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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.
Sometimes red flags are easy to miss ...
When Sean’s captivating smile greets me on our first date, I know I’ve hit a jackpot by matching with him on Tinder. An hour later, I’m screaming from his locked basement to let me out.
The contrast between Sean and my ex is striking, so when he invites me over to his place, I dismiss the reservations I’ve had up until then and take the plunge. Everything seems to be going perfectly. I find myself drawn deeper into his charm and, when we’re in the bedroom, I allow the fires of passion to blur the boundaries I had set for myself.
However, as the night unfolds, red flags become glaringly obvious. By then, it’s already too late. I’m trapped in the confines of his house and unable to escape the horrifying secrets he hides within.
Fugitive Lola Cabello is hellbent on avenging her mother's death.
She descends into an escalating scheme of reptilian drug lords, led by the fallen angel Mastema, after withholding evidence from the police.
The notorious Crystal Moths are responsible for murdering her loved ones. She needs retribution and allies with the last nymph, Synarion, who is responsible for balancing Mother Nature. Their allegiance is tested due to their differences, is he friend or foe? Lead Detective Iglesias closes in on Lola. His case is jeopardized for he may be the last clean cop all while attempting to be a good single father.
Lola’s vigilante methods unravel the secrets of the Crystal Moth’s new drug, ash. This forces the gangsters to send their fiercest assassin, Scalebane, to silence her.
The power of ash endangers Lola’s wellbeing and threatens to expose the last of a forgotten world filled with demons, vampires, talking plants, and the fantastic.
They control the media.
Detective Iglesias is closing in.
Lola is not prepared for this rabbit hole.
Praise for Crystal Moth Conspiracy
“The Crystal Moth Conspiracy is a tight, quick-paced, and deeply developed tale with plenty of twists to keep you guessing.”
★★★★★ Author Chris Patrick Carolan, Goodreads
“…unique world building, fast pace, and a flawed-yet-captivating protagonist, prepare to be engrossed.”
★★★★★ Author Taija Morgan, BookBub
"Loving it so far and how it sucks me away from reality. Also love how it takes place in Canada."
★★★★★ Reader Natasha Quantz, Goodreads
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.
Can you trust a clue no one else can see?
Emotionally frigid Walker Clayborne has always preferred the stability of the rock formations he studies to the unpredictable people around him. A cold and unaffectionate upbringing allowed him and his siblings to drift — until the murder of his sister, Claire, propels Walker into a volatile world of strong ideals and spiritual mysticism.
Moved to unearth the truth, Walker visits his sister’s community in search of answers. There he discovers knowledge that challenges his scientific viewpoints — but that offers to reveal crucial clues about Claire’s last minutes.
But in the absence of hard evidence, Walker finds himself at odds with the legal system. And when a friend claims she has “seen” the murder, he must make choices about how to know—and believe—in a world of uncertainty.
Things Unseen is a murder mystery that challenges us to cross and recross the intersections between faith and rationality as we navigate the boundaries of the seen and unseen world.
CLICK ‘BUY NOW’ TO DISCOVER WHY SOMETIMES THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS ARE THE ONES THE EYE CAN’T SEE
Murder is an art form. And this one is a masterpiece.
Attorney Daniel Raine has recently gone out on his own and now is struggling to make rent. So when he’s invited to a fundraiser gala at a downtown Seattle art gallery, he sees it as a chance to find some new clients among the city’s wealthy elite.
And it works in the most unexpected way – when a young artist is found dead in the women’s restroom.
The assigned detective declares it a suicide and the young woman’s parents promptly sue the gallery owner for driving their daughter to take her own life. Raine is hired to defend the lawsuit and embarks on a mission to exonerate his client.
He soon realizes that the Rain City art world is a hotbed of intrigue, treachery and secret deals and becomes convinced that the young artist was murdered. But why? And by whom?
Raine finds himself navigating an unfamiliar world peopled by rich collectors, starving art students, and the beautiful and beguiling director of a local art school. Can he piece together what really happened on that fateful night and save his client from ruin?
Trial by Jury – the second in the brilliant legal thriller series featuring attorney Daniel Raine.
This fun cozy mystery features a “colorful display of Christmas suspense and intrigue” perfect for lovers of true crime and mysteries.
Jessica Barker blogs about true crime for an online magazine. But blogging for others is far from her dream job.
Then, Jess witnesses what appears to be her next-door neighbor in distress and Jess is the only one who seems to care. When the cops dismiss her as a bothersome true crime reporter with an overactive imagination, Jess must delve into the life of her mysterious neighbors, Rory and John Regan – with hints at embezzlement and gambling – before Rory ends up dead.
Lori L. Robinett introduces a new series about the adventures of an aspiring podcaster that will appeal to fans of true crime and cozy mysteries.
Don't Miss the Original Series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Starring John Krasinski!
The #1 New York Times bestseller that launched the phenomenal career of Tom Clancy—a gripping military thriller that introduced the world to his unforgettable hero, Jack Ryan—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on—and there’s only one man who can find her...
Brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan has little interest in fieldwork, but when covert photographs of Red October land on his desk, Ryan soon finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek played by two world powers—a game that could end in all-out war.
What matters more than your health? And the health care system that is supposed to keep you healthy or fix your medical care problems? Very little.
Imagine learning more about this major social issue- and its problems- through an entertaining public health detective mystery story. A compelling tale that begins with the threat of a pandemic and moves on to something far more sinister.
The Theory of Irv provides a suspenseful journey through not just the storyline of the book’s plot, but an overview of American health policy. How it came to be a hundred years ago. How it has adapted in the last several decades. Perhaps more importantly, how we can fix it so we can have better health and health care for all Americans into the future.
Learn about the defects in the American health care system that create problems for the people that rely on it, like you. Many believe it to be broken, in need of fundamental repair. Meanwhile, solutions offered up to this have become a political football game, rife with politics and divisive ideology, none of which seem to make things better.
Our heroes must confront a myriad of obstacles and threats to solve the fictitious tale. Along the way, they must also deal with America’s broken health care system and the defenders of its status quo, and they try to resolve this too.
The Theory of Irv also tells part of the story of the not-for-profit Washington Health Foundation. Formed in 1992, WHF (washhealthfoundation.org) has worked to improve health and health care, including major health reform. With this book, it announces its intent to make another run at this proposition. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to WHF, with the hope that the resolution of the fictional story of Irv can finally become reality.
New York Times bestselling author John Connolly's unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into adulthood and beyond in this dark and triumphantly creative novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive power of stories.
High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book... The Book of Lost Things.
An imaginative tribute to the journey we must all make through the loss of innocence into adulthood, John Connolly's latest novel is a book for every adult who can recall the moment when childhood began to fade, and for every adult about to face that moment. The Book of Lost Things is a story of hope for all who have lost, and for all who have yet to lose. It is an exhilarating tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.
Who kidnapped Elena Dumont? And what do they really want?
Elena Dumont appears to have it all: a charmed life, a handsome boyfriend and wealthy, successful parents.
But when she is kidnapped, she is forced to confront the problems that lurk beneath her perfect facade.
Although she is terrified, Elena digs deep and shows resilience and courage. One of her captors notices her bravery and they develop an unlikely bond.
Elena is faced with a choice: should she trust this man who is supposed to be her enemy?
She embarks on a dark journey to discover who is behind her kidnapping and why they would want her abducted in the first place.
The web of deceit she uncovers has earth shattering consequences. Will Elena make the right choice? And will she find out who is behind the kidnapping before they strike again?
When I Know Your Name, the spellbinding psychological thriller from G.M. Lawrence.
The explosive Robert Langdon thriller from Dan Brown, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno—now a major film directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones.
An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction.
When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol—seared into the chest of a murdered physicist—he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy—the Catholic Church.
Langdon’s worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the Vatican’s holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival.
Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair...a clandestine location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation.
An explosive international thriller, Angels & Demons careens from enlightening epiphanies to dark truths as the battle between science and religion turns to war.
A reluctant psychic, a missing woman, and vengeance from beyond the grave.
Rachel Thompson is missing, and the police have no leads. The serial killer who has taken her is efficient, elusive, and seemingly invisible.
Her only hope is Jacob Daniels, a man tormented by his second sight.
Jacob is driven to search for his friend in the slim hope that she is still alive. However, that means accepting he must use his gift and ask the spirits for their help.
Assistance from beyond can be a double-edged blade. When Jacob follows the advice given to him, he finds Rachel.
He also finds her killer and becomes his next target.
Jacob fights for his life as he is thrust into a mind-warping maelstrom of vengeful spirits and plans gone astray. It’s his life or the killer’s. Only one can survive the day.
Will Jacob survive a second encounter with a man determined to eliminate the only person who can identify him?
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Tom Rollins never helps a bad guy. But this one is family.
Former black ops specialist Tom Rollins has saved his wayward brother Anthony more times than he can remember. So when his father calls to tell him Anthony is in deep trouble yet again, Tom decides that this time his brother can sort out his own mess.
But when his father decides to take on the rescue mission himself, Tom realises he has to step up. He travels to Chicago, where he finds Anthony is in way over his head.
Heavily in debt to a ruthless gang and mixed up with the worst kind of cop, he’s living on a knife edge. As Tom desperately fights to save his brother’s life, he is forced to make a deal with the devil and use his CIA-honed skill set to take on the fearsome Chicago mob.
And that’s a battle even Tom Rollins can’t count on winning.
Blood Feud - Book 9 in the superb Tom Rollins action thriller series. Perfect for fans of Lee Child, Jason Kasper & David Archer.
Today, Mundy is a down-at-the-heels tour guide in southern Germany, dodging creditors, supporting a new family, and keeping an eye out for trouble while in spare moments vigorously questioning the actions of the country he once bravely served. And trouble finds him, as it has before, in the shape of an old German student friend, radical, and onetime fellow spy, the crippled Sasha, seeker after absolutes, dreamer, and chaos addict. After years of trawling the Middle East and Asia as an itinerant university lecturer, Sasha has yet again discovered the true, the only, answer to life-this time in the form of a mysterious billionaire philanthropist named Dimitri. Thanks to Dimitri, both Mundy and Sasha will find a path out of poverty, and with it their chance to change a world that both believe is going to the devil. Or will they? Who is Dimitri? Why does Dimitri's gold pour in from mysterious Middle Eastern bank accounts? And why does his apparently noble venture reek less of starry idealism than of treachery and fear? Some gifts are too expensive to accept. Could this be one of them? With a cooler head than Sasha's, Mundy is inclined to think it could.
In Absolute Friends, John le Carre delivers the masterpiece he has been building to since the fall of communism: an epic tale of loyalty and betrayal that spans the lives of two friends from the riot-torn West Berlin of the 1960s to the grimy looking-glass of Cold War Europe to the present day of terrorism and new alliances. This is the novel le Carre fans have been waiting for, a brilliant, ferocious, heartbreaking work for the ages.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️This book kept me guessing, and I couldn’t put it down. It held me glued to the pages until the surprising end!- Goodreads reviewer
What do we do when the truth hurts too much?
Fresh out of the national academy - mother of two - FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas is in over her head on her first assignment in multi-million-copy bestselling author Willow Rose’s breath-taking mystery.
When the mother of two, Arlene Wood, crashes her car against a tree at four in the morning, the case seems pretty straightforward.
But evidence found in the remains of the car soon raises the question of whether this was really an accident.
Shortly after, her husband is taken in and later convicted of having murdered his wife.
But many questions remain unanswered.
Why was Arlene driving in the middle of the night?
Why did she leave the house, her husband, and her sleeping children, get into her car, and drive away?
Was she meeting someone?
Six years later, Special Agent Eva Rae Thomas is new on the job when she stumbles upon something that suddenly blows this case wide open.
But can she persuade anyone to reopen the case even when the husband has admitted that he is guilty?
And will she be able to do it in time before this killer strikes again?
This mystery novel is the prequel to the #1 bestselling Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series.
The Eva Rae Thomas Mystery series has more than 15,000 five-star reviews on Goodreads!
Bombay’s first female lawyer, Perveen Mistry, is compelled to bring justice to the family of a murdered female Parsi student just as Bombay’s streets erupt in riots to protest British colonial rule. Sujata Massey is back with this third installment to the Agatha and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning series set in 1920s Bombay.
November 1921. Edward VIII, Prince of Wales and future ruler of India, is arriving in Bombay to begin a fourmonth tour. The Indian subcontinent is chafing under British rule, and Bombay solicitor Perveen Mistry isn’t surprised when local unrest over the royal arrival spirals into riots. But she’s horrified by the death of Freny Cuttingmaster, an eighteen-year-old female Parsi student, who falls from a second-floor gallery just as the prince’s grand procession is passing by her college.
Freny had come for a legal consultation just days before her death, and what she confided makes Perveen suspicious that her death was not an accident. Feeling guilty for failing to have helped Freny in life, Perveen steps forward to assist Freny’s family in the fraught dealings of the coroner’s inquest. When Freny’s death appears suspicious, Perveen knows she can’t rest until she sees justice done. But Bombay is erupting: as armed British secret service march the streets, rioters attack anyone with perceived British connections, and desperate shopkeepers destroy their own wares so they will not be targets of racial violence. Can Perveen help a suffering family when her own is in danger?
Terror’s Sword “definitely satisfies as the pace never falters, the cutting-edge timely plot never stumbles and the ending delivers. A romp of a read.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times and International #1 Bestselling Author
Two dangerous weapons are barreling toward each other: an anonymous revenge-fueled terrorist determined to destroy America with an unidentified bioweapon and the only man who can stop him.
When intelligence agencies fail to identify the attacker known as Terror’s Sword, the president taps elite counterterrorism case officer Kyle McEwan to hunt down the terrorist and eliminate the threat.
Tracking the terrorist across multiple continents, McEwan identifies Terror’s Sword and his deadly bioagent. However, America’s greatest scientific minds are unable to counteract it. With the mastermind on the loose and the attack looming, global survival rests on McEwan’s shoulders as he battles both forces inside his government and embedded terror cells. Who will prevail?
The wait is over for a new hero in the vein of Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Child’s Jack Reacher, Ludlum’s Jason Bourne, and Flynn’s Mitch Rapp. Kyle McEwan confronts the evil threatening his nation and the world in Terror’s Sword.
“Kuhens provides edge-of-your-seat entertainment from beginning to end. Terror’s Sword is the consummate thriller packed full of psychological one-upmanship. The author paints an action-packed picture of the real world, real locations, and real military scenarios.”
—Military Writers Society of America
A little girl goes missing from Yew Tree Manor - the same house from which a girl vanished decades before. Does the key to the present lie buried even deeper in the past, in the forgotten history of an innocent midwife accused by a family of shocking betrayal? A gripping, heartwrenching story of love, loyalty and family secrets.
From the internationally bestselling author of THE GIRL IN THE LETTER.
It all began with a midwife's secret, long buried but if uncovered could save two families from the bitter tragedy that binds them. And prove the key that will free them all...
1969 On New Year's Eve, while the Hiltons of Yew Tree Manor prepare to host the party of the season, their little girl disappears. Suspicion falls on Bobby James, a young farmhand and the last person to see Alice before she vanished. Bobby protests his innocence, but he is sent away. Alice is never found.
Present day Architect Willow James is working on a development at Yew Tree when she discovers the land holds a secret. As she begins to dig deep into the past, she uncovers a web of injustice. And when another child goes missing, Willow knows the only way to stop history repeating itself is to right a terrible wrong...
** EMILY GUNNIS'S NEW NOVEL THE GIRLS LEFT BEHIND IS COMING SOON **
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Madeline’s dual professions as event coordinator and private investigator cross paths during the most lavish affair of her career—a weekend-long 40th birthday extravaganza for the wife of a famous film director. As the party draws near, a simple background check after the disappearance of precious family jewels quickly turns into a murder investigation, and before Madeline and Mike can put the pieces together, another body turns up.
Adding to Madeline’s already overflowing plate, the D.A. informs her that Rick Yeoman―one of the men who abducted her three years earlier―has been released from prison after cutting a deal with the Feds. Besides fearing reprisals from the man she helped to convict, his parole also triggers the reappearance of soulless Lionel Usherwood, lured out of his hideaway by the call of revenge. When Yeoman’s body surfaces in Lake Cachuma, Usherwood moves on to the next target: Madeline.
A High Price to Pay is the second novel in the Madeline Dawkins Mystery series.
Book EIGHT of the hilarious Pineapple Port mystery series from Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY bestselling author Amy Vansant has Charlotte awaking to find Mariska and Bob gone, kidnapped from their home.
Enter the series at any book - each is a complete standalone mystery!
Their disappearance brings with it a message from a familiar killer: Help me or your friends will disappear.
"Loved! This is my favorite of the series! I LOVED it! So many secrets revealed! So many things happened! I couldn’t put it down!! I love love loved it!" ~ Amazon Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
To save her loved ones, Charlotte must find a way to clear her boyfriend's crazy ex of a killing. It may be the only crime the woman didn't commit...but things don't get any easier when someone mistakes Charlotte as a traitor and sends a madman with a distinctive "tattoo" and an unusual gang of deadly pets to stop her.
Fans of comedic mysteries like The Thin Man, Moonlighting, Monk and Elementary will fall in love with the charming, funny, thrilling world of Pineapple Port!
What Readers Are Saying About Amy Vansant and The Pineapple Port Series:
"So fun! I just love all of these fun, cozy mysteries. There are just layers of story lines, a virtual onion of angst and intrigue. I never get enough. I really enjoy how the backstories are gradually unfolding. Add a clean love story and I am all in." ~ Marsha Jeanne Thalleen ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"What fun! Not a mystery novel that has only murder. Novel characters, plenty of laughter, and a serious desire to read just one more chapter. A must buy, you will enjoy the ride!" ~ Louise Sinek ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"What a fantastic mystery! I really enjoyed reading this book. This was an unputdownable book that was loaded with action, danger and suspense, twists and turns, and plenty of mayhem. It would make a great movie." ~ Peggy Flack ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐