Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mystery Picks of the Day – January 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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Deception #1

Author: Barbara Freethy

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From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes a tale of romance and suspense. TAKEN is Book #1 in the Deception Duo. Book #2 is PLAYED.

Kayla Sheridan had longed for love, marriage and a family. Now, after a miraculous whirlwind courtship with the man of her dreams, she is his wife. But on their wedding night, he vanishes, leaving Kayla with the bitter realization that her desire has made her an easy mark for deception.

Nick Granville has an ingrained sense of honor and an intense desire to succeed in building the world's most challenging high-tech bridges. But when he crosses paths with a ruthless con man, he's robbed of everything he values, including his identity. With nothing left to lose, he'll risk any danger to clear his name and reclaim his life.

Thrown together by fate, Kayla and Nick embark on a desperate journey toward the truth -- to uncover the mysterious motives of an ingenious and seductive stranger who boasts he can't be caught ... and to reveal the shocking secrets of their own shattered pasts.

Author Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Women's fiction

Website: Barbara Freethy
Twitter: @BarbaraFreethy
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Author Description:
Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of 35 novels. In 2011, she began self publishing her backlist and has sold an incredible 3 million ebooks! Fourteen of her titles have appeared on the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Her book SUMMER SECRETS hit #1 on the New York Times and remained on the list for four weeks. Other bestselling titles include ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (Callaways #1), DON'T SAY A WORD, GOLDEN LIES, ALL SHE EVER WANTED, JUST THE WAY YOU ARE, RYAN'S RETURN, DANIEL'S GIFT, LOVE WILL FIND A WAY, SILENT RUN and TAKEN.

Barbara writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and women's fiction. She is known for writing emotional and compelling stories about love and family, sometimes with a little suspense, sometimes with a little magic.

Drowning Mermaids

Author: Nadia Scrieva

Price: FREE

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She is an elegant princess displaced from her home. He is a rough sea captain with a heart of gold...

To escape the war in her underwater kingdom, the noble daughter of a murdered king must flee to Alaska. Doing all she can to keep her younger sisters safe, Aazuria tries to assimilate and work among the Americans, with her feisty red-haired bodyguard at her side. This refuge holds pleasant surprises, for the princess meets a somber gentleman in a dark corner who promises to show her his world.

Trevain Murphy is a successful crab fisherman who has spent his life building an empire above the sea, but knows nothing of the greater empire beneath the surface. When a graceful dancer captures his attention, he becomes fascinated with her old-fashioned speech and unique mannerisms. Learning that her father has recently died, he cannot resist extending his kindness in offering to guide and protect her.

As it becomes clear that the dark-haired woman is much more than she seems, Trevain is unprepared to uncover the staggering secrets behind her innocent façade. Neither the captain nor the princess can imagine that their lives will become forcibly entwined as a common enemy threatens both of their worlds…

Author Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance, Literature & Fiction

Website: Nadia Scrieva
Author's Blog: Nadia Scrieva
Twitter: @NadiaScrieva
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Author Description:
Nadia Scrieva lives in Toronto, Canada with no husband, no kids, and no pets. She does own a very attractive houseplant which she occasionally remembers to water between her all-consuming writing marathons.



Author: Leslie A. Kelly

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A team of FBI agents are on the trail of the Reaper--a monster who auctions off means-of-death at a cyber playground for deviants. Special Agent Dean Taggert's investigation takes him to the small town of Hope Valley, Virginia, where he meets the strong and competent Sheriff Stacey Rhodes. Dean and Stacey are in a battle of wits against the Reaper, knowing he has chosen his next victim: a young child.

Author Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Romance

Website: Leslie Kelly
Twitter: @lesliekelly
E-Mail: lkellyauthormail @ gmail . com
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Author Description:
Leslie A. Kelly is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than fifty books in various genres. She currently writes contemporary romances under the name Leslie Kelly, and dark thrillers as Leslie A. Kelly.

She is the author of the futuristic Veronica Sloan thriller series, and of the dark romantic suspense Black CATs series.

The Siren

A DC Gary Goodhew Mystery

Author: Alison Bruce

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Sometimes the past just won't stay buried.

DC Gary Goodhew is on a pub crawl when he smells smoke. He rushes to the scene and finds a raging house fire, too far gone to stop. The blaze leaves two corpses, but a young boy—who was also inside—is now missing.

As the investigation deepens, it becomes clear that the boy's mother, Kimberley, knows much more than she is letting on. With the clock ticking on a child's life, Goodhew begins to sift through the ruins of Kimberley's past—and uncovers an unsettling picture of deceit, murder, and accelerating danger. Fans of Deborah Crombie and Elizabeth George will relish this gripping page-turner.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Crime

Website: Alison Bruce
Twitter: @Alison_Bruce
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Author Description:
Alison Bruce was born in Surrey, United Kingdom, and now lives in Cambridge.

Don't Let the Wind Catch You

Author: Aaron Paul Lazar


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When young Gus LeGarde befriends Tully, a cranky old hermit in the woods who speaks to an Indian spirit, he wonders if the man is nuts. But when the spirit rattles tin cups, draws on dusty mirrors, and flips book pages, pestering him to find evidence to avenge her past, things change fast. What Gus doesn’t understand is why his mother hates Tully and forbids him to see the old man. What could Tully have possibly done to earn this distrust?

Faced with long-buried family secrets and danger, Gus summons courage beyond his years in this poignant and powerful telling of the sultry summer of 1965.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Literature & Fiction, Young Adult

Website: Aaron Paul Lazar
Author's Blog: Aaron Paul Lazar
Twitter: @aplazar
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Author Description:
Aaron Paul Lazar wasn't always a mystery writer. It wasn't until eight members of his family and friends died within five years that the urge to write became overwhelming. "When my father died, I lost it. I needed an outlet, and writing provided the kind of solace I couldn't find elsewhere."

Lazar created the Gus LeGarde mystery series, with the founding novel, DOUBLE FORTÉ (2004), a chilling winter mystery set in the Genesee Valley of upstate New York. Like Lazar's father, protagonist Gus LeGarde is a classical music professor. Gus, a grandfather, gardener, chef, and nature lover, plays Chopin etudes to feed his soul and thinks of himself as a "Renaissance man caught in the 21st century." This book has since be rereleased in 2012 as an "author's preferred edition," via Twilight Times Books.
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1 comment:

  1. Aaron is a great writer. If you love cozies, you'll love this book. Just a little bit of the supernatural to spice it up!