Thursday, September 03, 2015

The Sign of the Book, A Cliff Janeway Mystery by John Dunning, Now Available at a Special Price

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, Scribner …

The Sign of the Book by John Dunning

The Sign of the Book by John Dunning

A Cliff Janeway Mystery (4th in series)

Publisher: Scribner

Price: $1.99 (as of 09/03/2015 at 7:00 PM ET).

The Sign of the Book by John Dunning, Amazon Kindle format

Denver bookman and ex-cop Cliff Janeway is enjoying the good life, buying and selling the books he adores as he ekes out a living in his store on seedy East Colfax. And it doesn't hurt that superstar lawyer Erin D'Angelo has joined him as a partner in both business and love.

Erin is a special lady, so it's hard for Janeway to refuse her when she asks a favor. Will he travel to the little mountain town of Paradise, Colorado, to check on one of Erin's girlhood friends who's in deep trouble? Laura Marshall sits in the county jail, accused of murdering her husband, Bobby.

The situation is delicate because Bobby and Erin were a couple before he married Laura. In fact, it was Laura's affair with Bobby that ended Erin's relationship with each of them, and the women have been estranged ever since. Now Laura has called on Erin for help, but Erin's not sure she even wants to see her onetime best friend, let alone get involved in her case. Could Janeway visit Laura on Erin's behalf and try to find out what happened the night Bobby died?

The clincher for Janeway: Bobby Marshall was a book collector, and Janeway can't resist a house full of books any more than he can resist Erin's uncharacteristic request. His normally self-sufficient girlfriend is clearly at loose ends. He drives to Paradise the next day.

Janeway soon discovers that neither he nor Erin is likely to be able to save Laura Marshall. The young wife and mother is terrified of something and has already admitted to the arresting officer — a smarmy local deputy with a huge chip on his shoulder — that she shot her husband and then tried to dispose of the bloody evidence.

But did everything really happen as Laura claims? And what about the books? Bobby had a vast library, but at a casual glance, the titles seem ordinary, even to a seasoned bookman like Janeway. Could they possibly be a motive for murder?

Janeway, Erin, and local attorney Parley McNamara discover that the case against Laura Marshall is far more complicated than it seems. Professionally, Erin must decide whether to represent Laura; and personally, whether a decades-old friendship can be resurrected. Janeway wants to know the significance of Bobby's book collection. He senses their importance, and under his careful scrutiny, the rows of unremarkable volumes could reveal a killer's motive.

The Sign of the Book by John Dunning

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New This Week: Cowboys and Indians, A Scott Cullen Crime Novel by Ed James

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 September 2015 and priced $4.99 or less …

Cowboys and Indians by Ed James

Cowboys and Indians by Ed James

A Scott Cullen Crime Novel (7th in series)

Publisher: Ed James

Price: $4.99 (as of 09/03/2015 at 6:30 PM ET).

Cowboys and Indians by Ed James, Amazon Kindle format

With a series of male rapes around Edinburgh puzzling police, a bloodied corpse is found in the shadow of Edinburgh's Dean Bridge, half-naked and battered. Who is he? Did he fall or was he pushed? Why is he handcuffed?

As the victim is identified, the case only gets murkier. Detective Sergeant Scott Cullen of Police Scotland's Edinburgh Major Investigation Team is sucked into the depths of the city's financial services sector, facing up to some old enemies and creating some new ones. Just months into his new role, Cullen is torn by the trials of a management role, putting a friendship on the line. New leads take them no further forward — too many suspects in a world where nobody trusts anyone and all are out for themselves. Can Cullen catch a killer who could be anyone?

Cowboys and Indians by Ed James

See all seven titles in the highly reviewedScott Cullen Crime Novel Series for $4.99 or less each on Kindle.

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Heinous, A Faces of Evil Novel by Debra Webb, Now Available at a Special Price

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, Pink House Press …

Heinous by Debra Webb

Heinous by Debra Webb

A Faces of Evil Novel (9th in series)

Publisher: Pink House Press

Price: $1.99 (as of 09/03/2015 at 6:00 PM ET).

Heinous by Debra Webb, Amazon Kindle format

The body count is rising. The serial killer obsessed with Birmingham's Deputy Chief Jess Harris is getting closer, and he knows Jess's secret. Can she protect the child she carries and the people she loves from Eric Spears and his followers?

The body farm discovered in a small Alabama town has many buried secrets. Is the truth about Jess's past buried there too? Will learning what really happened to her mother and father help Jess stop the killer determined to have her?

Heinous by Debra Webb

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Sham, A Michael Angel Mystery by Roger Silverwood, New This Week from Endeavour Press

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 …

Sham by Roger Silverwood

Sham by Roger Silverwood

A Michael Angel Mystery (6th in series)

Publisher: Endeavour Press

Price: $3.99 (as of 09/03/2015 at 5:30 PM ET).

Sham by Roger Silverwood, Amazon Kindle format

Detective Inspector Michael Angel is investigating two gruesome and bewildering murder cases in the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley. One of the cases involves a disturbing and staged routine that results in a death at a highly respected country club. Matters are complicated by the fact that perfectly reputable witnesses cannot agree on the straightforward matter of identifying the killer; the investigations appear farcical and doomed. The Detective Inspector is faced with multiple dead ends, station politics and a terrifying local crime family who seem to be a law unto themselves and will stop at nothing to protect their own.

With the appointment of the new, ambitious and aggressive Superintendent Strawbridge, Angel is deeply troubled and has only his instinct to rely on. To his dismay, authorised criminals are authorised to carry guns and the lines of professionalism and protection become blurred. Witness intimidation leads to another body washing up in the river, sadly to the surprise of no one. It seems that a stroke of luck is the only hope left. Angel's increasingly lucid sleep is constantly disturbed by phone calls at his home in the night as his loving wife Mary fears for his safety while he is forced to lie to her. Relying on information from potentially crooked informers, his world becomes murky and increasingly dangerous.

Risking his own life and withholding lines of enquiry from his cagey superior, everything is at stake for the Inspector as he seeks justice. While a friend becomes caught up in an alarming scam he has to knowingly persevere and prays that the next knock on his door is not news of another fatality in the terrifying sequence of events he is unravelling. But with gangsters having scores to settle, crooked police and mentally unstable young men preying on glamorous girls in the town, can Angel work it all out in time and walk away unscathed?

Sham by Roger Silverwood

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Deadly Decisions, A Temperance Brennan Mystery by Kathy Reichs, Now Available at a Special Price

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, Scribner …

Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs

Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs

A Temperance Brennan Mystery (3rd in series)

Publisher: Scribner

Price: $1.99 (as of 09/03/2015 at 5:00 PM ET).

Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs, Amazon Kindle format

Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is fatally shot on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home, and parts of her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away.

The shocking deaths propel Tempe Brennan from north to south, and deep into a shattering investigation inside the bizarre culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs — where one misstep could bring disaster for herself or someone she loves.

Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs

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New This Week: The Girl at Rosewood Hall, A Lady Jane Mystery by Annis Bell

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 September 2015 and priced $4.99 or less …

The Girl at Rosewood Hall by Annis Bell

The Girl at Rosewood Hall by Annis Bell

A Lady Jane Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: AmazonCrossing

Price: $4.99 (as of 09/03/2015 at 4:30 PM ET).

The Girl at Rosewood Hall by Annis Bell, Amazon Kindle format

On his death bed, Lord Pembroke took great care to try to ensure the future of his beautiful, unconventional niece, Lady Jane. Her debutante ball would feature the most eligible bachelors of London society. But when the night of the dance arrives, things do not go as planned.

To escape the superficial drama of the party, Jane seeks refuge in the garden of Rosewood Hall, where she discovers a gravely injured girl. With her last breath, the child beseeches Jane to find another girl, Mary, and to save her from the same fate she has suffered. Lady Jane vows to fulfill this final wish, a promise that will entangle her in a dangerous intrigue and take her from the safety of home to the hard streets of London. With the faded inscription in a tattered novel as her only physical clue, Jane sets out to investigate the region's orphanages and infiltrate London's most elegant homes. Can she save young Mary from a swiftly approaching doom?

The Girl at Rosewood Hall by Annis Bell

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Echoes from the Dead, The Oland Series by Johan Theorin, Now Available at a Special Price

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, Delta …

Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin

Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin

The Oland Series (1st in series)

Publisher: Delta

Price: $1.99 (as of 09/03/2015 at 4:00 PM ET).

Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin, Amazon Kindle format

On a gray September day, on an island off the coast of Sweden, six -year -old Jens Davidsson ventured out of his backyard, walked out into a fog, and vanished … .Now twenty years have passed, and in this magnificent debut novel of suspense — a runaway bestseller in Sweden — the boy's mother returns to the place where her son disappeared, drawn by a chilling package sent in the mail … In it, lovingly wrapped, is one of Jens' sandals — sandals Julia Davidsson put on her son's feet that very last morning.

Now, with only a handful of clues, Julia and her father are questioning islanders who were present the day Jens vanished — and making a shocking connection to Ă–land's most notorious murder case: the killing spree of a wealthy young man who fled the island and died years before Jens was even born. Suddenly the island that once seemed so achingly familiar turns strange and dangerous … Until Julia finds herself facing truths she never imagined — about what really happened on that September day twenty years ago, about who may have crossed paths with little Jens in the fog, and how a child could truly vanish without a trace … until now.

Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin

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Black Cat Crossing by Kay Finch, New on the Mystery Bookshelf during September 2015

New on the Mystery Bookshelf during September 2015 …

Black Cat Crossing by Kay Finch

Black Cat Crossing by Kay Finch, A Sabrina Tate, Bad Luck Cat Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Berkley

Black Cat Crossing by Kay Finch, Amazon Kindle format

Aspiring mystery author Sabrina Tate is about to discover that when it comes to solving murders, her new feline friend Hitchcock is a master of sleuthing …

Sabrina has never been the superstitious type. Still, when she moves to Lavender, Texas, to write her first novel and help her Aunt Rowe manage her vacation rental business, Sabrina can't avoid listening to the rumors that a local black cat is a jinx — especially after the stray in question leads her directly to the scene of a murder.

The deceased turns out to be none other than her Aunt Rowe's awful cousin Bobby Joe Flowers, a known cheat and womanizer who had no shortage of enemies. The only problem is that Aunt Rowe and Bobby Joe had quarreled just before the cousin turned up dead, leaving Rowe at the top of the long list of suspects. Now it's up to Sabrina to clear her aunt's name. Luckily for her, she's got a new sidekick, Hitchcock the Bad Luck Cat, to help her sniff out clues and stalk a killer before Aunt Rowe winds up the victim of even more misfortune …

Black Cat Crossing by Kay Finch

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

A Study in Silks, A Evelina Cooper, Baskerville Affair Mystery by Emma Jane Holloway, Now Available at a Special Price

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, Del Rey …

A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway

A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway

A Evelina Cooper, Baskerville Affair Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Del Rey

Price: 99¢ (as of 09/03/2015 at 3:00 PM ET).

A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway, Amazon Kindle format

Evelina Cooper, the niece of the great Sherlock Holmes, is poised to enjoy her first Season in London Society. But there's a murderer to deal with — not to mention missing automatons, a sorcerer, and a talking mouse …

In a Victorian era ruled by a council of ruthless steam barons, mechanical power is the real monarch and sorcery the demon enemy of the Empire. Nevertheless, the most coveted weapon is magic that can run machines — something Evelina has secretly mastered. But rather than making her fortune, her special talents could mean death or an eternity as a guest of Her Majesty's secret laboratories. What's a polite young lady to do but mind her manners and pray she's never found out?

But then there's that murder. As Sherlock Holmes's niece, Evelina should be able to find the answers, but she has a lot to learn. And the first decision she has to make is whether to trust the handsome, clever rake who makes her breath come faster, or the dashing trick rider who would dare anything for her if she would only just ask.

A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway

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The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz, New in Bookstores during September 2015

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

The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz, a Millennium Mystery (4th in series)

Publisher: Knopf

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She is the girl with the dragon tattoo — a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution.

Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker — a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it …

The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

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

Telemystery: Jesse Stone, Lost in Paradise, Premieres October 18th on Hallmark Channel

Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise

We're not at all sure how we missed this news from earlier this year, but Tom Selleck is reprising his role as Jesse Stone in a new made-for-television movie Lost in Paradise, scheduled to premiere on Hallmark Channel Sunday, October 18th, 2015 at 9 PM ET/PT. The movie will air again on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel the following Sunday.

Back in March, it was reported that Hallmark had approached Selleck to star in a 9th film based on a character created by Robert B. Parker. CBS aired eight previous movies, some adapted from books in the series, with the most recent of these produced in 2012. The current deal with Hallmark guarantees at least one more movie after Lost in Paradise.

Selleck co-wrote the screenplay of Lost in Paradise with Michael Brandman. The storyline is centered on an unsolved murder case in Boston. The local police suspect "The Boston Ripper", a killer who is already behind bars, but Stone believes the murderer is a bit closer to home, setting him off on an investigation filled with surprises and grave danger.

"Tom Selleck is a TV legend and Jesse Stone is a cornerstone franchise on our very successful Hallmark Movies & Mysteries," Crown Media Family Networks EVP Michelle Vicary said in a statement. "While unprecedented to debut a program across our networks, we want Tom's millions of fans to see one of TV's greatest actors reprise one of his best roles ever."

Watch a short preview to Lost in Paradise, below.

City of Echoes by Robert Ellis, New on the Mystery Bookshelf during September 2015

New on the Mystery Bookshelf during September 2015 …

City of Echoes by Robert Ellis

City of Echoes by Robert Ellis, A Matt Jones Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

City of Echoes by Robert Ellis, Amazon Kindle format

On Detective Matt Jones's first night working Homicide in LA, he's called to investigate a particularly violent murder case: a man has been gunned down in a parking lot off Hollywood Boulevard, his bullet-riddled body immediately pegged as the work of a serial robber who has been haunting the Strip for months. Driven by the grisliness of the killing, Jones and his hot-tempered partner, Denny Cabrera, jump headfirst into the investigation.

But as Jones uncovers evidence that links the crime to a brutal, ritualized murder that occurred eighteen months prior, he begins to suspect that there's more going on beneath the surface. When Jones discovers shocking, deep-seated corruption; a high-level cover-up; and his own personal ties to the rising body count, he's no longer sure he can trust anyone, even himself.

City of Echoes by Robert Ellis

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

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