Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Mystery Picks of the Day – July 15, 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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Twisted Justice

Justice Series Mystery Thriller #2

Author: Diane Capri

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Suspenseful Thrillers with More Justice, Less System

War hero General Randall Andrews has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Count and George Carson leads the fight to defeat him. Before the final Senate vote on his nomination, Andrews is found shot to death in his Tampa home and George is arrested for murder. Judge Willa Carson believes with all her heart that her husband is the victim of twisted justice, but why won't he defend himself? George Carson could kill a man. But he didn't kill Andrews. Or did he?

Realistic twists and turns keep readers engaged and guessing until the finale of this tense political thriller!

"In a time when our own justice system often blurs the lines between right and wrong, Judge Willa Carson is a heroine we can all salute. [Twisted Justice] is a taut and thought-provoking mystery that leaves readers both satisfied and looking forward to the next Willa Carson adventure."
P. J. Nunn, The Charlotte Austin Review

*formerly titled George's Game

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Website: Diane Capri - Licensed to Thrill
Author's Blog: Diane Capri - Behind the Book
Twitter: @DianeCapri
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Author Description:
#1 Amazon Bestselling Author Diane Capri's work, #1 worldwide publishing phenomenon Lee Child calls "Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too."

Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award-winning MWA Past President, says: "Expertise shines on every page."

And Library Journal raves: "….offers tense legal drama with courtroom overtones, twisty plots, and loads of atmosphere. Recommended."

Diane's new Jess Kimball series kicked off with Fatal Distraction, opening as the #3 Amazon Bestselling Legal Thriller, behind John Grisham. Jess Kimball's second outing, the short story Fatal Enemy was recently released. Diane's new Hunt for Jack Reacher series began with Don't Know Jack, which garnered #1 Amazon Bestseller spots on Mystery, Hard-boiled Mystery, Police Procedural, Women Sleuths, and Legal Thriller lists both in the U.S. and U.K. Don't Know Jack was followed by two bestselling short stories in the Hunt for Jack Reacher series, Jack in a Box and Jack and Kill. Diane's Bestselling Justice Series suspense mysteries were praised by Romantic Times and garnered the coveted "Top Pick."

Diane is the past Executive Vice President of International Thriller Writers, past member of the Board of the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and active in Sisters in Crime and other writing organizations. She comes to writing after a successful legal career and is married to her college sweetheart. She loves her nomadic snowbird existence preferring perpetual summer migrating from Florida to Michigan each year.

Diane says she writes mystery, thriller and suspense for the same reason she reads: to find out what happens, why people do what they do, and how to bring justice to an unjust world. Her books are translated in twenty territories. Diane loves to hear from readers.

Red Island

The Sgt. Reid Series Book 1

Author: Lorne Oliver

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Was it the nightmare that woke Reid or the phone ringing in the middle of the night that brought on the dream?

Sgt. Reid of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police moved his family to Prince Edward Island, “The Gentle Island,” to get away from violent crime and homicides. He had to get away from the nightmares and concentrate on his family before he lost them.

It’s a lovely place to live: The sound of the ocean crashing against sandy beaches, sand dunes covered in tufts of dancing green grass…

…and then there is the young woman hanging from a tree. Blood grows pregnant on her toe. It isn’t such a gentle island any more. Drip

Recently transferred to the island detachment of the RCMP from the west coast, Reid was one of the few members to investigate a serial killer. Reid knows too well that Canadians are not all apologetic hockey lovers. Some like to kill and evil can live everywhere.

Reid is a husband, father and has been a member of the RCMP for over 20 years. He has been in posts all over the country and was even part of the musical ride for a few years, however has found a place for his investigative talents with the major crimes units. He’s far better at his job than he is at the other two. Something always has to take a back seat.

Get ready for a horrifying ride in this Canadian thriller and suspense novel.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Literature & Fiction

Author's Blog: Lorne Oliver, Author
Twitter: @LorneOliver
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Author Description:
Lorne Oliver (1974-)Was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

His writing journey started at the age of ten because of Mrs. Staples, a great school librarian, and something called The Young Authors Club. Because of his love of Sherlock Holmes stories he started writing short mysteries and then Lorne changed to romance from a male perspective. He enjoyed books written by the likes of Nick Hornby's High Fidelity and Karen Brichoux's Coffee and Kung Fu.

While in PEI, thanks to his wife, Lorne had the opportunity to interview several members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It gave him the chance to write a story based on the idea he had for a long time of showing the officer chasing down a serial killer while letting the reader see how a little kid could grow up to be a monster. That is done, but there are more monsters that need to speak.

Looks That Deceive

MedAir Series Book 1

Author: Braxton DeGarmo

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The press calls “him” the L.A. Rapist, a misnomer in all ways for this serial assailant whose attacks on legal assistants leaves them in a vegetative state. Now, the deaths of two prominent medical malpractice attorneys have put authorities in an uproar and detective Lynch Cully is under extreme pressure to find the perpetrators. Or should that be singular? Has the L.A. Rapist upped “his” game?

Amy Gibbs, RN is a newly recruited med-evac flight nurse who left the E.D. and its stress behind, along with memories of a certain detective who “dumped” her. On one fateful call, she hears the deathbed confession of a man who police are seeking as a person of interest, perhaps the killer’s accomplice. Within hours, the lives of Amy Gibbs and detective Lynch Cully again intertwine in a story that unravels a web of identity theft, electronic eavesdropping, and stalking amid a confusion of identities.

Author Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Christian

Website: Braxton DeGarmo
Twitter: @BraxtonDeGarmo
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Author Description:
Braxton can't lay claim to wanting to be a writer all his life, although his mother and seventh grade English teacher were convinced he had what it would take. A bachelor's degree in Bio-Medical Engineering led to medical school and a residency in Emergency Medicine. He served for a decade in the U.S. Army Medical Corps with tours such as the Chief, Emergency Medical Services at Fort Campbell, KY and as a research Flight Surgeon at Fort Rucker, AL. Who had time to write?

By the 1990's, as a civilian, his professional and family life had settled down, somewhat, and his mother once again took up her mantra, "Write a book. You're a good writer." In 1997, a writing contest for Valentine's Day in the local newspaper convinced him that maybe he could write fiction after all. The next fifteen years saw him learning the craft of writing through local writers' groups, seminars, critique groups and more.

Now, seventeen years after that first hesitant start, he has five novels published and can't find enough time to write as much as he'd like. As a Christian, he writes "true-life" Christian fiction (suspense and thrillers) that many call "cutting edge," as he's not afraid to take on such issues as human trafficking, racism, and more. His characters are real-life as well, right down to a little "salty" language. As such, his books are never likely to gain acceptance by the Christian Bookseller Association. But then, he never intended to tell stories just to the choir.

Where the Devil Can't Go

Kiszka and Kershaw Book 1

Author: Anya Lipska

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The naked body of a girl washes up on London’s Thames foreshore - the only clue to her identity a heart-shaped tattoo…

Janusz Kiszka is unofficial 'fixer' to East London’s Polish community – and a man with his own distinctive moral code. When he takes on the apparently routine case of a missing waitress he has no idea that he is dabbling in matters with their roots in Poland’s dark communist past.

Enter police detective Natalie Kershaw: a rookie trying to prove herself in a man’s world. As she investigates deaths of two Polish girls she becomes convinced that Kiszka is the guilty man. With the cops and a psychopathic gangster on his tail, Kiszka escapes to Poland, determined to find the real killer. There he uncovers a terrible secret that reaches across the decades to reveal why the two girls were murdered.

But is he too late to save the life of a third?

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction

Website: Anya Lipska
Twitter: @AnyaLipska
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Author Description:
Anya Lipska is married to a Pole who lived under Communism before coming to Britain in the early Eighties. "I could dimly recall seeing newsreel footage of men with Solidarnosc banners at dockyard gates," says Anya. "But his first-hand experience of living relatively recently under a repressive regime fascinated me. It was this that inspired me to write my first novel which, although rooted firmly in contemporary London has a plot that harks back to Poland's Solidarity era. It took me about a year to research it alongside the day job."

Originally trained as a journalist, Anya now writes and produces documentaries and drama documentaries. She has worked on an eclectic range of programmes from Panorama to Scrapheap Challenge, with a rich mix of subject matter, from Leonardo da Vinci to plane crashes, paleo-anthropology to Italian gardens with Monty Don. "I consider myself incredibly lucky to have such an interesting job," says Anya, 'It keeps me buzzing with ideas that I can work into my fiction. Having said that, there's nothing better than getting a few weeks off to write. I always look forward to the research phase of a novel, but nothing matches the excitement of creating characters and weaving plot."

Anya's first book "Where the Devil Can't Go" is being published in Germany (in German) by Random House. It is independently published as an ebook in the UK where it has won many plaudits. Lipska is a pen name since, as Anya says "My real surname is impossible to pronounce…"

Double Crossing

Author: Meg Mims

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August, 1869: Lily Granville is stunned by her father’s murder. Only one other person knows about a valuable California gold mine deed — both are now missing. Lily heads west on the newly opened transcontinental railroad, determined to track the killer. She soon realizes she is no longer the hunter but the prey. As things progress from bad to worse, Lily is uncertain who to trust–the China-bound missionary who wants to marry her, or the wandering Texan who offers to protect her … for a price. Will Lily survive the journey and unexpected betrayal?

Author Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Romance

Website: Meg Mims
Author's Blog: Meg Mims
Twitter: @megmims
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Author Description:
Award-winning mystery author Meg Mims -- also one-half of the writing team of D.E. Ireland for the Agatha-nominated Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery series from Minotaur Books -- lives in Southeastern Michigan with her husband and a sweet Malti-poo. She loves writing novels, novellas and short stories, both contemporary and historical. Meg also earned a Spur Award for Best First Novel, a Laramie Award and an M.A. from Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction program.

She's loved reading mystery, western, historical, romance and other genre fiction since first grade's adventures of Spot, Dick and Jane. She has published hundreds of freelance articles. Meg enjoys gardening, crafts, watercolor painting, with housework last.

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