Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mystery Picks of the Day – May 24, 2017

Today the HBS Mystery Reader’s Circle features our Mystery Novels and Novella Picks of the Day. These are some of the BEST DEALS from outstanding Mystery Authors for the Kindle at Amazon.

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Guaranteed to Bleed

The Country Club Murders Book 2



Author: Julie Mulhern

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With his dying breath, Bobby Lowell begs Ellison Russell, “Tell her I love her.” Unable to refuse, Ellison struggles to find the girl the murdered boy loved. Too bad an epically bad blind date, a vindictive graffiti artist, and multiple trips to the emergency room keep getting in the way.

Worse, a killer has Ellison in his sights, her newly rebellious daughter is missing, and there’s yet another body in her hostas. Mother won’t be pleased.

Now Ellison must track down not one but two runaway teenagers, keep her promise to Bobby, and elude the killer—all before her next charity gala committee meeting.

Author: Julie Mulhern

Author Genre: Mystery, Romance

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Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders.

She is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean--and she's got an active imagination. Truth is--she's an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.

In addition to mysteries, Julie writes historical, romantic suspense. Her first romance, A Haunting Desire, was a finalist in the 2014 Golden Heart® contest and is available now.




Social Engineer

Brody Taylor Series Book 1



Author: Ian Sutherland

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Whose side is he on? The drug company curing dementia or the animal rights activists protesting outside?

Brody Taylor exploits the weakest link in all computer systems. Humans. If he's hired to break into your network, he will target the weakest point. You.

The problem with always manipulating people is that even those closest to you don’t trust you.

And Brody’s just fallen for Melanie, a beautiful, zany animal rights activist. But she’s in love with the character he’s trapped himself in, not the real Brody, social engineer and computer hacker. Can Brody social engineer his way to the truth and save his relationship with Melanie?

Author: Ian Sutherland

Author Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery

Website: Ian Sutherland
Author's Blog: Ian Sutherland
Twitter: @iansuth
E-Mail: ian 'AT' ianhsutherland.com
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Ian Sutherland was brought up in the Outer Hebrides, idyllic remote islands off the west coast of Scotland. In an effort to escape the monotonous miles of heather, bracken and wild sheep, Ian read avidly, dreaming of one day arriving in a big city like London. And then, at the tender age of 12 he was unexpectedly uprooted to Peckham, an inner city suburb of South-East London. Ian quickly discovered that the real London was a damn sight more gritty and violent than the version in his books and shown on tv. Undeterred, Ian did what he did best, and buried his head in books, dreaming of other places to escape to.

Roll forward some years, and Ian can still be found with his head in a book. Or, given that he enjoyed a successful career in the IT industry, an eBook Reader. And now, having travelled a fair bit of the globe in person and even more of it via the Internet, Ian lives with his wife and two daughters in a small idyllic village, surrounded by green fields, copses and the occasional sheep, yet located just outside of the London he finally came to love.

Here, he writes gritty, violent crime thrillers full of well-rounded characters, set in and around London and its suburbs. His stories also feature the online world that most of us jump into blindly each day, but Ian exposes its underbelly and dramatically illustrates how dangerous the internet can be for the unwary.

SOCIAL ENGINEER is a short introductory novella for the Deep Web Thriller Series and features Brody Taylor, an elite computer hacker helping a pharmaceutical company defend against a cyberattack from Chinese hackers.

INVASION OF PRIVACY is the first full-length novel of the series, and pits Brody against a voyeuristic website impervious to all known hacking techniques and a vicious killer luring young women to their deaths.




Netherworld

The Chronicles of Koa Book 1



Author: K.N. Lee

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Angels protect us from the escaped creatures of the Netherworld. Demons seek to destroy the balance and treaty between vampires and humans.

One half-blood vampire is torn between the two worlds

Introducing Koa Ryeo-won, a half-blood vampire with an enchanted sword and a membership to the most elite vampire castle in Europe.

A vengeful demon threatens everything Koa has worked hard to protect. Not even Halston and his legendary infinity gun can stop him, but Koa's mother might be strong enough to do it--if only her curse can be broken.

There is one vampire of ancient royal blood who can help.

If only he wasn't locked away in a faraway parallel universe.

First stop, the Ivory Tower, where only the most notorious supernatural criminals are kept. A prison heist, new foes and friends, and a grand wizard await.

Koa must prepare herself to return to the place that nearly killed her. The Netherworld.

Author: K.N. Lee

Author Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Horror

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K.N. Lee is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. When she is not writing twisted tales, fantasy novels, and dark poetry, she does a great deal of traveling and promotes other authors. Wannabe rockstar, foreign language enthusiast, and anime geek, K.N. Lee also enjoys helping others reach their writing and publishing goals. She is a winner of the Elevate Lifestyle Top 30 Under 30 "Future Leaders of Charlotte" award for her success as a writer, business owner, and for community service.




Ghost of a Chance

Chintz 'n China Book 1



Author: Yasmine Galenorn

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Emerald O'Brien is the owner of the Chintz 'n China Tea Room where guests are served the perfect blend of teas and tarot readings. She never set out to be a detective, but once word gets out that she can communicate with the dead, there's no turning back... When the ghost of Susan Mitchell asks for Emerald's help in convicting her own murderer, Emerald can't refuse. Along with her friends-an ex-supermodel and a cop-and her new love interest, Emerald must search for clues to put the killer behind bars, and Susan's tortured soul to rest.

Author: Yasmine Galenorn

Author Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Nonfiction

Website: Yasmine Galenorn
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Twitter: @YasmineGalenorn
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Author Description:
New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance. She is the author of the Otherworld Series, the Fury Unbound Series, the Whisper Hollow Series, the Fly by Night Series, and the upcoming Lily Bound Series. She also wrote the Indigo Court Series, the Chintz 'n China Series, the Bath & Body Series under the name of India Ink, and metaphysical nonfiction. Make sure you don't miss any releases by signing up for her newsletter at http://www.galenorn.com/newsletter.php (copy and paste link into another browser)

Yasmine lives in the Seattle WA area with her husband and is the mother of four cats.

Because so many people ask, you pronounce her name this way: Yaz-mihn (NOT Jasmine--it's a "Y", not a "J"). Last name is pronounced: Gal-eh-norn The accent is on the first syllable.




Serenity

The Shelby Alexander Thriller Series Book 1



Author: Craig A. Hart

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A bullet slams into a wall just past Shelby’s head. A drug dealer offers him $10,000 for information regarding his dead sister. The local sheriff has Shelby in his sights. It’s just another day in the small town of Serenity.

Author: Craig A. Hart

Author Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Website: Craig A. Hart
Twitter: @craighartwriter
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Author Description:
Craig A. Hart is the stay-at-home father of twin boys, a writer, and editor. He served as editor-in-chief for The Rusty Nail literary magazine and as manager for Sweatshoppe Media. He also served as director for Northern Illinois Radio Information Service, an outreach that brought daily news and information to the visually impaired.

He has been published in The Orange Room Review, Voices, The Stray Branch, Red Poppy Review, The Mindful Word, Inclement, Right Hand Pointing, 7x20 Magazine, and others.

In 2015, Kindle Press published his novel Becoming Moon. NPR affiliate Northern Public Radio featured Becoming Moon in their Winter Book Series, and it won Best Novel of Summer 2015 from Pinnacle Awards. ?

Besides his award-winning novel, Craig is the author of The Writer's Tune-Up Manual, The Busy Writer, and The Girl Who Read Hemingway.

He is also the author of the new Shelby Alexander Thriller Series. The first in the series, Serenity, released October 31, 2016.

A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Craig lives in Iowa City, Iowa with his wife, sons, and two cats.


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mystery Picks of the Day – May 17, 2017

Today the HBS Mystery Reader’s Circle features our Mystery Novels Picks of the Day. These are some of the BEST DEALS from outstanding Mystery Authors for the Kindle at Amazon.

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The Sixth Window


Author: Rachel Abbott

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The perfect man... or a perfect stranger?

After eighteen months of grieving for her husband Bernie, killed in a horrific hit and run accident, Natalie Grey has found love with her husband’s best friend - Ed Cooper - and has moved herself and fifteen year old daughter, Scarlett, into his home. But Natalie begins to suspect Ed has a dark side - and even darker intentions.

Desperate to get her daughter to a place of safety, she and Scarlett move to a new home that holds secrets of its own. But has removing Scarlett from one potential threat placed her in far greater danger?

DCI Tom Douglas is also chasing the truth, as his investigation into the suicide of a teenage girl draws him ever closer to Natalie and Scarlett. But will he be too late to protect them from the peril they face, or from the truths that will tear their lives apart?

Author: Rachel Abbott

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Literature & Fiction

Website: Rachel Abbott
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Twitter: @_RachelAbbott
E-Mail: rachel@rachel-abbott.com
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Rachel Abbott's debut thriller, Only the Innocent, was an international bestseller, reaching the number one position in the Amazon charts both in the UK and US. This was followed by the number one bestselling novels The Back Road, Sleep Tight and Stranger Child,Nowhere Child (a short novel based on the characters from Stranger Child), Kill Me Again, and her latest thriller, launched in 2017 - The Sixth Window.

Rachel's novels have now been translated into over 20 languages.

In 2015 Amazon celebrated the first five years of the Kindle in the UK, and announced that Rachel was the number one bestselling independent author over the five-year period. She was also placed fourteenth in the chart of all authors. Stranger Child was the most borrowed novel for the Kindle in the first half of 2015.

Rachel now lives in Alderney - a beautiful island off the coast of France - and spends a few months of each year in the Le Marche regions of Italy, where she devotes her time to her love of writing fiction.




Beyond the Carousel

The Wyattsville Series Book 5



Author: Bette Lee Crosby

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Laura Wilkes has everything a woman could want when she snaps the picture of her five-year-old daughter on the carousel. Each time the carousel comes around Laura snaps another picture, seven in all. This is a day of unforgettable happiness; one of the few Laura has left.

In the months following the stock market crash the family is beset by tragedy. A homicide that goes unpunished. It's the height of the depression and there are hoards of faceless, nameless men living in train yards and back alleys. The murderer is never caught, but the family never gives up hope of finding him.

Now twenty-five years later, Laura's daughter has fallen in love with a policeman. Jack Mahoney is a rookie with little or no power, but he's the one, the only one, who can deliver the justice the family has long awaited.

In a heartwarming family saga that stretches across three generations, and brings back Wyattsville's favorite detective, readers will get to know Jack Mahoney as a young man about to fall in love.

Author: Bette Lee Crosby

Author Genre: Southern Fiction, Women's Fiction

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E-Mail: BetteLeeCrosby@gmail.com
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USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books have been southern fiction, historical fiction, and women's fiction bestsellers.

Midwest book review describes her books as "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances."

The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures."

Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down."

"Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write.

It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win over twenty awards for her work including: The Royal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, In'DTale RONE Award Winner, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.




Bum Rap


Author: Paul Levine

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NFL linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter has had it with shifty clients, dirty prosecutors, and a legal system out of whack. It’s enough to make a man want to leave Miami and never look back—until he gets a call from Victoria Lord, the better half of hot local legal team Solomon & Lord. Her partner in life and law has been arrested for murder. What’s worse: the only person who can clear him has fled the city. Now it’s up to Jake and Victoria to track down the witness—a stunning “Bar girl”—before she’s roped in by the feds…or eliminated by the Russian mob. Jake knows that if he doesn’t get to the witness first, his client’s case is lost. Luckily, he’s got some good advice from his college football coach: “Buckle your chin strap and hit somebody.” And sometimes, the only way to win a tough case is to do just that.

Author: Paul Levine

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Fiction, Crime

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Twitter: @Jake_Lassiter
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Eleven of Levine's novels have hit Number One bestseller status on Amazon in their genres, and in June 2015, he was the Number One bestselling author on Amazon Kindle.

BULLETIN: Now available in paperback, ebook and audio: "Bum Luck." Here's what the South Florida Sun-Sentinel had to say: "Paul Levine continues his trademark brisk pacing with timely storytelling and well-placed humor...The trio [Lassiter, Solomon & Lord] make an unstoppable team — concerned about the law but even more about people."

And this, from Bookreporter.com: "BUM LUCK is a one-sit, must-read novel full of memorable characters and unforgettable vignettes Put BUM LUCK at the top of your spring reading list.”

Levine is best known for two series of legal thrillers: "Jake Lassiter" and "Solomon vs. Lord." The national bestseller "Bum Rap" brings together the protagonists of both series in an explosive murder case set on glitzy South Beach.




Red Night

Timewalker Chronicles Book 1



Author: Michele Callahan

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Sure, she's got a superpower, but forget the cape...

With Timewalker blood in her veins, Alexa knows she'll be called upon by the immortal Archivers who watch over Earth and sent through time on a dangerous mission. After twenty-six years of waiting, her day has come.

Yes, she has a superpower, but forget the cape. To save the world, she must play the part of science geek and break into one of the highest security labs in the country. She has three short days to complete her mission; sneak into the lab and destroy a deadly virus before it kills almost everyone on Earth. There's one totally avoidable thing that will jeopardize her perfect plan...falling in love with her target.

Believe it or not, she's got bigger problems: the virus goes missing, a madman wants to exterminate human life, and Alexa must figure out how to save the whole darn planet when Fate is determined to force her into the arms of the very man responsible for the whole stinking mess.

Author: Michele Callahan

Author Genre: Science Fiction, Contemporary, Paranormal

Website: Michele Callahan
Author's Blog: M.L. Callahan
Twitter: @ML_Callahan
E-Mail: callahanml (at) yahoo.com
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Michele (M.L.) Callahan is a sci-fi and romance fanatic and full-time writer whose earliest movie memories are of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and light sabers. (Still waiting on Santa to come through on that one.) She wrote her first short story at age eleven in ten sloppy but action packed, wide-rule notebook pages. Her mother was an English teacher and inspired her love of books. Her favorite movie is The Princess Bride. Favorite desert is anything chocolate, but especially cake with thick, gooey frosting. And she drinks coffee before she eats breakfast, because anything else would be 'inconceivable!'

Michele also co-writes smoking hot contemporary romance as Amanda Adams. She listens to either hip-hop or country love songs when she's writing love scenes, heavy metal/rock for fight scenes, and classical for everything else - her favorite is violin, especially Vivaldi's Four Seasons. (Yes, she knows she's a weirdo.)




Murder on the SS Rosa

A Ginger Gold Mystery Book 1



Author: Lee Strauss

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It's 1923 and young war widow fashionista Ginger Gold makes a cross-Atlantic journey with her companion Haley Higgins to London England to settle her father's estate. When the ship's captain is found dead, Ginger is only too happy to lend her assistance to the handsome Chief Inspector Basil Reed.

The SS Rosa delivers a convincing array of suspects--the wife, the mistress, a jealous crew mate. To Ginger's dismay, her name has been added to the list! With a little help from Ginger's dog Boss, Ginger and Haley navigate the clues (those wartime operative skills come in handy.) They must solve the case and clear Ginger's name before they dock--and oh, whatever shall she wear!

Author: Lee Strauss

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Lee Strauss is the international bestselling author of A Nursery Rhyme Suspense Series (Mystery/Thriller), The Perception Series (young adult dystopian), and young adult historical fiction with over 775,000 books read.

She also writes younger YA fantasy as Elle Strauss and inspirational romance as Hope Franke.


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