Monday, September 30, 2013

Mystery Picks of the Day - September 30, 2013

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.

Follow this blog for outstanding Mysteries and great prices.



Author: Johnny Ray

Price: $ 0.99

GET DEAL at Amazon

Do first loves ever really die? While reunions can take many forms, there is always one question that has to be answered sooner or later—what happened?

Vance had always been extremely proud of Noella, and just because his life had been ruined, he saw no reason why she had to have the same faith. When his dad died, leaving him and his mother penniless, he dropped out of law school and ended his relationship with Noella, but in doing so, he stopped a scandal that could have ruined her family. These secrets he would never let her know. Ironically, years later, he would have never guessed she would be instrumental in ruining his career with the Tampa police force.

After Noella finished law school and started pursuing her goal of working up the ranks in judgeships, she never considered inviting another guy into her life. As such, when someone attempts to threaten her into vacating her seat on the bench, and by force if necessary, she knows of no one else she really trust as much as Vance, who now has a successful bodyguard and private detective business.

She knows that Vance might hate her for her part in having him dismissed from the police force, but what he will never know is that she actually saved him from going to prison. Additionally, she now thinks he was framed, and perhaps by the same people who are threatening her. She had to talk him into taking her on as a client . . . But would he agree to her request?

As the number of attacks on her life increases, Vance soon has no choice but to offer her his protection, and in spite of everything, when they see each other again their old attraction for each other returns. She wants the truth. He wants the truth. However, making the ultimate sacrifice is not always easy to understand, whether given or received. Ultimately . . . Could they now trust each other with these secrets? While their lives depend on discovering the truth to their past, these truths are locked in deep secrets that could also destroy them.

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

Author's Blog: Sir John's Blog featuring Authro Johnny Ray
Twitter: @Sirjohn_writer
Goodreads: Check Out Goodreads
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
Johnny Ray has a passion for life and adventure that he loves to share with his readers. As an avid traveler and professional businessman conducting business worldwide for years he has made many interesting contacts and received numerous awards for top production. He has owned and operated several real estate companies, several insurance companies, and a stock brokerage company. He loves radio and TV talk shows, as well as speaking in front of various audiences. Feel free to contact him if you need a guest speaker.

When it comes time to play, he is very active in many sports including dancing, swimming, tennis, biking, and skiing. While he loves adventures that are new, interesting and challenging, making friends that share his passions is a special gift. Johnny lives in Clearwater, Florida where he works full time as a writer, and he can be often found in one of the hundreds of coffee shops along the beach working on his next novel. He belongs to the Florida Writer Association where he recently won the Royal Palm Literary Award for best thriller, the Romantic Writers of America, and the Mystery Writers Association. He attends various national writer conventions throughout the year, as well as several local writing groups in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.

This Doesn't Happen In The Movies

The Reed Ferguson Mystery Series

Author: Renee Pawlish

Price: $ 0.99

GET DEAL at Amazon

Want Mysteries To Die For? This Private Investigator Series Is For You!



A wannabe private eye with a love of film noir and detective fiction.
A rich, attractive femme fatale.
A missing husband.
A rollicking ride to a dark and daring ending.

Reed Ferguson's first case is a daring adventure, complete with a dose of film noir, and a lot of humor. With a great supporting cast of the Goofball Brothers, Reed's not too bright neighbors, and Cal, Reed's computer geek friend, This Doesn't Happen In The Movies is detective noir at its best. Follow Reed as he solves crime akin to his cinematic hero, Humphrey Bogart.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Horror, Young Adult

Author's Blog: To Become A Writer
Twitter: @ReneePawlish
Goodreads: Check Out Goodreads
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
Master wordsmith Renée Pawlish is the award-winning author of the bestselling horror book Nephilim Genesis of Evil, the first novel in the Nephilim trilogy, the Reed Ferguson mystery series (This Doesn't Happen In The Movies, Reel Estate Rip-off, The Maltese Felon) and the short story Elvis And The Sports Card Cheat, Take Five, a short story collection, the Noah Winters kids adventure series (The Emerald Quest), and The Sallie House: Exposing the Beast Within, a non-fiction account of a haunted house investigation in Kansas.

Renée has been called a "promising new voice in the comic/murder mystery genre" and "a powerful storyteller". Nephilim Genesis of Evil has been favorably compared to the early works of Stephen King and also Frank Peretti.

Renée was born in California, but has lived most of her life in Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado Boulder, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History. A few years later, she graduated from Denver Seminary with a Master of Arts in Counseling.

Renée loves to travel and has visited numerous countries around the world. She has also spent many summer days at her parents' cabin in the hills outside of Boulder, which was the inspiration for the setting of Taylor Crossing in her novel Nephilim: Genesis of Evil.

Renée's other interests include collecting sports memorabilia, cycling, hiking, reading, and playing guitar.

The League

A New Game

Author: Mark Barnes

Price: $ 0.99

GET DEAL at Amazon

Jordan Young and his Wall Street friends set out to play a new game. It comes with an entry fee that only the wealthy can afford and a lottery-sized trophy. Year after year, the prize increases, until the men in this elite, secret league play their game for an unfathomable, winner-take-all $50 million.

The game is fantasy, but the stakes are reality, and when someone concocts a plan to control the outcome, real people's lives are suddenly in peril.

A player is attacked in Cleveland, and one is drugged in Boston. Another is kidnapped in Minneapolis. No one sees a pattern, until Cleveland detective Derek Brooks uncovers a conspiracy, too bizarre for anyone to believe, much less investigate.

With the FBI and his own lieutenant against him, Brooks is on his own, but he is desperate to solve the strangest case he's ever worked. If he is to stop the next attack, though, and bring down the secret league, Brooks learns that he may have to choose between targets -- catch a killer or stop the most powerful group of white-collar criminals America has ever seen.

Set primarily in New York and Cleveland, The League follows the exploits of millionaire financial whiz, Jordan Young, and his powerful friends, who spend most of their time attempting to build fantasy football teams that have the best chance to outscore their fellow league members' teams each week, en route to the amazing $50 million prize.

Barnes weaves fantasy football with fast-paced crime drama, creating an organization that quickly spirals out of control, as the lust for money and power overcome the fun of playing one of America's favorite games.

Fantasy football has exploded into prominence and is now a billion-dollar-a-year industry, boasting over 32 million players in the US and Canada alone. Today, some real leagues offer first-place prizes of $1 million, making one wonder what someone might be willing to do to win.

The answer might just be contained in The League: A New Game.

Author Genre:

Website: Mark Barnes
Twitter: @markbarnes19
Goodreads: Check Out Goodreads
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
A nationally-recognized speaker and education writer, Mark Barnes is the author of Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom, named a 2013 Best Professional Book by Teacher Librarian Magazine, and The 5-Minute Teacher: How do I maximize time for learning in my classroom, both published by internationally-recognized education publisher, ASCD.

Mark is also the creator of the award-winning website for educators, A popular keynote speaker and presenter, Mark has written for many education magazines including, Learning and Leading with Technology, eSchool News, SmartBlog on Education and ASCD Express.

Mark's first novel, The League, was published by DNA Press in 2005. He rewrote the book in 2013 for Kindle and retitled it, The League: A New Game.

Mark is currently working on a new education book and outlining his next novel.

The Blood Banker

Author: David Prever

Price: $ 2.99

GET DEAL at Amazon

"Prever really knows how to grip and hold you from the very first line. Fabulously vivid storytelling." Peter James

"An impressive debut novel, it's the gripping pace and action sequences that keep you reading. A difficult book to put down." James Becker - international best selling author of 'The First Apostle'

Former #1 in Political Fiction, #4 in Political thrillers
#5 in all books - Thrillers, and #3 in the Kindle Thrillers Chart.

Featured title on

The body of a French banker lies under a train on the London Underground: the first of three of three ‘banking suicides.’ A tragic result of the economic downturn.

Former tabloid reporter, turned blogger, Danny Lightfoot needs a story. And something about the tube death doesn’t add up… When a second banker takes his life, then a third, he’s certain of wrongdoing.

In a race to reveal the truth, Lightfoot uncovers a laundered money trail that leads, via Hong Kong and the world’s largest online criminal cartel, to the heart of British government: Number Ten Downing Street – and a man who will stop at nothing to achieve the power he craves.

But with a hired killer watching his every move, can Lightfoot banish his demons and face down the evil that threatens his life?

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Website: David Prever
Author's Blog: David Prever - The Blog
Twitter: @DPrever
Goodreads: Check Out Goodreads
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
David Prever is a multi-award winning British broadcaster and a freelance journalist.

He lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his wife and two children. The Blood Banker is his debut novel.

6 1/2 Body Parts

Body Movers novella

Author: Stephanie Bond

Price: $ 0.99

GET DEAL at Amazon

The BODY MOVERS series continues with a very special e-novella!
Carlotta Wren has always wondered what her life would've been like if her father hadn't been charged with a white-collar crime, and if her wealthy parents hadn't fled town to avoid facing the music, leaving her to fend for herself and to raise her younger brother Wesley.

But with a twist of fate, she's about to find out...
If you like the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum books, you'll enjoy the BODY MOVERS books:

5 stars! "This series was recommended to me by someone in one of my yahoo groups. I bought them for my Kindle, but due to the huge to be read pile, it was a while before I read them. And when I started, I was hooked. Stephanie Bond is an amazing writer. The Plum series books read like outlines, but the Body Movers series has the full meat and potatoes." S. Dunham, Oxford, NC

Titles in the BODY MOVERS series include:
PARTY CRASHERS (prequel to the BODY MOVERS series)

Author Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Suspense

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

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
Sponsored by: HBSystems Publications
Publisher of ebooks, writing industry blogger and the sponsor of the following blogs:
eBook Author’s Corner and HBS Author's Spotlight

HBS has verified prices when this article was posted. Please verify the price before buying and its availability at your location for that price.

No comments:

Post a Comment