Monday, October 21, 2013

Mystery Picks of the Day - October 22, 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.

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Elusive Justice

Gerard-Kensington Detective Series

Author: K. T. Roberts

Price: $ 0.99

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Book Two in the Gerard-Kensington Detective Series

Two detectives, two cases . . . seemingly unrelated until a baffling discovery entwines them forever . . .

Tate Kensington thought she was out of homicide for good. Missing Persons is hard on the heart, but it gives her the resources and spare time she needs to help a young girl desperately searching for her beloved brother.

Meanwhile, with a murder case that has him stumped, Zachary Gerard is beginning to resent all the time Tate's been devoting to her pet project instead of him. Zachary's murder victim is turning out to be way more than anyone ever suspected, and the red tape isn't making this case any easier.

When it suddenly becomes clear that the two cases are not as independent as Kensington or Gerard thought, secrets long buried will be revealed, and the pair will team up once again on the hunt for . . . Elusive Justice.

Author Genre: Humor, Mystery & Thrillers, Romance

Website: Carolyn Hughey/K. T. Roberts ~ Romance and Mystery Writer ~
Author's Blog: Carolyn Hughey/K. T. Roberts
Twitter: @ScribBLINGDIVA
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Author Description:
K. T. Roberts is the alter ego of Carolyn Hughey who writes mysteries and contemporaries with a touch of sizzle. Also available in eReader format from K.T. Roberts is The Last Witness, Magnetic Attraction and Educating Daphne, with the second in the Kensington-Gerard Detective series, Elusive Justice, right on its heels having been released in December, 2012.

Originally a Jersey Girl, K. T. lives with her real-life hero, Bob, in Arizona. They have four children and when she's not writing; she's studying her craft, or whipping up some gastronomic delight for family and friends.

As an author under Amazon's Montlake Romance imprint, all of Carolyn's books will now be available in paperback and digital formats. Cupid's Web and Shut Up and Kiss Me were her first two releases with the latter being a best seller for Avalon Books. As a former chef, Carolyn was commissioned by her publisher to write a cooking series, Romancing the Chef's Toque. The first in that series was Dishing Up Romance. Book #2 in the series, One Menu at a Time was released December 11, 2012. Book #3, Catering to Love, has just been released on October 8, 2013 and is available now.

If you like to cook, if you like to eat, and if you'd like to find out some of the hilarious things that happen in restaurant kitchens, then these books are for you.

A more Holiday-inspired offering was released in October, 2012--Mistletoe and Magic, the creative work of Carolyn Hughey and Gina Ardito. Under the cover, you'll find Insanity Claus and The Gift of Magic.

Visit Carolyn. She loves to hear from her fans. Drop her a line and she will respond to you personally.

In Broad Daylight

Author: Seth Harwood

Price: $ 2.00

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From the author of the acclaimed thriller novels Jack Wakes Up and Young Junius comes In Broad Daylight, a taut psychological whodunnit with Stieg Larsson's intrigue and Karin Slaughter's raw insights on strange communities.

FBI agent Jess Harding treks back to Anchorage to hunt down a sadistic killer who's reemerged from a five-year hiatus--a killer who has already slipped her grasp once before. The endless days of an Alaskan summer can't thwart the fiend's plans as he slashes his way through the rural community, where everyone knows your name and always distrusts the outside. With the help of Oscar Linstrom, an old colleague who wants to be more than friends, Jess attempts to immerse herself in the area's culture, leading her to a strange rural village inhabited by Russian Old Believers hell-bent on protecting their way of life. Even the locals are outsiders to the Old Believers, and Jess needs a safehaven in the glare of daylight because a blood-stained message left at the scene of the most recent murder says Jess is no longer the hunter--but the hunted.

Seth Harwood, named a Best of 2010 author by George Pelecanos, returns with this terrifying daydream of an expansive Great North that offers no place to hide.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Literature & Fiction, Short Stories

Website: Seth Harwood
Twitter: @sethharwood
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Author Description:
Seth Harwood is the author of the bestselling novels IN BROAD DAYLIGHT and JACK WAKES UP, as well as YOUNG JUNIUS and THIS IS LIFE. He is also the author of the short story collection A LONG WAY FROM DISNEY. Harwood pioneered the concept of serializing crime fiction as podcast-only novels in 2006, and several of his books are still available in that format at his website, He holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has taught creative writing at Iowa, UMass Boston, Stanford and the City College San Francisco. Originally from Boston and Cambridge, MA, Seth Harwood now makes his home in San Francisco.

Switchblade: An Original Story

Author: Michael Connelly

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LAPD Detective Harry Bosch seeks justice for the forgotten in this original story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly

An anonymous tip puts Bosch on a case that has remained unsolved for decades, the vicious stabbing of a teenage boy whose body was found in an abandoned Old Hollywood restaurant.

Cold cases are often the toughest: With no body, no murder scene, and no fingerprints, Bosch nevertheless gets lucky when DNA evidence from the murder weapon points to a known killer. But the DA insists that science alone is not enough - he needs the case to be bulletproof before he'll take it to court.

Determined to speak for those who can no longer speak for themselves, Bosch has one chance to wrench a confession out of a cold-blooded killer, or risk letting him walk free for good.

In this gripping, never-before-published story by "master of the crime thriller" (Huffington Post) Michael Connelly, Detective Harry Bosch quenches his thirst for justice and shows why he is "one of the most popular and enduring figures in American crime fiction" (Chicago Tribune).

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Literature & Fiction

Website: Michael Connelly
Twitter: @Connellybooks
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Author Description:
Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing ' a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews.

After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat. In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so-called cocaine wars. In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash. They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which was later short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper levels of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and bringing him to the city of which his literary hero, Chandler, had written.

After three years on the crime beat in L.A., Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch. The novel, The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles , was published in 1992 and won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America. Connelly has followed that up with 18 more novels. His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Shamus, Dilys, Nero, Barry, Audie, Ridley, Maltese Falcon (Japan), .38 Caliber (France), Grand Prix (France), and Premio Bancarella (Italy) awards. Michael lives with his family in Florida


At the City's Edge

Author: Marcus Sakey

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Chicago is burning. A rash of arsons decimates the city, especially the gang-ravaged south side. Newly home from Iraq and still reeling from his “other than honorable" discharge, Jason Palmer wants nothing to do with the violence in his neighborhood. But when his eight-year-old nephew witnesses a brutal murder, Jason isn’t just the boy’s only remaining family—he’s all that stands between an innocent child and the killers who will stop at nothing to find him. Now, one damaged man must find a way to become a soldier again…or lose everything worth fighting for. Hailed as “nothing short of brilliant” by the Chicago Tribune, ACCELERANT is a blistering thriller of love, greed, redemption, and the costs of our deepest bonds.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Literature & Fiction

Website: Marcus Sakey
Author's Blog: The Blog
Twitter: @MarcusSakey
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Author Description:
Marcus Sakey's thrillers have been nominated for more than fifteen awards, named New York Time's Editor's Picks, and selected among Esquire's Top 5 Books of The Year. His novels GOOD PEOPLE and BRILLIANCE are both in development as feature films.

Marcus is also the host of the acclaimed television show "Hidden City" on Travel Channel, for which he is routinely pepper-sprayed and attacked by dogs.

Prior to writing, he worked as a landscaper, a theatrical carpenter, a 3D animator, a woefully unprepared movie reviewer, a tutor, and a graphic designer who couldn't draw.

Marcus lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

Outside the Box

a Dr. Gideon Box Novel

Author: John Locke

Price: $ 0.99

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Dr. Gideon Box attempts to move his new girlfriend, Trudy Lake, into his Manhattan penthouse and high society lifestyle. Problem is, Trudy’s a backwoods Kentucky girl with more baggage than the Lost & Found warehouse at LaGuardia!


“Outside the Box is John Locke’s best book in more than a year!”

“I wish I could tell Locke’s fans why they will love this book, but I don’t want to take anything away from the wonderful experience.”

“A Dr. Box book with humor AND heart? What’s the world coming to? I love, absolutely LOVE Trudy Lake!”

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Nonfiction

Website: John Locke
Twitter: @DonovanCreed
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Author Description:
New York Times best-selling author John Locke is the international best-selling author of sixteen books in four different genres. He is the 8th author in history to have sold one million eBooks on Kindle. Locke has had four books in the top ten at the same time, including #1 and #2. His Donovan Creed thriller series has sold more than 1,700,000 copies since January, 2011, and foreign rights have been acquired by six major publishers for Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Hungarian, and Lithuanian translations.
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