Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A New MystereBook: Dead Girl in a Charleston Marsh by Eldon G. Brown

New MystereBooks (Mystery eBooks)

Here is 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 April 2014 priced $4.99 or less …

Dead Girl in a Charleston Marsh by Eldon G. Brown may be the first in a new series, and introduces Stick LeMaster, a CIA investigator sent to look into the circumstances surrounding the death of a former deputer director.

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Dead Girl in a Charleston Marsh by Eldon G. Brown

Dead Girl in a Charleston Marsh by Eldon G. Brown
A Suspense Thriller
Publisher: Eldon G. Brown
Publication Date: April 14, 2014
Price: $2.99 (as of 04/16/14 5:30 PM ET)

Harriet Bennett retires from her deputy director position at the CIA. She moves to Charleston, South Carolina and accepts a teaching position at The Citadel.

Bennett is an avid kayaker and her bloated, crab ravaged body is discovered floating in the Ashley River. Local police believe that it was an unfortunate boating accident as her kayak is found a short distance away.

The CIA calls in Stick LeMaster to investigate, just to be sure, as Bennett was "The Company's" go-to person on all matters pertaining to South America and the Caribbean. He arrives in Charleston and meets with police and security officials at the school. He doesn't automatically accept that a skilled boater like Harriet died in a simple boating accident. He knew that Harriet was experienced in white water Kayaking and the Ashley was not white water. After just a few days of sleuthing he determined that Harriet was murdered. Now his job is to find out who murdered her and why.

Could the murderer be Harriet's roommate, beautiful Charleston belle, Prissy St. Martin Snipes? Perhaps Prissy's father, the gruff, blustery Gumpy St. Martin Snipes, a local attorney.

An interesting chase down Charleston's cobblestone streets and into the beautiful gardens of the historic district follows. Along the way the characters sample some of Charleston's most famous dish — She Crab soup.

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Review: Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak Bandits by Michael D. Beil

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A Mysterious Review of Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak Bandits by Michael D. Beil. A Lantern Sam Mystery.

Review summary: This book is a superb blend of mystery and adventure with an imaginative twist of a cat being able to communicate with an 11-year-old boy, one that may seem a little far-fetched but is handled credibly and with liberal doses of good humor. An entertaining book for its intended audience of middle-grade readers, indeed for sleuths of all ages. (Click here for text of full review.)

Our rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak Bandits Michael D. Beil

Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak Bandits
Michael D. Beil
A Lantern Sam Mystery
Knopf (April 2014)

Publisher synopsis: Lantern Sam is the wise-cracking, sarcastic, talking cat (for those who can hear him, that is) who lives onboard the Lake Erie Shoreliner train and is one of the best detectives no one knows about. He doesn't have much patience for humans (unless they bring him sardines), but when 10-year-old traveler Henry can't find his new friend, the exuberant Ellie, Sam's enlisted to help.

A ransom note is soon discovered and just like that, Sam and Henry are on the case, with the help of Clarence the Conductor (who supplies Sam's sardines). But is Ellie still on board the train? Did the salesman with his trunk full of samples sneak her off? And why does that couple keep acting so suspicious?

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Small Town Spin, A Headlines in High Heels Mystery by LynDee Walker, Now at a Special Price

Small Town Spin by LynDee Walker

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Small Town Spin by LynDee Walker, now available at a special price, courtesy of the publisher, Henery Press.

The ebook format of this title was priced at $2.99 from the listed vendors (below) as of the date and time of this post (04/16/2014 at 4:30 PM ET). Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

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Small Town Spin by LynDee Walker

Small Town Spin by LynDee Walker
A Headlines in High Heels Mystery (3rd in series)
Publisher: Henery Press

Read our review of Small Town Spin by LynDee Walker

When a superstar athlete's son turns up dead in a tiny town on the Virginia coast, crime reporter Nichelle Clarke gets the inside scoop. But she quickly spies a gaping hole her inner Lois Lane cannot ignore.

Determined to unravel the mystery, Nichelle fights off paparazzi cameras and an unexpected rival. She uncovers an illegal moonshine operation, a string of copycat suicides, and a slew of closets stacked with more skeletons than slingbacks. Chasing a killer who's a breath from getting away with murder, Nichelle realizes too late the culprit has her number — and it might be up.

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A New MystereBook: In Cold Blood by Mark Dawson

New MystereBooks (Mystery eBooks)

Here is 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 April 2014 priced $4.99 or less …

In Cold Blood by Mark Dawson is the first in the Blood & Roses series, an action-packed thriller about ruthless betrayal and bloodthirsty vengeance.

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In Cold Blood by Mark Dawson

In Cold Blood by Mark Dawson
A Beatrix Rose Thriller
Publisher: Unputdownable
Publication Date: April 15, 2014
Price: $2.99 (as of 04/16/14 4:00 PM ET)

Beatrix Rose was the most dangerous assassin in an off-the-books government kill squad until her former boss betrayed her. A decade later, she emerges from the Hong Kong underworld with payback on her mind. They gunned down her husband and kidnapped her daughter, and now the debt needs to be repaid. It's a blood feud she didn't start but she is going to finish.

Beatrix has already crossed one name off her Kill List. Her second target is a mercenary being held hostage by Somali terrorists. Can she infiltrate the most dangerous failed state on the planet and scrub him off the List, too?

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A Siege of Bitterns by Steve Burrows, a New 1st in Series Mystery Introducing Domenic Jejeune

A Siege of Bitterns by Steve Burrows, a First in Series Mystery

We are pleased to present you with one of this month's new 1st in Series mysteries: A Siege of Bitterns by Steve Burrows and introducing Domenic Jejeune.

What we know about the character: Inspector Domenic Jejeune's success has made him a poster boy for the UK Police Services. The problem is, Jejeune doesn't really want to be a detective at all; he much prefers watching birds.

For more information about his first case, see a synopsis of the book, below.

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A Siege of Bitterns by Steve Burrows

A Siege of Bitterns by Steve Burrows
Series: Domenic Jejeune, Birder
Publisher: Dundurn
Format(s): Trade Paperback, eBook

Recently reassigned to the small Norfolk town of Saltmarsh, located in the heart of Britain's premier birding country, Jejeune's two worlds collide when he investigates the grisly murder of a prominent ecological activist. His ambitious police superintendent foresees a blaze of welcome publicity, but she begins to have her doubts when Jejeune's most promising theory involves a feud over birdwatching lists. A second murder only complicates matters.

To unravel this mystery, Jejeune must deal with unwelcome public acclaim, the mistrust of colleagues, and his own insecurities. In the case of the Saltmarsh birder murders, the victims may not be the only casualties.

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