Mystery


The White Mountain : Free Kindle Book

THE WHITE MOUNTAIN is the latest offering from the bestselling author of SARA’S GAME, Ernie Lindsey!

Book Description: Ten of the world’s elite killers are hunting each other in a deadly, underground game of last man standing, controlled by a rich, powerful family with connections to the White House. One of these men is private investigator Mary Walker’s brother-in-law, a former Marine Corps sniper. She must find a way to get him out, or help him win, before her sister’s family is torn apart.

Author’s Inspiration: I’m drawn to the “game” scenarios in fiction. For me, as a writer, it’s a lot more interesting, challenging, and fun to place my characters in a high-speed race to complete an objective without breaking the rules. It adds to the intensity of the situation when they’re bound by specifics instead of getting to run wild throughout the plot.

Who would play your main character in the movie version of your book? : Tough call! There are so many great choices, but I think Emily Blunt would play Mary Walker and Chris Pine would be a great as Randall.

Book Excerpt: At six-feet, three inches tall, two hundred and thirty pounds of granite muscle, she had no doubt Randall could clean and jerk the rotund bulk of Detective Walls over his head. Randall moved through crowds like a bowling ball through a set of pins. When he strolled down a sidewalk, people got out of his way and thanked him for the privilege.

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This book is free 3/15.

Ernie Lindsey

  

Ernie Lindsey grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia, herding cattle and chopping firewood, and has spent his life telling stories to anyone that will listen. He currently works as a freelance writer, and is the author of two novels and numerous short stories.

Ernie and his wife Sarah live in central Oregon and their first child is due in December 2012, a few days before the Mayan Apocalypse. They intend for their baby to save the world.

http://www.ernielindsey.com

  

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Sweets (Sweets Maybrey) : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: An exciting crime series from Barry Davis, SWEETS will have you craving for more.  

Sweets was a gritty story that had an authentic snap to it. 


Book Description: This is the inaugural novel in the Sweets Maybrey series. Sweets Maybrey is a talented prize fighter in 1972 Philly, finally on the right track after a stint in prison. Then his father, a shark on the underside of the city, disappears, wanted for murder. Sweets must use all his street smarts and toughness to find his father and reveal the real killer.

Those who like Walter Mosley will like YOUNG GIFTED AND BAD.  

Author’s Inspiration:  In 2003 my father and brother both passed away. Both were criminals – my father was a numbers runner and my brother a thief and hustler. I knew neither person well – they kept their criminal lives fairly hidden. Still, I learned more than I wanted about how they each conducted their business. I wondered, especially as my father wasted away in a hospice, what I would have done if he had presented me with the option to follow in his footsteps. What choice would I have made? In the Sweets Maybrey series, the main character has to make this decision and, once committed, live with the consequences.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Jaden Smith

From the Book: Sweets Maybrey is hard.

Somewhere down the Bottom, that worst of places, a nameless person said that. The four spare words, spoken to no one in particular, rose above the rude sounds of ghetto life and gained a second person’s ears. Then they were said again. 

For the past year or so it has became a well-worn phrase in the neighborhood, like an ever present campaign slogan or advertising pitch, peddling not a tired politician or your mother’s dish soap but the idea that this was someone you must take very seriously.

 

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This book is free 3/15-3/17.

Barry C Davis

  


I have been writing for 10 years, primarily novels but also short stories and screenplays. I write because I have strong opinions and novels are the best way to convey those opinions while offering captivating entertainment. I was born in the ghetto and write from that vantage point. Although I have expanded into horror and fantasy novels my bread and butter is urban fiction. The Sweets Maybrey series is based upon assimilated knowledge of Philadelphia’s criminal machinations. My goal is to bring the reader inside the sex and crime while revealing the humanity behind the brutality.

What is your favorite food, place to write, music to listen to, TV show?: My favorite food is, of course, a real deal Philly cheesesteak. I love to write at 3AM in my spare bedroom with a cup a coffee at my elbow. My favorite shows are Justified and Elementary.

 

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Crazy in Paradise – Free Kindle eBook

Editor’s Note: This book has got us laughing and dreaming of summer beach fun- without all the murder and crazy people, though.

A hilariously fun read full of zany characters!

Book Description: Head to the Florida Keys for this murder mystery. Madison Westin inherited a beachfront motel- along with a bunch of interesting tenants (drunks, ex-cons, fugitives…). That’s not the only problem, though- there’s a conniving lawyer, shady motel manager, blackmail, murder, and drugs, too.
Readers who like Murder Mysteries will like CRAZY IN PARADISE

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This book is free 3/14-3/15.

Deborah Brown

  

Deborah Brown has been writing for her entire life. She lives in South Florida with her family and rescue cats.

 

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The Shekinah Legacy (A Charlotte Ansari Thriller) : A Free Kindle eBook

Editor’s Note: THE SHEKINAH LEGACY is the first in the Charlotte Ansari series of thiller novels. Readers will find themselved captivated with this installment and find themselves wanting more! 

The Shekinah Legacy is filled with twists and turns that is very fast paced!


Book Description: To save her mother, international correspondent Charlotte Ansari and her Asperger’s son must solve a 2,000-year-old mystery and battle a modern society of assassins. Chase through the streets of India and Kashmir as they seek two ancient relics that everyone wants, all would kill for, and no one has found. Yet.

Those who enjoyed the second Charlotte Ansari book, Sons of Zadok, will love THE SHEKINAH LEGACY.  

Author’s Inspiration:  I have always been intrigued with the development of ancient religious traditions and mysteries. In this case was inspired by plain old-fashioned research. During months of reading I came across scraps of information that finally started to knit themselves into a coherent story that suddenly took on a life of its own, carrying me along with it.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Diane Lane

From the Book: Parked just outside the gate to Charlotte’s home, the man fondles the silver box and then spits his gum into it, closing the lid. Six men dead for an empty box. 

The man removes a handheld device from the glove compartment and switches it on. A screen flickers to life, painting his shadowy face with a green glow. On the screen a small dot pulsates along the edge of a large, dark shape he knows is the Lake. Spidery lines define the road on which the man is parked. Yes, the target is at home. He screws a silencer onto the barrel of his Glock and straps on night vision goggles. He will not fail to complete his mission.

 

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Gary Lindberg

  


Gary Lindberg traveled around the world to research this story. As a writer and film producer/director, he has won over one hundred major national and international awards. He is the co-writer and producer of the Paramount Pictures feature film “That Was Then, This Is Now” starring Emilio Estevez and Morgan Freeman. He lives in Minnesota with his wife, Gloria.

What is your favorite food, place to write, music to listen to, TV show?: I love eating pizza while watching The Good Wife, Person of Interest, and Scandal on TV. I write in my home office with two monitors, one for my manuscript and the other one for research material. 

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Amanda’s Eyes : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: If you are looking for a science fiction mystery with a dash or romance, then look no further than AMANDA’S EYES. 

Amanda’s Eyes opens with immediate sense of mystery with intrigue that mounts throughout the story. 


Book Description: Think what you see is what you get? Better think again. Crime can’t hide from THESE baby blues! AMANDA’S EYES is a novel that seeks to answer to the question, what if we could see the monster behind the mask? 

Those who like J.D. Robb and Sue Grafton will like AMANDA’S EYES.  

Author’s Inspiration:  I enjoy exploring human nature, and this one gave me a chance to explore our penchant for appearance over reality; the tension between law enforcement and media; what it takes to do the right thing when you know doing the right thing might cost you; and what happens when cynicism comes face to face with there are more things under heaven, Horatio.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Angelina Jolie

From the Book: I guess you could call them hitmen. You could also call Einstein a math whiz. Think ruthless. Think unstoppable. Think killers so proficient “caught the ferry” was fast replacing “bought the farm” in common usage, and you have the Ferrymen in a nutshell.

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Kathy DiSanto

  


I’m an introvert, so I do a lot of living inside my head. Given my overactive imagination, that life gets pretty exciting at times. As a kid, I was constantly making up fantastical stories, which I made my younger friends act out. (Several tales included the ability to fly, but those recreations didn’t end so well, so I had to drop that idea. For the time being.)
I first discovered the joy of writing in high school. Can’t remember exactly what I wrote, but there was a lot of frenzy involved. I know this, because I misspelled the word often enough to frustrate my English teacher, Mr. Sanchez.
I started writing professionally at age 46, when my sister gave me the idea for my first romance novel, FOR LOVE OR MONEY. The rest, as they say, is history.
Favorite food: Ice cream, hands down
Favorite place to write: My study, with the windows open
Favorite music: the Vinegar Creek Constituency, and indie roots band
Favorite TV show: NCIS
Favorite recreation: walking my dog, Molly

 

http://www.kathydisanto.com/

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Dead Case in Deadwood: Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: We love the Deadwood Series by Ann Charles. This book is a mix of mystery, paranormal, and romance, so there’s something for everyone.

Fun and suspense in a delightful mix!

Book Description: What does a headless corpse, a ghost whisperer, a sexy medium, a shady coworker, and a pissed-off detective all have in common?

Violet Parker and Deadwood. In this third installment of the Deadwood Mystery series, Violet is determined to discover what’s in the crates the crooks are sneaking out of the local mortuary in the dark of night. The question is, will she end up in one of them herself … in pieces?

Readers who love Janet Evanovich – Stephanie Plum Series, H.P. Mallory, Gemma Halliday, Terri Reid, and Stephanie Bond will like DEAD CASE IN DEADWOOD.

Author’s Inspiration: I had a blast writing this third book in the series, especially after experiencing one of Deadwood’s haunted hotels first-hand while participating in the South Dakota Festival of Books. Did I see a ghost while staying in the hotel? No, but the bathroom door kept swinging open in the night. That alone was enough to make me sleep with the covers over my head. Unlike Violet in this series, I’m a big chicken when it comes to ghost-filled rumors.

 

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Ann Charles

  

Ann is currently toiling away on her next book, wishing she was on a Mexican beach with an ice-cold Corona in one hand and her Kindle in the other. When she is not dabbling in fiction, she is arm wrestling with her two kids, attempting to seduce her husband, and arguing with her sassy cat.

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Liquid Lies : Free Kindle eBook

Editor’s Note: It doesn’t matter how comfy the chair is- you’ll be on the edge of your seat for this whole book.

The tension and fast pace will keep you guessing.


Book Description: Two girls have secrets, there’s one dead body, and the body count is rising.

Readers who like Laura Lippman, Sue Grafton, or James Patterson will like LIQUID LIES.

Author’s Inspiration: This book is both based on Lavrisa’s midwestern Wisconsin background and home in Savannah. This book was sparked from a local event combined with her interest in Lake Geneva. She wondered if more could be happening than the tourists could see, beneath the pristine surface.

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Lois Lavrisa

  


Lois has four children (two boys, two girls) with her husband of 22 years (Tom). She has written for many outlets, including magazines, newsletters, and a local newspaper.

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Four Widows : Free Kindle eBook

Editor’s Note: We love the premise of this book: murder-solving female sleuths that have the strength to overcome their obstacles!

A really entertaining mystery that is full of heart!


Book Description: FOUR WIDOWS is a Fashionable mystery with four feisty women who unravel secrets, solve murder and share heartbreak. Should you find out who murdered your husband or is it better to bury the truth?

Readers who love Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Sister by Rosamund Lupton, or The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger will like FOUR WIDOWS.

Author’s Inspiration: I was reading the medical book Better (a surgeon’s note on performance) by Atul Gawande and it gave me inspiration for one of the husbands in the book: heart surgeon Dr Harrison Warner.

I thought, people make mistakes. Even esteemed, clever people slip up some times. This was the inspirational seed that led me to develop the plot.

Poor Harrison doesn’t get to kick up his heels in the book because he is dead right from the start but his presence resonates throughout. The four widows might be the main characters but he is there, always.

Actor who would play the Main Character: Emily Blunt as Lori Walker

From the Book: “My husband was murdered,” I said without missing a beat, shocked to hear how the words sounded out loud for the first time. Suzanne dropped her drink and the glass flute shattered spectacularly the Cece’s Fired Earth Floor. I looked down and thought the moment to be particularly prophetic; my life in a million little pieces.

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This book is free on 3/13-3/16.

Helen macArthur

  


Helen MacArthur is a freelance writer and copy editor turned fiction author, living in London.

MY FAVORITE FOOD: I’m Scottish so I’m partial to pastries, chips (fries) and macaroni cheese.

WHERE I WRITE: I write at my desk in the loft (mad woman in the attic) looking at a white wall. No view. Too distracting.

MY FAVORITE MUSIC: I’ll listen to anything: Dolly Parton; Birdy; Stevie Nicks; Emeli Sande; Tupac Shakur; Queen Latifah; Elbow; Linkin Park; Florence & The Machine.

MY FAVORITE SHOW: I’m obsessed with old and new American drama series such as Friday Night Lights; The Shield; Damages; Weeds; Homeland. I didn’t get into Breaking Bad, alas.

http://www.4widows.com/

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