Monday, July 27, 2015

Thoreau at Devil's Perch, A Henry David Thoreau Mystery by B. B. Oak, Now Available at a Special Price

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Thoreau at Devil's Perch by B. B. Oak

Thoreau at Devil's Perch by B. B. Oak

A Henry David Thoreau Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Kensington

Price: $2.99 (as of 07/27/2015 at 8:00 PM ET).

Thoreau at Devil's Perch by B. B. Oak, Amazon Kindle format

The lush, overgrown banks of Massachusetts's Assabet river are the ideal place for Dr. Adam Walker to find coveted medicinal plants for his remedies. But on one balmy August morning he finds something very different. A stranger, identifying himself as Henry David Thoreau of nearby Walden Pond, approaches and entreats Adam to accompany him upriver. He has discovered the body of a young black man at the base of the cliff known as Devil's Perch. As they examine the broken corpse and the surrounding scene, both men become convinced that the unfortunate victim was dead long before he fell. Yet the coroner's jury insists otherwise, dismissing the matter as an accident.

Angered by the injustice, Adam and his lovely cousin Julia Bell agree to assist Thoreau in investigating. Adam notes in his new friend all the makings of a great detective — an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world, uncanny observational skills, a sharp instinct for detecting human foibles. As the case progresses, the mysteries only deepen and there is no mistaking the brutal slaying of a womanizing army captain as anything other than the coldest murder. Journeying from their tranquil village to Boston's most disreputable district, they gradually uncover the monstrous truth — even while a vicious killer prepares to end their inquiry for good …

Thoreau at Devil's Perch by B. B. Oak

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Review: Further Adventures of Carlotta Carlyle by Linda Barnes

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A Mysterious Review of Further Adventures of Carlotta Carlyle by Linda Barnes. Three Mystery Stories.

Review summary: Three previously published short stories, all featuring Boston cab driver and sometime private investigator Carlotta Carlyle, are collected in this single volume, and include her first appearance in an Anthony Award-winning story. A solid introduction to the character and series as a whole. (Click here for text of full review.)

Our rating: 4 of 5 stars

Further Adventures of Carlotta Carlyle Linda Barnes

Further Adventures of Carlotta Carlyle
Linda Barnes
Three Mystery Stories
Open Road (July 2015)

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Publisher synopsis: Struggling PI Carlotta Carlyle drives a cab at night to make ends meet. She's almost done with the night shift when a fare tries to rob her, and her moonlighting gig becomes a crime scene. Unfortunately for the thief, nothing ruffles Carlotta. As she figures out why she was targeted, she uncovers startling information. Whether Carlotta is flying cross-country to safeguard a blues musician's priceless guitar or stopping a killing at Fenway Park, this flame-haired, six-foot-one detective knows to never let a felony get in the way of a good time.

In these three stories — "Lucky Penny," "Miss Gibson," and "Stealing First," — acclaimed author Linda Barnes demonstrates precisely what makes Carlotta Carlyle one of mystery fiction's most distinctive and engaging private detectives.

In For The Kill, A Frank Quinn Mystery by John Lutz, Now Available at a Special Price

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In For The Kill by John Lutz

In For The Kill by John Lutz

A Frank Quinn Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: Pinnacle

Price: $1.99 (as of 07/27/2015 at 7:00 PM ET).

In For The Kill by John Lutz, Amazon Kindle format

A madman is stalking women in the city. By the time his victims are found, they've been dismembered with careful precision, their limbs stacked into a gruesome pyramid and completely cleansed of every last drop of blood.

Accustomed to working on the most grisly homicides, detective Frank Quinn's nerves don't rattle easily. But when the last names of the killer's victims spell out "Q-u-i-n-n," the veteran cop feels a chill run down his spine. Then a fresh victim is linked to the one woman Quinn can't stop desiring. Hunting down killers is what Quinn does best. But this time, Quinn is up against a psychopath that will test him as never before …

In For The Kill by John Lutz

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New This Week: The Rig, A High Seas Thriller by Steve Rollins

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The Rig by Steve Rollins

The Rig by Steve Rollins

A High Seas Thriller

Publisher: Steve Rollins

Price: 99¢ (as of 07/27/2015 at 6:30 PM ET).

The Rig by Steve Rollins, Amazon Kindle format

Thirty-three miles off the coast of San Clemente, California, a massive, futuristic oil rig called "The City" is populated with workers and even shops, apartments, theaters, and restaurants. Fully operational, there's just one problem. It has yet to strike oil. Dependent on external energy, instead of its planned wind and solar power, it becomes imperative that oil be discovered as soon as possible. The City is bleeding money … and fast. Subsidies are running out and the oil rig project is attracting the negative attention of environmentalists. The City's marine biologists, Joy Harper and Wes Canfield, are the perfect foils for each other, personally and professionally.

Joy has a thing for Wes, not that he notices. Also on the research team is Dave, their nerdy tech support guy with a thing for Joy. Their job is to dive deep under the rig and take soil and water samples before drilling commences each day. With no oil in sight, the location is scrapped and plans are made to move the rig. Enter Sheila Briggs, a meteorologist and expert on tornadoes. A senator who has her in his back pocket asks her to go to The City to check out their research. Meanwhile, an activist wants to prove that the project is an environmental disaster and, with his dubious cohorts, makes a plan to expose the debacle. Only, things don't go as planned. And, just as the danger heats up, the unexpected happens.

The clock is always ticking on this exciting adventure thriller that has an eclectic ensemble cast with different agendas and the skills, motives, and opportunities to carry them out. But which faction will prevail? And will The City thrive and survive? Will they?

The Rig by Steve Rollins

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Accused, A Rosato & Associates Novel by Lisa Scottoline, Now Available at a Special Price

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Accused by Lisa Scottoline

Accused by Lisa Scottoline

A Rosato & Associates Novel (12th in series)

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Price: $2.99 (as of 07/27/2015 at 6:00 PM ET).

Accused by Lisa Scottoline, Amazon Kindle format

Mary DiNunzio has just been promoted to partner and is about to take on her most unusual case yet, brought to the firm by a thirteen-year-old genius with a penchant for beekeeping. Allegra Gardner's sister Fiona was murdered six years ago, and it seemed like an open-and-shut case: the accused, Lonnie Stall, was seen fleeing the scene; his blood was on Fiona and her blood was on him; most damningly, Lonnie Stall pleaded guilty. But Allegra believes Lonnie is innocent and has been wrongly imprisoned.

The Gardner family is one of the most powerful in the country and Allegra's parents don't believe in reopening the case, so taking it on is risky. But the Rosato & Associates firm can never resist an underdog. Was justice really served all those years ago? It will take a team of unstoppable female lawyers, plus one thirteen-year-old genius, to find out.

Accused by Lisa Scottoline

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New This Week: Descent, A Stone Mountain Mystery by Kristina Stanley

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Descent by Kristina Stanley

Descent by Kristina Stanley

A Stone Mountain Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Imajin Books

Price: $4.99 (as of 07/27/2015 at 5:30 PM ET).

Descent by Kristina Stanley, Amazon Kindle format

When Kalin Thompson is promoted to Director of Security at Stone Mountain Resort, she soon becomes entangled in the high-profile murder investigation of an up-and-coming Olympic-caliber skier. There are more suspects with motives than there are gates on the super-G course, and danger mounts with every turn.

Kalin's boss orders her to investigate. Her boyfriend wants her to stay safe and let the cops do their job. Torn between loyalty to friends and professional duty, Kalin must look within her isolated community to unearth the killer's identity.

Descent by Kristina Stanley

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Lucky Stiff, A Mattie Winston Mystery by Annelise Ryan, Now Available at a Special Price

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Lucky Stiff by Annelise Ryan

Lucky Stiff by Annelise Ryan

A Mattie Winston Mystery (4th in series)

Publisher: Kensington

Price: $1.99 (as of 07/27/2015 at 5:00 PM ET).

Lucky Stiff by Annelise Ryan, Amazon Kindle format

This is one of over 30 mysteries published by Kensington that are currently discounted to $1.99 each!

It's Christmas Day in the sleepy town of Sorenson, Wisconsin, but instead of unwrapping presents, deputy coroner Mattie Winston is at the burnt remains of a house, where a charred body has been found. The victim is none other than Jack Allen — a paraplegic who recently won a huge casino jackpot. Upon closer inspection, Mattie and detective Steve Hurley are convinced Jack was murdered to steal his winnings, giving the phrase Black Jack a whole new meaning …

But as Mattie investigates, even her cutting-edge forensic skills keep coming up short in a case with as many suspects as twists. After her odds-on-favorite turns up dead, Mattie and Hurley must race to find a killer before another victim cashes in his chips.

Lucky Stiff by Annelise Ryan

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New This Week: Fleeting Promise, An Enescu Fleet Mystery by Sherban Young

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Fleeting Promise by Sherban Young

Fleeting Promise by Sherban Young

An Enescu Fleet Mystery (5th in series)

Publisher: MysteryCaper Press

Price: $2.99 (as of 07/27/2015 at 4:30 PM ET).

Fleeting Promise by Sherban Young, Amazon Kindle format

The world is changing for John Hathaway, newlywed and occasional PI. He has a wife who is pushing to start a family, a best friend who is keeping a secret from him and a mentor who may soon be dropping the prefix on his semiretirement. Even the number of Maltese dogs in his life has doubled.

Fortunately for Hath, there are some things that never change. Invited to a restaurant opening, he immediately lands in the midst of another zesty murder. Apparently, he's not the only one with a taste for the past. An old foe has emerged, and everyone will need to watch their backs.

Fleeting Promise by Sherban Young

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Antiques Con, A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery by Barbara Allan, Now Available at a Special Price

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Antiques Con by Barbara Allan

Antiques Con by Barbara Allan

A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery (8th in series)

Publisher: Kensington

Price: $1.99 (as of 07/27/2015 at 4:00 PM ET).

Antiques Con by Barbara Allan, Amazon Kindle format

This is one of over 30 mysteries published by Kensington that are currently discounted to $1.99 each!

Small-town sleuths Brandy and Vivian Borne — with their trusty shih tzu, Sushi — head for a Big Apple comics convention to sell a rare 1940s Superman drawing. When an intruder breaks into their hotel suite, their madcap Manhattan misadventure is only beginning. Soon the out-of-towners stumble onto a murder victim impaled by a pen-shaped award. Villains abound — from cartoonists to crime bosses — creating a jumble of clues.

Brandy and Vivian will leave no comic-book page unturned in their race to trap a ruthless killer.

Antiques Con by Barbara Allan

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Never Die Alone by Lisa Jackson, New on the Mystery Bookshelf during July 2015

New on the Mystery Bookshelf during July 2015 …

Never Die Alone by Lisa Jackson

Never Die Alone by Lisa Jackson, A Reuben Montoya and Rick Bentz Mystery (8th in series)

Publisher: Zebra

Never Die Alone by Lisa Jackson, Amazon Kindle format

It should be the best day of their lives. Too bad they never get to see it. On the cusp of their twenty-first birthday, he strikes. His victims are always twins, their ritualistic murders planned in exquisite detail, down to the moment when they breathe their last together …

A possibly innocent man is in prison, and Brianna Hayward needs to convince the New Orleans police. Not just to free her cousin, but to save others who will suffer until the true culprit is found. Reporter Jase Bridges is intrigued. It's a story that could make his career — as long as Brianna never guesses the secret in Jase's past …

Detective Rick Bentz had doubts about the "21" conviction when he worked the case in L.A. Now the real murderer may be loose in Bentz's backyard. Twin sisters from All Saints College have vanished on the eve of their twenty-first birthday. And as Bentz and his partner, Reuben Montoya, desperately follow the trail, a killer prepares to unite his next victims in death forever …

Never Die Alone by Lisa Jackson

To see more new paperback titles scheduled to be published this month, visit The Mystery Bookshelf for July 2015. For new hardcover mysteries, visit New Mysteries where for a list of July 2015 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers is provided.

Death of a Dog Whisperer, A Melanie Travis Mystery by Laurien Berenson, Now Available at a Special Price

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Death of a Dog Whisperer by Laurien Berenson

Death of a Dog Whisperer by Laurien Berenson

A Melanie Travis Mystery (17th in series)

Publisher: Kensington

Price: $1.99 (as of 07/27/2015 at 3:00 PM ET).

Death of a Dog Whisperer by Laurien Berenson, Amazon Kindle format

This is one of over 30 mysteries published by Kensington that are currently discounted to $1.99 each!

Between her boisterous sons and a house full of Poodles, there's never a dull moment for Melanie Travis. But no matter how hectic life gets, she can always pick up the scent of a howling good mystery — and she'll stop at nothing to dig up the truth …

It's summer in Connecticut, and Melanie's life has become an endless string of dog shows, soccer camp, and the antics of her energetic toddler. She hardly has time to pay much attention to her Aunt Peg's new protégé, Nick Walden, a self-proclaimed "dog whisperer" with an uncanny gift for decoding dog-speak. The well-heeled dog owners of Fairfield County are lapping up his alleged talents, anxious to discover exactly what their pampered pets are thinking — that is until the pooches start spilling their secrets.

When Nick is discovered dead in his home, his sister Claire enlists Melanie to help track down the killer. Now, as she juggles the demands of marriage and motherhood — not to mention her six beloved Poodles — Melanie can scarcely even begin to nose through the growing list of suspects. But just when she thinks she's barking up the wrong tree, she'll find herself face to face with a purebred murderer …

Death of a Dog Whisperer by Laurien Berenson

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Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay, New in Bookstores during July 2015

Today's featured new hardcover mystery, suspense, or thriller title scheduled to be published during July 2015 is …

Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay

Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay, A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: NAL

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After his wife's death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood has no choice but to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David believes his life is in free fall, and he can't find a way to stop his descent.

Then he comes across a family secret of epic proportions. A year after a devastating miscarriage, David's cousin Marla has continued to struggle. But when David's mother asks him to check on her, he's horrified to discover that she's been secretly raising a child who is not her own — a baby she claims was a gift from an "angel" left on her porch.

When the baby's real mother is found murdered, David can't help wanting to piece together what happened — even if it means proving his own cousin's guilt. But as he uncovers each piece of evidence, David realizes that Marla's mysterious child is just the tip of the iceberg.

Other strange things are happening. Animals are found ritually slaughtered. An ominous abandoned Ferris wheel seems to stand as a warning that something dark has infected Promise Falls. And someone has decided that the entire town must pay for the sins of its past … in blood.

Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay

For a list of more new hardcover titles to be published this month, visit our New Mysteries page for July 2015. For new paperback mysteries, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where a selection of July 2015 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers are shelved.

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