Friday, October 31, 2014

Mystery Picks of the Day – October 31, 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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Blind Justice

A Lorne Simpkins Justice novella

Author: M.A. Comley

Price: FREE

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DI Lorne Simpkins and DS Pete Childs are called to investigate the death of Jenny Bartlett, who's decomposing body is found in a wooded area. When Lorne informs Jenny's parents of her death they are understandably shocked but also confused by the news as they were under the impression their daughter was out of the country, working as a volunteer in Africa.

Delving deep into Jenny's personal life leads Lorne to Jenny's former boyfriend, Simon Killon, after Lorne discovers they had a secret liaison in a restaurant shortly before her death. But is he guilty of Jenny's murder?

After learning what traumas Simon himself has encountered lately, Lorne has her doubts that he's the culprit. However she finds it hard to disprove the evidence pointing in his direction.

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

Website: M.A. Comley
Twitter: @Melcom1
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Author Description:
Independent writers have known for some time that the publishing world is changing. No longer do writers have to await the whim of an agent and then a publisher before their cherished work sees the light of day.

This is a double edged sword, of course. It means that a lot of drivel is out there on Kindle and self-published. But it also means that complete gems have come to the attention of readers who would never have had the chance to read the author concerned. Some of these authors have attracted the attention of agents who, attracted by the author’s sales figures, have decided to jump in and offer a contract before someone else does.One of these authors is Mel Comley, a Brit living in rural France. Ms Comley gave up her job in retail a decade ago and, in the wake of a traumatic divorce, moved with her mother to a country they had never even previously visited.

After renovating a few houses, she decided on a different path. Ms Comley took a creative writing course, following her life’s dream, and began to write.

Months turned into years and she, at first, saw little success. Rejection followed rejection.

But if there is something to be said about Ms Comley, it is her solid work ethic and her determination never to give up. “It’s tough when you’re first starting out. You have no idea if you’re any good. I started off writing romances and I had a good response from Mills and Boon for one, but then I decided to change tack to thrillers.”

She uploaded her new crime novel, Impeding Justice, to the wannabe writer site, Authonomy and waged a fierce campaign, spending all day, every day, in front of her computer to get her novel to the top of the chart and under the gaze of a Harper Collins.

Authonomy is a networking site as much as a talent site and Mel worked hard to see that her story of a British female cop chasing down murder, kidnap and human trafficking was as recognised as it should have been.

Fall into Winter

Author: Eden Baylee

Price: $ 0.99

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These unique stories follow the journeys of four women from the chill of autumn through the biting cold of winter.

FALL ... Ella Jamieson trades self-control for a stolen moment with a younger man in "Seduced by the Blues." In "Act Three," Stella Christy is taken by surprise in her fantasy play with two men.

WINTER ... Leah Jones isolates herself to complete her latest book in "The Norwegian" but is soon distracted by a man from her past. Ten years after Elena Lee's torrid love affair, she returns to the land of Mozart in "The Austrian and the Asian" and wonders why she ever left.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Poetry

Website: Eden Baylee
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Twitter: @edenbaylee
E-Mail: eden (dot) baylee @ rogers (dot) com
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Author Description:
Eden Baylee left a twenty-year banking career to write. Incorporating some of her favorite things such as travel, culture, and a deep curiosity for what turns people on, her brand of writing is sensual and literary.

She has written three collections of erotic novellas and flash fiction ~ SPRING INTO SUMMER, FALL INTO WINTER, and HOT FLASH.

On June 30, 2014, she released her first novel--a psychological mystery/thriller set in Jamaica called STRANGER AT SUNSET.

Eden loves hearing from readers, so connect to her via her website at and all her social networks.

Too Quiet In Brooklyn

A Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn Mystery Book 1

Author: Susan Russo Anderson

Price: FREE

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Twenty-two-year-old Fina Fitzgibbons stumbles upon a throttled woman in the heart of Brooklyn Heights and discovers that the dead woman’s four-year-old grandson is also missing. She begins a wild hunt for the strangler-kidnapper, Ralph. During the chase, she resists falling in love with her boyfriend, Denny, an NYPD patrol officer, steps on the toes of Detective First Grade Jane Templeton, and uncovers secrets about her own past. In the end, Ralph has a deadly surprise for Fina.

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

Website: Susan Russo Anderson
Twitter: @SusanRussoAnder
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Author Description:
Susan Russo Anderson is a writer, a mother, a member of Sisters In Crime, a graduate of Marquette University. She's taught language arts and creative writing, worked for a publisher, an airline, an opera company. Like Faulkner's Dilsey, she's seen the best and the worst, the first and the last. Through it all, and to understand it somewhat, she writes.

Her characters yearn. They love, they fight. And they never, ever give up. And another thing, they usually find a body. DEATH OF A SERPENT, the first in the Serafina Florio series, published January 2012. It began as a painting of the Lower East Side and wound up as a mystery story set in nineteenth-century Sicily. NO MORE BROTHERS, a novella, published May 2012, the second in the series. The third book, DEATH IN BAGHERIA, published in December 2012, and the fourth book, MURDER ON THE RUE CASSETTE is available now, exclusively on Amazon. In addition, TOO QUIET IN BROOKLYN, the first in the Fina Fitzgibbons new adult mystery series published December 2013. The second book in the series, MISSING BRANDY, published September 2014.

Knowing Me Knowing You

Author: Mandy Baggot

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For fans of Take Me Out...let the lawyer see the male escort!

Recently single mother Kate is struggling. Clinging on to a career and bringing up her 2 year old daughter leads to nights alone drowning her sorrows in the cheapest white wine she can find.

Forced to employ Joel, a male escort, to accompany her to a professionals' dinner, Kate somehow ends up in the middle of a relationship contest, competing for a £100,000 prize alongside someone she barely knows.

With her boss, the Lady Dragon Miranda, desperate for Kate to flounder, her tarot card reading child-minder trying to match-make and her ex-husband making her life a misery, can Kate keep her life on an even keel? And more importantly can she put her trust in a serial dater who used to be an underwear model?

Author Genre: Romance, Chick Lit, Suspense

Website: Mandy Baggot
Author's Blog: Mandy Baggot
Twitter: @mandybaggot
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Author Description:
Mandy Baggot is an award-winning romantic fiction author, writing hot heroes and emotional reads.

Represented by Kate Nash of the Kate Nash Literary Agency she is also a contributor to writing blogs, magazines and short story anthologies and regularly takes part in fiction festivals and literary events.

Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, Corfu, shoes and handbags. She has appeared on ITV1's Who Dares Sings and auditioned for The X-Factor.

Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two daughters and cats, Kravitz and Springsteen.


The Transformed Book 1

Author: Stacy Claflin

Price: FREE

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What if your whole life was a lie?

Alexis Ferguson thinks she has everything figured out, but has no idea how wrong she is. Set up on a blind date, she meets a gorgeous stranger and feels that she’s known him her entire life, but she has never seen him before.

He awakens in her long-forgotten dark memories, and now she must face the one who ordered her death years ago. Will she learn to use her strange new powers in time to save herself? Will she let him help her? Should she trust him?

Author Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Suspense

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Author Description:
I love writing, reading, and watching most anything paranormal. My favorite shows include Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Fringe, Pretty Little Liars, and Once Upon a Time.

I've been writing and telling stories for as long as I can remember. As a kid, my story telling would get me into trouble when I would try to convince others that my stories were real.

When I'm not busy writing, I spend time with my family. I also run a home preschool and educate my kids from home.
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  1. James, thanks so much for including me here. What a wonderful surprise, and really kind of you. As a caveat for your readers, Fall into Winter is more in line with the literary erotica/romance genre, as I write in multiple genres. My mystery novel is Stranger at Sunset. Because you've been so amazing to highlight me, I will offer 3 copies of Stranger at Sunset FREE to any of your readers if they wish a copy.

    Thanks again for all that you do,


  2. Thank you so much for including Deception. I hope your readers enjoy it. Thanks again. :)