Monday, August 25, 2014

Mystery Picks of the Day – August 25, 2014

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 Girl in White Pajamas

Author: Chris Birdy

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Book Trailer: The Girl in White Pajamas
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Bogie McGruder returns to Boston after his brother, a cop, is gunned down on the street. Since the Boston police are investigating the death of one of their own, Bogie believes his trip will be a short condolence visit and a chance to meet his secret love child.

Although Bogie wants to contact his ex-lover, Bailey Hampfield, he’s reluctant to do so since Bailey dumped him four years earlier. Knowing that Bailey had his child after she cut him loose, Bogie thinks it’s time to establish a relationship with the three year old daughter he’s never met. While he considers his options, Bailey gets in touch with him and asks for protection.

Someone is trying to kill her.

Bogie doesn’t want to get involved in the BPD investigation into his brother’s death, but he continues to be drawn into it while trying to discover who is attempting to kill Bailey Hampfield. The investigations seem to parallel each other, then intersect and become intertwined. As the story develops, Isabella, a precocious child obsessed with martial arts, slowly becomes the focus.

The underlying theme of this fast-paced mystery is lies. Everyone seems to be running on lies and half truths. The only true character is The Girl in White Pajamas.

Author Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Fiction

Website: Chris Birdy .com
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Author Description:
For almost twenty-five years, I did investigative work for small law firms conducting business in rough housing projects and crack house neighborhoods. I met with clients in every jail in the area even the now defunct Charles Street Jail and Deer Island House of Corrections. On good days, I got to take the .25 caliber handgun out of my pocket and the 9mm out of my purse and go to court. Then the real show began!

Several years ago, while sitting in a courtroom with a client, I watched as a police officer was lambasted by an attorney. The attorney was defending a young woman who crashed her car into two other vehicles before she passed out drunk behind the wheel. The occupants of the other cars were seriously hurt and the cop, a former EMT, tried to assist the injured while waiting for ambulances to arrive. The attorney questioned the cop's every move, shredded his testimony and made him seem inept.

Embarrassed, the cop returned to his seat beside me and muttered, "Everybody lies. The judges lie, the lawyers lie, the witnesses lie.." I wanted to tell him not to worry that in about five years he'd be just as good a liar as they were.

The seeds for The Girl in White Pajamas were planted in that courtroom.

Dark Side of Sunset Pointe

A Lance Underphal Mystery

Author: Michael Allan Scott

Price: $ 0.99

Book Trailer: Dark Side of Sunset Pointe

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A hardcore contemporary mystery/thriller - a paranormal mystery, to be more precise. Based on real-life events, this murder mystery is new and very different. Mystery connoisseurs beware, the first book in the Lance Underphal Mystery series will keep you guessing . . .

A Paranormal Mystery - Lance Underphal was devastated by his wife's death, and now, the down-and-out crime-scene photographer can't let her go. He wakes up plagued by premonitions. The double shooting of an Arizona real estate developer and his mistress/bookkeeper immerse Underphal in a world of incomprehensible phenomena and it's anything but pleasant.

The Hardboiled Detective - Frank Salmon, the homicide detective on the case, does his best to blow off Underphal's "visions." But the murders keep piling up and the visions are all-too real.

Sex and Money/Lust and Greed - The trail goes cold until a double homicide at a fast food drive-thru takes a u-turn back to the dead developer and a martial arts instructor's kinky wife.

Salmon reluctantly pursues Underphal's cryptic clues, leading him from a popular strip club to a failing community bank, adding a blackmailing stripper's murder to the body count.

Thrill Ride - With Underphal pointing the way, Salmon hunts for a key piece of evidence and the common link between the killings - a custom offroad truck. Instead of clearing the case, the truck takes off, dragging Salmon into a high-speed chase, leaving a freeway pileup in its wake.

Suspense Builds - Underphal struggles mightily with his psychic curse, teetering on the brink of insanity. His only hope for redemption is the voice in his head, the voice of his dead wife. Stumbling through dark vortexes of murderous intrigue, he comes to realize his visions will either kill him or lead to the capture of a killer-maybe more than one.

Author Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Website: Michael Allan Scott
Author's Blog: Michael Allan Scott
Twitter: @MAllanScott
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Author Description:
A contemporary mystery author, born and raised at the edge of the high desert in Kingman, Arizona, Michael Allan Scott resides in Scottsdale with his wife, Cynthia and their hundred-pound Doberman, Otto. In addition to writing mysteries and speculative fiction, his interests include music, photography, art, scuba diving and auto racing.

Connecting Rooms

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Price: $ 0.99

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Amy Comfort is a real estate agent on Misplaced Island, a quaint, remote town located off the coast of Washington. When she sells an old Victorian manse to the sultry, sexy Owen Sweet, a private investigator relocating from Seattle, sparks fly from the get-go, though both Amy and Owen decidedly ignore their natural chemistry.

Until, that is, Amy enlists Owen's help in looking into her aunt Bernice's fiance Arthur Crabshaw, who Amy suspects is not what he seems. To keep their cover intact, Amy and Owen pretend to be a lovestruck, newly engaged couple, as they travel to Villantry, Washington, to investigate Arthur. When the mystery surrounding Arthur begins to spin out of control, Amy and Owen must trust in each other to stay alive. But, when the lines between their make-believe courtship and reality begin to blur, will the faux-couple end up with something aside from what they had set out to find?

Author Genre: Romance, Mystery & Thrillers, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Website: Jayne Ann Krentz
Twitter: @JayneAnnKrentz
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Author Description:
The author of over 50 New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 35 million copies of her books in print.

Fresh Doubt

Ingrid Skyberg FBI Thrillers - Book 1

Author: Eva Hudson

Price: FREE

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A story of lies, secrets and deadly mind games Brilliant American psychology student Madison Faber is in police custody - a potential murder suspect. Two hours ago she found her roommate lying in a pool of blood.

Special Agent Ingrid Skyberg is assigned to investigate the case on behalf of the US embassy. Tasked with supporting a terrified Madison Faber and uncovering the truth behind her friend's death, Ingrid quickly discovers a sinister extremist group operating out of Faber's London college.

Up against the obstructive attitude of the Metropolitan Police and defying the wishes of the embassy, Ingrid must navigate through a minefield of fear and mistrust to discover the killer's true identity. But in order to ensure justice is served, she is forced to operate so far beyond the law that she may never get back again.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Literature & Fiction

Website: Eva Hudson
Author's Blog: Eva Hudson
Twitter: @Eva_Hudson
E-Mail: eva [at] evahudson [dot] com
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Author Description:
Eva Hudson was born and raised in south London and now splits her time between the serene rolling hills of Sussex and the chaotic streets of central London. She's been a local government officer, singer, dot com entrepreneur, portrait artist, web designer, project manager and content editor.

In 2011 her first novel, The Loyal Servant, won the inaugural Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize from Cambridge University. The story was also shortlisted for UK TV's People's Novelist Competition.


The Nature of Grace Book 2

Author: S.R. Johannes

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Nature girl, Grace, recovers from her tragedy, her science class is chosen by Agent Sweeney at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to help with conservation and research on the new "Red Wolf Reintroduction Program".

While she's excited about helping with the conservation of the endangered wolves, Grace knows this means being outdoors in the worst winter on record, in a place she no longer feels safe. It also means working closely with Wyn (her ex) and Skyler (his annoying girlfriend), a indoor girl whose idea of getting close to nature is killing two silk plants and watering a cactus.

After a couple of wolves show up dead, Grace almost quits. However, when a fellow project team member goes missing, Grace continues the assignment under a renewed suspicion that someone might be sabotaging the conservation program. Facing wild animals, threatening temperatures, and ghosts of the past, she quietly begins to hunt for clues.

Little does she know, she is being hunted too.

Author Genre: Young Adult, Mystery & Thrillers, Children's Books

Website: S.R. Johannes
Twitter: @srjohannes
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Author Description:
S.R. Johannes is the award-winning author of the Amazon bestselling thriller series, the Nature of Grace (Untraceable, Uncontrollable, and Unstoppable.

After earning an MBA and working in corporate America doing marketing for over 15 years (Spanx and Goody hair Products were my fav because of the perks :), S.R. Johannes traded in her expensive suits, high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing.

Since then, she has followed her passion for writing and conservation by working with The Dolphin Project, The Atlanta Zoo, many animal rescue organizations, and weaving conservation themes into her books.

She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her dog, English-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess, which she hopes- someday- will change the world.
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