Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mystery Picks of the Day - September 25, 2013

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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White Heat

P.I. Duke Rogers Series - 2013 SHAMUS AWARD


Price: $ 3.99

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WHITE HEAT begins where the "Rodney King" riots leave off. Recently released, it hit Number 1 on Amazon's Hot New Releases list. Available in both Kindle and paperback versions.

"WHITE HEAT BY AUTHOR PAUL D. MARKS is in a word, 'Intense'. This is a well-written book that's gripping, captivating and brings back memories of a bad time in L.A." - RJ Parker, True Crime Author, "Top Reviewer/Author"

"A gripping tale of prejudice and deceit, set against the tumultuous backdrop of the 1992 L.A. riots. White Heat is all the title promises it to be." - Darrell James, award-winning author of "Nazareth Child"

"The plot was interesting, and full of twists and turns. Duke's investigation felt realistic... The characters' interactions, mannerisms, and dialogue also felt realistic. I fell in love with Duke, Jack, and Rita. I also loved Teddie, even though we never met her alive." - Elizabeth Barone/Elizabeth Barone Reviews

"White Heat written by Paul D. Marks explodes on the page." - Gayle Bartos-Pool

"'White Heat' is a tough, tersely-written book featuring tough, complicated, and not always lovable characters who might push many readers to the very edge of their comfort zone. But it's honest and it's real, and it doesn't pander to its audience by providing pat or phony answers to the many complex issues it raises."

Author Genre: Mysteries, Satire, Noir, Detective, Crime

Website: Paul D. Marks
Author's Blog: Cafe Noir
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Author Description:
A Los Angeles native, Paul Marks loves the city that L.A. was. Dodging bullets, he's not so sure about the city it is today.

Paul D. Marks is the author of over thirty published short stories in a variety genres, ranging from noir to straight mystery, satire to serious fiction. His work has received praise, including awards from Glimmer Train, The Lorian Hemingway International Short Story Competition, SouthWest Writers, and more. His work has appeared in various anthologies and magazines, including Dime, the Deadly Ink 2010 Short Story Collection, Murder in La La Land, Murder Across the Map, LAndmarked for Murder, Hardboiled magazine and more. He has also published numerous magazine/periodical articles as well as having done film work.

In a former life, Paul was a script doctor, making his living from optioning screenplays of his own and rewriting other people's scripts or developing their ideas. He has also lectured on writing and screenwriting at UCLA, California State University, San Bernardino, Learning Tree University and at other seminars and conferences.

He is also the last person to have shot on the fabled MGM backlot before it bit the dust to make way for housing. According to Steven Bingen, one of the authors of the well-received book MGM: HOLLYWOOD'S GREATEST BACKLOT: "That 40 page chronological list I mentioned of films shot at the studio ends with his [Paul D. Marks'] name on it."

His book WHITE HEAT is the winner of the 2013 SHAMUS AWARD by the Private Eye Writers of America.


CSI Reilly Steel #1

Author: Casey Hill

Price: $ 0.99

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For fans of Patricia Cornwell, Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter and Kathy Reichs

'Very special ... an outstanding forensic debut.' THE BOOKSELLER

Forensic investigator Reilly Steel, Quantico-trained and California-born and bred, imagined Dublin to be a far cry from bustling San Francisco, a sleepy backwater where she can lay past ghosts to rest and start anew. She's arrived in Ireland to drag the Garda forensics team into the 21st-century plus keep tabs on her Irish-born father who's increasingly seeking solace in the bottle after a past tragedy.

But a brutal serial killer soon puts paid to that. A young man and woman are found dead in a hotel room, the gunshot wounds on their naked bodies suggesting a suicide pact. But as Reilly and the team dig deeper, and more bodies are discovered, they soon realise that a twisted murderer is at work, one who seeks to upset society's norms in the most sickening way imaginable…

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers,Women Sleuths,Suspense

Website: Casey Hill
Twitter: @caseyhillbooks
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Author Description:
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.

Willow Point

A Harbour Falls Mystery #2

Author: S.R. Grey

Price: $ 0.99

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****Willow Point is book number two in A Harbour Falls Mystery series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel.****

With the Harbour Falls Mystery solved, author Maddy Fitch hopes secrets and lies are behind her. But a cryptic letter from her former best friend would seem to indicate otherwise. Is the man Maddy fell in love with while solving the Harbour Falls Mystery, the gorgeous and rich Adam Ward, keeping a damning and potentially dangerous secret from her? Only the writer of the letter, Ami Hensley, knows for sure. But Maddy is hesitant to confront her, since the last time they saw one another Ami tried to kill her.

But if Maddy wants answers--ones that could potentially save Adam--then she must face her fears and visit her former friend. Unfortunately for Maddy, Ami is currently locked up in the creepiest place in Maine, an old gothic structure that houses the criminally insane, known simply as Willow Point.

Will this new mystery tear Maddy and Adam apart?

Who else is in on Adam's secret?

And will Maddy find the answers before it's too late?

Another heart-stopping page turner from the author of Harbour Falls. Willow Point promises to keep you on the edge of your seat.

2nd in A Harbour Falls Mystery series - Romance/Mystery/Romantic Suspense

*contains mature themes and adult content*

Author Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Mystery

Twitter: @AuthorSRGrey
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Author Description:
S.R. Grey is the author of the bestseller Harbour Falls and Willow Point, first and second books in A Harbour Falls Mystery series. She is also the author of I Stand Before You, the first novel in the new Judge Me Not series (New Adult/Contemporary Romance).

Ms. Grey resides in western Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, as well as an MBA.

She is currently working on Wickingham Way, the third novel in A Harbour Falls Mystery series, to be released in January 2014, as well as Never Doubt Me (Judge Me Not #2).

Other interests include reading, traveling, running, and cheering for her hometown sports teams.


Author: Matthew Mather

Price: $ 2.99

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Sometimes the worst storms aren't from Mother Nature, and sometimes the worst nightmares aren't the ones in our heads. Mike Mitchell, an average New Yorker already struggling to keep his family together, suddenly finds himself fighting just to keep them alive when an increasingly bizarre string of disasters start appearing on the world's news networks. As the world and cyberworld come crashing down, bending perception and reality, a monster snowstorm cuts New York off from the world, turning it into a wintry tomb where nothing is what it seems...and no one can be trusted...

"A chilling prophecy...well written, a must read for any fan of good fiction." - Ian Peterson, book reviewer for Sci-Fi Readers

"As a member of the Military that does 'cyber' for his job, it's refreshing to finally see a novel that shows how dangerous our transition to an interconnected infrastructure will become without proper safeguards...I couldn't put down!" - Karic Allegra, Joint Interoperability Command, US NAVY

CyberStorm is the newly released novel from Matthew Mather, author of the best-selling hit series Atopia Chronicles. In his other lives, Mather is one of the leading members of the world's cybersecurity community, as well as a real-life tech pioneer and award-winning videogame designer. CyberStorm is a novel for anyone who enjoys insightful, cutting-edge fiction mixed with action and adventure.

Author Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Website: Matthew Mather - tomorrow -- today
Twitter: @PhutureNews
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Author Description:
Matthew is the best-selling author of CyberStorm and the six-part hit series Atopia Chronicles. He is also a leading member of the world's cybersecurity community who started out his career working at the McGill Center for Intelligent Machines. He went on to found one of the first tactile interface companies, which became the world leader in its field, as well as creating a major award-winning brain training video game. In between he's worked in a variety of start-ups,everything from computational nanotechnology to electronic health records, weather prediction systems to genomics, and even social intelligence research. His writing credits include #1 best-selling Atopia Chronicles and CyberStorm novels. He spends his time between Charlotte, NC, and Montreal, QC, hanging out with his bright and beautiful girlfriend Julie and their three dogs and a cat.

Casanova Killer

An SSCD Crime Thriller

Author: Tallulah Grace

Price: FREE

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Catching the eye of a delusional serial killer known as the Casanova Killer signals the end for certain beautiful young women of San Francisco. True to his name, Casanova offers the women a taste of romance and unparalleled adoration before sending them to a bloody death.

The FBI Special Serial Crimes Division, SSCD, sets a trap for the killer with one of their own as bait. Agent Jerry Forbes pairs with Interpol’s Ethan Barnes to capture Casanova before another woman falls prey to his charms.

Jerry and Ethan soon discover that pretending to be lovers may be more dangerous than catching a killer. Follow their story from the moment they set up house to the abrupt end that Jerry does not see coming.

Is it love or certain death?

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers,Serial Killers,Suspense, Psychological

Website: Tallulah Grace - Psychological Thrillers
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Twitter: @TallulahSpeaks
E-Mail: grace.tallulah at gmail dot com
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Author Description:
Raised in the foothills of the mystical Blue Ridge Mountains, I attribute my love of beautiful landscapes and fascination with all things paranormal to my environment. The settings and characters in my novels reflect my appreciation for natural beauty as well as a desire to explore the what-if's of things unseen. Throw in a degree in Psychology paired with a strong interest in the workings of the criminally insane mind and you have a breeding ground for a psychological thriller.

Becoming an author was not a conscious decision; I've always been a writer. Channeling a passion for story-telling into my livelihood required a giant leap of faith, one that I'll never regret as I truly love what I do.

When I'm not writing, I enjoy antiquing, bead-weaving and sharing time with my incredible daughter and our two spoiled-rotten cats.
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