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Thrillers

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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!

Just John: A Historical Christian Western

by Reg Quist


FROM SLAVE TO RANCHMAN – A HISTORICAL WESTERN BASED ON TRUE EVENTS.

In return for his freedom, a slave is tasked with the job of delivering a valuable stallion to a horse farm in Tennessee. The Civil War is dying down and the roads are dangerous but with some help the horse is delivered and the slave sees freedom.

Wishing to be freed from any remembrance of the slave farm, John has a last name that he refuses to use. John’s skill with horses opens doors for him which eventually take him to Fort Worth, Texas. More open doors, over a period of years, find him on a cattle drive to Montana, followed by a second drive into Alberta, Canada. From there, he chooses the name Ware. John Ware stays in Alberta, where he becomes a much loved and respected Alberta rancher.

The John Ware story is well known, however since he never learned to read or write he left no historic record of his background.

 

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The Golden Ball And Other Stories (Agatha Christie Mysteries Collection (Paperback))

by Agatha Christie


A sterling collection of short stories featuring Poirot and others, The Golden Ball and Other Stories is a riveting compendium of shocking secrets, dastardly crimes, and brilliant detection—a showcase of Dame Agatha at her very best.

Is it a gesture of goodwill or a sinister trap that lures Rupert St. Vincent and his family to a magnificent estate?

How desperate is Joyce Lambert, a destitute young widow whose only recourse is to marry a man she despises? W

hat unexpected circumstance stirs old loyalties in Theodora Darrell, an unfaithful wife about to run away with her lover?

In this collection of short stories, the answers are as unexpected as they are satisfying. The Queen of Mystery takes bizarre romantic entanglements, supernatural visitations, and classic murder to inventive new heights.

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The Last Straw (Harry Starke Genesis Book 5)

by Blair Howard


Cassie Morgan was just 17 years old when she died at the hands of a sadistic killer.

Homicide Detective Harry Starke caught the case and he knew right from the beginning that it was going to be a bad one, and he was right. Too many clues, too many suspects, too many bodies and a police chief more interested in his career than justice for the victims. For Harry, it was the last straw, and it had been a long time coming.

"Mmmm. THAT'S how you do a murder mystery. Honestly, I don't think I've ever felt so satisfied at the end of mystery than I did after finishing The Last Straw by Blair Howard. It was like finishing a 7-course meal at a Michelin-rated restaurant. Now I just need an Irish coffee to sip while I think about the incredible meal i just savored. Buy this book, clear your schedule, park yourself in a comfortable chair and immerse yourself in this marvelous story. You'll thank me!" Amazon Reviewer.

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The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)

by Shirley Jackson


The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton
 
First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
 
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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The Repairman Series Box Set, Volumes 1-3 (The Repairman Box Set Book 1)

by L.J. Martin


Got a problem? Mike Reardon, the repairman, can fix it. Your son in debt to his dope dealer? Your captain steal your plane or boat? Someone put a hit on you? Mike Readon, as a Marine, was taught to search and destroy, now he's got to do what he knows! Acclaimed action adventure writer L. J. Martin brings you the ultimate kick ass fiction...don't pick this one up unless you've got time to read cover to cover.

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The Witches of Pressler Street Complete BoxSet: An Urban Fantasy Action Adventure

by Michael Anderle


Get this entire 8-Book series in one GIANT boxed set now!

Witches are being murdered in Austin. But how do you put the monster back in the vault?

The three witches of Pressler Street are the city's only hope but they are running out of time.

A deadly creature has been locked away for millennia in plain sight. But big sister, Laura accidentally set the creature free and no one remembers how to put it back.

Find the witch-killer and stop its path of destruction on Austin. But what spell to use? Can the sisters figure it out?

Better hurry! He’s gunning for the Hadstrom sisters first. Time to come together and finally learn how to blend their unique powers into something new.

Can the sisters come together to save their fellow witches and save themselves?

From the best selling author of The Leira Chronicles:

  1. The Magic Legacy
  2. Making Magic
  3. Spellbound Magic
  4. Magic Trinity
  5. Magic United
  6. Magic Underground
  7. Magic Unbound
  8. Magic Reclaimed

Click read for free or buy now and join in the adventure in The Magic Legacy!

 
 
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The Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series: Book 3-5

by Willow Rose


Former FBI-profiler Eva Rae Thomas is back and embedded in a true nightmare reaching deep into her own family.

- NEVER EVER:

Ex-agent Eva Rae Thomas is on the run. She has done things she never knew she was capable of the past month while hunting for her kidnapped daughter.

Eva Rae has risked everything,

-her career,

-her newfound love,

-her freedom.

She’s looking for the man they call the Iron Fist. The trail has led her to Miami.

Meanwhile, Miami is under attack. Hundreds of passengers in the Metrorail are exposed to a deadly nerve gas on a peaceful Monday morning. When Eva Rae Thomas sees her daughter on the surveillance footage from the attack, she knows it is no coincidence. But by the time she uncovers the chilling truth of how it is all connected, it might be too late.

- SAY YOU LOVE ME:

What would you do if your brother was accused of a horrible crime, and you were certain he didn’t do it?

Life is not done throwing Eva Rae Thomas curveballs.

A phone call turns her life upside down – once again. The call is from her father, the man she hasn’t seen in thirty-six years, not since he kidnapped her sister in a supermarket.

Now, he is back in Florida, and he needs her help. Her younger brother – whom she didn’t know existed – has been arrested on Amelia Island. The boy is in a coma after being shot by an officer during the incident. But his father doesn’t believe the police, and he asks for Eva Rae’s help to prove it.

At the same time, a serial killer is planning one of the most horrific mass killings in history.

Will Eva Rae find it in her heart to help her father after what he did to her? Will facing him again set her free or pull her under?

- LET ME GO:

What if a stranger tells you that she believes your child is about to be killed? What if that woman is an ex-FBI profiler with a disputable reputation?

Would you believe her?

Eva Rae Thomas is chasing down a vicious killer, but no one will believe he even exists. If there are no unexplained dead bodies or missing persons, then how can there be a killer on the loose?

They don’t understand that the perfect murder is the one that doesn’t look like murder.

Can Eva Rae convince local law enforcement to help her with this case before the killer strikes once more? Or will she have to take matters into her own hands – again?

Scroll up and grab an exhilarating, suspenseful mystery today.

 
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The Last of the Sages (Book #1 of the Sage Saga)

by J Clair


“This author has the fantasy fiction genre nailed. His use of anti-hero protagonists and coming of age challenges is outstanding. Excellent character development and plotting move a fast-paced adventure tale through enough action to please readers of all ages.” - Book Reviewer


From #1 best-selling coming of age fantasy fiction author, Julius St. Clair, comes another breathtaking epic fantasy: THE LAST OF THE SAGES (SAGE SAGA, BOOK 1).

In the kingdom of Allay, Sages are born. Powerful knights with supernatural abilities that would rival the strength of whole armies. And there is an academy that trains such warriors, forging them out of young, ordinary students. Few survive, but if there is any hope for this now desolate kingdom, the tests must be given to all that enter its walls.

One such student is James, a self-proclaimed slacker that has just been forced into the academy by his father. And if he plans to see another day, he will have to weather through four lessons in life: determination, maturity, trust, and love...

Praise for The Sage Saga:

"A warning, it is a trap. Once you start you can't put it down. I had to read it start to finish an immediately get the rest of the series." - Amazon Reviewer

"It was a great read from start to finish. It was so captivating that I had trouble putting the book down." - Book Reviewer

I couldn't put it down. Lots of adventure and heartbreak. I loved the depth that the author takes you too in falling in love with the main characters." - Amazon Reviewer on The Dark Kingdom (Book 2 of the Sage Saga)

"A fantastic read hard to pick which way it was going some times." - Book Reviewer on Hail to the Queen (Book 3 of the Sage Saga)

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Ghost Mortem: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery Romance (Ghost Detective Book 1)

by Jane Hinchey


Whoever said that ghosts exist must be out of their mind.

Oh, wait. That was me. I said that. If you’d told me yesterday that ghosts were real I would have smiled, nodded, and called a shrink to fix your deluded little mind. Now it’s my turn to question my sanity when the ghost of my best friend turns up in my apartment. Was it the tequila shots the night before causing this apparition? Or one too many bumps to the head — let’s face it, clumsy is my middle name, it really wouldn’t surprise me if I’d done some irreparable damage to my grey matter over the years.

Now I have to accept that the paranormal does, in fact, exist. But sadly, my ghost friend is lacking something besides his body. His memory. He doesn’t know how he died but suspects foul play and he wants my help to find his killer. I can’t refuse, I’m a sucker for a good mystery and the chance to bring my friend's killer to justice is too good to pass up.

Surprises abound as I discover a secret talent for sleuthing, not to mention an unexpected inheritance of a talking cat among other things. But the biggest problem of all? Captain Cowboy Hot Pants, or as he likes to be called, Detective Kade Galloway of the Firefly Bay PD. He’s one smokin’ cop, but my distrust of the police runs deep and despite his assurances that he’s here to help can I really trust him, or is his offer of assistance designed to keep me from discovering the truth?

I guess I’ll find out when death comes knocking on my door.

Join Audrey Fitzgerald in the Ghost Detective series, a paranormal cozy mystery featuring a cat, a ghost, and a murder to solve.

 
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Her Ocean Grave: An absolutely gripping crime thriller (Detective Abby Pearce Book 1)

by Dana Perry


When sixteen-year-old goes missing from the clifftops of sleepy little Martha’s Vineyard, the locals are shaken to their core. They thought their island was safe… , new to the island herself, interviews the girl’s grieving mother and silent stepfather. Why can’t they answer simple questions about Samantha? Did her family know her at all? Then a girl’s bright pink shoe is discovered buried on a local beach, and Abby wonders if Samantha is not the first innocent teenager to be taken, but the latest? A different local girl is found dead days later, and there’s no denying that someone within this isolated community is committing unspeakable crimes. As the killer plans their next move, Abby races to uncover this small town’s biggest secret and find Samantha.

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Pineapple Cruise: A funny, cozy mystery (Pineapple Port Mysteries Book 14)

by Amy Vansant


When Mariska trades the brisket she won at “Meat Bingo” for three tickets on the new 
Gulf Voyager cruise ship, she, Darla and our detective Charlotte enjoy a ladies cruise to Key West. But when passengers start dropping like anchors, they find themselves afloat in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico...and a murder mystery.

Charlotte notices the victims were all sitting at their assigned dinner table...does that mean they're next?

Fans of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None will love this cruise-bound caper!

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Dead Sound (Things Unseen Book 1)

by Anise Eden

The tender scars on her abdomen throb as memories of the attack come rushing back, flooding her mind and sending her heart racing...

Psychotherapist Neve Keane knew that returning to work at the hospital after being stabbed by a patient would be difficult. But entering her unit only to be surrounded by a crowd of people claiming they need her help to stop the apocalypse—that’s more than she bargained for.


When the crowd’s leader turns out to be a mutual patient of Neve and her best friend, streetwise Irish doctor Cornelius O’Brien, they are both pulled into a Byzantine plot that transforms Capitol Hill General into a dangerous place where threats and betrayals lurk around every corner.


Then their mutual patient falls into a mysterious coma, and the clues he left behind lead Neve and Cornelius straight into Washington, DC’s ugly underbelly, a world of shadowy political forces with long arms and deadly intentions.

As they race to unravel the threads of a sinister conspiracy that leads from their hospital all the way to the White House, Neve and Cornelius realize they might be fighting to stop the end of the world, after all—provided they can survive the week with targets on their backs.

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Locked On (A Jack Ryan Novel Book 11)

by Mark Greaney


Jack Ryan Jr.—along with the covert warriors of the Campus—continues to uphold his legendary father’s legacy of courage and honor in this thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clancy.

Privately training with special forces, he’s honing his combat skills to continue his work within the Campus, hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns to become President of the United States again.
 
But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and personal have just become equally dangerous. A devout enemy of Jack Sr. launches a privately-funded vendetta to discredit him and connect him to a mysterious killing in his longtime ally John Clark’s past. All they have to do is catch him.
 
With Clark on the run, it’s up to Jack Jr. to stop a growing threat emerging in the Middle East, where a corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure four nuclear warheads they can use to blackmail any world power into submission—or face annihilation.

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Target Churchill: A Gripping Historical Crime Thriller

by James C. Humes


"...Adler & Humes have managed to make a crucial moment in modern history come alive..." –Thriller Books Journal


As Great Britain and the United States celebrate a victorious end to WWII, Joseph Stalin’s relentless Soviet Union is creeping across Eastern Europe leaving a trail of devastation and murder in its wake.

Winston Churchill, the cigar-puffing icon of the British fighting spirit, embarks on a crusade to lift the veil of secrecy that hangs over Stalin’s mission.

Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri sets the diplomatic stage upon which the world’s political players grapple for supremacy as Churchill delivers his fated Iron Curtain speech on March 5th, 1946.

Soviet operatives have infiltrated British and American governments at the highest level. As Churchill prepares to launch the Cold War, Stalin unleashes his trained mole, an American Nazi who served in Hitler’s SS.

His mission: assassinate Winston Churchill.

Churchill travels with a lone bodyguard, W.H. Thompson, a former British police officer who protected Churchill faithfully through the turbulent years of war. Thompson alone senses danger, but will his trained instincts and vigilance be enough to protect the former Prime Minister from a ruthless killer?

In this gripping historical thriller, battles are fought not on the beaches, on the landing grounds, in the fields, on the streets, or in the hills, but behind closed doors in the shadows of espionage.
 

  • "Target Churchill, set in the 1940s, has all the breathless pacing of a strong thriller..."–Historical Novel Society

    "James C Humes and Warren Adler, with their different skills, combine well to create a meticulously researched thriller and it's hard to tell what is fact and what is fiction."–Crime Fiction Lover



       
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40 GRADE CODE: The Sandy Krave Saga

by Robert De Vinn


Mankind is on the brink of post-apocalyptic realism and unreal technology evolution.
One voice becomes powerful, and the world is forced to succumb to the beginning of the New Order…


The year 2166 is amid political and social disruption after years of wars and pandemics.
An international conspiracy driven by the Underworld and corrupt, powerful, rich men are destabilizing the Four Reigns.

Sandy Krave is called upon for a risky mission to rescue a wealthy philanthropist, unaware that a series of ground-shaking events will catapult her life into a maze of challenges.

Will the next generation hero be humanity’s promise for survival?

Through the reminiscence of her 40 Grade Code training, Sandy unconsciously begins an intriguing voyage of instinctive exploitation of profound emotional and arousing rituals. What happens when she partners with special agent Will Burne? Who and what is playing within her mind?

What seems to be a typical assignment for elite combat and special agents, begins to unveil a succession of dangerous threats and frantic missions entangled by mysteries and secrets, and a spark of intimate romance…

Who is the enemy? Who is the traitor?


TAKE A BREATH AND DIVE DEEP INTO THE 40 GRADE CODE…


Adult readers only: intense combat and some erotic content

 

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Ghostly Paws (Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)

by Leighann Dobbs


*** USA Today Bestseller and First Place Winner Chanticleer Mystery & Mayhem Awards ***

Middle age can be murder ...

At least that’s how it seems to former crime journalist, Wilhelmina Chance, whose near-fatal accident has given her a strange side effect ... she sees ghosts.

After a messy divorce sends her fleeing back to her hometown of Mystic Notch, nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Willa finds herself haunted by the tenacious ghost of the town librarian who insists Willa solve her murder.

Luckily, she has lots of help, including a quirky cast of small-town characters, the cat she’s inherited from her grandmother, and her best friend, Pepper, who claims her herbal teas can work magic.

But just when Willa thinks she’s discovered who the killer is, she finds out that things are not what they seem in Mystic Notch, and the case takes a strange turn that has Willa adding even some of her long-time friends to her suspect list.

Can Willa find the real killer in time to keep the magical balance in Mystic Notch on the side of good, or will evil prevail?

USA Today Bestseller - debuted November 27, 2014
Winner Chanticleer Mystery & Mayhem Awards (Animal Mystery Category) 2015

 
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Blood Red Winter: An addictive mystery thriller (Trent & Aria Mystery Thriller Book 1)

by J.A. Conrad


No good deed goes unpunished...

Two months after his fiancée, Elizabeth Reinhardt, leaves him with no explanation, broken and confused, Trent Lemend is forced to pack up and start over in rural Georgetown, Texas. Believing his life could get no worse, Trent attempts to bury the inner demons of his past.

But when he stumbles upon a terrifying crime scene, Trent's troubles are only just beginning. Discovering that one of the victims, an emaciated, blood-covered woman, is still alive, changes his life in ways he never thought possible.

Saving the woman destroys all that he's ever known. Suddenly, as a witness, he's the killer's number one target. With the murderer on the loose, nobody is safe--especially Elizabeth, the only woman he's ever loved. Now, it's up to Trent to save his ex and reclaim his life. But will he discover a dangerous dark side of his own?

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Cold Fire

by Dean Koontz


A man on a mission must come to terms with his forgotten past in this gripping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz.

In Portland, he saved a young boy from a drunk driver. In Boston, he rescued a child from an underground explosion. In Houston, he disarmed a man who was trying to shoot his own wife. Reporter Holly Thorne was intrigued by this strange quiet savior named Jim Ironheart. She was even falling in love with him. But what power compelled an ordinary man to save twelve lives in three months? What visions haunted his dreams? And why did he whisper in his sleep: There is an Enemy. It is coming. It’ll kill us all...?

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Hunter's Blood (The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries #4)

by Val Penny


DI Hunter Wilson never has just one problem to solve.


Three elderly women he knows have died in mysterious circumstances. Hunter appears to be the only link.

A little girl goes missing on a cold winter’s night. When his team discovers cocaine hidden at the farm where she was living, the search becomes even more urgent.

Why did the women die? And what did the child witness?

Hunter must find the answers to these questions to ensure his family and his city are safe.

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Gamblers Fools And Fate On The Road To Key West

by Michael Reisig


Once again, 
The Hole In The Coral Wall Gang is up to their eyeballs in wild misadventure and incredible circumstance!
The hundred-year-old Coiba Penal Colony off the coast of Panama is an island swarming with convicts, inside and outside the prison walls, and yet, by the strangest of fates, this extraordinary tropical isle possesses an ancient, incredibly valuable secret that could change the world.

Kansas and Will along with their team, find themselves challenging this strange island while trying to dodge wild 
desperadatos, prison soldiers, and a crazed island commandant.

If that weren’t enough, there’s the South Florida mafia, who also want what the team has discovered. Then there are the two hired crazies from the bizarre “Last Resort” chasing Will and Kansas because they failed to die in a timely fashion, and didn’t pay their bill.

Startling! Clever! And very funny in places.

THIS IS ALSO A GREAT STAND ALONE READ

 
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