Monday, June 23, 2014

Mystery Picks of the Day – June 23, 2014

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 Good Lawyer

A Novel



Author: Thomas Benigno

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INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY.

A young, ambitious lawyer is eager to prove he is better than the mobster dominated family he grew up in. Working as a Bronx Legal Aid Attorney he learns how to twist the system, how to become an unbeatable defense lawyer. But it's 1982. The Spiderman rapist is on the loose and New York City is a city in fear. When an outraged victim commits suicide right before his eyes, searching for absolution and determined to prove his client's innocence, he knocks the pegs out from under the prosecution's case. Digging deeper, horrifying revelations about his family's past collide with the true identity of the sadistic sociopath behind the real Spiderman's rampage. In the process, this good lawyer comes face-to-face with his greatest conflict and deepest fear: to win, really win, must he sacrifice every principle he believes in and embrace his family's mafia past to become judge, jury, and executioner?


Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Literature & Fiction

Website: Thomas D. Benigno
Twitter: @ThomasBenigno
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THE GOOD LAWYER IS INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY…

Thomas Benigno is a practicing attorney on Long Island, N. Y. After graduating Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan in 1979, at the behest of his Criminal Law Clinic Professor, Barry Scheck (who later obtained fame for representing O. J. Simpson) he was fast-tracked to a position as Associate Attorney with the New York City Legal Aid Society in the Bronx.

While there he sought out and tackled the grittiest of cases, even representing the infamous Spiderman Rapist. If you ask him why he repeatedly took on the defense of child molesters and rapists, he'll sound off two reasons: 1) no other attorney would take these cases, and 2) he was young and out to prove himself.

The year before he left Legal Aid to go into private practice he was featured in a two page spread in the New York City Legal Aid Society's Annual Report for his success in winning what seemed like an unwinnable case-a teacher's aide charged with molesting three of his students. At a party held in his honor he was handed a beautiful plaque commemorating his court victory-a plaque he never hung up or put on display ever.

Two years later he left Legal Aid, and within eighteen months after that, left the practice of criminal law behind forever having never lost a trial. Currently he practices real estate and business law, enjoys acting in staged productions on Long Island, appeared as an actor in two movies, one an award winning short film, and even produced (along with others) a Broadway show (Burn the Floor and its U.S. tour).

He is married to the same beautiful woman since shortly after graduating law school and has three adult children. THE GOOD LAWYER is a novel inspired by real events while he was working as a Legal Aid Attorney in the Bronx.


Voodoo or Die

Mojo, Louisiana humorous mystery series Book 2



Author: Stephanie Bond

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You always find your mojo in the last place you look for it…

Gloria Dalton was forced into the witness protection program as a teenager and ripped away from her first love. She’s spent her entire life looking over her shoulder. Now 30, she decides to move to the small town of Mojo, Louisiana to take over the practice of a dead lawyer and to start her life over, hopefully for the last time. But a welcome gift on her first day of work turns out to be a voodoo doll, and then a horrible death occurs that's too close for comfort. To top her surreal day, the new Chief of Police arrives on the scene and it’s her first love, Zane Riley.

During the investigation, Gloria can’t ignore the attraction between her and Zane, but is guilt ridden because he doesn’t know who she really is. When another voodoo doll appears and the body count rises, Gloria begins to suspect her past life and the recent murders are connected. Suddenly her quest to find her mojo turns into a quest to stay alive in Mojo! Gloria learns that when it comes to solving a murder, it’s VOODOO OR DIE.


Author Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Suspense

Website: Stephanie Bond
Author's Blog: Stephanie Bond - For Writers
Twitter: @stephaniebond
E-Mail: stephanie@stephaniebond.com
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Author Description:
Stephanie Bond was five years deep into a corporate career in computer programming and pursuing an MBA at night when an instructor remarked she had a flair for writing and suggested she submit material to academic journals. But Stephanie was more interested in writing fiction—more specifically, romance and mystery novels. After writing in her spare time for two years, she sold her first manuscript, a romantic comedy, to Harlequin Books. After selling ten additional projects to two publishers, she left her corporate job to write fiction full-time. To-date, Stephanie has more than sixty published novels to her name, including the popular BODY MOVERS humorous mystery series and the new TWO GUYS DETECTIVE AGENCY series. For more information, visit www.stephaniebond.com.


Final Judgment

Lou Mason Thrillers



Author: Joel Goldman

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A shtikel mazel iz vert merer vi a ton gold – a Yiddish proverb that means “a little bit of luck is better than a ton of gold”. But when you find a dead man wrapped in plastic in the trunk of you Cadillac, you need more than a little luck. Much more.

Avery Fish is on trial for mail fraud, but he didn’t commit murder. In fact, he has absolutely no clue how a decapitated, plastic wrapped body ended up in the trunk of his caddy. Sexy, brilliant attorney Lou Mason has known Fish for years. Hell, they went to the same synagogue. Fish may be a gonif, a Yiddish term meaning thief, but he was no murderer.

The victim, already looking like an extra in a bad zombie movie, is identified as a defendant in a sexually charged lawsuit. Mason has to team up with a sharply intelligent federal agent from his past – a stunner with a hidden agenda who may be playing some serious head games of her own.


Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Crime, Mystery

Website: Joel Goldman
Twitter: @JoelGoldman1
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Joel Goldman writes crime thrillers to die for. He's the Edgar and Shamus nominated author of three riveting thriller series.

Trial lawyer Lou Mason is a powerful, sexy man, more than six feet of hard muscle and once a keen rugby player. He's loyal and principled, both to a fault. His wry, sarcastic sense of humor and knack for top class banter are disarming, sometimes obscuring a recklessly brave spirit. Passionate about justice, he dives into the dark water, taking on cases others lawyers would run away from.

In Jack Davis' world only liars, drunks and guilty people shake uncontrollably. Then he joins their ranks. After 25 years as an FBI Special Agent, Jack is forced to retire because a mysterious movement disorder that makes him shake, sometimes bending him in half, sometimes strangling his speech. The cause and cure are unknown and Jack's condition colors his entire life. So much so that it ends his FBI career. In his new guise of part time private detective, he can't predict when the shakes will start... he just knows they will. Most of the time he just hopes he isn't holding a gun when it happens because crooks and killers don't give anyone a break.

Alex Stone is a Public Defender, devoted to representing people charged with a crime who can't afford a lawyer. More often than not, her clients and cases are lost causes. But the dismal odds only encourage her. Long, lean, and ropy from years of early-morning workouts, she knows only one way to live and one way to try a case: bear down and go all out.


Poisoned Saints


Author: Ben Coulter

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Ben Coulter's first novel is heartbreaking at times, humorous at others, and a hard and gritty epic throughout. Poisoned Saints takes you inside the growing drug epidemic in the UK, with first hand experience and unapologetic detail from the author. Saints takes you on a journey of mystery and suspense, whilst keeping you company with true-to-life drama and facts along the way. Get prepared for an exhilarating ride into what's really going on outside your door, but be warned, once you start reading you will not be able to stop.

Charlie is a cocaine distributor living in a run-down London overspill, but when he discovers his top dealer shot to death, Charlie must find the killer and a way out, whilst losing the tail of Detective Jack Cloud in order to flee the country with his lover and a clear conscience .


Author Genre: Thriller, Crime, Contemporary

Website: Ben Coulter
Twitter: @BCoulterAuthor
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Author Description:
Ben Coulter was born in 1980 and raised in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, England.

He has been writing 'as long as he can remember' in one form or another. The aim with his debut novel Poisoned Saints, was to portray to the reader an authentic criminal lifestyle through the art of fiction, whilst using the regretful foundation of experience.

Poisoned Saints was released at the end of 2012 to a pleasing on-line response and soon became a number 1 best seller.

The follow up 'Keep on Running' was released in May 2013 and is fast catching Poisoned Saints on the Amazon Kindle charts.

The third and final instalment of the Saints series was released in December 2013 - 'When The Saint Comes Marching Home'.


The Line

Shadow Warriors



Author: Bob Mayer

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They killed Patton when he opposed them. They’ve cowered Presidents into going to war. For more than half a century, a secret organization of Army officers known as The Line has been covertly manipulating US Policy. Now, in a political climate rife with dissent and unrest, The Line has ordered a pivotal top-secret operation that will let the world know who is really in charge: take out the President on Pearl Harbor Day. But The Line didn’t count on Boomer Watson, a member of the Army’s elite Delta Force and Major Benita Trace, both West Point graduates, staying true to their oath of allegiance and willing to fight The Line with their lives.

From The Ukraine to Pearl Harbor to West Point to the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia, it’s a race against time to stop The Line as December 7th looms.


Author Genre: Science Fiction, Thrillers, Historical Fiction

Website: Bob Mayer
Author's Blog: Write on the River
Twitter: @Bob_Mayer
E-Mail: bob@bobmayer.org
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Author Description:
NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer graduated West Point and served in the Infantry & Special Forces. He commanded recon teams, a Green Beret A-Team and held other positions in Special Operations, where many of his bestselling ideas were formulated.

Mayer's obsession with mythology and his vast knowledge of the military and Special Forces, mixed with his strong desire to learn from history, is the foundation for his science fiction series Atlantis, Area 51 and Psychic Warrior. Mayer is a master at blending elements of truth into all of his thrillers such as The Green Beret Series, The Shadow Warrior Series, The Presidential Series as well as his historical fiction, leaving the reader questioning what is real and what isn't.

Bob has lived all over the world, but has settled down on Write on the River with his wife and 2 yellow labs, 'Cool' Gus and 'Sassy' Becca. He spends his free time running with the dogs, biking, kayaking, and watching or reading whatever his much smarter wife tells him to. She controls the remote. He has a grandson, whom he is training to be the leader of the resistance against the machines.
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Mystery Picks of the Day – June 13, 2014

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 King


Author: Rick Soper

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Just hours before testifying in front of Congress, Billy Stone, a tech titan who is one of the richest men in the world, is kidnapped from a hotel in the heart of Washington DC. FBI Agent Jon Stevens, along with Director Emory Thomas are called upon to track down Stone’s kidnapper. As they delve deeper into the investigation, some disturbing clues start to emerge, leaving them wondering if they’ll be in time to save Billy from an awful fate.


Author Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Horror

Website: Rock Hard Press
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Rick Soper was born in Watsonville, California. He grew up in nearby Salinas, where he attended Palma High School, before moving on to attend and graduate from Fresno State. After school he went into television production, working for a local cable channel as a producer, director, editor, and cameraman. Over the years he produced everything from teen TV programs, to aerobics shows, to cooking shows, to live sports, and music shows. From TV he moved on to a short stint as a campaign manager. Then he moved on to his current profession as a financial advisor. Over the years he's taught television production at the local community college, and continues to produce and direct commercials.

Rick currently lives in Central California with his two dogs, where he enjoys cooking, traveling, and writing. He is known to crank up the volume and attempt to play his guitar, but has yet to learn a complete song. He is obsessive about going to the gym, Fresno State Football, and NFL RedZone.


Confession


Author: Carey Baldwin

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They say the Santa Fe Saint comes to save your soul--by taking your life. Newly minted psychiatrist Faith Clancy gets the shock of her life when her first patient confesses to the grisly Saint murders. By law Faith's compelled to notify the authorities, but is her patient really the Saint? Or will she contribute to more death by turning the wrong man over to the police?

Faith is going to need all her wits and the help of a powerful adversary, Luke Jericho, if she's to unravel the truth. But she doesn't realize she's about to become an unwitting pawn in a serial killer's diabolical game. For once he's finished with Faith, she's to become his next victim.


Author Genre: Romance, Thriller, Suspense

Website: Let Me Thrill you - Carey Baldwin
Author's Blog: Kiss and Thrill
Twitter: @CareyBaldwin
E-Mail: carey @ careybaldwin.com
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Author Description:
Carey Baldwin is a mild-mannered doctor by day and an award-winning author of edgy suspense by night. What's a nice girl like Carey doing writing gritty suspense with romantic elements? When you are a former clinical psychologist, writing about psychopaths comes easily, and when you are a hopeless romantic, well, you do the math! Carey's first manuscript won the Golden Gateway award for best single title romance.

Carey's debut novel, FIRST DO NO EVIL, is now available from Samhain Publishing. HUSH, a romantic suspense novella, is also currently available. Be on the look out for her next full-length suspense novels: CONFESSION and LABYRINTH from Harper Collins/ Witness Impulse in 2014.


Inferno

CSI Reilly Steel #2



Author: Casey Hill

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Read the clues. Decode the science. Reveal the murderer. That's Reilly Steel's mantra. Find the answers, solve the crime.

But the Quantico-trained forensic investigator is finding her skills aren't enough when a ferociously intelligent killer strikes Dublin. The modus operandi is as perplexing as it is macabre. What connects two seemingly disparate, high-profile victims?

Their corpses refuse to give up their secrets and the crime scenes prove a forensic investigator's worst nightmare. Reilly soon suspects that she may be dealing with a killer - or killers - who know all about crime scene investigation.

It's only when a third murder occurs - equally graphic and elaborate in its execution - that they discover that this particular killer is using a very specific blueprint for his crimes. Who is the killer's next victim, the real target? And what's his endgame?


Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers,Women Sleuths,Suspense

Website: Casey Hill
Twitter: @caseyhillbooks
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Casey Hill is the pseudonym of husband and wife writing team, Kevin and Melissa Hill. They live in Dublin, Ireland.

TABOO, the first title in a series of forensic thrillers featuring Californian-born CSI Reilly Steel was an international bestseller upon release. It was swiftly followed by subsequent books, TORN(aka INFERNO) and HIDDEN.

Translation rights to the Reilly Steel series have been sold in multiple languages, and TV rights were recently optioned by Ecosse Films.


Capitol Offense

The Bill Travis Mysteries



Author: George Wier

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When Death Row inmate Norman Howell drops a tidbit about how he and his father once helped the current Texas Governor get rid of competing Vietnamese fisherman with the use of high-powered explosives, Bill Travis has to decide whether to kick (and awaken) this particular sleeping dog, or whether to let it go. But then the Governor's men come calling for him, and all hell breaks loose.

Capitol Offense is the second novel in the Bill Travis Mysteries.

George Wier is the author of "Duckweed" (Lone Star Noir - Akashic Books, 2010) and The Last Call. For more information, visit the author's website at www.georgewier.com or the series website at www.billtravismysteries.com.


Author Genre: Mystery

Website: George Wier
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Author Description:
I was born in East Texas and spent most of my life there, principally around the Bryan and College Station area. I moved to Austin, Texas, in 2002 and shortly thereafter began writing The Bill Travis Mystery series. I currently live in Austin with my lovely wife, Sallie, along with two cats and two dogs.

Writing is both my avocation and my vocation, but to add to these I play both classical violin and country fiddle, and I dabble in art (mostly drawing and painting), photography, and book cover design.

I began writing in earnest in 1986, although I have been creatively writing far longer than that, practically since I could read (at a very formative age.) I find that I have far more ideas than I could ever write down, and so I pick and choose only the best story ideas. I write what I, myself, like to read, and nothing more.

I am always happy to talk to a reader and would dearly love to hear your comments. Please visit my website at www.georgewier.com or my series website at www.billtravismysteries.com. There you will find free short stories, anecdotes, and links to other books and writers.


The Strontian Factor

A Delusion of God's Will



Author: Mason N. Forbes

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The evidence is scant, the connection unknown and the reason a mystery. Jamie Strachan, a top-class defence analyst, is faced with a seemingly impossible task: he must link the death of his brother-in-law to an ex-Fallschirmj├Ąger and a devout pharmaceutical magnate.

With the help of a high-ranking police officer and the tacit support of the Secretary to the British Cabinet, Jamie exposes a scheme of immense magnitude, the consequences of which would lead to a conflagration between the West, and the Islamic and the Developing worlds.


Author Genre: Crime Thrillers

Twitter: @MasonNForbes
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Mason Forbes is a Crime Fiction writer. A life-long passion to understand the psychology of human motivations is evident in his writing and he draws heavily on the moral dilemmas present in the individual and society.

He was born and grew up in the United Kingdom and is of Anglo-German-Irish heritage. After university, he worked in industry for a number of years before moving to live in Germany where he successfully ran his own business. He has since returned to the UK, dedicating his time to writing and has written two stand-alone thrillers: The Strontian Factor and Bitter Sweet.
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