Friday, October 31, 2014

New This Week: Lost, A Novel of Suspense by Richard Barre

Lost by Richard Barre

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 October 2014 and priced $4.99 or less …

Lost by Richard Barre

A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: Down & Out Books

Price: $4.99 (as of 10/31/2014 at 3:30 PM ET).

Lost by Richard Barre, Amazon Kindle format

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Who hasn't dreamed it? Lost in today's siren-scream world, coming apart at the seams, the chance to ditch the pressure and find … yourself.

For the fragmenting Metcalfs — long-adrift Ben, world-class sailor Kate, coming-of-age Shay — a friend's sailboat, warm breezes, and tropical waters is a dream come true.

Until the nightmare finds them …

Lost by Richard Barre

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith, New in Bookstores during October 2014

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith

Today's featured new hardcover mystery, suspense, or thriller title scheduled to be published during October 2014 is …

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith, a Precious Ramotswe, No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Mystery (15th in series)

Publisher: Pantheon

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For a list of more new hardcover titles to be published this month, visit our New Mysteries page for October 2014. For new paperback mysteries, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where a selection of October 2014 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers are shelved.

More about our featured title, below …

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency often helps people find things they have lost. But they have never had to help a client find herself — until now …

A kindhearted brother and sister have taken in a woman known only as "Mrs." — a woman with no memory of her name or of how she came to Botswana. And so it's up to Precious Ramotswe and her new co-director, Grace Makutsi, to discover the woman's identity.

Meanwhile, motherhood proves to be no obstacle to Mma Makutsi's professional success. As she settles into her role as partner at the agency, she also launches a new enterprise of her own: the Handsome Man's De Luxe Café, a restaurant for Gaborone's most fashionable diners. But even Miss 97 Per Cent isn't fully prepared for the temperamental chefs, drunken waiters, and other challenges that come with running one's own business. Help may come from an unexpected source, if only Mma Makutsi can swallow her pride and ask.

And next door to the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni is all too familiar with the difficult decisions of business owners. He is finally forced to make a tough choice, one that will bring major changes to both Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors and the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency — and that will require all of Mma Ramotswe's finesse and patience to sort out.

With sympathy and indefatigable good humor, Mma Ramotswe and her friends see one another through these major changes and discover along the way what true friendship really means.

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith

A Special Halloween Flow Chart from Minotaur Books

Berkley Prime Crime

Today is, of course, Halloween and Minotaur Books has produced a themed flowchart to help you select one (or more) of its mystery and suspense titles. (Click on the image, below, for a larger version.)

We've enjoyed many of these books ourselves, and you really can't go wrong with any of them. So have fun finding the perfect mystery for you!

And Happy Halloween!

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Halloween Flow Chart from Minotaur Books

Treacherous Tart by Ellie Grant, New on the Mystery Bookshelf during October 2014

Treacherous Tart by Ellie Grant

New on the Mystery Bookshelf during October 2014 …

Treacherous Tart by Ellie Grant

A Maggie Grady, Pie in the Sky Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: Pocket Books

Treacherous Tart by Ellie Grant, Amazon Kindle format

To see more new paperback titles scheduled to be published this month, visit The Mystery Bookshelf for October 2014. For new hardcover mysteries, visit New Mysteries where for a list of October 2014 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers is provided.

More about our featured title, below …

A modern-day Lothario is shot dead, and it's up to Maggie to clear her aunt and partner-in-pie from the suspect list …

It's Christmastime at Pie in the Sky, Aunt Clara's pie shop, and she has a new beau, Donald Wickerson, who loves her Marvelous Mince Pies.

Unfortunately, it seems that this holiday, Donald might only be interested in Aunt Clara for her money. Ryan and Maggie research his background and find he's had several wives who met with unfortunate "accidents" that left him wealthier. Now they have to convince Aunt Clara that her boyfriend is after more than just her pie recipes.

When Donald stumbles into Pie in the Sky and dies after being shot, Aunt Clara is devastated — and also a suspect, since everyone in Durham knows about Donald from Ryan's newspaper article. Now Maggie and Ryan will have to prove that someone else in the long list of people he'd wronged finally got the courage to end his life.

Treacherous Tart by Ellie Grant

Organized for Homicide, A Kate McKenzie, Organized Mystery by Ritter Ames, Now Available at a Special Price

Organized for Homicide by Ritter Ames

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, Gemma Halliday …

Organized for Homicide by Ritter Ames

A Kate McKenzie, Organized Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: Gemma Halliday

Price: $0.99 (as of 10/31/2014 at 1:00 PM ET).

Organized for Homicide by Ritter Ames, Amazon Kindle format

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Organization expert Kate McKenzie is looking forward to her newest consignment: organize the cross-country move for a divorced father and his two children. But when a dead body turns up, Kate's carefully organized plans are thrown into chaos. Was it an accident? Or murder?

Kate aims to find out and ends up falling more emotionally involved than she'd expected when the victim's teenaged daughter becomes the police's lead suspect. As a mother herself, she just can't let the girl not only lose a mother but possibly lose her freedom and future as well.

While the police follow the chain of evidence, Kate follows her gut, leading her on a dangerous investigation that could result in more than one death if she doesn't watch her step …

Organized for Homicide by Ritter Ames