Mysteries

Mysteries

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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.

Midnight at Malabar House

by Vaseem Khan


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WINNER OF THE CWA SAPERE BOOKS HISTORICAL DAGGER 2021 ***

'The leading character is the deftly drawn Persis Wadia, the country's first female detective. She's a wonderful creation and this is a hugely enjoyable book' ANN CLEEVES

'This is historical crime fiction at its best - a compelling mix of social insight and complex plotting with a thoroughly engaging heroine. A highly promising new series' Mail on Sunday

Bombay, New Year's Eve, 1949


As India celebrates the arrival of a momentous new decade, Inspector Persis Wadia stands vigil in the basement of Malabar House, home to the city's most unwanted unit of police officers. Six months after joining the force she remains India's first female police detective, mistrusted, sidelined and now consigned to the midnight shift.
And so, when the phone rings to report the murder of prominent English diplomat Sir James Herriot, the country's most sensational case falls into her lap.

As 1950 dawns and India prepares to become the world's largest republic, Persis, accompanied by Scotland Yard criminalist Archie Blackfinch, finds herself investigating a case that is becoming more political by the second. Navigating a country and society in turmoil, Persis, smart, stubborn and untested in the crucible of male hostility that surrounds her, must find a way to solve the murder - whatever the cost.

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The Latitude

by Pete Clements


Florida's Citrus Belt, finest place in the world to grow citrus, Tropical Zone summers, hot, humid, rain. Temperate Zone winters, mild, possible touch of frost, minor chance of freeze. Perfect. Except, the place is directly in the flyway of airborne illegally imported illicit opioids from our neighbors to the south. They fly unseen into the U. S., bound for Midwest and East Coast distribution, invade under cover of night, land in the rural unpopulated groves, commandeer homes and barns, threaten murder, bankruptcy, economic havoc. Some brave young citizens face the traffickers, fight back, bring high seas chase all the way to Bahamas hideouts, battle vicious gunfire and a deadly hurricane, and even find young love. Who wins? This time, you do.

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Partners in Crime (Partners in Crime Thrillers Book 1)

by Elise Sax


A string of brutal murders. An international conspiracy that includes the highest seats of power. A ruthless, sadistic killer who’s intent on terrorizing women.


It’s tough out there for a super spy who needs to save the world on the reg.


In the first book of the Partners in Crime Thrillers, Peter Bolton is a spy, but he’s up for a career change. He makes Jack Reacher look like an amateur, and he’s saved the world more times than James Bond. But now Peter is ready to retire and live a normal life without underworld figures trying to kill him every day and without a cyanide capsule in his molar in case he gets caught.


Piper Landry walks out of the Redwood Forest of Northern California in the middle of the night with no memory and no clothes. She knows only two things. The first is that her name must be Piper Landry because that’s what’s written on a tag bolted to her ear. The other is that she’s richer than Midas.


When Peter and Piper meet, it’s fireworks. The two become instant partners, but soon Piper’s mysterious past gets in the way—not to mention the global conspiracy and the sadistic killer-- and these new partners might have to save the world one more time.


Or two more times…


Partners in Crime is an international thriller and action adventure romance.

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Witcher Upper (Magical Renovation Mysteries Book 1)

by Amy Boyles


Clementine thought she had escaped the past...boy, was she wrong.


Southern gal Clementine Cooke is busy. The house renovation business she runs with her best friend in the small town of Peachwood, Alabama, is thriving. That is until Clementine discovers her partner dead, encased in poured concrete.

It looks like murder. Clementine starts to investigate, quickly realizing that not only had her so-called best friend spent years lying to her, but plenty of folks wanted her dead--from the unionized wizard mafia to the old lady quilting club. But even with haters coming out of the woodwork, Clementine finds herself fighting off suspicion. She must locate the killer before the local police chief tosses her in jail and throws away the key.

With no one to turn to, she enlists the help of a wizard suffering from amnesia. But there's a hitch--he might not remember who he is, but Clementine does, and for her own reasons, she’s not talking.

Can Clementine clear her name and save her business? Or will this be one magical renovation that winds up in demolition?

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Wanderer's Escape (Wanderer's Odyssey Book 1)

by Simon Goodson

 

The Empire will kill him for stealing this ship… but they have to catch it first!

 

To the Empire the Wanderer was just another booby-trapped ship to claim, and Jess was just another worthless slave who could be sacrificed in the process.

Things didn’t go to plan.  Jess survived the dangers, and when he sat in the pilot’s chair the ancient ship came to life for the first time in centuries.

Acting on instinct Jess seized the chance, firing up the engines and fleeing the Imperial forces.
Now Jess and the ancient self-aware ship are on the run, their freedom and their very existence on the line.

The smart thing to do would be to run like hell and never stop, but Jess finds he can’t ignore pleas for help from those in danger.  With the powerful Wanderer at his command he can truly make a difference… but at what cost?

Get Wanderer’s Escape now and see why tens of thousands of people have loved following the Wanderer’s journey, leaving comments including “In the end, I was gripping the arms of my chair as I rooted for the heroes.”, “A fast-paced, can't-put-it-down Sci-fi.” and “One of the best books I've read this year.”

 
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The Secret of Seaside (Paige Comber Mystery Book 1)

by Agatha Ball


Welcome to Seaside! A sleepy, island village filled with sweet summer romance, sandy beaches, colorful characters... AND MURDER!


Paige Comber dreams of running off to Paris to train at the Cordon Bleu, but fresh out of college, she is stuck running her granny's coffee shop in the small town of Seaside. It looks like a lousy summer until a handsome stranger named Nate arrives.

He's here to help his Uncle Byron with his affairs, but when his uncle's body washes up on the beach and he is accused, it is up to Paige to find out who might have been crazy enough to do it.


BOOK ONE in the cozy PAIGE COMBER MYSTERY series

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Assassin Marked (The DuFonte Chronicles Book 1)

by Michael C. Sahd


An interplanetary crime syndicate.
A debt, long overdue.
An assassin gone rogue.
Love. Revenge. Betrayal.


Although he knows it will mean the end of his relationship with both the Crime Syndicate and his long-time lover, Captain Victoria Maruska, Damian can’t let sleeping dogs lie. After overcoming his captain’s well-intended efforts to hold him back, Damian sets off to exact his revenge on the man who had once left him to die on the barren wastelands of Earth. . . .

Victoria may not know where to look, but she knows she has to find him. Following Damian’s disappearance and the not-so-mysterious murder of one of his superiors, the Syndicate has called Captain Maruska’s loyalty into question. As a result, she has been assigned the unenviable job of leading a task force to hunt him down. . . .

On the outs with his lover and on the run from trained killers, Damian DuFonte is . . .

An Assassin Marked.

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Rabbit Holes & Pepper Spray, Book 1: A Young Adult Urban/Portal Fantasy Series: (Book 1)

by Z. B. Meshenberg


From the Booktok Author Z.B. Meshenberg comes an epic Urban Fantasy adventure like no other! Set in a reality unlike any you've ever encountered, this book contains within it a portal to a power that should not be underestimated: your own...



“Some people get a wardrobe or a white rabbit. We got an orange.”

Hazel just wanted to finish high school in peace. Life had other plans. Why else would a glowing orange kidnap her and her friends?

Taken to a dream island, the four teens find out the truth: magic is real, everyone has superpowers, and a dark secret has been buried in the air.

In a world of dreams and lies, can these four friends make it through the test of their lives? Or will they fall prey to the secret behind that shadowed smile?




This empowering tale of magic, deception, and inner strength features snarky banter, found family, close friendships and a quest to return home. Scroll up and click Read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited or Want to Buy for your chance to enter the Other Side of Reality today!

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Dead Man's Pose: Yoga Mat Mysteries (Mystery, suspense, romance and adventure

by John Roosen


Dead Man’s Pose is a tension-reliever in yoga. Not this time!


The relaxation goes further than expected. One of Elaina Williams’s yoga students dies in her class. Was the victim helped into Dead Man’s Pose? Behind the scenes, there’s a coverup threatening to unravel Elaina’s tranquil life. It turns out her favourite student was targeted and that strikes at her very core. What was the message that Mario so desperately wanted to give her? Elaina needs to know what’s happening. But there are no easy answers.

She teams up with Ric, a mysterious dark-horse, and they navigate the back streets, landmarks and sleazy haunts of Sydney, Australia. From a darkened saloon to a starlit casino, Elaina and Ric’s trail tumbles into a gummy web of intrigue. It’s a city life they thought they knew. Instead, Sydney is hiding pockets of controversial history and a basketful of crime, chaos and quirky characters.

Using unconventional crime-solving methods and coffee-fuelled discoveries, Elaina and Ric reveal that corruption runs deep. But their attraction to each other runs even deeper. Things start ‘hotting up’. As each moment becomes more perilous, Elaina must overcome her fears. If she continues, she risks being the next victim. The stakes are high. With several close calls and the body count racking up, will Elaina and Ric resolve this mystery before time runs out?

Dead Man’s Pose is presented in a stylish noir mystery wrapper. It arrives with doses of romance, laugh-out-loud humour and suspense tucked into shadowy corners. But the layers that make a celebration of what is Australia don’t always end with ‘she’ll be right’.

✓ Your Dead Man’s Pose eBook is just a click away. Hungry for more? Dead Man’s Pose is first in the Yoga Mat Mysteries’ line-up. Next will be Cobra Pose – coming soon!

 

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A Doggone Waterfront Shame: A delightful dog cozy mystery (Megan Henny Cozy Mystery Book 1)

by Rimmy London


A new life. A clumsy stray. But when Megan decided to open a shop on the boardwalk of Seacrest... she never planned on murder.


Megan's first day running her new scooter rental shop comes with one massive hiccup. A would be purse-snatcher dashes out the front door and Megan takes off after him. As the moment unravels, she finds it was all a harmless prank. But not everything is as harmless as it seems.

When a body is found at the construction site of a high-end development, news shakes through the small town and speculation runs wild. There's the charming English woman who runs a bookstore a few doors down, the young college student Santiago who's a shameless flirt, the billionaire himself, along with the fireman, the construction crew, and the rest of the gang. Somewhere out there is a murderer, and as she stumbles across the clues, they set their sites on Megan.


A charming tale of mix-ups and mysteries. Explore the wonders of the pacific coastline with Megan and be inspired. Who knows? Maybe you'll find the courage to chase your dreams as well.

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The Last Days of Want: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller

by Derek Shupert


At the end of the world, who will survive the last days?


For ten years, war and famine ravaged the population.

Lawlessness spread across the country.

What was Dylan willing to do to keep his family together?

In Las Vegas, Nevada, Dylan, his family, and their loyal Australian Kelpie, Pepper, are like everyone else. They scrape for food and do whatever it takes, but at least they’re in one of the few remaining cities where they can keep the family together. It was hard, but everything changed the day Dylan’s daughter decided to leave.

How would he get Maci back?

When Maci left with her boyfriend, Logan, she had no idea what they would discover in the rest of the country. It was worse than she imagined. Raiders, cannibals, and rogue factions roamed the countryside and there wasn’t anyone to stop them. It wasn’t long before she realized the real threat.

Logan had turned into a controlling monster.

Was there any way to escape him?

How could she get back to her family?

As Dylan eeks out a living in the fight clubs, he hears of a safe place across the country in Wisconsin, but until he gets his daughter back, they can’t go anywhere. There’s just one problem.

Finding out where she went just might get him killed.

You’ll love this post-apocalyptic thriller, because this family struggle to survive is fraught with the most amazing challenges, and it will take a clever plan to get them all back together.

From Bestselling author, Derek Shupert, comes The Last Days of Want, a survival thriller featuring flawed, complex characters and riveting action adventure. A disaster/post-apocalyptic series perfect for fans of Ryan Schow, Kyla Stone, Franklin Horton, Jack Hunt, and Boyd Craven.


Get your copy today!

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Unplanned Princess Complete Series Boxed Set

by Michael Anderle


What is the difference between ignorance and stupidity?

Ignorance can be solved if you live long enough.

Zaena has been sent as an Elven emissary to learn and build a relationship with humanity.

There are a few problems with that: her attitude, naivete, and ignorance.

Pick up your copy of this 9 book boxed set to find out how one clueless Princess first came to the shores of America. and if she can create a bridge to save her people.

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Zaena's only two hundred and fifty years old, so time should be on her side, right?

Except she gets involved in a brutal gang war in the first month of landing on the shores of the West Coast of the United States.

San Francisco, to be exact.

Zaena quickly learns that her knowledge of humanity is closer to the twentieth than the present-day twenty-first century.

So much for her teachers’ study of humanity's television shows.

She's got attitude, magic, and a sacred armor pendant. What she doesn't have is a clue.

She will survive her ignorance or die trying to build a bridge and save her people.

Included in this complete boxed set:

  1. Sword Diplomacy
  2. Gangland Politics
  3. Explosive Negotiations
  4. Nefarious Intentions
  5. Unidentified Assailants
  6. Unexpected Ultimatum
  7. An Unclear Future
  8. Popular Disinformation
  9. Unbearable Choices

Scroll up and click BUY NOW or READ FOR FREE to start Zaena's story!

 

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Tangled Lies

by Karen E. Osborne


"I love a good murder mystery with characters you can root for, and this one fits the bill. Tangled Lies is a page turner that's packed with fast-paced suspense, a masterful plot, and a hefty dose of sizzling hot romance." –Linda Sheehan, author of Decanted

On an icy day in February, African American grandmother Vera Moon arrives home to find her grown son Charlie brutally murdered. She vows to find the killer who has managed to elude the police. Not knowing where to begin, Vera is involved in a suspicious hit-and-run car accident, witnessed by a young Irish American woman, Dani, on the run from the train-wreck of her own life.

As circumstances throw Vera and Dani into an unlikely alliance, the two find themselves embroiled in a web of truths and lies that imperils them both, but also may bring Charlie's murderer to justice.

 

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A Good Man Gone (Mercy Watts Mysteries Book 1)

by A.W. Hartoin


A rollicking cozy mystery series from USA Today bestselling author A.W. Hartoin. For fans of Janet Evanovich, Tricia O'Malley, and Jana DeLeon...


What do a dead cop, a murdered bride, and a sizzling summer have in common? Mercy Watts, of course.

Nurse and dutiful daughter, Mercy Watts is on vacation from her parents. The great detective and his loving wife are on a cruise and, for the first time in years, Mercy thinks she's off the hook. She won’t be doing any investigating for the family firm. No tailing suspects. No background checks. Nothing but her own stuff for three whole weeks. She’s thrilled. But when Tommy’s old partner has a fatal heart attack out of nowhere, Dad has one of his famous feelings and orders Mercy to look into it. She tries not to get sucked in. She really does. But she is her father's daughter. Soon Gavin's death leads to a more grisly one, the death of a bride on her wedding day. Can the two be connected? Was Gavin murdered? Now Mercy can't stop. You do for family. That's all there is to it.

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YOU BETTER RUN (Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Book 11)

by Willow Rose


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The beach read of the summer!

When 19-year-old Meg Briggs wakes up after having a crazy party with her friends, she finds a girl in the pool.

Dead.

Who is this girl?

How did she end up in the pool?

Was she even at the party?

Even more strange is when they pull her out of the water, Meg realizes the girl looks very familiar. As a matter of fact, she looks just like her.

Like an identical twin.

But Meg has no twin, at least none that she knows of, and no one at the party knows this girl or can say where she is from.

What is Meg’s mom hiding from her?

FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas is caught in distress at home with her children and between the two men in her life when she is asked to help out on the case.

Who killed Meg’s identical twin and why? And where did she come from?

As Eva Rae Thomas digs deeper into the story, she can barely believe the revealed secrets, secrets so cruel that someone is ready to go to great lengths to keep them hidden.

 

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Deceived by Ornament: A Kim Brady Novel (Kim Brady Mysteries Book 2)

by Edward J. Leahy


"Deceived by Ornament is a thoroughly New Yorkie novel authored by a proud New Yorker on a creative roll." –Gillespie Lamb, The Junkyard Dick

Detective Kim Brady must find the killer of Mariano Avila, beloved community activist and immigration lawyer in Brooklyn. The only eyewitness, Amara, a fifteen-year-old undocumented escapee from a human trafficking ring, has described the killer as wearing a police uniform. Kim discovers the details of the murder match those of a cold case from several months earlier.

Saddled with a partner who is an unqualified rookie cop forced on her unit by a local state senator with mayoral aspirations, Kim's investigation is micromanaged from above. She soon finds herself in a maelstrom of competing jurisdictions and interests as she struggles to determine if the killer is a cop or an imposter, whether he is a serial killer or part of a larger domestic terrorist plot.

When she discovers that a close friend of the victim in the cold case, Rafer Harwood, is part of an anti-immigrant militia suspected of planning a major terror event, she can explain the second murder but not the first. She must protect Amara and find both the killer and the real leader of the militia.

Deceived By Ornament, A Kim Brady Mystery. An engrossing crime thriller by Edward J. Leahy.

 

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Cupboards Full of Skeletons (The Abandoned Wives and Widows Club Book 1)

by Dorothy M. Fletcher


Lydia Thompson's husband of over forty years has died. Her first thoughts are thank goodness he's gone at last, but whoops – did I help him on his way? As she discovers the terrible secrets he's kept from her, any remorse she has for her actions crumbles.

On the plus side, for the first time in her adult life she has made some friends. They indulge in coffee and cake in a local cafe, and generally misbehaved.

Then, when the father of her gorgeous great grandson dies and the police say it was suicide, she knows it was nothing of the sort. Naturally she persuades the group to investigate.

That's when the real trouble starts.

Cupboards Full of Skeletons is the first novel in the Abandoned Wives and Widows Club series of thrilling, heart-warming, sometimes laugh out loud, and sometimes dark, mystery novels. They relate the mad antics of a group of retired New Zealand women as they delve into the gritty underbelly of life and murder.

 

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Dead Loss: a novel of boats, bygones, and bad behavior

by T.A. Clark


A cool November evening heats up when a 170 foot megayacht catches fire at the Fort Lauderdale boat show.

Left behind are a multi-million dollar crime scene, a dead body, and a lot of questions.


Detective Adria Hill was tired of dressing up for prostitution stings, but complaining hadn’t gotten her anywhere. Not until she was forced to make a politically embarrassing arrest did her superiors decide that maybe this was a good time for a change.

Freshly reassigned to Homicide, and over the objections of her new captain, she is put on the high-profile case of the boat show fire. With no experience and no support from her co-workers, she has to deal with a lack of evidence, a sick mother, and a suspended Sheriff’s deputy who is pursuing his own special revenge fantasy. She eventually finds an ally in Luc, a fraud investigator sent by the French insurance company. Together, they work to unravel the mystery of the fire, the murder, and Adria’s own enigmatic family history.

The story continues the author’s exploration of the sometimes seamy and always bizarre underside of South Florida. As in his previous mystery, Bean Counter, he mixes action, suspense, and humor in this new entry in the South Florida mystery thriller genre.

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THE GIRL WHO KILLED YOU: An Action-Packed Island Mystery Thriller

by Amy Vansant


From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Amy Vansant - the most fun you can have holding a Kindle Reader!

When Mick and his retired military gun-for-hire “fixer” service is hired by a United States Senator to find his missing son, he enlists the help of his daughter, Siofra “Shee” McQueen. An experienced tracker, Shee quickly tracks the boy to a Bahamian island playground catering to the young and wealthy. The job seems like such a breeze, she hires her daughter, Charlotte, to infiltrate the age-restricted compound. They’ve just been reunited after a lifetime apart, and the mission offers them serious quality mother-daughter time.

Is the mother-of-the-year award in the mail yet?

Before Shee can kick back with a Bahama Mama, the senator’s son’s girlfriend turns up dead. The boy is the primary suspect. Could be he's not the underachieving goofball he seemed to be…and her daughter is on the island with him.

Shee needs to extract Charlotte, but communication has been cut, and the sinister underbelly of the resort is beginning to show.

Shee will need to tap into her father’s collection of ex-military misfits, including a retired FBI agent, a newly-hired thief hiding a secret, and Charlotte’s father—the wounded SEAL whose heart Shee once trampled—if she's going to save their daughter.

The island has other ideas.

 

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Tom Clancy Firing Point (A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel Book 7)

by Mike Maden


Jack Ryan, Jr. is out to avenge the murder of an old friend, but the vein of evil he's tapped into may run too deep for him to handle in the latest electric entry in the #1 
New York Times bestselling series.

While on vacation in Barcelona, Jack Ryan, Jr. is surprised to run into an old friend at a small café. A first, Renee Moore seems surprised to see Jack, but then she just seems irritated and distracted. After making plans to meet later, Jack leaves, only to miss the opportunity to ever speak to Renee again, as the café is destroyed minutes later by a suicide bomber. A desperate Jack plunges back into the ruins to save his friend, but it's too late. As she dies in his arms, she utters one word, "Sammler."
    
When the police show up they are initially suspicious of Jack until they are called off by a member of the Spanish Intelligence Service. This mysterious sequence of events sends the young Campus operative on an unrelenting search to find out the reason behind Renee's death. Along the way, he discovers that his old friend had secrets of her own—and some of them may have gotten her killed.
    
Jack has never backed down from a challenge, but some prey may be too big for one man.

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