Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Review: From the Queen by Carolyn Hart

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A Mysterious Review of From the Queen by Carolyn Hart. A Bibliomystery Short Story.

Review summary: The plot unfolds quickly in this bibliomystery short story but with enough time to present several suspects for the theft of a rare book for consideration. The resolution to the crime is cleverly revealed, with series character Annie Darling playing the role of amateur sleuth. A strong addition to this collection. (Click here for text of full review.)

Our rating: 4 of 5 stars

From the Queen Carolyn Hart

From the Queen
Carolyn Hart
A Bibliomystery Short Story
Mysterious Press (August 2015)

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Publisher synopsis: Everyone dreams of stumbling upon a long-lost treasure in the attic or inheriting a fortune from some distant relative. But for Ellen Gallagher, the impoverished owner of a thrift shop in South Carolina, that dream comes true. She finds in her possession a first edition of Agatha Christie's Poirot Investigates that has been signed by the author … and inscribed to the Queen of England. When the book disappears from her shop, Ellen must call on her friend Annie Darling, owner of the mystery bookstore Death on Demand, to track it down.

Fine Dining, A Trudie Fine Mystery by Gale Deitch, Now Available at a Special Price

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Fine Dining by Gale Deitch

Fine Dining by Gale Deitch

A Trudie Fine Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: Rosedale Press

Price: 99¢ (as of 09/02/2015 at 7:00 PM ET).

Fine Dining by Gale Deitch, Amazon Kindle format

Trudie Fine's romantic dinner with Detective Daniel Goldman is cut short by a gruesome murder. When her good friend May Dubois is discovered sitting by the body of her dead brother, holding a bloody knife, the case seems as cut and dried as sliced okra. From the start, however, Trudie believes in her friend and sets out to prove May's innocence.

But if May isn't the killer, who is?

Taking over as temporary manager at May's New Orleans-themed restaurant to do some sleuthing plunges Trudie into a jambalaya of dangerous waters.

Fine Dining by Gale Deitch

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New This Week: Hanover House, The Hanover House Chronicles by Brenda Novak

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 …

Hanover House by Brenda Novak

Hanover House by Brenda Novak

The Hanover House Chronicles

Publisher: Brenda Novak

Price: $3.99 (as of 09/02/2015 at 6:30 PM ET).

Hanover House by Brenda Novak, Amazon Kindle format

Psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot has dedicated her life to solving the mysteries of the antisocial mind. Why do psychopaths act as they do? How do they come to be? Why don't they feel any remorse for the suffering they cause? And are there better ways of spotting and stopping them?

After having been kidnapped, tortured and left for dead when she was just a teenager — by her high school boyfriend — she's determined to understand how someone she trusted so much could turn on her. So she's established a revolutionary new medical health center in the remote town of Hilltop, Alaska, where she studies the worst of the worst.

But not everyone in Hilltop is excited to have Hanover House and its many serial killers in the area. Alaskan State Trooper, Sergeant Amarok, is one of them. And yet he can't help feeling bad about what Evelyn has been through. He's even attracted to her. Which is partly why he worries.

He knows what could happen if only one little thing goes wrong …

Hanover House by Brenda Novak

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Dancing with Fire, A Novel of Romantic Suspense by Susan Kearney, Now Available at a Special Price

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Dancing with Fire by Susan Kearney

Dancing with Fire by Susan Kearney

A Novel of Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Bell Bridge Books

Price: 99¢ (as of 09/02/2015 at 6:00 PM ET).

Dancing with Fire by Susan Kearney, Amazon Kindle format

Kaylin Danner gave up everything when her mother died. Her dancing career. Her life. Her future. With her dance studio, she helps pay the bills and raise her younger sisters. When an explosion kills her father, Kaylin is suspicious of foul play. Suddenly, strangers begin asking about her father's business secrets, their home is invaded, and the family attacked. And now Kaylin has her hands full holding the family together. Who can she turn to? Who can she trust?

Sawyer Scott was her dad's partner. He wants to carry on their research, research which could change the world, literally. But Kaylin fears continuing her father's work increases the danger to her family. As they both grieve, Sawyer shows Kaylin how dependable, thoughtful, and protective he really is. Resisting the brilliant and sexy scientist is difficult. And although Kaylin tells herself she can face the hard times alone, she slowly lets down her guard. Yet even as she falls into a working partnership with Sawyer, Kaylin questions her own judgment.

Is trusting Sawyer a good decision? Will finding the missing formula lead them to her father's killer? Can she stop dancing with fire long enough to save her family and herself?

Dancing with Fire by Susan Kearney

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Sisters of Mercy, A Medical Thriller by Andrew Puckett, 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 …

Sisters of Mercy by Andrew Puckett

Sisters of Mercy by Andrew Puckett

A Medical Thriller

Publisher: Endeavour Press

Price: $3.99 (as of 09/02/2015 at 5:30 PM ET).

Sisters of Mercy by Andrew Puckett, Amazon Kindle format

Latchvale Hospital. Sister Josephine Farewell has suspicions about the deaths on her ward. As another patient dies unexpectedly, Sister Farewell begins to suspect that a serial killer is at work in the Intensive Therapy Unit. After reporting her fears to the police, Home Office investigator Tom Jones enlists Jo's help in his undercover operation. Jones is not convinced that the deaths are random. But what is the link?

As Jones and Sister Farewell investigate they find sinister connections between the patients that lead them into a world of religious fanaticism and cold-blooded manipulation …

Sisters of Mercy by Andrew Puckett

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Chasing Ava, A Bachelors of Shell Cove Novel of Romantic Suspense by Siera London, Now Available at a Special Price

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Chasing Ava by Siera London

Chasing Ava by Siera London

A Bachelors of Shell Cove Novel of Romantic Suspense (1st in series)

Publisher: PGM Press

Price: 99¢ (as of 09/02/2015 at 5:00 PM ET).

Chasing Ava by Siera London, Amazon Kindle format

Ava Walters is a pediatric nurse who doesn't do relationships. An abusive past has left her wounded, but determined to pursue her dream of becoming as a Navy Nurse. Ava is in the midst of rebuilding her life, when she is targeted by a sexual harasser who wields the power to destroy her dream before it sets sail.

Logan Masters, is an ambitious specialty surgeon whose past is riddled with betrayal. His trust in women is conditional- no secrets and no boundaries. When he comes to Ava's rescue, there is no denying the spark of attraction. Things get complicated when Logan pursues Ava, rather than the arranged relationship that holds the key to his future.

After years of being alone Ava starts to believe that love is possible under Logan's skillful touch. But Ava is harboring a secret she doesn't want exposed. Determined to guard her heart, Ava soon discovers Logan is as focused on winning her heart as she is at shielding it.

When secrets and broken alliances threaten to torpedo both their futures, how will they learn to trust and chart a new course to lasting love?

Chasing Ava by Siera London

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Indiscretion, A Novel of Suspense by Polly Iyer, New This Week from Kindle Press

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Indiscretion by Polly Iyer

Indiscretion by Polly Iyer

A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: Kindle Press

Price: $3.49 (as of 09/02/2015 at 4:30 PM ET).

Indiscretion by Polly Iyer, Amazon Kindle format

Separated from her controlling husband, romance author Zoe Swan meets a charismatic art history professor on the beach and begins a torrid affair. But who is he really? By the time Zoe finds out, she's on the run with her husband, his jewel thief brother, and a priceless painting stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

With the FBI and the murderer in pursuit, the trio heads to Boston. The only way to prove their innocence is to make a deal with the very people who want them dead.

Indiscretion by Polly Iyer

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American Sextet, A Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery by Warren Adler, Now Available at a Special Price

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American Sextet by Warren Adler

American Sextet by Warren Adler

A Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: RosettaBooks

Price: $1.99 (as of 09/02/2015 at 4:00 PM ET).

American Sextet by Warren Adler, Amazon Kindle format

Former Washington Post reporter Jason Martin knows there's something secretive going on in the high echelons of politics, and he's determined to find a way to prove it. Beautiful and naïve Dorothy Curtis becomes the key to Jason's plan, which he hopes will put them both back on track. Can he give the sextet of the most powerful men in Washington an expiration date on their greedy endeavors?

When Dorothy's body is found at the bottom of the Duke Ellington Memorial Bridge, everyone assumes it was suicide over a lover. But Fiona Fitzgerald, a top Metropolitan Police Department detective, has her doubts. Fiona knows that in this town, power and money come before love. Unfortunately, this death hits a little too close to home, and Fiona wrestles with her own feelings about love as she finds herself empathizing with Dorothy. When Fiona and Jason collide, the power lies in the truths they reveal, truths that will bring down the sextet and help them both come to terms with their own demons.

American Sextet by Warren Adler

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Law and Author by Erika Chase, New on the Mystery Bookshelf during September 2015

New on the Mystery Bookshelf during September 2015 …

Law and Author by Erika Chase

Law and Author by Erika Chase, An Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery (5th in series)

Publisher: Berkley

Law and Author by Erika Chase, Amazon Kindle format

Bob Miller, retired police chief and member of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society, is stunned by the arrival of his twenty-one-year-old granddaughter, Darla, whom he has never seen. Bob has been estranged from his own daughter for decades and hopes to make up for his absence in Darla's life. But some of the ladies of the book club find their Southern hospitality strained as they question the motives behind this sudden reunion.

After a dead man is found in Molly Mathews's backyard, their concerns grow more serious. Lizzie Turner saw Darla arguing with the stranger the day before, but when the police question her, Darla proves to be an unreliable narrator. It's up to the book club to uncover the real story … before another victim is written into the plot.

Law and Author by Erika Chase

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.

One Flew Over the Crow's Nest, A Jason Crow, West Texas Mystery by Ken Casper, Now Available at a Special Price

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One Flew Over the Crow's Nest by Ken Casper

One Flew Over the Crow's Nest by Ken Casper

A Jason Crow, West Texas Mystery (3rd in series)

Publisher: Bell Bridge Books

Price: 99¢ (as of 09/02/2015 at 3:00 PM ET).

One Flew Over the Crow's Nest by Ken Casper, Amazon Kindle format

Someone's murdered Brayton Spites!

Nobody's sorry he's dead — with one exception. A ruthless, unscrupulous businessman, notorious womanizer, and heartless father, he turned his back on his only legitimate son after the boy's grandfather abused him. So when Spites's body is found in a dark alley in Coyote Springs, the question is not who killed him, but what took so long?

Jason Crow, rancher, vintner, and double amputee, is invited to help find his biological father's murderer. He has no idea just how personal the quest is about to become. The list of suspects includes his half-brothers, Harden Spites and Kelvin Dodge, as well as Brayton's alcoholic widow, Dolly Dodge. Then there's Neldona Chance, a prostitute with a heart of gold, who shared a complex relationship with Brayton, Harden, and Kelvin.

Bodies pile up. Family tensions rise. Tempers reach the breaking point when the sheriff comes to arrest Jason's grieving and emotionally fragile mother for the murder of the profligate man she never stopped loving.

One Flew Over the Crow's Nest by Ken Casper

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The Man Who Fell from the Sky by Margaret Coel, 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 Man Who Fell from the Sky by Margaret Coel

The Man Who Fell from the Sky by Margaret Coel, a Wind River Mystery (19th in series)

Publisher: Berkley

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When Robert Walking Bear's body is found in the Wind River mountains, his death appears to be accidental — except for the fact that he had been hunting for Butch Cassidy's buried loot with a map he had gotten from his grandfather, a map believed to have been drawn by the leader of the Hole in the Wall gang himself.

It isn't long before rumors circulate that Robert was murdered by his own cousins to get the map and find the treasure themselves. Despite there being no evidence of foul play, the gossip gains credibility when both Vicky and Father John are contacted by an anonymous Arapaho claiming to have witnessed Robert's killing.

When one of Robert's cousins falls prey to another deadly accident, Vicky and Father John are convinced the victim is the witness who confided in them, and the hunt for the killer is on in earnest — before more die in search of Cassidy's cache.

The Man Who Fell from the Sky by Margaret Coel

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: New Trailer for Longmire Season 4 on Netflix

Longmire Season 4

The fourth season of Longmire is coming exclusively to Netflix on September 10th, 2015 and the streaming service has now released a new, full-length trailer for the series (below).

Based on a character created by crime novelist Craig Johnson, the series stars Robert Taylor as Walt Longmire, the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming.

"Season 4 is about second chances," said Greer Shephard, executive producer of Longmire. "Who you are as a person is defined by how you handle the second chance. Netflix has incorporated that theme in their campaign. There are a lot of ways in which people can rebuild themselves after devastating experiences. There are horrific loopholes with their tribal police and courts where they can't prosecute non-natives that commit crimes on the nation."

The first three seasons of Longmire, which originally aired on A&E, are also available to watch on Netflix.

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