Monday, November 4, 2013

Mystery Picks of the Day - November 4, 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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Happy Valley

A Southern Country Novel

Author: Diana Anderson

Price: FREE

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A year ago, Jo Preston was released and sent home from a mental institution. She has only vague memories of why she had been committed. Circumstances beyond her control will cause those memories to surface, one by one.

A tragedy, brought on by deceit, leaves her heartbroken and rejected. She is sent away to live with some rather peculiar relatives. Her fear of being institutionalized again has her desperate to keep her past hidden, but how long can she keep it a secret when her imagination begins playing tricks on her… or is it? A voice from her past resurfaces as well as the man who wants her secret to die with her.

This is a story about a young girl's heartbreak, rejection, fear, faith, and determination.

Happy Valley is the first in the series of A Southern Country Novel.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Humor And Comedy, Romance

Website: Diana Anderson
Twitter: @DianaJAnderson1
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Author Description:
A native Oklahoman, Diana Anderson now lives with her husband and Jack Russell Terrier in northwestern Mississippi. Besides writing, she is a professional photographer and portrait artist. Her genre; Fiction/Southern Gothic/Humor/Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Romance She spins tales with life experience, imagination, and fabrication. Real life experiences always enhance the story telling ability of any author and is a driving force in most stories.

Sign Off

The Caught Dead in Wyoming Series, Book 1

Author: Patricia McLinn

Price: $ 1.99

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The last time anyone in Cottonwood County, Wyoming saw Sheriff’s Deputy Foster Redus, he was bloody, cussing, and driving his pimped-out pickup into the November darkness.

Banished to a small-town Wyoming news station to fulfill the remainder of her contract, Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher is trying to put her messy divorce behind her and make the transition from investigating high profile crimes to investigating faulty toasters. When a young girl begs for E.M.’s help in proving her father innocent of a murder, E.M. finds herself back on the crime beat and in the crosshairs of a killer.

Arrested for the murder and released for insufficient evidence, rancher Thomas David Burrell is living a nightmare. Without a body or a crime scene, he’s got no way to prove his innocence. His ex-wife has refused to let his daughter visit. The entire county still suspects him of the crime.

E.M. may be his only hope. Unfortunately, going “Live at Five” with the truth may see her dead before eleven.

Patricia McLinn, after spending twenty-plus years as an editor for the Washington Post, now writes full-time. Her books have topped bestseller lists, including the USA Today Bestseller List, and been translated into more than twenty languages.

Author Genre: Romance, Women's Fiction,Mystery

Website: Patricia McLinn
Author's Blog: P. A. McLinn
Twitter: @PatriciaMcLinn
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Author Description:
I'm so proud my readers say my books blend "laughter and tears" with characters who "live and breathe." That's what ties together my romance and women's fiction books as Patricia McLinn and now a new mystery series starting with SIGN OFF as P.A. McLinn.

I hope you'll enjoy my 28 award-winning and best-selling romance and women's fiction books, along with the non-fiction title WORD WATCH: A Writer's Guide to the Slippery, Sneaky and Otherwise Tricky. (see below)

SIGN OFF, published in August 2012 under P.A. McLinn, opens the mystery series "Caught Dead in Wyoming." Elizabeth Margaret Danniher's high-flying TV news reporter career crash-lands in tiny KWMT in Sherman, Wyoming after she divorced her power network exec. As she tries to find her feet in a new place and new life, she is drawn in to the case of a murdered sheriff's deputy.

As for me, I had a great Midwestern childhood, though I did run away from home once - heading for Hollywood. Alas, Dairy Queen came before the train station, seriously depleting my capital. Otherwise I surely would have been the only Oscar-winning screenplay writer under ten.

Instead, I followed the normal education track: BA and MSJ from Northwestern. Then, not quite as normal (especially way back then), I became a sports writer. It's great training for writing - dialogue, character, motivation, conflict, goals. (All that went into my Winter Olympics book, THE GAMES.)

Crime & Passion

Author: Chantel Rhondeau

Price: FREE

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A decorated police officer, more intent on justice than following the letter of the law, lands in trouble when a schoolteacher finds a dead body on the beach.

Officer Donovan Andrews knows how to have a good time—ask any woman in town. But when it comes to men abusing their wives or children, Donovan takes it upon himself to make them regret it.

Madeline Scott is unlucky in love. All she wants is a quiet place to heal, away from cheating, womanizing men. However, her life is far from peaceful once she stumbles across the body and witnesses someone fleeing the scene.

Terror spreads in Pleasant View when the small community hears a killer is on the loose. All evidence points to Donovan, and he realizes someone is trying to frame him. When troubling suspicions from his past surface, even fellow officers believe he’s guilty. Madeline might be the only person who can clear his name, but first he has to win her trust.

The body count rises and no one is safe. The murderer makes it clear Madeline is next. Soon, Donovan’s whole world is focused on protecting her and keeping himself out of prison. The more time he spends with her, the harder it is to fight his growing attraction. Since she’s been burned by love, convincing Madeline he’s interested in something more than hot sex may prove harder than keeping her alive.

Author Genre: Romance, Mystery & Thrillers

Website: Chantel Rhondeau - Romantic Suspense
Author's Blog: Chantel Rhondeau - Past Writing/Self-publishing Tips
Twitter: @ChantelRhondeau
E-Mail: ChantelRhondeau(at)gmail(dot)com
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Author Description:
I once thought a great mystery or fantasy book with strong romantic themes was the highest level of reading bliss. After reading my first romantic suspense novel, I never looked back. Before long, the need to create my own stories took over. I spend my days in the clinical profession of medical transcriptionist, but my passion is in the blissful hours spent with my characters in the evenings.

I live in the western United States, and when I'm not writing I love playing cards with my family, bowling, and snuggling with my lazy kitties.

Finger Lickin' Fifteen

Stephanie Plum Novels

Author: Janet Evanovich

Price: $ 1.26

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Recipe for disaster: Celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle comes to Trenton to participate in a barbecue cook-off and loses his head – literally.

Throw in some spice: Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she’ll talk to is Trenton cop, Joe Morelli.

Pump up the heat: Chipotle’s sponsor is offering a million-dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers.

Stir the pot: Lula recruits bounty hunter Stephanie Plum to help her find the killers and collect the moolah.

Add a secret ingredient: Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur. Enough said.

Bring to a boil: Can Stephanie hunt down two killers, a traitor, five skips, keep her grandmother out of the sauce, solve Ranger’s problems and not jump his bones?

Warning: Janet Evanovich's Finger Lickin' Fifteen is habanero hot. So good you’ll want seconds.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance, Humor

Website: Janet Evanovich
Twitter: @janetevanovich
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Author Description:
Janet Evanovich is the #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and graphic novels, Wicked Appetite (the first book in the Lizzy and Diesel series,) and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.

Frozen Past

A Jaxon Jennings Novel

Author: Richard C Hale

Price: FREE

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Luke is only fourteen. Eliana is his whole world and for a fourteen year old, the burden is immense. You see, Eliana is being stalked. Stalked by a madman who wants nothing more than to see her dead. The madman knows things that no one should know and sees things that no one should see. He tells them if they say a word to anyone, they will both die. And Luke can't let that happen.

Eliana's past is catching up with her and Luke must do anything to save her. Anything.

** "Richard Hale has the gift, to take you captivated from, page 1, until, you have run to the end, because, you couldn't bear to put it down." Lmartini

~ Be sure to read NEAR DEATH, Richard's debut novel. ~ For Jake Townsend, the loss was shattering. And every night for the past two years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The moonless night. The piercing screams. The horrific crash. The night his wife was taken from him. The last time he saw her alive.

He needs to speak with her. He may have found a way.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Horror

Website: Author Richard C Hale
Twitter: @Richard_C_Hale
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Author Description:
Richard C Hale has worn many hats in his lifetime including Greens Keeper, Bartender, Musician, Respiratory Therapist, and Veteran Air Traffic Controller. You can usually find him controlling Air Traffic over the skies of the Southeastern U.S. where he lives with his wife and children.
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