Monday, March 23, 2015

Mystery Picks of the Day – March 23, 2015

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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Silver Justice

Author: Russell Blake

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Manhattan. FBI Special Agent Silver Cassidy, the head of a task force that's on a collision course with disaster, finds herself fighting impossible odds to stop a serial killer before he can kill again.

Struggling to balance the hunt for a savage predator with the challenges of being a single mom, Silver finds herself thrust into a nightmare of brutality that will demand every ounce of determination she possesses to survive.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Website: Russell Blake Suspense Writer
Author's Blog: Russell Blake - Author Spotlight
Twitter: @blakebooks
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Author Description:
Featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Times, and The Chicago Tribune, Russell Blake is the USA Today bestselling author of twenty-nine books, including Fatal Exchange, The Geronimo Breach, Zero Sum, King of Swords, Night of the Assassin, Revenge of the Assassin, Return of the Assassin, Blood of the Assassin, The Delphi Chronicle trilogy, The Voynich Cypher, Silver Justice, JET, JET - Ops Files, JET II - Betrayal, JET III - Vengeance, JET IV - Reckoning, JET V - Legacy, JET VI - Justice, JET VII - Sanctuary, Upon A Pale Horse, BLACK, BLACK Is Back, BLACK Is The New Black, and BLACK To Reality.

Non-fiction includes the international bestseller An Angel With Fur (animal biography) and How To Sell A Gazillion eBooks In No Time (even if drunk, high or incarcerated), a parody of all things writing-related.

Blake is co-author of an action/adventure novel, The Eye of Heaven, with legendary author Clive Cussler, to be released by Penguin in September, 2014. Blake's novel King of Swords has been translated into German by Amazon Crossing, and his JET novel into Spanish by Reprobatio.

Blake lives in Mexico and enjoys his dogs, fishing, boating, tequila and writing, while battling world domination by clowns.

The Last Safe Place

Author: Ninie Hammon

Price: FREE

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In the deepest, darkest midnight of her soul, an acclaimed poet abandons the lyric beauty that feeds her spirit to lash out at life and the world with contemporary fiction.

Gabriella Carmichael writes a horror novel, pours all her pain into the female protagonist of a paranormal mystery about demons. Then one of them crawls up out of the pages into her life. A deranged fan who believes he is The Beast of Babylon from her novel turns up at a book signing and stalks her, determined to claim her as his bride. And to sacrifice her son, Ty, as a blood offering to seal their union.

Yesheb al Tobbanoft is a man with the kind of obscene wealth that means he can do anything he wants and get away with it, and the kind of soul-less insanity that means there’s absolutely nothing he won’t do.

Gabriella, Ty and Ty's grandfather, Theo—a crusty old stand-up comic called Slap Yo Mama Carmichael—run from the lunatic back to the only place in Gabriella's life where she ever felt truly safe. But once in the solitude of the Rocky Mountains, she discovers that facing the demons from her past may be more difficult and dangerous than facing the one who stalks her.

What happened the summer her family spent on Mt. Antero when she was 8 years old—that killed one brother and set the other on an inexorable path to self-destruction—had it really been her fault? And the rest of what happened on the mountainside that day, the magical part—was it real or merely a fantasy born of the loneliness of two child prodigies? Gabriella didn’t come to the cabin called St. Elmo’s Fire looking for answers to those questions. Or did she? Or is it that the answers have finally, after all these years, come looking for her?

Will Yesheb find her and corner his prey the same way the Beast of Babylon cornered his in the pages of Gabriella’s novel—under a full moon as lightning dances in the velvet darkness behind the mountains? If he does, all their lives and demons will collide in a final, apocalyptic celebration of one man's madness. Then Gabriella's only hope will lie in the great mystery of her childhood—the unexplainable power of a 2,000-year-old tree. Is its magic strong enough to save them? Can a single, perfect bristlecone pine somehow determine the fate of them all?

Author Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Fiction

Website: Ninie Hammon - Suspense colored with hope…
Author's Blog: Ninie Hammon 9e's Blog
Twitter: @niniehammon
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Author Description:
I think I might be able to grab and hold your attention here if I set myself on fire.

That's probably the only way, though, and since I'm neither that desperate for you to find out about my life nor that mentally unstable, I think I'll pass.

In truth, my life isn't really all that interesting. Which is OK because you don't buy my books to find out about me. You buy my books to find out about my characters. And they ARE interesting. Oh, my goodness yes! Industrial-strength interesting. Interesting on steroids!

There's Princess from Five Days in May, the inmate set for execution who knows things she can't possibly know and is determined to carry to her grave an incredible secret about the little sister she confessed to beheading thirteen years ago.

There's Will from Black Sunshine, who has returned after 20 years to man up to what he did in the coal mine that day AFTER the explosion that killed 27 miners.

There's Anne from The Memory Closet, who has forgotten her entire childhood but has pledged to do whatever it takes to recover those memories--even if it costs her sanity or her life.

There's Bubba Jamison, the brutally vicious dope grower from Home Grown, Slap-Yo-Mama Carmichael, the old black stand-up comic from The Last Safe Place, Ron Wolfson, the crusading photojournalist from Sudan and Grayson Addington, the shattered Vietnam vet from When Butterflies Cry. (Set for release fall of 2014.)

You want interesting--I got interesting! Pull up a chair, sit down by the fire, open one of my books and let the suspense start to build. Or less idylically, grab a seat on the A Train to Brooklyn or the Piccadilly Line to London Waterloo Station and fire up your Kindle.

But since this is MY biographby, after all, I should give you a thumbnail--which is all the space it takes to tell my story. I grew up on the endless prairie of the west Texas High Plains--in Muleshoe, (No, I am not making that up.) where you could put both the city limits signs on the same post. I wrote my first book at age 8, a gripping, spell-binding page-turning thriller about two bees that decided to make chocolate instead of honey. After that august start, short stories, skits, poetry and endless journals warred with the dust bunnies for under-my-bed real estate.

I wrote commercials for a television station when I was a college English major at Texas Tech University, but beyond that, it was years before I finally landed a job where somebody actually paid me to put words on paper. In 1980, I became a newspaper reporter. Of course, I didn't know jack about journalism, but my first editor told me, "If you can write, I can teach you the rest of it. If you can't write, the rest of it doesn't matter." I could write and during a 25-year-career in journalism, I won boatloads of writing awards--even started my own newspaper.

But that career came to an abrupt end when my husband became the director of Young Life in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scandinavia and we moved to England! For the first time in a quarter of a century, I wasn't writing every day. Within a week, so many words had backed up in my head it was either write a book or have a stroke. I picked Door #1.

The only thing I took away with me from my newspapering days was my muse. Or musES. The California Raisins--you know, the heard-it-through-the-grapevine, tada, tada raisins. Hardees Restaurant once gave out little raisin action figures with their burgers and I collected the set. They're never far from me when I write. They whisper story ideas into my ear. Without a word of additional input from me, my raisins have enough backlogged plots--chock full of action, adventure, mystery and suspense and a wee bit of romance--to carry me through 2046.


Greed Series #2

Author: John W. Mefford

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Seduced by an insatiable urge to escape reality, North Texas teens are falling prey to the one weakness parents fear most—the use of illicit drugs. And North Texas is just the tip of the iceberg. With his city under siege by a series of drug deaths and a kidnapping, recently hired newspaper publisher Michael Doyle and those closest to him are sucked into a twister so toxic and destructive, no one will be the same in its wake.

From the jagged mountains and alluring beaches of Mexico to the suburban concrete jungle in North Texas, Michael defends an entire drug-ravaged generation against ruthless killers who attack on every front possible. And just when you think the dragon has been sleighed, a vile act of cruelty threatens to shred his own family.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Historical Fiction, Suspense

Website: John W. Mefford
Twitter: @jwmefford
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Author Description:
A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, John W. Mefford has been writing his debut novel since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.

John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection to the characters.

When he's not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land.

John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three curious kids, and a feisty fat cat.

The Monster Within

A Detective King Novel Book 1

Author: Jeremy Laszlo

Price: FREE

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With more than three decades on the force, Detective King grows nearer to retirement every day. Thinking to coast out what time remains, he finds himself wrapped up in a brutal case unlike anything he’s ever seen before. Thinking he’s stumbled upon yet another serial murderer, he closes in as the bodies pile up but against his best efforts the killer remains a step ahead.

As the killer grows more bold, and makes his murdering spree personal, James struggles to ignore his own darker urges. Crime scene after elaborate crime scene he chases the clues only to uncover something he never could have imagined.

Author Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Horror

Website: Jeremy Laszlo
Twitter: @JeremyLaszlo
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Author Description:
First and foremost I am a father and a husband. I work full time as a civilian employed by the US army, and have also been known as a welder, electrician, carpenter, roofer, writer, painter, CNC machinist, and amongst many other things a romantic. I also belong to the eternal fraternal brotherhood of the United States Marine Corps, having served 8 years that showed me a much broader perspective of the world at large serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, The war on Terrorism, and the humanitarian effort in Liberia.

I currently live in southern Louisiana with my wife and children, though I grew up in Michigan, graduating high school in Mason MI. I also spent time living in North Carolina, Florida, and California during my time in the United States Marine Corps. I have always dreamed of publishing my work, and seeing it on a bookshelf in a store, however with the huge shift to digital media I finally realized that the dream was in my own hands. I tell my children that they can live their dreams, and I believe in leading by example.

I enjoy writing across several different genres from poetry, to children's stories, to full epic fantasies. Creating new characters for my readers to connect with, new worlds for them to immerse themselves in, and new ideas to wrap their minds around is an amazing if not humbling experience. I hope that all my readers can take something away from each of my books, and enjoy reading them just as much as I have enjoyed putting them in print.


A Ryan Mitchell Thriller Book 1

Author: Richard Turner

Price: FREE

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In 1931, during its maiden voyage, the British Airship Goliath mysteriously disappears without a trace. Hidden deep inside is a secret that could change the world.

Present day, an attempted kidnapping draws Ryan Mitchell into a deadly race to find the Goliath before a mysterious figure who threatens to topple governments and the lives of millions does. Joined by his team of former Special Forces operatives, Ryan Mitchell does everything he can to keep Jennifer March,a gifted historian, safe. From Ireland, to Alaska, to West Africa to Iceland the hunt for the truth is on.

Author Genre: Historical Fiction, Thriller

Author's Blog: Richard Turner's Blog
Twitter: @RichardTurner_1
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Author Description:
Richard Turner proudly served his country for more than thirty years, all across the globe.

He wanted to try something new and now spends his time writing.
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