Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Turbulent Priest, A Percy Peach Mystery by J. M. Gregson, New This Week from Endeavour Press

A Turbulent Priest by J. M. Gregson

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 …

A Turbulent Priest by J. M. Gregson

A Percy Peach Mystery (4th in series)

Publisher: Endeavour Press

Price: $3.99 (as of 10/22/2014 at 5:30 PM ET).

A Turbulent Priest by J. M. Gregson, Amazon Kindle format

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After five weeks of dry weather, the fields and roads of Lancashire are suddenly flooded by heavy Bank Holiday rain. Roads are blocked, streams become impassable, and debris that has lain stagnant in the summer weeks is uprooted. Among that debris — a body. Detective Inspector Peach, with the help of Detective Sergeant Lucy Blake, must solve a case that, had it not been for the freak weather, would have lain undiscovered for years.

The body is identified as Father John Bickerstaffe. But who would want to kill a man of religion who was widely respected in the local community? As DI Peach and DS Blake delve into the life of the Priest, they soon discover that he is not the only victim in this case …

When the Bishop Hogan summons them to reveal shocking details of the secret life of Father Bickerstaffe, they realise that he had a terrible secret. A secret which caused not only his downfall, but also his death. Recently disgraced, Father Bickerstaffe left a wealth of potential killers in his wake.

As the case unravels, and the potential suspects stretch from religion to politics, DI Peach and DS Blake must ask, how far would a parent go to protect, or to avenge, their child?

A Turbulent Priest by J. M. Gregson

Review: The Sun Is God by Adrian McKinty

Mysterious Reviews: Reviews of New Mysteries, Novels of Suspense, and Thrillers

A Mysterious Review of The Sun Is God by Adrian McKinty.

Review summary: The contributing elements to this true story-based murder mystery are intriguing, from well-developed lead characters to a vividly described colonial island setting at the turn of the 20th century, but the storyline itself lacks dimension and isn't all that interesting or compelling. (Click here for text of full review.)

Our rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Sun Is God Adrian McKinty

The Sun Is God
Adrian McKinty
Seventh Street Books (September 2014)

Publisher synopsis: Colonial New Guinea — 1906: a small group of mostly German nudists live an extreme back-to-nature existence on the remote island of Kabakon. Eating only coconuts and bananas, they purport to worship the sun. One of their members — Max Lutzow — has recently died, allegedly from malaria. But an autopsy on his body in the nearby capital of Herbertshöhe raises suspicions about foul play.

Retired British military police officer Will Prior is recruited to investigate the circumstances of Lutzow's death. At first, the eccentric group seems friendly and willing to cooperate with the investigation. They all insist that Lutzow died of malaria. Despite lack of evidence for a murder, Prior is convinced that the group is hiding something.

Things come to a head during a late-night feast supposedly given as a send-off for the visitors before they return to Herbertshöhe. Prior fears that the intent of the "celebration" is not to fete the visitors but to make them the latest murder victims.

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Finding Jessica, A Rose Chandler Mystery by Parker Riggs, New This Week from Mainly Murder Press

Finding Jessica by Parker Riggs

Whether you are seeking cozies, quirky character studies, hard-boiled detectives, or lively amateur sleuths, Mainly Murder Press offers mystery fans the best of today's new authors in this popular genre.

In this post, we've selected one of their recently published titles to feature here today …

Finding Jessica by Parker Riggs

A Rose Chandler Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Mainly Murder Press

Price: $2.99 (as of 10/22/2014 at 4:30 PM ET).

Finding Jessica by Parker Riggs, Amazon Kindle format

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What happens to gorgeous, red-haired, ex-CIA agent Rose Chandler when she takes on internationally acclaimed artist, Barrington Bigelow, as her new client? Trouble, big trouble.

Summer's heating up, and so is the search for Barrington's past love, Jessica. The small town of Haven has two murders in its otherwise peaceful midst, and Rose has to face a wicked demon from her past.

With a maddening FBI agent breathing down her neck, and hidden identities to unravel, she's got a score to settle, a deadly secret to face, and a decision to make that threatens to change her life forever.

Finding Jessica by Parker Riggs

Dying to Read, A Cate Kinkaid Mystery by Lorena McCourtney, Now Available at a Special Price

Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney

Omnimystery News is always searching for newly discounted mystery, suspense, thriller and crime novels for our readers to enjoy. Today, we're pleased to present the following title, now available at a special price courtesy of the publisher, Revell …

Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney

A Cate Kinkaid Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Revell

Price: $0.99 (as of 10/22/2014 at 4:00 PM ET).

Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney, Amazon Kindle format

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Cate Kinkaid is just dipping her toe into the world of private investigating until one of the many résumés she has floating around lands her a real job. All she has to do is determine that a particular woman lives at a particular address. Simple, right?

When the big and brooding house happens to contain a dead body, this routine PI job turns out to be anything but simple. Is Cate in over her head?

Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney

Shadows at Predator Reef by Franklin W. Dixon, a New Hardy Boys Adventures Mystery for Cadet Sleuths

Shadows at Predator Reef by Franklin W. Dixon

Omnimystery News is pleased to present in this post a new First Clues: Mysteries for Kids series title published this month …

Shadows at Predator Reef by Franklin W. Dixon

Series: Hardy Boys Adventures

Publisher: Aladdin

Format(s): Paperback, eBook

Recommended for Cadet Sleuths, Ages 10 to 12

Shadows at Predator Reef by Franklin W. Dixon, Amazon Kindle format

For more information about the book, see a synopsis, below.

When Frank wins an internship at the Bayport Aquarium, he's stoked at the chance to not only earn school credit, but to also geek out about one of his favorite subjects — aquatic life. And his brother Joe is equally jazzed about taking scuba diving lessons from the super-cute instructor, Aly. But both boys' excitement comes screeching to a halt when the aquarium's most valuable asset goes missing: a rare two-hundred-pound sea turtle named Captain Hook.

Frank and Joe stumble upon a network of underground tunnels hidden beneath Bayport … and realize the aquarium is a secret entry point. Could the aquarium be the newest target of a sinister aquatic smuggling ring? And can the boys snag the gang's mastermind before they end up in treacherous waters?

Shadows at Predator Reef by Franklin W. Dixon