Saturday, November 01, 2014

Today's Mystery and Suspense Update from Big Fish Games (141101)

Big Fish Games

Here is today's mystery and suspense update from Big Fish Games …

• The New Release is Dark Realm: Queen of Flames.

• The Daily Deal is Haunted Hotel: Eclipse, just $2.99 today only!

• The current Catch of the Week is Silent Scream II: The Bride, just $2.99 through Sunday, November 02, 2014 only.

• Today's Special Deal — Fall Sale! All Games Are 60% Off this weekend only! Use coupon code FALL at check-out to purchase any Collector's Edition game for $7.99 or use coupon code LEAVES for Standard Edition games at just $3.99. Offer valid through November 2nd, 2014 only until 11:59 PM PT.

Visit the Omnimystery Entertainment Network for more games of mystery and suspense!

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Dark Realm: Queen of Flames

The New Release is Dark Realm: Queen of Flames

The evening started like any other in your village. But without warning, a group of mysterious figures arrives and reduces the town to flames and rubble. What are they … and who is controlling them? Your only way to find out is to flee the village and seek help from the Queen. But you'll have to lie low to avoid becoming another minion of the flame banshees. Use special abilities and power-ups to make your way through a mystical world in this thrilling Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure!

A sample version is available to download and play for free for one hour. Also available for  Mac.

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Haunted Hotel: Eclipse

Today's Daily Deal is Haunted Hotel: Eclipse

You and your renowned partner James have been called to investigate a strange disturbance at a hotel, but the maid says the guests are all monsters. What's happened here, and does she really mean that literally?

A sample version is available to download and play for free for one hour. Also available for  Mac.

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Silent Scream II: The Bride

The current Catch of the Week is Silent Scream II: The Bride

Jessica would never imagine that her big day would turn out to be a nightmare; they had an accident and Jonathan McNealy, her husband, is missing. Things just got more and more bizarre when she encountered a mysterious girl who seemed to be leading her to Jonathan. Jessica had a feeling that the girl was connected to Jonathan. Did she cause the car accident in the first place? Return to the abandoned mansion and search for clues.

A sample version is available to download and play for free for one hour. Also available for  Mac.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Prosecco Pink, A Franki Amato Mystery by Traci Andrighetti, New This Week from Gemma Halliday

Prosecco Pink by Traci Andrighetti

Gemma Halliday Publishing is a boutique publisher of light-hearted mystery, romantic suspense and romantic comedy novels, perfect for popping into your beach bag for a weekend away or cozying up beside a warm fire for a quiet night in.

We've selected one of their recently published titles to feature here today …

Prosecco Pink by Traci Andrighetti

A Franki Amato Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: Gemma Halliday Presents

Price: $0.99 (as of 10/31/2014 at 4:30 PM ET).

Prosecco Pink by Traci Andrighetti, Amazon Kindle format

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For Franki Amato, life in New Orleans is anything but "The Big Easy." When she met handsome bank executive Bradley Hartmann, she knew she'd finally found a man she could trust. But she can't say the same for his sexy new secretary, who is about as trustworthy as Mata Hari and every bit as seductive. Meanwhile, Franki's best friend and employer, Veronica Maggio, has named her the lead investigator in the murder of a gorgeous cosmetics CEO who was found lying dead in the master bedroom of a historic plantation home.

Now the pressure is on Franki to figure out what a bottle of pink lip gloss and the legend of a pink diamond have to do with the bizarre killing. The problem is that the plantation is notorious for being haunted, and Franki is less than enthusiastic about the prospect of meeting a ghost. Adding to her stress, her Sicilian grandma is up to her usual meddling antics — this time planning Franki's engagement to Bradley before he's even considered popping the question. As Bradley grows distant and plantation employees begin dropping like Southern belles during a sweltering summer, Franki turns to a psychic with a phobia of ghosts to solve the mysterious murders and her own relationship fears.

Prosecco Pink by Traci Andrighetti

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