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Definition of "Thriller Genre": The thriller genre is very broad and can be difficult to define. However, the focus of a thriller ebook is typically on action, danger and suspense. The genre can be broken into an almost infinite number of sub-genres, including action thrillers (think Clive Cussler ebooks), romance thrillers, psychological thrillers (think Psycho by Hitchcock), science fiction thrillers, and spy thrillers, just to name a few. Common elements can include car chases, gun shoot outs, explosions, or in the case of psychological thrillers, the elements of danger can be related to the mental manipulation of characters by other characters. It is an expansive genre, and one of the most popular at eBookHounds.
Some examples of the best thriller authors and ebooks of all time: Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code), Robert Ludlum (The Bourne Identity), Michael Crichton (The Andromeda Strain), John Grisham (Time to Kill), John D. MacDonald (Cape Fear); James Patterson (Kiss the Girls). As you can see, ebooks in the thriller category vary widely in their substance, and the sub-genres can almost be considered genres of their own!
Kirkus Reviews says, “Characterization is Rice’s strength; she’s packed this volume with memorable characters, including a sexy sculptress, an elusive nature photographer, and a prickly visiting professor. As with her earlier works set in the Pacific Northwest, she effectively shines a spotlight on nature, in this case, slime molds. Helping to bring these little-known organisms to life are the striking illustrations by Sheffels. . . A whimsical whodunit both educational and entertaining.”
A Winner of the 2020 IPPY Gold Medal for best regional fiction, Ellen King Rice is back with a fourth biological adventure set in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, this time exploring the fascinating world of the Myxogastria slime molds.
At nineteen, Dylan’s brilliant mind is an asset as he struggles with severe ADHD and deteriorating living conditions. He’s one semester away from completing his college degree in ecology, but he’s out of cash, out of soap, and about to be evicted.
A post-pandemic opportunity to survey a rural property sounds like a lifeline. The owner of a creepy faux-chateau is ready to pay a handsome wage for a list of species found on the property. Dylan can’t believe his good luck. He’s about to be paid to wander in the woods. How hard can it be to make a plant list?
Dylan’s contract is threatened when a body is found in the woods. Dylan seeks the reason for the death, but his lightning-fast mind is constantly undermined by his poor executive functioning. He can discourse eloquently on the significance of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, but he can’t find his wallet. He longs to adopt an orphaned West Highland terrier, but he’s not sure he’d remember to feed a dog. He certainly can’t afford a bag of dog kibble, much less the repairs needed on his vintage Honda.
How can Dylan’s intuitive grasp of ecology and the complex life cycles of the Myxogastria help to expose a killer? And how does he protect his friends and a small, confused dog from those who eagerly embrace violence?
Ellen King Rice is a wildlife biologist who explores the woods while wearing leg braces. Her slow pace has provided opportunities to learn about the Northwest’s small and cryptic species. Her vivid adventures shine a spotlight on the richness found on the forest floor, augmented by crisp illustrations from Olympia artist, Duncan Sheffels. This award-winning pair have been charming woodland lovers since 2016.
Best-selling author of The Fatal Creation
Brandon wanted a little fun with a beautiful woman, but this wasn’t what he had in mind. He hoped she would remove the cuffs so he could touch her gorgeous body. Just as that thought entered his mind, he lost the ability to breathe.
One airman and four civilians have turned up dead. Who would be next?
After bringing her former mentor to justice, Air Force Defense Investigator Sergeant Evelyn “Mac” McGregor has a reputation for catching a killer. But what if there are two?
Mac realizes the key to solving the murders may lie deep in a taboo culture that most people know little about. The bodies are discovered floating in the water and have strange wounds.
The Air Force tasks Mac with bringing the guilty to justice. She teams up with the FBI and local police in a multi-jurisdiction search. Before long, Mac becomes the hunted with few clues and more victims turning up dead. Will she be next?
This psychological thriller has everything, including serial killers, military romance, kidnapping, and crime. Hold on while you discover the twists and turns inside this non-stop legal thriller where Mac works with the local police and FBI to profile and catch the killers.
Fans of Leslie Wolfe and Mike Omer will love this book.
What Readers and Reviewers Are Saying About Julie Bergman:
“A Quick-Witted, Fast-Paced, Page Turner. Starting with the first page, the plot line grips you and won't let go. Bergman masterfully weaves all the elements of suspense, intrigue, romance, and badassery throughout believable-without-being-stereotypical scenes. In epic suspense thriller fashion, prepare for your heart to pound as you hope against hope that the good guys get there in time, are furious when they don't, and you lose yourself in the story as you take on each delicious nuance of the heroes in the story. Rewarding and satisfying.” Sharron ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Unique, first of its kind story. A new plot differing from the typical murder mysteries with great insight into the Air Force legal system and life of Service members. I will definitely read the next book from the author.” Dr. McHan ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“You won’t believe how good this book is. The storyline is excellent and believable, which makes it pretty frightening. The character development is superb and consistent throughout the book. It is the best read I have had since my last Tom Clancy book. Extremely well done, Julie Bergman; can't wait to read the next one.” Jim ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Loved it. I enjoyed this edge-of-your-seat murder mystery. I read it in one sitting. Wonderful characters and a plot that keeps you guessing right up till the end. Look forward to more by this author.” Gloria ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A New York Times Bestseller
Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels-magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books-rescue them from a demonic hound.
Jumping into some of the world's most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren't busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik's world and her own, before both are destroyed.
Who can you trust when corruption and danger are a way of life?
The CIA never left Latin America, and is facing catastrophic blackmail at the hands of an erratic Guatemalan drug lord: the infamous patrón of Antigua – Pablo Puentes. Desperate for a swift solution, the agency calls in their black operative fixer: John Carpenter.
John is a cold-blooded professional ready for the job. But the mission doesn’t have a simple fix. Pablo has a disastrous kill switch in place. John is still haunted by the mysterious death of his best friend who died on a far too similar mission, and now is uncertain about how much he can trust his handler or his sensual partner.
Back at the agency, tensions are running hot as the stench of corruption is growing to a boiling point. If things aren’t put to rights – and soon – the entire mission will go up in flames and take the CIA down with it. Only John Carpenter can bring this drug lord to justice and get the answers he deserves.
Because this mission is personal…
“If you like the relentless tension of Daniel Silva and the gritty reality of Lee Child then you’ll love this first book in the John Carpenter Trilogy!”
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Beautiful, rich, and skilled…
…as a life coach, Simone also liked to kill.
Would Liz be her next victim?
At 29, she’s been happily married for two years. Her childhood was filled with trauma, and it drove her to become a police officer. Liz had found balance in life, love, and her career. That morning in Marietta, it all changed in an instant.
The shots rang out.
Training and instincts took over.
Liz couldn’t stop him.
She wasn’t a detective, but they needed her help. This mass shooting had the Atlanta metro area worried, and the chief needed answers. Liz was vital to the case.
There’s just one problem…
…they’re chasing a pawn in a bigger game.
You’ll love this heart-pounding crime novel because the twists, turns, and red herrings elevate the suspense to the next level.
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This story is intended for adult audiences. It may contain mature language, depictions of violence, and sexual scenarios.
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This is the first novel in The Liz Lockhart Mystery Series. Due to an overarching storyline, they are best enjoyed chronologically.
Check out Amanda’s other works:
Liz Lockhart Mystery Series
Pruitt County Mystery Series
The Ideal Woman
Do Unto Others
Reynolds Investigations Mystery Series
Days Gone By (short story)
Chosen to Die (short story)
The Collector (short story)
The Secrets We Keep (short story)
Amanda Feyerbend’s novels are perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, Chelsea Cain, Robert Dugoni, Tess Gerritsen, Tami Hoag, J. T. Ellison, Eric Rickstad, Mike Omer, Michael Connelly, Erica Spindler, Kendra Elliot, and Kate Watterson.
Praise for The Killing Game, Liz Lockhart #1:
“This book grabbed my attention on page one, and after that there was no putting it down! I couldn't get to the next page fast enough.” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review
“Fast-paced scenes and intense conflict.” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review
“There are unexpected twists and surprising events.” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review
“Can't wait to read the next book!!” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review
“Manipulation at its best!” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review
“The characters are real, diverse, intricately developed by a masterful author who leaves you constantly guessing what's next.” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review
“One of Amanda Feyerbend’s best!” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review
Lucy Wang, a Chinese woman in her forties, leads an idyllic life in Montreal under the protective wing of her husband Patrick Harris, an English Canadian entrepreneurial millionaire whose career is on the rise and whom she loves deeply. However, her crystal castle cracks when she discovers that Patrick is having a passionate affair with an unknown woman. Chance leads her to learn of a new method for tackling the problem, unknown in the West but all the rage in China. She travels there to get more information and upon her return home decides to set her plan in motion. Torn between her internal conflicts and mixed feelings toward Patrick, Lucy ignores that in addition to standing up to her rival in love, she will have to face powerful adversaries in the shadows, to the point of risking her own life. Her dilemma: to accept defeat and quit or gather up the necessary courage to transform herself into a new woman and go further to meet the ultimate consequences.
A wonderful and gripping read that will most certainly stick with you long after you have finished reading it.
Roger joined the Morris crime family to fund his sick sister's medicine. Then when he is promoted to a made man, his life descended into a whirlwind of blood, chaos, and sin. To make matters worse, the boss's obsessive daughter sets her sights on him. Can he refuse her advances, or does he even want to?
His new family knows how to make money and get work done. While they have a knack for getting him into trouble, they treat him better than his own blood.
His goal now is to prove his worth. In order to do that he has to prove he's dependable, loyal, and able. Will he get their approval, or will he crash and burn?
A collection of addictive, emotional thrillers exploring the dark side of motherhood.
In My Perfect Daughter, Zoe didn't meet her daughter the way most mothers do. She finds five-year-old Maddie alone and dirty on a countryside road. Frightened for Maddie's safety, she picks her up and takes her back to her father, not knowing what she's about to step into. Because Maddie wasn't just lost, she was there to lure her serial killer dad's new victim.
In Little One, Fran reunites a lost child with her family. But why does little Esther keep running away? Fran worries for the girl's safety and not long later, the entire family disappears...
In Silent Child, Emma watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. But Aiden's body was never recovered. Ten years later, he stumbles out of the woods alone... and silent...
Ties That Bind delves into every parent's worst fears and the strength it takes to overcome them. These three thrillers will have you on the edge of your seat.
Praise for Sarah A. Denzil:
"What a whirlwind of a ride that was!" -- Goodreads reviewer
"In conclusion a dark, intricate web of relationships, emotional trauma with a bit of serial killer action thrown in too. I LOVED IT. HIGHLY recommend!" -- Morbid Mama Reads
"This book had me freaked out in my own house!" -- Goodreads reviewer
"Wow! Just wow! I really don't know what to say! I picked this book up this morning & I just put it down so 11 & a half hours later I have finished it!" -- The Page Ladies
"This book is a corker!!!"-- Goodreads reviewer
A woman on the edge. A butcher’s taunts. When he invades her psyche, will she become his final victim?
San Diego, California. Jill Jacobs is broken. Devastated after her failure to catch a serial killer resulted in the death of a cop, the former Seattle detective drinks away the pain. But when the elusive murderer goes to work in her new city, she renews her passion to bring him to justice after he leaves a sinister calling card at her door…
Teaming with Detectives Daniels and Remalla to solve the grisly crimes, Jill despises the psychic connection that allows her to experience the horror through the depraved psychopath’s eyes. And as the killer stays one step ahead of their investigation, she fears losing her last shreds of sanity when she realizes he craves having her in his head.
Will Jill’s strange link to a madman plunge her into eternal blackness, or will she find the strength to confront her demons and bring a serial killer to justice?
First Cut is the gripping first book in The Family or Foe crime and mystery series featuring Detectives Daniels and Remalla. If you like a murder mystery with tense twists, snappy banter, and elements of the supernatural, then you’ll love J. T. Bishop’s fast-paced tale.
Buy First Cut to delve into dark minds today!
The sweeping romance of Passenger meets the dark fantasy edge of This Savage Song in this stunning contemporary fantasy debut from Vanessa Len, where the line between monster and hero is razor thin.
Don’t forget the rule. No one can know what you are. What we are. You must never tell anyone about monsters.
Joan has just learned the truth: her family are monsters, with terrifying, hidden powers.
And the cute boy at work isn’t just a boy: he’s a legendary monster slayer, who will do anything to destroy her family.
To save herself and her family, Joan will have to do what she fears most: embrace her own monstrousness. Because in this story…she is not the hero.
Dive deep into the world of Only a Monster: hidden worlds dwell in the shadows, beautiful monsters with untold powers walk among humans, and secrets are the most powerful weapon of all.
This box set includes the entire bestselling Academy in Flames series, featuring majestic magic, daring dragons, and a tale of adventure you won’t ever forget.
“All my life I wanted to be a respected dragon rider. That is, until I met my phoenix.”
Ana de Navalles has almost nothing, aside from her friends. Having always been a child of the slums, her fortunes change when she’s admitted to Galfour’s Point, the prestigious and almost-mythical academy, and the only place in the world where you can train to become a dragon rider.
Just before she is set to leave, her friend Cien is murdered before her by a mob-affiliated criminal with surprising strength. But Ana does not cower. With dark magic seemingly on the rise, her hunger to make something of herself – and thirst for revenge – is revived.
After mere days at the academy, Ana is beginning to feel like the odd one out. A poor slum-dweller in a school of snobbish rich kids, all eyes are on her, and if she can’t pass her entrance exams, she’ll be kicked out without so much of a glance at a dragon.
So when she discovers a young phoenix, newly hatched, and quickly establishes a bond with the precocious and unpredictable creature, Ana’s suddenly the talk of the academy. If, that is, she can convince the school authorities to let them stay.
As Ana and her friends – some new and some old – prepare to investigate Cien’s murder, nefarious forces within the academy, and outside in the wider world conspire against them. Can Ana and Fyrenza – her newly named phoenix - rise from the ashes, and shine bright upon a cruel world?
Including the following books:
The Phoenix Whisperer
The Phoenix Rider
The Phoenix Fire
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Ripped straight from the headlines!
A country in chaos. A government obsessed with power. A series of coordinated attacks on the largest cities in America.
Bradley Adams, a former Army veteran, and prepper, is swept up in a web of lies following a politically motivated work place shooting. When martial law is declared, his life descends into a series of nightmares from which there may be no escape.
This is the story of a man dedicated to defending his family, his home, and his country.
It's a hot, humid July night in New York City. Where were you when the lights went out?
As Zapped begins, the Reillys return home from a summer weekend to the loft in Tribeca they are in the agonizing process of renovating and expanding. They are looking forward to a quiet supper on their newly acquired rooftop terrace. But it's not meant to be. While Jack goes to pick up Chinese food, Regan enters their apartment, unaware that a nervous thief, who preceded her by minutes, is hiding in the front closet. A thief who knows about a hidden safe that Regan and Jack have yet to discover. Minutes later, the blackout strikes, and both Reillys are called into action.
A new gallery in SoHo, featuring treasured glass sculptures from all over the world, has been burglarized. As head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, Jack oversees several departments. Art theft is one of them.
PI Regan hears from her best friend, Kit, who is in Manhattan on business. She's been abandoned at a comedy club by a colleague from an insurance convention, Georgina Mathieson, who ran out for a cigarette moments before the blackout struck and never came back. Kit gets a call that Georgina is disturbed and dangerous. Fueled by her rage at a college boyfriend who dumped her, Georgina seeks revenge on unsuspecting young blond men. She was last seen getting into a cab outside the club—with a tall blond. Regan heads the search for Georgina and her potential victim.
Meanwhile, Lorraine Lily, an almost famous actress, returns to New York City the night of the blackout, after spending three months in England doing a play, and is informed by her estranged husband, Conrad Spreckles, that he'd sold his loft to their next-door neighbors, the Reillys. Lorraine had never told him about the hidden safe she'd had installed in the closet. If she doesn't get back what's in there, she's sure her budding career will be ruined.
In Zapped, Clark takes readers on a tour of the city they won't forget and introduces them to a wonderful cast of colorful, eccentric characters whose stories intersect in precarious and often humorous ways during one very dark and hot summer night.
"This series is getting better and better." - Amazon Reviewer
Catriona is having a strange year. First, she found a dazed Highlander on the Hollywood studio lot where she works as a fixer and now it seems she and that big hunk of haggis are supposed to save the world from corrupted time travelers bent on destroying humanity.
She doesn't remember signing up for any of this...
When an insidious television personality reveals himself as more evil than anyone imagined and Catriona's crazy father Rune escapes, Catriona, Brochan, and their mysterious new friends, Anne and the Angeli, rush to stop the two from combining forces to create an army of darkness.
Perfect for fans of Scott Turow and John Lescroart, The Practical Navigator is a smart, fast-moving legal thriller where everyone’s motives—and desires—are in question.
Membership in the Great Arcadia, an exclusive East Coast yacht club, is pretty much limited to the rich and powerful in 1980s business, finance, and politics. But the sexually charged murder of Greek billionaire George Minot during their annual regatta off the coast of Maine opens a door into a secret world of addictive sexuality and excess beneath the starched sheets of the East Coast establishment.
Tim Bigelow is looking forward to spending a week at sea with the magical Cassie Sears, who has suddenly appeared in his life. He’s also there to celebrate his older brother, Harry—the retiring commodore of the Great Arcadia who’s on course for a major role in the White House. That prospect slips away when Minot is murdered and details start to come out, including the alarming fact that Minot saw himself as a latter-day embodiment of the Minotaur—the half-man, half-bull creature who lurked in the Labyrinth beneath the ancient city of Knossos in one of the oldest myths in the Western canon.
From the decks of the world’s finest yachts to the beds and boardrooms of some of the most powerful people in America to an electrifying courtroom trial in a dying coastal town, The Practical Navigator steers a course through its own labyrinth . . . a whirlpool of obsessive sexuality, murder, and despair.
*** 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.
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.
A hitman with a conscience…
Ian Bragg is paid to kill people. Only bad people and not many, but for a great deal of money.
Case the target. Make the hit. Move on until he meets the woman with sparkling green eyes who changes everything.
Is his newest target deserving of death? Who is Ian to decide if the politician needs to die? He is the one who has to live with the consequences, that’s who.
The contract deadline nears. Too many unknowns, too much to lose. Pull the trigger or not?
Ian makes his own rules to get himself out of a quandary where it’s more than just his life on the line. For the greater good, join Ian Bragg.
A corrupt city ran by a political machine.
Racketeers and gangsters fight for control of the waterfront.
Mysterious, bloody murders occur throughout the city.
Black-robed figures are offering blood sacrifices to an unknown demon.
Ray Irish has found his home.
In the months following World War II, Ray Irish travels from town to town trying to drown the memories of pain and carnage with bottles of whiskey. He is a tramp, and his mode of transportation is the inside of railroad cattle cars. When Irish drifts into Oyster City, a struggling town nestled along the Chesapeake Bay, a chance encounter in a back alley gives him an unanticipated job and a couple of new suits. Working for the corrupt man he saves, Irish quickly discovers his new home has a polished veneer that barely conceals layers of deception and treachery.
Paired with a conniving woman photographer named Cat, Irish descends into a world of grifters, racketeers, and cops on the take. Something more ominous lies behind the tranquil image that is projected by the town elders. The grisly murders of a chauffeur and a policeman are only part of a web of odd occurrences involving strange people wearing the masks of tarot card characters. While Irish battles with thugs who have him in their sights, the ex-Seabee follows a chain of unusual events which might lead to a murderer or his death.
He will need the luck of the Irish to survive in a city that hates outsiders.
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.