglar who happened to be the Preston’s neighbor. Though Nash was sentenced to life in San Quentin, Matthew’s lifelong obsession is to somehow get into the prison, gain access to Nash, and exact the ultimate personal revenge. He devises a plan to become a prison doctor to gain access to Nash.
While in medical school, Matthew falls for brilliant classmate Torrey Jamison from poverty-stricken East Palo Alto. Torrey is battling her own demons, having been raped by a school counselor while in high school. Matthew is focused on vigilantism; but he loves Torrey who is morally opposed to killing for any reason—or so she thinks.
Blood Republic is a cerebral political-thriller for a divided modern America. First published in the summer of 2016, as the United States now spirals further into dangerous tensions many are commenting on the eerie, almost prophetic, similarities between this novel and America 2020.
Ruthless politicians, riots, corrupt media, and a looming conspiracy-fueled disputed election; Blood Republic examines the extremism of both sides through a heart-pumping thriller with the fate of the country at stake. Will America survive its next election, or collapse into a 2nd civil war of conservative versus liberal?
During the closing hours of the tightest presidential election in US history, firebrand Annie Daniels is a socialist senator determined to win the White House. She dreams of eradicating injustice, and hopefully, saving her dying daughter's life. Major Amos Daniels though, her conservative Green Beret brother, might have something to say about that, if her plans go against his faith.
As an Electoral College tie nears, the country erupts into chaos with an unknown enemy fanning the flames. Annie and Amos are thrust to opposite ends of a constitutional crisis with guns drawn, the very soul of our nation at stake. Will the Daniels family find common ground above ideology to prevent a second civil war, or will a secretive enemy-of-the-state bring about America's final days?
Blood Republic is an intelligent thriller, described as combining the philosophical depth of an Ayn Rand or George Orwell novel with the excitement of such story-tellers as Michael Crichton or Tom Clancy. Politically independent in tone, Blood Republic will make you question your own political and philosophical beliefs while keeping you guessing who the true villain is in a fractured modern America.
Can peace and reason overcome two-party hate, or has the country already been pushed too far? Read Blood Republic to see if America will survive.
***Please be aware this book contains adult themes, language, and violence***
From New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox
Ghost hunter Verity Long is overdue for a little R&R (rest and romance) with her boyfriend, Ellis, and a vintage train trip through the Tennessee mountains seems like just the ticket. The Sugarland Express carries history and nostalgia in every compartment, and Verity is determined to enjoy it—without ghostly interference. But the ghosts have other plans…
On a dark, desolate night nearly a century ago, the train was stranded in the mountains, and a young woman was found stabbed to death in her locked compartment. The murder was never solved, and a ghostly Belgian detective is still pursuing the case from the grave.
To Verity’s dismay, all of the ghostly suspects are back. And when history repeats itself and a new murder mirrors the old, it’s up to Verity and her friends to discover which of the passengers—dead or alive—could be behind the murders before the killer strikes again.
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5 Stars! “This is very likely Angie Fox's best book to date, and I devoured it in one fast sitting.”
5 Stars! “I love all the components of this story but it's the characters that completely steal the show.”
5 Stars! “This was 2 murder mysteries for the price of one. Loved it as I do all of Angie Fox's novels.”
5 Stars! “Just when you think you’ve got it figured out the twist comes in and throws you right off the trail. I loved this story so much.”
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Paranormal Cozy Mystery Romance (with a cute pet skunk!)
If you loved The Vacation by T.M. Logan, get ready for your new obsession…
Orla and Kate have been best friends forever. Together they’ve faced it all – be it Orla’s struggles as a new mother or Kate’s messy divorce. And whatever else happens in their lives, they can always look forward to their annual weekend away.
This year, they’re off to Lisbon: the perfect flat, the perfect view, the perfect itinerary. And what better way to kick things off in style than with the perfect night out?
But when Orla wakes up the next morning, Kate is gone. Brushed off by the police and with only a fuzzy memory of the night’s events, Orla is her friend’s only hope. As she frantically retraces their steps, Orla makes a series of shattering discoveries that threaten everything she holds dear. Because while Lisbon holds the secret of what happened that night, the truth may lie closer to home…
A twisty holiday read for fans of The Holiday and Date Night.
SMART AND SASSY 1890S BOOKKEEPER TURNED SLEUTH CHINA BOHANNON IS A MAGNET FOR DANGER.
China Bohannon fled a bad situation and decided to start her life over as a strong, independent woman in the wild and woolly town of Spokane, Washington. China takes on the role of bookkeeper at Doyle & Howe detective agency with her uncle, Montgomery Howe, and his handsome partner, Gratton Doyle.
Spunky and determined, China is always one step ahead and cannot help getting involved – with the help of her trusty dog Nimble, of course.
“Crigger has created an enchanting heroine in China, with just the right amount of courage and vulnerability.” – V.J. Rose
China Bohannon: The Complete Series includes – One Foot on the Edge, Two Feet Below, Three Seconds to Thunder, Four Furlongs, Five Days Five Dead and Six Dancing Damsels.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“High-powered, intricately wrought suspense.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“Hold on tight. . . . This novel will give you whiplash as you rabidly turn pages. . . . May be [Lee Child’s] best.”—USA Today
New York City. Two in the morning. A subway car heading uptown. Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers. Four are okay. The fifth isn’t. And if you think Reacher isn’t going to get involved . . . then you don’t know Jack.
Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan—by dozens of people with one thing in common: They’re all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or just enough to get him killed. A race has begun through the streets of Manhattan, a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. For Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, the finish line comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.
“Propulsive . . . [Child is] an expert at ratcheting up tension.”—Los Angeles Times
“A top-notch thriller.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Edgy . . . thoroughly engrossing.”—The Miami Herald
CHILLING TWISTS AND TURNS OF TREASURE HUNTING AT ITS CREEPIEST.
The most unlikely of characters together in one collection: Ancient Aztec warriors, a card shark named Harry, members of the Ku Klux Klan, Ute Princess Shami, and many more. They all have one thing in common, encounters with danger – some find riches and the unluckiest of them die.
These five fictional short stories are packed with witty adventure and unexpected twists that will leave you gasping for breath.
Treasure Hunting Mysteries includes: Forgotten Canyon, Cursed Cold, Death In The Air, Human Bait and The Assayer.
THREE SIDE-SPLITTING NEW ORLEANS GO CUP CHRONICLES in a Box Set at the Ready-To-Go price of $4.99! All the fun of Mardi Gras—without the hangover! Colleen Mooney’s funny, romantic, delightfully meandering cozy mysteries guarantee you gon’ have an authentic New Orleans experience, dawlin’ with a wild ride thrown into the bargain. Brandy Alexander’s the real deal--yes, that’s her real name and she’s not even a stripper, although her best friend Julia is.
YOU WILL LOVE THESE: The offbeat way Brandy goes about it all has a definite whiff of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum; fans of Stephanie Bond, Jana DeLeon, Joan Hess, Lisa Lutz, Sarah Strohmeyer, and Elaine Viets may also find a kindred spirit in this New Orleans dawlin’. And animal lovers will flat-out swoon!
Book 1 RESCUED BY A KISS Brandy gets an unexpected KISS TO KILL FOR. Brandy still lives with her parents in the Irish Channel and she’s sort of semi kind of engaged to the boy next door, who’s—what else?—one of NOLA’s finest. And Italian! Dante, the BF, is such a thoroughgoing New Orleanian he always manages Mardi Gras parade duty on his own block. So you'd think Brandy might be a little self-conscious a suave Svengali in one of the gentlemen’s walking clubs mesmerizes her into a big fat Mardi Gras smooch right in front of him. But not a bit. Because after all, it's Mardi Gras, and also for another good reason--that kiss was long, slow, hot—unlike any kiss I’d ever had in my life. She makes a date to meet Mr. Great Kisser after the parade (Yes! Right in front of Mr. Right Next Door) but –horrors--arrives just in time to see him get shot. Although fortunately not shot dead. Before he passes out, he pulls her close and whispers, “Save Isabella. And with that we’re off on a screwball chase all over town, from Lee Circle to the Lakefront, with a stop at Charity Hospital, and finally to the French Quarter’s favorite gay dance club, at all times accompanied by Schnauzers, one of them named Geaux Cup.
Vol. 2 DEAD AND BREAKFAST--DEAD IN BED…WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Brandy Alexander is a true and trusted friend – not to mention something of a detective-- who else would you call if you found a full-blown murder mystery in your bedroom? So when Brandy’s best friend Julia, the ex-stripper-turned hotelier, finds her first and only guest covered in blood, lying half on and half off a broken bed—with Julia’s panties swinging from the chandelier – she gets Brandy on the horn. And Brandy does the only sensible thing—makes coffee...with a shot of whiskey--then calls the police. And who should respond, but her recent ex-boyfriend, Dante, with a brand new daggers-looking female partner? But wait! This is not nearly complicated enough for Noo Awlins, where, after all, everybody knows everybody! Julia’s lawyer is none other than Jiff, Brandy’s new squeeze (and the reason Dante’s the ex-boyfriend). As the suspense mounts, the romance blossoms, and not just one. Jiff’s looking more and more like Mr. Right: a 100% Class Act, with his own Schnauzer and a soft spot for Brandy’s three. But Dante makes it clear that he doesn’t plan to go quietly; the former Mr. Right Next Door has a few very sexy moves he’s been holding in reserve, which knock Brandy’s socks--and truth be told, her panties --off!
DRIVE THRU MURDER, Book 3 When Brandy pulls into the drive-thru, she expects to order a box of CLUCK IT!—CHICKEN BY THE BUCKET, not hear gunshots and see someone in high heels and a black leather miniskirt climbing out of the pick-up window dragging a body. Her boyfriend, New Orleans Detective Dante Deedler, is on this case and hers as bodies keep turning up and she knows about them before he does. Her neighbor--a palm reader who is also a phone sex operator--has visions of Brandy’s future and past leaving more questions than answers. Murders, family dilemma and a rescued Schnauzer named Jesus has Brandy distracted. Could she be the next victim? There's no place like New Orleans to have a good crime!
An unhinged tycoon.
A lodge of evil magicians.
A plan to steal every child from the face of the earth.
Fr. Richard Kinney is having a crappy week. He’s not at all sure he’s the best leader for the demon-hunting Berkeley Blackfriars, his boyfriend has just broken up with him, and his last exorcism did not go well.
Kat Webber is in over her head. After discovering her brother’s comatose body in the midst of a demonic ritual, her heart sinks as she realizes he was up to something sketchy…maybe even evil.
Reaching out to the Blackfriars for help, Kat and Richard uncover a lodge of evil magickians who make every avocado in the world disappear—then every dog.
It’s a race against time as Kat and the Blackfriars try to stop the magickians from eliminating their next target—every child on earth.
Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Preacher, The Dresden Files, and the Mercy Thompson series will love this spine-tingling yet humorous supernatural suspense novel.
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WARNING: This book contains adult language and sexual situations. Not appropriate for children or people who are easily offended!
STOLEN MOB MONEY! RUTHLESS HIT MEN! A PAST THAT WON'T STAY DEAD AND BURIED!
For bounty hunter Grace deHaviland, the job seemed simple. Track down Barry Keegan, a white collar defendant in a corporate embezzlement scandal who'd jumped bail.A bean counter. How hard could that be?
But the case turns deadly when Keegan's co-defendant ends up murdered, and Grace's best friend, sheriff's deputy Suzie Jensen, is nearly killed.
Drawn into a web of deception involving stolen mob money, old scores, and ruthless hit men, Grace must track down the elusive Keegan--a man who is more dangerous than anyone could have guessed--while she tries to protect his wife and son from a past they thought long dead and buried.
Book One in the award-winning Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Series
Shee wants a home.
Shee McQueen grew up skip tracing and hunting military criminals with her father, Mick, until someone put a bounty on her head, forcing her underground. Resurfacing years later, she returns to her family’s hotel in Jupiter Beach, FL, to find Mick in a coma, shot in the head by an unknown sniper.
Shee wants answers.
The Loggerhead Inn has everything Shee could want in a beach hotel---sea turtle wall art, a tiny Yorkshire terrier mascot who thinks she’s a pit bull, and her father’s staff of deadly, damaged military veterans, looking to redeem their troubled souls by helping others. Not to mention--- Hold on...
How did Mason Connelly, the SEAL she fell for decades ago, just appear in the lobby? Why did he have to show up now demanding answers to secrets long buried?
Shee wants it all back.
But someone wants her dead.
From the moment Shee McQueen appears, The Girl Who Wants straps the reader into a twisting roller coaster ride of heart-stopping action, snappy dialog and intrigue. Shee’s quest to recover the life and loves she’s lost brings a depth of emotion rare in such a page-turning suspense. The unique female lead's funny, irreverent and all-too-human asides will have you rooting for her — and her whole pack of wild, wonderful misfit friends — until the breathless end.
Fans of Liane Moriarty, Carl Hiaasen, Donald E. Westlake, Janet Evanovich and John Grisham (without so many lawyers!) will love this exhilarating page-turner.
Winner of the Kindle Storyteller Award 2019
★★★★★"This cannot be put down... stunningly gripping."★★★★★
Mags Barkworth still suffers the effects of a life-changing tragedy over a decade ago.
She knows her husband loves her. She knows he would never do anything to hurt her, or their daughter. But what if the voice in her head, the one she’s pushed away with therapy and anti-depressants, is telling the truth?
What if it’s all a lie?
When Tam, their daughter, draws an uncannily detailed picture of a place she’s never been, Mags’ life starts to unravel.
But even in her most paranoid moment, Mags could never have guessed the secret she is destined to uncover.
★★★★★"Gripping from very first page."★★★★★
★★★★★"I was ‘behind the sofa’ scared."★★★★★
★★★★★"Cancel your day because you won’t want to stop reading."★★★★★
★★★★★"Fast-paced psychological thriller with an original and compelling story"★★★★★
★★★★★"The innermost thoughts of a serial killer... as intriguing as they are disturbing."★★★★★
The debut psychological thriller from the Amazon and Audible bestselling science fiction author, Ian Sainsbury.
This third book in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series provides a delightful romp through the English countryside and back.
Anxious to be married, Henrietta and Clive push forward with their wedding plans despite their family differences, made worse now by Oldrich Exley’s attempts to control the Von Harmons. When the long-awaited wedding day arrives, there is more unfolding than just Clive and Henrietta’s vows of love. Stanley and Elsie’s relationship is sorely tested by the presence of the dashing Lieutenant Harrison Barnes-Smith and by Henrietta’s friend Rose—a situation that grows increasingly dark and confused as time goes on.
As Clive and Henrietta begin their honeymoon at Castle Linley, the Howards’ ancestral estate in England, they encounter a whole new host of characters, including the eccentric Lord and Lady Linley and Clive’s mysterious cousin, Wallace. When a man is murdered in the village on the night of a house party at the Castle, Wallace comes under suspicion—and Clive and Henrietta are reluctantly drawn into the case, despite Clive’s anxiety at involving his new bride and Henrietta’s distracting news from home.
Delicately attempting to work together for the first time, Clive and Henrietta set out to prove Wallace’s innocence, uncovering as they do so some rather shocking truths that will shake the Linley name and estate forever.
A pastor with a kind heart. A black op with a deadly aim. All wrapped up in one amazing woman….
When you’ve given your conscience to God and your country is in peril, how fiercely are you willing to fight? This is the question for Leona Foxx, who leads a double life. She is unwillingly called back into CIA espionage while serving as a parish pastor on the South Side of Chicago. Leona’s skills as a defender of America against threats both foreign and domestic conflict with her conscience, a conscience shaped by her faith and her compassion for both friends and enemies.
In this, her first adventure, Leona uncovers a terrorist plot hatched by American mercenaries who intend to blame Iran. She takes off her clerical collar and picks up her .45 Kimber Super Match II to rally a counter-terrorist alliance of street gang members and professional crime fighters.
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She was terrorized, afraid, and desperate for help.
But her hopeless pleas would never be answered. No one would come to her rescue.
Now her body lays lifeless, floating in the water.
The girl could not escape the deadly and sinister secrets that Windsor Island holds…
It’s been a year since the body of FBI agent Emma Griffin's ex-boyfriend was found on the beach.
His death remains as mysterious as ever, the truth has yet to be revealed.
Emma still cannot escape the feeling of guilt, regret, and grief that follows her daily.
Until a girls night with her best friend brought an unexpected surprise.
A week-long-all-expense paid vacation to an exclusive island resort.
Being in paradise should be the perfect way to clear her mind… But, when a body turns up and girls start to go missing. Disturbing secrets about the resort are coming to the surface. Turns out paradise is just an illusion, and the truths behind the dangers on this island are far more disturbing than Emma and her friends could ever imagine.
Emma isn’t content to let any secrets lie hidden. She’s going to find the culprit behind the murder and the disappearance.
Even if it means she gets taken too.
Will Emma be able to survive “paradise” and get off the island alive?
Dangerous Waters is the first book in the Emma Griffin FBI series, it can be read as a standalone.
Wealthy American political elites, Chinese agents and a social media exec spin a geopolitical cyber conspiracy to sweep the 2020 presidential election and restructure American democracy to single party rule.
Packed with rich details and convincing characters you’ll love or hate. Eva Johnson just may be the most intriguing new female protagonist in years. You’ll be cheering for a sequel.
A tough, thought-provoking book that’s much more than a typical thriller. Beyond delivering a rocket ride that builds to a crescendo of surprises, it’s an expose of the political tactics and technologies that are challenging American democracy. The story is fiction, but the fact-setting and the underlying issues are real. Regardless of your politics, it will challenge your beliefs about social and political stereotypes and thrust you into the midst of the political, technology and social changes affecting American culture and democracy. You’ll never look at American politics or political thrillers the same way again.
If you like politics and sophisticated thrillers by authors who make you think—people like Dan Brown, Michael Crichton, Ken Follett, Stieg Larsson, John le Carré and Daniel Silva—you’ll be glad you read Intentional Consequences.
Includes great discussion questions for book clubs.
About the Author
Charles Harris writes vivid real-world fiction that unleashes his characters into the emerging social, political and technological changes that are altering who we are and how we live. Fueled by years of experience as a business lawyer, professor, investment banker and CEO of publicly traded technology and financial companies, he uses meticulous research, action-packed plot twists and suspense to bring his characters and settings to life. Harris has a degree in political science from the University of Florida and a law degree from the Harvard Law School. He is the author or co-author of several books on business negotiating as well as articles on technology, banking and the law. He lives in Florida with his wife, Jeannie.
Murder at High School Reunion
The town of Pelican Cove is abuzz with gossip. The infamous class of 1988 is back home for their 30th reunion. Jenny King is hosting a pancake breakfast for her husband's classmates. It's a time to indulge in nostalgia and take a trip down memory lane. But it doesn't take long for old rivalries to resurface.
Everyone is eagerly awaiting the big event, the grand unveiling of the time capsule. But the gala dinner takes a morbid turn when a man is shot dead.
Petitioned by the grieving widow, Jenny faces the belligerent reunion delegates who are not happy to be trapped in town. Everyone is a suspect since they were all present at the scene of crime. As long buried secrets begin to surface, Jenny's sleuthing abilities will be tested.
Meanwhile, the Magnolias are busy raising funds to help a terminally ill child.
Jenny must battle a personal crisis, help a devastated mother and navigate petty high school rivalries while she hunts for the true killer.
If you like cozy mysteries with smart heroines, unexpected twists, yummy food and friendships that endure, you will love Pancakes and Parrots.
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For thirty years, Brendan Murphy has done the impossible. He has kept his client, Professor Edward Wynne Carter, III, alive on Virginia’s Death Row. Three juries have convicted Ed of murdering his pregnant wife in 1983, but Ed continues to insist that the real killer is Allison Byrd, the law student who stalked him relentlessly and whose lies sent him to Death Row. Now Ed’s execution is set for March 3, 2017, the day before his son Wynne’s marriage to Claire Chastain.
Mckenzie Fitzgerald, a name partner in Hugh Mahoney’s San Diego law firm, learns of Ed’s impending execution on the day that she also learns she has been nominated to the United States Supreme Court. She has evidence of Ed’s innocence, but her career will be destroyed and she will lose the nomination if she reveals it. Determined to save her career, she stubbornly insists Ed is guilty.
When Claire tries to help Brendan prove that Allison is the real killer, Allison makes an attempt on Claire’s life. Jeff Ryder steps in to protect Claire and agrees to help her find evidence that Allison killed Ed’s wife. But when Claire is kidnapped on her wedding day and Brendan has a heart attack, Jeff becomes responsible for saving Claire and Ed in the face of mounting evidence that Ed had both motive and opportunity to kill his wife.