Friday, January 30, 2015

New This Week: A Death in Tuscany, A Sarah Woods Mystery by Jennifer L. Jennings

Omnimystery News is pleased to present a mystery, suspense, or thriller ebook that we recently found by sleuthing (as it were) through new or recently reissued titles from independent publishers during January 2015 and priced $4.99 or less …

A Death in Tuscany by Jennifer L. Jennings

A Death in Tuscany by Jennifer L. Jennings

A Sarah Woods Mystery (13th in series)

Publisher: Jennifer L. Jennings

Price: $2.99 (as of 01/30/2015 at 7:30 PM ET).

A Death in Tuscany by Jennifer L. Jennings, Amazon Kindle format

When Carter comes in to a small fortune, he decides to take Sarah on a trip to Italy for two weeks. A little wine and a lot of romance is just what the doctor ordered.

However, on the second day of their vacation, Sarah and Carter discover a dead body floating in the hot springs on the resort property. The death appears to be an accidental drowning until questions arise, causing suspicion and chaos among the guests at the resort.

A Death in Tuscany by Jennifer L. Jennings

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Review: Martini Regrets by Phyllis Smallman

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A Mysterious Review of Martini Regrets by Phyllis Smallman. A Sherri Travis Mystery.

Review summary: The author does tension and suspense very well here, and despite the near constant activity of the lead character, the time spent between the thrilling opening and closing scenes feels too long with not much going on. Overall, a solid effort but one that could have used a little more punch midway through. (Click here for text of full review.)

Our rating: 4 of 5 stars

Martini Regrets Phyllis Smallman

Martini Regrets
Phyllis Smallman
A Sherri Travis Mystery
TouchWood Editions (September 2014)

Publisher synopsis: It's nearly midnight when Sherri Travis turns onto Last Chance Road and into a run-down gas station. Instead of the routine stop she expects, her pickup is stolen, and she is left stranded in the Everglades. Sherri is desperate for help, but the men who show up are just as dangerous as the swamp she is forced to flee into. When she stumbles upon a gruesome murder, she must depend on her wits to escape the Glades and the evil men who are stalking her.

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New This Week: Cool Cache, A Tucker Sinclair Mystery by Patricia Smiley

Omnimystery News is pleased to present a mystery, suspense, or thriller ebook that we recently found by sleuthing (as it were) through new or recently reissued titles from independent publishers during January 2015 and priced $4.99 or less …

Cool Cache by Patricia Smiley

Cool Cache by Patricia Smiley

A Tucker Sinclair Mystery (4th in series)

Publisher: Patricia Smiley

Price: $2.99 (as of 01/30/2015 at 6:30 PM ET).

Cool Cache by Patricia Smiley, Amazon Kindle format

Originally published in 2008 by NAL Hardcover.

Bonbons, Apricot truffles, Bourbon balls. Helen Taggart's new chocolate shop, Nectar, boasts them all, thanks to her Belgian great-grandfather's secret recipes. To help it flourish, the gourmand has hired Tucker Sinclair and Associates — although Tucker will admit that by "Associates," she means Eugene Barstok, her fragile secretary-cum-Dick Tracy wannabe.

One night, Tucker finds the shop open, truffles strewn across the floor — and the body of cleaning woman Lupe Ortiz lying next to a bloody green feather. Was someone trying to steal the recipes — perhaps a wounded chocoholic dressed like Robin Hood?

Although Tucker's warned him not to, Eugene starts investigating. So when he fails to show up for work, she has to follow the kid's unorthodox train of thought and the trail of clues, including the fabled quetzal bird and a priceless chocolate pot. With a murderer on the loose, Tucker must find Eugene before a killer exacts his sweet revenge.

Cool Cache by Patricia Smiley

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Brody, The Bang Shift Series by Mandy Harbin, Now Available at a Special Price

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Today, we're pleased to present the following title, now available at a special price courtesy of the publisher, Mandolin Park …

Brody by Mandy Harbin

Brody by Mandy Harbin

The Bang Shift Series (1st in series)

Publisher: Mandolin Park

Price: $0.99 (as of 01/30/2015 at 6:00 PM ET).

Brody by Mandy Harbin, Amazon Kindle format

Brody "Brutus" Jackson isn't your average small-town mechanic. The shop where he spends his days doubles as the headquarters for the mercenary group he works with. They jokingly call themselves the Bang Shift because the government contracts they take are the less savory ones, and they're all just shady enough to do what's necessary to get the jobs done. As far as Brody's concerned, it's the perfect arrangement for a man with no memory of his past, and no hope for the future.

Under FBI protection, Alexandria Collins and her son have been in hiding for ten years. When it's time to move again, her piece of crap car breaks down and the man giving her a tow is the biggest, hottest guy she's ever seen. She is determined to ignore the need her long-neglected body hungers for. After all, the last man she showed interest in put a gun to her head.

Brody thinks the skittish Xan is sexy as hell, but it's not her hot body that has him rocked to his core. He knows her from somewhere, and in his line of work, that's a dangerous thing. Following orders have never been this hard, but when he finds out she's his next assignment, he will protect her at all costs … even if what she needs protection from most is him.

Brody by Mandy Harbin

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Sherlock Holmes and the Poisoned Lily, A Sherlock Holmes Pastiche by Roger Riccard, New This Week from Endeavour Press

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher, promoting and selling ebook editions of works by new authors as well as bringing out ebook editions of out of print books.

We've selected one of their recently published mystery, suspense, thriller or crime titles to feature here today …

Sherlock Holmes and the Poisoned Lily by Roger Riccard

Sherlock Holmes and the Poisoned Lily by Roger Riccard

A Sherlock Holmes Pastiche

Publisher: Endeavour Press

Price: $3.99 (as of 01/30/2015 at 5:30 PM ET).

Sherlock Holmes and the Poisoned Lily by Roger Riccard, Amazon Kindle format

Lillian Fields is young, talented and beautiful. Known on stage as 'Loraine Fontaine'; the public love her, and the critics predict a glittering future as one of Victorian England's most celebrated actresses. But someone wants her dead. Scared for her safety, she confides her fears to her friend Mary, who happens to be married to Dr. John H. Watson …

When both Lillian and Mary become hospitalised, Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes must push themselves to the limit to catch the poisoner before it is too late. They find themselves applying their powers of observation and analysis to the only clues they have: a poisoned pitcher of milk and a bunch of meticulously arranged flowers. In pursuit of the truth, the trail leads them to Lyceum Theatre, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Scotland Yard and even rural Hertfordshire. Who would want to kill Lillian? Could it be her understudy, Lily Harley, who is desperate for a leading role … ? Her old director, Harrison Colby, bitter because Lillian left his scandalous play … ? Or the elusive Mr. Henshaw, who keeps appearing in the case … ?

With a list of suspects to choose from, and plenty of possible motives, can Sherlock Holmes solve the case of the poisoned lily?

Sherlock Holmes and the Poisoned Lily by Roger Riccard

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