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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.
Aly doesn't believe in psychics. Too bad she just had a vision.
Aly’s got enough on her plate, with finishing her degree and taking care of her nephew and starting her new job at the antique store while drooling over the owner's gorgeous son. No time for visions.
Alas, the universe doesn't care what Aly believes. When she turns 21, she starts to feel psychic impressions left on objects. A disorienting power for someone surrounded by antiques. Then cranky customer Earl is killed, and Aly's new boss Olive is the prime suspect—not to mention the only person who understands Aly’s gifts. Who hated Earl enough to kill? Police would rather make a quick arrest than investigate, so it's up to Aly to clear Olive's name.
Shady Grove is reeling from the first murder in decades. If Aly can get her hands on the right object, she'll know what happened. Can she learn to control her visions before the killer sets their sights on her?
Tom Clancy brings Jack Ryan's son—Jack Ryan, Jr.—to the forefront in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.
A man named Mohammed sits in a café in Vienna, about to propose a deal to a Colombian. What if they combined his network of Middle East agents and sympathizers with the Colombian’s drug network in America? The potential for profits would be enormous—and the potential for destruction unimaginable.
A young man in suburban Maryland who has grown up around intrigue is about to put his skills to the test. Taught the ways of the world firsthand by agents, statesmen, analysts, Secret Servicemen, and black-op specialists, he crosses the radar of “The Campus”—a secret organization set up to identify local terrorist threats and deal with them by any means necessary.
His name: Jack Ryan, Jr.
Thrust to the mercy of the Mississippi river, thirteen-year-old Rowdy floats safely away as he watches the smoke rise from his burning farmhouse. His father, dead. His brother, dead. Both gunned down in front of him by a murderous gang of bandits.
Now alone in the world, his perilous journey of survival begins, challenging and shaping him into the young man his father would want him to become. Pulled from the waters, he is given a chance by a lone river Captain and his mate. Working the trade routes between St. Louis and New Orleans, he learns to navigate safe passage. Rowdy has grown strong working the river but must use his wit as well as his strength to confront a bullying crewman and survive a surprise attack by river pirates.
Facing life and death decisions, Rowdy's only option is to run. Survival is what Rowdy has come to know all too well. His escape across the plains towards Lincoln, New Mexico nearly claims his life. Through a stranger's help, Rowdy recovers but is faced with questions about his rescuer's motives.
Blood, bullets, and tears bring Rowdy's world to a showdown. Fighting for what was right is his code, living life for others becomes his way, and staring danger in the face is what he must do if he can truly be Wild and Mean, Sharp and Keen.
“Rowdy’s vulnerability and forthrightness make his character relatable to people of all ages and backgrounds.” – Reader
SHE'LL RISK EVERYTHING TO CATCH A KILLER . . .
As the pandemic begins, Josie Thompson is a struggling waitress, mom of two great kids. She wants a fresh start far from her abusive husband, the confining small town she calls home, and a long-held secret her family refuses to disclose.
But Josie isn’t going anywhere. After murder victims turn up floating in the river near her isolated cabin, the FBI quickly charges her in one of the killings. Thankfully, she’s freed on bond, but charges for the other deaths loom. The FBI thinks she’s a serial killer.
If convicted, she faces life in prison and a future forever apart from her children. Josie can’t let that happen. She must venture out of her comfort zone to prove her innocence, even if it means confronting her issues, including a growing fear of COVID-19.
Can she trust anyone to help? A friendly detective and former police officer? Her estranged lawyer-brother? Her cryptic parents? A wealthy bachelor who has eyes for her?
In a town where things are not what they seem and not everyone can be trusted, can Josie clear her name, or will her own dark secrets be her undoing?
Kim Jackson told herself to stay out of it. She didn’t listen.
All Kim Jackson wants to do is live under the radar in a town where no one knows she was once an accounting manager at a Fortune 500 company—or that she’s been framed for corporate fraud and murder. Instead, she gets involved in a homicide investigation.
High school senior Emily Riley made no secret of her desire to escape her hometown in the shadow of the San Juan Mountains. Locals thought she had left, until Emily’s murdered body is discovered at the base of Red Mountain. Kim Jackson steps in when she senses the investigation going cold. Using her advantage as an unbiased outsider, Kim seeks to understand who Emily was and who might have wanted her dead. As she gets closer to finding out what happened to Emily, Kim underestimates how much exposing the truth will cost her.
A Mountain of Evidence is the first book in the Colorado Skies mystery series. It follows a woman desperately aiming to solve a murder while struggling to come to grips with what she’s lost—her past.
Agent Abby Kane heads to Yuba City, where six months out of the year, thick fog engulfs the town allowing a killer to operate freely in nature's camouflage. As Abby’s investigation progresses, she discovers something puzzling, perhaps even impossible. The killer might be blind.
How can a blind man kill so easily and get away with it? It’s not an easy question to answer. To complicate matters, the killer has a unique calling card. He meticulously removes the skin from the backs of his victims—no easy feat for someone with perfect vision—unbelievable for someone with a visual impairment.
Abby has six months before the fog lifts, and the killer heads back underground. Can she stop his murderous spree before fog season ends, or will the blind psycho leave behind a string of bodies right under her nose?
The Puzzle Maker is a gripping thriller that’ll have you looking over your shoulder as you turn the pages.
The first fast-paced installment in the thrilling, vigilante justice series—Levon Cade.
Levon Cade left his profession behind to work construction. He just wants to live an anonymous life and be a good dad to his daughter. But when a local girl vanishes, he’s asked to return to the skills that made him a mythic figure in the shadowy world of counterterrorism.
Levon’s hunt for the missing college student takes him to the heart of a vicious criminal conspiracy, and his actions create a chain reaction that threatens all he holds dear.
It’s time for him to return to his trade. And Levon’s trade is death.
“Levon is bad ass. Makes Jack Reacher seem like a crossing guard.”
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“I’m still a cop, and my blood runs blue.”
Officer Kristin Greene has always felt that something was missing from her life. Although her job with the Fawn Hollow Township Police Department keeps her busy, she still feels like there is something else out there for her. She soon finds herself investigating a homicide where a young woman has had her throat ripped out. As she begins to dig for the answers, she finds herself thrown into a world she didn’t know ever existed. When the two strong and silent men walk into her life, she finds herself being pulled into a love triangle that has been going on longer than she has been alive. Who are they and why do they keep calling her Calista? Join Kristin as she fights to learn the truth about the recent murder, the two seductive men who have entered into her life and the real truth about herself.
My Blood Runs Blue Series is an adult Paranormal Action/Romance Series and is intended for mature audiences.
My Blood Runs Blue Series
My Blood Runs Blue, Book1
The Pulse of Blue Blood, Book 2
Blue Blood for Life, Book3
Mixing the Blue Blood, Book 4
Blue Bloods Final Destiny, Book 5
Blue Blood Returns Series - 40 years later
Kristin: Blue Blood Returns
Hugh: Blue Blood Compelled
Zander: Blue Blood Reborn (coming soon)
Angelina: Blue Blood Desired (coming soon)
Three full-length novels.
Over 700 pages of cozy mystery reading.
Get the first three books in the sassy and Southern Bless Your Witch series--SCARED WITCHLESS, KISS MY WITCH, AND QUEEN WITCH.
A witch. A murder. A wedding dress?
Dylan Apel is having one heck of a summer. She knows her hand-made clothing is special, but magical? Discovering that she's a witch is bad enough, but when Dylan realizes there are folks who’ll kill to possess her witchy powers— that’s enough to make a girl want to hide out in the back of her boutique. Only problem is, Queen Witch is in town, itchin’ to make sure Dylan learns to cast spells, and this witch won’t take no for an answer.
Dylan must learn fast—someone just killed her best client with a poisoned gown meant for Dylan. Was it the tall, mysterious hottie in black, who's suddenly everywhere she goes? After all, the first thing Roman Bane says is he doesn't like witches. Is he here to save her, or kill her?
Dylan is barely getting a handle on her new powers when she finds herself surrounded by witches bossing her this way and that, local police nosing about, and wary clients—death by clothing is not good for business. And the solstice is coming … a time when witch powers are at their peak. Can Dylan survive the chaos long enough to figure out her new life?
KISS MY WITCH
Dylan must face an entire convention of witches? It's enough to make a girl run for cover … except there's no place to go that they can't find her.
Every time Dylan Apel casts a spell, disaster strikes—from conjuring a giant swarm of bloodsucking mosquitoes, to exploding the electrical grid. When witches flood her peaceful hometown for a convention, Dylan is in no shape to protect herself. She's not sure which will happen first--another witch killing her for her powers, or the ruling council punishing her for misuse of magic.
Murder strikes quickly. When a witchy gossip columnist dies, the peaceful convention turns riotous. Was the witch murdered for spreading lies, or for stealing magic? And was it coincidence that she ate Dylan's dessert? There is a mansion full of suspects, but only one man who can learn the truth—the hot, aggravating Roman Bane.
When the witches are ordered to stay until the murderer is found, Dylan decides Roman needs help, and she's the perfect witch for the job. Not because she's falling for him, nope. She's just being helpful. But to find the killer, Roman and Dylan must navigate a maze of lies, dark magic and old rivalries. With the killer one magical step ahead, will they discover her identity in time to prevent more death—such as Dylan's?
Dylan Apel just wants to run her dress-design shop, spend time with sexy witch detective Roman Bane, and do her best to keep her crazy family out of trouble. But when the new witch queen is murdered, Dylan is chosen to take her place as interim queen of the South!
Shouldn’t be a problem for a strong witch, right? But stricken with guilt after an unfortunate accident, Dylan's been neglecting her studies. Now she must help find a fiendishly clever murderer before someone else dies. Even worse, if she and Roman cannot deduce the culprit, Dylan may be forced to give up her powers in the worst possible way—by dying herself.
Trapped in Castle Witch with a wide array of magical suspects and an incredibly annoying wooden parrot, can Dylan and Roman discover in time who is lying, who’s telling the truth, and who’s the killer?
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An unexpected, mysterious discovery in Cambodia leads Emily Mclean on a journey through the country’s painful history and toward personal redemption.
After a horrific accident shatters her world and leaves her an amputee, American attorney Emily Mclean moves to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to work with landmine survivors. She hopes to reinvent herself in this new land, leaving behind her sense of culpability in the death of her husband and the loss of her unborn child.
While visiting the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide, Emily discovers that she shares an eerie resemblance to a portrait of a former prison inmate, Milijana Petrova, a Yugoslavian communist revolutionary who, in the 1970s, became fatally enmeshed with the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. Emily is not the only one who notices the astonishing similarity—her Cambodian driver insists she is the ghost of Milijana, come back to complete a mysterious task.
This unexpected discovery consumes Emily, who starts desperately searching for answers about Milijana in historical documents from Cambodia’s devastating civil war. As she begins to uncover more clues about Milijana’s life—from the horrible mistakes she made to the terrible price she paid—further similarities between the two women start to emerge, and their stories become intertwined. What happens when life is turned upside down and the boundaries between past and present, life and death, are blurred? Can Emily’s discoveries help her to finally emerge from the pain of her own past, or will Milijana’s tragic end foretell her own?
Magic is real, but the world isn't ready to know it. It's up to the Silver Griffins to keep it a secret. It's harder than it sounds, especially in Los Angeles.
Lucy Heron is a mom with three kids, and a baker with a happy marriage in sunny Echo Park. She’s also Silver Griffins Agent 485. She has to balance family life, PTA meetings and her secret agent duties. She has a wand and a mission. Can she get it all done?
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Fighting supernatural crime from a minivan while keeping the magical world a secret is a fulltime job. Then there’s the PTA bake sale and the neighborhood barbecue.
Hard to balance even with a wand.
And now, a monstrous loan shark is spreading his shadowy empire from a hidden kemana. Mix in a tribe of ancient witches and tunnel-dwelling magical misfits.
Turns out, Los Angeles is hiding a lot of secrets just underneath your feet.
Can Lucy put the bad guys behind Trevilsom bars and still get home in time for family dinner? What are her magical kids up to and do they have their own spy network?
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The brand new thriller from USA Today bestselling author, Carissa Ann Lynch. Perfect for fans of John Hart, Jane Harper and Shirley Jackson.
‘Incredibly powerful, riveting and emotionally charged, this thriller will stay with you long after the last page is turned’
Behind every family is a story.
But some stories are darker than others.
Norah Campbell was an addict. The loss of her fiancé drove her to despair; she lost custody of her daughter, Gemma, and control of her life.
Now Norah is in recovery and she wants Gemma back. But to do so she must move in with her eccentric aunt and uncle, and they refuse to give up control without a fight. When strange occurrences keep happening at the farm and Norah makes a gruesome discovery, she soon realises she’s living with a monster.
As her mental health spirals out of control and she is tempted to relapse, she begins to wonder if she is also a monster.
This is a novel about addiction and recovery, and the strength of a mother who must fight in order to save herself and her child.
‘Thrilling and tense . . . keeps you guessing until the end’
‘Creepy, thrilling and murderous’
‘A tautly written page-turner’
The ultimate secrets of the universe awaits those who dare to risk everything.
Years have passed since Earth encountered its first known interstellar object: Oumuamua. Now an even larger one has been discovered, following the exact same trajectory as its predecessor. Scientists around the world theorize that this can no longer be passed off as mere coincidence—the new contact must be an artificial construct of some kind.
With an ambitious plan to build a spacecraft and attempt a manned landing, a crew is formed. Disgraced astronaut Cassie Voges hopes to get selected for one last chance at redemption. Maverick billionaire Toby Merckx wants to beat his rivals to the extraordinary secrets he believes the object may unlock. And its controversial discoverer, Charles Hudson, seeks to escape his past and be remembered for something better.
What they find will change humanity forever.
Combining hard-edged, scientific realism with thrilling action and the mysteries of the unknown, this epic novel is suitable for fans of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Rendezvous with Rama.
A captivatingly complex villain stands out in this well-written fantasy series opener. - Kirkus Reviews
The world is free. The world is mine.
Some call him the Usurper, the Destroyer of Worlds. Mahzun calls himself the Savior of Man. A decade of war has brought him to the precipice of victory.
Zahara, a prodigious mage, is destined to wield the Power of Creation and put an end to the Usurper. But when that power mistakenly falls to Ekarath, her best friend and elite soldier incapable of casting the simplest of spells, destiny must be questioned.
Will the Usurper complete his victory? Or will Ekarath find the strength to be the hero he wasn’t destined to be?
See what readers have to say about The Final Heir:
"I could tell from the very first page that this book was amazingly written. Mr. Monson has a gift for young adult fiction. The fantasy elements are fresh and original, the writing is gripping. Very grateful to have found this one." Tyler McArthur, Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"This is such a fun book, really captured me from the first chapter. I feel like I can visualize the whole world that the author has created. Wonderfully developed and super likable lead characters make this a must read." Matt, Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"The story sucks you in and is hard to put down. I can't wait for the next book in the series to see what happens next." Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
As addictive as THE SILENT PATIENT, as gripping as THE GIRL BEFORE.
One wrong click can ruin your life...
Lizzie hasn't thought about her colleague Becca in years - not since the accident.
Then Becca's ex-boyfriend turns up on Tinder, and Lizzie's curiosity is sparked.
It looks like Becca hasn't changed. She's still all over social media: #perfectlife, #perfectjob, #blessed. Lizzie can't resist a dig. But she sends her mean comment to Becca by mistake...
She's about to find out you can't always believe what you see online.
And that with friends like Becca, you don't need enemies...
A gripping read with a twist you won't see coming - the perfect thriller for the digital age.
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'FABULOUS. Best psychological thriller I've read.'
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'More than a 5 star, completely original, scary, tense, thrilling, and chilling. Loved, loved, loved, loved.'
A killer is playing deadly games with local students… and the only prize is murder.
Detective Chief Inspector Whitney Walker has worked hard to get where she is. A single mother, she joined the police force when she was eighteen and never looked back… until one wrong move put her in jeopardy of losing her job. So when a serial killer starts murdering female students at a nearby university, she knows this is it: her chance to stop a killer and redeem her career… or blow it and say goodbye to the job she loves.
Aided (and sometimes impeded) by Dr Georgina Cavendish, a lecturer who steps out of the isolated world of academia when one of her students is murdered, Walker soon arrests the obvious culprit. Everything seems to have worked out…
… until another girl is murdered while Cavendish and Walker’s prime suspect is still behind bars.
Now, Walker is being removed from the case, replaced by someone a bit more “suitable.” But when Cavendish persuades her to continue working the case, the two women join forces to discover the truth and solve the mystery behind the killings… before Walker’s own daughter becomes the next victim of a serial killer’s Deadly Games.
A perfect mix of mystery, murder, and mayhem that will delight fans of police procedurals and serial killer-noir like One Lost Soul, The Snowdonia Killings, and What Lies Beneath. Deadly Games is the first book in the bestselling Cavendish and Walker crime fiction series by Sally Rigby. Tap the link, grab your copy now, and see if you’re clever enough to survive a killer’s Deadly Games!
"A fast-paced noir thriller. The Ice Maiden deserves a spot at or near the top of your reading list." –Best Thrillers
His personal life is on the rocks. Catching this murderer may be his only shot at redemption...
Doug Bateman is barely keeping it together. Still grieving over his son's death and with his marriage crumbling, the Maine State Police detective's ties to his small town is one of the few things giving him comfort. So he's horrified by the discovery of a mutilated corpse in the local lake... especially when evidence points to torture by methods of the Spanish Inquisition.
Partnered with a quick-witted and talented new deputy from the Sheriff's office, Bateman throws himself deep into the investigation. But as all their clues lead to dead ends, the body count rises, and his interest in his colleague becomes more than professional, the dedicated cop fears he's become part of a butcher's gruesome game.
Can Bateman unmask a madman before someone else he cares about dies?
The Ice Maiden is the compelling first book in the Doug Bateman Mystery police procedural series. If you like spine-tingling thrills, unexpected romance, and authentic settings, then you'll love B.D. Smith's chilling tale.
“Tense, twisty and full of toxic secrets – a chilly fight for survival guaranteed to give you shivers” – T.M. LOGAN, author of Lies and The Vacation
Seven friends. One killer. You can run, but you can’t hide…
The hike is meant to bring their nature group together.
Emily, the sister who never lets her hearing loss hold her back.
Lauren, the sister who always feels a step behind.
Morna, who doesn’t get on with Lauren.
Ben, whose feelings for Emily border on obsession.
Dan, the quiet newcomer to the group.
Kai, who isn’t just on the hike to enjoy the wildlife.
And Alec, the one who knows all their secrets.
As the sun sets, a gunshot rings out on the nature reserve.
One of the seven is dead. And one of their number killed them…
Another nail-biter from Bestselling Author Willow Rose!
It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life when her kidnapped daughter returned, but it wasn’t.
Fourteen years ago, Clarissa Smalls was born, and a few hours later, she was taken from the hospital. Kidnapped. Her mother searched desperately for her for years, but she never found her.
When Clarissa Smalls is suddenly found in the swamps of central Florida, badly bruised and confused, it is cause for much joy and celebration in her family, especially with her mother, who has waited fourteen years to see her baby girl again. Little did she know that this day would end up being the worst in her life. Because Clarissa doesn’t want to know about her mother, she refuses to talk to anyone and won’t tell the police what happened to her.
When another baby girl is kidnapped from the same hospital in the same manner, the police believe it’s the same kidnapper that took Clarissa. Suddenly, time is of the essence to make her answer the many questions that are piling up.
Where was she for fourteen years?
Who took her?
Why won’t she tell them who her kidnapper is?
The FBI brings in former profiler Eva Rae Thomas to help them in this very peculiar case. Eva Rae Thomas knows the girl’s mother very well and is willing to go to great lengths to help her out, even though the two of them share an unpleasant history. Eva Rae Thomas’s sister recently came back into her life after being kidnapped thirty-five years ago, so the FBI hopes that she can contribute with a deeper understanding of the situation and maybe get through to Clarissa.
Little could she have known that soon she would wish that she never got involved in this, as the case becomes very personal for her.
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Can one lone wolf save the world from fae who feed on pack bonds?
Half-werewolf Athena has spent her entire adult life keeping her human sister off the local alpha's radar. But when the Samhain Shifters come to town, she's thrown off her game.
Tank isn't at all what Athena had come to expect from an alpha. Rather than throwing his weight around and taking from the little guys, he risks his skin to fight off deadly fae who slip into our world one night per year.
"Join us," Tank tempts, prompting butterflies to take flight in Athena's stomach. The gig would be a one-week commitment, the work a boon to the common good, the result insurance for her sister's future. But if Athena drops her standards and runs with wolves, will she ever be able to attain independence again?
The Samhain Shifter series can be read in any order, with adventure, mystery, and a happily ever after in every book. Moon Glamour is book one.