Monday, December 8, 2014

Mystery Picks of the Day – December 8, 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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I Think I Love You

a humorous romantic mystery

Author: Stephanie Bond

Price: $ 0.99

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Sisters share everything in their closets, including the skeletons...

Twenty years ago, the Metcalf sisters witnessed a murder and formed a pact of silence. Now they're estranged and scattered because they all fell in love with the same man--fiery older sister Justine was engaged to handsome Dean Haviland; at the same time Dean was trying to bed mousy Regina, then jilted Justine at the altar to elope with their younger sister Mica.

Middle sister Regina Metcalf is a self-help book editor in Boston, perennially in search of a book that will help her sort out her own unfulfilled life. Ever the referee, she still feels responsible for not being able to keep her family together. Then her mother calls and asks her to come home to North Carolina--her parents are splitting and need help liquidating their antiques store. Regina agrees, even though she knows the trip home will dredge up ghosts.

Oldest sister Justine Metcalf is a balls-busting executive for a cosmetics company in Pennsylvania. She has money, power, and great redheaded looks. But her penchant for other women's husbands backfires when a scorned wife comes after her. Justine decides an impromptu visit to her parents in North Carolina is in order.

To the outside world, youngest sister Mica Metcalf seems to have the ideal life--she's a gorgeous, successful hair model living in L.A., with a celebrity lifestyle and handsome Dean Haviland on her arm. Both of her sisters wanted him, but she got him--and, unfortunately, his temper. Mica can't bring herself to leave him, until she learns he's cheating. She decides to retreat to her parents' home in North Carolina to recuperate and to ponder her next move.

When the sisters converge at their childhood home, old wounds are laid open against the backdrop of liquidating their parents' antiques business. And when Dean shows up, things go from bad to worse, especially when the lady-killer turns up dead.

In this fast-paced suspenseful comedy, three women discover that sisterhood transcends men, mistakes…and even murder.

Author Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Suspense

Website: Stephanie Bond
Author's Blog: Stephanie Bond - For Writers
Twitter: @stephaniebond
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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

The Trigger

Agent Dallas Series Book 1

Author: L.J. Sellers

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Agent Jamie Dallas loves undercover assignments that get her out of the Phoenix Bureau. But when a woman and her baby disappear from an isolated community of preppers in Northern California, she knows the risk of infiltrating the armed group is dangerously high.

Once inside the compound, she discovers that the brothers who founded Destiny are scheming something far more devious than kidnapping or murder. Meanwhile, her local FBI contact is pulled from her team and assigned to investigate the murder of a woman found at the bottom of a motel pool.

Soon Dallas finds herself in deeper trouble than she's ever encountered—with no way to reach her contacts. Can she break free of the bunker and stop their bizarre end-of-world plans? Will Agent McCullen identify the killer in time to help?

The Trigger is a gripping story that highlights our greatest fear—how a megalomaniac and a hacker-for-hire can threaten civilization as we know it.

Author Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense- Police Procedurals

Website: L.J. Sellers - Author of provocative mysteries & thrillers
Author's Blog: L.J. Sellers
Twitter: @LJSellers
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Author Description:
L.J. Sellers is an award-winning journalist and the author of the bestselling Detective Jackson mystery/thriller series: THE SEX CLUB, SECRETS TO DIE FOR, THRILLED TO DEATH, PASSIONS OF THE DEAD, DYING FOR JUSTICE, LIARS, CHEATERS & THIEVES and RULES OF CRIME. Her novels have been highly praised by Mystery Scene, Crimespree, and Spinetingler magazines, and the Detective Jackson series is the highest-rated crime fiction on Amazon. L.J. also has three standalone thrillers: THE BABY THIEF, THE GAUNTLET ASSASSIN, and THE LETHAL EFFECT. When not plotting murders, she enjoys performing standup comedy, cycling, social networking, and attending mystery conferences. She's also been known to jump out of airplanes.

Moonlight Weeps

Dick Moonlight Thriller Book 8

Author: Vincent Zandri

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Dick Moonlight can’t help himself. Moonlight, the private detective known as the head case with a bullet lodged in his brain, should be grateful for his current job. But when it becomes clear the cash-starved brain surgeon he’s been hired to drive around is protecting his son from a rape conviction, Moonlight is disgusted.

Worse, when the charges turn into a case of “reckless murder,” Moonlight’s the only one trying to keep the kid from the electric chair though the girl—a state senator’s daughter—clearly committed suicide. Then Moonlight and his unwilling assistant, a fat Elvis impersonator owing him money, stumble into a much bigger plot and are soon dodging Hollywood obsessed drug-running Russian thugs, corrupt government officials, and the specter of Moonlight’s recently diseased girlfriend.

New York Times bestselling author Vincent Zandri delivers another fast-paced, grizzly thriller in the Dick Moonlight series, offering readers plenty of wry humor, bullets, car chases, and Scarface references.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance, Crime

Website: Vincent Zandri
Author's Blog: Vincent Zandri - Noir Author
Twitter: @VincentZandri
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Author Description:
Vincent Zandri is the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of THE INNOCENT, GODCHILD, THE REMAINS, MOONLIGHT FALLS, THE CONCRETE PEARL, MOONLIGHT RISES, SCREAM CATCHER, BLUE MOONLIGHT, MURDER BY MOONLIGHT, THE GUILTY, MOONLIGHT SONATA, MOONLIGHT WEEPS, FULL MOONLIGHT, THE SHROUD KEY, and the forthcoming, THE BREAKUP. He is also the author of numerous Amazon bestselling digital shorts including PATHOLOGICAL, TRUE STORIES and MOONLIGHT MAFIA, as well as the coauthor of DEADLY DOZEN which sold more than 90,000 copies in its first two months of publication.

Harlan Coben has described THE INNOCENT (formerly As Catch Can) as "…gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting," while the New York Post called it "Sensational…Masterful…Brilliant!" Zandri's list of domestic publishers include Delacorte, Dell, Down and Out Books, and Thomas & Mercer, while his foreign publisher is Meme Publishers of Milan and Paris. An MFA in Writing graduate of Vermont College, Zandri's work is translated, or soon to be translated, into many languages including the Dutch, Russian, French, Italian, German, and Japanese. A freelance photo-journalist for Living Ready Magazine, RT, Globalspec, inTravel Magazine, along with several other global news agencies and publications, Zandri lives in New York and Florence, Italy. For more go to WWW.VINCENTZANDRI.COM

The Fourteenth Protocol

an FBI terrorism thriller

Author: Nathan A. Goodman

Price: FREE

Book Trailer: The Fourteenth Protocol
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What would it take to infiltrate a terror cell and eviscerate it?

Waseem Jarrah is the new, ruthless face of terror in the United States, and the CIA will stop at nothing to break him. But how far is too far? As the lines blur between good and evil, fledgling FBI agent Jana Baker thrashes in the midst of an epic battle to prove her worth, not only to fellow agents, but to herself. In this spider's web of conspiracy and intrigue, Agent Baker's struggles against evil and her own fears take her to the edge of the abyss, and the clock is ticking.

The Fourteenth Protocol, a tale of loss, corruption, and the power of the one.

Author Genre: Thriller, Christian, Crime

Website: Nathan A. Goodman Author
Twitter: @NathanAGoodman
E-Mail: Nathan at NathanAGoodman dot com
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Author Description:
Nathan A. Goodman lives in the Atlanta, Georgia, area with his wife and two daughters. His belief is that stories are living, breathing beings that are not simply created, but are buried deep within, waiting only to be excavated from the depths.


Author: Kathy Clark

Price: $ 0.99

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The Ultimate Cinderella Story

A random act of thoughtfulness - a stranger's kind bequest - and Shelly Lowell zoomed from rags to riches. Suddenly, this single mother's money woes were history. She felt as though she'd stepped into the Cinderella role in her daughter's school play.

A Temporary Twist of Fate

Jim Mitchell knew he'd been swindled out of his inheritance - bamboozled by a conniving fairy-tale floozy. And this playboy extraordinaire aimed to try every trick in the book to reclaim what was rightfully his. Even if it meant wooing it away from an unsuspecting Cinderella!

Author Genre: Romance, Suspense, Young Adult

Website: The Thrill Of Suspense Across The Ages
Author's Blog: The Thrill Of Suspense Across The Ages
Twitter: @93NightWriter
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Author Description:
Kathy Clark has always been a storyteller. She published her first book when she was just four years old...okay, it was self-published (way ahead of the trend). The Little Black Horse That Ran Away was self-illustrated and completely sold out of its first printing (one copy to her mother).

Years later, Kathy's first official book was published by Dell. Since then, she had a total of 23 novels published by Dell, Crown and Harlequin and 9 novels self-published on

The freedom to be creative and experiment with ideas and genres has made self-publishing an amazing process. She writes a contemporary adult romantic suspense series called Denver After Dark, and with her husband, Bob Wernly, she writes a new adult series called Scandals and a young adult series called CUL8R (See You Later). The books from these series have been honored with numerous awards including Best Indie Book of the Year, Reader's Favorite Award and Colorado Humanities Awards.

Kathy and Bob recently signed a 6 book contract with Random House for their Loveswept line with the first two books in the Denver Heroes series coming out in June, 2015. The third of the series will be out in August, then the new Austin Heroes series will be published in 2016.

To be perfectly honest, Kathy and Bob would rather be riding horses or sitting on a sandy beach than writing, but the characters in her head insist that she tell their stories, just like that little black horse so long ago.
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