Friday, January 22, 2016

Mystery Picks of the Day – January 22, 2016

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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The Turkish Connection

A Birth of an Assassin Novel

Author: Rik Stone

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Mehmet battles for daily survival in the murky Istanbul of 1951 while being forced to learn the craft of theft and violence alongside the other street children. Come evening he curls up under a stinking jetty in a waterway off the Bosporus Strait. Desperation fills him as he yearns to break free from the life inflicted on him by his drunken, womanizing father, little knowing that his rotting body lies at the bottom of those same waters.

Adulthood comes before Mehmet finds out that it wasn't fate that had taken control when he was a boy, but a very real nemesis. But is it too late? Can he yet turn things around and get his life back?

Author Genre: Thriller, Crime, Suspense

Website: Rik Stone
Twitter: @stone_rik
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Author Description:
Rik Stone worked in the shipyards on the River Tyne and spent time in the Merchant Navy long before he was in a position to pursue his dream of writing full time. Whether the sea was in his blood or he just loved traveling isn't clear, but from his experiences of exotic locations his imagination was fired up and he wrote Birth of an Assassin, the first in a series.

Brazil had been the first foreign soil his feet touched down on and that was when he and other crew members were flown out to pick up a ship. The memories of what he saw on his travels in South America and the images that were conjured up, have lived on in his mind over the years and now, because the story refused to go on hold, he has taken time out from the Birth of an Assassin series to write a present day novel set in an imaginary favela, on an imaginary hillside, in Recife.


Jack Davis Mysteries

Author: Joel Goldman

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After you catch your breath, grab The Dead Man, the second book in the series. Jack Davis crosses paths with a serial killer inside one of the most advanced research facilities in the world when people start to die exactly as they dreamed they would.

And then you'll be ready for No Way Out! Meeting ex-FBI agent Jack Davis in the middle of a shootout is the best thing that could have happened to Roni Chase. As Jack follows Roni into a lethal web of deceit, years in the making, the only thing that can save them - time - is running out.

And don't miss the Lou Mason Thriller series by Joel Goldman featuring trial lawyer Lou Mason.

When two of his partners are killed, corruption, sex and murder fill trial lawyer Lou Mason's docket as he tracks the killer. Will Lou be the next victim? Find out in Motion To Kill, the action-packed, can't-put-it-down first book in the Lou Mason Thriller series!

Lou Mason is back in The Last Witness and this time it's personal when his surrogate father, Homicide Detective Harry Ryman, arrests his best friend, Wilson "Blues" Bluestone, Jr. for murder. Mason unearths secrets someone will do anything to keep as he closes in on a desperate killer, setting himself up as the next target.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Crime, Mystery

Website: Joel Goldman
Twitter: @JoelGoldman1
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Author Description:
Joel Goldman writes crime thrillers to die for. He's the Edgar and Shamus nominated author of three riveting thriller series.

Trial lawyer Lou Mason is a powerful, sexy man, more than six feet of hard muscle and once a keen rugby player. He's loyal and principled, both to a fault. His wry, sarcastic sense of humor and knack for top class banter are disarming, sometimes obscuring a recklessly brave spirit. Passionate about justice, he dives into the dark water, taking on cases others lawyers would run away from.

In Jack Davis' world only liars, drunks and guilty people shake uncontrollably. Then he joins their ranks. After 25 years as an FBI Special Agent, Jack is forced to retire because a mysterious movement disorder that makes him shake, sometimes bending him in half, sometimes strangling his speech. The cause and cure are unknown and Jack's condition colors his entire life. So much so that it ends his FBI career. In his new guise of part time private detective, he can't predict when the shakes will start... he just knows they will. Most of the time he just hopes he isn't holding a gun when it happens because crooks and killers don't give anyone a break.

Alex Stone is a Public Defender, devoted to representing people charged with a crime who can't afford a lawyer. More often than not, her clients and cases are lost causes. But the dismal odds only encourage her. Long, lean, and ropy from years of early-morning workouts, she knows only one way to live and one way to try a case: bear down and go all out.

She's determined to give her indigent clients the same measure of justice the rich and well bred receive. That's what everyone, guilty or innocent, highborn or low, deserves, and that's why she became a public defender. That higher calling matters more than whether her clients are guilty or innocent. But when the system fails to deliver justice, she makes certain justice is done.

If you like heroes you can care about, believe in and root for, you'll love Lou Mason, Jack Davis and Alex Stone. If you like crime thrillers with riveting suspense, jaw dropping twists and page-turning action, you'll love Joel Goldman's novels.

Murder in Steeple Martin

Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery

Author: Lesley Cookman

Price: FREE

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Artist and ex-actress Libby Sarjeant is busy directing a play for the opening of a new theatre in her village when one of her cast is found murdered. The play, written by her friend Peter, is based on real events in his family, disturbing and mysterious, which took place in the village during the last war.

As the investigation into the murder begins to uncover a tangled web of relationships in the village, it seems that the events dramatised in the play still cast a long shadow, dark enough to inspire murder.

Libby’s natural nosiness soon leads her into the thick of the investigation, but is she too close to Peter’s family, and in particular his cousin Ben, to be able to recognise the murderer?

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Twitter: @LesleyCookman
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Author Description:
Lesley started writing almost as soon as she could read, and filled many Woolworth's exercise books with pony stories until she was old enough to go out with boys. Since she's been grown up, following a varied career as a model, actress, air stewardess and disc jockey, she's written short fiction and features for a variety of magazines, achieved an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Wales, taught writing for both Kent Adult Education and the WEA and edited the first Sexy Shorts collection of short stories from Accent Press in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign. Her book, Murder in Midwinter is the third in the Libby Sarjeant series, following Murder in Steeple Martin and Murder at The Laureis. Murder by the Sea has a publication date of August 4th 2008 and meanwhile Lesley continues to write, act and direct for her local theatre company and her pantomimes and a Music Hall musical, Summer Season, are all available from Jasper Publishing. A new edition of her book, How to Write a Pantomime, with a foreword by Roy Hudd, is now available from Accent Press.

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Sin City Assassin

The Bill Dix Detective Series Book 3

Author: C.L. Swinney

Price: FREE

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Dix and Peterson are on vacation in Vegas with their wives when a gunfight breaks out at a casino and both officers are used as human shields. Steve is hit a couple times, then all hell breaks lose.

A team of assassins are in from Toronto and leaving several bodies including cops in their wake. With Steve recuperating in hospital and fending off assassin attempts, Dix is asked to head up a task force to capture these ruthless killers who are hired by a psychopath.

Fast-paced and loaded with non-stop action, this book will have you holding your breath.

Author Genre: Mystery, Crime, Fiction

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Author Description:
Chris Swinney (C. L. Swinney), @clswinney, writes crime fiction based on what he experiences as a homicide and narcotics investigator in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an avid reader, Chris developed a passion for the written word and took to writing novels, short stories, and poetry.

His work has been featured in Fly Fisherman Magazine,, Alaskan Peninsula Newspaper, and California Game & Fish Magazine. He's now a contributor to, the nation's premier law enforcement online magazine.

His debut novel, Gray Ghost, made the best seller's list on Amazon in paperback, kindle, and hardcover in Crime Fiction, Mystery, and Police Procedural. The second in the Bill Dix series, Collectors, also found its way on to the amazon best sellers lists. The novel is important to Chris because it features his mentor, Koti Fakava, who passed away leaving behind his lovely wife and five wonderful children. Proceeds from the sales of his novels go directly to Koti's family.

He also donates proceeds from his sales to groups like Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Cancer research, and PTSD/Military support groups.

Chris is a big time supporter of Teachers, Parents, Law Enforcement, Doctors, Nurses, Firemen, American Troops, Juvenile Diabetes Research, and children. He spends time volunteering for his church, at schools, he coaches, and every once in awhile, he fly fishes.

Shadow Sight

Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective Book 1

Author: E.J. Stevens

Price: FREE

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Welcome to Harborsmouth, where monsters walk the streets unseen by humans...except those with second sight, like Ivy Granger.

Some things are best left unseen...

Ivy Granger's second sight is finally giving her life purpose. Ivy and her best friend Jinx may not be raking in the dough, but their psychic detective agency pays the bills-most of the time. Their only worry is the boredom of a slow day and the occasional crazy client-until a demon walks through their door.

Demons are never a good sign...

A demon attorney representing the water fae? Stranger things have happened. And things are about to get very, very strange as a bloodthirsty nightmare hunts the city of Harborsmouth.

There's blood in the water...

Kelpies have a reputation for eating humans. Unfortunately, kelpies are the clients. When an Unseelie faerie this evil stalks the waterways of your city, you have to make hard choices.

The lesser of two evils...

Shadow Sight is the first novel in the Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens. The world of Ivy Granger, including the Ivy Granger Psychic Detective series and the Hunters' Guild series, is filled with action, paranormal mystery, magic, dark humor, quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, flirtatious demons, sarcastic gargoyles, sexy shifters, temperamental witches, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.

Author Genre: Speculative Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy

Website: From The Shadows
Twitter: @EJStevensAuthor
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Author Description:
E.J. Stevens is the author of the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and the award-winning IVY GRANGER urban fantasy series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.

BTS Red Carpet Award finalist for Best Fantasy Book. Winner of the PRG Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Paranormal Fantasy Novel, Best Urban Fantasy Novel, and finalist for Best Urban Fantasy Series.

When E.J. isn't at her writing desk she enjoys dancing along seaside cliffs, singing in graveyards, and sleeping in faerie circles. E.J. currently resides in a magical forest on the coast of Maine where she finds daily inspiration for her writing.

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