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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.
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...
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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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Green chile has never been more dangerous.
Psychologist Maddie Swallows’ decision to return to New Mexico seemed like a good idea at the time, considering the divorce and her two teenagers she’d dragged along for the ride.
But that was before the New Year’s Eve party she was guilt-tripped into attending. Before a member of the town council wound up dead and everyone at the party became a suspect. And before she was forced to unravel the secrets of her former hometown in order to clear her name.
Of course, with the help of two precocious teenagers and one meddling mother, the real murderer doesn’t stand a chance.
Dead before Dinner is the first book of the Maddie Swallows series. If you love small towns, quirky characters, and an intriguing whodunit, you’ll love this cozy mystery.
Pick up Dead before Dinner and get swept away in this New Mexican mystery series today!
Inspired by a true story.
Four women went on a weekend of fun to Miami.
Four best friends who were inseparable.
No one returned.
The story made national headlines, and even after weeks of searching for them, they were never found.
What happened to them?
Are they still alive?
Three years later, the teenage children of those same four women decide to take a trip together, against the wishes of their families. They are followed by a TV crew doing a true crime show. They’re returning to Miami to find out what happened to their mothers.
When they unearth the body of one of their mothers, they know they are in way over their heads, and soon they realize nothing is what it seems, as this vicious killer is getting ready to chase them down.
FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas is called in to help, bringing her old flame Matt to help.
Soon, she realizes she is hunting down a serial killer unlike any other she has encountered, who will next come after someone she loves.
Walt investigates a death by poison in this gripping novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Depth of Winter--Death Without Company is the second in the Longmire series
Fans of Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr and Robert B. Parker will love Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of Hell Is Empty and As the Crow Flies, who garnered both praise and an enthusiastic readership with his acclaimed debut novel featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire, The Cold Dish, the first in the Longmire Mystery Series, the basis for LONGMIRE, the hit drama series. Now Johnson takes us back to the rugged landscape of Absaroka County, Wyoming, for Death Without Company. When Mari Baroja is found poisoned at the Durant Home for Assisted Living, Sheriff Longmire is drawn into an investigation that reaches fifty years into the mysterious woman’s dramatic Basque past. Aided by his friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and newcomer Santiago Saizarbitoria, Sheriff Longmire must connect the specter of the past to the present to find the killer among them.
★★★★★ Spouse Trap is a blast!
★★★★★ Mystery at its best.
★★★★★ SPOUSE TRAP is the crème de la crème of mysteries!
Blackmail, sabotage, and blood-chilling suspense converge in this psychological thriller meets detective mystery.
Madeline Ridley’s perfect world collapses in a swirl of sabotage, blackmail and deceit after awakening in a hotel room, naked and alone, with no memory of how she got there. Witnessing a payoff to a shady PI, she discovers who is systematically trying to destroy her life.
From that moment on, Madeline must deconstruct herself in order to salvage what’s left of her life. In the process, she discovers strengths she never knew she possessed. With that newfound knowledge, she steels herself for the battle of a lifetime.
Spouse Trap is the prequel to the Madeline Dawkins Mystery Series.
Full of unexpected twists, a must-read for fans of Ruth Ware, Karin Slaughter, and Mary Stone.
From USA Today Best Selling Author comes a series that's gone to the dogs...
Hi, I’m Chloe! I have a house, a best friend, and absolutely no idea how to say "no."
You see, my elderly neighbor asked me to surrender her little dog named Theo to the animal shelter, and of course I agreed. But then Theo batted his big puppy dog eyes, and I became the reluctant owner of a dog. As if I need another man in my life.
With a sexy new neighbor named Brody to play havoc with my emotions, a creepy new neighbor named Rick, and my ex-boyfriend Jack snooping around, the men in my life seem to be multiplying, and I don’t need that kind of trouble. Add in an attempted dog snatching, a break in, a masked attacker, and a hit and run, my life is adding up to big problems.
But maybe with the help of my new neighbor, I can figure out why everyone wants Theo, and what key he holds to the whole mess. If I can do that, I may be able keep us all alive!
Killer Unleashed is the first cozy tale in The Westport Mysteries ~ Chloe series. If you like adorable dogs, suspenseful puzzles, and quirky characters, then you’ll adore this charming story.
A heartwarming cozy mystery series about family, friendship and a crusade for justice.
5 stars - 'Expect chilling danger, unexpected surprises, gripping thrills, romance, laughter, heart touching moments and murder. '
Recently widowed Anna Butler has finally realized her lifelong dream of opening a cafe. She may even have found love. But the local mayor is still on the warpath and won't give up her vendetta against the Butlers. Anna knows the only way to shut her up is to figure out who killed John but that's proving to be difficult. Will she ever be able to discover the truth about what happened to her husband?
When Anna's mother descends on them for Christmas, the Butler family faces another crisis as Nana tries to come to terms with the big secret Anna kept from her. Thankfully, she has a strong support system with her die hard friends, the Firecrackers and the debonair ex-police chief who is the rock she can lean on.
Meanwhile, there are murders to be solved and trips to be taken.
If you like cozy mysteries with strong women, friends and family, yummy food and a dash of romance, you will love this three book collection that will keep you guessing till the end.
Books in this boxed set -
CRANBERRY SAGE MIRACLE
BLUEBERRY CHAI FRENZY
MANGO CHILI CRUISER
BONUSES - CUPCAKE RECIPES + EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CASSIE BUTLER
"Tightly plotted with break-neck pacing, Leahy’s immersive historical crime drama, Enemies of All, is a winner!" –James L’Etoile, award-winning author of Black Label, Dead Drop, and the Detective Penley series
In the early 1940s, NYPD Dan Brady, an Irish immigrant who, as a boy in Dublin ran messages for the Sinn Fein, is working on a string of anti-Semitic assaults when he catches a murder case of a Bronx Sunday School teacher by a serial rapist. He soon discovers the rapist's pattern of hitchhiking into and out of the city and pioneers a process of cooperation with the FBI and other police departments to conduct a dragnet from Louisiana to New England.
Danny expands his cooperation with the FBI to include the anti-Semitic crimes, particularly burglaries, which he suspects are part of a larger effort to disrupt the war effort. The police commissioner authorizes him to coordinate the investigations of all such suspicious crimes in the city, and when a high school chemistry lab is burglarized of ingredients for high explosives, he realizes he is looking for a ring of potential saboteurs. When the FBI reports Nazi agents having landed on Eastern Long Island, Danny finds himself in a race against time to prevent a major bomb attack.
Based on true events.
From #1 Amazon & USA Today bestselling author Beth Prentice comes an irresistible series full of romance, mystery, laughter, and just a bit of danger...
When one door closes, another opens… or falls off its hinges.
They say that love is blind. Sure, they weren’t necessarily talking about old houses at the time, but that’s the story I’m sticking with. And I like that theory a whole lot better than the one about me losing my mind.
I knew that buying a fixer upper I’d be stumbling into an unknown abyss of demolition, dust and unfathomable costs, but I never expected to find an engagement ring and letters of forbidden love hidden under the attic floorboards. Nor did I expect the lazy cat, or the drop-dead gorgeous handyman. And I definitely didn’t predict the stalker.
As the renovation begins and the house starts to slowly return to its former glory, the letters dog my dreams. Who is the mysterious penman? Why was their love forbidden? And who is trying so hard to keep me from learning the truth about it all?
Working alongside my hunky handyman Riley is proving to be quite the distraction, but I’m determined to solve the puzzle of the long-lost love affair. Only can I restore the house to its former glory, and solve the mystery before my stalker catches up with me? Or will I lose everything...including my life?
Dangerous Deeds is the first book in this light-hearted romantic mystery series. If you like crazy families, fun engaging reads, and a sweet romance, all tied together with a ribbon of danger then you’ll love this first book in The Westport Mysteries.